Child Care

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The Child Care Program Area includes three preschools for children 2.5 to 5 years; four licensed after school recreation programs for school-age children Kindergarten-12 years; two grant funded ASES programs (REAL Program) designed for academic support for school age children Kindergarten–12 years old; Summer, Spring and Winter camps for children kindergarten through 12 years old; TEEN camp in Summer; Full of Fun Camp and Nights of Fun.

Preschool Program

The City of South San Francisco's three preschools operate .

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm.

Siebecker Preschool
510 Elm Ct.
Ph: (650) 875-6979

LIC #410509769

Westborough Preschool
2380 Galway Dr.
Ph: (650) 875-6980


Little Steps Preschool
520 Tamarack Lane
Ph: (650) 877-8545


For more information, view the Brochure

Wait List

Both sites currently have a 3 to 4 year waiting list. Please download and fill out the wait list form on the Brochure and submit it with your non-refundable $30 wait list fee to:
City of South San Francisco
Attn: Childcare
P.O. Box 711
South San Francisco, CA 94083

After School Recreation Programs

The Licensed After School Recreation Program is designed for children enrolled in Kindergarten- 5th Grade. They are licensed through the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing. Our Programs operate in accordance with the South San Francisco Unified School District days of operation calendar. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Each program is designed as an expanded learning program to meet the academic, emotional, physical, and social needs and interests of the children enrolled. The program provides some academic support, recreation activities, and cultural enrichment through a play-based curriculum. Many of the activities planned for the children enrolled meet the CORE curriculum standards as we actively partner with the schools to ensure the children are on a pathway to a successful academic career.

A before school care only package is offered as well as part-time and full-time schedules. Please refer to the brochure for more information

ASES R.E.A.L. Program

The R.E.A.L. (Recreation, Enrichment and Learning) After School Program is funded by the State of California.  The R.E.A.L. Program is located at Martin Elementary School and Los Cerritos Elementary School.

The purpose of our program is to expand learning beyond the school day and beyond classroom doors and walls.  Our program compliments, supports and enhances daily classroom instruction.  The program, while structured, provides staff and students with choices.  Our program encourages creativity, imagination and flexibility.  Our program focuses on creating educational projects that make learning fun.  Students participate in a balance of individual activities, small and large group activities, indoor and outdoor activities, and quiet as well as active play.  For more information please contact Laura Armanino at 650-875-6900.


The Full of Fun Camp came about as a result of parents of teens and young adults with disabilities asking about summer programs.  In 2007 we designed and implemented our first camp. The goal was simple. To offer a camp for these special teens and adults that allows them to just “hang out” with their non-disabled peers.  Full of Fun Camp operates for 3 weeks during the summer from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and once a month during the school year with our Nights Of Fun.  For more information about our program or volunteering please contact Laura Armanino or Kimberly Morrison at 650-875-6900.

Summer Camp

Summer is around the corner! If you have children graduating Kindergarten to age 14 (must have completed Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarteners are not eligible), and you are looking for quality fun, learning, and enrichment during school vacation, check out the great summer camps offered by SSF Parks and Recreation. Choose from four different programs: Traditional, Enrichment, Sports, and Teen, each in a one-week “mix and match” format. Fees vary from $175.00 per week resident rate (Traditional) to $215 per week resident rate (Sports and Enrichment. Public Registration is on March 9 , 2019 and spaces are limited. For more information please call the Childcare Admin Team at 650-875-6900.

Staff Qualifications

All coordinators, teachers, and staff of our programs are experienced and trained in the areas of child development, recreation, supervision, curriculum, first aid, and CPR.

Contact Us

Laura Armanino
Recreation and Community Services Supervisor
Ph: (650) 875-6951

Kimberly Morrison
Assistant Childcare  Supervisor
Ph: (650) 875-6900

Diana Gonzalez
Preschool Coordinator
Ph: (650) 875-6900

Child Care Administration Offices
Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building at Orange Park
781 Tennis Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Mailing Address:
Attn: Childcare
33 Arroyo Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA  94080

Ph: (650) 875-6900

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