Sequoia Children's Center

★★★★☆
  • 1234 Brewster Ave

    Redwood City, CA 94062

    Cross street: Clinton

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  • 650-369-5277

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M-F 7am-6pm

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This is a top notch children's center that has been quietly in operation for over 25 years. They have an infant room, toddler room and separate preschools for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4/5 year olds. Most of the caregivers are also

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This is a top notch children's center that has been quietly in operation for over 25 years. They have an infant room, toddler room and separate preschools for 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4/5 year olds. Most of the caregivers are also

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SCC is a great place. I started my oldest daughter there right after she turned 2. It was going so well that when my younger daughter was 18 months sold I switched her over as well. The staff and teachers are really amazing. All the teachers know all the children despite what class they teach. The ratio of child to teacher is small and so perfect. It's really more of a school than a day care. The children learn rules and structure in a caring enviroment. Int he 2.5 years my children have been there I have only recieved a few calls realted to sickness. I give SCC 5 stars and highly recommend it for any working parent!

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★★★★★

SCC is a great place. I started my oldest daughter there right after she turned 2. It was going so well that when my younger daughter was 18 months sold I switched her over as well. The staff and teachers are really amazing. All the teachers know all the children despite what class they teach. The ratio of child to teacher is small and so perfect. It's really more of a school than a day care. The children learn rules and structure in a caring enviroment. Int he 2.5 years my children have been there I have only recieved a few calls realted to sickness. I give SCC 5 stars and highly recommend it for any working parent!

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I've had two kids go through Sequoia. Sequoia is fabulous for the 18 months and older crowd -- great curriculum, great, involved teachers, lots of activities including gymnastics and music. They really do a good job of teaching the children to be kind and having discipline in a kind and positive way.

If I had things to do over, though, I wouldn't have used their infant program. There are a lot of great things about it -- loving teachers, lots of activities, including art projects, stroller walks, etc. The thing is, they are so busy trying to do all of those things that basic needs (eating, sleeping) sometimes fall by the wayside. Also it is just not set up well for the number of small children (up to 16) in a very small space. It's really hard for the babies to get enough rest with 12-15 other kids, most of whom are awake at any given time. Good home-based care for infants is much better suited to letting babies get the sleep they need. Also, dropping off a young infant is a nightmare because you have to put all the food and stuff in a fridge that is inside classrooms that have a no shoes policy. So you have to juggle baby, jacket, keys, and lunchbox while you take off your shoes (and there isn't even any place for you to sit and put them back on).

If you do go with Sequoia for an infant, review EVERYTHING you care about with the staff multiple times before your first day and on your first day. The reams of paper that you are required to spend four+ hours filling out describing your child's every nuance? No one reads them. Your child's caregivers will have no idea what you wrote.

But after the infant age, they really are fabulous, and even with the infants, the caregivers are very warm and loving; I always felt comfortable that my kids were safe and in good hands, and that peace of mind is priceless.

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★★★★☆

I've had two kids go through Sequoia. Sequoia is fabulous for the 18 months and older crowd -- great curriculum, great, involved teachers, lots of activities including gymnastics and music. They really do a good job of teaching the children to be kind and having discipline in a kind and positive way.

If I had things to do over, though, I wouldn't have used their infant program. There are a lot of great things about it -- loving teachers, lots of activities, including art projects, stroller walks, etc. The thing is, they are so busy trying to do all of those things that basic needs (eating, sleeping) sometimes fall by the wayside. Also it is just not set up well for the number of small children (up to 16) in a very small space. It's really hard for the babies to get enough rest with 12-15 other kids, most of whom are awake at any given time. Good home-based care for infants is much better suited to letting babies get the sleep they need. Also, dropping off a young infant is a nightmare because you have to put all the food and stuff in a fridge that is inside classrooms that have a no shoes policy. So you have to juggle baby, jacket, keys, and lunchbox while you take off your shoes (and there isn't even any place for you to sit and put them back on).

If you do go with Sequoia for an infant, review EVERYTHING you care about with the staff multiple times before your first day and on your first day. The reams of paper that you are required to spend four+ hours filling out describing your child's every nuance? No one reads them. Your child's caregivers will have no idea what you wrote.

But after the infant age, they really are fabulous, and even with the infants, the caregivers are very warm and loving; I always felt comfortable that my kids were safe and in good hands, and that peace of mind is priceless.

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My daughter began attending Sequoia Children's Center when she was ten months old. She never had a babysitter before that, but I was amazed by how quickly she adjusted. I attribute this to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff. My daughter is now thriving there in the toddler program. She looks forward to going there, loves seeing the teachers and interacting with the other children. I am pleasantly surprised to see how many things she learns there. I also enjoy the parent community at Sequoia and their interest in the Center.

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★★★★★

My daughter began attending Sequoia Children's Center when she was ten months old. She never had a babysitter before that, but I was amazed by how quickly she adjusted. I attribute this to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff. My daughter is now thriving there in the toddler program. She looks forward to going there, loves seeing the teachers and interacting with the other children. I am pleasantly surprised to see how many things she learns there. I also enjoy the parent community at Sequoia and their interest in the Center.

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My daughter began attending Sequoia Children's Center when she was ten months old. She never had a babysitter before that, but I was amazed by how quickly she adjusted. I attribute this to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff. My daughter is now thriving there in the toddler program. She looks forward to going there, loves seeing the teachers and interacting with the other children. I am pleasantly surprised to see how many things she learns there. I also enjoy the parent community at Sequoia and their interest in the Center.

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★★★★★

My daughter began attending Sequoia Children's Center when she was ten months old. She never had a babysitter before that, but I was amazed by how quickly she adjusted. I attribute this to the knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff. My daughter is now thriving there in the toddler program. She looks forward to going there, loves seeing the teachers and interacting with the other children. I am pleasantly surprised to see how many things she learns there. I also enjoy the parent community at Sequoia and their interest in the Center.

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The fact that this place has a NAEYC accreditation does not mean that the stuff is professional. From outside all look nice and friendly, but when it comes to perform, there is a huge difference.
I was very happy at the beginning, but little by little received negative feedback from the staff. After the accreditation the demands increased, but performance went down. Most of the good teachers left, and replaced with not so good ones.
Check another place before enrolling

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★★☆☆☆

The fact that this place has a NAEYC accreditation does not mean that the stuff is professional. From outside all look nice and friendly, but when it comes to perform, there is a huge difference.
I was very happy at the beginning, but little by little received negative feedback from the staff. After the accreditation the demands increased, but performance went down. Most of the good teachers left, and replaced with not so good ones.
Check another place before enrolling

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I totally disagree with "Huge Disappointment". I have seen the staff successfully handle a variety of childhood dispositions with great poise. As far as diagnosis, I believe it is their job to err on the side of caution. I expect them to do that for my daughter's safety as well as for that of the other children. My child has been at SCC since she was an infant. I have always felt that I was successfully partnering with the staff in supporting her growth and development. NAEYC is an incredibly difficult accreditation to receive with extraordinarily high standards. SCC has earned this impressive recognition.

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I totally disagree with "Huge Disappointment". I have seen the staff successfully handle a variety of childhood dispositions with great poise. As far as diagnosis, I believe it is their job to err on the side of caution. I expect them to do that for my daughter's safety as well as for that of the other children. My child has been at SCC since she was an infant. I have always felt that I was successfully partnering with the staff in supporting her growth and development. NAEYC is an incredibly difficult accreditation to receive with extraordinarily high standards. SCC has earned this impressive recognition.

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I enrolled my son when he was a toddler through prekindergarten. It is so much more than a daycare; I actually never thought of it as such- it's more of a school, as there is development based curriculum even for the infants.The teachers are kind and really want to know each child as an individual. I felt that there was just the right mixture of directed lessons, circle time, outdoor play and free play. They teach so much more than ABC's - including social aspects, with sing-a- longs featuring an outside music teacher, early literacy with the visiting librarian program, fine and gross motor control with the fingerpainting and gymnastics. Each classroom is fully outfitted with age-appropriate toys, books and materials to support whatever areas my son needed to work on for his own personal development. My son needed a lot of time with blocks! Yes, as others have said, some teachers have left, (that's life-wouldn't that always be the case?) and many of the new ones are BETTER, yes terriffic, with great enthusiasm and credentials! The director, Karen Peterson, is constantly striving for program improvements. The parent conferences really helped me to learn my child's strengths and weaknesses early on, which helped me and the teachers to better prepare him for grade school.

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★★★★★

I enrolled my son when he was a toddler through prekindergarten. It is so much more than a daycare; I actually never thought of it as such- it's more of a school, as there is development based curriculum even for the infants.The teachers are kind and really want to know each child as an individual. I felt that there was just the right mixture of directed lessons, circle time, outdoor play and free play. They teach so much more than ABC's - including social aspects, with sing-a- longs featuring an outside music teacher, early literacy with the visiting librarian program, fine and gross motor control with the fingerpainting and gymnastics. Each classroom is fully outfitted with age-appropriate toys, books and materials to support whatever areas my son needed to work on for his own personal development. My son needed a lot of time with blocks! Yes, as others have said, some teachers have left, (that's life-wouldn't that always be the case?) and many of the new ones are BETTER, yes terriffic, with great enthusiasm and credentials! The director, Karen Peterson, is constantly striving for program improvements. The parent conferences really helped me to learn my child's strengths and weaknesses early on, which helped me and the teachers to better prepare him for grade school.

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This place does not deserve the accreditation it got.

The staff are under qualified, can not handle any child that is a little more active than the average.

On top of that, the teachers seem to provide medical diagnosis at will, for instance a few mosquito bites were diagnosed as chicken pox, at another time on a hot day they failed to provide enough water and dismissed our child as having high fever.

Your children must not be fussy, tired or upset, otherwise be prepared to pick them up earlier than expected.

To summarize: don??t bring your child there if you have a better choice

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★☆☆☆☆

This place does not deserve the accreditation it got.

The staff are under qualified, can not handle any child that is a little more active than the average.

On top of that, the teachers seem to provide medical diagnosis at will, for instance a few mosquito bites were diagnosed as chicken pox, at another time on a hot day they failed to provide enough water and dismissed our child as having high fever.

Your children must not be fussy, tired or upset, otherwise be prepared to pick them up earlier than expected.

To summarize: don??t bring your child there if you have a better choice

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