Lifelong Learning Starts Here.

Come Explore, Create, & Learn With Us!

For 15+ years, Safari Kid has provided children with the highest quality educational experiences. We have a proven record for excellence and aim to give each child experiences that foster their creativity and guide them toward a lifelong love of learning.

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Welcoming Families Across San Mateo

Our location in San Mateo is an integral part of the community and welcomes children and families from across the peninsula community. Our newly constructed center features large classrooms, a large multi-purpose room, and a fun playground area. We have worked diligently to create an atmosphere where children can grow and learn in their own way!

Caring for the Whole Child

Each of our programs is centered around academic, social, emotional, and physical development. We work with each child to develop their self-esteem, emotional intelligence and to identify their emotions. Every child is encouraged to learn through play! Our teachers work to determine how your child best learns and then shapes their learning experience around the methods that help them thrive.

Safari Kid – San Mateo

Encouraging Lifelong Learning

We are proud to provide children with a solid educational foundation through toddler programs and kindergarten preparation to after school and summer programs. Our San Mateo Center welcomes children from 18 months through school age.

Toddler Program

Our toddler programs are rich, engaging, and, most importantly, fun! We encourage children 18 months and older to safely explore the world around them through sensory and block play, music, story time, and more. 

Preschool Program

We have designed our preschool program to give children age two to five fun, educational activities that prepare them for kindergarten and help them explore their natural curiosity! We focus on exploration-based play.

After School Program

Safari Kid’s After-School programs offer school-aged children activities to challenge their skillsets, learn new things, employ critical thinking, and support their academic learning. Students in our After-School Program consistently test above grade level!

Summer Camp

Each year, our research team works with teachers and curriculum developers to design interactive, educational, and Summer Camps. Students celebrate summer through a series of themes and activities designed to keep them academically engaged.

See What Parents Say

“We love Safari Kid! The staff is kind and very interested in the development of each child. Our son even shows us the door when we drop him off. We would highly recommend this school to anyone.”

“We’re so happy we made the decision to send our son to Safari Kid. The owner, Ms. Shanu, and her teachers are warm and caring, and the atmosphere is inviting with lots of hands-on learning opportunities.”