John McLaren Early Education School

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  • School Type

    Early Education (PreK, TK)
  • Principal

    • Anna Tobin-Wallis
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 7:30 am-5:30 pm

    PK SDC    
    M-F: 8:40 AM - 12:40 PM

    TK & TK SDC    
    M/T/R/F: 8:40 AM - 2:55 PM
    W: 8:40 AM - 1:40 PM

  • School Tour

    When: Tuesdays

    Time: 9:30am or 10:15am. 

    Please contact our school office (415) 469-4519 to arrange a tour time or visit our John McLaren EES School Tours web site to sign up for a tour.

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  • Neighborhood

    Excelsior, Visitacion Valley
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

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  • School Code

  • Our TK program is designed to bridge the preschool learning environment with that of the traditional kindergarten classroom. It is taught by multiple subject credentialed teachers who blend preschool and kindergarten instructional practices in order to meet the individual needs of each child. The instructional day is from 8:40 AM to 2:55 PM. Out of School Time (OST) Care is available at other school sites. Currently our school site does not have an OST program for our TK students. Please contact Nancy Lambert-Campbell for more information for available after school programs: Email:, Phone: 415-828-7119.

    At John McLaren Early Education School, we provide meaningful learning experiences that instill a passion for learning in our children. The center has diverse population of families and staff.

    Our curriculum of choice is High Scope. High Scope is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum carefully designed to provide a rich academic foundation and foster child creativity, confidence, and independence.

    At John McLaren Early Education School we have a balance of indoor and outdoor learning experiences that support children in their cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development skills. We set up the classroom in learning centers to accommodate children of all learning styles.

    We provide opportunities for hands-on-activities, indoors and outdoors. We have an outdoor garden area where children learn and connect with nature. Our children have opportunities to enjoy physical play in our beautiful outdoor space, and on rainy days and when needed, children do physical play in our movement room.

    McLaren Chil Development Center

    Contact Us

    Families can communicate with us by either:

    Phone or Text: 415-469-4519


  • Special Education Programs

    • Integrated General Education Class (PK only)
    • PreK Special Day Class
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 58%
  • Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.

Contact Info
  • Address

    2055 Sunnydale Avenue, East Building With No Mural, San Francisco, CA, 94134
  • Phone Number

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  • Email


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John McLaren Early Education School
PreK, TK
2055 Sunnydale Avenue, East Building With No Mural, San Francisco, 94134
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Mo - Fr: 7:30 am-5:30 pm