Preschool Programs

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Fee Assistance

We offer fee assistance for qualifying San Mateo residents. Please email parksandrecreation@cityofsanmateo.org for more information.

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Parent and Child / Friends & Me

Due to COVID-19, there are currently no programs for Fall 2020. Please check back for updates. Please see our 2020 Fall Activity Guide for youth enrichment programs and classes.

Tiny Tots (ages 3-4 yrs.)

Keep your 3-4 year old engaged with learning! Whether it be virtual or in-person, you pick your comfortability. Registration opens to the public on Monday, October 26th at 9am at www.sanmateorec.org. Click the "In-Person" or "Virtual" tab for more information.

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  1. In-Person
  2. Virtual

In-Person Tiny Tots

Come join our amazing Building Blocks teachers for our in-person Tiny Tots program. In this six week program children will heighten their awareness of the alphabet, colors, phonics, and number concepts through developmentally appropriate play based activities. This class will include circle time, STEAM activities, manipulative practice, art, story time and music and movement all while following COVID-19 best practices. No Class on Wednesday 11/11,11/23 through 11/27.

Location: Shoreview Recreation Center (950 Ocean Avenue, San Mateo, 94401)

  • 510115-C1               9:15-10:45am               $595               MWF              11/2 - 12/18
  • 510115-C2               9:15-10:45am               $420               TuTh              11/3 - 12/17
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Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4-5 yrs.)

Don't miss out on this opportunity for your 4-5 year old child! For payment plan options for the in-person Pre-K classes, please email hmurphy@cityofsanmateo.org. Registration opens to the public on Monday, October 26th at 9am at www.sanmateorec.orgClick the "In-Person" or "Virtual" tab for more information. 

  1. In-Person
  2. Virtual

In-Person Pre-K Classes

Come join our amazing Building Blocks teachers for our in-person Pre-K program. In this six week program children will heighten their awareness of the alphabet,  phonics, writing and number concepts through STEAM and developmentally appropriate play based activities. This class will include circle time with music, movement, and story time. Large group instruction and outdoor physical activities all while following COVID-19 best practices. No School on Wednesday 11/11, 11/23 through 11/27.

Shoreview Recreation Center (950 Ocean Avenue, San Mateo, 94401)

  • 510116-D1               9:00-11:00am               $1,015               M-F               11/2 - 12/18

Lakeshore Recreation Center (1550 Marina Ct, San Mateo, 94403)

  • 510116-D2               9:00-11:00am               $1,015               M-F               11/2 - 12/18