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Take CA-87 S. Take the Alma Ave exit. You will come to a 3-way Stop sign and then turn left onto Lelong Street. At the stop light turn left onto Alma Ave. You will go under the over pass and then turn left at the signal light onto Lick Avenue. Our center is located on the left side right after you pass the high rise apartment building. Turn left into the parking lot of the Lightrail and Caltrain parking lot. The center faces the parking lot with a Bright Horizon sign in front.

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Welcome to Tamien Child Care Center

A great place to learn, discover and grow!

The Tamien Early Educational Center was opened in November 1995. It is conveniently located in a major transportation hub at the Tamien Caltrain and Light Rail Stations, with services by VTA bus lines 25 and 82, near Highway 87 and off the Alma Avenue exit. The center has plenty of free parking and is ideal for easy drop off and pick up of children.

The center is committed to providing a stimulating, enriching and caring environment, that empower children to be confident, successful, life long learners. We achieve this with low teacher ratios along with a very low staff turn over rate, an engaging curriculum, strong parent partnerships and the highest commitment to quality. Tamien is proud to have achieved NAEYC accreditation and maintained this status since 1999.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Rufina, thank you for loving Arya and being such a wonderful teacher to her. Arya took her first steps with you, she learnt to confidently eat on her own under your guidance, she started truly enjoying story time and discovered her love for outdoors and sand with you :-)"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care, Summer camp

Featured Parent Webinar

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child

We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.


Nutritious snacks provided daily, optional lunch program available

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

Enrichment programs such as music, dance and physical educational program provide the children the opportunity to further nurture and expand their interest and broaden their experiences.

  • CLAP (Creative Learning through Arts Program)  
  • Little Movers (A Mobile Sports Physical Education Program)

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    18th Annual Cultural Potluck Dinner 11/20/2013
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    Mother's Day Tea Party 5/10/2013
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