FACES SF believes in building strong partnerships with our families for the optimal care of our infants and toddlers. Each unique family has children with individual and varying temperaments, rates of development, and interests. Our 1:4 teacher/child ratio ensures the highest quality of care, offering individualized care, small intimate groups, and continuity of care until 3 years of age. Infant/toddler care is offered at our Hayes Valley and Bayview Child Development locations. Contact us to enroll now.
Our FCCHEN providers deliver a safe and loving alternative to center based care. At FACES SF, we work with licensed home care providers who deliver services in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Our network's primary areas are in the Southeast neighborhoods of San Francisco including Bayview Hunters Point, Excelsior, Portola, and Visitacion Valley. The homes are modeled after small preschools, and meet a variety of safety, health, and academic standards. Our creative curriculum emphasizes language development, self-help skills, and socialization.
Our infant/toddler curriculum is play-based and developmentally appropriate. We adapt the program for Infant/Toddler Care Curriculum(PITC), which focuses on the emotional and intellectual development of the child, and places emphasis on relationship planning and children-directed learning.
In a primary care system each child is assigned to one special infant/toddler teacher. This teacher is principally responsible for that childs care and means that both parents and teachers know who has primary responsibility for each child.
Small groups facilitate the care that infants and toddlers need, supporting peaceful exchanges, freedom and safely to move and explore, and the development of intimate relationships.
Continuity Of Care
Continuity of care is crucial in providing the deep connections that infants and toddlers need for quality childcare. Our Infant/Toddler program ensures this by following the primary care system through the child’s early age.
In following children’s unique rhythms and styles, FACES SF promotes their well-being and a healthy sense of self. We respond promptly to children’s individual needs and support their growing ability to self-regulate.
FACES SF takes pride in ensuring consistency of care between home and school. Family and teachers work together and facilitate the optimal development of each child.
Inclusion of Children with Special Needs
At FACES SF, inclusion means making our high quality care available to all infants/toddlers through appropriate accommodations, ensuring that the child has full and active program participation.