ScuttleBugs Boulder

Structured Preschool curriculum: get ready for Kindergarten!

ScuttleBugs San Jose: providing for your children what we expect for ours.

We are at 3291 Stevens Creek Blvd. San Jose, CA 95117, and our core service is an early education program, for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years, Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm.
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Safety is our #1 priority

  • In addition to secure access to the facility, we have an additional layer of security from our foyer with another checkpoint where key-card access is required to enter areas where children are present.
  • The facility is equipped with a “lockdown” mechanism and associated procedures
  • We created the whole playground with soft fall zones for those times when kids tumble.
  • We have safe, IPEMA certified, educationally designed play structures.
  • Our 8ft opaque fence provides a secure and private playground for the children.
  • Protection from the sun at an early age pays great dividends in later life. We’ve installed permanent shade-sails over a large area of the playground providing much needed sun protection. (And of course we lather our little ones in sunscreen before they go outside.) Read more about sun protection on our blog.
  • The children’s bathrooms are equipped with child size toilets and basins, which further benefit self-help skills and potty training – when the time is right.

All included

M-F, 7am to 6pm
Diapers, diaper cream, pull-ups, wipes, sunscreen, teethers, pacifiers and nap time linens: we are a full-service quality program and provide all the daily essentials: a cost-effective measure for parents’ greater convenience by not having to find, buy and supply.
Fresh meals cooked daily on-site We provide our nutritious and well-balanced meals program (breakfast, morning “tea”, lunch, afternoon “tea” and evening snack) for all the children. For our little love bugs not yet on table food, we provide formula and purees. Parents may elect for the daily vegetarian option too, and of course, we are breast feed friendly.

See an Illustrated Sample Menu here.

Pre-enrollment orientation and assessment.
Daily communication with parents via an app
Parent-teacher conferences twice per year
529 College Saving Scheme: (we contribute to your child’s future college fund).
A unique structured curriculum, which incorporates a holistic approach to Education, based on seven core curriculum domains integrating the best Reggio Emilia and Emergent Curriculum
Extracurricular activities available

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Getting ready for Kindergarten: new place, new friends, new things to learn. So exciting!

How best to prepare your child for all these new life-events with confidence, happiness, eagerness and success?

Join our Preschool program that gives children a solid base that enables, and sets them up, to transition into Big School and beyond very smoothly.

83% of ScuttleBugs Graduates appear more confident than their new classmates in Kindergarten, according to our last survey.

We are a quality early childhood education center with a carefully structured and engaging curriculum, The children feel safe and happy, they eat healthily and, groups of similarly aged children (so each class is aligned to fit seamlessly into Big School semesters) advances rapidly in all aspects of their development.

Doubts about joining an ECE center?

I can’t trust anyone with my baby

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” Without a quality early childhood education center where you can be satisfied your child is being taken care of, having fun and learning new things, parents risk impacting the time they are able to spend on their own well-being or career and increase feelings of guilt for not making enough time both for their children and at work.

ECE centers are too expensive

A small daycare place to drop your child off when needed may appear a cheaper alternative to structured ECE centers, but if you count all the additional costs – meals (plus the time - and gas cost - to shop for food, then prepare it), sunscreens etc. to supply (all included in the tuition at ScuttleBugs) – and add to that your inner peace of being 100% sure that your children are safe and happy in the place where they spend a good portion of the workdays, the value is definitely worth it. Besides, eating healthy, learning to get on with their classmates, getting used to sharing toys and teachers’ attention, following rules, being compassionate with others and also receiving developmentally appropriate and balanced education is crucial for children’s future success.

What can be better than their own granny?

Using family help or a nanny for daycare still requires a lot of day-to-day management by parents, which can include meals preparation, activities decision-making, unexpected plan changes in case a nanny or relatives are unavailable due to whatever personal reasons they might have (particularly in the last couple of years with all the covid-related precautions). Besides, this solution doesn’t provide for your child’s balanced early education, most likely missing out on social skills (without being in contact with other kids of the same age).

Why many families have chosen ScuttleBugs?

We are recognized throughout the San Francisco Bay Area (CA) as a premier provider of early childhood development and for child care programs which balance both education and social and emotional needs, and our center in San Jose is one of not so many centers in the area which stayed open all through the period of Pandemic.

See below some video interviews with parents of our Graduates!

For every child we will cement the foundation of their growth as they prepare for their onward steps. We encourage curiosity, and engagement, especially in the areas of languages, cultures, music, our natural world and overall health.

We support our teachers, whose work is so much more than just a job. (And yes, naturally, our teachers do build emotional bonds with not just our children, but also our parents.)

Book a tour with us and see with your own eyes!