Play-based child care uses your child’s natural desire to play and learn by exploring the world around them to stimulate growth and development.

“Play…serves many valuable purposes. It is a means by which children develop their physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral capacities. It is a means of creating and preserving friendships. It also provides a state of mind that, in adults as well as children, is uniquely suited for high-level reasoning, insightful problem solving, and all sorts of creative endeavors.” – Peter Gray, Psychology Today

Examining and interacting with their environment freely helps children become familiar and comfortable with it. It enhances their curiosity and natural desire to learn and experience new things.

Childcare facilities that support learning through free play are a great way for kids to experience new things and get the support and encouragement they need.

It can be hard to find the perfect place for your kid, especially in a mid-sized town like Vallejo, but if you are looking for play-based options, we’ve put together a few you should check out:

Play-based childcare in Vallejo: Little Me Preschool
Playing at Little Me Preschool in Vallejo, CA

Little Me Preschool

1900 Ascot Parkway, Apt 124, Vallejo, CA 94591

This Montessori inspired preschool helps children learn through interacting with their environment using a holistic approach.

Little Imaginarium

428 Georgia St, Vallejo, CA 94590

The Little Imaginarium is all about encouraging learning through creative play and exploration. It provides drop-in care and has a preschool program.

Mee Mee’s Lil’ Grasshoppers

16 Bergwall Way, Vallejo, CA 94591

In this indoor/outdoor environment, children learn through play and exploration based around their own unique interests.

Village Childcare and Learning Place

116 Hyde Ct Vallejo, CA 94591

The Village Childcare provide a lot of different services. Their childcare focuses on helping children learn through play by providing a variety of activities throughout the day.

Vallejo Parent Nursery School

500 Amador Street, Vallejo, CA 94590

Kids develop all the skills they’ll need as adults through play. Run by a parent co-operative, the VPNS firmly believes in the importance of providing quality, play-based education.

Send us an email at if you’ve got any questions about finding the best preschool for your child.

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