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Preschool Information

San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to offer preschool programs located at public elementary schools.

The 2014-2015 enrollment has been completed. For more information call 650-312-7343 or email Chris Fontana.

To download a preschool application click here; for other enrollment information, click here: priority list, tuition.

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Families that pay the monthly tuition are eligible to participate in these preschool classrooms.

Montessori Preschool Programs
North Shoreview Preschool offers a Montessori curriculum, traditional school calendar and optional extended care; located at North Shoreview Music and Art Magnet School; 1301 Cypress Avenue, San Mateo.

Parkside Preschool  offers a Montessori curriculum and a year round school calendar; located at Parkside Elementary School; 1685 Eisenhower Street, San Mateo

Development Preschool Programs
San Mateo Park Preschool offers a developmental curriculum and a traditional school calendar; located at San Mateo Park Math and Science Magnet School; 161 Clark Drive, San Mateo.

Helping Hands Preschool offers a blended classroom for general education and special education students curriculum and a year round school calendar; located at Parkside Elementary School; 1685 Eisenhower St., San Mateo. 

Language Immersion Preschool Programs
Mandarin Immersion Preschool offers a Mandarin immersion and a year-round school calendar with morning and extended care classes; located at Turnbull Child Development Center; 715B Indian Avenue, San Mateo.

Spanish Immersion Preschool offers a Spanish immersion program and a year round school calendar; located at Fiesta Gardens International School; 1001 Bermuda Drive, San Mateo. 

Click to view  2013-14 Tuition

2013-14 Traditional  and  Year Round Calendars


2014-2015 Enrollment Information

2014-15 Priority Information; Tuition



For more information call 650-312-7343

or email Chris Fontana



Families are eligible for participation as determined during a confidential certification interview. Each family who qualifies for services must be recertified annually in order to continue in the program.  Children are enrolled based on family eligibility (preschool and childcare programs) and need (childcare program only).
• Eligibility is determined by income, homelessness, CPS, At-Risk and/or CalWorks. Monthly income must be at or below 70% of the state median income, adjusted for family size. Lowest income families are served first.
• Need is determined by employment, CPS, At-Risk, education or training, seeking employment, incapacity, homelessness.

Half day preschool program, Parent Involvement Project (PIP), for 4 year old children follows the K-5 school site calendar and are open 180 days per year. Preschools are located at Fiesta Gardens, George Hall, Horrall, and Turnbull Child Development Center.

Full day childcare program for 2.9 years olds to enrollment in kindergarten is located at  Turnbull Child Development Center.  These classrooms are open all day for 244 days per year.

School and non-school day childcare programs for kindergarten children, located at Turnbull Child Development Center, are open 244 days per year.


"Enrollment Procedures" for subsidized programs are available in English or Español.

 State Subsidized preschool application in English; Solicitud en Español

For more information call 650-312-7766