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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

In business since: 2009
Total Employees: 2-10
Awards & Accreditations
From the city of San Jose SMART START, From birth to earth, early childhood practice, 5 steps or First 5 and many certificates from 4C's.

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Licensed (Care.com verified on 6/26/2021)
This business has satisfied California's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on California's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday :
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$352/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)

Ratings & Reviews

( 9)
Jennifer L
08/18/2018
My daughter was at Little Explorers from age 2-4. From day 1, Sofia was warm and welcoming and we felt immediately felt comfortable and secure. Her daycare is well-organized with a wonderful outdoor area with full size slide and swings, where the kids can play hard and get out their energy. My daughter made lasting friendships there and Sofia and her family are very friendly and fun. Her cooking is phenomenal, the children have fresh food all day! The atmosphere is happy, with just the right amount of discipline and emphasis on manners. My daughter thrived there and I will always be grateful for Sofia and Little Explorers! I highly recommend it!!!
Jennifer
Z C
03/07/2017
Went by there to seek information. My phone call went unanswered. Seconds later I see 3 children jumping on an unsafe and uneven board on the edge of the yard. Waited to see if the care taker would show but nope. 5-8 min passed and nothing. These children could've hurt themselves by falling off or grabbing the unsafe material surrounding them. Not to mention they were bytes the gate facing the St. Anyone could've passed by sweet talked one of the children and taken. All the while the caretakers were no where to be found. Had that been my child jumping unsupervised on an unsafe board and gotten hurt , what would of been their excuse ?
Amanda
02/28/2014
My daughter (now 6 months) has been attending Little Explorers part time since she was 7 weeks old. As a new mother, having to return to work, it was a stressful time for me and my family. We were referred to Sofia, met her and immediately felt comfortable with her nurturing, caring and enthusiastic presence. Sofia welcomes our baby every morning with a big smile; to say the two like each other is an understatement! We feel 100% comfortable knowing that our daughter is in Sofia's care two days a week. In fact, we have even enrolled her older half sister part time as well. Both girls love going to Sofia's and Sofia loves having them! We are so grateful for Little Explorers.
Rita S
01/28/2014
My 4 year old son Tommy has been coming here since he turned 1. When I came here, I knew this was the right place. It felt like a comfortable home environment, with the right balance of preschool area/learning and nice large clean and safe backyard for kids. I feel like I am taking my son to an aunts house, they treat us like family, which I can't be more grateful for. Sofia enjoys cooking and makes GREAT food for the kids, and is always happy, she loves what she does. At the same time, she is good at being strict and disciplining kids when appropriate, they listen and respect her. It is evident that Sofia takes pride and cares about the daycare. They are always cleaning/updating/adding variety to the program. At least once a week now, they inflate a jumper in the backyard. The kids have a BLAST, don't wanna leave and are wiped out! I feel really lucky to have found such an amazing place where I trust and feel good about leaving my kid there.
Monika
01/19/2014
My eight year old daughter started going to Little Explorers when she was eight months old. She was a couple of years later followed by my second daughter. For seven years I've entrusted the care of my daughters to Sofia. As a working mom it is very important to find someone to care for your children in the same manner you would. Sofia offers a nurturing, caring and safe environment for the children. She is reliable and responsible. I was looking for a place where my daughters would be loved and comforted. I found it at Little Explorers.
AnaMaria
01/15/2014
I used little Explorers for 3 consecutive years on a full time basis for my Son Alejandro who was 2 yrs. old when I enrolled him. He is now a First grader, but I do use LE services occasionally when the school is closed and I have to work. Alejandro still loves going to Sofy's. I loved from Little Explorers the way they treat my kid and myself as if we are they family. Sofia cooks for the kids delicious home made meals, not just form a box. She balance their diet very well with fruits and vegetables and once in a while or for special occasions, she even bake them cupcakes. I really like the routine in the morning for learning time and how she also work with the kids and their special needs. She can handle babies from 6 months old up to 14 yr old kids. She always welcome you inside their home to see how your kid is doing and always keep you up to date with their development and day by day progress activities, i.e, potty train, ABC's, etc.
Lori
01/15/2014
My daughter has been attending Little Explorers full time for 10 months and is now 13 months. I also drop my 3.5 year old son off occasionally and he has a blast! Sofia makes delicious meals throughout the day including many fruits and veggies. The play area outside is private and well kept including a built in sand box with canopy. The learning area is very stimulating with structured activities, free play and art projects. Sofia invites you into her home, and treats you and your kids like family. We have daily communication on progress, sleep habits and relevant info about my daughter and look forward to hearing about her day. Sofia is consistently positive and energetic and has a genuine love for children. We are so lucky we found her!
Elizabeth
01/15/2014
My son has been at LIttle Explorers since he was two years old. Everything about her daycare is awesome! They have a wonderful set up in their backyard for the kids to play, a classroom like area for kids to do activities, and great supervision from Sofia, the main sitter. She has done a great job in interacting with my son and teaching him to be bilingual in both spanish and english, staying on top of a potty training regiment, and also working his creative thinking with the beautiful art projects she assigns. Highly recommended if you are looking for a great day care that makes you feel like your a part of the family.
Monica
01/11/2014
My child has been at Little Explorer's for 6 months. She is 13 months. She loves going to daycare, and every morning is so excited when I take her out of the car. Sofia always gives me a review of how my daughter's day went when I pick her up. I feel very confident that my daughter is in a safe, loving environment where she can learn and grow.
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