Seedlings Family Daycare is inspired by the “Reggio Emilia” philosophy of educating young children. We believe that each child is unique and they learn and grow at their own pace. Our aim is to provide quality care regardless of race, age, color, religion or ancestry.
At Seedlings, we use various encouragement strategies and provide children with choices, setting of limits, positive reinforcement, modeling behavior and to teach respect for challenging behaviors. We conduct daily observations to track a child’s progress and share and actively work with parents to help nurture their growth.
Join the Seedlings Preschool 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 our school
Come see what makes Seedlings 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 at www.wonderschool.com/seedlingssantaclara/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. Please do not submit an application if you have not toured.
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.
Seedlings Preschool is located in a beautiful single family home in Santa Clara CA at 631 Harvard Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95051. Our preschool has been open for a few years and we have developed the space to engage our students best. We have a garden with grass which we utilize for outdoor play and activities.
Seedlings is a state-licensed large family daycare in the heart of Silicon Valley, California with special focus on infants and toddlers. At Seedlings, we engage children in a variety of individual and group activities. Our daily planned activities helps the little ones to develop their fine motor skills through use of, painting, beading, pegging, pasting, feeding etc. We provide opportunities to young children to develop their social and emotional interactions in positive ways by setting up individual and group activities. Children remain engaged in a variety of individual and group activities. Our daily planned activities helps the little ones to develop their fine motor skills through use of, painting, beading, pegging, pasting, feeding etc. We provide opportunities to young children to develop their social and emotional interactions in positive ways by setting up individual and group activities. All enrolled students are offered healthy choices of breakfast, lunch and AM and PM snacks. We carefully plan our weekly menus that have a balance of fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk and homemade dishes.
What our families say:
“I am glad that I found this daycare, Shazia the daycare owner is one of a kind, I can tell she is passionate about child care and provide the good quality childcare for my six months old and to all of the kids in her daycare. I do not need to convince you, I know when someone is good hearted and my first impression with her for the first time I met her, she was super nice, softly spoken and very informative. My baby love her so much that she smile to her in every drop off. I couldn’t be grateful that I have found her daycare, she make sure all of her kids are safe, cleaned, fed, and having a good time. She also give me update via text message which is always nice to know specially when I get busy at work. Anyway I highly recommend her daycare.”
“My daughter (18 month) is going to Seedlings daycare past few months . Shazia is just amazing. Always holds a smile and takes care of my daughter so well. She does many activities, sends pics often. Fun loving and caring home environment there. I will definitely recommend her”
Seedlings Preschool Director, Shazia Sarwat, is Montessori certified and has previous experience as a Montessori teacher at a child care center. Additionally Shazia has an Associates degree in Arts and is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Child Development from Mission College Santa Clara, California. Shazia has completed 24 ECE units along with CPR and first-aid. Shazia has studied and completed coursework towards a Behavior Technician certification, specializing in special needs children. As part of running her preschool, Shazia conducts daily observations of children in her care and tracks their progress in all domains i.e. language, social, emotional, fine motor and gross motor skills. Shazia has been running Seedlings Preschool since 2016.
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.