Language Immersion Academy Day Care

Community Subscriber

Emeryville, CA

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Type: 
Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Owner: 
Wafa Aouadj
wafabahloul [at] yahoo.com
Location: 
Emeryville
Maximum Capacity: 
8
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, French
Hours: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
7:30am - 5:30pm
About Our Program: 

Home Child Care Provider / Week Days / 7:30 to 5:30 / Infant & Toddler / French-English

Parent Reviews

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Wafa is a caring and loving caretaker. My 6mo old daughter is always excited to see her and in great spirits when I pick her up. You can truly feel the love Wafa has for all of the children in her care. She is very kind person, who has good communication and understands the challenge of leaving your child in daycare and really helps alleviate the stress. I really appreciate the run down of the day she provides with info on naps, soiled diapers, and last bottle taken. When my daughter went through a period of not wanting to take the bottle Wafa worked hard to get her back to taking it- which was no easy feat. I can see how Wafa creates opportunities for the babies to develop on their own with out lots of help but just gentle encouragement. Her home is clean and warm and feels perfectly set up to create a safe space for the babies. I am so grateful for the care Wafa gave our daughter. I am happy to answer any questions about our time with Wafa. 

Wafa is especially wonderful with small babies. My son was with her from 9 months (when we went back to work) until 17 months (when a waiting list spot opened at a center near work). It was so nice to have him in a loving home environment for his first daycare experience. Happy to answer any questions about our time there. 

Wafa and Mounir are amazing caregivers! I feel so lucky to have found them. We were in a pinch to find childcare for my 7 month old daughter when I was returning to work. After an amazing amount of un-returned calls and extended wait lists, I connected with Wafa and am so grateful I did. As the previous posted said, Wafa really has a way with babies and my daughter took to her immediately. Wafa got her to take a bottle in less than a week (which she had not taken a single one before!) and got her napping schedule dialed in. She has lots of engaging activities for the babies to do, and truly showers them with love and affection. I cannot recommend them enough.

I am so grateful to have found Wafa's daycare for my infant son when I went back to work.  We started with Wafa very, very part-time when my baby was around 22 weeks old, in advance of both my partner and I returning to work (so he could get used to it).  And we went fulltime at 26 weeks---so little still!  Wafa was amazing.  She really has a gift with babies.  She helped him settle into naps at daycare, and she worked with us as he went from 3 to 2 naps a bit down the road.  She has been such a warm, loving cheerleader and caregiver for him, really everything I could have hoped for.  When they went up to four babies, Wafa’s husband Mounir joined as her assistant.  My baby loves him too, and just lights up when he see them both everyday.  We really feel blessed.  We are moving on now that our little one is a bit older, but we really could not have done any better for infant care.  Please feel free to email me with any questions.