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 daycare 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.

At HeadsUp! Early Learning Institute, it is our 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!

The success of the HeadsUp!® program is based on five critical components:

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.

If you are ready to experience the difference in early childhood care & fundamental learning our centers can provide, visit our school or send an application online today.

Palo Alto Campus

HeadsUp!® Palo Alto

2800 W Bayshore Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303


T : (650) 424-1221

E : pacdc@headsup.org


Monday to Friday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM


Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool (ages 0-6), Kindergarten

Kim Kostepen

Palo Alto

With a capacity of 144 children, our child development center in Palo Alto, CA, is a full-infant daycare and preschool that features an infant-toddler room (ages 0 to 2), a twos room (ages 2 to 3), and three preschool rooms (ages 3 to 6). The center also offers 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. To learn more about our center in Palo Alto, CA, call us today!

Licensed by the State of California (434408916, 434408915), HeadsUp! Palo Alto is located adjacent to Greer Park in south Palo Alto near entrances to U.S. 101 and Oregon Expressway.

San Jose Campus

HeadsUp!® San Jose

2841 Junction Avenue, Suite 100

San Jose, California 95134


T : (408) 432-1644

E : dewing@headsup.org


Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool (ages 0-6), Kindergarten

Danielle Ewing

San Jose

Located in San Jose, CA, and with a capacity of 84 children, our San Jose child development center houses an infant-toddler room (ages 0 to 2), a twos room (ages 2 to 3), two preschool rooms (ages 3 to 6) as well as a bilingual Chinese-English classroom, and a kindergarten program designed to help students transition to the private elementary school campuses at Emerson and Hacienda. Combining elements of full infant daycare, and a Montessori school approach, our center in San Jose, CA features two adjacent outdoor play yards for infants-toddlers and the twos/preschool aged children. The premises are fully fenced and, for both security and convenience, there is a single dedicated entrance through the administrative office. To learn more contact our staff today.

Licensed by the State of California (430709672, 430709674), HeadsUp! San Jose is located in Central Park Plaza at Zanker Road and Junction Avenue, close to U.S. 101, I-880, Montague Expressway, and Highway 237.

Pleasanton Campus

HeadsUp!® Pleasanton

4671 Chabot Drive

Pleasanton, CA 94588


T : (925) 463-2885

E : iacosta@headsup.org


Monday to Friday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM


Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool (ages 0-6), Kindergarten

Imelda Acosta


HeadsUp! Pleasanton has a capacity of 256 children. Like our other child development centers, this location also features an infant-toddler room (ages 0 to 2), a twos rooms (ages 2 to 3), as well as five preschool rooms (ages 3 to 6). With our Montessori school approach and a focus on bilingual education, the Pleasanton center also offers a Chinese-English classroom and a kindergarten program. In addition to offering full infant daycare, there are also 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. To learn more about our childhood development center located in Pleasanton, CA, call our office today!

Licensed by the State of California (010213411, 010213410), HeadsUp! Pleasanton is located in the Hacienda Business Park, only a short distance from Interstates 580 and 680.

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