Palcare is now offering in-person tours on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. We encourage you to register for a tour by calling (650) 340-1289 ext. 0 but walk-ins are also welcome. It is preferred that only adults attend a tour, and a maximum of 2 adults per family.
For the programs designed for children aged 12 mos. through 5 years old, tour times are 10 am and 5 pm.
For our younger infant (3-11 months old) program, tours are at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm.
We enroll children throughout the year as openings become available, with the majority of openings available in late June through September. They are filled first with currently enrolled students transitioning to the next class level Program. Families employed by San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or the County of San Mateo receive priority enrollment and the wait list fee is waived, as those employers provide funding for our Programs. When there are more openings available, they will be filled by Community families from our wait list. The wait time is dependent on a child’s age and classroom availability.
Parent employees of SFO may apply for enrollment by providing a photocopy of their SFO badge and the Wait List Form. SFO families seeking tuition assistance must also submit a SFO Tuition Assistance Application at the same time. The Wait List application fee is waived for SFO families.
Parent employees of the County of San Mateo may apply for enrollment by providing a photocopy of their County badge, the Wait List Form and the San Mateo County Tuition Assistance Application together at the same time. The Wait List application fee is waived for County of San Mateo families.
Community families (those not employed by SFO or San Mateo County) apply for enrollment by submitting a Wait List Form. There is a non-refundable wait list fee of $100 for one child, $150 for two children. Families seeking tuition assistance must also submit a Subsidized Tuition Application at the same time.
We are sorry we are not able to contact each family personally with status information about the Wait List. We appreciate your patience. The Enrollment Director will contact you as soon as there is a space open that matches your family’s scheduling needs. Please be sure to keep us updated if you have moved, or your needs have changed. You can give this information to any of our receptionists over the phone at (650) 340-1289 ext 0, or email [email protected].