Rising Spirits Children's Center

Community Subscriber

Oakland, CA

To see Department of Social Services records on this facility, click on its DSS Facility License # below.

Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
DSS Facility License #: 
Aisha Sabry
Risingspirits [at] att.net
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
3 months - 72 months
Monthly Cost: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
7:30am - 6:00pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Year-round, Snacks provided, Organic options, Special diet support, Cloth diapers accepted, Potty training support
Editors' Notes: 
  • Rising Spirits Children's Center was previously known as A+ Learning Academy
About Our Program: 

RS is a learning center located in the comfort of a home. We
provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum for
children and infants to 6 years of age.   Our 
program is designed to exceed individual child development 
practices and our lessons focus on the process of learning. 

- Bilingual 
- Diverse Staff that is trained in Early Education W/ 16+ 
years of experience. 
-Instruction in math, science, reading memory skills, 
language development, and social science 
-Opportunities for children to interact guided by models of 
acceptable behavior 
-Professional atmosphere 
-Monthly theme related activites

-Nature walks


-Art and Music

-Nature walks and gardening

-Organic foods

Parent Reviews

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August 2016 

We love Rising Spirits and highly recommend it. The care and curriculum are top notch. Our son started there as an infant and he's grown in wonderful ways as part of the RS community. They use a nationally recognized preschool curriculum--Mother Goose. I loved that while other places I visited in my daycare search avoided art with the under 2 year olds, RS has awesome art projects for all the children. The indoor and outdoor spaces are wonderful. The rates are reasonable and the location is convenient (right off of 580, near 13 too). Please reach out if you have questions you'd like for a RS parent to field.

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Oct 2013

My kids, 1.5 and a 4 year old boys have been attending RS since Jan 2013. Rising Spirits is a gem in the East Oakland/Mills College area..

Miss Aisha Sabry & Miss Billie Burnor are excellent, caring, loving, experienced educators and I cant recommend them enough. I am so thankful for them. Not only are they very accomodating with any ask, but they really care about providing a clean, safe, loving, healthy and harmonious environment in which the kids can excel.

Miss Aisha is a true educator (her background is in child education) and she really gets involved and participates with the kids in their play and learning. She follows an age-appropriate curriculum and the kids are always engaged in creative/fun activities (both structured and unstructured). There is a yard and a mini-garden and Miss Aisha strives to serve healthy and organic treats/snacks. Miss Billie is a musician and also teaches swimming for the kids during the summer months.

They are just awesome and caring people and i can't recommend them enough. Please contact me with any questions. I am happy to give a reference.

Or contact Rising Spirits at 510-569-2150. drake's mom

Aug 2012

Hello to all! I am the proud mom of a 3.5 year old boy who just started preschool/day care about 2 months ago. Rising Spirits is a play based preschool near our home and is the 2nd school we tried.We wanted something smaller and more intimate.Aisha Sabry is an excellent,loving,experienced educator who really cares about providing a safe, clean, loving, harmonious, and healthy environment in which the kids can really flourish. Miss Aisha truly gets involved and participates with the kids in their play and learning and really provides an abundance of creative/fun activities (both structured and unstructured) as well as organic and healthy snacks. My son has learned about the rainforest, succulent plants,French and Swahili numbers, makes super great art projects daily, and best of all invents a lot of play with the other kids.There are also monthly themes.Now it is Little Architects.There are many openings and the max is 14, so it will stay small! If you are looking for a home away from home for your little one to explore, share, grow, and be loved, then I suggest visiting Rising Spirits and meeting Miss Aisha. She also helped me to feel relaxed, comfortable, and secure about leaving my child for the first time.Please contact me with any questions. Or contact Rising Spirits at 510-569-2150.

Reviews of A+ Learning Academy

Dec 2006

I would like to enthusiastically recommend the fabulous daycare, A+ Learning Academy in Oakland. My 2 year old son has been with Aisha and her loving staff for over 2 months and is not only learning, he is exploding with knowledge! He knows his numbers in not only English, but in Spanish and French as well. Aisha is a great teacher and I plan on keeping him in her care when he is pre- school age rather than moving him to a big pre-school. I am so pleased that we found her and cannot recommend her highly enough. Please check out her website at www.AplusLearningAcademy.com . She has multiple openings right now. You can contact me if you would like more information from the parent's perspective. Tina P.
Contact: Aisha Sabry, apluscontacts[at]gmail.com, 510-834-0925

March 2006

I would like to recommend a family daycare that we started at a few weeks ago, and think is really great. A+ learning academy. My son is 19 mos and this is our 1st experience with group care. A+ is set up like a preschool, and the kids day is very structured. There is a full time teacher that works w/ Aisha, plenty of room inside and out and its very clean.Aisha also serves breakfast, lunch & snacks, using organic food when possible. My son has loved it there since the 1st day. He comes home saying the other kids names. It's also really close to the bridge, if your heading to the city. We haven't been there long but so far we think its fabulous! feel free to call me if you questions 510-499-0828 Contact: Aisha, 510-601-9221


Nov 2005

I highly recommend my son's daycare, A+ Learning Academy. It's located in West Oakland, convenient to downtown. Aisha has a bachelor's in child development from Chico State and is very responsible and creative with the children. Just recently, she had a mobile farm come out to the daycare to celebrate fall/harvest time! I don't know about her availability at this time but she's definitely worth checking out. Her number is 510-601- 9221.