Prospective Parents: Names and phone numbers of past and/or present families will be provided upon request, so that you may contact them for references
Amrutha (Aug 2022)
If you are fortunate enough to find availability for your child, go ahead and enroll without worries. Here's why:
* Ms Usha takes the time to get to know you and your family. She discusses your baby's needs and wants and formulates a plan for onboarding and settling in. You can see her years experience reflected right here.
* After having spoken to and/or toured most of the daycares in San Ramon, I can confirm Beyond Childcare is one of the best, if not the best - has indoor & outdoor space, sensory play, plenty of toys and furniture, books AND is extremely clean. The processes and standards are the same as any big brand daycare. Very thorough with paperwork and compliance policies
* Our daughter has food allergies. Ms Usha has been extremely mindful of including food choices that caters to the food allergies. She makes food from scratch, so that's a bonus.
* Our daughter also physical restrictions as to what kind of furniture/chairs she can use. Usha ji has been extremely accommodating of the medical needs and is working with us to be more inclusive
* Usha ji has a solid plan of settling in our daughter at a slower pace and learning about her likes/dislikes, treating her with love and kindness. The plan was never let her cry it out but slowly increasing the time spent at the daycare, helping with mealtime and nap fussiness. Need proof? Our daughter barely acknowledged us and continued to play (and ignore us) when we went to pick her up on day 3. It shows that she is loved & well cared for. She feels a sense of security.
When you drop and pick up your child, you get a detailed report of how they did and how the parents and caregivers can work together to address the child's needs. This is on top of the photos and journal updates we receive through out the day.
As a first time and pandemic parent, it's very hard to trust someone to take care of your child. Ushaji put our minds at ease and we see proof of it everyday. We are very happy and grateful to have found the daycare.
Lakshmi S (July 2022)
I cannot say enough good things about Usha. It’s been only 3 days of my child going to her day care and when I dropped her off, I could see that my daughter is very comfortable with her, hugging her and pulling the skin on her neck.😀 She speaks to her as she speaks with me, her mother. This is only possible if the caregiver is loving and attentive. My 2.5 year old is a covid baby and has never been around other people. She would get anxious but with Usha, she is just fine. I have been very nervous about sending her out, both for her and for myself. I am glad I found Usha who provided a home away from home. She is warm, friendly and genuine. Thankyou Usha!
Sandeep S (July 2022)
My 2 year old son has been going to this Day care for more than a year now .He loves Usha and her family and all other kids around. It’s like a 2nd home for him. Usha is loving and caring and it all shows in her kids' faces. My son is happy to leave home every morning. She also does a great job in balancing learning and fun activities.The place is clean and organized and they have a nice side yard for kids to play. Overall I would rate this place a 5 star and would highly recommend to someone who is looking for a loving , caring , clean and fun filled day care for their kids
Nisha B (June 2022)
Mrs Usha has been our daughter’s caregiver since our daughter was 7 months old. She provides a safe, nurturing environment for kids and we couldn’t be more happier. Our daughter adores Mrs. Usha and can’t wait to go to her daycare everyday. She provides fresh homecooked food that our daughter loves. Her focus on well rounded social, emotional and cognitive development, for the kids, is evident in her well structured, age-appropriate programs. She keeps the parents updated regarding their child’s development, shares tons of pictures daily. As first time parents, we value her suggestions on how to contribute to child’s development at home. We could not be more grateful for Mrs. Usha!
Amy Carpenter (May 2022)
Mrs. Usha provides such a wonderful environment for children. My daughter started going to her around 15 months. Each day Usha engages the children in great sensory activities, and they get to play outside so much, which was our favorite. Our daughter also loved the painting, playdoh, sand, bubbles, the list goes on. The space is perfect for kids to explore, play, and learn. As a parent, I was not very familiar with home daycare facilities but after meeting Usha, it felt like it was a home away from home for my daughter. After only a few days of going she was closing the door and saying “bye bye” to mom and dad, ready to go to daycare. Usha always provided detailed updates and photos which were so wonderful to see what a great time our daughter was having at daycare. We are truly grateful to have found Usha’s home daycare facility for our little girl.
Sam Williams (Apr2022)
We highly recommend Beyond Childcare. As a child born during the pandemic, our son had very little interaction with anyone other than ourselves and our nanny and had never been away from us. We were thus very worried about how well he would adapt to a preschool environment when that day came. As such, we were incentivized to find a small family day care that would allow him to grow. We found Usha's Beyond Childcare to be a small, well-structured, caring environment that was well-suited for our 1 year old. Initially, dropoffs were rough, but Usha was always compassionate and our son would calm down and start playing almost immediately after we left. After a month, our son was ready and happy to go each morning and would even grab his daycare backpack on weekends expecting to go. Each day we would get journal updates and a set of photos (essential to putting a new parent's mind at ease). In the three months our son was with Usha, we saw profound development in social interaction, verbal skills, problem solving skills, and coarse/fine motor skills.
Phuong Ho (Sept'2021)
My son started in the infant room when he was 4 months old and Mrs. Usha quickly became one of his favorite teachers. Mrs. Usha was very sweet and nurturing to all the children and she was a very respected educator. She made sure that the parents were updated throughout the day with pictures and mealtime progress which was super helpful and really put us at ease. As my son progressed to the toddler room with new teachers, he would still run to Mrs. Usha when he saw her (I witnessed this every time I picked him up while the kids were playing outside) which shows you how great she was to my son. We miss you, Mrs. Usha
Ashley Campbell (Aug'2021)
Mrs. Usha is wonderful! We were so happy with her care of our newborn daughter during her time in the infant room. I immediately felt at ease when I met her and knew that my baby was with a caring and loving individual. Mrs. Usha took the time to get to know us and our daughter and always followed our care instructions. We received many updates and pictures throughout the day which showed the children involved in learning and sensory activities, even as very young babies.
We are so lucky to have Mrs. Usha in our lives and I know she will care for others with the same compassion in her new home childcare.
Corri - Asst. Director Bright Horizons(Aug 16th 2021)
Usha always brings joy and a huge smile to the classroom. She exudes a love for working with children and it is obvious that she really enjoys being around and supporting families. She is energetic and animated and the children love being with her.
Megha (September 9th 2016)
In the 8 years that I have known Usha, she has always come across as a very friendly, enthusiastic and dependable person. I have known her at personal as well as professional level.
Usha has efficiently helped me manage dance camps during summer. During the process she helped me organize the camp. She handles the children ranging from 8 to 12 years with lot of patience and care. Her positive interaction and affection was a very enriching experience for the children. She used her creativity to incorporate fun, interactive, age appropriate projects.
Usha had also been running home day care where she took care of children. I have heard rave reviews of her unique way of handling children and treating them with utmost care and affection. Their safety has always been her first priority. She is able to work with individuals with different personalities.
Meghana (September 6th 2016)
I know Usha for about 15years,ever since she came to USA and moved to be my neighbor. Usha provided day care for my son and daughter. It is always pleasure working with her. Usha is very friendly, helpful, flexible and extremely organized.
Usha not only provides day care services at her home but also provides early childhood developmental activities such as fine motor skills, early literacy skills, behavioral skills, social and emotional skills, language development etc. She displays immense respect to children, kids love to be under her care. I never had any concerns working with Usha. What I found best about Usha is her ability to be flexible and show positive attitude to interact effectively with children of all ages and parents. Several times I have seen her managing difficult children and honing their behaviors with ease. She manages the situation well with kids without losing her cool. I have heard similar feedback from other parents whom she worked with. I will be glad to provide additional feedback or answer any questions you may have.