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Compass Children's Center

Compass Children's Center offers full-day early education and childcare with a curriculum that focuses on social and emotional development for children, ages 0–5, from homeless and extremely low-income families.


  • Full-day childcare for 69 children from infant to five years of age

  • A specialized early childhood curriculum focused on art, music, science and nature, pre-reading, pre-math, and gross motor play

  • Low teacher to child ratios allow for individualized care for each child

  • Ongoing assessment of each child’s cognitive, physical, emotional and social development

  • Two nutritious meals, plus snacks, served daily

  • Support services for parents and children, including crisis management, psychotherapy, counseling and referrals

  • Annual vision, hearing and dental screenings for children over two years-old

  • Onsite Speech and Language services for children with an IFSP or IEP

  • Parenting education and support groups

  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child

How to get connected

By phone: Call us at 415-644-0504 x 2330  and leave a voicemail in our general mailbox. Calls will be returned within two business days.

Online: Get started by creating an application for San Francisco childcare services on Early Learning SF’s application at


(415) 644-0504 phone
(415) 776-0276 fax

Heidi Lamar, Program Director
Zainab Litto, Assistant Program Director


144 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Compass Children’s Center participates in the California Child & Adult Food Program (CACFP).


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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