D.J. asks from Roseville, CA on May 02, 2008
Looking for a Small In-home Daycare for Infant, in West Roseville
I'm looking for childcare during the day for my newborn. She will be 3 months when I go back to work. I'd like to find an in-home daycare that is very small (less than 6 children), or a bigger daycare that separates the babies from the older children. I'd prefer to have a small daycare where our daughter will have be held, loved, and interacted with. My concern with a larger daycare is that she will be lost in the shuffle with older children who require a lot of educational interaction and play time. I need to find a place as quick as possible and I'm very concerned about finding the right place. If anyone knows of a loving, small, in-home daycare, please forward me contact information for them. Thank you!!!
M.B. answers from Sacramento on May 03, 2008
You'll want to contact Placer County Office of Education (just google them and they have a website). They don't give personal recommendations they just have the entire list of providers in the areas that you want to choose from. Child Action does the same thing but that is for Sacramento.
K.R. answers from Sacramento on May 02, 2008
Check out California Kids in Rocklin on Lonetree Blvd. - ###-###-#### - they have a private state of the art infant room. The infant teachers are just great - Danielle and Teresa are usually there during the day. They play games, are loved, held and nurtured, and blow bubbles which the babies just love. They are really big on sanitation which I also think is so important. This has been a great resource for me. You only pay when your child is there which is also a benefit since many daycares if you commit to 3 days, you have to pay for those days whether your child is there or not.
H.F. answers from Sacramento on May 03, 2008
I took my son to ChildTime when he was 3 months old and he's been there ever since. I could not ask for a better environment. The staff are friendly, nuturing and attentive. The infants are in their own room, separate from the toddlers and older chidlren. Their ratio is 3:1 (if I remember correctly) and there are 3 teachers (Angie, Krista, and Lauren) in the infant room. They do not have much turnaround... most of the teachers have been there for years and plan to stay there. I have been very pleased with their level of care. My son has gone there for almost 14 months and in this time I have gotten to know many of the teachers... each and every one of them has been friendly and available to answer questions any time. The director and assistant are also very approachable. Their number is ###-###-#### and they're on the corner of Pleasant Grove and Foothills. If you have any specific questions/concerns just ask and I'll do my best to give you our experience. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this site.
T.B. answers from Sacramento on May 03, 2008
Contact child action, they can give you so many options in a specific area, then you can contact them and drop in to see the environment, meet the providers etc. That was how we found my son's old daycare, and although it was a very stressful process, we found a great provider close to our home that was absolutely terrific with our child. She held him all day (he was only 6 weeks old when I had to go back to work). After about six months we actually had to ask her to put him down more often, since we could not constantly hold him at home, and he was getting used to that! If that was our only complaint, I guess we should be very happy that we found such a loving provider.