ENROLLMENT - Tours and Wait List



****In order to reduce the exposure of the Coronavirus to our Palcare community, we are temporarily suspending tours. Please check the website before attending a tour for confirmation we are going to have tours. For questions regarding enrollment or Wait List please contact Lauren Haas (lauren@palcare.org) or Tina Hardley (tina@palcare.org). Thank you for your understanding.***********

Palcare tours are offered twice monthly on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Please check the Palcare calender for any changes.  No appointment or reservation is necessary.

Wait List

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 Airport (SFO) and the County of San Mateo receive priority enrollment, 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. 

SFO families apply for enrollment by providing a photocopy of their SFO badge and Wait List Form.  SFO families seeking tuition assistance must also submit a SFO Tuition Assistance Application at the same time.  The wait list fee is waived.

County of San Mateo and community families submit a Wait List Form. Families seeking tuition assistance must also submit a Subsidized Tuition Application at the same time. There is a non-refundable Wait List fee of $50 for one child, $60 for two children. The Wait List fee is waived for families employed by the County of San Mateo.

We are sorry we are not able to contact each family personally with status information about Palcare’s Wait List.  We appreciate your patience.  The Enrollment Director will contact you as soon as there is a space 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 information@palcare.org.