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Anyone have any information about Mi Escuelita Daycare in Berkeley? I am considering this as a possible option for my toddler and would like to get some feedback from parents who have had a child at this place or currently have a child attending this Daycare. There were a few reviews about it, however, they were quite outdated. Would appreciate any feedback. THANKS
I'm writing to recommend Mi Escuelita day care, where my daughter has been in the
past two years. We couldn't be happier with the staff (Carlos, Arlidys and Silvia),
them fluent in English and Spanish, the facilities (a pretty house with a large
and the activities (music class, library readings, walks to the nearby park, swim
in the summer...). They also have a flexible schedule (mornings or afternoons, from
one to five days a week), and a monthly evening party for the kids -so the parents
Above all, Carlos, Arlidys and Silvia are like family to us, and we can't wait to
second child to go there as well.
Re: Preschools with Male Teachers
I'm sorry to hear about your divorce. You did not mention in your post the area where you are looking for a preschool or the age of your child. If you're near Berkeley, you might try Mi Escuelita (526-4357) in North Berkeley. It's bilingual, play and home based. The director, Carlos, is just what you may be looking for in a male role model. Warm, affectionate, and terrific with kids. The other 2 female teachers are excellent as well. My son attended for a year and we had a great experience-- music, art, daily walks, trips to the library. During my search for preschools, the following schools also had male teachers and are worth checking out: Step One, Aquatic Park, Heart's Leap. If you can swing it with your schedule, you might check out a coop, where your child will be exposed to other kid's fathers and you will find a welcoming community. Good luck! anon
Re: Looking for a small preschool in N. Berkeley
Try Mi Escuelita in N. Berkeley, near Solano. Max 12-14 kids; offers part-time; bilingual Spanish; lots of art, music, songs, reading, daiy walks, library visits, warm, loving care-givers. My 3 year old loves it. Like a great, big extended family for her. Might have part-time openings now. Call 526-4357 raissa
Wonderful, bilingual home-based day care has an unexpected opening for a
child 22-months or older starting in September. If you are looking for
care for your child and want a stimulating, creative, and caring
Mi Escuelita, might be right for your family. Our child started last fall,
thrived socially, and now speaks basic Spanish (though we are not native
speakers). A typical day includes: circle time, walks to the park or
and group play, art projects, and music. There are 3 Spanish speaking care
givers for 12-15 children (ages 2-4). The facility is immaculate and has a
large backyard space. Please contact us if you have any questions or would
like a glowing reference. Call Mi Escuelita directly
an appointment to visit.
Contact: Carlos Barraza, (510) 526-4357
Mi Escuelita Day Care in N. Berkeley has openings for kids 16 mos. and older. This new preschool is run by my long-time caregiver, Carlos Barraza. He has been an in-home childcare provider for both my sons (and several other families) for five years. Now he has his own licensed day care facility in North Berkeley (on Colusa near Marin).
Carlos is amazing with kids: responsible, calm, loving, playful, and creative. His new day care is bright, clean, organized, stimulating, and fun. He offers 3-day and 5-day programs. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and provides Spanish-language learning. He has spaces for kids from 1.5 years old to 3.5 years old.
Contact Carlos for more information, or call me (Kira
Halpern) if you want to speak with a reference first. Carlos
Barraza, director, (510) 526-4357
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