Where Children Play, Learn, and Grow in San Lorenzo
As a family child care provider, my goal is to provide a safe, healthy and happy place for children. I aim to create an environment in which children can grow physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially at their own pace. I believe that children learn through play and benefit from a structured yet flexible schedule. Activities will be offered which stimulate sensory motor development, language development and social interaction. The development of strong self-esteem and respect for oneself and others are also key goals of my program. I value every family who enrolls a child at my school, and I take the responsibility of living up to their expectations and needs.
Join the Little Butterfly 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 Little Butterfly 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/littlebutterfly/apply – Please note that we require tours for all prospective families. 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.
Little Butterfly Small School is a family-oriented child care located in San Lorenzo in a quiet neighborhood ideal for children. The school is composed of two attractive playrooms, two yards, and a small garden. There are plenty of activity areas for children to explore and learn, including a sensory exploration center, a dramatic play area to unleash children’s imagination, a cozy reading area and a fun area to encourage children’s natural ability to build and explore shapes and textures. The school has been thoughtfully laid out and decorated to provide a safe, peaceful setting with plenty of toys, books, crayons, blocks and other inspiring invitations to explore. Each child is provided with his/her own comfortable cot for nap time. Little Butterfly Small School is accessible by public transportation. It is very close to BayFair Bart Station (5 mins drive), I-580 and I-880. At our facility you can be certain that your child will feel at home in a positive environment.
We are a fully licensed home daycare and nurturing child care center. Within our care, we encourage children to discover and learn to become decision makers, problem solvers, and to feel good about themselves. We encourage children to develop themselves in areas of cognition (thinking), language art (talking), literacy (reading), social emotional (relationship), and physical development (moving and doing). We serve children from ages 6 months to 10 years old, allowing your child to play and learn in familiar environment, while also catering to cognitive, social, and physical growth. We offer:
- Small group and individualized attention
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Qualify caring and experience staff
We realize how important it is for your child to receive the proper nutrition, so we make every possible effort to make sure their nutritional needs are met. We provide your children with home cooked meals that are high in nutritional value made from only the freshest ingredients. We try to minimize the intake of industrial products and opt for healthy, delicious foods. If your child has any allergies or if you have specific requirements that need to be met, please let us know. We are always happy to discuss the needs of any child and provide individual care. We provide breakfast, morning snack, lunch and two afternoon snack every day.
We use redirection in response to unwanted behavior. Redirection is a learning process and not a punishment. Misbehavior will be handled in a firm, consistent and positive manner. Some of these methods may consist of:
- Providing children with the reasons for limitations
- Speaking with positive words
- Helping children express their feeling and frustrations to resolve conflict
- Arranging equipment, materials, and activities in a way that promotes correct behavior.
No child will be shamed, humiliated, or handled roughly. Absolutely no corporal punishment will be used. Our philosophy is to redirect behavior to help children gain respect for each other and themselves.
Diep Vo, Head Teacher
Diep Vo received her Associate’s Degree in Child Development from Merritt College and also holds a Child Development Teacher Permit from the State of California. She is originally from Vietnam and has lived in the United States for over 10 years. She has 8 years of experience working with children, including time as an infant and preschool teacher. Diep believes in fostering optimal learning, growth and development for children. Opening a family child care home is the culmination of many years of dreaming and enjoying seeing children play and grow.
Hanh Ha, Co-Teacher
Hanh was born and grew up in Chinatown in Vietnam. She came to America in 2006 and graduated from Merritt College with a degree in Child Development. She also holds a California teacher permit credential. She is a native speaker in both Cantonese and Vietnamese. Hanh has more than 10 years of experience working with children. She is a detailed and caring teacher in our school. She enjoys working with and taking care of young children with lots of patience and love. In her spare time she likes cooking and spending time with her family.
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.