Dr. T.K.L Center

Serving Preschool and Home Based Care

Founded in 1975, the Dr. T. Kong Lee (T.K.L.) Center is our first location ever. The center was named after Dr. Lee, the founder of our generous donor, Lincoln University Foundation. He was an immigrant, an educator, and an inspiration to all of us at Kai Ming. This cozy center serves 20 children from 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. Its relatively small size allows our teachers to interact and observe the children closely.
950 Powell St. (Clay St.) San Francisco, CA 94108-2014
Monday - Friday
8:00 am- 4:30 pm


Age Group & Classroom
  • 3 to 5 Years Old
  • 1 Preschool Classroom
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Project Approach
Education Services
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Research-Based Curriculum
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Inclusion & Mental Health
Facility Features
  • Community Playground
  • Parent Activity Room
Family Services
  • Comprehensive Services
  • Parent Partnership & Engagement
  • Resources and Referral
  • Parent Education
Health and Nutrition Services
  • Free Nutritious Meal Services
  • Early and Periodic Health Screening
  • Health Education for Parents
  • Nutrition Education for Parents
Venus Kong
(Dr. T.K.L. Center Family Advocate)
Venus has been working for Kai Ming Head Start as a Family Advocate for many years. She is happy to have the opportunity to work closely with children and families.
Bandi Park
(Dr. T.K.L. Center Site Manager)
"Educators have a responsibility to examine and challenge their own biases in order to create inclusive and equitable learning environments." - Lisa Delpit