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.
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.
The Center is NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited.
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.
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.
Tom Whiting, the school's founder, emphasizes that the philosophy and curriculum of Los Ninos Nursery School are…More based on the interests and needs of young children and not based on their family's child care needs. Located at the edge of Half Moon Bay State Beach and the Coastside Trail, the school operates out of a converted house and has an outdoor play area that looks out onto an open field. The school publishes a monthly newsletter that can be downloaded from their website.
The school has been open since 1974 and has an open door policy -- meaning that visitors are welcome to drop by without an appointment. Whiting says that he has had many former students at Los Ninos come back and enroll their own children as well.