Author Irene Byrne, M.A. is the director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool in San Francisco. She also consults with parents about the preschool and kindergarten application process. Irene lives in Napa, CA, with her husband and two children.


  • First Step: Phone or video conference to determine your needs and make a plan.
  • General overview of the types of preschools and elementary schools in San Francisco.
  • Overview of the application process.
  • Assistance researching and assessing the different options.
  • Help navigating the entire process from tour to contract including completing and submitting the application.
  • Final Step: Making the right decision for your child and family.


Irene Byrne