Early Learning Facilities Resources


San Mateo County Human Services Agency, First 5 San Mateo County, and the Child Care Partnership Council partnered to conduct an Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment for children 0 to 5 years old. The lack of early learning facilities presents a significant barrier to expanding access to high quality early learning experiences for children in San Mateo County. The County engaged Brion Economics in 2016 to conduct the study.

Child Care and Preschool Supply and Demand Analysis for Children under 5

San Mateo County Child Care Needs Assessment, Supply and Demand Analysis, 2015 and 2025, detailed tables: PDF

Supply and Demand Profiles for San Mateo County and All Cities: PDF

City/County Profiles:

Early Learning Provider Survey to identify opportunities and barriers for expansion

San Mateo County Early Learning Provider Facilities Survey FindingsPDF

Site Identification, Cost Estimates and Financing Strategies

Final Summary and PowerPoint Presentation

Related Resources


Early Learning Facility Design Criteria Classroom Best Practices

Facility Design Resources

  • Guide, A Resource to Make Informed Facility Improvement Decisions, September 2017
  • Checklist, A Resource to Identify Classroom Facility Improvements, September 2017


Child Care Facility Maintenance Workshop

Facility Maintenance Resources

Maintaining healthy and safe conditions in child care and early education facilities is important for child and staff health and program sustainability. Neglected conditions can lead to health problems, accidents and much higher costs for repair and renovation of buildings and grounds. Also, new research is identifying environmental hazards that can be avoided by use of proper practices and materials.

The following resources were developed by the CCPC Facilities Committee for the training seminar presented May 15, 2013. The session recording is available for viewing at the link below.