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Safari Kid of San Mateo, 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 San Mateo.

Programs Offered

Toddler – 18 months to 2 years
Preschool – 2 years to 5/6 years

PreK & TK – 4-6 years

Our Programs

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.

Learn more about our whole child development curriculum.

Children prepare for kindergarten and engage in exploration and discovery in our Pre-Kindergarten Level Program. Our enriching and engaging curriculum allows children to learn through purposeful, planned learning and from interactions with other children. These experiences improve childrens’ confidence, promote perseverance, and strengthen children’s executive function skills, which help them accomplish their goals towards kindergarten preparedness.

Our dynamic Pre-k and TK program is designed to equip kids between the ages of 4-6 years old with essential skills in the 21st century. Our curriculum focuses on a holistic approach to learning, integrating key elements such as basic coding, public speaking, 1st grade level math, critical thinking, and reading readiness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Safari Kid?

Safari Kid is an international chain of preschools and after-school programs that offer a unique blend of the best educational practices from around the world.

Where is the San Mateo location of Safari Kid located?

The San Mateo location of Safari Kid is located at 521 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402.

What age groups does Safari Kid cater to?

Safari Kid caters to children between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years old.

What programs does Safari Kid offer?

The San Mateo location has the following programs:

  • Toddler – 18 months to 2 years
  • Preschool, Pre-K and TK – 2 years to 5/6 years

What are the operating hours of the San Mateo location?

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:15pm. Please contact the center directly at (650) 405-1598 for more information.

What is the curriculum used at Safari Kid?

Safari Kid uses a blended curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, Montessori method, and Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.

How can I enroll my child at Safari Kid?

To enroll your child at Safari Kid, you can visit the center’s website or contact them directly for more information.

Do you provide lunch and/or snacks?

We provide morning and afternoon snacks for the kids

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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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