Welcome to La Marelle

Currently enrolling children for January 2020 and Summer/Fall 2020!

740 Ellsworth Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 - (4

About Us

French Immersion


At La Marelle, children learn to speak French in the most natural way, while playing, having fun, singing, listening to stories and exploring the city. 

We believe that, like most skills, language doesn't need to be taught but to be caught!This is why we like to expose the children to a wide range of activities. 

We are happy to enroll children with or without previous exposure to French. 

All our staff members are fluent in French and English and principally speak French. 

Play-based Philosophy


La Marelle's curriculum is designed by Judith. Her extensive experience with children, plus her knowledge of Early Childhood Education, lead her to design a curriculum where children learn while playing, exploring and experimenting. 

Throughout a large choice of developmentally appropriate toys and activities, the children  develop their gross and fine motor skills, their cognitive skills but their social skills. 

La Marelle also goes on many field trips all over the city, several times per week! Some of our favorites include many different playgrounds, Glen Park Canyon, Bernal Heights, Ocean Beach, SF zoo, Tilden farm, the Randall Museum, the Yerba Buena summer festival... We are always ready for some fun adventure! 

Worry Free


La Marelle has been designed to answer both the children and their families' needs. 

La Marelle is a licensed family child care home (#384002652). All our employees got their finger printing clearance and an up-to-date CPR certification. 

The environment and the toys are all age appropriate.

We have a liability daycare insurance.

We are open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, 49 weeks per year. 

We provide three balanced, home-made meals per day (AM snack, lunch, PM snack).

All activities and field trips are included in the monthly tuition.


Healhy Apple Progam

The Healthy Apple Program is a voluntary quality improvement opportunity designed to empower and support child care providers to establish and promote lifelong healthy habits for the children in their care. La Marelle has been involved with this program for two years and has been rewarded both years for great standing in nutrtion and physical activities.  


California Childare Health Program

La Marelle voluntarly participated in a  study with UCSF and CCHP on Integrated Pest Management for family child care homes. This study was in perfect alignement with La Marelle's effort to keep the environment safe and clean while being environmentally conscious . 

Child Care Food Pogram

The eating habits children learn when they are young have a huge impact on what foods they prefer as they grow. Child care providers can play a big part in making sure children learn to enjoy nutritionally balanced meals.  But it can be expensive to serve fresh, healthy food. Children’s Council offers support to family child care providers for serving nutritious meals through the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Tuition & Admission


Tuition includes full day care, meals and activities.  

Full-time - 5 days per week....$2,350.00/month. 

Part-time sometimes available. Price calculated depending on the number of days.


La Marelle is currently accepting applications for January 2020 as well as Summer/Fall 2020. 

1. Please, email the following information at Contact@lamarellesf.com 

  • Child's name, date of birth, number of siblings and ages, languages spoken or understood. 
  • Parents/Guardians's name, address, phone number, email address
  • Looking for a full-time or part-time (specify how many days) 
  • Prospective starting date
  • Please, add how you heard of La Marelle.

2. We will contact you shortly to schedule a site visit. First visits are usually scheduled during the weekend to give a chance to the whole family to join and to get my full attention.

Contact Us

La Marelle

740 Ellsworth St, San Francisco, California 94110, United States

(415) 322-0278


Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm