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Preschool at SSFUSD

Preschool is an important step in a child’s education. Research shows that high-quality, early education programs have a significant impact on a child’s chances of future success.

In preschool, children develop a range of skills that helps prepare them for kindergarten.

South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) offers full-day and half-day preschool options to children between the ages of three and five at the following locations:
Children’s Center
530 Tamarack Lane
South San Francisco, CA
Hillside Preschool
1400 Hillside Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA
Martin Elementary Preschool
35 School Street
South San Francisco, CA
650-827-8400 / 650-827-2812
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Full-day / half-day preschool
  • Extended care
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Full-day preschool

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM &
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Half-day preschool (AM / PM) 

The Program

SSFUSD's preschool program aims to help children develop social and emotional skills and learn how to share, communicate, and get along with other children, while learning about numbers, letters, shapes, art, and science in a play-based classroom environment.
SSFUSD also offers parent workshops to help young families develop parenting skills designed to help them inside and outside of school.
All of SSFUSD's preschool programs utilize the California Preschool Learning Foundations (volumes 1-3) curriculum and employ the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) tool to assess student development and readiness for school.
Both tools align with California Common Core State Standards. 

Additional Services

The District Extended Day Activities Program (DEDAP) is a before and after school program for students of Buri Buri, Junipero Serra, and Skyline Elementary Schools. 


The first 50 families enrolled will receive a student gift bag on the first day of class. 


Call 650-827-8402 for more information.