Child Development Preschool for Ages 2.9–5+ Years Old

TEL HI’s California-licensed preschool offers a fun, safe, enriching environment that will prepare your children to embrace a lifetime of learning! We are one of the top rated preschools in San Francisco by San Francisco Quality Connections, a citywide quality rating service that observes early care and education programs in San Francisco (to view our most recent assessment scores click here!). Oh, and did we mention we’re open all day to assist working families? You can count on TEL HI Monday through Friday, 7:30 am–6:00 pm, all year long.

Additional highlights include:

  • A pre-literacy curriculum to prepare children to read
  • On-site playground, gymnasium, garden, and kitchen
  • Daily, homemade, hot lunches for all
  • A staff that speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish
  • Financial help for low-income families

Our caregivers and children come from many different nationalities and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Children are grouped by age: “Seals” are 2.9–3.5 years old and “Dolphins & Jellyfish” are 3.5–5+ years old. You’ll rest easy knowing that we focus on your child’s needs, interests, and learning style. We help children play and work together, exercising their minds and bodies, and developing their creativity.

To learn more about our program, policies, and procedures, please download our Family Handbook.

TEL HI’s preschool serves approximately 75 children every day. To enroll your child, download
TEL HI’s Preschool Waitlist Application and return it to Connie Luu, Director of Early Childhood Education at TEL HI.

Still have questions? Please contact Connie at 415.421.6443, ext. 12, or


Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 30
    iStart Smart: Free Fun Healthy Living Program for Kids Ages 7-12 Years Old
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  2. Oct 29
    2017 North Beach Halloween Extravaganza
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  3. Nov 16
    Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
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News & Programs

  1. TEL HI Celebrates the “Grand Opening” of their new Warriors Gym thanks to the generosity of the Golden State Warriors, Good Tidings Foundation and BlackRock!

    Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is honored to be able to unveil their newly renovated Warriors gymnasium and playground on Thursday, August 24, 2017! Thanks to the generosity of the Golden State Warriors, BlackRock and Good Tidings Foundation who partnered with TEL HI to renovate the gymnasium, adding a much needed make-over to one […]

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  2. Annual gala and primary fundraiser A Taste of TEL HI 2017 a resounding success

    On Friday, June 2, 2017 Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) hosted its annual gala and primary fundraiser, A Taste of TEL HI, at AT&T Park! The fundraiser was a wonderful success thanks to the generosity of sponsors, attendees, and supporters! The gala was sponsored by many community minded businesses, organizations and individuals in the […]

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  3. Golden State Warriors Players Get Personal about Their Finances to Educate TEL HI Youth

    On Monday, January 9, 2017 TEL HI’s North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School hosted Golden State Warriors players Ian Clark and Shaun Livingston for an interactive discussion around the importance of having financial knowledge. The event was part of the Future Leaders program, a financial literacy program that was formed by the Golden State […]

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