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Creative Explorers Care

Hi, my name is Mary Franklin, I am the creative mind behind Bay I also run a homeschool in San Leandro called Creative Explorers Care. We have a large open air facility that includes a playroom, back yard with play structure, giant trampoline, chickens, garden, playhouse, & guniea pigs. We are located in San Leandro right off the 150th exit of 580, so easy freeway access.






I have been working with children for 20 years. I worked for 13 years as a preschool teacher, 5 years as a nanny, and have had my in-home daycare/ homeschool open for 6+ years. I have my B.A. in Early Childhood Education and my M.A. in Educational Leadership. I am CPR/ First Aid certified & I have a state license for a small family daycare.






Creative Explorers Care is now enrolling for part time positions. We are a great supplement to your family's daycare/ homeschool week. This innovative homeschool focuses on nurturing kind, creative, adventurous explorers. We emphasize creating community, protecting Mother Earth, social justice, empathy, healthy habits, and knowledge of self.


When we are at our home base we have a schedule that may include daily circle time with positive affirmations/ deep breathing/ sound bowl, literacy, art projects, science experiments, sensory play, movement activities, gardening, & open play.







Every week we field trip! Every week are new and exciting field trips to parks, beaches, playgrounds, hiking, discovery museums, farms, indoor play gyms, and zoos. I have a 12 seater van that we use for our trips. Field trips are announced at the beginning of the month in the newsletter and happen weekly! Our focus this year is world schooling, locally.








Enrolling children 2-9 years old. Tuition bracket & parent handbook can be sent upon request.


If you are interested in child care services please feel free to reach out with any questions. I am also happy set up a tour if  you are interested in seeing the property.

I can provide excellent references, rates, hours, mission statement, and our parent handbook upon request. For any further questions, requests, or to set up a tour please contact me at

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