All below day cares come with recommendations from CB mamas:
Contact: (415) 504-5641
Language at Day Care: Spanish
Starting Age: 2 months-2years
Contact: (415) 362-7963
Starting Age: 2 months – 4 years
Language at Day Care: Chinese
Starting Age: Ask to speak to her son Stanley
Language at Day Care: Spanish or French
Cindy and Frank Walsh
Contact: (415) 981-1261
China and Lace Halton
Contact: (415) 509-0571
Language at Day Care: English
Starting Age: 3 years
Contact: (415) 421-6443
Starting Age: 2 – 2 ½
South of Market Child Care, Inc. is a nonprofit agency with the mission to provide quality early education and family support services in a safe and nurturing environment. We operate two child development centers and a family resource center open to the entire community.
Judith Baker Child Development Center
Ages: 2.9 years through 5 years
Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
3 classrooms with 3 teachers and 16 children in each room
Reggio Emilia philosophy
Multilingual and multicultural teaching staff
Yerba Buena Gardens Child Development Center
Ages: 3 months through 5 years
Hours: M-F 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6 classrooms with 3 teachers and 16 children in each preschool room; 4 teachers and 12 children in the toddler room;
3 teachers and 9 children in the infant room
By: Carmel Blue Infant CPR teacher, Fire Fighter Paramedic teacher Stephen Giacalone
A few days ago there was an emergency situation at Carmel Blue. The emergency was made that much worse because it involved a baby. Seems this baby was fighting a low grade fever and when the fever rose dramatically she had a Febrile Seizure. Due to quick action (and proper preparedness) by those present we are happy to say the baby is fine.
As a result, Sharone asked me to prepare a little something about how to best approach or handle an emergency when that emergency involves a child or your child.
First of all – prepare yourself. Take an Infant CPR and Emergency response class regularly. Have a plan of action what you would do in case of an emergency.
In my experience as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), as a Paramedic, and as a Firefighter, I have seen many many things. Some good and some not so much. The five most common emergencies I have seen involving children have been:
3. Respiratory emergencies
4. Allergic reactions
5. SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
This list is by no means a statistical list! It is merely what I have encountered most frequently. I do not want to get into the specifics of each of those items on the list. That is a class in itself.
The message I would like to convey is this; as soon as you recognize that there is a problem, act on it!
The biggest issue that contributes to poor outcomes in children is a delay in recognizing that there is a problem and then getting help. That help can be in the form of a family member, friend, bystander, and just as important, contacting 911.
I completely understand that when it is your child it is nerve-wracking and scary. Honestly, even I get extra wound-up when a call comes in for a sick or injured child, and I have been doing this job for almost 24 years! The important thing to remember is try to stay calm and focus on the task at hand, and that task is helping your child. As parents, you are in-tune with your child or children more so and better than anyone! Trust your parent intuition. Recognizing that there may be or that there is a problem is crucial. Reach out for help immediatley and contact 911. If it turns out to be nothing, then great! But, if not, then you will have done the best thing possible for your child.
I hope this little article helps. I am also pretty sure that this little article will elicit some questions.
That’s perfectly fine. I am more than happy to try to answer them in the future.
A NEW PRENATAL program: Yoga and Aqua sport at the Bay Club SF
SF Bay Club and Carmel Blue Pregnancy and Parenting Center created this special PRENATAL program that combines the benefits of Aqua fitness and Yoga in two separate sessions a week. It’s the perfect exercise regimen during your pregnancy. Meet other expectant moms and enjoy low impact physical activity while preparing your body, heart and mind for pregnancy, labor and for parenting.
Not a member? No problem. You can join the program and enjoy The SF Bay Club’s low chlorine, heated pool, fully equipped yoga studio and spacious locker rooms. Located near Downtown they provide shuttle services and parking.
Aqua Fitness: The moment you enter the water your body says “ahh” and your playful energy kicks in gear. Let the water’s buoyancy ease your prenatal discomforts while the power of the water’s resistance helps promote cardio, strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. Also great for circulation, mood, health and wellness.
Prenatal Yoga: Carmel Blue prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to prepare your body, mind and soul for childbearing. We will emphasize working with your changing body and changing needs, promoting awareness, breathing and strength as a path for enjoying your pregnancy and preparing for childbirth.
No Yoga experience necessary. We provide yoga mats and props.
Appropriate from week 6 till birth.
Prenatal Aqua on Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:00 AM
Prenatal Yoga on Fridays 8:15 – 9:30 AM
Sign up for the monthly prenatal series that includes 4 aqua fitness classes and 4 yoga classes.
Members $ 150.00 for 8 classes
Non-members $ 210 for 8 classes
SF Bay Club 150 Greenwich Street (between Sansome and Battery)
Gestation and childbirth are no easy task, even at the cellular level. Your body needs specific foods to replenish nutrient stores, help you feel more energized, and to support the healing process. If you are breastfeeding, eating a nourishing diet not only helps you feel better, it can improve the quality of your breast milk. Besides filling your pantry and fridge with nourishing foods, it’s important to make time to eat. Ask your partner or a friend to take your baby for a walk while you sit down and enjoy a meal for twenty to thirty minutes. That simple act can feed you in many ways; it supports better digestion; the body can absorb nutrients more efficiently in a more relaxed state; mindful eating leads to more satisfaction, so you’re more likely to eat the amount that you need.
Here’s a list of five foods you can buy or easily make, some yummy serving suggestions, and how they benefit you and your baby.