Home Daycares in Berkeley

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care programs near you

When smaller is better, home daycare is the best. Find great options for infants & toddlers near you.

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Ms. Hawoluul

Play-Based Learning

Children and parents love Ms. Hawoluul’s daycare in Seattle for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Hawoluul’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Ivy

Small Class Sizes

Ms. Ivy’s home daycare in SACHSE caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every Texas daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the DFPS - Texas Child Care Licensing. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Ivy’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


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Ms. Sonia

Montessori Approach

Ms. Sonia’s home daycare in Santa Clarita caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–6 years. As with every California daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Sonia’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


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Ms. Majdoleen

Play-Based Learning

Children and parents love Ms. Majdoleen’s daycare in El Cajon for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Majdoleen’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Berkeley

Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Office of Early Childhood, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Berkeley

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Office of Early Childhood. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Helen Alvarez

Berkeley, CA

License # 013419263

Licensed for 14 since 2007


Helen Alvarez runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Berkeley. As with all home daycares in California, her program is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood, which ensures that she has completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Akiva Anders

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422266

Licensed for 14 since 2014


This home daycare in Berkeley is led by Akiva Anders, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 14 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Berkeley.
Lorena Aranda

Berkeley, CA

License # 013420414

Licensed for 14 since 2009


Home daycares like Lorena Aranda’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Berkeley. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 14 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Carlos Barraza

Berkeley, CA

License # 013418318

Licensed for 14 since 2005


Family child care provider Ms. Carlos runs this daycare out of her home in Berkeley, California. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 14 children, which means she has completed required trainings and continuing education hours. Family child care programs can be a great fit for parents that want their child to get lots of individualized care and attention.
Laura Bullock

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422325

Licensed for 14 since 2015


A small, local home daycare in nearby Berkeley, California led by Ms. Laura. Many parents choose home daycares because the small group sizes can be great for infant and toddler development, and they are often more affordable than preschool centers. This child care program takes just 14 kids.
Ana Castro

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423650

Licensed for 14 since 2021


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Ana in Berkeley, California. Better ratios, more flexible schedules, and lots of love for the little ones are the keys. Most daycares take a mix of ages, which helps with childhood development as infants learn from toddlers, and the preschoolers act as role models for the babies. And this daycare takes a maximum of 14 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Berkeley

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Shannon Cato

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422660

Licensed for 14 since 2016

Maria Chairez

Berkeley, CA

License # 013411184

Licensed for 14 since 1996

Kristen Davis

Berkeley, CA

License # 013421681

Licensed for 14 since 2013

Dressman, Ellen & Gillies, Kimiko

Berkeley, CA

License # 013415065

Licensed for 14 since 2000

Manar Elsayed

Berkeley, CA

License # 013421864

Licensed for 14 since 2014

Frattini, Valentina & Hristova, Olga

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423620

Licensed for 14 since 2021

Maria Gonzalez

Berkeley, CA

License # 013420387

Licensed for 14 since 2010

Yolinda Hayes

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422280

Licensed for 14 since 2015

Hernandez-Tijero, Patricia

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423294

Licensed for 14 since 2018

Shui Kam Hui

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423619

Licensed for 14 since 2020

Hunter-Roberts, Rosalind

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422560

Licensed for 14 since 2015

Michele Jabbari

Berkeley, CA

License # 013417901

Licensed for 14 since 2004

Andre Julien

Berkeley, CA

License # 013418139

Licensed for 14 since 2005

Helen Kim

Berkeley, CA

License # 013411428

Licensed for 12 since 1996

Thania Marin

Berkeley, CA

License # 013416631

Licensed for 12 since 2002

Sara Mendez

Berkeley, CA

License # 013420401

Licensed for 14 since 2009

Sara Mendez

Berkeley, CA

License # 013421273

Licensed for 14 since 2012

Jennifer Miller

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423662

Licensed for 14 since 2021

Catherine Negrin

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422399

Licensed for 14 since 2015

Molly Nettles

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422084

Licensed for 14 since 2014

Esther Ocampo&Laura Fierro

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423354

Licensed for 14 since 2018

Sarah Patterson

Berkeley, CA

License # 010206645

Licensed for 12 since 1984

Ana Perez

Berkeley, CA

License # 010213948

Licensed for 14 since 1991

Perez,Jose

Berkeley, CA

License # 013421898

Licensed for 14 since 2014

Devvin Purnell

Berkeley, CA

License # 013414785

Licensed for 14 since 2000

Maria Rojas

Berkeley, CA

License # 013417591

Licensed for 14 since 2004

Astrid Sanchez

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422301

Licensed for 14 since 2015

Ursula Sanders

Berkeley, CA

License # 013415554

Licensed for 14 since 2001

Geraldo Santana

Berkeley, CA

License # 013423679

Licensed for 14 since 2022

Scott. Vicktoriya

Berkeley, CA

License # 013418948

Licensed for 14 since 2006

Stroud-Battle, Jontanika

Berkeley, CA

License # 013421149

Licensed for 14 since 2011

Mariemou Toure

Berkeley, CA

License # 013421952

Licensed for 14 since 2014

Olivia Wright

Berkeley, CA

License # 013422783

Licensed for 14 since 2017

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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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