Thank you for your interest in SOMACC's 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 socioeconomic 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 waiting list. 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.


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.