East Bay Summer Camp Guide (2014)

East Bay summer camp listings

We’ve put together lists of camps in the East Bay, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. We wish you a summer filled with fun and adventure! Arts , Crafts + Design camps | Science/Tech camps | Music + Performing Arts camps | Gymnastics + Dance camps | Outdoor/Eco/Skills camps | Sports camps | Language + Culture […]

What is the East Bay Preschool Fair?

Preschoolers

Meet with reps from 80 preschools and other child-focused resources.

Get to know Color Me Mine of Alameda

Color Me Mine, Alameda

We welcome a new sponsor today, Color Me Mine of Alameda. It’s been a lot of fun to get to know Color Me Mine, a paint-your-own pottery studio in Alameda (with locations in Lafayette, Walnut Creek, and Fremont). Not only can families drop in to paint unglazed ceramics and have them fired in a kiln, […]

It’s that time of year: Winter Camps for East Bay kids

mocha-art-camp

Call it childcare or call it camp: sometimes we need to give kids a fun place to go during school vacation days. Here are some options, along with pricing for a la carte days. 4cats art studio offers half-day programs of one or two-day long projects in which kids create paintings and sculptures Location: 379 […]

Oakland preschools and daycares

Oakland preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Oakland? This list is big so let us help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] 4 C’s Child Development Center A Brighter Today Achieve […]

Alameda Preschools and Daycares

Map of Alameda; list of preschools

Looking for a preschool in Alameda? Let us help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] ABC Preschool Alameda Headstart Alameda Headstart Mid-Island Center Alameda Recreation and Parks Preschools Bayside […]

Albany preschools and daycares

Albany preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Albany, CA? Here are 11 resources to explore, courtesy of SavvySource.com. All links will take you to detail pages on Savvy Source. Albany Child Care Ctr Albany Children’s Center Albany Preschool Bay Area Kinder Stube Bright Star Montessori School Creative Play Center Hummingbird Montessori Preschool La Casita Little Village Preschool […]

Treat yourself to yoga + tea (with childcare!) at Bloom Retreat

Bloom retreat in Walnut Creek for busy moms

The sign says it all: Where Busy Moms Find Balance. I wrote about my lovely day trip to Bloom Retreat on my personal blog but here’s what you need to know to plan your own visit. What is it? Bloom is a yoga and wellness center for mothers in Walnut Creek offering yoga, prenatal yoga, kids […]

Richmond preschools and daycares

Richmond preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Richmond? Here you go. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] A Little World Montessori School Brenda’s Kidz Kare Contra Costa Co. Child Dev. Center […]

Berkeley and Kensington preschools and daycares

Berkeley Kensington preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Berkeley or Kensington? We can help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - G] [H - L] [M - S] [T - Z] [A - G] American International Montessori Aquatic Park School Arlington Pre-School Benvenue Children’s Home Preschool […]

El Cerrito preschools and daycares

El Cerrito preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in El Cerrito? We want to help. Browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. [A - L]  [M - Z] [A - G] Children’s Garden Montessori School City Of El Cerrito Comm. Svcs. – Casa Cerrito Dcc El Cerrito Pre-school Center […]

Martinez preschools and daycares

Martinez preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Martinez? Browse alphabetical listings — from Cherub down to The — of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. Cherub Child Care Center – Preschool Childtime Learning Centers Concordia School, The – Martinez Creekside Montessori Forest Hills Preschool Helping Hands Christian Preschool Kids At […]

Hayward preschools and daycares

Hayward preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Hayward? You can browse alphabetical listings of infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. A Joyful Noise Learning Center A Special Place Ambrose Pre-school Angelas Day Care Bayside Adventist Christian School Building Blocks Learning Center Cfcs Head Start – Eden Youth Center Cfcs Head […]

Fremont daycares and preschools

Fremont preschools and daycares, provided by Savvy Source + 510families

Looking for a preschool in Fremont? These nine listings range from infant care to pre-K facilities. All links go to informational pages on SavvySource.com. Alvarado KinderCare Jennifer’s Family Day Care Lily Pad Adventure Little Flowers Montessori, Inc Little Mud Puddles Learning Center Montessori Children’s Center Peace Terrace Academy Precious Time Christian Preschool The Learning Tree […]

Local services for parents with onsite childcare

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I took an exercise class at Dailey Method in Elmwood with my friend Lisa, who, it being summer, dragged her two sons along with her. Dailey Method has a childcare room with a babysitter or two, and when I asked the little dudes how they enjoyed their hour while Mom exercised, they reported on the […]

Half-day summer camps

Kids drawing in the hidden shade of the Edible Schoolyard's Persian Mulberry tree.

If your summer childcare situation is something in between all or nothing, perhaps your family would like to explore half-day camps. I’ve wrangled and rounded up a few top picks for part-day camps! Habitot (Berkeley) For young campers (age 2 years, 9 months through 5 year olds), Habitot offers ten weeks of fun. Themes include […]

Do you make the most of your babysitter? (sponsored)

toddler-party

This post is part of a series sponsored by UrbanSitter. When I wrote on our other blog, RookieMoms.com, that I have high expectations of a babysitter, it was met with mixed reactions. I shared that my (adult) babysitter bathes my kids, and some readers felt that was above and beyond the call of duty. I’d […]