32462 Alvarado Blvd
Union City, CA 94587
Monday – Friday 8am – 6:00pm
32462 Alvarado Blvd
Union City, CA 94587
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Safari Kid of Union City, CA
Welcome to Safari Kid!
At Safari Kid, we believe childhood should be celebrated! Our proprietary preschool curriculum takes inspiration from a mix of both traditional methods (Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf) and reflects current brain research on early childhood development. This has resulted in a focus on the whole child, in which we offer the perfect balance of learning and play. Our daycare and preschool programs are carefully developed to ignite curiosity and encourage lifelong learning, but it doesn’t end there! We also offer a well-rounded after-school program for children in kindergarten through 8th grade, which provides a combination of valuable academic support and engaging extra-curricular enrichment.
Allow us to help turn your child’s Potential into Possibilities at Safari Kid Union City.
At Safari Kid, we focus on whole-child development through a combination of programs that develop and enhance social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. We welcome our toddlers, our “Safari Cubs,” with a range of engaging activities, developmentally appropriate educational materials and books, and toddler-sized furniture and toys made of natural materials. Research shows toddlers need to feel safe and comfortable but also engaged and challenged. Our Cubs enjoy activities such as yoga and mindfulness, parachute story time, STREAM mini-exploration projects, art lab, music & movement, and so much more. Our modern and safe environment will feel as welcoming as our warm, nurturing staff. Your toddler will receive encouragement and positive reinforcement every step of the way.
Get a glimpse of the activities covered in our toddler program!
At Safari Kid, our proprietorial preschool curriculum and research-based teaching methods will help your child meet developmental milestones, prepare for kindergarten, and, most importantly, foster a love of learning. By harnessing the benefits of both play and hands-on learning, our preschool programs represent a balance of learning domains—including investigative STREAM explorations, yoga and mindfulness, music and movement, conversational foreign language acquisition, art, story explorations, and so much more. Our enriching and engaging curriculum allows children to learn through purposeful, planned learning, which feels like play and encourages healthy interaction with other children.
After a tough day at work, Safari Kid parents feel comforted knowing their child has not only successfully completed their homework but also enjoyed learning something new! Safari Kid offers a comprehensive After School Program. We offer structured learning and tutoring coupled with a diverse choice of extracurricular activities. Our Safari Kid After School Program offers daily help with schoolwork but also provides supplemental mathematics and English Language Arts lessons that align directly with Common Core Standards. While academic learning is our primary goal, we also ignite interest beyond the core subjects through exciting enrichment activities that promote a love for new learning. Depending on demand, centers offer such enrichment classes as creative writing, public speaking, chess, robotics, visual arts, and performing arts. Students participating in Safari Kid’s After School Program consistently test above grade level, and many earn awards for academic achievement. We’re so proud of our Safari Kids and excited to be a part of their amazing growth!
Safari Kid Summer Camp offers the perfect blend of fun and learning. Whether through group collaboration projects, challenging games and activities, sports, dance, drama, or technology, our campers will surely enjoy this exciting time making new memories! Our research team works with teachers and curriculum developers to design engaging themes and activities! Your child will love playing with friends during summer, and you will love they are spending quality time learning!
Meet Our Staff
I come with several years of experience in early education. My role at Safari Kid started out as a Tembo Tots teacher. My knowledge, dedication, and diligent work ethics earned me the promotion of Program Director. My role is to oversee the day-to-day operations for all program offerings. The ability to work with children offers me an enormous sense of fulfillment. As a parent of children with special needs, I consider myself to be a huge advocate when it comes to inclusiveness. I truly believe that my purpose as a professional in this industry is to serve families, raise awareness, and ensure we are fostering every child’s curiosity and exploration to help them learn and grow.
I am very passionate about working with children and helping them
grow and develop into well educated individuals so they can shape our world to be better place.
I strongly believe that every child who comes to school is special and unique. My goal is to help improve our future by providing them with the tools they need to be more than prepared for kindergarten and beyond.
Watching children learn, grow, and succeed is my passion.
I love working with kids. I’m originally from Nicaragua, Central
America, and was faced with may challenges growing up . As a
result, I decided I wanted to be a teacher and protect children.
Teaching is now in every fiber of my body as I have worked with
children for over 22 years.
I enjoy working with children creating different activities with them. Their diverse and unique answers for questions gives me joy. Working with children provides me with the opportunity to develop a new purpose each day.
Working with young children reminds me of how amazing and exciting the world can be. It makes me happy and positive, also children encourage me to use my imagination in unique creative ways
Children remind me of how amazing & exciting the world can be!
The ability to watch them grow and develop into confident, self-sufficient learners is the reason I am so passionate about my role as
an early educator. In my spare-time, I continue working towards accomplishing goals related to professional growth. I also enjoy dancing, painting, and cooking.
Head Preschool Teacher
I am happily married, and mother of two beautiful children. I have been employed with Safari Kid for 9+ years. My main responsibility
is to lead the preschool program, but I also serve as a back up Director in the absence Mrs. Deepa. Teaching children brings me the most joy! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling, gardening, and watching movies.
I’ve been working as a preschool teacher for 18+ years. I really enjoy being an early childhood educator. I teach the preschool program for ages 4-5. This involves listening to children’s needs providing them care, teaching them language, math, sciences, safety rules, and creative arts. I also assist them in their social, emotional, and cognitive development. Every child is unique. This encourages me to identify creative ways to meet their needs. Watching children thrive is what influences me to continue educating.
I love working with kids. I’m very passionate in finding new ways to reach & teach children as I want to help shape their minds & build a strong all-round foundation.
- 1 plus years experience working in a family day care
- Several years of experience working as a custodian
- High School Diploma
- 3 ECE units and enrolled in college
- 1 year experience working in a child care facility
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Safari Kid is a Global Chain of Preschools and After School Programs, founded by Ms. Shy Mudakavi in the heart of Silicon Valley in Newark, California. Over fifteen years, 35,000 children going through the program have shown consistent excellence in elementary and middle schools.