What's on in San Mateo this January

Happy New Year! For the month of January, we will be exploring the following topics; birds, ice and snow, artic animals, and Chinese New Year. The letters of the month will be explored in activities like mask decorating (letter m), noodles sensory exploration and nest building (letter n), fresh squeezed orange juice (letter o), and polar bear craft (letter p). The first week of January, the children will review numbers 1-10 and letter Aa-Ll. For the second week, the kids will be learning about birds. Fine motor skills will be a focus in activities like feeding the baby bird and tracing/ cutting out a bird shape.

The theme of the third week is ice and snow. Since the children do not experience snow and ice outdoors, we will bring it indoors to them for exploration! Activities during this week include; snow sensory bins, ice volcanoes, ice and salt writing activities, and fizzy ice experiments. During the specified activities, the children will be asked open-ended questions. They will also be exploring the length of time for ice to melt. Sensory exploration will also be readily available with the ice and icy water on their hands.  experiments and observations will be made by mixing salt and observing the reaction it has on ice. 

After experimenting with ice and snow, the children will be talking and learning about different artic animals who live in the chilly environments. The children will be sorting animals who are polar animals and those animals who are not. The children will be making and learning about penguins, learns about polar bears in crafts. Reading the book, Who Grows Up in the Snow by Theresa Longenecker will also let the children know about other polar animals. The older children will explore the food chain in a gross motor activity of the artic food chain.

In celebration of Chinese traditions, the children will be preparing a song and practicing for a fashion show. The children get to show off the colorful and vibrant traditional clothing of China. During the week, activities done will include making dragons, lanterns, and even tracing their names in Chinese calligraphy. They will also be exploring the different shades of red in a color mixing activity.

We are closed the following days in 2020:

January 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 – New Year's Day 
Monday, January 20, 2020 – Professional Development Day

February 

Monday, February 17, 2020 - President’s Day 

March 

None 

April 

None 

May 

Monday, May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day 

June 

None  

July 

Friday, July 3, 2020 - Independence Day (observed)

August 

None

September 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 – Professional Development Day
Friday, September 4, 2020 – Professional Development Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 - Labor Day 

October 

None 

November 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Veteran’s Day 

Thursday, November 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving 

Friday, November 27, 2020 - Thanksgiving 

December 

Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Winter Break 
Friday, December 25, 2020 – Winter Break 

 

If you need to get in touch urgently, please call us on:

Kids Konnect San Mateo

650-315-2202


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When do I pay tuition?

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by the 3rd of the month. If the 3rdfalls on a weekend or holiday, then the tuition or fees must be paid the Friday before. Bi-monthly tuition must be paid on the 1st and the 15th.

Our most popular payment method is online using ACH or credit card. As well as automated payments, all your receipts are in one place and can be accessed at any time.

Do you offer multiple child discount?

Kids Konnect offers two type of discount.

  • 10% discount given on oldest child tuition
  • 20% discount on oldest child tution if three children enrolled
Do you accept tuition assistance?

Yes we do! We believe education should be open to all.

Parents receiving tuition assistance from a public source will be responsible for paying the difference between the funding agents maximum and Kids Konnect’s tuition rate and for any days regularly charged by Kids Konnect but not paid for under the rules of the funding agency, such as sick days and holidays.

The following agencies offer child care assistance

4C | Child Care Links | Davis Street

What's the procedure for collecting my child?

Please drive slow through the parking lot when picking up and dropping off your child.

Parents must accompany children across parking lots and streets, into the building, and to their classrooms. Please do not park in the red zones as they are reserved for emergency vehicles.

Kids Konnect will relinquish responsibility for children at pick-up time only to the parent or those persons over 16 years of age authorized by parents on the Emergency Contact form, or persons temporarily authorized by a phone call or a signed and dated note from a parent to the Director or a classroom teacher.

Where can I find the parent handbook?

You can view the Kids Konnect Parent Handbook right here!