St. John's Childcare Center

Family focused, play based, individualized preschool & childcare
for children from 3 mths to 5 yrs,  at St. John's Presbyterian Church
in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley

Updated November 10, 2015

Currently we have availability as listed below, changes occur often.

  Please call (510-549-9342)  or email ( ) for updates.

Please send an email with your child's age, preferred start date & best contact information,  to be added to our interest list. Unlike a traditional wait list, there is no fee for the interest list, you will be contacted & offered a tour if a space opens that matches your request.

Infant Room    (3 months  to 18-24 months) 8-10 babies with 3.5 teachers

     Full - at least through Summer 2016

Wobbly Walkers (Toddler Room) 
                               (18 - 30/36 months) 14-16 toddlers with 4 teachers                  
Full - at least through Summer 2016

Busy Bee's (Preschool room) (30 mths to 5 years) 18-20 children & 3 teachers
                          Classroom is full until summer 2016.
   Tours available for full time or par-time spaces for Summer or Fall 2016
Please send us an email with your best contact information and name/age of your child, if you would like to be contacted for a tour .

We only have full day spaces (core day is 8:30-4, you may add am or pm extensions) - we do not offer a morning only or afternoon only program  although you do have the option of picking up your child at any time. 
                        Tues/Wed/Thurs is  not a schedule that we offer .

oddlers & preschoolers must be
dropped off by 11 am (exceptions for medical/dental/family appointments)

Please call (510-549-9342) or email  to arrange a tour
check our Tuition, Scholarships & Enrollment  page for more details.

                                  Unfortunately we are only able to offer tours for available spaces.

Play based, Developmentally focused
St. John's Childcare strives to provide the highest quality childcare in a unique setting where parents and teachers are partners together.    We specialize in the care of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from the age of three months to five years.  Our educated, caring teachers provide individualized care within a group setting.

We believe in providing a variety of experiences that encourage the young learner to explore and develop skills at their own pace, in a nurturing environment.  Our daily activities are developmentally appropriate and play-based, and includes fostering knowledge and high self-esteem, independence, and respect for others.

We are an inclusive center & work with parents to ensure that all children are meeting their developmental milestones.  Twice a year we have parent-teacher conferences where we use the Ages & Stages Developmental Questionnaire to take a closer look at each child's strengths & needs in each developmental domain. When additional supports are needed we use consultative support from a team of developmental specialists, which may include an early interventionist, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist and/or a physical therapist - and when appropriate refer families on to their Regional Center or School District for more formal assessment & support.