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"I cannot say enough good things about
and her program. My daughter attended her pre-school for 2 years, pre-school, and pre-kindergarten" and continued in occasional care here and there when she got older and I needed someplace for her to go for a day. I have recommended her over and over to people who come back and say - wow, thank you for telling us about her! When I was looking for a pre-school I researched and visited programs all over town. I was a good planner - it was June, and I was looking for placement for the Fall. I went to many schools that were pretty and modern, some in
, some in strip malls -- and whose staff were burned out and listless, one after another. I just happened to be driving down
Road in Roseville and saw this blue house, with a small sign out front, that said, simply, "
" and thought, what the heck, and pulled in to check it out. I was welcomed in to watch the class in progress and it was like watching the first day of school.
was so energized and fresh, the children were engaged, and I watched in amazement as she
the kids through counting to 10 --- in English, then Spanish, then German, French, Japanese, and Singhalese. Her class was very culturally mixed and her lessons a combination of
tasks, music, manners and relationships - like teaching the kids how to treat each other respectfully and that being friends was more important than fighting over a play yard
. Her ability to teach is intuitive and she connects so well with all of her students. The play yard equipment was old but inside and out the facility was clean and organized. I was sold and there wasn't a day I was disappointed. Her daughter, Anusha, also taught with her when she wasn't in school getting her own degree and she had several other loving assistants that worked with the kids daily. That was 12 years ago. The program was in the morning until lunch, and for kids who needed to stay in the afternoon, she had after school care, where the kids could play, take piano lessons from her, read books, and other activities. I don't recall the cost but remember it was very reasonable and far more valuable to me than the money we paid. My daughter came out of her program a Kindergartner doing first grade work and fully prepared and excited for elementary school. She loved
(as we all did/do), who became like a beloved aunt to her. My daughter is now a sophomore in high school and we still stop in and visit occasionally, and
is as fresh as the day I first met her. Her school is now repainted and updated and beautiful and that rickety swing set replaced with more modern equipment, but the kids are still the same, the experience still the same, because it's not what's at preschool, it's WHO. Go check it out, you'll be glad you did.

-Kerry W.

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"We have had a great experience with this center. Our children have been coming here since they were 10 weeks old. Our children are very well taken care of and really" enjoy their time here. We feel like their teachers really care about them and treat them like their own children. It is one of the more expensive daycare centers in the area, but we felt it was really the best option. When our children were in the infant room the non-discounted fee was $275/week per child. In the 1 year old room it was $265/week per child and in the 2 year old room it was $245/week per child. They do offer discounts for the 2nd child - that's just the full non-discounted rate. Of course tuition increases can happen, but they can at least give you an estimate of costs if you are searching. The center is open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6pm and full time care includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. You must provide your own diapers/wipes, etc. Definitely worth checking out!

-Elizabeth W.

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Sent my kids for the summer. They seemed to enjoy it. I wish it wasn't so expensive however they are much cheaper than most summer camps. Thanks for taking such good care of my kids.
- Mohamed A.
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I'd like to start out by saying don't trust a word that comes out of
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's mouth. She will lie lie lie until the day she
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. She almost had me convinced that my children had become pathological liars until I spoke with other moms. My children basically roamed the class aimlessly for a few hours a day. They do know how to write their names but that might have been taught at home. Parent teacher conferences was a joke! I was told crap about someone else's kid because the stuff they told me my kid couldn't do he had been doing for over a year. They are so incredabally disorganized. You will find out about Friday's field trip on Monday and then you're expected to drop everything to go. They also have some bull p*** unwritten privacy policy that prohibits you from having any contact with other parents. Well when I was out of
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's line of sight at field trips I was able to talk to a few moms and they told me things that just blew my mind! One mom witnessed the class having 31 students and just 1 teacher on several occasions. Another mom confirmed that the story my daughter told me about not being aloud to wear her sweater in class was true. Who tells a small child to take off her sweater? A monster, that's who! My kids also told me that another student had a bathroom accident and was forced to clean it up himself. I wonder if they really made a 4 year old clean up feaces. They also make up rules from day to day that might apply to one family but not to others. This was extremely frustrating because just when I thought I was following the unwritten rules I find out I'm in violation. By the last few weeks of the year I said screw it and stopped caring about the dumb rules. To sum it up, just don't send your kids to
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. Check out St. Pats if you're looking for faith based. If faith based isn't top priority then check out
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on Commerce Rd.
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- Carrie K.
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While they did take care of our son and we were not worried about his safety, we were not happy with the overall cleanliness of the facility, nor the relative lack of organization. The infant room was very small and cramped, the infants played on a rug that caretakers and parents walks on with outdoor shoes (something I don't allow at home), and we repeatedly were given home articles of clothing, etc that were mixed up with another baby's. The price is great, however I personally need a little more organization and cleanliness for my son. We also decided that we were willing to pay more for a daycare that has webcams and an app to keep updated.
- Victoria W.
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Always the best environment for children and learning. This daycare is amazingly clean and the staff cares and loves each individual child. The safety is beyond compare and the children are so excited to come everyday.
- lynne T.
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My daughter is almost two and has been attending
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for about three months now. She and I both are very happy with her time there. The owner has maintained her pricing schedule. which is the most affordable in Freeport, while other places in town charge as much as double. My daughters linguistics, motor, and social skills have improved dramatically since she started attending. The carer to child ratio is more than adequate and the facilities are very safe and clean. Overall I have had an excellent experience with this child care facility. I recommend
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to any parent looking for affordable, quality childcare. **The $213 price point is their weekly rate for my 1.5 year old. It's 46/day for part time.**
- James M.
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These people are wonderful very kind and courteous and very professional. They take very good care of our son and we wish that our new house was where they are located we want him to stay there forever. he loves going to daycare every day. Love Ms
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and her staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I give them a 11 star rating out of 10
- Michael T.
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I enrolled my daughter here when she was 8 weeks old & had her enlisted for 7 months before removing her from the facility and seeking child care elsewhere. It broke my heart to pull her out of here after the relationships that she built with so many of the teachers and the other kids. However, it was the right thing to do for my daughter. My concern is the lack of organization and communication. In regards to organization, I lost track of how many times I had to complain about them losing her shoes, hair bows, bottles, bottle lids, spare clothes & bibs. Her items were sent home with other kids and vice-versa...even with everything being properly labeled. It was extremely frustrating to have to take inventory of what went to school with her & what didn't come home with her. In addition & most importantly, I received 3 "ouch report" phone calls in just 4 weeks. All three were from her learning to crawl and hitting her head on the tile floor...the last leaving a huge bruise on her left forehead that lasted a full week. The center is supposed to have me sign an "ouch report" with an action plan as to how to avoid the situation from happening in the future. I was only asked to sign one....and there was no action plan. In speaking with one of the teachers, she told me they had a little boy who had an ouch report every day for the same reason while he was learning to walk. That is just awful. I spoke with the Director
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and shared my concerns. This conversation was had in the door way of her office in the dark which was very weird. I expressed my concerns and asked why there were tile floors and no type of padding or gymnastics mats in the classroom where babies are learning to crawl and walk. Her answer was that "we can maybe look into that." No empathy, apologies or true concern. Another concern is that there are also no changing tables, so infants and toddlers are changed on a counter...with no straps. That seems like an accident just waiting to happen. As a result, we removed her from this facility to somewhere that promotes a more safe & organized environment.
- Michelle B.
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provides a wonderful education for
children 3 - 6 years. They offer a traditional
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with music, Spanish, and lots of nature studies. They take
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weekly, and have created an awesome outdoor play space. The caring and
nurturing staff encourage a love of learning in the children and provide
a family friendly environment for everyone. We are very happy here.
- Henry C.

Daycare Centers in Albany, CA

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A LITTLE WORLD MONTESSORI ACAD

355 PARKER AVE
Rodeo

A1 Home Care

412 Pine Park Court
Martinez

AisleFinder, LLC.

1294 Chewpon Ave.
Milpitas

ALBANY CHILD CARE CTR

1331 PORTLAND AVE
Albany

ALBANY PRESCHOOL

850 MASONIC AVE
Albany

Amy's Daycare

2167 Huron Dr.
Concord

BAY AREA KINDER STUBE

842 KEY ROUTE BLVD
Albany

BRILLIANT BLOSSOMS MONTESSORI

299 E FERNDALE AVE
Sunnyvale

Building Kidz Inc.

4300 Mirador Dr
Pleasanton

C C L C Shores Child Care Center

1050 Twin Dolphin Dr
Redwood City

CENTRO ARMONIA PRE SCHOOL

531 W RINCON AVE
Campbell

CLAREMONT DAY NURSERIES

1550 OAK VIEW AVE
Albany

CREATIVE PLAY CTR

1151 PORTLAND AVE
Albany

DAISY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

5016 DAISY ST
Oakland

Daisy Child Development Center

5016 Daisy St
Oakland

Ella Cullen Day Care

411 Downing Ave
San Jose

Grammy's Daycare

1475 Via Codorniz
San Jose

HAPPY DAYS PRE-SCHOOL LEARNING

20801 SAN RAMON VALLEY BLVD
San Ramon

Hidden Treasures Learning Center

1920 Gelbke Ln
Concord

HUMMINGBIRD MONTESSORI PRSCHL

942 CORNELL AVE
Albany

InSequent

793 Broadway
Sonoma

Karina's Daycare

2765 Marsh Drive
San Ramon

Kid Krossings

4784 Hedgewick Ave
Fremont

Kiwi Preschool & Childcare

573 Summerfield Rd
Santa Rosa

Lil Steps Day Care

3159 Rowe Pl
Fremont

Little Champs Montessori Home Based

2745 Sunview Place
Hayward

LITTLE STAR PRESCHOOL TOO

1105 QUINTARA ST
San Francisco

LITTLE VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL

919 TALBOT AVE
Albany

Love & Care Learning Ctr

1985 Geary Rd
Walnut Creek

LYNN'S HOUSE FAMILY CHILD CARE

118 EXCELSIOR AVE
San Francisco

MONTESSORI IN MOTION

3 WELLBROCK HTS
San Rafael

Montessori School Of Linda Mar

1666 Higgins Way
Pacifica

NANA'S DAY CARE

346 Robin RD
Mill Valley

Nanny's House Day Care & PreSchool

969 Acalanes Rd
Lafayette

Panache Enfants

2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Suite 100
San Ramon

RAINBOW BRIGHT PRESCHOOL

327 SKYLINE DR
Daly City

REIGNIERD PRESCHOOL

2417 SPRINGS RD
Vallejo

RISING SUN MOTESSORI SCHOOL

10 RAMONA AVE
El Cerrito

San Francisco Waldorf School

2938 Washington Street
San Francisco

Saratoga Community Preschool

19655 Allendale Avenue
Saratoga

SICK CHILD CARE PROGRAM

715 KINKEAD WAY
Albany

Tefi's Daycare

2608 Forest Hill Dr
San Jose

The Big C Athletic Club

1381 Galaxy Way
Concord

VALDIVIA FAMILY DAY CARE

HAMPSHIRE ST
San Francisco

YANI'S CHILD HOME CARE

715 RENFREW RD
El Sobrante
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