Toto and Papa's Childcare

Berkeley, CA

No longer in business

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
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Toto and Papa
(510) 704-1788
San Pablo Park
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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August 2008

There will be an opening at Toto and Papa's family-based daycare on September 1, 2008. They are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 6 p.m. They care for up to six children total and are currently accepting children ages 3 months- 3 years old. They offer nutritious home-cooked meals and snacks, they take children out to a nearby park, they read, sing and play games. Toto and Papa have created a very loving and caring environment for both of my children over the past 5 1/2 years. My children have been extremely happy under their care. Please contact Toto at (510)704-1788. You may need to leave a voicemail if you are calling during business hours, but someone will return your call.

June 2008

Toto and Papa are a loving couple who care for about 6 children, ages can range from 3 months to 2 years, in their home. They have a backyard filled with toys. They take daily outings to nearby San Pablo Park. They cook homemade, warm lunches and snacks. Toto and Papa will have 3 openings soon because of a large graduating ''class'' which is moving on to pre-school. One is at the end of June and the other two will be at the end of August. Toto and Papa have been my daughter's second family. Toto taught her to walk up and down the stairs holding the railing, put on her own shoes, and potty-trained her completely. She has wonderful insight into the kids' emotional and social development. Papa and Toto are wonderful and my daughter has thrived under their care. Please call Toto at 704-1788.

June 2008

Our wonderful daycare has openings for children between the ages of 3month to 3 yrs. Toto and Papa have a home based Daycare with 2 adults caring for 5-6 children. Each child gets individual attention based on their need and stage of development. The children get the most loving and experienced care. They offer a variety of games for education and for fun, music and reading. Nutritious freshly cooked meals are given every day. A beautiful park is only one block away. My son loves being there and I feel confident that he is getting the best of care when I'm away. Call Toto 510-7041788.

Jan 2006

Toto and Papa have provided great daycare for our two children over the past 2 1/2 years. And now, the best part is there is an opening for your child to have the same care that we have had. Toto cooks nutritious meals for the kids, they live a block from the park, they listen to and sing music, they read. They are wonderful people who our kids talk about when they are not at day care. There are 6 kids with 2 full time caregivers who provide a warm and loving environment. They work with children 3 months to 3 years in age. They are reliable and hard working. Toto and Papa are looking for a child in the 6 month range or older than 18 months. Begins February 1. Please contact me for more information or Toto direclty at 704.1788.

Sept 2005

There is an opening for a baby or toddler at a wonderful home childcare in Berkeley (near San Pablo and Ashby Ave). A friend recommended this place where both of her sons have gone and we've been very happy having our son there. Toto and Papa take care of 6 children in their home near Ashby & San Pablo in Berkeley. They provide gentle, kind loving care, great home cooked (mostly Vietnamese) meals, great snacks, lots of fresh fruit. The children spend the day playing either inside, in their large enclosed backyard, or at a nearby park). The kids usually range in age from infant to 2-3 years old. The kids learn the alphabet and to count, sing, are read to, color, and watch a bit of public tv. Our son has been very happy there.

June 2004

Toto is a wonderful caregiver. She works with her husband caring for 5-6 children in her home with a large yard. The environment she provides is calm and reassuring. She serves homecooked food and even gets my son to eat fresh fruit daily. Because my son and his older caremate are moving on to preschool she'll have positions open immediately. Her rates are reasonable, and she even accepted my son very early each morning. Please call her. Toto (510) 704-1788

Sept. 2003

My son's former childcare provider has an opening for an infant (3 months old). My son spent two great years at Toto's, and I am happy to be able to recommend her to others. She and her husband care for six children in their West Berkeley home, which is small but very clean and organized. A typical day includes walks in the neighborhood, playing with toys in the living room, home-cooked (often Vietnamese) lunches and healthy snacks, a small amount of television (Sesame Street), singing and looking at books. Toto and her husband are loving and conscientious. They are looking for a child who needs full-time care. For more information, please contact me directly.

July 2003

Caring attentive homebased childcare provider near Dwight and Sacramento. Toto and her husband care for up to 6 children; they take infants up to 3 years. 5 days a week, 8a-6p, hours negotiable. My daughter has been going to daycare with them for one year. She has enjoyed the fun and gentle atmosphere (and delicious lunch/snacks). There will be an opening in August as we're leaving at the end of this month for an out of state move. You can send me email for more information or call Toto at 704-1788 (she may not pick up the phone when she's with the kids, but you can leave a message).