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Discover the joy of learning at Happy Hall @ Dolores Way, a haven for children aged 2 to 5 years in South San Francisco. Our preschool boasts a large outdoor play area where children can enjoy the fresh air and develop their physical skills through play. Our curriculum is designed to inspire curiosity and a love for learning, ensuring that every child thrives. Experience the warmth and community spirit at Happy Hall, where every day is an adventure.

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

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

350 Dolores Way, South City, CA 94080



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.


Nestled within the vibrant community of South San Francisco, Happy Hall @ Dolores Way offers a sanctuary of learning and growth amidst urban diversity. Here, children from a kaleidoscope of backgrounds come together to embark on an educational adventure that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusion, and nurtures individual talents. Our commitment to creating a welcoming environment ensures that every family feels a sense of belonging, and every child recognizes the value of their unique contribution to our community tapestry.

Our dedicated educators at Dolores Way are the heart of our program, bringing with them a passion for teaching and a deep understanding of the diverse needs and aspirations of our children. They craft a curriculum that emphasizes social-emotional learning, critical thinking, and collaboration, preparing our young learners for a future of compassion and leadership. Through hands-on projects, cultural explorations, and community service initiatives, we offer experiences that encourage children to connect with their community and the world around them.



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.


At our Dolores Way location in South San Francisco, we champion the transformative role of outdoor play in early childhood development. Our expansive yard, a hallmark of this site, is meticulously crafted to enhance your child's learning journey through direct engagement with the natural world.

Understanding the myriad benefits of outdoor exploration, from bolstering physical health to enriching social and environmental understanding, we've designed our outdoor space to be a dynamic environment for growth, discovery, and joy. This dedicated area, exclusive to our preschoolers, serves as a safe and vibrant setting for children to develop essential skills such as resilience, cooperation, and curiosity.

Our commitment to integrating outdoor play into our curriculum reflects our belief in nurturing well-rounded individuals. Here, in the open air and amidst the beauty of our extensive yard, children find endless opportunities to explore, imagine, and thrive.



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: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • 5 DAYS | ​$900/month

  • 3 DAYS (M,W,F) | $720/month

  • 2 DAYS (T,Th) | ​$540/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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