Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions we receive.  If you cannot find an answer here please feel free to contact us directly.

DO YOU OFFER TOURS OF YOUR SCHOOL?
We offer group tours twice a year for parents to come and visit the school, meet the director and our educators.  Group tours are posted on our website and you may register online.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Please visit the registration section of our website to register. There is a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee for each child and an two page application required. Summer Camps do not require the application just registration

ARE YOU A DAYCARE?  DO YOU HAVE ALL-DAY PROGRAMS?
We are not a day care- Stretch the Imagination is a preschool with different classes offered to various age-groups ranging from 12mo - 5.5 yrs.  We do not offer all-day, daycare programs.

ARE YOU A DROP-OFF PROGRAM?
All of our classes are drop-off except for our Infant Exploration classes which require a parent or caretaker to attend.

WHAT AGE DOES IT START?
Infant Exploration classes can begin as early as 12 months.  Our drop-off programs begin at 24 months.   Please note that your child must be 2 years old before the start of the session to join our drop-off classes.

CAN I PAY FOR A DROP-IN CLASS?
We do not accept drop-ins. Classes are based on full school year.

HOW DO I FIND YOUR SCHOOL?
San Francisco:
We are located at 2509 Bush Street between Scott and Divisadero in Lower Pacific Heights.  We are in a light yellow Victorian house on the right side of the street as you drive down Bush Street.  Please note, there is no sign showing where we are- look for the number.

Marin:
We are located at 47A Tamal Vista Blvd. in Corte Madera. We are in the same plaza as Book Passage.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS SEPARATION ANXIETY?
The first day of class or camp parents should park in the neighborhood and walk children in. Please plan on spending 10-15 minutes helping your child acclimate.  We ask that you stay close by in the neighborhood the first day in case we need to call you- there are cafes and shops close by on Fillmore street.  If your child is upset for longer than 10 minutes we will call you.  Sending a comfort item from home can be helpful (blankets, special toy, binky, photo of family, etc.)  If your child has severe separation anxiety we will work with you to figure out the best plan to support your child.