Founded 21 years ago, the Holy Family Children's Center is a non-demoninational play-based child care center.…More Director Caren Burgess says that the Center's teachers see themselves as facilitators for the children's learning by creating lessons based on their interests. Children can enroll in a full-time or part-time program.</p>
<p>With an organic vegetable garden, an art studio and two stages (indoor and outdoor), the Center offers diverse ways to learn. Each student "writes" (the teaching team takes dictation from the students whenever possible) and draws in his/her own journal. Students have written stories and plays as well.</p>
<p>The Center is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited.</p>
Founded in 1975, Coastside Children's Programs is a nonprofit organization that runs two preschools and three…More school-age child care programs on the San Mateo County coast. A total of 300-350 children attend all sites. Agnes Chan, Executive Director, describes the organization's teaching philosophy as "child-centered."</p>
<p>Two of Coastside's sites are in Half Moon Bay: one preschool and one after-school program for school-age children. The school-age program planted a garden in Summer 2010 featuring vegetable crops, a pumpkin patch and apple trees. </p>
P. Cottontail & Company 527 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 P. Cottontail & Company is a fun spirited children's clothing store filled with adorable clothing, stuffed animals,…More hats, socks and more. The topiary rabbits in front will catch your eye. The store sells wonderful items for infants that would make good baby shower presents. It offers items for toddlers and young children as well.
Half Moon Bay Head Start has been providing services for low income families in the San Mateo County Coastside area…More since 1990. The organization offers programs that serve the entire child, meaning that offerings range from health and nutrition education to cognitive skill-building that readies each child for kindergarten. Special needs children are welcome. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.</p>
<p>Head Start also offers workshops for parents. Past topics have included how to keep children safe and how to access social services. In order for their children to attend Head Start, each family must prove eligibility in advance. Stop by the office to submit an application.</p>
Blue Moon Riding School 1820 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Founded in 2004, Blue Moon Riding School has two all-weather sand arenas and offers English style riding lessons on…More school horses to children and adults of all experience levels, with schooling shows in spring and summer. In the summer months there are weeklong horsemanship camps for children aged 7 through 15. Campers are given a one-hour riding lesson each day and learn how to groom, saddle and handle horses on the ground. Horse boarding and horse leasing is offered and pony parties, pony picnics, birthday parties and corporate riding days can be arranged.