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.
The City of South San Francisco's three preschools operate .
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm.
510 Elm Ct.
Ph: (650) 875-6979
2380 Galway Dr.
Ph: (650) 875-6980
Little Steps Preschool
520 Tamarack Lane
Ph: (650) 877-8545
For more information, view the Brochure
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
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 Pre-Enrollment Application.
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 Kelli Jo Cullinan at 650-875-6900 or email@example.com
FULL OF FUN Camp
The Full of Fun Camp came about as a result of parents of teens with disabilities asking about summer programs for their teens. In 2007 we designed and implemented our first camp. The goal was simple. To offer a camp for these special teens 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 Kelli Jo Cullinan or Laura Armanino at 650-875-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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). All camps operate 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day with the exception of Fire Fighter Academy & Police Academy (see booklet for times and location). Summer Camp will begin June 4th and end August 10th. Public Registration is on March 10 , 2018 and spaces are limited. For more information please call the Childcare Admin Team at 650-875-6900 or download the booklet, application, admission agreement, and swim lesson application.
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.
Kelli Jo Cullinan
Recreation and Community Services Supervisor
Ph: (650) 829-3800
Childcare Assistant Supervisor
Ph: (650) 875-6951
Ph: (650) 875-6900
Child Care Administration Offices
Joseph A. Fernekes Recreation Building at Orange Park
781 Tennis Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
33 Arroyo Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Ph: (650) 875-6900