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 3 or 4 days a week for the 2020-21 school year.  

*Due to Covid19, our current program is not operating as a parent participation preschool.  We have made many changes at our school in response to Covid 19 to help keep the families we serve safe.  We have modified our school day so that the children spend nearly all of their day outside in nature and fresh air.

Neighborhood Playgarden is a full member of WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America). ( and is a Lifeways aligned school.( We offer Early Learning Scholarships through San Francisco’s Office of Early Care and Education. To find out if your family qualifies for San Francisco’s Early Learning Scholarship please visit