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 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.