Build Up for San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Child Care Partnership Council surveyed local planning departments to compile an inventory of local land use policies and planning procedures related to child care in San Mateo as a resources that aids child care providers and interested potential operators in comprehension of the various sectors regulating the development of early care and education spaces.


The future child care center at Greystar’s South Main Mixed-Use project demonstrates the level of community engagement and commitment needed to ensure cities can recover from the COVID-19 public health crisis. We know that the exacerbated child care shortage has left working parents with little choice between challenging arrangements and turning down employment opportunities. Tackling this community issue will require creative solutions from innovative partnerships, such as those evidenced in the Redwood City South Main Mixed-Use project. This Build Up SMC case study highlights the impacts of a child-centered vision supported by community investment and our path to get there.