A Few Words About Potrero Kids

Potrero Kids is a year round, Spanish Immersion, dual-campus preschool in Potrero Hill and the Dogpatch. Our passionate team at PK nurture children’s curiosity with a project-based curriculum where children lead the way. We promote a strong sense of community through field trips, spirit days, and more, coupled with a highly engaged parent community that organizes special events and fun get-togethers. Our full-day care, with family-style meals included, supports the needs of working families and gives children a loving place to grow and flourish.

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Our Curriculum

PK believes that each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, expressive and physical development should be enhanced and fostered each day.

Our program is play- and project-based and child-centered. Our curriculum emerges from the interests and natural curiosity of our children.
Our goal at PK is to provide children with materials, activities and an inviting environment that will foster their growth in all areas of development and ensure their readiness for the next stage of life.
Research shows that children learn best through play and access to a dynamic, enriching environment.


Children must be at least twenty-four months old (2 years) by September 1 of the upcoming school year and not yet enrolled in kindergarten. Priority for admission will be given to children whose siblings attend PK or Daniel Webster Elementary School, and to children of families who reside and/or work in the Eastern Neighborhoods of San Francisco. Families can join us for tours in the fall and early winter and submit their application by early January. Based on availability, some families will be invited to join for playdates in January and February, and offer letters will be sent via email in early March.

Covid - 19 Update (current for 2021-2022 school year)
  • All children, family members, visitors, and teachers must wear masks on campus (other than when eating/drinking or for napping children)
  • Our entire Potrero Kids staff is vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Social distancing at drop-off and pick-up means that you won't enter your child's classroom, rather, you'll remain just outside the door and make it as quick as possible to reduce close contact with teachers and other families.
  • Teachers wear masks full-time around the children and each other, and we are limiting the use of common ares to avoid teachers from different classrooms mixing.
  • Children and teachers are all checked for suspicious symptoms at the start of the school day (shortness of breath, fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, headache, etc) and sent home if they have any symptoms. If a teacher has any fear of exposure to covid or suspicious symptoms, we work with them to keep them at home until they’ve either been tested or waited out the risk. We communicate with everyone really clearly throughout the whole process so that families always have the option to keep their child home if they’re at all concerned, but we avoid shutting down classrooms whenever possible.
  • Since reopening in June of 2020 we’ve had no cases of covid spread in our school and have never had to close down a classroom or school site! Our community working together to keep ourselves healthy and be on the lookout for symptoms has meant that we’ve been 100% coronavirus-school-spreading free.
  • See our health + safety plan here.