Rayito De Sol Daycare

Richmond, CA

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Silvia Perez
510-566-6005, 510-412-3658
Richmond Annex
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
12 months - 60 months
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
8:00am - 6:00pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Afternoon option, Drop-in available, Part-time available, Pre-K program, Year-round, Breakfast provided, Snacks provided, Vegetarian options, Cloth diapers accepted, Potty training support
About Our Program: 

At Rayito de Sol we strive to provide individualized and stimulating care while also making sure that children have plenty of opportunity to engage in "the work of play." Our days begin with a communal breakfast and indoor free play.  This is followed by circle time featuring books and songs in both English and Spanish.  We then head out to play outside if the weather permits or work on craft projects.  Our older students may also spend time working on literacy and numeracy.  After cleaning up, we have lunch and a nap.  The afternoon is full of pretend play, outdoor activities, and more crafts.   

Parent Reviews

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We worked with Silvia for 3 years and I cannot recommend her and Rayito de Sol more highly! I'm a psychologist and my mother has been an in-home daycare provider for 10+ years so I had high standards going into our contract with Silvia. Silvia has always met and exceeded my expectations for care. She is warm and highly trained having previously worked at a large childcare center in Oakland. We loved Rayito de Sol so much that we decided to skip preschool all together and have them help us prepare our son for kindergarten! At Rayito de Sol, children get exposure to the Spanish language on a daily basis which was very important to us. He learned all the preschool concepts including numbers, shapes, letters (both languages), and was creative though daily art projects. Most importantly, I think Silvia taught him the best foundations for starting school: be polite, be a good friend, and follow the rules/routine. He recently started in a dual immersion kinder and he is doing great in both languages!

The daycare facilities are excellent for an in-home daycare. Silvia will happily provide you with a tour by appointment. The daycare was always clean and the children were always being observed by 1-2 people. The environment always felt calm and nurturing, no matter what time I dropped in. The peace of mind that my son was in such great care was priceless, that being said, we were happy with how reasonable Silvia's prices were, especially for a bilingual-based daycare in this area. She always kept us informed about changes (e.g., vacation, tuition, birthdays) through monthly reminder sheets.

In short, leaving my son in Silvia, Dolores, and Susie's care was the closest I could get to the comfort of leaving him in my own family's care. I cannot thank Silvia and the Rayito de Sol team for the many years they spent caring for my son. We will always look back fondly on our years at Rayito de Sol! We highly recommend it!

Our son, now 3 years old, has been at Silvia's for the past two years, and we cannot recommend this daycare more highly. Silvia, Veronica, and Dolores provide a loving and nurturing environment that truly feels like a second home. Jake loves playing outside in the backyard and there are always fun seasonal art projects coming home with him. Silvia plans parties around birthdays and holidays that he looks forward to, and also has monthly pajama parties that the kids love and that allow parents a nice evening off. We can also see that they've helped immensely to teach him about how to play well with his buddies and in many ways how to self-regulate and gain awesome big boy tasks like dressing, cleaning up, etc. We love Rayito de Sol! 

My child has attended Rayito de Sol since 2013 and I could not be happier with our childcare situation. Silvia is a gem. She creates a warm and safe environment that contains stimulation for all of her charges. She and her two assistants, Dolores and Veronica, nurture the individual strengths of each of the children and work hard to create a supportive atmosphere not just for the children, but also for their families. They create a warm community where children learn to respect and nurture each other. All of them, but especially Silvia, are invaluable resources for parenting and child development questions. I would highly recommend this daycare for any parent looking for a joyful and enriching environment for their children.

We have been sending our daughter to Rayito de Del for the last two years and I can't say enough good things about the facility and Sylvia (the owner). The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the children get lots of individual attention, and Sylvia does a fantastic job of mixing fun and learning. Our daughter loves it there and is clearly developing both in her learning and in her confidence in dealing with other children. If you want your children to speak Spanish, it's a great place as Sylvia and her mother Dolores are fully bilingual and do a fantastic job in both English and Spanish. If you are looking for a small daycare that mixes in elements of preschool with a warm family atmosphere, this place can't be beat.

I'm recommending Rayito Del Sol to parents who are looking for a well established in home daycare. I came about this daycare through a word of mouth and to my extent I have no complains. Sylvia and her mother Dolores who takes care of the part time and full time children are great. At first it was hard to find a daycare that would take my 3 yr old with his/my complicated schedule. But to my surprise Sylvia was understanding and welcoming to our schedule. She is very good with children, as I was nervous about putting in my son in a daycare; since I was a stay at home mom for 2 1/2 yrs. I loved that she had a bilingual based daycare, which allowed my son to be exposed to Spanish a lot more. He would come home singing in Spanish and pronounce things in Spanish that would shock me because I thought he wouldn't be able to adapt to it quicky. About almost everyday he would come home with something artistic to show me and he would tell me what he would do at school, which seem liked he enjoyed himself most of the time. I appreciate Sylvia for taking the time to compromise with or schedule as well as work with my child to develop a good bond with her. It saddens me that he will leave rayito due to scheduling complications that has nothing to do with Sylvia accommodations. I highly recommend Rayito if you want your child to engage in sociable activities, allow them to learn a new language and develop growth throughout the program. My son will miss Rayito as he is already comfortable there but it was definitely worth a shot to experience my child grow and make new friends. Thank you rayito, Sylvia and Dolores for your welcoming arms.

Our daycare Rayito de Sol (Silvia Perez and family) has openings for full and part-time care. We adore Silvia and our twins have grown so much in her care.

Silvia has a fantastic play area/kitchen/sleeping room in the lower part of her house and a big backyard with fruit trees, sandbox and tons of toys/structures.

Every day she does circle time with songs (Spanish and English), free play, snacks and outside time when it's sunny. She is so loving and an expert with kids - I am constantly amazed at what she gets a gaggle of toddlers to do with a smile. She also does art projects/crafts and finds strengths in the individual children which she shares with you as the parent.

Silvia is flexible with times and we were able to work out AM times that we needed that other daycares wouldn't do. We rely on her so much and have learned some childrearing techniques from her as well. She really knows her stuff, and has fun while doing it.

She is located with very easy access to 80 in Richmond Annex. Text or call Silvia at (510) 566-6005.

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Nov 2013

I am writing to recommend a new daycare in the Richmond Annex. The director, Silvia Perez, has many years of experience caring for children between the ages of 1 and 5 and it shows! The daycare itself is spacious and well organized (a room for art and messy activities, a room for dress-up and pretend play, and a large area for circle time and manipulatives along with a spacious yard). What is most remarkable, however, is Silvia herself. She is warm, empathetic and nurturing and provides each child with plenty of love and individual attention along with lots of stimulating activities. Silvia currently has a couple of openings for kids 18 months and up. Our child loves going to see her friends at Rayito de Sol and I am sure that yours would too.

Sept 2013

I am writing to recommend Rayito de Sol, an in home daycare recently opened by one of my son's former preschool teachers. Sylvia is a wonderful mother of two with years of experience at the bilingual preschool that my 3 year old started attending this year (Mi Escuelita). She patiently helped my son adapt to the busy and structured environment of school and understood his ''slow to warm'' temperament. I remember meeting her the day I toured the school and feeling very at ease with her warmth and sensitivity to young children.

Sylvia watched my son during his two week summer break at her home in the Richmond Annex. Her residence is large with a separate entrance and 3 rooms downstairs for the daycare. The backyard is spacious with fruit trees and different play equipment. She has lots of dress up clothes and art supplies which my son enjoyed.

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Sept 2013

Wonderful childcare provider with 10 yrs. of experience in a licensed Day care has just opened her licensed Home Based Daycare. Centrally located close to freeways, parks, rec center in Richmond Annex. Care will be provided in a spacious, sunny home with a large backyard and fruit trees. Silvia is a very energetic, kind, loving, wise, patient, mother of two who cares for children like they are her own. She is professional, warm, and has great communication skills. My two sons are ones of many children she has nurtured and provided with amazing care for the last 8 years, from 18 months until they entered Kindergarten. I highly recommend her Daycare! She is accepting applications for children from 18 months to K. She can be reached at 510-566-6005. References are ample and available at your request. don't miss out!! Contact: Silvia , 510-566-6005