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Discovery Land Family Day Care - 15 Reviews - 1615 38th Ave, San Francisco, CA - Child Care Reviews - Phone (415) 664-1642

Discovery Land Family Day Care

1615 38th Ave (at Lawton Street)
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-1642
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Discovery Land Family Day Care - San Francisco, CA
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We send our 22 month-old daughter to Lina since September last year. Since she starts, we notice improvements on her language, music, and social skills. Lina has two experienced...


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Discovery Land is GREAT!!! 2/3/2011

We send our 22 month-old daughter to Lina since September last year. Since she starts, we notice improvements on her language, music, and social skills. Lina has two experienced teachers to teach them music, arts and crafts and lauguage. My daughter comes home very happy everyday. more

We love Discovery Land! 8/2/2010

Our daughter started Discovery Land about a year and a half ago. This was our third attempt to get her transitioned from home to a daycare. And Lina, with her tremendous experience, patience, and love for kids made it all possible. Lina let her gradually get used to the environment, kids, and then slowly transitioned her to classes with new teachers. For the past year and a half, our daughter has grown and developed a lot. Because of Lina?s patience and persistence, she has learned to eat healthy foods (not only mac and cheese). She now eats vegetable soup, and carrots are her favorite snacks. Everyday she comes home with new projects, her new small achievements (learning new letters, new numbers, coloring inside the lines, using different colors, and much more), and of course LOTS of new songs and games. We are very happy we found Lina and her daycare. It has become an integral part of our lives. Lina?s staff, kids and their parents all together feel like a big family. more

Outstanding Daycare/Preschool 7/26/2010

We found Discovery Land Family Daycare about 6 months ago and are more than pleased with our choice. Our daughter was 2 when we made the switch to Lina's and all I can say is - after Fran's first day there, I came by to pick her up but she didn't want to leave! Discovery Land is a nurturing, healthy, stimulating environment with lots of life and love. My husband and I feel very confident leaving our daughter in Lina's hands - she is a rare find... focused, structured, clean, gentle, caring, and provides healthy well balanced meals. Francesca learns new things there every day and is so proud to show me her projects and sing the new songs she has learned. If you are considering switching your daycare provider or are looking for a preschool for your toddler, I would highly recommend you visit this place. The quality of care at Discovery Land is outstanding and would be obvious to anyone who stopped by. I am lucky to have found such an excellent provider and am glad we have become a part of Lina's ""family"". Pros: nurturing, healthy, stimulating environment more

Discovery Land is the BEST daycare! 7/23/2010

We could not be any happier with the love, passion, nurture, learning, and support that our daughter has been receiving in Discovery Land for the past year. I am the kind of parent who always worry about everything when I leave my daughter behind, whether it?s food, play, safety, attention, feelings, learning opportunities?etc?you name it. I still have these concerns/fears even today if I leave my daughter in the care of someone else?s hands, except for Discovery Land. The reason for most of my concerns mostly because my daughter is beyond high maintenance. She is a very slow and picky eater, but DL staffs took care of that by making sure she eats enough, even if it took more than an hour of feeding. She is also extremely shy among strangers and likes to do things very slowly on her own pace, and DL staffs recognized that and created a very loving and supportive place so she feels safe and comfortable in going M-F. And she always tells me she loves ALL the teachers there! Here?s a short list of highlights of Lina and the teachers: - Lina and all the teachers are extremely positive and passionate in caring for every child. - We were always greeted with beautiful smiles, and constantly given updates about our daughter's performance during the day. - Lina cooks really really tasty and healthy food daily that even I would like to dig my teeth into! (I am very big on taste and quality nutritious food, so I have to emphasize Lina?s hearty soups with meat and lots of veggies, buckwheat dishes, whole wheat yet tasty snacks, lots of organic fruits?) - The children get plenty of opportunity for learning: story time, singing and dancing with a piano or gymnastics teacher, drawing, numbers, letters, animals, goo, paint, glitters, and a variety of arts and crafts. The amazing Lina and teachers are so dedicated and creative that create a warm environment for both the kids and the parents. To sum up, our experience there is incredible, and we recommend this place to all parents who want to feel at peace after dropping off their kids, knowing that their kids are in great hands and will be having lots of fun and learning everyday!!! more

Lina is great! 12/3/2009

Our daughter has been going to Discovery Land for the last two years and she has been very happy there. My daughter is not a very good eater and Lina makes sure she eats well. Lina makes very wholesome and healthy food everyday for the kids. They also offer many activities for the kids-art, music and learning numbers and letters consistently. My daughter is going to go to Kindergarten next year and she is already feeling sad about the prospect of leaving Discovery Land :( more

Excellent Daycare/Preschool 8/19/2009

Lina and her teachers have been doing a wonderful job of taking care of our son for the past year. We had a mishap at another daycare where our son was given peanuts despite a written list of food to avoid, and ended up in the emergency room. I was a nervous wreck about leaving our son with another daycare, but Lina was amazing. She is great at communicating, and letting me know the details of my son's day. My son is a picky eater and she goes out of her way to make sure that he eats well (better than he does at home). Since he started day care there at 19 months old he wasn't quite ready for class. Lina and the other teachers have done a great job of letting my son adjust to going to class, in which he now actively participates. He now can't wait to show me his ""projects."" I would highly recommend Discovery Land Day care to anyone looking for a family like atmosphere where your child will be safe, happy, and learn the basics of pre-school. Pros: Nurturing, individual care more

Lina and Discovery Land-An Excellent Choice! 7/29/2009

My son Max began Discovery Land daycare when he was 5 1/2 months old. Lina and the other caretakers at Discoveryland were excellent at helping him transition. Initially, Max would not take a bottle and Lina was patient enough to use a teaspoon to feed him breastmilk for the first week! As he got older, when I would go to pick him up, he wouldn't want to leave. Lina cooks warm, healthy meals (which Max to this day misses at his pre-k program), helps (or entirely) potty trains, provides plenty of extracurricular activities with outside teachers coming in (music and art classes, exercise and stretching, etc.) and most importantly provides an exceptionally loving, cozy and safe learning environment for kids. Lina always takes the extra care and measures to make certain the kids are happy and comfortable and goes above and beyond what you would expect from an outside caretaker. Pros: Best Family Daycare more

We love Discovery Land 7/28/2009

When we were looking for a preschool, we knew that we wanted a warm, nurturing, home-like environment, but didn't want to miss out on the academics to prepare our daughter for kindergarten. We found that Discovery Land was the perfect blend. At just 2 years old, my daughter loves to ""go to school"" at Discovery Land. Lina brings in professional preschool teachers twice a day to sing songs, do art projects with the kids and introduce them to academics like the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week, etc. My daughter is always bringing home creative projects and proudly tells me which letter of the alphabet she is learning about each week. I also love that Lina makes home-cooked, healthy meals everyday. She greets my daughter with a big smile every morning and gives her the warmth and nurturing that a mother would. The place is super clean too and just the right size for a preschooler. We love that we can leave our daughter there all day without worrying, knowing that she is safe and in nurturing hands. Overall, we are very happy with Discovery Land. more

Best Pre-School in San Francisco 7/28/2009

Discovery Land is one of the best pre-schools in the City. Lina is very professional, friendly more


Every morning when LINA opens the Door my son Has this Great Big smile on his face, and that is exactly what we, parents want to see. I Love this place, my Son loves it too. A lot of Creative activities to develope kid's inter and intrapersonal skills. I Highly reccomend them !!! Pros: One of the BEST more

Highly recommend 7/24/2009

My 4.5 year old has been in Discovery land since he was 9 months old. Lena and her team have done an amazing job in his development. We recently took him to an exclusive private school to test out his aptitude to start kindergarten or advanced pre-k and he did very well and qualified for kindergarten even though he will not be 5 y/o until Oct 09 (i.e. a young kindergartner) - I attribute this mostly to the Discovery Land experience. It is very comforting for 2 working adults to know that well rounded development is happening with their child during working hours -- the nutritious food, care, games, arts/craft, music, learning, etc. Lena is like a second Mom to my child and he truly adores and totally respects her. This has been a great foundation; we are very pleased and highly recommend this facility :-)!! Pros: Amazing results more

An excellent preschool facility! 7/24/2009

Discoveryland is a wonderful family oriented preschool in which the kids who attend are each given excellent attention. Lina (owner) and her staff genuinely care about each of the children in their care and it shows in each child's face. Our little one sometimes doesn't even want to leave ""her school"" because she enjoys herself at Discoveryland. Lina and her staff have created a very good learning atmosphere in which each child is encouraged to learn and explore in preparation for their graduation to kindergarten. I also personally appreciate that Lina and her staff skillfully encourage good behavior from each child and give positive reinforcement to each child. Another perk of Discoveryland is that Lina cooks nutricious meals and promotes good nutrition to the kids. Overall, an excellent facility in which a child is cared for, loved, and prepared for their next stage in life. Pros: Friendly family atmosphere more

Quality Childcare and Preschool Program! 7/16/2008

My oldest daughter was cared for by Lina from 3 months until she went to Kindergarten. Now my youngest daughter has been with Lina for over 5 years and headed to Kindergarten. Lina, her staff, and teachers provide lots of love, personal attention, and truly treat the children like family. They provide delicious meals, stimulating activities, provide preschool lessons daily, and a weekly music program. Pros: Licensed childcare provider, experienced pre-K teachers, clean and safe facility! Cons: None! more

My first, great daycare in Sunset district 4/17/2008

This was the very first daycare for my 3-year-old daughter since she was one. We've been enjoying their home-feeling facility and warmth of Lena (owner) and her staff's care for over a year now. more

Love Discovery Land 1/16/2007

Discovery Land is great! Cute, clean, fun, creative -- happy kids and SUPER staff. Our whole family loves it. more
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  • Day care center cares for children from preschool to six years of age; features homemade meals, outdoor play area, learning activities and more.

  • 6/19/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Outer Sunset, Central West