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Instructional Services Division., Child, Youth and Family Services


Instructional Services Division., Child, Youth and Family Services

San Mateo County Office of Education

Interprets laws that pertain to school attendance and assists schools with truancy problems.


Provides assistance regarding attendance laws and work permits to schools, parents and the community. Processes interdistrict transfer appeals and expulsion appeals that come to the County Board of Education. Offers consultation to school administrators concerning behavioral and attendance problems. Refers parents and children to appropriate community agencies. Administers the court-ordered Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program involving eight school districts: Belmont-Redwood Shores, Las Lomitas, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Ravenswood, San Carlos and Woodside. Also administers preschool programs for children age 0-5 (State Preschool and Early Childhood Improvement Project (EQuIP)), local child care planning council, the Early Childhood Language Development Institute and preschool-related training and technical assistance. Provides technical assistance to school districts in areas of health and prevention services: Tobacco Use and Prevention Education. Provides technical assistance and resources to school districts in areas of trasition to Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten. Offers cooperative coaching trainings.


Public Transit:

Not necessary for service.
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065-1064 37.525798 -122.262952 Government

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair





Students in grades kindergarten-12; children in preschool and childcare and families of those children (ages 0-5)



How to Apply:

Apply by phone or mail.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County