C5 operates two early childhood development and learning centers in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. Both of our centers’ buildings look onto City Hall and City Hall Park. They are our SF City Building Center, housing children who are infants through pre-kindergarten; and, our CA State Building Center, housing children who are toddlers through pre-kindergarten. The centers are in blocks across the street from each other and a block away from San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. Both sites are accessible to Muni light rail on Market Street, BART at the Civic Center Station, and city buses 47, 49, 31, 5, and 19.
C5’s SF City Building Center
It is located in the City of San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission Building at 525 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco, California, between Van Ness and Polk Street. Its main door is inside of the building entry door on Redwood Alley and Polk Street.
C5’s CA State Building Center
It is located the the Hiram Johnson State Office Building at 455 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. It is just two blocks from the Infant-Toddler Center building. It is on the second floor in Suite 2400. The main offices of C5 Children’s School are also located there.
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At C5, parents participate in their child’s learning, explorations, and projects on a regular basis through informal collaboration and structured events. This support makes our programs more effective and enhances the learning and development of all our children.More Information
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