About the Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families

The Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families is home to SMCOE’s Early Childhood special education program, which provides early intervention and preschool services to children ages birth to five years with identified low incidence and/or multiple disabilities. The Center also houses Head Start Preschool and Early Start Programs operated by the Institute for Human and Social Development (IHSD) as well as SMCOE’s Related Services program, which supports students with identified disabilities throughout the county. Staff members from all organizations at the Anne Campbell Center for Children and Families collaborate to provide the highest possible quality of care to children enrolled at the Center and their families.

List of Programs

List of Partner Programs

Stella Piccolo

Stella Piccolo Preschool is a nurturing preschool program serving three- to five-year-old children through a positive environment where belonging and respect facilitate curiosity and active learning. At Stella Piccolo, children explore their environment through a carefully planned play atmosphere. As a result, students focus on individual interests and skills at a developmentally appropriate level.

Institute for Human and Social Development (IHSD)

The Institute for Human and Social Development (IHSD) provides excellent comprehensive child development and support services to the highest needs children of zero to five years old and their families in partnership with the community of San Mateo County.

California Childrens Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program

California Children’s Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides occupational therapy and physical therapy to children with eligible medical conditions. Some of the conditions which qualify a child to receive services include (but are not limited to) cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteogenesis imperfecta.

First Day of School

AUG 19

Labor Day (No School)



OCT 31

Veterans Day (No School)

NOV 11

Thanksgiving Break (No School)

NOV 25-29

Winter Break (No School)

DEC 23-JAN 3

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

JAN 20

Presidents' Week Break (No School)

FEB 17-21

Spring Break (No School)

APR 6-10

Memorial Day (No School)

MAY 25

Last Day of School and Graduation Day


Sarah Notch

Executive Director, Special Education Services

Email: snotch@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5629

Tammy Zigler

Principal, Special Education Services E-22

Email: tzigler@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 573-4010 ext. 1117

Annette Ordonez

Administrative Assistant

Email: aordonez@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 573-4010 ext. 1106