Berkeley YMCA Head Start- South

Berkeley, CA

To see Department of Social Services records on this facility, click on its DSS Facility License # below.

DSS Facility License #
YMCA of the East Bay
(510) 848-9092
2901 California St
Maximum Capacity:
Language(s) Spoken:
Ages Served:
36 months - 60 months
Head Start
Additional Services & Features:
Subsidized program

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Archived Q&A and Reviews

April 2005

Hi everyone, we are looking into preschools and toddler programs for our 2 year old and I am wondering if anyone has had experience with the berkeley/albany early head start program? We are a low income family, and are wondering if they might be an option for us. Of course our main concern is that our daughter be in a safe, stimulating, environement where she can socialize with other kids. Probably just a few mornings a week to start. Any thoughts, recommendations, or advice is appreciated. thanks! musician mom

Hi, my girl has been in the program for more than 2 years. She started when she was 9 months, now she is almost 3 . She love to go to the school. The teachers are nice, the place is relly clean and they have a good curriculum. Few month ago they have a big inspection from the goverment and they had a excellent evaluation. You are free to visit the school and talk with the teachers My girl is in 6 TH STREET program. Very happy mom Maria

July 1999

The Head Start program is free childcare for families who are at Federal Low-Income guidelines. Our program serves Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville but there is also a program in Oakland and Fremont, as well as other counties nearby. We serve children 0-5 years old. Our infant/toddler program currently has a huge waiting list, however, our 3-5 year old program is always excepting applications and we are not 100% enrolled for September 1, either. Last year our program was not fully enrolled and we are trying to make sure this does not occur again.

Thank you,
Jeannine Vegh (510) 848-9092 x3009
Berkeley-Albany YMCA Head Start Program