Kuumba Childcare

Oakland, CA

No longer in business

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
Denise Glaude
N. Oak/S. Berk/Emeryville border on Adeline
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Editors' Notes: 
  • (July 2014) CCLD lists this daycare as "Closed" 

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Oct 2013

Our 2 children (ages 8 months and 22 months) have been at Kuumba since Jan 2013, and we have been exceptionally happy with the care they provide. Kiana truly loves our kids, and is an important part of their lives. They do a variety of activities: painting, drawing, field trips to the library and other places, and LOTs of circle time with reading and songs. Kiana draws on the 30+ years of daycare experience of her mother, and opens her home and heart to welcome our kids each day. Rates are the most affordable you will find for such a high level of care in this neighborhood (North Oakland/S. Berkeley), and we plan to keep our kids here until preschool. We are happy to answer any questions and serve as references for the daycare. We highly recommend this daycare! 

Sept 2011

Kuumba Childcare has openings for children ages 2 - 5 years of age. All of their slots for children under 24 months are currently filled. I am recommending Kuumba Childcare to anyonw who may need childcare services. The owner Denise Glaude and her staff are very professional and the children are well cared for at all times. My son is almost 16 months old and has been in their care since he was 3 months old. Please give them a call if you or anyone you know is in need of childcare. They can be reached at 510- 985-1807. You may also email them at kuumba123 [at] yahoo.com Also pelase check them out online using the link website below. Please check us out online! http://www.hotfrog.com/Companies/Kuumba-Family-Child-Care Happy Parent, Lisa

The Kuumba daycare & preschool center is a great program. My son, Bayani started when he was 1.5 years old and stayed until he started kindergarten at Franklin elementary. He learned so much from music, Spanish, reading to science and math. What I found most profound is that he was taught how to behave and be social. He was extremely shy but the program really helped bring him out of his shell. He also was potty trained there and drinking out of cups before he did so at home. Every morning they have circle time where the children come together and recite a lovely rhyme to begin their day. He also learned to clean up after himself! Love, guidance and soft discipline are essentials in this program and I learned a great deal from Denise who runs the program on child rearing techniques. She was a head start teacher for many years and she has been running the Kuumba daycare/preschool center for many years as well. They are real professionals that have a great way with children of all types.I highly recommend this program.

May 2011

Kuumba Family Child Care is wonderful daycare located in North Oakland near the South Berkeley/Emeryville boarder. My son is eleven months old and Kuumba has taken wonderful care of him since he was three months old. Denise Glaude is the owner and operator for Kuumba Family Child Care. She is a credentialed pre-school teacher and former Head Start pre-school teacher for the Berkeley/Albany YMCA. Denise and her staff take very good care of my son and I feel confident in their ability to care for him. If you are looking for a fun, positive, and safe learning environment for your child, I recommend Kuumba Childcare. Their hours are Mon-Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Please call Denise for further details and for the address. Her number is 510-985-1807. You can tell her that Lisa recommended her. Thanks everyone for considering Kuumba!