Business of the Year

The Child Day Schools-Moraga

The Child Day Schools-Moraga is deeply involved in not only nurturing our community’s toddlers, imparting a message of inclusiveness, they also give back in many ways through food and toy drives, singing to patients at Post Acute Care several times a year, helping a family from the Ukraine and generally being a good neighbor to nearby businesses through fellowship and patronage.

“About forty years ago, as an elementary school teacher with two small sons, I found very few choices for quality child care. This convinced me to make a career change, and accept a new challenge: to create an affordable child care program based on the most current research on how young children learn. In 1976, I purchased the Lafayette school and in 1981 earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology focusing on early childhood education. My goal has always been to create the best educational programs while providing a nurturing place for children, those same qualities I had wanted for my sons. As we grow, we continue to serve families in communities across the East Bay with the same commitment to children as when I first began over forty years ago.

R. Ann Whitehead

M.S. Educational Psychology, Exec. Director/Founder