Satya Starr

Holistic, Artistic, Vegetarian, Convenient Care in Licensed Home

Sitter in Richmond

A State Licensed (LIC. # 0734-0774...6) Family Child Care Home offering an Artistic Environment full of Bubbles and Laughter that is Nature Oriented, Conscientious, Holistic, Encouraging and Magickal. Our Mission at Daydream is to provide quality and affordable care for the children of families in the Bay Area. We are committed to serving the well being of the whole child. We offer Holistic Child Care meaning that we care for the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of each child. Daydream values children as unique individuals who will inherit the future. We believe that every family deserves the best care for their child and an abundance of support. We offer Full Time, Part Time, Drop In and Half Day Care to children of all ages. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm and on Fridays from 6pm until 11pm. We are located in the East Richmond Heights neighborhood of Richmond, CA directly off of Highway 80. Below is an overview of what is offered to the children in our care and their families: PHILOSOPHY We here at Daydream are dedicated to providing an environment based on respect, cooperation and an overall sense of peace. Our door is always open. Free and conscious communication is very important to us. While children are in our care, we will offer a wide range of activities that will serve every level of their beings such as: Physical Well Being: - Mostly organic, all inclusive and well rounded meals - Clean, filtered water - hydration is key! - Juicing - Dancing - Lots of outside play - rain or shine! - Yoga - Play Mental Well Being: - ART: clay, paint/drawing, collage, poetry/story writing, music (dance, instruments, song), dramatic play/theatre. Weekly Artist visits. - LOTS of reading - Classical Music - Sign Language - Numbers, colors, shapes - ACTIVE use of vocabulary - Conscious stimulation and engagement - Play Emotional Well Being: - Eye to Eye, Joyful and Responsive Communication - LOTS OF LAUGHTER - Bubbles - Safety and Trust - Effective mediation - Consistent validation - Freedom in structure - Play Spiritual Well Being: - NATURE: Encouraged awareness of each Season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) as it pertains to each Element (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) with a "Green" environment - Community Circle: conscious breathing, connection, stillness, chimes, songs, sharing, exploration, healing, listening, affirmations, gratitude, connection and a daily "Laugh In". - Meditation - Play For a comprehensive overview of my philosophies and policies, please email me. Testimonials: "As I sit here in my home office writing this reference, I am listening to my two and a half year old son Knox talk and play with Satya. Knox adores Satya. The conversation between them is filled with joy, inquisition and laughter. Satya has an amazing way with children. She speaks to them with kindness and love. She provides them with knowledge and affirmation by taking every opportunity to teach and explain. Satya is fun! She provides them with a feeling of safety and trust and allows them to embrace being a kid. She also sets boundaries by providing a structure where necessary and guidance on what is right and wrong. Satya focuses on the positive side of life. Knox is always happy when she is here and he asks for her when she is not here. To me, that is priceless. We will certainly miss Satya but we know other families will be lucky to have her in their children's lives. Satya is also wonderful with my 3 month old son Juda. Satya has a way with him; he just lights up when she holds him. Satya understands the importance of interacting with children, from birth, to inspire so many qualities like language, expression and emotional intelligence. Satya is also a great teacher. Satya incorporates learning into everything they do. She not only spends lots of time showing and teaching the children their numbers, letters, colors etc. but she has also taken the time to teach my live in Au Pair. Because Satya has such an incredible amount of experience with children of all ages and early childhood education she is able to articulate how, why and what to teach young children and babies. I would recommend Satya to anyone. She has been a joy to have in my home. - EB "Satya provided Childcare for my two boys, ages 8 and 10. Satya has a warm, welcoming, and relaxed attitude to which kids and adults are responsive. She never uses harsh words and is always positive when interacting with the children. She takes the time to emphasize to the children how wonderful they are and encourages them to use their many talents. I have been a mother for 21 years and have suffered through many Childcare arrangements. Satya is the ideal that I thought didn't exist in Childcare options and I was truly blessed to have her touch my children's lives. - AT "Satya provided licensed, in-home Day Care for my one-year-old daughter. Satya is a very generous and giving person who has a gift for fostering creative growth in the children under her care and guidance. Satya was, also, very communicative with us, as parents. She had developed a daily routine that included opportunities for a variety of learning experiences, and she consistently kept daily notes about our daughter's level of participation and involvement, which really made us feel like we had a sense of what our daughter was experiencing while she was away from us." - VG "Satya cared for my five-year-old daughter in her in-home Day Care. She conveyed stellar qualities associated with the best of child care. She is kind, loving, and responsible." - RG "I became acquainted with Satya through her at home child care where she cared for my three-year-old son. Satya has a great patience and manner that is reassuring to the children in her care and she creates a wonderful, safe, exciting place for the children to express themselves and learn. It is obvious to me that Satya has a strong connection with children." - AM "Satya has been working with my daughter, who is four years old. I have been especially impressed with her skill in teaching the kids positive ways to resolve conflict, including the beautiful loving ways she interacts with children." - JT "I am writing this letter to attest to the high degree of moral character that Satya demonstrated while she watched my five-year-old son in the school that she conducted. Satya has the patience and kind heart required in working with children. She is dedicated to providing not only a safe environment for children, but also nurturing." - JN "I met Satya over four years ago, and since that time, I have had considerable opportunity to gain an understanding of her character, and how it may pertain to her ability to, in my opinion, provide quality child care. Many times, and from the beginning of our association, Satya has spoken with me about her desire, her dream, to start and maintain a child care service. In the course of our conversations, she has thoroughly impressed me with her sincere interest in care for, and welfare of, children. I believe these interests to be close to her heart, to come naturally to her, and to be subjects of ongoing and conscious consideration on her part. Over and above desire and interest, I have been present in situations wherein Satya has had children in her care. In these times, she has demonstrated keen attention to the whereabouts, actions, and behaviors of those children. In her conscientious oversight, she was positively guiding, for the purpose of assuring that they treated her, each other, and others, with respect and kindness. She demonstrated attention to detail, and a high degree of mindfulness, with respect to the cleanliness and safety of the premisis, the activities of each child, and whether the children were properly fed; For those who were hungry, and she had healthy food available. I hope that my recollections, as stated above, appropriately affirm Satya's capacity to assume responsibility for the well-being of children while they are in her care. I firmly believe in her ability to provide outstanding child care service." - GW "To Whom it May Concern, I have known Satya for approximately 5 years. Though my two sons are fully grown (22 and 26), I only wish they'd had the opportunity to come under Satya's care when they were growing up, for they would have been very positively impacted by the safe, caring, empowering, and richly educational environment that Satya has created in her daycare through the years. Satya's dedication to the children, as well as to making all efforts to communicate with and effectively include the parents in many aspects of the care, is second to none. She is totally passionate about her work in daycare, and through myriad creative in-home activities and wonderful field-trip activities she makes it an extraordinary and fully inclusive experience for every child. Satya is amazingly organized with all aspects of her daycare enterprise from supplies, toys, and food, to tracking and communicating each child's day-to-day activities. As an educator (I have a M.S. in Education) I have enjoyed seeing her light up the enthusiasm and involvement of the children around her; and I have also appreciated the times when she showed unwavering dedication to her children (even when outside social events could have tugged at her) no corner-cutting when it comes to the children! The children will be most fortunate to come under the care of Satya!" - JF

Sitter Details

Email Address Confirmed
Phone Number 510-307-... Confirmed
Years of Experience 17
Provider Type Individuals
Age Group Newborn (0-12 months)
Toddler (1-3 years)
Early School Age (4-6 years)
Primary School Age (7-11 years)
Services Daycare
Children's Crafts
Training Cpr
First Aid
Early Childhood Educator
Household Light Meal Preparation
Hourly Rate $5.00
Number Of Children 14


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