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Tecla's Daycare

Where your child feels at home

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About Tecla's Daycare

Founded on the hope for a single mother to be able raise her child while also pursuing her dream of working with kids, Tecla's Daycare is family business that is 25 years strong, that keeps family at the heart of all we do. Young children who go to Tecla's Daycare are not just a number, they are part of the Daycare Family. They get the education and support they need as growing kids. From dance time, to "homework" time, children who come to Tecla's Daycare thrive, and have fun while doing it. We encourage our children to explore their imaginations, that learning is SO much fun, and we teach that treating others with kindness and respect is the most important part of life.

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Read what parents of past and present have to say!

"We're a Filipino couple with a 4 year old daughter and a year old son...Our daughter was 3 and our son was 8 months when we didn't have a choice but to find a safe and secure and trusted place to take care of them while we both work full time during the day. It was very hard especially this is not a common gesture in our culture as Filipinos. We cannot trust no one but family or a family friend at least. Then we found Tecla's 24 hour Day Care after a long search. Tecla and her daughter took away our fear towards strangers. Our daughter especially was always looking forward to go to day care not just to play with friends but to learns her abc's and 123's as well. To Tecla and Annelies thank you so much for taking such good care of Ej and Gian...we miss u guys a lot. Take care and Godbless you always."

With our love and prayers, Greg, Ella, Ej, and Gian

"Take watched our twin boys from age 8 weeks to 9 months. If it weren't for a job loss we would have loved to have kept the kids there. She was great with them. Take handled twin infants along with the older kids with ease. She was excited to see them every day and I know they were well taken care of. Her daughter is absolutely a delight and loves the kids as well. They have a happy home and that passes along to the kids. We still keep in contact with Take and consider her a part of the family. "

Sandra and Chris Smith

"Tecla provided daycare for 2 of my grandchildren when they were pre-school age. I cannot recommend her more highly than to say the newest grandchild will be entrusted to Tecla's care when her Mom returns to work - and no one else! We are assured of excellent care, a fun learning environment and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an experienced, loving person watching your children. And, they learned so much from her. It was amazing! Since I worked close to the daycare, I had the opportunity to "drop by" from time to time. It was always clean, well organized and the children were happy. To this day, my grandchildren love Tecla and so do we."

Jeanne Griffin Smith

"Tecla has been providing childcare services to our family for 7 years and we couldn't be happier with the quality of care! She spends the time to get to know each child and gives them the individual attention they need physically, educationally, and socially. Our daughter has always looked forward to spending a day at Tecla's."

Andrea Searcy

"My Daughter started going to Tecla's Daycare when she was 6 months old. Tecla was instrumental in teaching my Daughter Colors, Shapes, Numbers and the Alphabet. Nutritious meals are provided and a routine of naptime and playtime are implemented. Tecla encourages the children in every way and helped Potty train my Daughter. The Daycare was always clean, organized and very safe. I highly recommend Tecla to my friends and family. "

Erin Lynch

"My children , ages 8 and 13 months, have been attending Tecla's 24 hour daycare since the baby was 3 months old. I am so grateful to have found a daycare where my children are cared for as well as if they were home with me. I do not worry during the day. Tecla is caring, consistent, and willing to go above and beyond for the children in her care, and their families. The kids are greeted warmly every day with hugs, their environment is so inviting I want to stay and play! Tecla molds her day around the kids' routines, is flexible when need be, helps with homework, and basically makes daycare an extension of their home. I definitely give Tecla's daycare two thumbs up, and would encourage any parent to enroll their child in her daycare."

Stacey Cameron

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Our Family



Primary Daycare Provider and Founder

A single mother hoping to watch her child grow, who has always had a passion for teaching and caring for children, Tecla, who you can also call just "Take", decided to take on the venture of starting her home daycare. 25 years later, and Tecla has educated and raised over 180 children in the greater Sacramento area. Preparing them for advanced placement in kindergarten by teaching young children how to write, read, and even the beginnings of math are the things that bring Tecla joy. Dancing with the kids, hearing their laughter, and playing games throughout the day, helping these little love bugs brow into beautiful people is what Take was put on this planet to do.



Secondary Provider and Educator

Growing up living in a home daycare, Annelies has had probably the most experience with children that any 25 year old could possibly have. Being raised in this environment truly fostered her love for children, and as she became of age, she officially became the second in command. Just as they always have, Tecla and Annelies continue to work as a team, including at the daycare. Through Annelies' experience as a gymnastics coach for kids aged 2 to 12, working in the Disney Parks on both coasts, and her college education (B.A from UC Irvine and 4 A.A's from American River College), Annelies has used her home experience with children to excel in these roles, while also bringing back what she learned to further teach and care for the children of Tecla's Daycare.

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Monday - Friday

6am to 6pm

Our yearly vacations calendar is provided upon sign up.


We welcome children of all ages. We are not able to provide any sort of transportation for any child. All transportation must be provided or organized by the family.


Coloring, dance time, and preparation for kindergarten are just a few of the activities your child will enjoy at our daycare. Most children who transition from our daycare to kindergarten enter at above their class with reading, writing, and math skills.


No need to pack a lunch! We've got you covered. All meals and snacks are provided at Tecla's Daycare. 

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