Arc en Ciel is a small, bilingual program located in Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco for children of 9 months to 4 years of age

About Arc en Ciel


We foster creative imagination and free play 

Regular, age appropriate rhythms of play, singing, baking, circle time, storytelling,  hands-on artistic activities and household tasks with a predictable yet unhurried rhythm.

Our goal is to guide the children in ways that naturally strengthen self-reliance, confidence and patience in learning and sharing. Inside the children’s creative imaginations are complemented by wooden blocks and toys, a rainbow of play clothes and dolls. Our proximity to Holly Park lets us play outdoors in the neighborhood playground or the baseball field on a daily basis.

Food at Arc en Ciel

Food is an important part of our day at AEC. We serve oatmeal daily, nutritious snacks and lunch according to the guidelines of the Federal Food Program. In addition, we strive to bring the highest quality food to the children with nutritious and organic ingredients, fruit, vegetable and meats daily. We also accommodate vegetarian and vegan diet. We make bread weekly with the children as a morning activity.


The inner life of the child is supported through celebrating seasonal festivals. We celebrate the changes of seasons together with our pumpkin patch at Holly park, our Winter Solstice gathering with the parents, the annual Valentine gathering, Spring Egg Hunt and our fall potluck.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a visit required.

Visits are offered on demand. If enrollment is full then parents will be given the opportunity to be put on the waitlist.

For more information write to
or call Christine (415) 648 1824

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