In addition to the four fully equipped classrooms, there are also indoor play areas where children can go for special events when it is raining or to gain new perspectives. There is a large mezzanine in front of our main office, the Great Hall in the center of the building, and the eight large training rooms and an auditorium in the state-of-the-art conference center on the lower level of our building.
The courtyard playground area is an exclusive, open-air, dedicated space for only C5 children, staff, and families in the middle of the Hiram Johnson State Office Building. It has a large outdoor storage building for each classroom. All of the children have choices of a wide range of: exploration and play items; materials; equipment; large fruit trees; bamboo plants; small vegetable, herb, and flowering plants; a sand box area; large wagons and trucks; a special garden area; a large climbing structure; and, a soft decking surface throughout. Children go outside regularly twice a day for approximately two total hours.
On special occasions, the older children from both centers can go, with extra safety measures and chaperones, to the Civic Center Park in front of City Hall, just across the street, or to the Farmers Market in the United Nations Plaza two blocks away, or to the San Francisco Main Branch Library Children’s Division.