Advice on multilingual childcare in the East Bay
We would like to raise our daughter in a multilingual environment — I am a native Japanese speaker, my partner is French, and we speak English together at home. We would love perspectives from bilingual/multilingual families about how they approached language in childcare, what has worked and not, and any advice as we explore childcare options in Oakland/Berkeley.
In particular, it seems most daycares with language immersion do not accept infants. We speak our respective languages with our two month old daughter, but we want her to hear Japanese/French in her childcare environment, even if she is still nonverbal. Is nanny or nanny share the right path?
We had hoped to find part time day care programs to split languages, but would likely prioritize a language in a nanny situation.
Appreciate any comments, and please feel free to DM me. We’d love to find a community of Japanese and French speakers in the East Bay as well!