At the Association, we're happy to have Julia on our Arts Enrichment program teacher. Her enthusiasmm and calm approach is as affective and welcome with family child care providers as it is with the little children in her family child care home.
- Rosie Kennedy, President Family Child Care Association of San Francisco

It was like being in a place where children could explore, think, and move their bodies and fingers/ body to toys that gave them that "wonder" and exploration. Like Bev Bos, you are giving the children the freedom to "do" and "be" but at the same time, have developmentally appropriate expectations and guidance.
-Manuel Wong, Instructor City College Child & Family Studies Dept.


My interest in childhood development began when my son, Julian was a baby and has continued to serve the Noe Valley community since that time. Prior to Julian’s birth I was a manager for a well known store on 24th St., Star Magic that sold gifts of science and spirit.

Growing Up is licensed under the State Of California as a Family Child Care Home and I am currently licensed for 6 children. CPR and First Aid training is maintained. My educational background is extensive in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco City College. I am a Master Teacher in the California Teacher Matrix.

I enjoy children greatly and find their natural motivations to be curious and inspiring. The program that has developed over the years is intended to be helpful to you as a parent so that you can know that your child is happy and developing skills apart from you. I feel as though Growing Up is a special place for children, myself and parents to enjoy the great experience of a child being TWO!! I have always enjoyed sharing this wonderful experience with parents and look forward to knowing you and your child.

References given upon request.

Julia Ready

Licensed State of California Since 1994, License #380506433
CPR and First Aid Qualified
California Teacher Matrix

Family Child Care Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Arts Enrichment Program
Mentor Teacher for San Francisco City College

Among nine childcare providers honored at the State Capitol at the fourth annual Childcare Provider of the Year ceremony. Received a Certificate of Recognition from State of Calif. Senator, Leland Y. Yee and Certificate of Recognition from Calif. Legislature Assemblywoman, Fiona Ma on April 29, 2008.

Featured as a Childcare Provider of the Week on the award winning PBS talk show series A Place Of Our Own. Growing Up was filmed for the series, Spring 2008.

Mother Since 1989, Julian