Questions and Answers
Q: What is your child care philosophy?
A: Our program is a Lifeways-certified playgarden. The design is to create a 'home away from home' for the children to grow and receive loving care. We focus on play-based learning, gentle daily rhythms, and respectful parenting techniques applied to the daycare setting. We encourage families of all cultural and religious backgrounds to join the program, and celebrate diversity. We spend as much time outdoors as we can, playing with our pets and interacting with nature.
Q: Is it a religious program?
A: Nope! Although Waldorf uses holidays to mark the changing seasons of the year, our Jewish holiday festivals are presented in an inclusive and non-religious manner so as to make the program meaningful and welcoming to families of all backgrounds. We encourage families to share their own cultural background and holidays through songs, books, and foods that are appropriate for the ages we serve.
Q: What ages do you serve?
A: The space is primarily set up for ages 1 to 3 years of age, exceptions may be made if space is available.
Q: What are the hours of service?
A: We have two programs, the morning program runs from 9a-12p, and the full-time program is 9a-3p, including naptime.
Q: What is the cost?
A: Costs may change according to current enrollment numbers, ages, inflation, etc. Please submit a contact form for the most current tuition pricing.
Q: What is the ratio?
A: We are licensed for one adult to 6 children, with up to 3 of those being under the age of two years old. However, most days we will have Cookie helping especially when more than 2 infants are present! Cookie is my mother, a retired and beloved Davis schoolteacher of nearly 30 years. To learn more about her and my teaching background see "About Us."