OUR UNIQUE CHILDCARE OPTION
While Mandala does not offer onsite childcare for children before or after school, we do have a network of licensed family child care providers closely affiliated with Mandala who can help you. Since 1976, we have operated this connected program which allows children to be cared for in a nurturing home environment and also have a preschool experience at Mandala.
FAMILY CHILD CARE HOMES
Mandala contracts with a network of 10-12 family child care providers who care for children in their homes. They each set up their own preschool environments in a way that follows early childhood best practices. The child care providers are licensed by Community Care Licensing and monitored by the State of California. Our Childcare Program Manager also rates the homes annually using the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS-R).
One advantage of our program is that the children are cared for in a small home environment rather than a large child care center. Parents pay for home child care and the provider agrees to drop the child at school and/or pick him up on school days.
Mandala childcare providers are independent contractors who set their own fees. They enjoy affiliating with Mandala because of the extra support and training they receive. Parents contract with the Provider independently. Preschool tuition is paid separately to Mandala.
All parents are welcome to our Childcare Referral List. Parents may visit our available homes and choose a home that best suits their child’s needs.
A Mandala referral does not imply a recommendation. We urge parents to carefully interview and check references before leaving a child in care.
CALL FOR INFORMATION
Interested parents may call and speak to our Family Childcare Program Manager. She will give you information our child care providers and guide you.
TO CONTACT OUR CHILDCARE PROGRAM MANAGER
MARY MACDONALD is in the Mandala office Tuesday-Friday from 8:30–4:00. You may reach her at (408) 251-8633 x 11 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.