Daycare is a critical experience for every child. Daycare is a time when the child is beginning to learn about the world, in earnest, and experience self-confidence as well as learn to play well with others. We consider “daycare” and “childcare” to be conceptually the same program: beginning at about 18 months and going up to the start of preschool learning. Most children are “potty trained” and our programs work – in age appropriate ways – to weave in both learning and STEM concepts. All children are “wired” for learning, and our staff enjoys the opportunity to make an impression in your child’s developmental journey.
- Contact us today to discuss how our daycare can be great for you and great for your child!
Our Pleasant Hill daycare program is –
- More than just Daycare: We set the foundation for a love of learning via the where age-appropriate.
STEM-orientation. We recognize that many parents in Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek and other communities in Contra Costa county want their children to have a foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Accordingly, we weave in STEM learning in age appropriate ways. We see learning as a continuum from the earliest moments into well into adulthood.
- Convenient Hours: our Daycare hours are early and late, convenient for busy Bay Area parents. Check with the staff at your desired locations for current hours and how our procedures work.
- Convenient Location: We’re convenient to I-680, making us the best daycare choice in Pleasant Hill for busy commuters.
- Step-by-step Program: our Daycare program leads easily into our best-in-class preschool and kindergarten programs.
If you’re curious about our teaching method, or just looking for the best daycare in Pleasant Hill, California, your first step should be a school tour. Contact our helpful staff today for a school tour by appointment or just drop by. We’re proud and excited to showcase our daycare program, long considered one of the best daycare methodologies for burgeoning youngsters.
Pleasant Hill Daycare That is More than Daycare
Unlike many day care programs in and around the I-680 corridor, our programs will allow your child to do more than just play with blocks and draw pictures. Of course, those activities are important. However, we want to focus on your child’s brain development while encouraging them to complete those activities.
We focus on many different subjects similar to ones your child will learn when they enroll in school in a year or so. Our subjects include:
- Visual Arts
- Physical Arts
- Cultural Studies
Using modern teaching methods in combination with best-in-class daycare, each of our subjects allow your child to learn off of flash cards, teach them new vocabulary, play with puzzles, and learn to read. If that sounds like something you want your child to be involved in, send them to our Pleasant Hill, California daycare program!
A Best-in-class Daycare Program for Your Child
Here at Play and Learn School, our main goals are based on helping your child improve their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills. We believe that it’s important for your child to learn to work with others, but we want them to be able to learn at their own pace. Learning comes differently for many people, so we know the way things are taught shouldn’t all be the same. We want to do whatever it takes to help your child prepare for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, high school, college, and life. If you want them to be prepared too, send them to our Day Care! Our goal is to be not only the best daycare program in Pleasant Hill but also to be the best program customized to the needs of your child.
Questions and Answers on Daycare
Q. How Much Does Daycare Cost in Pleasant Hill?
A. Cost is one of the most common questions that we get about our Pleasant Hill daycare programs. The costs vary with the amount of time you and your family need, and of course our rates vary over time. The best procedure is to contact our program and inquire about the program, including costs. During the school tour, you can not only see the campus, meet some of the staff and teachers, but our staff will be happy to sit down and go over costs in detailed based on a custom program for your child or children.
Q. Where is Daycare Near Me?
A. The whole “near me” search is a big one on both Google and Yelp. With campuses not only in Pleasant Hill but also in Fremont, Danville, and Dublin (plus one coming soon in Milpitas), our locations are “commute friendly” and “near you.” Many Bay Area families are two-income earners, with one parent going one direction and other parent going another. Our campus is convenient to both I-680 as well as Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Concord and Lafayette as well as central Fremont, Dublin, and Danville for our other campuses. We’re sure that we can be time-convenient to your needs.
Q. What is Different about Your Daycare?
A. Our daycare is child-centered. We believe that children have an “innate” desire to learn. Our mentors advocated putting the child at the center of the education project, as an active partner. This means even at the early stages such as 18 months or less than 2 years, children can be nurtured and their interior passion to learn harnessed to help them fall in love with learning. We love learning, and we love contributing to the process at these early stages.
Q. How is Potty Training Conducted at your daycare?
A. We recognize that younger children have “accidents.” Our staff is helpful and nurturing, and we consider everything a “learning opportunity.” We do not shame children. We work with them to understand their bodies and how they work. Thus, in a positive and nurturing way, we work on age-appropriate learning about their own bodies and about how they can and should interact with other children. There are no negatives in the our method, only “learning opportunities!”
Reasons Why Daycare is Good for Parents and Good for Kis
Choosing the best daycare center in Pleasant Hill & environs for your child can be a daunting task. But when you choose a top-rated daycare, it can provide significant advantages not just for you as a parent but also for your child. Here are five important reasons why putting your child in a top-rated daycare is advantageous.
Firstly, top-rated daycare centers provide a safe and secure environment for your child. Our daycare center follows strict safety protocols, including background checks on all staff, regular safety inspections, and comprehensive emergency plans to ensure the safety of children.
Secondly, top-rated daycare centers offer structured learning programs. Children learn and develop quickly during their formative years, and structured programs can help promote their development. We don’t just “babysit.” We help kids learn!
Thirdly, top-rated daycare centers employ experienced and qualified teachers who understand how to teach and care for young children. Our East Bay teaching staff possesses the necessary qualifications and experience to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and development.
Fourthly, top-rated daycare centers provide opportunities for children to interact with their peers, promoting socialization and emotional development. Children learn important social skills, including communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, when they interact with other children. These are critical to success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and are the gateway to high paying careers in technology. (We know, we’re looking way ahead to the future – but daycare is the foundation).
Lastly, top-rated daycare centers provide an excellent opportunity for children to learn and develop language skills. Language is an essential aspect of a child’s development, and exposure to a language-rich environment can enhance their language skills. We’re excited about the blending of many cultures here in Pleasant Hill, and expose kids to many new cultures.
In conclusion, use this website to explore your day care options in Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and nearby communities. The next best step is to call in and set up a “school tour.” We’re excited to showcase how daycare can be the best option for your child and your family!
Daycare Factoid: Piaget and the Child
Piaget’s continued interactions with young children became part of his life-long research. After reading about a child who thought that the sun and moon followed him wherever he went, Piaget wanted to find out if all young children had a similar belief. He found that many did indeed believe this. Piaget went on to explore children’s countless “why” questions, such as, “Why is the sun round?” or “Why is grass green?” He concluded that children do not think like adults. Their thought processes have their own distinct order and special logic. Children are not “empty vessels to be filled with knowledge” (as traditional pedagogical theory had it). They are “active builders of knowledge-little scientists who construct their own theories of the world.”