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Children: Academic Support & Early Learning

Explore early learning and headstart programs, tutoring and homework assistance, and services for learning differences & special needs. All activities and services are personally recommended by the Sequoia Healthcare District for District residents, and most resources are free or low-cost. To get started, choose a category below.

Early Learning & Head Start Programs 

Red Morton Community Center

Red Morton Community Center provides a preschool, teen center, fitness center, gym, fitness classes including jazzercise, and youth/adult sports leagues. 

Preschool, Peninsula Jewish Community Center

Award-winning preschool.

Find Child Care and Preschool Providers in Redwood City

Need help finding, starting or improving local preschool or child care programs in Redwood City? 

Search Preschools in Redwood City

Learn about and search the preschools that are available in Redwood City through the Redwood City Parks and Recreation website. 

Enrichment Classes, Redwood City

Redwood City offers a variety of enrichment classes and programs for a variety of ages.

Preschool and Day Care, Belmont Community Learning Center

Belmont’s play-based preschool offers child care to fit your schedule, with full-time and part-time preschool program options.

Holy Family School Child Education, St. Francis Center

Provides education for students from low-income immigrant families through 8th grade.

Peninsula Family Service

Community services for children and older adults.

Tutoring & Homework Assistance 

Foundation for a College Education

Provides academic and leadership support and development programs for Middle and High School students of color to prepare them for High School and college.

Quest Learning Center

Fee homework support and tutoring for eligible 1st-3rd graders.

Redwood City Library Homework Centers (multiple locations)

Free homework assistance and tutoring at Redwood City libraries.

Homework Center, Belle Haven Library

Free in-person and online homework assistance and tutoring.

Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (multiple locations)

Academic assistance, after school and mentorship programs, career development activities, and creative and fun activities for kids and teens.

After School Programs, Redwood City

Many Redwood City schools provide after-school programs that include homework assistance and fun activities.

Belle Haven Youth Center, Menlo Park

The Belle Haven School-Age Child Care Program provides care, homework assistance, creative and recreational activities for children in kindergarten to 6th grade

San Carlos Youth Center

The San Carlos Youth Center offers a free, after school drop-in program featuring a full-size gym, activities room, homework assistance and staff-led activities.

Project Read

Free literacy and reading program for all ages.

Los Ayudantes

Helps Redwood City public school students improve their literacy and critical thinking skills. 

Learning Differences & Special Needs 

Middle College High School, Cañada College

A non-traditional high school experience where students complete the requirements for high school graduation while enrolled in college courses.

Child Mind Institute

Transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by providing online resources and clinical care in San Francisco.


Services for children, adults, and families with special needs and developmental disabilities in the greater Bay Area.

Children and Teen Services, Caminar

Individual, family, and school-based counseling and mental health services, mental health services for children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing and their families, and family violence and abuse prevention services.

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center

High quality diagnoses and evaluations, interventions, and treatment services for children, adults, and families with a variety of special needs. Parent education and coaching is also available.

Autism Speaks Resource Guide

Autism Speaks provides a free, online comprehensive resource guide to all things regarding autism including advocacy resources, education, employment, evaluation and diagnosis, housing, recreation, and more.

Autism Speaks Northern CA

Provides advocacy and support for families, and conducts autism research.

Parents Helping Parents

Comprehensive resources for parents of children with disabilities and special needs.

Parents Place, San Mateo Location, Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Parenting workshops, parent coaching and consultation, child behavior and school support, clinical and special needs services, parent/child activity groups, child and family therapy, and much more.

Children’s Health Council

Provides top-rated education, mental health services, and clinical evaluations for children, teens, and young adults with learning differences, ADHD, autism, anxiety, and depression.

The Burkard School

Personalized education for k-8 students with special needs.

Athena Academy

A non-profit private school established in 2010, devoted to educating bright children with Dyslexia.