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Health and Safety Policy

See our new Pillar Kids health and safety guidelines here.

Pillar Childcare in Lafayette

PLEASE NOTE: While our program is guided by California Community Care Licensing guidelines and standards, we are not a licensed facility and therefore require parents to remain onsite in the Coworking space while children are in our care.

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 (you’re welcome).

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 caretaker-to-child ratios that allow for intentional, individualized learning.

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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.

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Childcare Amenities for Children & Parents

  • Premium childcare experience  for children ages 2-6 years Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
  • 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 DavisAmirh 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.

Vanessa Kualapai, B.A., Childcare Lead

Vanessa KualapaiVanessa has worked as a preschool teacher for the past two and a half years in Brentwood, California. As a childcare educator, Vanessa believes that children strive off their natural curiosity and developing interests. Vanessa’s background in implementing an emergent curriculum in the classroom has given her the opportunity to create meaningful connections with young children. Her experience in establishing intentional activities and lesson plans have helped her support the individual and social needs of young children. Her favorite part about being a childcare educator is supporting the overall physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth of children.

Vanessa received her AA in Liberal Arts from Los Medanos College and her BA in Liberal Studies: Early Childhood Development from California State University East Bay. Ashley Parks, M.A., Consultant/Subject Matter Expert

Ashley Parks

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.

Childcare Packages

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. 

Family Handbook

See our new Pillar Family Handbook here.

Our Childcare Packages

  • Platinum

    This package includes 140 hrs/mo. of childcare and a guaranteed spot Mon.-Fri. 9-4pm.

    Starting at
    $1700 toddler/preschooler ($12/hr)

  • Gold

    This package includes 60 hrs/mo used in the morning or afternoon. Parents reserve in advance to secure a space.

    Starting at
    $900 toddler/preschooler ($15/hr)

  • Silver

    This package includes 28 hrs/mo used in the morning or afternoon. Parents reserve in advance to secure a space.

    Starting at
    $640 toddler/preschooler ($22/hr)

     

Other Childcare Options

  • Event Space

    Includes private access to Pillar Childcare space, Saturday or Sunday. Perfect for your child’s next birthday!

    Starting at
    $175/hr, 2 hr minimum

  • Hourly Drop-in

    depending on availability. Parents reserve online in advance to secure a space.

    In the fight against COVID we are not currently accepting drop-ins to help keep stable cohorts of children. 

    RATE:
    Toddler/Preschooler $25/hr

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