Oruguitas Preschool

Community Subscriber

Oakland, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Guadalupe (Lupita) Ramirez
oruguitaspreschool [at] gmail.com
NOBE (North Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville)
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
17 months - 60 months
8:00am - 5:30pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Lunch provided, Snacks provided, Organic options, Potty training support
About Our Program: 

 At Oruguitas Preschool, our mission is to foster a love of learning and growth in children through a holistic approach to development. We believe in nurturing the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional aspects of each child, while embracing and valuing the cultural diversity of the Bay Area. Our Spanish Immersion setting provides an inclusive and immersive learning environment, where children can thrive and reach their full potential. We understand that no two children have the same style of learning or skills however we believe that all children have the power to learn, are creative, and can succeed with appropriate assistance and help. 

Parent Reviews

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We had our child with Guadalupe (Lupita) at Cande's daycare and she is phenomenal. She is caring, connects with kids, very professional and has incredible energy. 

She is one of our son's absolute favorite people. From the time we started at Cande's, Lupita formed a close bond with our son. She did an amazing job using a variety of media to teach our son basic Spanish. She infused a spirit of fun into everything, and was in close communication with us about anything that came up during the day.

We absolutely trusted Lupita to provide a caring and supportive environment for our child.

It’s with such pleasure that I write this reference for Guadalupe (or Lupita as she’s known to us) and her new venture Oruguitas! She is one of our son’s teachers at Cande’s Daycare and a big part of making this place more than just a daycare. 

She and Cande worked hard to build a community for the parents around the school. Lupita shows up for birthday parties and Halloween events during her time off. She is very thoughtful in the type of activities that she prepares for the children. She is a trained professional and it’s clear that she applies her education in the curriculum of the preschool.

It’s also clear that it’s not just a business for her. She really cares about the children and you can see this from the way the children interact with her outside of daycare - it’s so natural it’s like family. 

Our son adores Lupita. He started out pretty shy and now has so much confidence. Plus he speaks Spanish! Watching him grow and develop during his time there has been amazing. We can’t sing her praises enough!

After a year of doing what can be a 45-60 min commute we’ve decided to find somewhere closer. We kept our son with Lupita and Cande for this long because we’ve been so happy. It’s been a heartbreaking decision but we will be staying in touch with Lupita.