Welcome to The Orange House

A Fulltime Preschool for Children 2-5 Years Old.

The Orange House family childcare offers a safe, fun, enriching home environment for children 2-5 years old. Our toddler and preschool program has been serving families since 2007 and continuously through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inquire today about our fulltime preschool program (M-F 8:00-5:30) and enrollment for the 2022-23 school year; limited openings also available beginning Summer 2022.

Questions & Enrollment: helen@orangehouseberkeley.com

Childcare You Can Trust

The Orange House provides safe, reliable and professional Licensed care to support working families. Our engaging, play-based preschool program includes daily indoor and outdoor playtime, art projects, music and movement activities, lots of children's literature and continuous learning through creative play and social interaction. We offer a full-time preschool program for 12 children ages 2-5 years old. (We are not currently offering kindergarten distance learning support.) We are happy to provide references and recommendations for your review or you can read about us on Berkeley Parents Network.

Questions & Enrollment: helen@orangehouseberkeley.com

Hours and Fees

8:00-5:30 Monday-Friday


$2,470.00 per month


We are a full-time, 5 days per week program.


​​Arrivals 8:00-9:00, pick-ups 4:30-5:25.


Special arrangements may be made for late drop-offs or early pick-ups, for infrequent events such as doctor visits.


Year-round program, continuous enrollment as space permits. We are currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year, August and September start dates.

Questions & Enrollment: helen@orangehouseberkeley.com

Our Commitment During Covid

We are proud to have remained open from the very start of the pandemic, caring for the children of Essential Workers during Shelter-in-Place. From March 2020 to April 2021 we expanded our program to include kindergarteners and distance learning support while elementary schools were closed.

Now as more families return to childcare, we are here and prepared, sharing our experience and ease with the new safety protocol and procedures. Full compliance with CA Dept. of Social Services Community Care Licensing Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocol since March 2020, details available. (Note: website photos are from our pre-mask days; children currently wear masks.)

Questions & Enrollment: helen@orangehouseberkeley.com

Contact Us

Please contact us by email with any questions and to find out about our next available openings for enrollment.

We are currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year.

Thank you!


Helen Alvarez, Director

1666 Le Roy Ave Berkeley CA


Lic # 013419263