Love Love Daycare

Richmond, CA

No longer in business
Facility Type[?]:
Home Daycare
DSS Facility License #
073409036 [view license]
Valeria Ode
Valeriaode [at]
Maximum Capacity:
Language(s) Spoken:
Additional Services & Features:
Special needs support
Editors' Notes:
  • Valeria Ode closed her daycare in May 2023

Parent Reviews

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We feel incredibly fortunate to have found Love Love daycare for our son! Valeria (owner) and Norma (primary caregiver) are incredibly kind and loving, and treat him as if he is family. My son is always welcomed with a hug in the morning and in the afternoon will nearly always run (while giggling) from me saying he wants to keep playing.

Beyond the good feelings and full confidence I have that he is safe and well cared for, Love Love surpasses other daycares or even nanny-share arrangements because they are flexible and accommodating for working parents. My job at times requires flexibility in scheduling and Valeria has always worked with me (and other families) to ensure my son has care when I need it, even allowing him to eat breakfast with her family (as they got ready for school) on a few occasions when I had to drop him off very early.

At Love Love they primarily communicate through Whatsapp, sending pictures each day of his activities so I can feel more connected while we are apart. Apart from the photos, most communication comes at pick-up or drop-off, where Norma or the other caregivers are happy to answer your questions and talk with you about your child's day (in Spanish). If you are not confident in your Spanish language abilities, know they will be patient with you as you try (I fumble along with it daily), but Valeria is always available by phone, text, or and is often there and gladly answers your questions in English. This is not the type of daycare where as a default you are notified of every BM (etc., think of places with heavy app-based communication about all the things), but they will also meet your needs for communication when you clearly express what they are. I have seen them record daily BM data, food intake, etc., when a child is being monitored (e.g. for a medical reason), but that is not the standard, nor is it why I would recommend choosing them as your daycare provider.

I sent my son to Love Love when he turned one because we had moved to the area and needed consistent care. If we ever were to have more children, I wouldn't hesitate to send them from a younger age, because I know they would be held, loved, and well cared for. My son is approaching two and a half, and he is incredibly gentle with babies and adventurous in his play with kids his age and older. While I'd like to claim credit, I know this is largely because of the strong guidance and teaching they have done with him at Love Love.

Finally (as if you needed another reason), I LOVE (love) that he understands and speaks Spanish as well as the English we speak at home. Love Love has been good for his heart and his development, and I can't recommend it enough for parents looking for care for their children.

There aren't enough beautiful words to describe Love Love Daycare! I am eternally grateful with Valeria, Norma, and Laura for all the love they've provided my daughter and the peace of mind they provided me. Valeria is a wonderful woman that gives so much love and has so much patience. She truly became a second mommy to my little one. Between Valeria and her helpers, Norma and Laura, they helped my baby with crawling, taking steps, eating independently, and learning new words. I knew my daughter loved her daycare and was in good hands because she cried every day when leaving daycare. Every day was a struggle to get my daughter to want to leave. Love Love daycare quickly became an extended family of ours. We recently relocated to SoCal and can tell my daughter is having a hard time not seeing her Love Love family. She calls out for Felipa, Valeria's sweet and well mannered little poodle, daily. We miss and love Love Love Daycare.

Love love is right! More than childcare, the providers quickly become family! Valeria, Normita, and Laura put me at ease as I struggled to transition back to work after maternity leave never having left our daughter with anyone, and were gentle in helping me get through first time mom anxieties. They helped our daughter learn to drink from a bottle and get all of her sleep in without having mom around! They are wonderfully caring and our daughter has grown to love them, showing excitement when she sees them, and especially after the weekend! I know that our daughter feels safe and loved while I'm away and that's priceless! When you become parents you quickly realize that it takes a village and we're so fortunate to have them be such an important part of ours!