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From Oakland 1. Take the I-80 W/I-580 W ramp 2. Continue on I-80 W 3. Take exit 1C toward Ninth St/Civic Center 4. Turn left onto 8th St 5. Slight left to stay on 8th St 6. Turn left onto Brannan St 7. Take the 1st right onto 7th St 8. Turn left onto 16th St 9. Turn left onto Owens St until the stop sign. Pass the entrance of the Bakar Community Center parking garage on your right 10. After the stop sign, make an immediate right. We are located on the right and noticeable by a green awning with the name, ?University Childcare@ Mission Bay? printed in white. From Marin, CA 1. Head south on US-101 2. Turn right onto Van Ness Ave 3. Turn left onto 16th St 4. Turn left onto Owens St until the stop sign. Pass the entrance of the Bakar Community Center parking garage on your right 5. After the stop sign, make an immediate right. We are located on the right and noticeable by a green awning with the name, ?University Childcare@ Mission Bay? printed in white.

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Our Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and outdoor places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential and prepare for preschool and beyond.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Thank you for everything you do for our son and our family! The ongoing communication you provide to us about our son's daily activities, interactions with other children, and growth experiences help us to feel better equipped as parents."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

Peek-A-Photo NEW

You Will Need:

Photographs of family members and friends, poster board and squares of fabric large enough to cover each photograph

Directions:

Glue six to eight photographs onto the poster board. Attach the pieces of cloth to the board by gluing along the top edge of each photograph (to hide each photograph). Say to your baby, “Let’s find Aunt Agnes,” then lift the cloth, and comment, “Oh, here she is!"

Tip:

Add more and different photographs as your baby becomes familiar with the game.


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