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Rocio's Day Care (Oakland, CA)
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My son has been at Rocio's since he was 7 months old. Now 2 1/2, he's still as happy as can be there. Rocio and her assistant Lena are experienced, capable, and loving. Rocio is excellent about communicating about your child. She'll tell you he fell (no unexplained bruises later), when another kid gets sick and your child might have been exposed to it, and the like. She'll also offer observations and updates about your child and his speech, play, sleep, etc. She's no-nonsense and has consistent routines so the kids know what to expect. Her hours are a firm 8am-5pm, and, she's been willing to work with me when I know I can't get there until 5:15 every once in a while. She came highly recommended by several co-workers, and we have been very happy there. When we looked for my older child Rocio's was full, and I'm quite thankful she had room this time around! Molly
I'm writing to recommend Rocio and Lena, who are the most incredible day care
providers I know. My daughter has been with them since she was 8 months old,
and the only reason we are leaving Rocio's is for her to go to preschool. They
are loving, caring, nurturing. They give the children healthy foods for breakfast
and lunch. They call you when your child is sick to check in. They offer endless
wisdom! They know children well. They provide a home based environment
where my daughter has thrived and loves to go each day! I am so sad to be
saying goodbye to them. Even though it is not a 'fancy' day care, what you will
get is a lot of LOVE! Please call Rocio, she has a few openings available as of
Due to a change in our schedule we are leaving the day care
our son has loved. Rocio has a spot open for ages 1-3. She
has a small in home daycare open 5 days a week from 8-5. She
provides all meals and the environment is very loving and
clean. Our son has loved spending his days with Rocio and
all his friends. Feel free to email me if you have any
Both of my daughters (3 and 1 1/2) attend Rocio's daycare and our oldest has been going for 2 years. I have been meaning to write a recommendation for several months now. I can't say enough great things about Rocio and Lena. Our girls LOVE going to daycare everyday. They are safe, well-fed, busy, and loved. Rocio provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks, which is very convenient for us. She does lots of different activities with the children and keeps them busy and happy. Our oldest comes home with an art project or activity every day. Rocio also actively works to potty train the kids or wean them off of bottles when the time is appropriate. Both Rocio and Lena are absolutely wonderful, as are the other families that we've met whose children attend Rocio's. I highly recommend looking at Rocio's Daycare. At this point I believe that she is no longer accepting children younger than 1 year old.
My son (now 3) has been going to Rocio's since he was 6
months old, as well as my daughter since she was 4
months. I can't say enough good things about Rocio and
Lena. My children adore both of them. Their little faces
light up when they see Rocio and Lena in the morning.
It's a loving environment and I've never had my children
cry when I drop them off.
They do art and music in the morning and spend as much
time outside as possible in the afternoon. Home-cooked
breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. We are really
lucky to have found Rocio!
Contact: Rocio Valdez, 531-2687
My daughter's wonderful family day care has a toddler spot opening in mid-August. Rocio and Lena run a loving daycare for 1-3 year olds. Homecooked meals, lots of playtime outside, music and art, Spanish immersion for the kids (but Rocio speaks perfect English). They genuinely love children and it shows. The kids are always happy and my daughter always smiles when I drop her off.
Rocio is open 8-5 with some flexibity when needed. She prefers full-time but would consider part-time. Her rates are very reasonable compared to others and she takes 2 weeks vacation a year.
I have had both of my daughters in Rocio's care and couldn't recommend it more highly. Please email me if you have any specific questions or give Rocio a call to schedule a visit. Contact: Rocio Valdez, 531-2687
Our day care provider, Rocio Valdez, has a couple spots opening up for toddlers (and one infant spot). Rocio and her helper Lena are loving care providers and we have used them to care for both of our daughters. I can't recommend her more highly.
I love that they speak Spanish with the kids (but Rocio is fluent English speaker), provide home cooked meals (including breakfast!), do art and music with the toddlers, and they spend a good deal of time outdoors whenever possible. My daughter never cried when getting dropped off and she breaks into huge smiles when she see Lena and Rocio. My older daughter loved it there too. Its reasonably priced and Rocio runs her business very well (no licensing issues). In the 4 years that we've used her, she's never missed a day. Rocio is open from 8-5 (and will sometimes take some earlier if needed). She prefers full-time but is willing to consider part-time.
Please give Rocio a call if you are interested at (510)531-8257
My daughter's daycare has multiple openings for toddlers age
Rocio's is a licensed, home-based daycare located off
Lincoln Avenue, just a few blocks down from the Mormon
Temple (easy access from Hwy 13). There are 2 full-time
providers: Rocio and Lina (and a substitute teacher is
hired when someone is absent). Breakfast and lunch are
provided. Hours are 8AM-5PM. Rocio is fluent in English,
but is bilingual Spanish. Lina usually speaks to the
children in Spanish, so many of the children are bilingual.
Both Rocio and Lina provide very good attention to the
children and know what's going on with each of them. They
provide us with daily oral reports of our daughter, and
offer parenting advice without stepping on our toes. They
provide arts & crafts and music for the children; they also
play outdoors in their small, but age-appropriate, play
structure in the backyard. I always feel that my daughter
is safe at Rocios, and that she is well fed and cared for.
Call Rocio's if you're interested: 510-531-2687
I want to once again recommend Rocio's Daycare. We now have our second child at Rocio's and I'm still very happy with the care. Here is most of my original posting from a couple years ago:
If you are seeking a loving, well run and reasonably priced family day care, I would like to highly recommend Rocio's Daycare in Oakland. Rocio and Lena are very loving care givers. The food is home cooked, the kids play outside every day (without rain), and she works with the babies and kids per their needs (mine was the one who wouldn't nap without rocking). Rocio also runs her business well (no licensing trouble, keeps up on immuno records, etc.) I also liked that it's bilingual care. Most importantly, the kids always seem happy. She is open 8 to 5 M-F.
If you are looking for a loving family day care, please give Rocio a call. Contact: Rocio, 531-2687
If you are seeking a loving, well run and reasonably priced family day care, I would like to highly recommend Rocio's Daycare in Oakland. I have had my daughter at Rocio's since she was 7 months old (she is now 2 1/2), and I have been very pleased. We have been so happy that we will be using Rocio to care for our next baby as well. A few of the kids will be leaving for pre-school in the fall so Rocio will have toddler openings (and I believe she has one infant spot open).
Rocio and Lena are very loving care givers. The food is home cooked, the kids play outside every day (without rain), and she works with the babies and kids per their needs (mine was the one who wouldn't nap without rocking). Rocio also runs her business well (no licensing trouble, keeps up on immuno records, etc.) I also liked that it's bilingual care. Most importantly, the kids always seem happy. She is open 8 to 5 M-F.
If you are looking for a loving family day care, please give Rocio a call Contact: Rocio, 531-2687
I would love to reccomend Rocio's Day Care for anyone who is looking for a homebased daycare for their child. We have had our son there since he was 1, and now at three is going on to a pre- school. We moved from Oakland to Alameda last year, but I kept him there because I like her so much.
She has about 12 kids usually but there is always at least one assistant and they are kept busy with projects or playing in the yard which is really nice. A number of the kids are turning 3 and will be moving into pre-schools this summer and fall so I know she has openings. I highly recommend her.
Her house is about 1 mile or so below the Mormon Temple so it's very easy to get to and a great neighborhood. Contact: Rocio Valdes, 510 531 2687
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