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Step into a world of wonder at Happy Hall @ Ortega, perfectly situated on the Ortega Elementary School campus in Pacifica. Our program welcomes children aged 2 to 5 years, offering a nurturing and engaging learning environment. We emphasize a holistic approach to early childhood education, blending academic, social, and emotional development. With access to excellent facilities, we provide a foundation for lifelong learning. Join us at Happy Hall, where every child is valued and encouraged to grow.

PRESCHOOL (ages 2 - 3)
PRE-K/TK (ages 4 - 5)

Monday - Friday | 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

1283 Terra Nova Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044



Our structured and consistent daily routines offer a balanced mix of stimulating and relaxing activities, nurturing a sense of security and fostering friendships, all while having fun and learning.

  • 07:00 AM | Extended AM Care

  • 07:30 AM | Imaginative Play

  • ​08:30 AM | Explore Outside

  • 09:00 AM | Circle Time

  • 09:30 AM | Morning Snack

  • 10:00 AM | Discovery Centers

  • 11:00 AM | Play & Stretch Outside

  • 12:00 PM | Lunch Time

  • 01:00 PM | Rest

  • 03:00 PM | Rise & Shine

  • 04:00 PM | Enrichment Activities

  • 05:30 PM | Extended PM Care

  • 06:00 PM | Close of the Day

Schedules are subject to change based on classroom, day, weather, etc.


In the heart of Pacifica's Ortega neighborhood, Happy Hall @ Ortega stands as a testament to the power of diversity and the spirit of community. Our program brings together school-age children from diverse walks of life, creating a dynamic and enriching environment where learning and personal growth flourish. We place a high value on inclusivity and mutual respect, ensuring a setting where every child's individuality is recognized and valued, and every family feels respected and connected.

The educators at Happy Hall @ Ortega are the foundation of our program, offering their expertise, creativity, and enthusiasm to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. They engage students in a broad spectrum of activities that reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of our community, from STEM projects to sports and cultural studies. Our focus on community engagement and personalized learning creates a nurturing environment where everyone feels part of something special. Discover the unique blend of education and community at Happy Hall @ Ortega, where every day is an opportunity to learn from each other and grow together.



Active young minds and bodies require the right fuel to flourish. At our preschool, we understand the importance of nourishing our students throughout the day.

Morning Snack: Prepared by Happy Hall
To kickstart the day, Happy Hall prepares a nutritious morning snack. We offer a variety of wholesome choices that energize and engage young minds.


Lunch: Meal from Home
For lunch, families are required to pack a meal. This allows for customized nutrition, catering to each child's dietary preferences and needs.


Afternoon Snack: Prepared by Happy Hall
To maintain energy and focus through the afternoon, Happy Hall provides an afternoon snack. We offer healthy, tasty options that expose children to new flavors and textures in a fun and educational way.

Mealtime is more than just about eating; it's a crucial time for learning and bonding. Our snacks, served family-style, foster a sense of community and sharing among children. This setup allows them to practice essential skills such as passing, sharing, and enjoying food together. It’s a daily opportunity for our children to strengthen social bonds and develop important interpersonal skills in a joyful, communal setting.


Through these moments, we aim to not only nourish their bodies but also to enrich their social learning experiences, ensuring they develop patience, gratitude, and the joy of sharing meals with friends. These experiences are integral to building a foundation for healthy eating habits and strong interpersonal relationships.


We believe in the transformative power of outdoor play in a child's development. Our outdoor space is designed to enrich your child’s learning experience. Nestled within the Ortega School property, our dedicated play area is separate from school-age children, providing a safe and nurturing environment tailored specifically for our preschoolers.

We prioritize outdoor exploration as a vital component of our curriculum, understanding that the benefits of fresh air and physical activity extend far beyond just physical well-being. It’s a time for children to practice social skills, learn about their environment, and develop resilience. Our outdoor area is designed to be a vibrant hub of activity and discovery, where every corner holds the potential for learning, growth, and joy.


2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

FULL DAY: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • 5 DAYS (M-F) | ​$1,200/month

  • 3 DAYS (M,W,F) | $960/month

  • 2 DAYS (T,Th) | ​$720/month


PART DAY: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 5 DAYS | ​$810/month

  • 3 DAYS (M,W,F) | $650month

  • 2 DAYS (T,Th) | ​$485/month


EXTENDED CARE: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • 5 DAYS: $100/month

  • Add to any Full Day Schedule

  • Limited spaces with priority given to existing families.


  • Annual Registration Fee $75

  • Annual Program Fee $25

  • Summer Activities Fee $75 (due in April)


  • Applied to additional child(ren)

  • Annual Registration Discount: $25

  • Monthly Tuition Discount: $50


Schedules and rates are subject to change.

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