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Our Story


Prabha Sanjay decided to open her own child care facility in her home in 2009. After having taught in a variety of preschools, she had a vision of a creating a program that would provide stimulating, fun, developmentally appropriate education with a strong emphasis on sensitive and inclusive curriculum for cultures around the world, especially for her own local Indian community. She found that the Montessori philosophy provided exactly what she was looking for, and so she began to incorporate both the Montessori approach and materials into her Family Day Care Center.

As demand for her center grew, she was urged to start her own school. In June 2010, she and her husband Sanjay Prasanna were able to secure a site on Pilgrim Dr., across the parking lot from our current location, and began the arduous process of getting permits, a licence, materials and staff.

Their first hire for the new preschool was the director, Anne Diamond. She had been both a Montessori teacher and director for many years, in a wide variety of cultural, economic, and even international settings. Sharing the same desire to create and nurture a program with a strong emphasis on the Montessori Cultural Subjects, that would celebrate the cultures of the students at our school and around the world, she helped set up the original Odyssey Preschool.

That first school was a cozy one classroom program that opened with Prabha’s eight Family Day Care children, plus four more who had been waiting to join. Within a year we had enrolled enough children to fill the class, and expanded the diversity of our community.

We have of course had a steep learning curve with our rapid expansion. Fortunately, for the vast majority of our families, the quality of care at Odyssey has always superseded any administrative hiccups. Today, however, we have an administrative team in place and systems of organization to streamline the management of the school, allowing us to focus on our mission – providing the best care and education possible to our children, and serve as a resource for our parents as well. We are constantly striving to improve in our fulfillment of this mission, from the physical remodeling of the building to suit our needs as a childcare facility, the upgrading of the play yards, to staff development. In fact, many of our non-Montessori teaching assistants have been so inspired by their introduction to it here that they have gone on to earn a Montessori credential. Based on our experience and feedback from parents we have modified a number of our policies and admission processes.

We would like to thank all parents and well-wishers for their constant encouragement, support and critical feedback without which we would not be where we are. We continue to strive to improve and tailor our programs to best suit the needs of our parents and children.

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About Odyssey Preschool

We pride ourselves in providing a caring, nurturing and safe environment for our children. Encouraging the inquisitive nature and helping children discover the world around them using Montessori methods and teachings happens everyday at our school. Our staff is highly experienced and most importantly bring a passion to working with children. MORE>>

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1151 E Hillsdale Blvd,
Foster City, CA 94404

(650) 525-1727 or (650) 678-2014

LIC# 414002869




Odyssey Tour

Tours are every Wednesday at 10:30am Call or contact to register for a tour