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Our mission is to provide quality child care and education and to advocate for the changing needs of children and families. Palcare is celebrating 27+ years of care and education!

Tidepools Infant Center opens in               August 2020

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Palcare was incorporated in 1987 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and began providing services in April of 1993. Throughout our history Palcare has maintained a strong reputation for quality education and child care services.

Palcare has one of the largest infant care programs in San Mateo County, and is the only provider to offer flexible scheduling for families with extended hours, 6:00 am – 11:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:00 pm. [COVID-19 era hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday through Friday only.]  Palcare strives to maintain affordability by offering tuition rates that are 75% – 80% of market rate, as well as providing scholarships and subsidized child care for low income families that qualify.