Almaz's Childcare: Openings for infants & toddlers
Almaz's childcare has two openings for infants or toddlers starting in August. My childcare is in Fruitvale - easily accessible to multiple neighborhoods in Oakland and a quick drive from Alameda, San Leandro, and parts of Berkeley and Emeryville. My home-based childcare is located on a residential street, with plenty of free parking. I have a large fenced in backyard with a play structure for young ones, padded play area to explore and get fresh air, a patio for out door activities, and planter beds where we grow fresh fruits and vegetables.
My background: It is an honor and joy to be able to work with young children and their families. I am blessed to have ~30 years of experience in this field (12 yrs running my childcare +17 working as a nanny.) Originally from Eritrea, I raised my two daughters and many nieces and nephews in the East Bay. I speak English, Tigrinya (an Eritrean language), Italian, and Arabic.
My childcare: My goal is to ensure each child feels nurtured and well cared for. I prioritize safety, while engaging children in different age appropriate activities to stimulate their curious and developing minds, as well as build their fine and gross motor skills. We have story time, sing songs, play music and dance. We help children learn about the alphabet, colors, numbers, shapes, and more. For infants we focus on development activities in short intervals, aligned with their age and developmental milestones (ie, tummy time, sitting up, crawling when ready, practicing safe falls when learning to walk, etc.)
During this time of COVID 19, I follow strict guidelines to protect everyone's safety and wellbeing. I am currently have openings for 2 children - infants up to 6yrs old (full time) and may have 2 additional openings (full or part time) in the near future as local COVID rates decrease.
This arrangement gives families the security of knowing their child is being cared for in a licensed, nurturing, and safe environment - receiving the socialization benefits of daycare, while minimizing germ exposure (that can come from larger group size.)
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested in learning more.