Gentle Start Family Daycare

El Cerrito, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #
Felicia Raymond-Campbell
gentlestart123 [at]
El Cerrito
near Del Norte Bart on Cutting
Maximum Capacity:
Language(s) Spoken:
Ages Served:
5 months - 48 months

Parent Reviews

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Archived Q&A and Reviews

July 2013

The name Gentle Start is perfect for this family style daycare. Felicia Campbell and her assistants are always kind, patient, and communicate great with children and parents. In addition to Felicia providing a warm supportive environment for my 23 month old daughter, she does arts and crafts, has a wonderful outdoor play area, sings with the children daily and reviews letters and number for children prepping for preschool or kindergarten. She also works well with parents during the crucial potty training phase. Since my daughter started attending Gentle Start I have been very happy. I highly recommend Gentle Start for families looking for child care in the El Cerrito Area.

Sept 2012

If you are looking for a home-based daycare in the El Cerrito area I would highly recommend Gentle Start Daycare. Felicia has been so incredible for my son! He has spent the past two years with her and has absolutely thrived. We will be transitioning him to preschool soon and will be very sad to leave but know that Max is well prepared for the next steps.

There are about 5-6 kids at a time with the group of children and families being very diverse. Felicia was always supportive and flexible during developmental changes such as nap times and potty training. She is so kind and patient with all of the children and has provided my son with confidence in himself, enthusiasm for learning and respect for others.

April 2010

My son's daycare has a few openings. Small, in home childcare with the most caring, warm, gentle woman ever! She has super great rates (trust me, I compared!), and ALL snacks and lunches are provided at no additional cost. My 3 year son is thriving there and will be MORE than prepared for preschool when it's time! Call Felicia @ Gentle Start or feel free to contact me -
Contact: Felicia, 510.233.9892