When children graduate from our preschool programs, they are well prepared to meet the challenges of primary school education. Subsidized childcare is available to accommodate families of low to moderate income as well as private fee services. Families who feel they qualify as low-income can apply for the State subsidy program by visiting the www.SF3C.org website (San Francisco Child Care Connection, also known as the S.F. CEL or Centralized Eligibility List) and submitting an application on-line. The Children’s Council of S.F. (415) 343-3300 and Wu Yee Children’s Services (415) 391-4956 are the administrator.
- Developmentally appropriate experiential and hands-on teaching Techniques to support each child’s learning style
- A curriculum that cultivates the child’s social, cognitive, physical, emotional and linguistic development
- Integration of Japanese language, culture and community in academic disciplines
- Hot meals and nutritious snacks
- Weekly field trips
- Mental health consultation services for children, parents and staff
- Interaction with seniors from various centers and agencies in the community
Parent participation requirement
Since NLF's monthly family fees do not cover the full cost of running the programs, we require parents to participate in fundraising and other activities as described below, to keep the fees as low as possible.
Our Preschool Programs require parents to participate in 12 activities for a single-parent family and 18 activities for a two-parent family. In addition, parents are required to participate in all three of its major fundraising activities and the annual general meeting each September. If parents in either program are unable to participate in the required number of events, an additional "non-participatory" surcharge will apply.