Register Now for the 2023-2024 Classes!

There is still limited availability for the 2023-2024 school year. Complete the online registration form to secure your spot!

Learn why Open Gate is the ideal place for your child, with amazing teachers and a great opportunity to build community with fellow parents.

Have questions, want to talk to someone from the school, or even take a tour before enrolling? Feel free to contact our registrar at

Welcome to Open Gate Nursery School!

“What will you find if you open the gate?  Fun and friends, I just can’t wait!”

For 49 years, Redwood City children and their parents have found fun, learning, and community behind our gate.  Open Gate Nursery School is a parent-participation, play-based preschool with classes for children 2-5.

In Open Gate’s nurturing environment, children develop socially, intellectually, and physically, in an atmosphere of warmth and trust.  Play, stimulating new experiences, adult-child interaction, and time with friends combine to support children’s development.  We guide children in cooperation, respect, and non-exclusionary play.

Parents learn and grow, too.  We hone our positive parenting skills through observation, classroom participation, and parent education classes.  Grown up Open Gators have a strong sense of community — we love our school!

We are allergy sensitive, and have a nursery on site for younger siblings. Open Gate is a warm and wonderful place for your family to learn, share and grow together.  Won’t you join us?

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We are a proud member of the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCoPPNC).

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Our parent education classes are associated with the Sequoia District Adult School.

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