The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.
— Loris Malaguzzi

A place to learn & grow

For over forty-five years, Sequoia Parents Nursery School has provided a small cooperative, play-based preschool for children ages 2 through 5. Under the guidance of credentialed teachers, parents participate in operating this non-profit school for the benefit of their young children.

Located in San Carlos, SPNS is a lively community where children, parents and teachers are fully involved in an interactive process of learning and growing together. The school provides enriching preschool programs, daytime parent education meetings, community events, and field trips. SPNS curriculum is designed around the premise that play is the work of children, and it is through play that children learn and grow.



SPNS is affiliated with the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS), the San Mateo Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools, and Sequoia Adult Education. The school is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID#23-7426267.