Family Resources

WHERE TO PLAY
Outdoor Only
Noe Courts, 24th & Douglass, ideal for toddlers
Douglass, 26th & Douglass, hillside w/picnic tables
Walter Haas, Diamond Heights & Addison, no restrooms, but great views
Dolores Park, 18th & Dolores, construction begins Fall 2010

Indoor & Outdoor
Upper Noe Rec Center, Day & Sanchez, playground for young kids and indoor tot playspace (open M-F, 3-5 pm)
Friends of the NV Rec Center Great source for information
Eureka Valley Rec Center, Collingwood & 18th, indoor tot gym

WHERE TO SHOP
Baby Gear/Clothes/Toys
Peekabootique, 1306 Castro, kids’ new & used clothing and products, consignment service
The Ark, 3845 24th St, toys from birth and up
Small Frys, 2066 24th St, clothing and accessories
Natural Resources,1367 Valencia St, safe, non-toxic clothing and accessories for infants and toddlers
Chloe’s Closet, 451 Cortland Ave, recycled & new children’s clothing & toys, consignment service

ORGANIC PRODUCE
Whole Foods, 3950 24th Street
Church Produce, 1798 Church @ 30th
Noe Valley Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8-1 pm

FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
Paxti’s, 4042 24th Street, order your pizza ahead for a shorter wait time
Savor, 3913 24th Street, ample indoor seating, great outdoor seating in back
Toast, 1748 Church Street AND 3991 24th Street
La Boulange de Noe, 3898 24th Street
Fresca, 3925 24th Street, , have a kids menu, most family-friendly for lunch or brunch
Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers, 4138 24th St, sizable indoor and outdoor dining areas

WHERE TO GIVE AND GET SUPPORT
Online Support Communities on Yahoo! Groups

  • noevalleyparent
  • noevalleyparents
  • BajaNoeBabes
  • glenparkparents
  • bernalheightsparents
  • missionparents

FACE TO FACE SUPPORT COMMUNITIES
Yeshi’s Mother’s Group @ Natural Resources
La Leche League of San Francisco
Golden Gate Mothers Group
Adoptive Parents in SF
San Francisco Parents of Multiples Club
Parents for Public Schools
Breastfeeding Mothers Circle @ Natural Resources
Sleep Support Circle @ Natural Resources
Mother and Baby Support Group @ Natural Resources

WHERE TO LEARN/EXPLORE TOGETHER
Exploring Art

Terra Mia, Open Studio
Pixie Hall Studios, ages 18M and up

Exploring Dance & Music
Calliope Dance Studio, ages 3 and up
MoBu Dance Studio, ages 3 and up
Little Music Makers, 6 months and up
Music Together SF, newborn and up
Noe Valley Dance Space, ages 4 and up

Exploring Movement

Cardio-tone, ages 1 and up
Family Yoga @ cardio-tone
Soccer Tots, ages 18M and up
Mom & Baby Yoga @ Yoga Tree – Valencia
Upper Noe Recreation Center, ages 1 and up
Eureka Valley Recreation Center, ages 1 and up

Exploring Language

Noe Valley Library, 1 and up
Lango, French, Spanish, Mandarin, 18M and up
Special Events (around the city)
SF Birth & Baby Fair @ Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, First Sunday in June – find birth and baby related resources from across the city, with free workshops, expert demos, as well as discounted clothes (especially maternity wear!) and products.
Sippy Cups Concert @ Dolores Park, Saturday, 6/19, 4-5:30 pm – featuring the favorite kid rock band for a fundraiser in the last event before construction begins in fall 2010

WHERE TO STAY WELL
Pediatricians
Getzwell Pediatrics, Church @ 29th, fee for service, integrative practice with lactation consultant
Noe Valley Pediatrics, 24th & Dolores, takes insurance, has full-time advice nurse who has a great blog for sharing what’s going around

Family Doctors
Drs. Miller, Swan & Zaphiris, Sanchez by 26h, fee for service, integrative practice
Noe Valley Clinic, 23rd @ Sanchez, boutique integrative family practice

Prenatal/Postpartum Services
More Mojo Studios, Church @ Clipper, chiropractic, massage and home birth services
Natural Resources, Valencia by 25th Street, pregnancy, birth and early parenting services

WHERE TO GET SCHOOLED
Daycare/Preschool
Growing Up, 2’s only, 9-3 pm
Gan Noe, Cesar Chavez by Dolores, 18M-5yrs, morning/full day, 8:45-3:45, extended day available, 2-5 days/wk
Hummingbirds, Diamond & 23rd – 18M – 4yrs, full & short days, 8-6 pm
Kelly’s Family Daycare, 30th by Whitney, 18M-3yrs, 8-5:30 pm
Kiddie Corner Childcare, 26th by Dolores – 18M-3yrs, M-Th, 8-5 pm
Rainbow Family Childcare, 26th by Dolores – 18M-3yrs, 8-4 pm, 2-5 days/week, extended day available
St Nicholas, Diamond Heights & Duncan – 3M-5yrs, 7-6 pm
Holy Family Day Home, Dolores & 15th, Minna & 8th – 3M-6yrs, 7-5:30 pm
Katherine Michiels, Guerrero by 25th – 3M-5yrs, 7-6 pm
Treehouse Preschool, Fountain & 25th, 2-5 yrs, full days 8-6

Preschool only (2-5 years)

Boost Preschool, Eureka by 22nd, morning/afternoon, 8:30-3:30 pm, serves children with learning challenges
Eureka Learning Center, Diamond by 22nd – 8-3 pm
Kangaroo Play & Learn, Diamond by 24th, morning/afternoon, 8:30-3pm
Neighborhood Playgarden, Grandview & Romain– 8:30-1:30
Pixie Hall Art Academy, Diamond @ Elizabeth, 9:00-12:00, 2-3 days/week
St Paul’s Littlest Angel, Church @ 29th, 33M-6 yrs, morning/full day, 7:30-6, 2-5 days/week
St Philips, morning/full day, 8-5:30, 2-5 days/week
SFUSD Theresa Mahler CDC, Church & 22nd, 7:30-5:25 pm
Glen Park Montessori, Chenery near Carne, 8:30-5:30 pm,
Noe Valley Nursery, Christopher Playground, Diamond Heights near Duncan – 2.5- 4yrs, 9-12:30 pm

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