SF Permit Building Center

Opening in Early 2023

Our beautiful new center will be opening soon and operating with spacious classrooms and an expansive garden terrace with Nature-based environments. The center will provide care for children who are toddlers through pre-K.

Join us at 49 South Van Ness. After completion of a few structural enhancements, we will be taking enrollments on a first-come, first-served basis. 

You are welcome to apply now online.

Then, connect to us to discuss details with our Admissions Director, Mary Loyola-Salcedo, at m.loyola@c5children.org.


49 South Van Ness, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, California 94103


Coming Soon

Indoor Areas

Our newest center at 49 South Van Ness in San Francisco has three classrooms within 4,000 square feet of interior space. There are two Toddler Classrooms that will accommodate 12 children each and one Preschool–Pre-K Classroom that will accommodate 24 children. The exterior walls are all floor-to-ceiling window walls providing spacious, sun-lit views of the surrounding buildings and neighborhood.

Outdoor Areas

The third floor outdoor Terrace is approximately 4,000 square feet of open-air, soft decking, dedicated play space for only C5 children, staff, and families. It is directly accessible from all of the classrooms. Each classroom will have its own storage facility, and there will sheltered areas for gathering and play away from the sun and rain.

We expect to outfit the terrace with a wide range of exploration and play items; materials; equipment; large fruit trees; bamboo plants; small vegetables, herbs, and flowering plants; a sandbox area; large wagons and trucks; special garden areas; and climbing structures for toddlers and preschoolers.

Children will go outside regularly twice a day for approximately two or more hours.