Carmen's Family Childcare

Oakland, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Carmen Bielefeldt and Carmen Colon-Price
Glenview on E. 38th St.
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
0 months - 36 months
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Parent Reviews

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A wonderful play-based family daycare. We've been going here since my son was 6months (now 1.5YO) and he's always thrilled to see Tia, Nina, and all his friends at the door in the morning. Our updates on the happenings each day are pretty brief (this isn't a type of place that logs all diapers and food in an app) but we're always given the important lowdown, or texted when anything is out of the usual. The kids get two snacks and lunch each day provided by Tia and Nina, and get plenty of backyard play time.

We can see the love Tia and Nina have for each of these kids and we're so happy to have found this daycare!

My daughter went to Carmen's Family Daycare at 1957 E 38th street in the Dimond. We were very happy with the providers who are both named Carmen (although they went by Tia and Nina).

We highly recommend Tia and Nina, they have been in business for 20+years. They genuinely love children, their job and know their business. They made the transition very smooth for him and patient with us- parents. My son lights up when I tell him we are going to Carmen’s, they are play based, home made delicious food; he has learned how to be kind, share, take turns, table manners, games and songs, and specially he has lots of fun.

They are great listeners and have provided great support, flexibility and guidance. 

Our son has been there for 9 months there and continues to thrive. We highly recommend them.

I'm not sure if it is similar to your old daycare in SF, but we have been so happy with Carmen's Family Day Care in Glenview. My oldest child is moving onto preschool this week, as are several others, and I think they may have some space for toddlers. 

This is an excellent daycare! My son loves it here. He started at 12 weeks and is now over a year old. Both women who run the daycare are loving and great with the kids. They create a warm environment for the kids to interact and grow while setting appropriate boundaries and having fun. I see the benefits of a positive daycare environment in my son's attitude and behavior constantly. I feel very lucky to have found this daycare.

My son has been going to Carmen's Family Daycare since he was 4 months old. We're currently expecting our second child and will definitely continue to use Carmen's for our daycare needs. It's a warm and loving environment and my son is so comfortable with both of the women that run it. It's been a real comfort for me to know that he is safe and happy when I'm not able to be with him.

I called the number today and a young man answered the phone. When I asked to speak to Carmen, he hung up on me. Called again and no answer. Not sure this daycare is still operating. [Editor Note: the phone number above is still listed on this daycare's State licensing information. Click License to view it.]

Archived Q&A and Reviews

June 2013

We've been looking for information on Carmen's Family Daycare in Oakland's Glenview, but haven't been able to find much. We'd love to hear from families that have experience there--good or bad. Thanks!

I've put 2 kids at Carmen's Family Day Care and really appreciated them. They are run by two licensed day care providers named, Carmen who are loving, warm and also good with setting appropriate limits. They give lots of hugs. Both of my kids think fondly of them. They were great at helping my infant daughter transition. It was tough on both ends but they were determined to help her adjust. Now she is just so attached to them and thinks of them on the weekends. They care about the kids and ask about them even when they move on to preschool. They also have raised appropriate concerns about my son's development which I really appreciated being a new mother at that time. I just felt they were another pair of eyes who looked after my children and helped me raise them. They read to them everyday and encourage you to share a book for them to read during the day. If there were any drawbacks for some parents, it is that they do let the children watch TV on rainy days. I really can't say enough about how much I and my children will miss them when my last child will leave. Lisa

Oct 2005

Carmen's Family Daycare, in the lower Glenview area of Oakland, has openings for a few lucky babies or toddlers. This is a loving home-based daycare run by two women named Carmen. They are exceptionally loving, conscientious, and trustworthy. My daughter is there now, as was my son before her. A bunch of kids went to preschool in September, so they have room to spare. Hours are 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. They can be reached at 530-3276. Please contact me if you would like more information. Laura