Alameda Bilingual Preschool
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Archived Q&A and Reviews
I love this place!
The hunt for a great daycare for our little baby took us down many twists and turns, and no place had all the ''boxes'' checked off on the things we wanted in a daycare. But when we left Alameda Bilingual daycare after meeting Margot, my significant other said, ''This is the one!''
The Director, Margot, met us on a Sunday and gave us a detailed tour of the facilities and the daily schedule. We were looking for 1) Clean, 2) Nurturing, 3) Structured learning, and bilingual was a bonus. Other places had one or the other but not all three of our priorities! I feel like he will get a good mix of nurturing, education and culture at Alameda Bilingual!
The space: hardwood floors, separate rooms (front, back, bathroom, kitchen, special baby nap room). Cubbies with each kid's name on it. Files for each kid's artwork. Nicely decorated. Good amount of toys, good lighting. Awesome backyard with swing set! On our first day, I felt so cared for because they revamped the baby nap room to cater to my little baby, bright rug, etc.
Location: across from park, close to freeway (not a bunch of side streets)!
The staff: Great group of women! Don't have to worry about baby being left with an overwhelmed staff. They are so friendly and really enjoy interacting with my baby!
Happy, intelligent, knowledgeable, caring, organized. Margot is super cool, and I
admire her for creating such a great atmosphere and bringing together a great staff.
Good business woman, good role model for my son. Kirsten also cool, she is funny and I look forward to her overviews of the day. My baby comes home babbling and you can tell he gets activated from attending this daycare. The other kids there seem happy too. I tell my baby, ''Let's go see your friends'' as we leave our house. And when we arrive he smiles a lot.
Overall, I am lucky we found a place we can trust. Thank you ABP!
Updated review June 10, 2020
I originally wrote the good review for this place before I had enough time there to assess. In the end, it is not a good place. The past violations, the revolving door staff, and i even see others have had a similar experience after me and said so on yelp. So i am including an updated review here that I wrote back then so that no one uses this business based on my initial review.
The issue is that the workers changed so although Margot did a good sell, the workers changing was not good.
I think I only kept my baby there for a month because something didnt feel right. When I would drop him off I would go to take him out of his carseat and they said, no leave him in there. And I was a new mom so trusted them but then I read that it is bad to keep a baby in a carseat because they can get overheated.
Then one time they had me leave work to pick him up because he was sniffling, but when I went to get him, once again he was in his carseat, he was outside in the shady backyard while the two workers played with the older kids on the swings, but the kicker was that my son's shirt was soaked from eating I guess. It is like, if you know he is sick and have me picking him up because he is so sick, then why do you have him out wet in the cold?
When I would pick him up usually he didnt seem happy and the workers seemed all stressed out sitting down with a weary look on their face. The stressed looking worker ended up changing to a new person and I was not even notified there was going to be a change in staff. Not sure if that is just how it is but I didnt like it.
Quickly my baby shifted to a different bilingual daycare and has been there ever since. Back to back you could see the difference which showed me that this place is not that great for babies. Yes that is what it is, they said they were building up their baby crowd but they were definitely not ready for it and i didnt want my baby to be the guinea pig. at his new day care, from the first day he had a happy disposition when i picked him up, they instantly hugged him upon arrival, they sing songs when he leaves and he was the only baby his age at that time, but they had a range of kids older too but still know how to accommodate a baby.