Affordable access to high quality early childhood care and education is what has brought families to SOMACC for more than 40 years. In recognition of the critical importance of educational experiences during the child's early years, the demand for programs like ours continues to increase.
Thank you for your interest in our schools and programs!
Selecting an early care and education program, your child’s introduction to formal education, is one of the most important and sometimes difficult decisions you will make. The process can be demanding and daunting for both you and your child.
South of Market Child Care, Inc. (SOMACC) provides an admissions route that is designed to help your family become better acquainted with our programs and understand the steps to take and what to expect when applying to SOMACC. In addition,
this journey allows ample opportunities for our school community to form relationships with you and your child.
SOMACC operates two full-day, year-round schools: The Yerba Buena Gardens Child Development Center (YBG CDC) and
the Judith Baker Child Development Center (JB CDC). Together, our two schools serve 130+ infants, toddlers and preschoolers
in our full-time programs each year.
There is a great ethnic and economic diversity among the families and children we serve. Enrolling at SOMACC means joining
our amazing community of families and educators from a wide variety of backgrounds committed to a successful partnership
between school and home. Our school community also has a high level of parent/family participation and involvement which
not only supports our agency, but enhances the development and learning experiences of our students, as well.
SOMACC is aware of the shortage of early care and education spaces in San Francisco and of the frequent long wait periods to
gain access to service. While we would love to accept each child who applies for entry into SOMACC, we must adhere to strict
licensing capacity and enrollment guidelines, hence we maintain a waiting list of families interested to enroll in our schools.
If after a thorough exploration of our website and a tour of our school(s) you find that your values and philosophies coincide
with ours, please feel free to submit an application to be placed on our waitlist. We are hopeful that down the road, we would be
able to serve your child and family.
We look forward to meeting you and learning about your family.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Admissions & Waitlist (Private Enrollment)
Joy Wi, Development Manager
Melinda Soria, Business Manager
SOMACC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin,
ancestry, medical condition or disability in its admissions or in the administration of its educational policies,
scholarship and financial aid programs or other school-administered programs.
SOMACC retains the right to make decisions regarding enrollment and classroom makeup and placement
based on the needs of individual children and/or the larger school community.
SOMACC retains the right to dismiss any student if the school, in its sole discretion,
determines that the welfare of the child or the school requires such dismissal.