Welcome to Shell's Lil' Angels Family Preschool & DayCare where your little one will find quality care, comfort, personal attention, and understanding in our safe and cheerful environment as a family day care in Clayton. We love to play, laugh, learn and have lots of fun. As a mother, I know how difficult it can be to leave your child in someone's care and trust that they will receive the attention and the love that your child needs. I provide an open home to all my clients.
We provide care for children ages 0 months through 6 years of age. I operate my state-licensed family preschool & child care facility in the Clayton/Concord area. I am a mother and a grandmother and have been in the childcare/preschool/kindergarten readiness profession for over 35 years. I have had many successful graduates of my program go on to attend both public and private schools and blossom into great achieving kindergartners. Young children thrive when they receive warm, responsive care from the same caregiver in a small group. My goal is to provide service to families who have this same philosophy.
As your Child Care Provider, I expect to be a partner in the education/care of your child. Therefore, equally as important as quality and loving family care, I also offer an in home preschool and kindergarten readiness program; preparing your child for the elementary school years ahead. The program that I have found to be most successful is prepared and generated by an individual with her PHD in Early Childhood Development. I have used this program for a number of years and found it to be the most successful. This program is used nation-wide by both public and private child care facilities.
As a member of the USDA Food Program through Contra Costa Child Care Council, we offer balanced and nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. This also includes formulas and pureed infant food as needed. Safe, clean equipment is provided for all ages of children such as: porter-cribs, infant equipment, outdoor play equipment, and lots more. We supply baby wipes, blankets, bibs, wash cloths, towels, bottles, cups, dishes, utensils, and any additional equipment that is needed. Bedding is laundered weekly.
We provide a stimulating atmosphere for your child to play and explore with many different toys and equipment that enable children to use their imaginations, learn motor skills and develop muscular control using materials and equipment such as blocks (various types), toys (all age levels), music, books, puzzles, stacking toys, easels & art.
We encourage physical skills in a large completely fenced in yard with swings, many toddler size slides, climbing equipment, toddler size tree house with a castle, and riding toys.
We help to develop children's self-esteem by learning to get along, to share, and to respect themselves and others.
There will always be supervision, security and independence while insuring reasonable and consistent limits. Children will learn responsibilities such as putting toys away, washing their own hands, clearing table of utensils and cups, and putting away bedding after nap time.
We guide and encourage the older children to help younger children with responsibilities which promote kindness toward others. We provide potty training assistance for children who are ready for this big step.
If you have any questions about us here at Shell's Lil' Angels Preschool & Family day care in Clayton, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to answer any inquires you may have.
"I have been with Shelly for a little over a year now and cannot express how wonderful the care is here. There is so much love involved in the care and learning. The preschool program is wonderful, the children love the projects and they learn a lot. Each child receives the attention that they deserve. Encouraging kindness and friendship is also a big part of what is taught, and it makes a difference with each of the children. Along with the wonderful care that the children receive, Shelly keeps the facility clean and well organized, which also sets a great example to the kids. I recommend this child care facility to everyone that I know."
Contact Shelly to set up an appointment so we can meet you and your precious Lil' Angel.
Monday - Friday: 7am - 5:30pm