Health and Safety Policy
See our new Pillar Kids health and safety guidelines here.
Pillar Childcare in Lafayette
Pillar Kids Childcare is now licensed!
At Pillar, we know supporting your work means supporting your family. That’s why we provide onsite childcare at our Lafayette office that gives you space and time to get things done.
Pillar Kids is a safe, clean, fun environment for children to create, investigate, and build relationships. Pillar Kids caters to the unique needs of your child, with low educator-to-child ratios that allow for intentional, individualized learning.
We support children’s learning through our environment and experiences that are:
- Developmentally appropriate
- Reflective of thoughtful observation and intentional planning
- Individually and culturally meaningful
- Inclusive of children with disabilities or other special needs
Like everything at Pillar, our childcare offerings were thoughtfully designed to bring out the best in our community. We can’t wait to meet your little ones.
Childcare Amenities for Children & Parents
- Premium childcare experience for children ages 18mo-6 years Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
- Safe and clean environment
- Teachers are TrustLine certified, i.e. cleared through fingerprint check at the California Department of Justice
- Teachers are equipped with a minimum of 12 units in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Nursing pod + milk storage for moms
- Nap space for children
- Child-centered events + performers
- Cubbies and hooks for personal items (lunchbox, outerwear)
Childcare Curriculum & Environment
We follow a play-based, emergent curriculum that allows children to explore and discover areas of interest. To inform the individualized curriculum, teachers observe student play and encourage natural curiosity and skill development by areas of interest. Our teachers guide learning by asking questions and exploring concepts that build on prior knowledge. With areas including art, dramatic play, blocks, music and movement, literacy, math, and science, every child will find something engaging and exciting at Pillar Kids.
Pillar Kids Team
Amirh Davis, Childcare Director
Amirh is one of the co-founders of Pillar Cowork. She leads the Pillar Kids learning space along with the support of an experienced teaching staff and group of advisors.
Amirh is the mother of three young children and remains passionate about working with children in her personal and professional life. This has demonstrated by her volunteer work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in Contra Costa County.
Amirh has a B.S. in Management Science from UC San Diego and is currently a student of Diablo Valley College’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program, where she studies philosophies and best practices related to early childhood development for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Ashley Parks, M.A., Consultant/Subject Matter Expert
Ashley is a Professor at Diablo Valley College, Presenter, and Education Consultant specializing in Curriculum. Ashley has acted as a consultant for Pillar since its planning and inception phases. She believes that children deserve to be loved, respected, and given the freedom to explore. Her background focuses on Emergent Curriculum, Project Work, and the Reggio Emilia Approach. It is her belief that children learn best through hands-on, collaborative, open-ended experiences that reflect their interests. These experiences teach children to work together, problem solve, and lead to a love of learning. Research has shown that children thrive in an environment that encourages curiosity and puts an emphasis on play. Ashley hopes that one day, all children (and adults!), will be given back their right to play!
Ashley received both her BA and MA in Child Development from CSUS. She currently resides in Brentwood, CA with her husband, highly energetic son, and several dogs.
We know that no two children are the same. We provide tiered childcare options to let you pick the membership option that’s right for your family. NOTE: ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE CHILDCARE HOURS PLUS ACCESS TO THE COWORKING SPACE FOR PARENTS WHILE CHILDREN ARE IN CARE.
See our new Pillar Family Handbook here.
Our Childcare Packages
This package includes full-time childcare and a guaranteed spot Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30pm.
$1800 for Preschool Group (3-5yr)
$2200 for Toddler group (18mo-2yr)
This package includes care Monday-Friday 8:30-12pm.
$1050 for Preschool Group (3-5yr)
$1300 for Toddler group (18mo-2yr)
Other Childcare Options
Includes private access to Pillar Childcare space, Saturday or Sunday. Perfect for your child’s next birthday!