Quality Connections Rated Programs

San Francisco Quality Connections encourages supportive relationships, building a caring community of learners where all children, early educators, and family members are valued and included. We support early educators to strengthen, reflect, and improve their instructional practices, helping them to create learning environments that support children’s age-appropriate growth and development.

Quality Connections measures specific elements of quality and then gives programs star ratings based on how well the program met each of the elements. A program can receive between 1 and 5 stars. Every program that participates in Quality Connections is committed to ongoing quality improvement and is receiving coaching, training, and other assistance in the areas where it wants to improve.

It is important to remember that quality ratings are one thing to consider when choosing child care. There may be other factors that are important to your family’s child care decision.

Quality Connections measures quality in these seven elements:

  1. Child Observation: How does a program use assessments to better understand what its children need to learn?
  2. Developmental and Health Screenings: How does a program check children for health and developmental concerns and follow up on any identified issues?
  3. Teacher/Family Child Care Home Qualifications: What levels of education and training do the teachers have?
  4. Teacher-Child Interactions: How do the teachers support children’s development through their interactions with them?
  5. Teacher-Child Ratios and Group Size: How many teachers and children are in each classroom?*
  6. Program Environment: How do the classrooms and materials help children’s development?
  7. Director Qualifications: What levels of education and training does the program director have?**

*Family child care homes are not measured in this element. They are required to follow licensing requirements that specify ratios and maximum group sizes.

**Family child care homes are not measured in this element. The family child care home provider’s qualifications are measured by element 3.

Child Care Centers

Child care centers are licensed and must meet California’s education requirements regulated by the State of California. Child care centers are focused on education and development for young children, and may offer:

  • Infant/toddler programs (ages 6 weeks to 2.9 years)
  • Preschool programs (ages 3-5)
  • School-age programs (ages 5-11)
  • before and after school programs (school-aged children

Schedule: Each program usually has fixed hours of operation with rare flexibility, for example Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Most do not accommodate temporary, drop-in, evening, or weekend care.

Family Child Care Home/Educator

A family child care home reflects a home-like environment where non-medical care and supervision is provided for periods of less than 24 hours. A family child care home must be in the licensee’s own home to work with children from birth to 12 years and be regulated by the State of California.

Many providers take Early Childhood/Child Development courses and actively participate in informal trainings, enroll in college courses, or have college degrees. The adult-to-child ratio for a family child care home depends on the age group of the children and licensing restrictions.

There are small family child care homes and large family child care homes:

  • Small family child care homes provide care to no more than 8 children.
  • Large Family child care homes provide care to no more than 14 children.

Schedule: Flexible, varied hours. May provide temporary, backup, drop-in, evening, and/or weekend care.








Program Name Program Type Zip Star Level  
1ST PLACE 2 START Center 94134 More Info
ABC PRE-SCHOOL Center 94121 More Info
ACEVES, ROSAURA Family Child Care Home / Educator 94134 More Info
ALEXANDER, SARAH W. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94115 More Info
AMAYA, JOVANNYA L. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
ANGELA’S CHILDREN CENTER – INFANT Center 94118 More Info
ARANIVAR, ARICELA M. & GONZALO G. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
ARCHILA, BRENDA L. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
ARMENTA, JESSICA E. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS CHILDREN’S CENTER Center 94132 More Info
AU, LAI YEE Family Child Care Home / Educator 94134 More Info
AZUCENA, ANA RUTH Family Child Care Home / Educator 94110 More Info
BELTRAN, JACQUELINE Family Child Care Home / Educator 94110 More Info
BRIGHT HORIZONS AT 221 MAIN STREET Center 94105 More Info
BUEN DIA FAMILY SCHOOL Center 94110 More Info
C5 CHILDREN’S SCHOOL PRESCHOOL CENTER Center 94102 More Info
C5 CHILDREN’S SCHOOL-SFPUC Center 94102 More Info
CAI, LILIAN HUIJUN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
CAI, ZHONGWEN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94118 More Info
CCFC – CLEO WALLACE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER Center 94107 More Info
CCFC – OSCARYNE WILLIAMS CENTER Center 94107 More Info
CCFC- 31ST AVENUE (RICHMOND I) Center 94121 More Info
CCFC-30TH AVENUE (RICHMOND II) Center 94121 More Info
CCFC-50 RAYMOND CENTER Center 94134 More Info
CCFC-EDDY (MARCUS GARVEY) Center 94115 More Info
CCFC-MARY LANE INFANT AND TODDLER CENTER Center 94117 More Info
CCFC-TURK CENTER Center 94102 More Info
CCFC-VV HERITAGE CENTER Center 94134 More Info
CCFC-VV JOHN KING CENTER Center 94134 More Info
CCFC-VV LELAND CENTER Center 94134 More Info
CCFC-VV TUCKER CENTER Center 94134 More Info
CENTRO LAS OLAS Center 94110 More Info
CHEN, SELINA L. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94116 More Info
CHEN, WANZHEN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94121 More Info
CHEN, YU QIONG Family Child Care Home / Educator 94108 More Info
CHENG, SANDY & ZHENG, SU QUING Family Child Care Home / Educator 94122 More Info
CHERDAK, JULIYA Family Child Care Home / Educator 94116 More Info
CHIBI-CHAN PRESCHOOL Center 94115 More Info
CHILD’S TIME Center 94134 More Info
CHINATOWN COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CENTER Center 94108 More Info
CHINATOWN COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CENTER-NORTH BEACH Center 94133 More Info
CHINCHILLA, LISA M. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94127 More Info
COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL, GRACE CATHEDRAL, THE Center 94108 More Info
COMPASS CHILDREN’S CENTER Center 94102 More Info
CROSS CULTURAL FAM CTR(CCFC)-TENDERLOIN INFANT CTR Center 94102 More Info
CYO-TREASURE ISLAND CCC Center 94130 More Info
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CENTER (FELTON) Center 94124 More Info
ESTRADA, ESPERANZA Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
FACESSF – BAYVIEW PRESCHOOL Center 94124 More Info
FACESSF – HAYES VALLEY CDC Center 94102 More Info
FACESSF – MASONIC PRESCHOOL Center 94117 More Info
FAMILY DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER Center 94110 More Info
FAMILY SCHOOL CDC BERNAL GATEWAY, THE Center 94110 More Info
FELTON LEARNING CENTER Center 94134 More Info
FRANDELJA ENRICHMENT CTR INC Center 94124 More Info
FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CHILDCARE CENTER, INC. Center 94114 More Info
GLIDE CHILD CARE & FAMILY SUPPORT Center 94102 More Info
GONG, YINGJUN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
GOOD SAMARITAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER CDC Center 94110 More Info
GROWING PLACE FAMILY PRESCHOOL & PARENTING CENTER Center 94116 More Info
GUIDRY, MONIQUE N. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
HA, WINNIE Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
HAPPY FACE FAMILY PRESCHOOL (RAMIREZ, ELENA) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
HELEN HAWK CHILDREN’S CENTER Center 94102 More Info
HOLY FAMILY DAY HOME Center 94103 More Info
HUANG, JIN PING & ZHOU, XI NING Family Child Care Home / Educator 94133 More Info
JEWISH FAMILY PRESCHOOL-CONGREGATION BETH SHOLOM Center 94118 More Info
JIANG, WAN RU Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START – BROADWAY CENTER Center 94111 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START – ST. LUKE CENTER Center 94109 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START – SUNSET CENTER Center 94116 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START-DR. T. KONG LEE CENTER Center 94108 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START-GEARY CENTER Center 94121 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START-NORTH BEACH CENTER Center 94133 More Info
KAI MING HEAD START-RICHMOND Center 94121 More Info
KAI MING RAINBOW PRESCHOOL CENTER Center 94133 More Info
KHAZAN, LARISA J. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94132 More Info
KROUZIAN-ZEKARIAN-VASBOURAGAN ARMENIAN PRESCHOOL Center 94132 More Info
KUANG, KAREN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LAFFODILS PRESCHOOL AND CHILD CARE (KRIGER, NATALIE) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94132 More Info
LAND’S END SCHOOL Center 94121 More Info
LAS MAÑANITAS (GARCIA-MEZA, KIM M.) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LAU, CHUK SHAN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94116 More Info
LEVY, SUMI LEE Family Child Care Home / Educator 94121 More Info
LI, LI PING Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LI, QIU MEI Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LI, XIAO YAN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LIANG, SU YING Family Child Care Home / Educator 94107 More Info
LIAO, YA LING Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LITTLE CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER Center 94115 More Info
LITTLE FOOTPRINTS PRESCHOOL, CORP. Center 94116 More Info
LITTLE SCHOOL, THE Center 94115 More Info
LITTLE SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL (MOY, XIAO-SONG) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94116 More Info
LITTLE TREE PRESCHOOL Center 94110 More Info
LU, XUE YAN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
LUO, HONG NIAO Family Child Care Home / Educator 94134 More Info
LUO, LI YI Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
MAI, YI HONG (KAREN) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
MALDONADO, CARMEN & EVELIO Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
MARIN DAY SCHOOL- UCSF LAUREL HEIGHTS (BRIGHT HORIZONS) Center 94118 More Info
MARIN DAY SCHOOLS- FREMONT CAMPUS (BRIGHT HORIZONS) Center 94105 More Info
MARTHA HILLS LEARNING CENTER Center 94124 More Info
MAYFIELD, RUBY Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
MELIKYAN, GAYANE & GAZARYAN, OGANES Family Child Care Home / Educator 94116 More Info
MISSION CHILDCARE CONSORTIUM, INC. Center 94112 More Info
MISSION HEAD START – ADULT CENTER (CAPP CENTER) Center 94110 More Info
MISSION HEAD START – JEAN JACOBS Center 94112 More Info
MISSION HEAD START – VALENCIA GARDENS Center 94103 More Info
MISSION HEAD START-101 VALENCIA HEAD START (STEVENSON) Center 94103 More Info
MISSION HEAD START-ALEMANY CENTER-HEAD START Center 94110 More Info
MISSION HEAD START-BERNAL DWELLINGS CHILDCARE CTR. Center 94110 More Info
MISSION HEAD START-MISSION BAY CHILD DEV. CTR. Center 94107 More Info
MISSION HEAD START-WOMEN’S BUILDING CENTER Center 94110 More Info
MISSION HEAD START/SOUTHEAST FAMILIES UNITED Center 94124 More Info
MISSION KIDS Center 94110 More Info
MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD CTRS, INC. CENTRO DE ALEGRIA Center 94110 More Info
MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF THE BAY AREA, INC. Center 94115 More Info
MORENO, ANA E. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYGARDEN (FELLOM, JULIE ANNA) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94114 More Info
NGTSANG, SHIU KUEN & TSANG, CHO Y Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
NIHONMACHI LITTLE FRIENDS (BUSH SITE) Center 94115 More Info
NIHONMACHI LITTLE FRIENDS SUTTER SITE Center 94115 More Info
ONE FIFTY PARKER AVENUE NURSERY SCHOOL Center 94118 More Info
ORNELAS, LETICIA Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
OSORIO, DINORAH Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
PACIFIC PRIMARY Center 94117 More Info
PACIFIC PRIMARY – ORANGE SUN CAMPUS Center 94117 More Info
PARKSIDE PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN Center 94116 More Info
PORTOLA FAMILY CONNECTIONS Center 94134 More Info
POTRERO KIDS AT DANIEL WEBSTER Center 94107 More Info
POTRERO KIDS THIRD Center 94107 More Info
PRESIDIO KNOLLS SCHOOL Center 94103 More Info
RIVAS, AGUEDA E. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
SALVATION ARMY HARBOR HOUSE CHILDCARE CENTER, THE Center 94103 More Info
SANTILLAN, MARIELA (COREY) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
SFCCD-MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER Center 94110 More Info
SFCCD-ORFALEA FAMILY CENTER-OCEAN AVENUE CAMPUS Center 94112 More Info
SFSU – CHILDREN’S CAMPUS Center 94132 More Info
SFUSD – PUBLIC MONTESSORI SCHOOL (EES) Center 94115 More Info
SFUSD – SHERIDAN EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94112 More Info
SFUSD JOHN MCLAREN EARLY ED. SCHOOL Center 94134 More Info
SFUSD-ARGONNE EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94118 More Info
SFUSD-BESSIE CARMICHAEL EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94103 More Info
SFUSD-BRET HARTE (EES) Center 94124 More Info
SFUSD-BRYANT EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94110 More Info
SFUSD-CESAR CHAVEZ EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94110 More Info
SFUSD-COMMODORE STOCKTON EARLY ED SCHOOL Center 94108 More Info
SFUSD-DR. CHARLES DREW (EES) Center 94124 More Info
SFUSD-DR. WILLIAM COBB (EES) Center 94115 More Info
SFUSD-E.R. TAYLOR (EES) Center 94134 More Info
SFUSD-EXCELSIOR AT GUADALUPE (EES) Center 94112 More Info
SFUSD-FAIRMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (EES) Center 94131 More Info
SFUSD-GORDON J. LAU EES Center 94108 More Info
SFUSD-GRATTAN EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94117 More Info
SFUSD-JEFFERSON EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94122 More Info
SFUSD-JOHN MUIR ECIA (EES) Center 94117 More Info
SFUSD-JOSE ORTEGA ES (EED) Center 94132 More Info
SFUSD-JUNIPERO SERRA EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94110 More Info
SFUSD-LAS AMERICAS EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94110 More Info
SFUSD-LEOLA HAVARD EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94124 More Info
SFUSD-MALCOLM X EES Center 94124 More Info
SFUSD-NORIEGA EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94122 More Info
SFUSD-PAUL REVERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (EES) Center 94110 More Info
SFUSD-PRESIDIO EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94129 More Info
SFUSD-RAPHAEL WEILL (EES) Center 94115 More Info
SFUSD-ROOFTOP EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94131 More Info
SFUSD-SAN MIGUEL EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94112 More Info
SFUSD-SANCHEZ EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94114 More Info
SFUSD-STARR KING EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94107 More Info
SFUSD-TENDERLOIN COMMUNITY EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94102 More Info
SFUSD-THERESA S. MAHLER (EES) Center 94114 More Info
SFUSD-TULE ELK PARK EARLY EDUCATION SCHOOL Center 94123 More Info
SFUSD-ZAIDA T. RODRIGUEZ (EES) Center 94110 More Info
SHALOM SCHOOL Center 94121 More Info
SHEN, RUN MAN Family Child Care Home / Educator 94108 More Info
SHMIDT, MARINA & YAKOV Family Child Care Home / Educator 94122 More Info
SLIPPERY FISH INITIATIVE, INC. Center 94132 More Info
SMITH, BRENDA MARIE Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
SOJOURNER TRUTH CENTER (FELTON) Center 94124 More Info
SOUTH OF MARKET CHILD CARE CENTER ON NATOMA Center 94103 More Info
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL Center 94118 More Info
ST. PAUL’S CHURCH-LITTLEST ANGEL PREPARATORY PRESC Center 94131 More Info
ST. THOMAS MORE PRESCHOOL Center 94132 More Info
STOKES, MARGIE PINNACE – MARG’S CHILD CARE Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
SUAREZ, DELIA MARGARITA Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
TELEGRAPH HILL NURSERY SCHOOLS Center 94133 More Info
THOMAS, MARY E. & WATSON, JOSEPH SR. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
TRAN, KRISTY Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
TRUE SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL CENTER Center 94108 More Info
UCSF CHILD CARE AT MISSION BAY (BRIGHT HORIZONS) Center 94158 More Info
UCSF KIRKHAM CDC (BRIGHT HORIZONS) Center 94143 More Info
UNDERWOOD, RENEE FORD Family Child Care Home / Educator 94124 More Info
VANEGAS, MIRIAM Family Child Care Home / Educator 94110 More Info
WAH MEI SCHOOL Center 94122 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN SERVICES-CHINATOWN INFANT CENTER Center 94133 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES – KIRKWOOD CCC Center 94124 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES (GOLDEN GATE) Center 94102 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES- BAYVIEW CDC Center 94124 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-CADILLAC CENTER Center 94102 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-GENERATIONS CDC Center 94133 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-OMI PRESCHOOL CTR Center 94132 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-POTRERO HILL CCC Center 94107 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-SOUTHEAST CCC Center 94124 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-SUNNYDALE Center 94134 More Info
WU YEE CHILDREN’S SERVICES-WESTSIDE CCC Center 94115 More Info
WU YEE CHILDRENS SVCS. LOK YUEN CHILD DEV. PROGRAM Center 94108 More Info
XU, YING (ALYSSA) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
YERBA BUENA GARDENS CHILD DEV CTR Center 94107 More Info
YMCA OF SF., MISSION BRANCH, MISSION PRESCHOOL Center 94112 More Info
YMCA OF SF., STONESTOWN BRANCH, LUTHERAN CHURCH Center 94132 More Info
YMCA OF SF., STONESTOWN BRANCH, ST. FRANCIS Center 94127 More Info
YU, LEANN MEI-AI Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
YUAN, PHILIP C. Family Child Care Home / Educator 94121 More Info
ZEA QUINTO, SANDRA AMARILIS Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
ZHANG, JIE MIN (TIFFANY) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94112 More Info
ZHEN, XIAO XIA & ZHU, LISA Family Child Care Home / Educator 94134 More Info
ZHU, BIXIAN (JUNE) Family Child Care Home / Educator 94134 More Info