Graca's Day Care

El Cerrito, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Maria da Graca de Freitas
mfreitasg [at]
El Cerrito
El Cerrito/Richmond
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Ages Served: 
3 months - 36 months
Monthly Cost: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
8:00am - 6:00pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Drop-in available, Part-time available, Year-round, Breakfast provided, Lunch provided, Snacks provided, Potty training support
About Our Program: 

I have 15 years of experience working with infants and toddlers, and I love it. Our program provides a safe and nurturing space for children to feel loved, safe and supported. Our schedules combines free indoor and outdoor free playing, nap time, reading, music, snack and meals time (we provide healthy and homemade snacks and meals). We speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. If interested please email or text and we can schedule a visit! 

Parent Reviews

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After my baby was 10 months old I had to go back to work and I was very anxious to let him in a Day care with someone I did not know. Graça and her team received Miguel super well. They were very loving, patient and respectful about Miguel’s own time and needs. Graça was always very mindful about my anxieties and would keep me posted with photos of him playing, eating and sleeping. Graça’s daycare has a great energy and I feel fortunate to have her take care of my son. She is the best! 

Clarissa, Gabriel and Miguel

I highly recommend Graca’s child care. My son, who is 1 year old, has been going since he was 5 months old. At the beginning I was nervious to let him in a daycare, but from the beginning I felt super safe. Graca is in permanent contact with you, sending pictures of your baby,

and telling you everything about your baby (if he has eaten, sleep, etc)

Everybody is very nice and warm.  My son really loves to go to Graca’s place! I think he feels like in home. Also, and very important, she is flexible and supportive. If

you have a problem, she understands and you can always make some arrangements in the schedule.

The price per week is usd 300.

I want to recommend Graca's Daycare. My son Beltran started going there when he was 5 months old, in April of 2017. Graca and her staff were extremely supportive and helped me a lot as Beltran did not wanted the bottle, so they tried different methods along with helping me transitioning him from only breastfeeding to start eating. He has always stayed happy there and I have seen how he is held and contained the days that is harder to separate from each other. All staff is very nice and sweet with the children. Graca is very flexible if you are running late or if there is a schedule time. We are very happy with her!

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Oct 2013

I highly recommend Graca's day care where I've had both of my children attend day care. Graca's is a warm and nurturing woman who always greeted the children with a smile. Her day care is very welcoming. She provides healthy meals and snacks. She has an assistant who primarily speaks Spanish (Portuguese). Graca has also been very flexible with us, such as keeping this children later if I needed, switching days if my schedule changed, etc. She is very approachable and really loves children! You will not be disappointed.
Hours are Mon- Fri, 8:00- 5:30.
Full time is $250.00 per week.
Daily rate is $60.00.