Educating children. Empowering families. Enriching community.


We understand what a tremendously important decision it is to find the right school to best support your child’s social, emotional, and academic development. Thank you for considering joining HFDH’s community. We greatly appreciate your interest.

First Steps to a Successful Future

For many families, applying and navigating through the admissions process can be daunting. In the effort to eliminate some of this stress and to best clarify what your family can anticipate after applying to our school, the HFDH Admissions Team has outlined information to guide you step by step. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Team by phone or email at the addresses and phone numbers listed below.

Applying to Holy Family Day Home

HFDH is home to 154 children ages three months to five years. The school year begins mid-August. It is also our busiest period of enrollment. Enrollment continues throughout the year as openings occur.

Applications can be picked up in person at 299 Dolores Street in San Francisco.

Print or download application.

Imprimir o descargue la solicitud.

There is no fee to apply. Applications can be submitted year round. You may submit your application through postal mail, in person, through fax or by email to:

Attention: HFDH Admissions Department
299 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Fax: 415-861-8926
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After your application has been submitted you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive this, please call Isabel Matus at 415-861-5361 ext. 230 to make sure your application was received and processed. Once you are active on the admissions waitlist, you will receive an email from the Admissions Team annually reconfirming your interest in joining our program. This email is sent in the month of October every school year.

We ask that you contact us within the time frame noted on the email to confirm your continued interest and update any family information that may have changed since applying. If we do not receive a response, your child’s application will become inactive and you will lose your place on the wait list. We are happy to reactivate applications at any time, with the date you contact us as your new waitlist rank.

Financial Assistance

If you think your family qualifies for subsidized child care, we recommend that you contact one of the following resource and referral centers to learn about additional options that may be available to you.

Children’s Council of San Francisco
445 Church Street (Between 16th and 17th Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-276-2900 (Main line)
415-343-3300 (Resource and referral line)
Website: http://www.childrenscouncil.org

Wu Yee
706 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Website: wuyee.org/child-care-payment-assistance

Depending on your family-size and income, you may qualify for a childcare voucher, or be placed on an eligibility list to await services. Holy Family Day Home cannot directly offer your family services until Children’s Council or Wu Yee has approved your family for a care subsidy. Please contact Children’s Council or Wu Yee directly for any questions or inquiries about Early Learning SF.

For questions regarding income eligibility for childcare subsidized through the California Department of Education, please contact Isabel Matus at 415-861-5361 ext.230.

Visit Us

Campus Public Tours are held on various Fridays in the Fall and Winter months. To reserve a spot, please visit Campus Public Tours. Tours are not required but are highly recommended. Visiting Holy Family Day Home will allow you to familiarize your family with our program and site, learn about the unique services and programs we offer children and families both inside and outside the classroom, and will help you to decide if our center is the right fit for your child.

Thank you again for your interest in Holy Family Day Home. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 415‑565-0504.