Overview

Early childhood programs at CCFC are designed to provide children with opportunities to grow in every area of their development. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities are promoted.

Young children learn about their world through play. At CCFC, we provide environments in which children explore materials, make choices, and develop their imaginations. Through interactions with one another and with their teachers, children receive encouragement, support and mutual understanding. These early experiences foster children’s sense of self, enhance their social and intellectual skills, and build the confidence necessary for later academic learning.

Nutritious meals are provided daily. They include breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Meals are planned specifically for young children, and are designed to encourage children’s interest in health and nutrition.

Parent Involvement and Family Services are essential components of The Cross Cultural Family Center. Parent education, family support and mental health services are available for individuals and groups. Agency-wide family experiences provide opportunities for the CCFC community to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area together and to become acquainted with family-based resources and events.

 

Center Locations

Cross Cultural Family Center operates six child development centers and a consortium of family child care providers. The centers and family child care homes are located in neighborhood settings in various locations within the city of San Francisco. The centers are located as follows:

Mission/Castro/Upper MarketWestern EditionRichmond DistrictTenderloinVisitacion Valley

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Mission/Castro/Upper Market Neighborhood

Mary Lane Infant & Toddler Center
4 months - 2 years
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Western Addition Neighborhood

Bertha E. Flemming Center
Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years



Marcus Garvey Center
Ages 3 - 5 years

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Richmond District Neighborhood

Richmond I & II Centers
Ages 2 1/2 - 5 years

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Tenderloin Neighborhood

Turk Street Center
Preschool Program
Ages 3 - 5 years



Turk Street Center
School-age Program
Kindergarten - Fourth Grade

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Visitacion Valley

John King Center
Infant and Toddler Program
Ages 4 months - 3 years



Heritage Homes Center
Infant and Toddler Program
Ages 4 months - 3 years



Leland Preschool Center
Ages 3 years - 5 years



Tucker Preschool Center
Ages 3 years - 5 years



50 Raymond Center
Preschool Program
Ages 3 years - 5 years



50 Raymond Center
School-age Program
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

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Hours

Administrative Office:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

All Child Care Centers:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Holidays:
Cross Cultural Family Center is closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

In addition to the national holidays listed above (for which the agency is closed) CCFC respects and honors holidays that are significant to the cultural heritage for families and staff by providing for excused absences so children can be with their families for celebration and observance. These days are often low enrollment days and provide us an opportunity to provide our staff with holiday time off with their families as well. You may arrange for an excused absence for your child when there is a holiday relevant to your family. Usually the teacher will have a sign-up sheet. Special days may include, but are not limited to Lunar New Year, Caesar Chavez Birthday, Good Friday and Juneteenth.

Four days during the year may be designated for all staff training days and the centers will be closed. Parents will be provided advance notice of no less than two weeks. The staff training days are not covered as part of your tuition payment or contracted days of service with our agency.

 

 

A Typical Day

Good Morning!

As children arrive, teachers greet the child and family. They help older toddlers and preschoolers put their coats away and find an activity. After a brief morning health check, the children say good-bye as parents prepare to move on with their day. Let us know if you feel your child needs extra support in the morning. Parents will sign in and out at arrival and pick up times.

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How Are You?

During morning arrival, teachers conduct a daily health check, asking children how they feel that morning and observing the children for signs of illness. This is a time for parents to share any new informtion about their child’s health.

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Let’s Eat!

CCFC provides breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. We work hard to provide healthy meals that the children will enjoy and that reflect the cultural diversity of our communities. Food allegies will be accommodated.
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We work and play together

The major part of your child’s day is spent in work-play activities. Both indoor and outdoor play areas invite your child to play and learn, work individually or in small groups, and to enjoy the satis- faction of accomplishment through hands-on activities.
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We take care
of our bodies

Your child’s health is very important to us. We help the children learn to take care of their bodies by washing their hands, brushing their teeth, and using the toilet independently. A scheduled nap time is included in all of our toddler and preschool programs to ensure that children get the rest they need during the day.
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Good Bye!

As you pick up your child, we encourage you to ask about your child’s day. Being able to share stories about their experiences helps children make the transition between school and home.

 

 

Community Involvement

The Cross Cultural Family Center has worked with the San Francisco Bay Area Discovery Museum to develop a curriculum for young children and their families, "My First Museum".
The curriculum includes a guide for families of diverse backgrounds to use the museum for
family outings and it provides teaching resources for science and art activities.

All six of The Cross Cultural Family Center Pre-Kindergarten programs participate in the
San Francisco First Five, Preschool For All program (PFA)
. The program provides families
with 4 & 5 year-old children, who will be attending kindergarten the following year, with augmentation funds to offset parent fees.