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Preschool Program

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For Fee Based Program Only

2024-2025 Enrollment Information (English)

New Family Registration Period for Lottery:

Start: Monday, February 26, 2024 | 8 am

End: Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 5 pm 

Go to the Parent Portal login page and press the Registration button in the purple box for New Parents to open an account at


The San Mateo-Foster City School District is proud to offer preschool programs at various elementary school sites. The preschool programs provide a nurturing, safe and stimulating educational environment for children. Inclusive practices are utilized to support learning throughout the day. Each child is given the opportunity to grow and learn through positive experiences that foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Qualified families may be enrolled in either our fee-based or state subsidized preschool programs..

Inclusive Vision

In the San Mateo-Foster City School District, we believe in inclusive practices for all students, staff, family and community members. Inclusion is the mind-set and practice of welcoming, valuing, empowering and supporting the diverse academic, social-emotional, language and communication learning of all students in our community. We believe that all students belong in the school environment to access learning, peers and the community. 

Families are eligible for participation as determined during the application process in accordance with State Regulations based on eligibility and need. Families must provide the necessary documentation for verification in accordance with State Regulations at the time of enrollment.