Bay Meadows KinderCare

Mimi Schmalz,
Center Director

1350 Wayne Way San Mateo CA 94403
Ph: (650) 577-0257
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: near Hillsdale Blvd. & Saratoga Dr in San Mateo



This KinderCare is a great place. My daughter has been attending here for over two years now and we are very happy there. The level of service we get from everyone (director and teachers) is great. Mimi really listens to our concerns and is very accommodating to our needs. Together with the teachers, they have made us feel welcome since day one. My daughter loves her teachers and we love how nurturing and caring they are. During the two years my daughter has been attending I have been able to build relationships with some of the teachers and I trust them enough to even ask them to babysit on weekends when needed. They are not only concerned about my daughter's well being but also our own.

In addition, they have a great program; my daughter has learned a lot with them and I have noticed a great improvement in many areas.

I recently had a baby and she is going to daycare as well, but since this location does not take babies yet we had to put her in another daycare. It would have been easier for us to just transfer our older daughter to the new daycare, but she did not want to move. That tells us she is really happy where she is.

I would highly recommend KinderCare Bay Meadows to any parent. - Isa G., Mother

I remember about one year ago, when searching for a daycare in San Mateo/Foster City, we came across KinderCare. We went through all available reviews online for day cares, including Yelp. While reviews here are mostly negative, we decided to give it a chance, considering they had a new administration. One year later, our now two-and-a-half year old son always runs from the car to his classroom, very excited to meet his little friends and spend the day with all the nice and friendly staff.

At the end of the day, he always share with us all the fun stuff they did, for example, learning about insects, ladybugs, having fun with the bubble lady, the jumpy house, etc. He regularly goes two days per week, however, when needed, they can accommodate for him to go five days per week.

We have no complains at all. One time he was scratched while playing with another kid.. that happens, and we got a full report of how it happened. No other incidents since then.

I was a little bit nervous about the meals. He has never had any stomach problems and based on the reports they feed them very healthy stuff.

Every day we are greeted by name. I can't thank enough the wonderful staff that really makes us feel safe, knowing that our son is in good hands. Ms. Janet, Ms. Noemi, Ms. Anna, Ms. Mimi, Ms. Aden and so many more names. Thank you all! - Angel G., Father

My three-year-old currently attends KinderCare and she loves it. Our oldest daughter used to attend too over seven years ago, and her former teacher is now the Director. The Director is very helpful and accommodating. - Heather S., Mother

I'd just like to take a short moment to thank Bay Meadows Kindercare for doing such an amazing job. Every day I leave my child there he is happy to go there and looks forward to it with excitement in his voice. The teachers and staff are always smiling and there is a fantastic positive atmosphere.


I really feel like my child is safe in the facility because of the security provided, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to friends and family.

  - Michelle Morgan, Mom

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