San Mateo Parents               Nursery School

A Play Based Co-Op

Since 1947, parents and children have been sharing the joy of learning together at San Mateo Parent's Nursery School (SMPNS). Our goal is to make each school day a successful learning experience for every child by providing many enriching experiences in a balanced program that embraces intellectual, social-emotional and physical development in the preschool-age child. 

We offer a high-quality, play-based program that is developmentally appropriate for preschool-age children. Our program is led by highly-qualified, certified teachers. SMPNS provides a child-centered, play-oriented preschool program for children from two and a half to five years old. We believe that young children learn best when they actively explore their environment through play and that young children are intrinsically motivated to do so when the environment supports this type of learning. We believe that young children's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development are inter-related. 

Plan Your Visit

What better way to see if a school is the right fit than by letting your child explore the space? A teacher will guide you through the school and answer your questions during  a co-op morning. Tours do not need to be scheduled. Swing by from 9:30-10:30 any morning the school is open. 

Please note our Summer Schedule:

May 27th: Memorial Day -- School Closed

June 10th -- June 28th: SCHOOL CLOSED

July 1st: First Day of Summer Session

July 26th: Last Day of Summer Session

July 29th -- August 14th: SCHOOL CLOSED

August 15th: First Day of FALL