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Childrens School Hillsdale United Methodist Church

303 West 36th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 570-6196


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Being a Parent Participation Nursery School allows... ...parents an opportunity to learn and grow together with their children. ...parents to interact with their children in a nursery school setting. ...parents to work with other children of similar age and become aware of common behavioral patterns and learn how to deal with them effectively.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The purpose of Children's School is to provide...
...a loving
...a healthful
...a safe, varied enviornment give the individual child the opportunity to develop socially, physically,emotionally, and cognitively

A Typical Day

2-Day Program
T/Th Class (children ages 2.6 to 3.6)...9:00-11:30
Tuesday and Thursday

3-Day Program
MWF Class (children ages 3.6 to 4.6)...9:00-11:30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

4-Day Program
Pre-K Class (children ages 4.6 to 5.6)...12:00-2:30
Monday thru Thursday

Breakfast Buddies
Monday thru Friday (before school munchie)...8:30-9:00

Lunch Bunch
Monday thru Friday(lunch and a story)...11:30-12:00

Stay and Play
Monday thru Thursday (snack and playtime)...2:30-3:00


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on