Peaceful Heart Family Childcare
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We have been nothing but happy with Rana's care since our daughter began at her daycare a year and a half ago. After a negative experience at a previous daycare, I was so happy that without asking for the first almost year of attending, Rana sent my daily pictures and videos of my daughter and all the activities she was doing throughout the day (even a video of her napping when we were having trouble at home to get her to nap!). She continues to send me pictures and video several times a week as well. Rana has been trained in the Montessori method, and I have been so happy to see all the "works" my daughter has access to that I remember from my own Montessori education, and so much more than I expected from a home daycare. Many daycares we looked at were hesitant about or would even not accept our daughter using cloth diapers, but Rana had no problem with this, and when I decided to potty train my daughter at 19 months, Rana was encouraging and on board to help, which contributed to our success. Although it was not something we were originally looking for, I value that Rana speaks Arabic with the children and that our daughter has been able to learn some. In addition, Rana cooks healthy meals for the children and gets my picky eater to eat much more varied foods than I can! Whenever I have any concern, I feel I can openly address it with Rana and have great communication with her (and same goes for her with me). I truly feel that I have a partner in raising my daughter with Rana and highly recommend her daycare to anyone who is looking for a small family environment.
Rana is truly a gem. I am so lucky to have found her about a year ago when I nervously had to enroll my son in daycare and go back to work. She is a professional that adheres to guidelines set by the state and customizes care based on parent requests ranging from special diets to potty training assistance. She is very attentive, nurturing and highly skilled. She fosters social and academic child development through her creative curriculum and safe activities. She also provides organic and nutritional meals throughout the day and gets my picky eater full which is a major victory. The indoor and outdoor home/facility is very clean and safe.I get updates, pictures and artwork from my little guy which always perks up my day. My son is blossoming under her care and I cannot thank her enough. She communicates openly with me with regards to my sons achievements or concerns should there be any. I've witnessed children that graduated her care and enrolled into school come by with their parents for a brief visit because they miss her so much. I have no doubt that she will make this lasting impression and strong bond with my son as well. Her loving and caring home in juxtaposition with her professional and parenting experience was the reason I was comfortable going back and continuing to work. I feel like I am leaving my son with a trusted family member every morning and cannot recommend Rana enough!
My daughter is thriving in Rana's care. Rana is patient, loving and so dedicated to the kids in her care. She puts so much thought into their curriculum. The projects and activities they do are so far beyond what I ever expected at a home daycare. There is a lot of stimulating play, and my daughter comes home singing new songs, counting, teaching me little dances - all things she's learned with Rana. She also naps and gets her hair brushed every day that she is there - both things I struggle to get her to cooperate with at home! My daughter will ask for Rana over long weekends, and is so excited to go there each day. Rana and her whole family are wonderful. Rana makes wonderful home-cooked healthy food for the kids. I really couldn't ask for a better daycare experience!
Rana has been one of the best things that has happened to my son. She is very invested in supporting her children's independence, curiosity, and creativity. My son always came home with different art projects, I received constant picture and video updates on their activities throughout the day. I appreciate Rana's dedication to healthy, homemade meals that my son loved- brocoli, salmon, beef stew, organic fruit, etc. It is clear that she loved my son like her own, as did her husband and their children. My son started with Rana when he was 2 years 10 months, and I felt confidently that we could skip preschool due to her ability to keep him engaged in science, math, and writing. He entered in kindergarten with no issues at all. Her study of Montessori has been helpful for my son. What I have valued the most is the Arabic language, my son has learned so much thanks to her. Definitely appreciate Rana and the relationship our family created with her.
My son has been cared for by Rana since September 2015 and he is thriving in her care. Rana is patient and nurturing in ways that inspire me as the mother of three busy boys. My son brightens when he sees her and is smiling and happy at the end of the day. I highly recommend peaceful heart daycare to any family seeking solid and consistent care for their child. I am in awe of how loving and kind Rana is and how my son has developed and continues to develop in her care.
My daughter attended Rana's daycare for about a year when she was 2 and we could not have been happier with it. I was very disappointed when we had to take her out of the daycare due to a change in our family's schedule. My daughter was always happy to be there and she always talked to me about Rana, Rana's family, and her friends after I picked her up. She learned a lot at Rana's daycare and I was always amazed at the new Arabic words she would say and the songs she would sing to me. The place is very nice. There is an outdoor area, a playroom, and a classroom. It seems like the kids were never bored! They had lots of toys and books and Rana regularly taught them lessons about many different topics. They were never short of craft projects and I have many works of art in my home now that my daughter is very proud of. It was clear from the beginning that Rana really cares about the kids and families she works with. I was nervous about putting my daughter in daycare for the first time, but I always felt comfortable having her in Rana's care. Rana would also send us pictures and videos regularly, which I really appreciated. It was wonderful to see how happy my daughter was there!
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My infant daughter began with Rana when she was only 2 months old, so Rana has quickly become a part of our family and with great ease! I can't speak enough about how much love she brings to each day and to each child. We were looking for a professional, homecare, arabic speaking sitter - and we feel like we hit the jackpot in Rana. She has been running her business out of her home for about 8 years, and has worked with a few different families in that time. It encouraged me that she has cared for multiple children for each family, and that parents are hesitant to leave her care for preschool because their kids are getting so much out of Rana's care. She incorporates play with Montessori style teaching (I think of it as pre-pre-school), all in Arabic! She is fluent in English, but most of us parents want our children to learn arabic, so have requested that as the primary language spoken. She has a safe, hygienic, and comfortable indoor playroom, ''classroom,'' and outdoor yard for the children to utilize. Also, she has been very generous and flexible with our long work days. I do know that she has current openings, and I would be happy to speak with any interested parents, as were the parents that I spoke with initially.
I am so thankful to have found Rana! She is absolutely gifted when it comes to small children. My 16 month old was VERY mommy attached and I worried a great deal about leaving her with a care giver. Rana knew exactly what to do. Lots of activities and plenty of love. My daughter enjoys really amazing arts and craft projects, gardening ,music and more. But what really makes this child care special is the individual attention to each childs needs and the emphasis on kindness and cooperation. My daughter is treated with love and respect. This is a beautiful environment for a small child to blossom and my girl is very happy despite my hectic work schedule. Megan H
Since my daughter started Peaceful Heart Child Care, I have seen changes in her. She always coming home excited to share the new things she has learned that day from drawing to how high she can count. From the bottoms of my heart, thank you Rana , it means so much to me that you have taken such great care of my little daughter these past 3 years. I am so protective of my daughter, but when i left her in your care I was not worried, I was relieved to know that she was in good hands. Thank You Rana.
I sincerely appreciate the wonderful care you have given my son, I never have to worry about him because I knew that he is always having a great day. You provide him with the safe environment which is very important to me. Your daycare is the perfect size because I feel he get the attention he need. In addition, I am very happy and all that he has learned before entering kindergarden. I can not thank you enough for the long hour you put in everyday to care for my son. I will continue to recommend your daycare to others. Please feel free to use me as a reference.
My daycare provider is amazing. She is fluent in Arabic, she has a car, she is flexible, and she is innovative in her ability to teach and role model. My daughter has been attending Peaceful Heart Daycare for almost two years and my boy for a year. I am so very glad we chose Rana, she has had such a positive influence on all of our lives that it would be a shame for it not to be shared. There is not week that goes by where I don't come home with a fabulous piece of artwork. She is detailed in keeping up a daily log of what books were read and when the kids have eaten. Peaceful Heart Daycare is located right of 580 near the Laurel District. Rana and the kids are always on an adventure, come join! I would be honored to give a reference for Peaceful Heart Daycare. Jordan H.
My daycare provider is amazing. She is fluent in Arabic, she has a car, she is flexible, and she is innovative in her ability to teach and role model. My daughter has been attending Peaceful Heart Daycare for almost two years and my boy for a year. I am so very glad we chose Rana, she has had such a positive influence on all of our lives that it would be a shame for it not to be shared. There is not week that goes by where I don't come home with a fabulous piece of artwork. She is detailed in keeping up a daily log of what books were read and when the kids have eaten. Peaceful Heart Daycare is located right of 580 near the Laurel District. Rana and the kids are always on an adventure, come join! Peaceful Heart Daycare 415-684-4175 Contact: Rana A., 415-684-4175
I would like to recommend peaceful heart family childcaredaycare located in oakland. rana is a very experienced, reliable and organized provider who works with the family as your child reaches all those important milestones. Her bilingual program (arabic/English) includes a pre-school curriculum for children two years old and up. Mary prepares delicious home cooked and organic nutritious meals for the children. My child has been there since she was two years old and is well prepared to enter kindergarden in the fall. Please contact rana about possible openings.