School Director
Juan Carlos Cuellar
440 29th Street San Francisco, CA 94131  ·  818-581-2624
Mi Cunita de Noe Valley Nursery Openings Now!

The sister program of Mi Casita Azul de Noe Valley Preschool, is accepting applications for an infant and toddler program.
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We believe that children learn through playing and exploring. We strive to create a fun learning environment where children are encouraged to engage in activities that help them learn and develop.

We partner with parents to raise healthy, happy children and emphasize two-way communication as essential to this partnership. We believe that…

Young children can learn another language if given the opportunity to experiment with the new language and culture in a motivating environment. When children are engaged in social interactions with interesting activities in Spanish, language learning is natural. When a child can experiment with a variety of activities on a daily basis, they develop their social, cognitive and language proficiencies. An immersion language program where children experience Spanish in a meaningful, real-life context is very effective. Children are precious and must receive care from adults who are capable and caring and whose values enable them to be excellent role models. Children should experience numerous positive learning milestones leading to an increased sense of competence and independence. Children’s play is extremely vital to healthy physical development, acceptable social skills, and cognitive growth.


Join the Mi Cunita de Noe Valley community in four easy steps:

1. Explore our website

We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.

2. Tour our school

Come see what makes Mi Cunita unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.

3. Submit an Enrollment Application

If you would like to enroll, please submit an application at – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Please do not submit an application if you have not toured.

4. Enroll

After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.


We’re located in the center of San Francisco in the charming neighborhood of Noe Valley at 440 29th Street San Francisco, CA 94131.

About Our School

Welcome to Mi Cunita de Noe Valley Nursery where “Mi casa es su casa”. It is a pleasure to open our family’s home to your child and your family. We are a San Francisco home-based Spanish immersion childcare facility licensed by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. We are licensed to care for 6 children. We care for children from newborns to 2.5 years of age (3 infants and 3 toddlers).

We have 2 areas for outdoor activities including a vegetable & herb garden, fruit trees and flowers in the back yard. We have daily outdoor activities playing in our patio or our garden as weather permits.

Our Teachers

Juan Carlos Cuellar is the Executive Director and a tenured educator. He has taught Spanish bilingual elementary education for the SFUSD from 1985 until 2014 when he retired. He has extensive experience and education in early childhood education and 2nd language acquisition. He has taught English and Spanish to young children for over 28 years. He develops language learning programs utilizing the performing arts to immerse the students in learning a new language and culture. He promotes multiculturalism.

Gabriela Inestroza is a Childcare Provider who has excellent references as a nanny and, as a young mother of a 4 year old, Gabbie has great knowledge of a child’s early childhood development. She is from Honduras and is a fluent speaker of Spanish, her native language.

Bertha B. Cuellar is a Bilingual Childcare Provide and a Spanish native speaker with a passion for teaching and experience as a grandparent/teacher at the Rocky Mountain Co-Op Nursery School in San Francisco.

We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.

Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.

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