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Safari Kid of Redwood City, CA

Welcome to Safari Kid!

At Safari Kid, we believe childhood should be celebrated! Our proprietary preschool curriculum takes inspiration from a mix of both traditional methods (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf) and reflects current brain research on early childhood development. This has resulted in a focus on the whole child, in which we offer the perfect balance of learning and play. Our daycare and preschool programs are carefully developed to ignite curiosity and encourage lifelong learning, but it doesn’t end there! We also offer a well-rounded after-school program for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, which provides a combination of valuable academic support and engaging extra-curricular enrichment.

Allow us to help turn your child’s Potential into Possibilities at Safari Kid Redwood City.

Programs Offered

Infant – 3 months to 18 months

Toddler – 18 months to 2 years
Preschool – 2 years to 5/6 years
Summer Camp – TK to 6th grade

After School – TK to 6th grade

Our Programs

We know leaving your infant in someone else’s care can be difficult. Our goal at Safari Kid is to make you feel confident, knowing that your infant is receiving high-quality and secure loving care in a sensory-rich and engaging environment. In the first few years of life, more than a million new neural connections are formed every second. We ensure our nurturing teachers are trained to interact and respond to your infant with purpose and intent. Our approach helps positively support proper brain development. They will engage with other bambinos through simple sensory explorations, books, songs, moving & grooving to music, and organic, safe toy play. Through these playful interactions, our bambinos learn and grow—developing motor skills, emergent language skills, self-awareness, and much more.

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At Safari Kid, we focus on whole-child development through a combination of programs that develop and enhance social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We welcome our toddlers, our “Safari Cubs,” with a range of engaging activities, developmentally appropriate educational materials and books, and toddler-sized furniture and toys made of natural materials. Research shows toddlers need to feel safe and comfortable but also engaged and challenged. Our Cubs enjoy activities such as yoga and mindfulness, parachute story time, STREAM mini-exploration projects, art lab, music & movement, and so much more. Our modern and safe environment will feel as welcoming as our warm, nurturing staff. Your toddler will receive encouragement and positive reinforcement every step of the way.

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At Safari Kid, our proprietorial preschool curriculum and research-based teaching methods will help your child meet developmental milestones, prepare for kindergarten, and, most importantly, foster a love of learning. By harnessing the benefits of both play and hands-on learning, our preschool programs represent a balance of learning domains—including investigative STREAM explorations, yoga and mindfulness, music and movement, conversational foreign language acquisition, art, story explorations, and so much more. Our enriching and engaging curriculum allows children to learn through purposeful, planned learning, which feels like play and encourages healthy interaction with other children.

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Safari Kid Summer Camp offers the perfect blend of fun and learning. Whether through group collaboration projects, challenging games and activities, sports, dance, drama, or technology, our campers will surely enjoy this exciting time making new memories! Our research team works with teachers and curriculum developers to design engaging themes and activities! Your child will love playing with friends during summer, and you will love they are spending quality time learning!

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Meet the Owner

Shanu Mather Safari Kid Redwood City

Hi! I’m Shanu Mathur, proud Owner of Safari Kid – San Mateo and Safari Kid – Redwood City!

What originated from a passion while volunteering at my two sons’ elementary schools over 20 years ago ultimately led to me pursuing my dream of fostering my own early education experience for hundreds of children across the Peninsula area! I am a long-time resident of the Bay Area but have more recently grown to love and admire the Peninsula area – my husband and I just moved to San Mateo from South Bay! Prior to the Bay Area, we lived in Sydney, Australia and before that in various parts of India.

At our centers, I draw from my unique experience / perspective and strive to provide a nurturing and caring environment for the children while bolstering all aspects of their development. I also believe in building a healthy relationship with parents, so you feel like your child is growing in a safe and happy environment. When you combine this with Safari Kid’s holistic mindset to early childhood development and their belief that every child is unique and has their own learning style and pace, I truly believe that all children will be better off having graduated from either center!

In terms of formal education and experience I am skilled across teaching, customer service and project management. Along with my education in child development, I hold a diploma in HR Management from UCSC and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from University of Mumbai.

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About Us

Safari Kid is a Global Chain of Preschools and After School Programs, founded by Ms. Shy Mudakavi in the heart of Silicon Valley in Newark, California. Over fifteen years, 35,000 children going through the program have shown consistent excellence in elementary and middle schools.

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