The early childhood care center Safari Kid will be opening a new location in Redwood City at 1709 Woodside Rd. This new location will offer infant, toddler, preschool, and after-school programs for children as young as 3 months old.
Safari Kid's programs are inspired by the Montessori method and Reggio Emilia philosophy. Safari Kid combines play skill-building, social-emotional development opportunities and structured activities to promote success.
Safari Kid Summer Camp will offer activities such as creative writing, critical thinking, robotics, chess, public speaking, dance, music, and technology, and is available to transitional kindergartners through sixth graders. Safari Kid also offers an after-school program that helps children master their current schoolwork.
To celebrate the launch of Redwood City Safari Kid, there will be a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at noon with Redwood City Mayor Giselle Hale. Safari Kid is also offering a special 'welcome' price for the first three months to those who enroll during the October inauguration period.
This new Safari Kid location is owned and operated by San Mateo resident Shanu Mathur. Mathur brings more than 20 years of experience in customer service, project management, and childhood education to this project. Her love for children and teaching played an integral role in the success of her first Safari Kid location in San Mateo, founded in 2019.
“Safari Kid is more than just a daycare center. We take into consideration the high amount of brain development that happens to children before the age of five and focus on age-appropriate skill building for the children," said Shanu Mathur. "Our programs are designed with this in mind and support growth in all domains of learning.
“Safari Kid encourages children to confidently explore and interact with materials while simulating communication between peers and adults, enabling children to become critical thinkers and responsible global citizens," Mathur added.