Testimonials and References

My dream was Spanish Immersion Childcare for my daughter so when Zuleyka messaged me asking for us to come visit, I was so excited. After a tour and a conversation with Zuleyka, stellar calls with references, we became the the first full time family at Casa de Mateo. At 10 months, my daughter was getting more enriching childcare than what she had previously at our last daycare. Zuleyka wants the kids to learn, grow and have fun. It’s been a year and a half that we have been a part of the Casa de Mateo community and I can’t begin to say how thankful I am for this daycare. My daughter loves Zuleyka and is excited to see her amigos everyday. As a mom, I appreciate that Zuleyka treats this in home daycare as a true daycare with a schedule and routine, circle time, art projects and plenty of outside play. The photos I get throughout the day put my mind at ease and let me know that my daughter is well taken care of and having fun while I’m at work across the Bay. We’ve gone through so much growth and learning with Zuleyka as a friend and a teacher and know that she loves our daughter as one of her own. I highly recommend Casa de Mateo and would be happy to speak to anyone with questions.

Marisela G., parent

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My son has been going to Casa de Mateo for 5 months and is so happy every time we pick him up!! This is the first time that anyone outside our family cares for our son, which was hard at first but Zuleyka made it so easy for us because she is SO AMAZING! She always sends us pictures throughout the day showing us how happy and how much fun my son is having. He has learned a lot since going here. They do a lot of hands on learning. He went through potty training while going to school and Zuleyka helped us with our plan while he was with her which really helped and my son was successfully potty trained. Zuleyka is really patient, attentive, caring, and loving. I trust her with my life (literally, my son) and I would recommend her to anyone who is need of finding someone trustworthy to care and teach their child.

Alexis L., parent

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I can’t say enough good things about Casa de Mateo. Our son has been attending preschool here for just over six months and in that time he has learned and grown so much. He is excited to go every morning and it’s a highlight of our day receiving photos of his activities and art projects. We receive a study plan with vocabulary words and fun videos/songs so we can continue working on his Spanish at home with him (and pick it up ourselves). Zuleyka has an obvious passion for teaching and working with kids and they absolutely love her. Highly recommend

Micah R., parent

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Zuleyka was an amazing teacher for my daughter Sarah. Sarah now almost 7 years old remembers her dearly. We are so happy to know that she has started her business and my husband and I recommend her 100% to care for your child or children. She is sweet, dedicated, and organized. By far the best pre-school teacher my daughter had!

Scarlet E., parent

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Zuleyka was able to help me out for a couple of days when I was in town. My 5yo daughter loved it and loved Zuleyka. She wanted to come back without hesitation! Thank you!!!!

Carolyn N., parent

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Zuleyka was my son’s preschool teacher in a preschool in Oakland. There, I met Zuleyka and was impressed with her ability to teach and engage well with young children all while being extremely gentle with every child’s individual needs. All of her instruction was provided in Spanish; which she speaks fluently as it is her primary spoken language. Our family is Spanish speaking and we felt that her instruction supplemented our son extremely well, he Spanish conversation improved dramatically with her help.  I was also impressed by  Zuleyka’s yearn to learn; during her time as a full time teacher, she also dedicated her evenings to expanding her education by taking university courses.  I believe that Zulyeka’s kind hearted character, her experience as a bilingual teacher at a top local preschool and her education, make her day care an excellent place to enroll your child if you are interested in them learning, understanding other cultures with the benefit of learning Spanish at the same time. 

Patricia S., parent

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As a student, Zuleyka was very diligent, determined and curious to learn about the field of Early Care and Education. Zuleyka has an open-mind, is flexible and life-long learner. I enjoyed having her in my classroom as one of my students and now I enjoyed seeing her becoming a teacher that provides quality early care and education to children.

Ana D.A., former teacher at Las Positas/Chabot College

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