Dolkar Chonjor Daycare

Community Subscriber

El Cerrito, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Dolkar T. Chonjor
510 527-9180
dolkartc [at]
El Cerrito
EC Plaza
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Tibetan
Ages Served: 
0 months - 36 months
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
8:00am - 5:30pm
About Our Program: 


Hello parents,

Currently my daycare center has two openings for the end of October. I am looking for children under 1 yr old.

 If for any reason there are changes I will update this page and the dates.

Thank you,

Dolkar Chonjor

Parent Reviews

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I cannot recommend Dolkar highly enough!  She has a great in-home daycare that is perfect for children ages 0-3.  She is warm and loving, and our son loves going there everyday.  My only regret is that we didn't find her sooner!  

My daughter started at Dolkar’s when she was just 3 months old and just left at age 2 to start preschool. Like most first time parents, I was very anxious about my daughter starting daycare at such an early age, but after the first day with Dolkar I felt so much relief. In my daughter's whole time at Dolkar’s, she never cried once at drop off, which I think is saying a lot. I appreciate Dolkar’s warm, nurturing approach and her flexibility and openness as we tried to figure out how to handle major milestones and developmental stages. My daughter formed a very special bond with her. She always looked forward to seeing Dolkar, and still does for that matter.  We had a wonderful experience at Dolkar’s and I can’t recommend her enough. 

I cannot say enough great things about Dolkar. Our son has been with her full time since late 2015, when he was three months old (he is about to turn 2 and head off to pre-school), and he has thrived with her. She is an experienced and reliable day care provider and a natural nurturer. It is wonderful to take your baby to a caregiver that you trust completely and to know that he will be loved, safe, and engaged all day. In addition to taking care of his basic needs (e.g., making sure he is fed, changed, naps), it is clear that Dolkar does a lot of hugging, dancing, talking, reading, and singing with him - he is always smiling when I pick him up, he comes home knowing songs and books that we haven't exposed him to, and his vocabulary has exploded. Dolkar has great hours for working parents and she can often be flexible with drop off or pick up times when the need arises, like an early or late work meeting. Our son loves going to Dolkar's house and we love knowing that while we're at work he is getting the best care. I may cry on his last day at Dolkar's because I will miss seeing her every day, and I know he will miss her a ton. My only solace is that we can still reach out to her for occasional date nights or special care needs if she is available (she has watched our 5 year old daughter and our son a few times when we needed help on the weekend or date night - and our daughter loves Dolkar, too).

I highly recommend Dolkar's daycare. She has been watching my youngest son full time since he was about 4 months old. She is very loving and caring and is extremely reliable. She also babysits for us on the rare occasion we get to go out. We can'talk say enough good things about her!

I also highly recommend Dolkar's Daycare! She cared for both of my children full time from 2011-2015. Both my kids still ask for her and luckily we are able to use her for the rare date-night babysitting.

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Oct 2014

I am recommending Dolkar's Daycare in El Cerrito for quality childcare for children 0 to 3. Dolkar's Daycare is a relatively small home-based daycare. Because the daycare is not so huge, it is more intimate and she can provide more attention and focus for each kid. She has numerous years of experience. She is a skilled and experienced caregiver who is loving and caring. Both of our children, from the time they were 6 months to 3 years, went to Dolkar's Daycare. Among all those years of my children being at her home, we didn't have a single negative experience. I highly recommend Dolkar's Daycare. She currently has 2 to 3 openings. She can be reached at (510) 527 9180.

August 2009

I want to recommend highly a home-based daycare provider. Dolkar is a warm, loving, and patient, and she provides learning and stimulation for the kids. My daughter even asks for her on weekends! Dolkar has plenty of dark, quiet rooms in her house for the kids to sleep in, and she feeds nutritious snack, making rice daily for her family and the kids. She also has a beautifully tended backyard with toys that the kids play in in warm weather. She usually cares for between two and five children under the age of two and her husband helps out in the afternoons. She is great with infants and toddlers alike. She is very accomodating and kind, and I will miss her but I hope that another family will be able to get to know her. Her number is 527-9180.

Oct 2007

I would like to make a recommendation for Dolkar Tsering. My daughter attended her home-based daycare for newborns to toddlers since she was 8 mos. old. Though she has just moved on to preschool, we miss the warmth and personalized attention Dolkar offered. My daughter was a high needs baby with separation anxiety from time she was an infant, and Dolkar was perfect for her. She cares for a mix of infants and toddlers, but no more than 4 total at a time. I appreciated Dolkar's patience, understanding and skills in helping my girl transition to daycare with her separation anxiety and sleep issues. I also appreciated her flexibility and spirit of collaboration in figuring out how best to fill my baby's needs. Her home is located just a 5 min. walk from the El Cerrito BART. She has been running her daycare for more than 10 years and was a private nanny for 4 years prior to this. She currently has an opening for full-time or full-day part time hours. She is certified in First Aid and CPR and can be reached at (510) 527-9180. I'd also be happy to speak with anyone interested. Chris

Dec 2004

My 2.5 yr/old son has been going to Dolkar's for about one year and loves her. Her english is perfect, she is Tibetan and just became a US citizen. She watches a couple of other toddlers and has two school-age daughters of her own. She has infinite patience! Usually there are no more than three children at her home at one time. She runs a peaceful daycare. she is licensed.
Contact: Dolkar , 527-9180

May 2003

We live in North Berkeley and found it an easy 10 minute or less drive to Dolkar's house. I would like to recommend Dolkar as a child care provider for your infant to four year old. Dolkar has 10 years experience in this area. She has been taking care of my son since he was four months old - he is now almost two and a half. She generally has two to four babies/toddlers in her home at one time. I would really recommend her for children up to the age of three. They might need a little more stimulation after that, but this is also up to each parent and their wishes. Our son has loved his time there. Dolkar is very nurturing and gentle with the children, but also adeptly installs good social skills in them, such as sharing. Your child will be very taken care of. Contact: Dolkar Tsering, 510-527-9180 Deirdre