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Jai Osatharom (El Cerrito, CA)
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I highly recommend Jai's daycare. My girls are 3 and half
and almost 2 and we started with Jai when my youngest was
about 15 months. All the glowing reviews that are out here
ring true; Jai is an amazing care taker. She takes a keen
interest in each child and she creates a loving, fun
environment for them. My girls both love going there. Jai
has been very helpful with potty training and offers helpful
advice on all kinds of baby / toddler scenarios (teething,
naps, diaper rash, etc). She is firm and teaches the
children about manners, cleaning up, sharing and being
independent (learning how to put on shoes, coats etc). I
think all of these things form the critical foundation
needed before starting preschool / kindergarten. Jai is
incredibly thoughtful - she always makes every birthday and
holiday special for the kids. She has made my life easier as
a working parent and I feel very lucky to have found her. My
oldest is started preschool this week. I know she misses Jai
but I also know she is ready to move to the next step -
thanks in large part to Jai.
I would highly recommend Jai for a Daycare. My girls are
now 7 and 5yrs old and they have been with her since my
oldest was 3 months old. Now because my youngest is
starting kindergarten they are both leaving Jai. Jai is the
best if you are looking for someone to teach and help you
discipline your child. She is great at helping your child
become a well rounded, social individual. If you are open
to someone suggesting to you how best to handle or take of a
situation with your child she is the best. My kids love her
and the families that has and had Jai all really like and
appreciate what she has done for us.
If you would like to talk to me some more about Jai, feel
free to give me a ring. You can also call Jai at 510-526-8679.
I highly recommend Jai's Childcare for infants and toddlers to start with. My son stayed there for more than two years before going to preschool.
Jai is dedicated, energetic, loving and organized. She knows every child by heart and always looks out for the childC",b"s best interest. For example, knowing that my son didnC",b"t eat much vegetable voluntarily, she would cut the vegetable in his meal into small pieces and mix together with the rest; She would also recognize it and notify me right away when my son started the type of coughing that would lead to his asthma flare-up.
Jai maintains a close relationship with and among the children and their families alike. She involves herself in various things from potty training, sibling preparation (each family send their second child, if any, to Jai anyway), to fingernail cutting. She provides an intimate home setting where all the children behave like siblings in a big family interacting with and watching over each other. She is always available to give advices on parenting based on her wisdom of long time child care, but by all means support the way that the parents choose.
Jai's Childcare locates on Lexington at Central, close to El Cerrito Bart Station and Plaza. She accepts schedules of full time, or part time with at least 3 days a week. Hailan
Jai's family daycare has openings this fall for infant up to
4 years. I've known Jai for over 5 years. My two daughters
have had a wonderful care from Jai. She is a dedicated,
energetic, loving caregiver. She emphasizes on social
skills, conflict solving and positive interaction among the
kids. If you are looking for a safe and nurturing
environment for you little one where your child will thrive,
I highly recommend her.
Jai's Childcare currently has openings for an infant or small child.
Jai has been running her daycare for over 25 years. She puts a great deal of emphasis on social development and is exceptional at disciplining the kids. Her kids all learn to be respectful and polite, to share, clean up after themselves at an early age, to speak up when needed, and look after the younger ones. Jai makes nutritious meals for the older kids every morning. She knows exactly what each kid needs and when, and is always looking out for each one's best interests.
Other things we like about her:
She's flexible and has decent hours(7:30 am to 6 pm) She was open to doing cloth diapers. Her rate is reasonable. She knows a lot & will guide you. She won't spoil them.We chose Jai after interviewing about a dozen other childcare providers in the east bay. We feel very fortunate to have found her. Every parent we've spoken to also brings his/her second child to Jai's.
We highly recommend her and encourage any parent seeking great, dependable (and affordable) daycare in the Albany/El Cerrito area to contact Jai for an interview.
My daughter has been going to Jai's daycare for over 3
years, since she was 9 months old. She loves Jai and so do
all other kids. The warmth that the kids share with each
other and with Jai is immediately perceptible and the kids
have fun there. At the same time all kids are very well
mannered and independent and that's mainly because Jai
works with the parents on developing each and every
child's social skills. My daughter is the shy kinds and
because of Jai's loving encouragement she is getting more
and more assertive. With Jai I never had to worry about
potty training and all those gradual changes that occurred
as my daughter grew from a baby girl to a little girl. I
have always felt very confident leaving my daughter with
Jai as it was like leaving her with a close, warm and
loving family member. Jai accepts infants/toddlers and
most stay till pre-KG. Jai's day care is conveniently
located near El Cerrito Plaza Bart and she will have
openings for infant or toddlers starting May 2010. You can
email me for more information. Jai's contact is: Jai
I would like to strongly recommend Jai Osatharom’s Day care, at El cerrito
(very close to the Plaza). Her day care will have openings for infant or
fall 2009. My son has been attending Jai's daycare for over 1.5 years. He
very happy going there and loves Jai very much. Jai is a dedicated,
loving caregiver. She emphasizes on the social skills of the young kids.
the kids from her day care have good manners, learn the basic skills of
independence, how to share, and how to interact with kids at different
In her daycare, all the kids are like in a big and warm family. She knows
of them by heart. She also works closely with the parents to help the
development and skills. For example, my son's speech started a little slow.
She worked very hard to help him. She talked a lot to him and encouraged
him to speak out. She also takes a great effort in potty training each kid
it's time. Overall speaking, we feel it a fortune to have found her and
our son to her daycare. If you have any question, call her or email me.
Contact: Jai Osatharon, 526-8679.
Jai's family daycare has openings for infant up to 4 years. She has over 20 years of experiences. We are very happy with her and my daughter loves her very much. She's like an extended family to us. She really cares about the kids and emphases a lot on social skills. Jai is the kind of person you meet and feel completely confident and at peace leaving your child with. I highly recommend her. Contact: Jai , 510.526.8679
I cannot say enough good things about Jai. She has over 20
years of experience and has been a godsend to me, a busy mom
with no relatives in the area. She took care of my son from
6 months to 3.5 years old, until he started pre-school and
she is now taking care of my 13 month old daughter. She
takes excellent care of the kids, is very reliable and
energetic. The kids loved her. She is hardly ever sick and
takes little vacation (perfect for working parents) and is
licensed. She is also willing to take care of the kids in
the evenings or weekends if you have an engagement or want
to have dinner with your spouse. She does this only for the
kids in her daycare and their siblings. We are moving out of
State in August so unfortunately we’ll have to leave her but
we are really going to miss her! She has become part of our
Contact: Jai, 510-526-8679
I would like to recommend Jai Osatharom’s Daycare which currently has openings. Both of our boys went to Jai’s. One started at 14 months and the other at 6 months and were under her care until they were ready to start preschool. Her apartment is very homey and filled with toys. She also has an outdoor play area. She puts a lot of emphasis on using their words and being polite. There is just enough structure; such as being responsible for their shoes and backpack and putting toys away when they’re done with them. One of her goals is to prepare your child for preschool and she definitely helped our children with this milestone. Even though our kids are in preschool, they happily return during school breaks. We are very fortunate to have had her be such a big part of our kid’s early development. Caitlin & Chris Contact: Jai Osathrom, 510-526-8679
My friend, Jai does home-based childcare business for more
than 15 years and she has some openings for
infants/toddlers. My children went there until they
''graduated''. She is extremely responsible. I always had
peace in mind when my kids were there. She is originally
from Thailand and her English is very good. If you have any
questions, call her or email me.
Contact: Jai, 510-526-8679
My son whent to Jai for one wonderful year. Most of the
children (4-6 or 7 children at a time, Ages 1-4yrs old)
whom she cares for are siblings of children who have been
in her care in the past. If your child thrives in an
intimate womby setting, Jai (pronounced ''jay'') is the
caregiver for you. She does have a Thai accent, but it
does not seem to get in the way.
She puts a huge amount of emphases into social skills,
empowereing children to use their words,ask for help, say
please/sorry/thank you...and ask with words for what they
want. Her fee is $150/wk, 7-6pm
Contact: Jai Osatharom, 510-526-8679
Jai’s family daycare has an opening and I would like to
recommend her. I cannot say enough good things about Jai. She
has over 20 years of experience and was a godsend to
me, a busy mom with no relatives in the area. Jai works from
her modest 2 bedroom apartment near “El Cerrito Plaza” Bart
station, but most of the place is dedicated to the kids
with lots of toys and activities for them. She also has an
outside play area. My son has been under Jai’s care since
he was 6 months old and she’s been great. She takes very
good care of the kids; she’s very reliable, energetic, gets
down on the floor with them and knows every kid by heart.
She remembers everybody’s birthdays and has a gift for the
birthday child. I really feel that she loves the kids and
thinks of them as part of the family, not as her job. My
son is over 3 now and starting preschool. We are really
going to miss her! Liliana
Contact: Jai Osatharon, 526-8679
My friend, Jai, is looking for children in between infant
and pre-K ages. She has been operating this business more
than 15 years and very experienced. She is one of the most
responsible persons I have ever seen. Both of my children
went there and they still want to go sometimes. I think her
rate is $30 for a full day and $15 for a half day if there
is no change. ( PLEASE double-check the price with her.) She
is originally from Thailand and her English is pretty good.
If you are interested, please call her. Or if you would like
to know specific questions as a parent, you can email me. Rie
Contact: Jai, 510-526-8679
My two-year-old daughter's excellent family daycare provider in El
Cerrito has an opening for two children between the ages of one and
three in her home. She does both full and part time day care. My
daughter has been in Jai's care now for a year and a half, and I have
only good things to say about the type of setting my child is in.
Although Jai (pronounced "Jay") lives in a modest two-bedroom apartment,
it is clean, has a nice outdoor play area, and, most of all, the
children she watches have become a loving little family. Jai makes many
homemade meals, and her daughter Lyn helps with childcare when she comes
home from high school each afternoon. The kids are crazy about Lynnie.
Many of the children Jai watches have been in her care for years, and
some of them, now in elementary school, return for after school care. If
you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me. Jai Osatharom's home
phone is 526-8679.
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