In early December, the Little Butterflies licensed daycare and preschool opened at Hacienda. The Little Butterflies offers infant, toddler, and preschool programs in three spacious classrooms. Teachers and staff wear masks at all times, and the separate classrooms allow children to move freely while maintaining social distancing.
“We have a low teacher-child ratio, and we offer a high-quality program,” says Janani Krishna, Owner and Director, who has many years of experience as a childcare professional. “We put parents’ needs first and treat our childcare family as partners in our program. Our priority is to provide a clean, healthy, and high-standard curriculum to our families.”
Fellow Director Neeti Ghosh, who has been in the field of early childhood development for more than 25 years, says many factors make the Little Butterflies a special place for children. “We realize that every child is an individual. We provide nurturing care and engaging learning experiences to promote language, physical, social, and emotional development, as well as activities for cognitive development. We go all the way through prekindergarten, so our ultimate goal is to get these children ready for kindergarten.”
Normally, the Little Butterflies offers care at 5698 Stoneridge Drive from 8 am until 6 pm. Currently it is closing at 5:30 pm during the pandemic to allow for the center’s intensive cleaning routine at the end of each day. The center follows detailed guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Community Care Licensing standards from the California Department of Social Services, the State of California Department of Education, and the Centers for Disease Control.
Due to Covid-19, parents are not allowed inside the facility. Drop off takes place outside but the center stays in touch with parents by sharing information, photos, and videos from the center with a special app. Upcoming activities the children at the Little Butterflies will enjoy include Valentine’s Day and Easter-egg activities in the separate classrooms for different-aged children. Parents considering the Little Butterflies are welcome to tour the facility after-hours, when there are no children present.
“I have always been a huge fan of Pleasanton,” notes Krishna. “Our enrollments are rising everyday, and we are thankful to be a part of this community. The Little Butterflies is not just a business for me. We love to get the children in our care ready for real life and give them tools that will help them grow into excellent human beings even after they graduate from our center.”