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Fran's Day Care

3485 Reynard Way Unit C, San Diego, CA

Starting at $475/wk

Hi Parents, My name is Francesca Sanfilippo (formerly Sciuto) and I have been running a licensed and insured, in-home daycare in my lovely home in the Mission Hills area for over 29 years. I am and remain current with my CPR and First Aid certifications. I consider myself to be a loving, nurturing, energetic, and hands on caregiver who treats my children as I did my own. It is common for me to have parents bring their second and third children to me. I specialize in infant toddler care. I am bilingual in Italian/English. I have been licensed and registered with the State of California Community Care Licensing referral list for 29+ years and I have a perfect record from licensing! My home has easy access for drop-off and pickup. I limit my care to three children to insure that each child receives my personal love, care, and attention.
Reviewed by Paige K 5/5 stars
If I could rate Fran 10 stars, I would do it! As a single mom and someone who had to return to work when my daughter was only 8 weeks old, Fran was the only part of the first year of my child's life that was completely stress-free. I was looking for daycare providers and not coming up with anyone with availability, but I was so fortunate that Fran had a spot pop up right before I called and inquired. She eased my anxiety about leaving my daughter to go back to work and everything about her home and her routine was exactly what my daughter needed at that time. We were going to Fran when COVID began and the other babies at daycare were pulled out due to the pandemic, but my daughter was fortunate enough to have Fran all to herself for months. Both my daughter and I came to love Fran dearly as a member of our family. It was devastating when it was time to move on to preschool. We honestly still haven't fully recovered, but we are so grateful and feel so fortunate to have had such an amazing lady in our lives. We love you, Fran!!

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Tender Care Preschool & Child Care

2135 Ridge View Dr., San Diego, CA

Starting at $180/wk

Our program is Eco-Friendly, so we want to emphasize the importance of children being outdoors so they may learn natural processes and become knowledgeable and appreciative of nature.
We do organic gardening. We compost our food scraps in compost bins and through vermi-composting. We do rainwater harvesting, and use grey-water to water the fruit trees. We have even gone solar!
We offer healthy meals and snacks. We provide foods that are minimally processed and mostly organic. We strive to follow The Environmental Working Group's, "Shoppers Guide To Pesticides in Produce". We serve "family" style.
It is great when we are able to eat what we have harvested from our trees and gardens!
We recognize each child as an unique individual. We seek to provide the most appropriate learning experience for your child by creating an environment that is child-guided and developmentally based. Our program provides children with the freedom of choice within structure, which encourages the development of problem-solving skills, self-reliance, and socialization. We believe that play is an important part of a child's day. When children play, they construct their own knowledge of the world, physically, cognitively, socially, and this is the most meaningful type of knowledge. By observing how and what type of play the children are engaged in, this helps us determine the activities and experiences to offer the children.
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FAQs for finding day cares in San Diego

In 2021 what type of day care can I find near me in San Diego, CA?
There are a variety of daycares in San Diego, CA providing full time and part-time care. Some daycares are facility-based and some are in-home daycares operated out of a person's home. They can also vary in the degree of education and curriculum they offer. Additionally, some daycares offer bilingual programs for parents that want to immerse their children in multiple languages.
How can I find a day care near in San Diego, CA?
If you are looking for day care options near you, start several months in advance of when you need care for your child. has 93 in San Diego, CA as of September 2021 and you can filter daycares by distance from San Diego or your zip code. From there, you can then compare day care rates, parent reviews, view their specific services, see their hours of operation and contact them through the website for further information or to request an appointment.
What questions should I ask a day care provider before signing up?
As you visit day care facilities in San Diego, CA, you should ask the providers what their hours are so you can be prepared to adjust your schedule for drop-off and pick-up. Ask what items you are responsible for bringing for your child and what items you may be required to provide that will be shared among other children or the day care staff. Also, make sure to check directly with the business for information about their local licensing and credentials in San Diego, CA.