Early Bird maintains a maximum ratio of 1 adult to 4 infants. Infants and toddlers will rotate time spent indoors and outdoors to keep group sizes low. Each child is paired with a primary caregiver who the child will look to as "their teacher." The caregiver will be fully knowledgeable of that child's feeding, diapering, napping and emotional needs.
Owner/ Director: Grace Sobieski
I am proud to call Early Bird a place where I would feel comfortable having my own children develop and grow one day. I am passionate about providing high quality care in a homelike environment where parents can feel at ease knowing that their baby is being loved and cared for and provided with highly engaging, developmentally appropriate activities. Before opening Early Bird, I was a director of an after school program in Palo Alto. I also took an early childhood administrative series at Foothill College. Prior to that job, I had moved out to Baltimore, MD where I worked as a third grade teacher with Teach for America. I earned my Master's in Education and Elementary Teaching Credential from Johns Hopkins University. I also earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Human Development from UC Davis. While in college, I worked as a nanny for several families and spent some time as a preschool teacher. I also took a practicum course in an infant center where I learned best practices in infant care including the use of baby signs, developmentally appropriate
curriculum, family/ community engagement, and more! I have a great
passion for making children feel at home and for providing care early on
that sets them up for future school success and emotional security.
Floating Teacher: Alex Sobieski
When I met Grace I saw her passion for children. I have always supported her in her dreams. Early Bird has become a mission for our family and in our collective efforts to bring high quality child care to the Pacifica and South San Francisco area. As we worked together in finding a location, remodeling, and marketing our center, I also took courses at Foothill College in Early Childhood Education and am now a qualified assistant teacher. Although I do have my own full time job in Real Estate Sales with Toll Brothers, I have been stopping by on my days off to provide additional support.