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Daycare Center

Next Step Ahead Daycare

Merrydale Road, San Rafael, CA 94903


To provide childcare in a family-like setting which will foster the independence and the growth of your child. As your child is loved and nurtured, they will engage in age appropriate activities and play. At this developmental level, I hope to instill that process is more important than product. I will practice small motor development through hands-on projects and manipulatives. I will work on large motor skills through regular outdoor play, games, and enrichment classes such as dance, music and yoga. More importantly I will provide an atmosphere in which your child will feel safe, secure, and excited about trying new things.

For kids 1 year of age and up I offer lunch and 2 healthy snacks (Organic food only).

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Merrydale Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

Center Highlights


In-home/family day care




7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM






Age Range
Monthly Rate

1 - 11 months

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1 - 3 years

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4 - 5 years

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State license status: verified on 11/05/2023

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  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
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