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Childcare/ After School Programs

Richmond District YMCA

The Richmond District YMCA provides after school programs at Lafayette and Argonne Elementary Schools. We focus on character building, enrichment, homework help, relationship building, and good old-fashioned fun, all in an environment of health and safety. In addition, the LEAP program was created to provide a specialty alternative afterschool program for youth in 4th-8th grade at Argonne Clubhouse. During the program, youth participate in everything from cooking to animation to team sports, and can do homework during Study Hall. Healthy snacks are served every day.
Location: 360 18th Ave.  San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: Josh Leonard, Executive Director at

Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC)

Our mission is to nurture a diverse urban community by developing and providing high quality youth, adult, and family programs that address critical community needs and foster respect for all people and our environment. Our Richmond Village Beacon Program runs after school and enrichment programming at Presidio and Roosevelt Middle School and George Washington and Wallenberg High Schools. Our Richmond District After School Collaborative (RDASC) runs after school programs at Peabody, Argonne, Alamo and Lafayette Elementary Schools. We also host FREE weekend art classes for youth through MCAP and many different community events and programs! Location: 741 30th Avenue. Website:

Children’s Council of San Francisco

Since 1973, we have helped all San Francisco families, whatever their budgets or needs, find the nurturing and reliable care they can afford and feel good about. Our expert counselors help you make sense of your child care search. There are three easy ways to get one-on-one guidance matching child care programs with your needs. Drop-in Monday to Friday, call 415.343.3300 or email

Golden Gate Regional Center

Golden Gate Regional Center is a state-funded nonprofit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. See if your student is eligible for services-

Chinese School at Alamo Elementary

Chinese School at Alamo, Inc. operates independently from Alamo Elementary School. It is run by Alamo parents on a non‐profit basis to provide after‐school language enrichment program for children for over 20 years. Our Goals: Make learning Chinese fun and interesting. Provide Cantonese and Mandarin language instruction. Teach the students Chinese culture, heritage, and history. Monday through Friday from 2:40 pm to 5:30 pm.

The Cross Cultural Family Center

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. 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.Richmond Location serves agest 2.5-5 years old at 741 30th AVE.

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

After School- Havurah Youth Center (HYC), the JCCSF’s outstanding licensed afterschool program, can be your child’s home away from home. Students enjoy thematic programming, arts enrichment activities, special interest classes and celebrating Jewish holidays and culture. Regular Hours are Monday-Friday 2-6PM and full day when SFUSD school is out. Location: 3200 California Street Phone: 415-292-1200

Childcare- The Claude & Louise Rosenberg Early Childhood Education Program enriches the lives of young children and their families by providing a variety of opportunities for learning, creativity and exploration. Our three innovative preschools are inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and are guided by Jewish values and culture.

Asian Family Support Center

Our mission is to strengthen the development of Asian American children and their families by providing education, support and empowerment to the families. We serve youth ages 2-12 in our Preschool, Music and Movement Classes and Academic and Family Support programs. 
Address: 2327 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA94121

Kai Ming Head Start- First 5 San Francisco

Kai Ming provides free preschool services to children ages three to five years old from eligible families living in San Francisco. Upon enrollment in our program, your family will have access to comprehensive services at no cost to you. We offer three options at different locations: (1) full-day full-year; (2) full-day part-year; or (3) part-day part-year.

Two Locations in the Richmond District:

Richmond Center

Richmond Center is located off Geary Boulevard, close to Lincoln Park on 33rd Ave, inside Pine United Methodist Church. We strive to provide a safe, healthy, and motivating learning environment for children ages 3-5. Teachers Richuse the Creative Curriculum to support children in developing their social, emotional, language, gross-motor, and cognitive skills.

Geary Center

Geary Center is providing educational services for children ages 3 to 5 years old. It is located at 6221 Geary Boulevard on the first floor of Richmond Senior Center Building. We currently serve children in two full day classrooms. The center has a wonderful rooftop playground with a climbing structure, sand and water play area as well as plenty of space to ride tricycles.