Young 5

Young 5, a Transitional Kindergarten

Our Young 5 program is tailored especially for the needs of young five-year olds. To enroll in our Young 5 program, your child should be turning five years old by December 31st (younger children considered, per the discretion of our Executive Director).

Our exciting and creative curriculum is child-directed, hands-on, developmentally challenging, and fun.

A maximum class size of 15, an experienced teacher, and a minimum adult-to-child ratio of one-to-five provides individualized attention, a safe environment, and many opportunities for creative expression.

Our Curriculum

  • Features cooperative learning
  • Encourages creative expression through art and music
  • Offers science with experiments, cooking and nature study
  • Provides reading and math readiness
  • Emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking
  • Includes field trips

Program Details

  • Monday through Friday, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Optional Lunch Bunch from 12pm – 1pm (Children bring their own lunch)
  • Some non-teaching slots available
  • Extended hours available, from 7:30 am to 6 pm
  • The Young 5 calendar follows that of the San Francisco Unified School District
  • Separate summer program available
  • Scholarships available