Early Learning

At a Glance

Early Learning Support Services (ELSS) leads San Mateo County in developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships that support equitable, high quality education and care for children birth through grade 3 and their families.

Staff members in Early Learning Support Services (ELSS) manage a variety of projects that offer services and supports to families in San Mateo County with a focus on early care and education for children ages 0 – 8 years. Areas of focus include the following:

  • State Preschool - High quality preschool for low-income children ages three to five years old
  • The Big Lift - A bold social venture that combines two years of high-quality preschool and programs to reduce chronic absence, to end summer learning loss, and to engage families and the broader community to support learning in school and at home.