A Safe Home Away From Home
At Bernal Infant and Child Care we embrace young and strong minds with celebration of diversity and encouraging creative play. Social skills come naturally with learning side by side with friends. We play, paint, sing and share. Children form an understanding of themselves and their place in the world through their interactions with others. Good food helps fuel our body and mind.
*Please note that we currently have NO openings.*
Join the Bernal Infant and Child Care community in four easy steps:
1. Explore our website
We’ve provided information about our philosophies and offerings to help you decide if our program may be right for your family.
2. Tour the school
Come see what makes Bernal Infant and Child Care unique. Please schedule a tour by filling out the “Schedule Tour” form.
3. Submit an Enrollment Application
If you would like to enroll, please submit an application.
After reviewing your application, we’ll send an enrollment invitation. Upon accepting your invitation, you’ll pay your deposit (usually equal to one month’s tuition), fill out enrollment documents and review our Parent Handbook.
Clay exploration and open house at Bernal Infant and Child Care
Bernal Infant and Child Care, a new infant and toddler program in Bernal Heights warmly invites families with children ages 3 months to 2.5 years to be our guests for an fun clay art exploration class.Mark Noel, a teaching artist in residence at the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) in Oakland, will lead us in a ceramics exploratory activity. Children will get to investigate different shapes and feels of the clay and then make their own pot to bring home. We will also have time for play and exploration in our in-home childcare environment and outdoor art area.
Bernal Infant and Child Care is set in a very bright, sunny recently renovated home that’s conveniently located in western Bernal Heights near Noe Valley and Precita Park, near tech drop off/pick ups with easy access to 280,101 freeway. Bus line, 14,14R,49,24,36 and J Church and walkability Scored at 93!
Inside our home, we have a dedicated clean and bright play area and a separate comfy sleep room that we will spend time in together. We have a large sunny deck that the children will be able to play outside for hours each day. There are also very nice nearby parks that we will utilize on a regular basis.
Our goal for our program is to provide a safe and nurturing home away from home for your child.
“I always dreamt of a house full children, and finally after years of trying, I have a son. Even more then ever, I still want to fill my home with that pitter patter of laughing children. I’m living my dream and will cherish your precious child and will treat them like member of our beloved family.” - Erica Ramos, Owner and Director of Bernal Infant and Child Care
Overview of frequent questions:
Our students range from 3 months to 3 years of age.
We offer 5, 3 and 2 days per week enrollment options from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
We provide a healthy meal and 2 healthy snacks per day and use mostly organic and or locally grown food as much as possible.
BICC promotes no shame potty training. All children will have to sit down on toilet for safety and sanitary reasons.
Director and Head Teacher
Erica has a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Academy of Art University and studied Illustration and Photography. She has cared for people of all ages with varied degrees of disabilities in their homes. She’s volunteered her time to teach kids with disabilities photography. She’s an aunty of eleven and a mother of one. She worked and volunteered at Kids Ink from 2015-16. She hopes to share her love of art, animals and passion for exploration with all of the children in her program.
Bernal Infant and Child Care is licensed with the State of California Community Care Licensing.
We are a proud member of the Wonderschool network.
Wonderschool is a group of early childhood programs that combine the quality standards of the best child care centers with the warmth of an in-home program in your neighborhood.