HeadsUp!® Child Development Centers provide the first step for many of our future students' immersive education and Montessori school experience. We offer parents the security of knowing that their children are receiving the finest care and development guidance available. Our full day infant day care combines an innovative approach to early learning with traditional values and the joy of discovery to promote and encourage individually-paced learning as part of our Montessori school curriculum.
At HeadsUp!® Child Development Centers, our professional and nurturing staff recognize the astonishing capabilities of very young children and offer games and activities that encourage the development of fundamental thinking skills through combined learning and play. This acts as the foundation of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. The HeadsUp!® program encourages children to become conscious of and take pride in their emerging competence. By becoming aware of their progress towards each skill they possess, a young child feels more capable and will be more eager to use them.
HeadsUp! Center's goal is to provide an educational environment that helps children grow optimally to fulfill their full potential. Our mission is to nurture young children so that they may continue to grow to be bright, motivated, independent, self-confident individuals.
Visit one of our Child Development Centers in San Jose, CA, Pleasanton, CA, or Palo Alto, CA, or call to schedule a tour of our campuses to see why we are the trusted name in child education! As one of the most comprehensive Montessori schools in the area, our centers accept infants and children ages 0-4 with open enrollment and the freedom to withdraw and re-enroll throughout the year to accommodate the schedules and needs of our families. Contact us today to learn more!
Pioneering and Practical Philosophy - We are guided by our HeadsUp!® Approach to learning, a bold, yet common-sense foundation for all of our activities.
Innovative Curriculum - We follow a defined curriculum that is an eclectic blend of classical roots and modern enhancements, with an advanced assessment system that focuses on what children can do, not what they can memorize.
High Quality Staff - We employ and retain well-educated, highly motivated professional teachers with a passion for their field, and we provide the training, support, and supervision necessary to mold them into HeadsUp!® educators.
Knowledgeable Parents - From our roots as a parent education organization, we continue to work to build parental skills and knowledge through individual daily notes home, semi-annual parent conferences, monthly parent general education meetings, and group lectures and workshops.
Firm and Flexible Management - Our standards, policies, procedures, communications, and administrative controls are founded on sound business practices and 30 years of experience serving our HeadsUp!® clientele in a courteous, yet responsible manner.
With a capacity of 144 children, the center houses an infant-toddler room (0-2), a twos room (2-3), three preschool rooms (3-6), including a bilingual Chinese-English classroom, and a half-day Kindergarten program. Each age group has its own adjacent outdoor play yard. The large, multi-purpose “Red Room” is available for group plays, arts shows, and family events. The children’s premises are fully fenced and protected by a security lock. Licensed by the State of California (434408916, 434408915), the center is located adjacent to Greer Park in south Palo Alto near entrances to U.S. 101 and Oregon Expressway.
With a capacity of 84 children, the center houses an infant-toddler room (0-2), a twos room (2-3), two preschool rooms (3-6), including a bilingual Chinese-English classroom, and a kindergarten program. There are two adjacent outdoor play yard for infants-toddlers and twos/preschoolers. The premises are fully fenced and, for both security and convenience, there is a single dedicated entrance through the administrative office. Licensed by the State of California (430709672, 430709674), the center is located in Central Park Plaza at Zanker Road and Junction Avenue, close to U.S. 101, I-880, Montague Expressway, and Highway 237.
With a capacity of 256 children, the center houses an infant-toddler room (0-2), a twos rooms (2-3), five preschool rooms (3-6), including a bilingual Chinese-English classroom, and a kindergarten program. There are separate outdoor play yards for every age group. The nationally-recognized design features large windows and spacious indoor play spaces. A partially-covered outdoor play area and radiant heating provide for the children's comfort, even in extreme weather. Licensed by the State of California (010213411, 010213410), the center is located in the Hacienda Business Park, only a short distance from Interstates 580 and 680.