Early Education Fair - Childcare & Education

Benicia Unified School District / Child Development

Unit 350 East K Street

Suite 11

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 747-8367

jregis@beniciaunified.org

www.beniciaunified.org


We provide Preschool and School age - Before and After school services at all our Elementary schools in Benicia.



Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 746-4343
library@ci.benicia.ca.us
www.benicialibrary.org

The Library loans out books and other items for people of all ages, offers a weekly virtual storytime and stories to watch on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/benicialibrary) and offers craft kits for ages 3-8. (Before the pandemic, we also did storytimes in the building and at preschools and daycares in town.). We also have a 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program which encourages parents and guardians to read to their children, offering free books and stickers as incentives.
The Benicia Public Library’s Children’s Services Department provides library service to children from birth through age 14. Children’s Services also assists parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone with an interest in children’s literature. During the pandemic, we're doing live storytimes on Facebook every Tuesday morning at 10:30, and we have over 300 stories recorded on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM0ikbVPisiRKR9cJlzSE-8xY4po3Og8A 



Stepping Stones - Vallejo and Benicia Programs

Robin Mulholland 

350 East K Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 747-8367
rmulholland@beniciaunified.org

steppingstonesschool@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/steppingstonesschool


Stepping Stones is a preschool co-op program in the city of Benicia and Vallejo. Parents, grandparents, family relatives join in the fun of learning with their children in a preschool environment. Circle time, art, science, and cooking projects, as well as snack and recess time. Families with their children learning together.



St. Catherine of Siena Preschool
470 Avian Drive
Vallejo CA 94591
(707) 642-1253
dyoung@scstars.net
www.scstars.net

St. Catherine of Siena Preschool believes that through play children develop intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth. We create a stimulating atmosphere where children can explore and experiment through math, language, writing, science, nature, art, gardening, music and movement. Each child is encouraged and nurtured to grow and develop at their own pace. The 2021-2022 school year will be our 10th school year! Please contact our Director Ms. Dana at dyoung@scstars.net for registration information and our virtual open house.


Starlight Montessori Preschool Inc.

Parisa Kelly

835 E. 2nd Street

Benicia CA 94510 

(925) 323-1265 or (707) 742-4514

info@starlightschool.com

www.starlightschool.com


We view children as naturally eager and capable of initiating and pursuing learning, guided by their own interests. We provide thoughtfully prepared, age-appropriate environments that nurture children's cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. We help them discover and sustain a love of learning while demonstrating character development traits such as compassion, courtesy, kindness and honesty. A Montessori environment is wholistic and prepares a child for life.



Creative Tots

Amanda Verbis
395 West J Street

Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 315-7124
creativetotsbenicia@gmail.com
www.creativetots.net


We are a licensed childcare program located in Benicia, CA that specializes in quality care and early childhood learning. We are licensed for 14 children with two teachers. We provide a secure, home-like environment where your child will be safe, loved and nurtured. Our program offers a multifaceted early childhood education curriculum designed for infants as young as three months and children up to six years of age. Here at Creative Tots children learn through hands-on experience where they become curious learners through play-based activities.



Playing to Learn Childcare

Deanna Mitchell

1305 W 2nd Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 816-6725

playingtolearnchildcare@gmail.com

www.playingtolearnchildcare.net


We are a play based program providing full day childcare for infants through age 5 and kindergarten readiness.



Little Fox Daycare
243 Ramsgate Way 
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 333-6562
littlefoxdaycare707@gmail.com
www.littlefoxdaycare.com

Little Fox is a Daycare is located in east Vallejo. Little Fox Daycare strives to provide a healthy, happy and safe environment for the children who attend our daily adventures. We let children explore and learn through discovery and creativeness, and at the same time provide encouraging guidance and positive structure. Founder & Owner Hillary is certified in child and infant CPR/First Aid. She is a previously certified EMT and CPR and First Aid instructor. She also worked in the recreation field for over 20 years, directing summer camps, after school programs, preschools, swim lessons and kids classes. Hillary has experience caring for infant twins, as a long term nanny to a preschooler and several years as a babysitter for school aged children. She has a toddler of her own and loves spending time with him and watching him grow! Covid-19 Modifications: Several modifications have been made in order to help slow/stop the spread of COVID-19 and aid with social distancing. Social play is an important aspect of daycare. We still have play! But with more caution and organization. License# 483009887



Tender Hearts Preschool

Tina Chichester

135 Warwick Drive

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 747-1550

chetin@pacbell.net

www.tenderheartspreschool.org


Through our play-based curriculum, children learn at their own pace and begin to thrive within our mixed age classroom (2-5 years old). We help build social, emotional, and life skills through making friendships, speech, and even potty training. We strive for kindergarten readiness by promoting self-help, independence, and problem solving skills. Our goal is to develop a sense of community both inside and outside of our school. We host family circle nights to build and strengthen our relationship with our school families. We do random acts of kindness and visit local businesses with treats. We hold coat drives, food drives, and fundraisers to donate to various charities and also show the children the importance of giving back.



Noah's Ark Preschool

201 Raymond Drive 

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 746-1868

BLCNOAHSARK@sbcglobal.net

www.benicialutheranchurch.com/preschool


Noah's Ark Preschool is a part day/part time preschool for children ages 2.9-5 years old (fully potty trained). We provide a Christ-centered environment where the young child develops physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually through age and developmentally appropriate activities. Each child is seen as a unique creation who is to be nurtured with guidance and love. We are a private, non-profit school that have dedicated and caring individuals on staff who are trained/educated in early childhood development.



Slanted & Enchanted

1298 E 3rd Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(415) 290-6208

Slantedenchantedpreschool@gmail.com

www.slantedenchanted.com


I'm Claire, a mom and credentialed teacher who grew-up here in Benicia. I started teaching preschool in 2005 and opened Slanted & Enchanted in 2011. The name was inspired by our original location on a steep, San Francisco hill. I am thrilled to be back in Benicia, closer to family, and am excited to serve this amazing community! Our preschool program is a stepping stone between the worlds of Early Childhood and Elementary School. We foster creativity through art and mindfulness activities AND build in daily structures introducing emergent math and reading skills. Our warm and nurturing environment is large enough to provide multiple play partners AND small enough to enure individualized care. Slanted & Enchanted strives for balance. Our small, home-based environment serves 12 children with 3 teachers. We're open 7:45am-6pm year round. Our daily photo newsletter keeps you informed about your child's day.



Happy Hearts Preschool

1175 Church Street

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 246-1098

happyhearts1305@sbcglobal.net

www.happyheartsbenicia.com


Happy Hearts was established to provide a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment for young children to learn. It is our philosophy that children learn best through meaningful play and an environment where they are free to interact, explore, experience and learn at their own pace. Our program promotes the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative development of children. The emphasis is on enjoyment. Our atmosphere is relaxed, because learning should be fun. Program Goals 1. To inspire a LOVE OF LEARNING. 2. To provide developmentally appropriate skill-building activities that promotes learning. 3. To provide children with a sense of self-worth by allowing them to succeed at their own pace. 4. To strengthen creativity and confidence through music, art and social play. 5. To help children develop small motor skills while using crayons, paint brushes, building with blocks, cutting with scissors, stringing beads, playing with play dough, etc. 6. To help children develop large motor skills when outside by climbing, pedaling, running, jumping, etc. 7. To build social skills such as sharing, problem solving, self- control, listening, cooperation, kindness, and taking turns.



Little Faces

Andrea McLarty

845 Oxford Way

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 745-3280

andreaslilfaces@aol.com


Quality in home childcare providing a healthy, safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment for your little ones.



Vallejo Parent Nursery School

500 Amador Street 

Vallejo, CA  94590 

(707) 342-8964

info@vpnscooperative.org

www.vpnscooperative.org


Our cooperative preschool is organized to benefit both family and child. In this play-based preschool setting that is preparing your child for Kindergarten, children learn how to work well with others, express themselves creatively and cope with their emotions. Play is the work of children. Through our play-based environment children develop physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. This experience enables the child to discover themselves in relation to the outside world. At VPNS we strive to create confident, compassionate, independent, life-long learners.



CARE4EM
Kathryn Clark Silveira 
(707) 480-6486
care4em@comcast.net

Early Learning Education and Child Care. Providing virtual Yoga for children 3-7, virtual Baby Sign Language Parents Workshop, virtual Sign Say and Play classes for babies 5 months-24 months and in person small group child care.



Baby MacBean
4 months to 36 months
MacBean Montessori
30 months to kindergarten
Claudia Nancy Bean Claverie

Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 704-7221
BabyMacBean@gmail.com
www.babymacbean.com

http://www.dailyconnect.com/ is the mobile app that we use to inform parents of their children's activities
https://www.yelp.com/biz/baby-macbean-benicia
https://www.facebook.com/babymacbean/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX1ymsDsEyVgMRFHwYXCunw?view_as=subscriber