Our Program

KinderHaus is San Francisco’s first German International preschool. We are a licensed preschool (#384002638) with a capacity for 18 children. KinderHaus is also a non-profit organization (501c3) incorporated under California law and not affiliated with any other institution.

KinderHaus’ program runs from 8:30 AM to 2:55 PM, with an after care option that runs from 3 PM to 5:00 PM. These programs can be combined into an all day program for your child that runs from 8:30 – 5:00.

KinderHaus welcomes children of all nationalities, religions and cultures. Our bilingual program exposes children between the ages of 2.9 and 5 to a truly international perspective with a strong focus on the German language.

The exposure to different cultures and languages is a crucial component of a child’s development. KinderHaus is dedicated to integrating the German and English languages, as well as exposing students to the German, Austrian and Swiss traditions and holidays.

Incorporating the values of both German and American cultures, children are encouraged to develop the values of sharing, cooperation and respect for others. Activities include art projects, music, crafts, movement, physical education, nature exploration and story time – with an emphasis on the German language.

The curriculum is based on child-initiated activities within a supportive environment. Children have many opportunities to initiate their own activities and to take responsibility to complete them. The teacher’s role is to help children as they make decisions for themselves. In every aspect of the curriculum it is “the process and not the product that counts.” Each month has a new theme and its objective will be introduced followed by an art, science, and/or math project to reinforce the concept.

Our Location: Clubhouse at Silver Terrace Playground, 198 Waterville St. The clubhouse is located at the end of the cul-de-sac near Waterville and Thornton.

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