Reopen FAQ

Our Priority

Please be assured that the safety and health of our children and staff is our priority.

Classroom/Campus Safety

Continued 6-foot Social Distancing

  • All parents & staff on our campus need to maintain a 6-foot distance, with the exception of the teachers and TAs in our classrooms.  All adults will need to wear mask on our campus.

  • Staff & children must remain in their stable group throughout school day and only in their assigned room.

Class Size

Class size is currently capped by childcare licensing at 10 students, 1 teacher and 1 TA in each classroom.  Children will remain in their stable groups even during the whole duration of the school day.

Classroom Setting

  • Each child will have their assigned seat at the table 

  • Small group learning 

  • Use own supplies (supply list will be sent out later)

Playground and Restroom Schedules

  • One class at a time  

  • We will sanitize the facilities before and after use

Lunch Time

During the month of July & August, school will NOT provide lunch.  Please pack snacks and lunch including utensils.  We will NOT heat up food. If you want your child to eat warm food, please use a thermos.  Tuition will be reduced by $70.

The staff and I encourage you to use the month of June to expose your child to different kinds (sandwich, cold finger foods etc.) of lunch options and to train him/her to open food packages/containers and to eat out of a container/thermos.

Nap Time

Cots will be placed 6 feet apart alternating head placement.  Cots will be sanitized everyday.  Cot sheet & pillow will not be used; a small blanket will be stored after nap in a plastic bag and placed in the child's cubby. Blanket goes home on Friday to be laundered in hot temperature.

Why can a child allow to bring blanket but not pillow?

We do not have individualized storage capacity to accommodate at this time.

Illness Policy

Symptomatic staff and children should self-isolate and not return to school until 7 days after symptom onset or 72 hours after the fever is gone and initial symptoms have improved, whichever is longer. Obtain clearance from their healthcare provider.

Symptoms for Child: fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, runny nose/eyes, rash on feet/toes

**Parents are asked to take their child’s temperature in the morning before leaving for school.

If a child becomes ill during school hours, we will contact family for pick up. Child needs to be picked up within an hour. We will place a mask on the ill child and keep him/her in the preschool office until pick up.

Protective supplies

  • Staff are provided with fabric masks, face shields, gloves, and sanitizers

  • We will not require children to wear masks. However, you are welcome to let your child to wear a mask or hat with face shield.

Enhanced Cleaning

Following rigorous cleaning procedures recommended by the CDC.

Staff Health

Measures include daily self-check and temperature monitoring

Pick up and drop off route

  • To make social distancing, please follow signage for pick up and drop off route

  • please bring your own pen for signing in/out

  • whenever possible please have the same person drop off and pick up

  • Parents are discouraged to go into classroom. If a parent must go into the classroom, he/she must clean hands with sanitizer, wear mask, and disinfect shoes at entrance.

School Hours

  • School hours will be 8½ hours

  • two drop off/pick up schedules may be utilized 8:00am - 4:30pm or 8:30am - 5:00pm
    Drop off time: 8am - 8:30am / Pick up time: 4pm - 4:30pm
    Room 5: Ms Carrie's Class
    Room 7: Ms Windy's Class
    Room 9: Ms Kristina's Class
    Room 11:  Ms Amy's Class
    Drop off time: 8:30am - 9am / Pick up time: 4:30pm - 5pm
    Room 4: Ms Jan's Class
    Room 6: Ms Winnie's Class
    Room 12: Ms Sarah's Class

Can we bring toys from home?


If my child comes in late due to appointment, do we need to go to the office to get her temperature check before joining her class?

You need to give the teacher advance notice, so we can prepare for that.

Sign up / Withdraw



  1. Back to school full time $1,240 ($110 potty train)

  2. Part time $1,071 (limit to the current part timers)

  3. Virtual classroom $600

  4. If you plan to withdraw, you need to send a formal email to school with 30 days notice. Otherwise, we are obligated to keep your deposit.

  5. NO $50 save the spot option

Can I pay full tuition to hold the physical spot but not attend school for July and/or August?


Can I withdraw my child for the next two months? and start in September?

You can withdraw your child, but if you want to come back on September, you will need to reapply.

Will you conduct another sign up at the end of July, just in case we like to make a switch?


Can I hold the spot for $50?


When will the teacher-student ratio will be increased?  By Sept? How to decide to increase the ratio?

We cannot make any decision yet but we will keep a closer look at the guideline from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE).  We also need to follow all the childcare licensing guidelines. 

If my child does virtual learning in July, can we do in-person in August?

Providing we have an extra spot in August, we may be able to accommodate that.

Can sibling of our current student start in-person learning in August?

We will let you know by the 3rd week of July. We will try our best to accommodate.

In-Person Learning

Will my child remain in the same class if she attends physically?

Possibly no.  We may need to rearrange child and teacher placement to accommodate the new restrictions. 


Will siblings stay in the same class? What is the drop off and pick up time are different?

Most likely, siblings will be placed in same class, so the pick up and drop off time would be the same.  If not, the drop off time will be 8:30am and pick up time will be 4:30pm.

What to bring to school when starts?

You will be provided a supply list regarding lunch, school supplies and nap time.

Virtual Learning

How's your virtual learning looks like?

You can watch Ms Mandy's presentation here.

Will virtual learning be in small groups? How will it be age appropriate?

2s-3s will have 6 students max.

What is the length of time for virtual learning?

Each session will be 30min from Monday- Friday. No class when school is closed.

If there was a shut down of the class due to covid-19, would virtual learning become an option instead during that quarantine time period?

Yes, details will be provided if that happens.

Will virtual learning extend beyond September?

We can't make any decision yet, but we will keep a closer look at the guideline from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE).

Can the Virtual lesson pick the time zoom for the kids?

No, our virtual lessons will be scheduled in the morning inline with our in-class lessons.

What will be the structure of the virtual class?

Singing, story time, theme lessons, games, exercise, occasional videos, etc

Will we have a trial session to see if virtual learning works with a different teacher?

Unfortunately there will not be a trial session.

Will part time virtual learning be offered for part-time students? If so what is the cost?

Unfortunately we don't offer part-time virtual learning at this time. Virtual learning is $550 per month.

Would the school be willing to do virtual learning option for incoming children?

No, virtual learning is only an option for current students.

If 90 spots are filled, does the child automatically go to virtual learning?

We will have to address this question when we have the result of the survey.

Is there a limit to the amount of children that can sign up for virtual learning?

No, there is no limit for virtual learning.

Promoting to Pre-K


When can I know who is my daughter's teacher for next year?

We will give you at least 2 weeks notice before promoting to the next age group.

Will 2s/3s promotion happen in July, August or when SIP is over?

​We can't make any decision yet but we will keep a closer look at the guideline from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE).

Cynthia Huang (Director)


55 San Fernando Way,

Daly City, CA 94015

650-991-4673  ext. 162

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