Teaching our children together for a brighter future at St. Matthias – a place for fun, a place for learning.

Location: The St. Matthias Preschool is located at St. Matthias Catholic Church. Mailing address is 533 Canyon Road, Redwood City, CA 94062.

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact: Rosemary Juarez, Our Preschool Director, for more information. St. Matthias Preschool phone number is 650-367-1320.

St. Matthias Preschool was founded in 1977 and is located in the parish school building which features large classrooms, a dining facility, child-sized bathrooms, meeting rooms, and an office area. The outdoor play area features large play structures, swings, a sand box and is ringed by mature trees providing shady areas for children to play.

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Program Philosophy

As a Catholic Preschool we aim to provide a curriculum designed to help each child develop a positive self-image through their experiences in our high-quality early learning program which aims to provide a solid foundation for all children’s success in life.  Our Emergent play-based curriculum promotes children’s growth across a broad range of developmental and content areas which include: social-emotional, spiritual, language and literacy, Spanish sessions, motor skills, music and dance sessions, science, math, cooking, health, nutrition, arts and crafts.

Through age appropriate faith formation, we foster prayer and teach about the important values in life related to caring, kindness, patience, respect and gratitude while learning the love of God.

Our professional staff design intentional, individualized and age appropriate curriculum which fosters optimal learning and is based on the developmental needs and interests of children to help maximize their academic and social-emotional potential necessary for Kindergarten Readiness.

At St. Matthias Preschool, our energetic, enthusiastic and seasoned Early Educators are fueled with a passion and recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining supportive partnerships with families based on mutual respect, support and trust which is essential to help each child achieve their overall success.

General Information

St. Matthias Preschool is licensed for 90 children between the ages of 3 through 5. 

The outside play area offers a large climbing structure with slides, swings, a sandbox, a bike path, game area, synthetic lawn, and more.

The Preschool offers a curriculum that enhances play, social/emotional learning with academics and incorporating Christian values. In our “home away from home” environment, children are provided a place to grow, learn, and play.

The children are placed in groups by age and development level. There are daily planned and free choice opportunities available for children to explore and experiment.

St. Matthias Preschool is licensed by the Department of Social Services and follows their guidelines. Facility #410502005.