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My mother and I have over ten years experience working with infants and toddlers. We take six children maximum. We have a very spacious, bright, modern and clean home with a large padded-floor playroom for the children with plenty of baby-safe toys, games, playhouses, etc. and a safe outside play area with a lots of toys. I speak fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. We like to read with children both English and Chinese and do various art projects. Singing and dancing and other fun activities are involved everyday. There are three playgrounds only a few blocks away so oftentimes take the children for fresh air fun play on nice days. We provide home-made nutritional lunches and two snacks each day.
My son's small home-based daycare, run by Amy Sintchak, has openings, and I cannot recommend Amy and her mother enough. Amy has cared for both of our children. When the older one went off to preschool, our younger one was ready to start with her. As one of her references told me prior to us joining the share: we are insanely happy with Amy's care. Amy's home is clean and modern and extremely safe and fun! The location is very accessible and is walking distance to many local parks, the YMCA (for baby-gym) and the UC Village sing-along, where Amy takes the children. Amy's home is adorned with her artwork and photography -- talents Amy shares with children and their families. The kids enjoy lots of art projects, and we enjoy photos from time to time of the children at play during the day! Amy speaks fluent English and Chinese; both of my boys are bilingual as a result. Amy exercises total common sense, so we trust her judgment. She is extremely reliable and honest. Amy's mom is warm and loving. We are two working parents who know we can count on Amy. We are so fortunate to have found Amy's daycare, and we hope you find a good fit there, too! Our children are truly loved and happy at Amy's.
I'm writing to recommend Amy's Daycare, a nurturing place for kids to grow and develop. Amy and her parents took loving care of both of our daughters (now 5 and 7 years) from 2.5 months -3 years old. She got each of them onto a nap schedule in a matter of weeks., introduced solid foods when they were ready, and cooked nutritious meals from scratch every day. Amy made sure that the kids had lots of time playing outside at the park on nice days and had lots of fun activities (art projects, reading, dance parties) organized indoors when it was too rainy or cold outside. Amy really understands how to bond with children and both of our girls thrived there. When they started preschool, their teachers commented that they had never seen kids who adjusted so easily to new situations and were so interested in so many different things.
I am happy to recommend Amy's daycare in Albany. She and her mother have provided excellent care for my son, 17 months old, and two other babies (9 months old girls) and the only reason I give up her daycare is my family is unexpectedly moving out of city.
Her place is close to University Village (10~15min on foot) and she always takes babies for a walk nearby park, and has provided various home cooked nutritious meal/snack/fruits every day. Her place is very bright, spacious and always spot clean, so no worry for crawling/wobbling babies, and also has lots of toys and books for toddlers too. She has always listened and likes to discuss about concerns that parents may have. Amy, herself, is a mom of 6 yr old boy, so she knows and understands mom's worry.
I can keep going on and on about how warm and responsible person she is and how great her care is, but one look is worth a thousand words. You can reach Amy at 415-200-8937 (cell) / 510-558-9978 (home) or amysintchak [at] gmail.com (email). I'd also be happy to speak with anyone interested. June