Welcome to Papillon Preschool managed by Bright Horizons

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Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Jenny H., Daycare Center Director, Papillon Preschool managed by Bright Horizons, San Mateo, CA

Meet the Center Director

Jenny Hobson

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 650-436-1960


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

Infant boy crawling and smiling


An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

Toddler girl in a pink coat and two pigtails looking up and smiling


An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

Preschool girl with short, brown, curly hair sitting at a table and smiling


Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

Preschool girl holding a big beach ball outside

Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Transitional Kindergarten

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Brenda S., Daycare Lead Teacher, Papillon Preschool managed by Bright Horizons, San Mateo, CA

Brenda S.

I love teaching because: I learn from the infants and they learn from me. I love to see them explore!

Teaching since: 2000

Melissa P., Daycare Lead Teacher, Papillon Preschool managed by Bright Horizons, San Mateo, CA

Melissa P.

I love teaching because: their love is real and unconditional. Knowing that I go to work each day to make a difference in a child's life is wonderful.

Teaching since: 2012

Yanet C., Daycare Lead Teacher, Papillon Preschool managed by Bright Horizons, San Mateo, CA

Yanet C.

I love teaching because: I believe that the guidance we show the children as teachers, shows in children's development and learning. My favorite book is Los Pollitos Dicen.

Teaching since: 2018


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

Scientific experiments for Kids | STEM activities|Safety goggles|Bright Horizons

Our NAEYC Accreditation

Bright Horizons is committed to 100% NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation for all of our eligible child care centers and preschools.

Why NAEYC? Based on a multi-step process of continuous evaluation and improvement, NAEYC accreditation is the most comprehensive in the field, ensuring that our programs are informed by research and demonstrate high-quality standards.

NAEYC accreditation is our commitment to families. It is one way we provide the very best care and education for young children. Bright Horizons goes beyond what a traditional daycare would offer in order to establish a strong foundation for success in school and life.


Upcoming Events for Families

Summer Explorations

June 30 | 8am-6pm

Join us for an action-packed summer! Rolling enrollment starts in March.