Welcome to Neighborhood Playgarden!

Neighborhood Playgarden is a parent participation preschool program in the upper Castro/Noe area of San Francisco. We are committed to creating sustainable community for San Francisco families with young children, especially those who may live far away from their extended family members. Children may attend 2, 3 or 5 mornings per week.

Our morning preschool program receives funding from San Francisco First 5, which serves all four year old residents of the city.

We are a Developing Representative Center for Lifeways and a developing member school of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America.


Join us for special parenting class series this spring:

Parent/Child Transition Class Series - Walking to 3 Years with Judith Wares:
 12 week series - February 26-May 21 9:30am - 12:00pm Wednesdays at Neighborhood Playgarden
Each week for two and a half hours we’ll explore the magic of outdoor play; the importance of rhythm and nourishing the senses; articles and parenting support. The class will offer seasonal stories and hand crafts for parents, puppet shows, movement, singing, and a homemade organic snack.  Register HERE.


Read about the benefits of play in this article: The Wonders of Play