Welcome to Glückskinder

German/U.S.American Family Day Care in San Francisco


German/U.S. American Family Day Care

Our goal at Glückskinder is to prepare children for the next stage of their lives through the development of fine and gross motor abilities, cognitive skills and healthy interactions with their peers. Keep reading to learn more!


Corona Virus

Due to the recent developments of the Corona Virus it is with much regret that we have to let you know that Glückskinder Family Day Care is permanently closed.

We wish you and your family all the best!


Glückskinder team

Boy with Type Machine


Toddler with Toys

Glückskinder Gallery


Our Story

what we believe in

Toddler in Bear Costume

At Glückskinder, we’re proud to provide a caring and safe environment for your children. By following our mission, vision and values, we create a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming learning environment for all children.

We provide our students with the tools they need for future happiness and success. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. Get in touch to learn more!



Learning Through Play

The educational programs at Glückskinder were created with our children’s needs in mind: to mature and develop in a safe yet stimulating environment. Take a look below to learn more about each program.

Chalkboard with Different Languages

Bilingual Concept German/American

At Glückskinder, we are supporting your child in many different ways but one of our main focus is on language development. 
We offer your child a bilingual and safe environment. It is important for us that your child doesn't feel pressured to choose a language. We work with the 50/50 concept of one person/one language. We have one German and one English teacher at the Day Care. Our teachers are all trained and the German teacher studied Education in Germany as well as she has a degree in DaZ (German as a second language).

Boy Doodling

Program and Activities

Our Program has been perfect for many families. We provide a playful environment as well as morning circles with music, Arts and Crafts activities, science activities, walks to playgrounds, reading activities and a nap time. If you have specific questions about day-to-day activities or the program timeline, simply get in touch - one of our team members will be happy to help.

We care for children starting 8 month of age.

Mother with her Child

Opening Hours

Depending on your family’s schedule, our Full-Time Program might be the right fit for you.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8am until 5pm.
Drop off time is from 8-9am and pick up from 4-5pm.
In emergency situations we can provide additional hours.

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Hungry Hippos

We find it very important especially for the little ones to eat healthy and nutritious food. We offer five meals a day including early und late breakfast, playground snack, lunch and afternoon snack. We are also planting our own vegetables and fruits in the garden which we will use for our daily meals.
We also have vegetarian options available and are able to cater to certain allergies. 
Feel free to give us a call with any questions!

Baby Playing with Building Blocks

Plastic-free environment

We believe in a greener world and how important it is to keep plastic out of our daily life. To do so the Glückskinder is creating a plastic free environment for everyone and all our toys and furniture are made from wood.

We believe that too many colors and an overload on toys support overstimulation which can be harmful for your child. Thats why you will see solid color schemes and no plastic in our facility.

girls indoor tent


Our facility has a beautiful outdoor area as well as three indoor rooms which are all on one level. A nap room also provides a quiet place for story telling, to explore their family books or simply relax. A big playroom gives all children enough room to explore all the beautiful toys and to play with the other children.

Please notice that two dogs are living in a different area of the house so if your child is allergic to dogs this Family Day Care might not be the right fit for you.

Baby with Toys

Mission Statement

Unique and Valuable

At Glückskinder, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe. Our unique bilingual Family Child Care offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities, kids reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.


Contact Us

Would you like to learn more about Glückskinder? Please feel free to get in touch with us to schedule a tour with us.

 We will get back to you as soon as possible.

LIC 384003066

675 Lakeview Avenue
SF, San Francisco 94112

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