Albany Sunflower Daycare

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Albany, CA

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Type: 
Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
License: 
Owner: 
HanPing Fu
6263280332
albanysunflowerdaycare [at] gmail.com
Location: 
Albany
University Village
Maximum Capacity: 
8
Language(s) Spoken: 
Chinese, English
Ages Served: 
12 months - 72 months
Hours: 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
8:00am - 5:30pm
Additional Services & Features: 
Afternoon option, Drop-in available, Part-time available, Sibling discount, Breakfast provided, Lunch provided, Snacks provided, Organic options, Vegetarian options, Potty training support
About Our Program: 

We are a day care that uses Chinese as our dominant language. We don't just provide care for the children, we also value kids' early stage education because we believe that children's personality, learning style, and selfcare ability that formed during their early stage will have a big affect of their life.

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If you want to make an appointment to visit our day care, you can just send an email to

albanysunflowerdaycare [at] gmail.com, and we will schedule an appointment on the weedend.

Parent Reviews

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Ms Helen is a very attentive and patient care giver. My son has been in her care for about 8 months. She has been very easy to work with throughout. When my son first started, he had never been to another daycare and had a hard time with me leaving. Ms Helen really helped to smooth the transition. Recently we started potty training. My son is slightly on the young side for potty training and Ms Helen wasn't sure that he was ready. She was willing to work with us to give it a try anyway and it's been going well so far.

The facility itself is clean and bright. Ms Helen and her husband clearly care a lot about their space because there are always little improvements being made or new materials for the kids. My son especially loves playing in their large backyard. The kids all seem happy to be there and they seem to play well together.

I speak a little Mandarin, so communication with Ms Helen has been great. She is good about letting me know when things seem out of routine or telling me about new things that my son has been learning. We're happy to have found such a safe and caring space for our son.

We have 3 children and have seen our fair share of day cares. Our 3rd child, Adrien, has been with SunFlower Day care for about a year. He joined when he was just under 2 years old. As we are neither native english speakers nor chinese speakers we were slightly concerned about exposing our son to 3 languages but we felt he would be safe and happy and indeed the langage has not been an issue and he adapted fine to the chinese environment. 

On first impressions you might describe the day care as "no frills" but we have been absolutely thrilled with Sun Flower day care in every way. Most importantly our son was safe and happy, running into Ms Helen's arms every morning and he has been provided a great environment to draw, sing, learn etc. She is very well organized.The fees are reasonable by local standards, especially as one reviewer pointed out the meals are taken care of which saves both time and money. The few times we had to ask for Ms Helen to accomodate our schedule she was very flexible too. 

We highly recommend Ms Helen and Sunflower Day care and they can provide our contact info to anyone wishing to discuss more in detail.

Ms. Hellen, the owner of Albany Sunflower Day Care, is very responsible, engaged, and loving with the kids. Our son joined the Day Care when he was only 13 months old after looking at several daycares in the area. I'm so glad he loves playing, learning and eating there a lot. He always repeats the names of his friends there, Ms. Hellen and her husband once he can't see them on weekends or holidays. It's amazing that he can totally feed himself at the age of one and half. We are happy that we can meet a wonderful teacher who has been working on education so many years and has her own thoughts on taking care of kids. 

This is a wonderful school, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

My 2-yr old daughter has been attending Albany Sunflower Daycare for close to 2 months now. We cannot say enough good things about Ms. Helen and the care that she provides. The daycare is clean, bright and very well organized. The fees are quite reasonable given that Ms. Helen provides all snacks and lunch, and the hours are long (8-5:30pm, though we usually pick up our daughter much  earlier). Ms. Helen is truly very kind and spends a lot of time teaching the children various subjects (colors, counting, animals, good behavior). As native English speakers, we were initially a little nervous about placing our daughter in an only-Mandarin speaking environment, but the transition was very easy and I believe the change in language enables a very stimulating environment. I love hearing about the different Chinese foods that my daughter gets to try during the day and the basic Chinese words that she is learning. Whenever I go to pick-up my daughter she refuses to leave! A true testament to the loving, caring environment provided by Ms. Helen!