Head Start is a program of the United States Government that helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote children’s development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.
Wu Yee’s Center Based Program serves families with children from 3 months through age 5 with full-day, year-round, comprehensive services in licensed early learning centers.
Wu Yee’s Early Learning Program fosters children’s individual growth and development. Our curriculum is play-based and designed to grow with each child. We support cultural diversity and dual language learning. We also work with families to help them thrive and succeed.
We use Creative Curriculum to provide strategies for addressing the needs of all children, including dual language learners and those who have special needs.
All teaching staff meet California Commission of Teacher Credentialing Permit requirements and the adult-child ratios in our center based program are compliant with California Title 5 regulations. We believe in creating a warm, safe and stable environment for all of our children, families, volunteers, guests and staff.
This means that we combine nurturing early education practices, strategies, and philosophies while honoring each child’s family and cultural background. We bring it all together by mixing learning with engagement so children learn from us, their families, and each other!
Chinatown “Little Sprouts” Learning Center
The Chinatown Infant Center, located in Chinatown at Broadway and Powell, is Wu Yee’s only dedicated Early Head Start early learning center. The center offers a safe and stimulating environment for infants and toddlers.
The Chinatown Infant Center offers Early Head Start services, enrolling children ages 0 – 24 months.
831 Broadway San Francisco, CA 94133 415.321.3217
Lok Yuen Early Learning Center
Lok Yuen is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown and means “Happy Garden” in Cantonese. Lok Yuen was chosen as a Dual Language Learning (DLL) demonstration site by First 5 San Francisco and which means they learn and play in both English and Cantonese.
Lok Yuen offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 2-5 years old.
888 Clay St San Francisco, CA 94108 415.321.3828
Generations Early Learning Center
Generations Early Learning Center, located at Montgomery and Broadway at the edge of North Beach, shares space with On Lok Senior Housing. The children often spend time doing activities and inter-generational programs with the seniors.
Generations offers Head Start services, enrolling children ages 3-5 years old.
1010 Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94133 415.529.1345
Westside Early Learning Center
Wu Yee’s Westside Early Learning Center is in the upper area of Western Addition, a vibrant multi-cultural community in the heart of San Francisco. We are proud to offer care in this historic and diverse neighborhood.
Westside offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 2-5 years old.
2400 Post St San Francisco, CA 94115 415.346.5820
Cadillac Early Learning Center
Wu Yee’s Cadillac Early Learning Center is in the historic Cadillac Hotel, which has provided affordable housing and support services for thousands of low-income residents for over four decades.
Cadillac offers Head Start services, enrolling children ages 3-5 years old.
316 Leavenworth St San Francisco, CA 94102 415.409.3101
Golden Gate Early Learning Center
With an estimated 4,000 children living in only a half square mile, the Tenderloin neighborhood has one of densest concentration of children and families in San Francisco. Our Golden Gate Early Learning Center serves both toddlers and preschoolers.
Golden Gate offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 2-5 years old.
177 Golden Gate Ave San Francisco, CA 94102 415.321.3855
Potrero Hill Early Learning Center
Wu Yee’s Potrero Hill Early Learning Center is located next to the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, a multi-purpose, multi-generational community center that has been in operation for over a century.
Potrero Hill offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 2-5 years old.
824 Carolina St San Francisco, CA 94107 415.285.3600
Bayview Early Learning Center
Opened in 2013, Bayview Early Learning Center shares space in the beautiful Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. This location is a short walk away from the MUNI light rail on Third Street.
Bayview offers Head Start services, enrolling children ages 3-5 years old.
1601 Lane St
San Francisco, CA 94124
Hunters Point/ Kirkwood Early Learning Center
Our Hunters Point/Kirkwood Early Learning Center is on Hunters Point Hill overlooking the Bay. We are proud to join nearby neighbor, Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club, in serving children and families in this neighborhood.
Hunters Point/Kirkwood offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 0-5 years old.
729 Kirkwood Ave San Francisco, CA 94124 415.822.5505
Southeast Early Learning Center
Located at the corner of Evans Ave and 3rd Street in the Bayview, Wu Yee’s Southeast Early Learning Center is located in the newly opened Southeast Community Center. Southeast has spacious and dynamic play areas for different age groups.
Southeast offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 0-5 years old.
1550 Evans Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
New Generation Early Learning Center
Located in Visitacion Valley, New Generation is one of Wu Yee’s largest early learning centers, serving over 60 children. In 2013 it was chosen by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities as a model for serving children with disabilities.
New Generation offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 0-5 years old.
700 Velasco Ave San Francisco, CA 94134 415.321.3844
OMI Early Learning Center
Just blocks away from Lake Merced and San Francisco State University, OMI Early Learning Center serves the neighboring communities of Oceanview, Merced Height, and Ingleside, and shares space with Temple United Methodist Church.
OMI offers Early Head Start and Head Start services, enrolling children ages 2-5 years old.
1111 Junipero Serra Blvd San Francisco, CA 94132 415.239.1502
Wu Yee’s Early Learning program enrolls income-eligible families in our subsidized child care programs based on federal, state, county, and city priorities.
Some of those priorities include but are not limited to:
Wu Yee also offers tuition-based slots in our Early Learning Centers. To enroll for tuition-based slots, click fill out the form to get in contact with our enrollment staff.