Welcome to Serendipity Preschool
Serving Children Ages 2 to 5.5
Serendipity Preschool is a nurturing and engaging early learning environment that celebrates both the child and the magic of childhood.
The preschool has a warm, friendly, “small school” feel. The campus is home to two separate learning buildings; a Lower-School for 2 and 3-year-old students and an Upper-School for Pre-Kindergarten learners. Classroom environments are open, inviting, and filled with toys and tools that spark children’s interests.
Serendipity’s year-round, full day curriculum lovingly promotes the natural development of children. Our enriched programs, coupled with low child-teacher ratios and small class sizes allow our children to experience a child-centered, hands-on learning environment. Our curriculum promotes active learning, and provides enhanced and multi-sensory experiences in Language Arts, Math, Science, Spanish, Practical Life, Art, Music, and Motor Development. Our Preschool Program also includes well-planned field trips and on-site special events and demonstrations that extend classroom learning and help students to make real-world connections.
Our teachers prepare and share engaging lesson plans with monthly themes, allowing parents to follow along and be a part of the daily educational activities of their children. Daily schedules and curriculum calendars are carefully planned, yet flexible. Our experienced and caring teachers follow cues provided by the children for directed learning which may alter the planned course. This creates an organic learning process that encourages discovery, inquiry, and creativity in the classroom.
All aspects of the Preschool Program take place in a relaxed, nurturing atmosphere. The wonders of learning are conducted in a positive, caring manner in which self-esteem takes precedence. We guide and support our children as they learn to clearly communicate their wants and needs, practice independence, make their own decisions, show consideration for others, and to effectively solve problems.
In addition, Serendipity Preschool’s spacious campus maximizes the full potential of the outdoors. Students enjoy two large, fenced playgrounds, each of which offers a main age-appropriate play structure and other attractions. Students also have opportunities to plant and care for the Children’s Gardens, where flowers and vegetables grow. Redwoods, oaks, maytens, ornamental pear trees, Douglas firs, and a majestic Chinese elm shade our children and grace our garden-like grounds.
Serendipity School’s San Mateo campus is rich and inspiring as well as clean and safe. This combination creates a unique learning environment and provides an essential foundation to our exceptional nurturing and educational process.