Ms. B's Home Preschool

Community Subscriber

Oakland, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Bernice Chung
msbpreschool [at]
Redwood Hgts/Laurel/Maxwell Park
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

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We found Ms. B. after a month's long search and the outbreak of a global pandemic. The thought of sending my tiny, vulnerable 3-month old to a stranger's house in the middle of a terrifying disease outbreak gave me panic attacks, but this proved to be the very best option for us. We're moving out of the area and I can honestly say leaving this daycare is one of the things I'm saddest about. 

Ms. Bs home was clean, she had stringent protocols in place, the number of students was very low, she organized a group text with the other parents so we could share concerns. She's very great at communicating and strict about enforcing the sick policy, which is critical now more than ever. She's great with the kids and helped assuage all our new-parent fears. I felt like she was a true partner and support in these foggy days of trying to figure out how to raise a baby. I am so grateful to her for her level headedness and guidance. 

She's really a gem and we're so so happy our daughter was able to have this time with her.

Our daughter has gone to Ms. B's Preschool since she was 3.5 months old and we cannot sing her praises enough! She creates a welcoming, nurturing environment for all children and it was always a delight to interact with her. Transitioning back to work is hard as it is, but Ms. B made me feel so at ease with taking our daughter there. Our daughter was not taking a bottle AT ALL when we first started, but Ms. B was patient and effective and got her to come around to taking the bottle. Ms. B does a great job of managing children of all ages and facilitating educational interaction between them. She really focuses on educational activities even for small babies, and we are so appreciative of that. We've since moved our daughter to the same school as her sister for obvious logistical purposes, but we miss our time with Ms. B. We cannot recommend her enough!

I have so many great things to say about Ms. B (Bernice) Daycare/Preschool!! Three years ago, we were looking for a home care facility for our then 6 months old infant, since I'll be heading back to work soon. And Ms.B's Daycare were one of the few that we toured and really fell at home with. Bernice and her wonderful family was caring and attentive to our son, he hit all his growth milestones while enjoying his days playing and learning.  Over the last 3+ years, Ms.B has taught our son numbers and letters, and how to get along with other kids with age-appropriate fun activities. If we can, we would continue to have our 2nd child be 'raised' by her too! But unfortunately we had moved out of Oakland. Overall, I would very highly recommend Ms. B's Daycare to any parent looking for a nurturing and positive environment for their kid(s).

Our daughter has been with Ms. B (Bernice) since she was just 3 months old. She is starting kindergarten in August and will be leaving her daycare family. We feel like our daughter is ready for kindergarten and we have Bernice to thank for much of that. Bernice is an amazing caregiver. She is always kind, patient and fun. I can not believe 5 years have flown by so quickly. It's been so lovely to be able to drop our daughter off each morning, knowing that she was going to be well cared for and spend the day learning, playing and being nurtured. The children are happy and bonded to each other. We love Bernice and her family. We will miss her dearly. We highly recommend her! 

We have been so happy with Ms. B’s Home Preschool. Our twins started when they were one years old, and they are staying until they start Kindergarten this Fall. Bernice has been so warm, kind, and flexible, and the kids have fun there. We have 3 kids and the transition to going back to work was going to be rough, so the fact that she could provide snacks and lunch was a huge help. She’s also incredibly understanding and easy going when we occasionally need to drop off early or pick up a little late.  Also, unlike many places out there, she has very limited closures in the year, which is so helpful...and her tuition rates have been very reasonable.

I was initially concerned about the small outdoor space, but the kids have fun playing inside and outside and given all the huge pros that she offers, the trade off was well worth it. Our kids love her entire family, and seeing her sweet well-mannered children daily offers extra assurance of the great care and guidance she provides. The other families who have been there are really wonderful as well, and we all rave about our experience there when we see each other for playdates and birthday parties. We’ve been so happy there that we have recommended her to friends, and two other families we know have gone there and loved it as well (and others have wanted to come as well, but she’s been full). Our oldest child went to a larger preschool which we loved and assumed we’d send the twins to, but because we’ve been so happy with Ms. B and she’s so convenient, helpful and affordable, we’ve opted to keep the twins there and have no regrets and feel they will be as ready for Kindergarten as their big sister was. I can’t recommend Ms. B enough!

We had our daughter at Ms. B's Home Preschool starting when she was 3. Our daughter is usually a little shy at first but right away she settled in and was excited to go back the next day. Ms. B is a credentialed teacher and included preschool preparation during the week. Ms. B made learning interesting and accessible. If our daughter had a question I found out they had investigated it that day and I heard all about the answer on the way home. We also got a monthly newsletter telling us what was happening that month and was happy to talk about anything going on with our daughter during pick-up and drop-off. It is truly a family daycare and the other family members played a huge part in making this preschool a special place. I loved that our daughter learned compassion and caring for kids of all ages at Ms. B's. Our daughter started kindergarten this year and has so far shown to be very prepared and even ahead with all they are expected to learn. Ms. B also helped me prepare for kindergarten! I am happy that we did not withdraw her for a larger preschool. We feel very fortunate to have found Ms. B's Home Preschool and highly recommend it!

Archived Q&A and Reviews


March 2013

We have had our daughter at Ms. B's Home Preschool on 35th Ave. at Macarthur for the last nine months and we heartily recommend it! Ms. B's is a warm and loving environment for kids, and our daughter (now 13 months old) has thrived. Bernice Chung (Ms. B) is a credentialed teacher and is able to teach children of multiple ages very capably. She is attentive to the children's individual needs and habits, and always gives us a good verbal rundown of our daughter's day when we pick her up. She also notes each child's eating and sleeping habits every day, and is very responsive if we text her during the day to check in. Ms. B's also puts out a newsletter every month that discusses educational goals and lets parents know what their kids have been learning. For all of this, Ms. B's is also priced very reasonably!

Sept 2012

My granddaughter, who is almost 3 years old, is completely happy and content at Ms. B's and comes home with a variety of art projects. Ms. B is a credentialled teacher, and knows what she is doing, and she is calm, competent, and creative. I recommend this family daycare highly. There is a child there who is slightly younger than my granddaughter (a boy) and there is also a 4 year old (also a boy). There are also several babies. It would be wonderful to have another 3 year old, preferably a girl. Contact Ms. B at msbpreschool [at], and she will get back with you promptly.