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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in San Mateo, CA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in San Mateo, CA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in San Mateo, CA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in San Mateo, CA?
When you begin looking for preschools in San Mateo, CA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in San Mateo, CA.
How can I find a preschool near me in San Mateo, CA?
There are currently 139 preschools in San Mateo, CA on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in San Mateo, CA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.