The Children’s Pre-School Center

Children’s Pre-School Center (CPSC) is a registered 501(c)3 not for profit organization that has served the greater Palo Alto community for almost 40 years. It is licensed to care for 156 children aged 0 - 6, with approximately 40 - 45 full time staff. CPSC is a vibrant place providing high quality care to young children, inspiring them to explore, discover, wonder, play and learn through a Constructivist approach to early learning.  We follow respectful caregiving in our infant program adopting the work of Magda Gerber and the RIE philosophy which segues to a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach in our preschool inspired classrooms using the work of Loris Malaguzzi.  Our thoughtfully designed intentional spaces and materials together with our core focus on building relationships encourage young children to challenge themselves, make good choices, and become citizens of the world. We welcome all who welcome each other. Relationships, shared inquiry, collaboration, and play form the core of our work with children and families.