About Us


San Francisco International Airport Commission
The San Francisco International Airport is a regional transportation hub that employs a large 24/7 workforce. The Airport Commission recognizes that this workforce needs dependable, quality child care that responds to their changing and rotating work hours. The Commission has supported Palcare since the concept of a flexible, night-and-day child care center was first explored. Their ongoing partnership makes flexible scheduling and non-traditional hours possible for all families. Airport-based families have priority enrollment and maximum schedule flexibility at Palcare.

San Mateo County Supervisors
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors considers quality education and care for all children a priority. As part of a broad collaborative effort to increase the quality, quantity and affordability of child care, the County joined the San Francisco Airport, and other founding partners, to secure and renovate a building to create Palcare. The County continues to support Palcare with facility costs, the scholarship program and our capital campaign to expand the school. County employees have priority enrollment at Palcare.

Mills Peninsula Health Services
Mills Peninsula Health Services is a not-for-profit, community based health care organization that offers a complete range of services: state-of-the-art outpatient programs at Mills Health Center in San Mateo and clinically acclaimed acute care at Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. Recognizing that their employees need reliable, quality infant and child care that meets their work schedules, Mills Peninsula is a founding partner that contributed dollars and volunteer expertise to shape Palcare’s unique design and services. Mills Peninsula reserves priority enrollment spaces for their employees at Palcare.

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