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About Us

photo of two young children, aged two years sitting at a table playing with colored toys.

About The Children's Place


The Children's Place has been serving the greater San Carlos community since 1981.  The Community United Church of Christ in San Carlos opened The Children's Place doors to meet the needs of working parents seeking a loving and nurturing environment for their children, TCP continues to offer a non-sectarian program with a qualified and experienced teaching staff.

At the Children's Place we are dedicated to aiding in the development of the whole child by offering a variety of activities that develop a sense of self confidence, creativity, and social development. Our purpose is to encourage young children to develop at their own pace allowing them to explore, create and experiment naturally. The program provides a variety of experiences in art, science, music, drama, gymnastics and movement.

More About Our Program
  • The Children's Place offers full day programs for children 2 years (must turn 2 by September 1st) through Pre-Kindergarten. Your child may attend 2, 3, or 5 days a week. Though we do not have a half day program your child is welcome to attend as many hours as you prefer during our operating hours.  For an added per-occasion fee, part-time children may attend an additional day if space is available on the chosen day.

  • The Children's Place is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Visitors are always welcome, please call or email to schedule a visit.

  • We are open year-round. We are closed on the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's birthday, President's Day, Good Friday, and Independence Day. Depending on what day Christmas, New Year's and Independence day fall on, we may be closed additional days.

  • The Children's Place utilizes Mahany Hall, a large multipurpose room for indoor play, enrichment classes and as a rainy-day play space. We have a variety of indoor play equipment such as hoops, balls, blocks, hippity hops, books, and art projects for the children to play with.

  • Small class sizes (12 students with 2 teachers in each class)

  • The Children's Place is a non-profit and operates under the advisement of a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets the third Thursday of the month via Zoom. Inquiries about the Board of Directors can be sent to:

The Children's Place is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year!
We are currently accepting ages two to five, for part time or full time enrollment!


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