The Academy

SF Tikes Academy was founded in 2014 by an early childhood educator and mom of three, who had a vision of a high-quality preschool where young children could learn and grow at their own pace, fully experience the joy that it is to be a child, and confidently enter Kindergarten with what they need to succeed in school and in life.


SF Tikes Academy serves families with young children ages 2-6 years old, including a TK program. The preschool is spacious, light and airy with plenty of outdoor play space, and conveniently located on South Van Ness Avenue at 23rd Street, a few blocks from BART as well as near multiple Muni bus lines and easy freeway access. We operate year round and full day to meet the needs of working families.


We offer a Spanish program in addition to the regular English program. In the Spanish program, the teachers speak to the children exclusively in Spanish. Books, songs, and all the daily conversation through routines, play and learning experiences are in Spanish. Our goal is to build up children's vocabulary and conversational abilities in Spanish. This program is suited for children who have previous exposure to Spanish, as well as those who are beginners. 


Our Mission

Children who go through our preschool program will have experienced the rich childhood that all children should experience, and enter kindergarten with the skills, smarts and love of learning that they need to succeed.

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