Welcome to The Orange House

Full-time Childcare and Preschool in a Home Setting.

The Orange House family childcare offers a safe, fun, enriching home environment for children who are 21 months to 5 years old. Our preschool and toddler program has been serving families since 2007, and continuously through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Inquire today about our full-time program (M-F 8:00-5:30) and enrollment for the 2023-24 school year.

Questions & Enrollment: helen@orangehouseberkeley.com

Childcare You Can Trust

The Orange House provides safe, reliable and loving childcare to support working families. Our engaging, play-based preschool and early preschool/toddler program includes daily indoor and outdoor playtimes, 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 Licensed program for 12 children (up to 14 during the summer months); 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


$2,560.00 per month (beginning September 2023)


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 Summer 2023 and the 2023-24 school year, June 1st and September 1st 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 2023-24 school year.

Thank you!


Helen Alvarez, Director

1666 Le Roy Ave Berkeley CA


Lic # 013419263