Good Samaritan Preschool Program SF


Good Samaritan prepares diverse, low-income children to be Kindergarten ready– physically, socially, emotionally, and academically. We ensure our students, especially English Language Learners and children of color, have a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning and success.


We operate a State licensed high-quality, dual-language, licensed Child Development Center (CDC). As a Preschool for All program under the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) and First 5 San Francisco, Good Samaritan’s CDC welcomes all children 2.5 years old to 5 years old. Nearly all our CDC students come from families striving to make ends meet who qualify for tuition discounts or subsidies.


We offer a full-time, year-round, inquiry-based services in Early Care and Education that focus on:

  • Dual Language acquisition in English and Spanish
  • Self -confidence
  • Empathy
  • Social skills and the ability to self-regulate
  • Literacy skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Application of concepts to the real world
  • Parent engagement
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • A life-long love for learning

We are structured to provide:

  • Well-trained, licensed, bilingual teachers
  • Low adult to child ratios
  • A curriculum that focuses in children’s interests and facilitates their development and learning outcomes
  • Comprehensive wrap-around services for interested families
  • Thorough program evaluation to continuously and effectively improve services and teachers’ professional skills

The Mimi and Peter Haas Fund generously supports our CDC as a model early childhood education provider.


To get started, please contact:
Melissa Castillo
Child Development Center Director
(415) 401-4252

Come Join our Teaching Staff

Good Samaritan is hiring Child Development Center Bilingual Teachers!  Come join our team! experiences!

Testimonial videos: 
Teacher Angelica Torres
Teacher Irma Chereno
Parent video

Contact:  Melissa Castillo