Mission Kids Cooperative Preschool, San Francisco

Capital Campaign

Mission Kids Forever Home

In August 2018, Mission Kids closed on a piece of property in San Francisco’s Mission District, just blocks away from our original location in the city. We acquired this property in hope that we would one day be able to serve more families in the area.

In October 2019, we began construction on our brand new facility — the first step to making our dream a reality. 

After 16 months of construction, we were able to pack up our existing three classrooms and make the big move into 969 Treat Avenue. 

Our first day of operations in the new site was 2/8/2021, and we have been happily utilizing the space since then. Now operating five classrooms, we serve 70 children and expect to grow to 80 children by the fall of 2023. 

Our new campus is a jewel of early childhood education in the Mission District, providing local families with a fantastic co-operative preschool experience in a brand-new space built just for us.

We are grateful to the support of our many donors who helped make this dream a reality!

News & Press

SF Examiner – Luck and grit: How one S.F. preschool battled the odds to purchase a permanent home

January 29, 2023

By Sydney Johnson – SF Examiner What does it take to open a child care center in San Francisco? For one of The City’s newest preschools, the answer was six years, $10 million and unmeasurable …

Senator Alex Padilla Visit to Mission Kids

June 2, 2021

We are so proud to have hosted Senator Alex Padilla on his listening tour on June 1. 2021. Our co-directors Christina and Heather gave testimony to how important investing in child care is for working …

Treat Concrete!

March 3, 2020

Today, 30 trucks arrived to pour the concrete foundation for Mission Kids’ Forever Home at 969 Treat. 

KQED Forum – Christina talks about the state of California childcare

July 30, 2019

On July 29, 2019, Mission Kids Co-Founder and Co-Director Christina Maluenda discussed the state of early child care in California for both providers and parents with KQED’s Katie Orr on KQED forum. Click here to …

KQED: Why is Creating More Child Care Centers So Hard?

May 10, 2019

Katie Orr, KQED In California, it’s estimated there are about 4 million kids who need child care, but there are fewer than a million total licensed child care slots. That leaves many parents depending on …

Mission Kids Receives $675,000 City Grant

November 21, 2018

Mission Kids had been awarded a $675,000 grant by the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative toward the purchase of 969 Treat. This is an amazing show of support …