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  • Let's Learn Together

    Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, Enrichment Programs, and Summer Camps
  • Over 50 years of early childhood education

    Beloved in San Francisco since 1961

    Dedicated staff, involved parents, and caring church

    Safe, nurturing, and fun in every way

    Openness, mutual respect, and engaging each child
    • Caterpillars
      Class name
      • 2.6 to 3
        Years old
      • Preschool
        Program
    • Ladybugs
      Class name
      • 3 to 4
        Years old
      • Preschool
        Program
    • Butterflies
      Class name
      • 4 to 4.5
        Years old
      • Pre-K
        Program
    • Bumblebees
      Class name
      • 4.5 to 5
        Years old
      • Pre-K
        Program
    • Fireflies
      Class name
      • 5
        with
        Jun to Dec
        birthdays
      • TK
        Program
    • Art Studio
      Enrichment Program
      • 4 to 5
        Years old
      • Enrichment
        Program
    • Music & Movement
      Enrichment program
      • 2.5 to 5
        Years old
      • Enrichment
        Program
    • Summer Camps
      8 camps
      • 2.5 to 5
        Years old
      • Summer
        Program
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  • What Happy Parents Say

    • This is a really great preschool. The teachers and the after school program instructors are so caring and really love the kids.

      Dbear T.
    • I really have to say the art program with Mrs. A is outstanding. The little artists really produce outstanding art work. I couldn’t believe my 4 year old produced all that art as I know I couldn’t do anything that nice. Also, they learn about the artists and my daughter was able to name each artist.

      Dbear T.
    • Best program ever! There are lots of great things about Lakeside but I think the art studio might be the best one. The kids learn so much about art and artists while getting to make so many amazing projects. Best before care!

      Jessica C.
    • We are so grateful for this introduction to art and artists. The teachers help every child to believe in their artistic potential and for this we are truly grateful.

      Sarah N.
    • The Art Studio program is exceptional! Mrs. A and the team have created something truly special for our children… the opportunity to learn about and appreciate Art – art history, historical artists, creativity and imagination- has been a true gift for my daughter. Thank you Art Studio!

      Clarina R.
    • LAKESIDE IS A TREASURE! I cannot say enough wonderful things about the school, Director, teachers, programs, and families. We came here based upon a friend’s recommendation and my two boys (and our family) love it!

      Kim S.
    • Lakeside has a very supportive and involved parent community, which definitely makes city-life less isolating and way more fun for families. In addition to my children making friends, I have really appreciated making friends of my own.

      Kim S.
    • The teaching staff is really what makes Lakeside so great! They are very experienced (most have been there for 17+ years) and love teaching children. Teacher turnover is incredibly low because they really like being at Lakeside (and it shows).

      Kim S.
    • Don’t wait — book a tour now and get on the waiting list immediately! (I took my tour when my son was 6 months) Lakeside is in-demand because it is the real deal for preschool.

      Kim S.
    • The staff is nurturing, caring, creative, and truly dedicated to every child and every family at Lakeside. I have never walked into Lakeside without receiving a warm welcome.

      Ella M C.
    • The parents volunteer organization works together with the schools staff to provide families with fun social events like whole-school pumpkin patch trips and themed dances. Because of these events, there is a strong sense of community at Lakeside.

      Ella M C.
    • We have been part of the Lakeside family for three years now and absolutely love everything about the program, teachers, administration, and parent community.

      Melissa L.
    • Our older daughter attended for two years and is now a successful Kindergartner at a local parochial school. The teachers she had each of her two years (Miss Michele and Ms. Lupita for preschool and Ms. Katie for Pre-K) were stellar, nurturing, and instrumental in her being incredibly prepared for Kindergarten.

      Melissa L.
    • LPCC has been and continues to be an outstanding preschool for our children. Our son spent 3 years at Lakeside and was well prepared for Kindergarten. Our daughter is in her first year at Lakeside and after a very emotional first day of school has embraced Lakeside. She looks forward to going every day.

      Joe D.
    • The teachers do an excellent job in preparing the children. The teachers care tremendously for their students. I can not recommend Lakeside enough (& I do regularly to any parents we know who are looking for an excellent preschool)!!!

      Joe D.
    • Both of my kids had the wonderful experience of attending Lakeside for a few years. The caring and attentive staff as well as the strong parent involvement are the key components to the success of the school.

      Kim T.
    • I have one child still at Lakeside and one who already “graduated.” Lakeside is a gem of a school! The teachers are wonderful, with long tenures at the school.

      CakeMaker S.
    • The children learn through play, art and socializing. There is great parent participation which gives it a co-op feel. If you are a parent who wants to be engaged in your child’s education, this is a wonderful school.

      CakeMaker S.
  • Contact Us

    Our postal address and contact details
    • Contact Information

      201 Eucalyptus Drive
      San Francisco, CA 94132
      Phone: (415) 564-5044
      denice@lakesidechildrencenter.org

    • Business Hours

      Center Hours, 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
      Office Hours, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
      Weekend Closed

    • Sessions

      Preschool, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
      Pre-K, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
      TK, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
      Full Day, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm