“Loving Care with a gentle touch”
Welcome 

Toddlers – Preschool 

TOOT~A~LOU family childcare offers a safe, fun, enriching home environment for children 
20m - 5 years old. Our toddler and preschool program has been serving families since 2004. Experience early learning with the Mother Goose themed based curriculum, inspires endless adventures.


Questions & to schedule a visit

Ph: 510-528-9858

Cell: 510-375-4164




Toot~a~Lou Family Daycare    is a California Certified Green Business and Eco - Healthy Child Care --- we are the only one in Contra Costa County and one of a few in the state.  

Established in 2004, It is our belief that we, our children, and our planet are all part of one system that deserves care.

Being a Green Business means we take step to conserve resources and prevent pollution, and these steps are verified in-person by local agency representatives. 

There are numerous program requirements that we adhere to, and some example of our actions include:

Using non-toxic cleaning products and pest control, Eating healthy foods, Reusing materials for projects, Reducing energy and water use through efficient fixtures.

Among many others! These actions amount to an efficient and healthy setting here at Toot~a~Lou, and they are just a part of the responsible and caring environment we offer your child.


Childcare You Can Trust

Toot~a~Lou provides safe, reliable and professional licensed care to support working families. Our engaging, play-based program includes daily outdoor and indoor playtime, art projects, music and movement activities, lots of children's literature and continuous learning through creative play and social interaction. We offer a full-time program for up to 14 children, ages being 20m-5 years old. We are happy to provide references and recommendations for your review or you can read about us on BerkeleyParentsNetwork.org 



Hours and Fees

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm.... 3 PM Dismissal on Friday
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​$ 1,730.00 per month 5 Day Schedule 

$1,649.00 per month 4 Day Schedule

$1,440.00 per month 3 Day Schedule

$1,099.00 Per Month 2 Day schedule 

We are a full-day, 5 days per week program and do not offer reduced schedules.

​​Arrival windows 8:00-8:45, pick-ups 4:30-5:00.
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Special arrangements may be made for late drop-offs or early pick-ups for infrequent events such as doctor visits.
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Year-round program, continuous enrollment as space permits.

Questions & to schedule a visit: 

Phone: 510-528-9858

Cell: 510-375-4164







Our Commitment During Covid

We are proud to have remained open from the very start of the pandemic, caring for the children of Essential Workers during Shelter-in-Place. As more families return to childcare, we are here and prepared, sharing our experience and ease with the new safety protocol and procedures. Full compliance with CA Dept. of Social Services Community Care Licensing Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocol since March 2020, details available.

Questions & to schedule a visit:

Phone: 510-528-9858

Cell: 510-375-4164



Contact Us

Please call with any further questions, and to schedule an in-person visit as your next step in enrollment. Thank you!
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Lorie Harnden, Director

6110 Fresno Ave Richmond, CA

510-528-9858 or 510-375-4164

Lic # 073405325
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