The Child Centered Home

            Wonder. Learn. Grow. 

​​​​Temecula, CA 92592, USA

(951) 240-7341

​LIC# 334840644

Operating Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

I am grateful to all the families I work with.

I appreciate the parents that took the time to share their experiences in my program.  ​​​

Amrie D writes, "Our family has been lucky to have one or both of our kids attending The Child Centered Home since 2018. Other than the normal first-time-parent nerves and emotions of our babies starting preschool, we have never had to worry about their safety or their happiness at school. Tammy has soothed them when tearful, challenged them to try new things, helped them potty train, prepared them for kindergarten, and celebrated their accomplishments. The activities are meaningful and the group size is small. The outdoor time is unlike any other program; the kids get to splash in puddles in winter and enjoy water play in summer. Her attention to detail, child development, and care for the kids in her care is undeniable. Her communication at drop-off, pick-up, and through the day is thorough. Seeing the photos of my kids playing and learning is a highlight! Tammy has truly been a part of the village of friends and family who support us in raising our kids to be confident and kind human beings. We will truly miss being a part of her program."

Sarah D writes, "I can't recommend this home daycare enough. I never felt comfortable with traditional daycare centers - they put a pit in my stomach when touring them so home daycare has been an amazing option for our daughter. She's been attending this daycare for going on two years now. Ms. Tammy is patient, kind and educated. We feel so comfortable knowing she is safe and cared for while she's at daycare. She's gets a great chunk of time playing outdoors here and different fun activities. She's made friendships and learned manners - saying please and thank you! Ms Tammy is also very cautious with her food allergies and extremely professional. I feel so confident and happy in our choice with Ms Tammy for these young years with our daughter."

Jennifer V writes, "Let me just start by saying I was afraid to put my daughter in daycare and I was a SAHM for 2 years. My daughter was barely 2 when we started going to Ms. Tammy's. She has so much patience and she is so kind. She is very organized and super clean. She has the kids on a schedule which is amazing. And always updates the Daily Connect app. So you never have to worry or wonder what they did. My daughter absolutely loved the certified nature center in her back yard. Ms. Tammy is all about child development and makes sure she caters to the needs of each child. She always has the kids doing arts and crafts and a great learning project. We loved our time here. My daughter still says how much she loves Ms. Tammy. We had to move, and when we left, Teacher Tammy collected all of my baby's art work and made a huge work portfolio and all the pictures she took of her. I wish everyone could experience this place and I wish all daycares could have a Ms. Tammy."

Lea M writes, "We are so thankful to have found Teacher Tammy and The Child Centered Home! I wanted as natural an environment as possible for my son as daycare was not originally part of our family plan. My son gets the best of all worlds at the Child Centered Home: positive interaction with peers (just the right amount of peers), LOTS of learning through play and natural occurring events (Teacher Tammy knows how to turn almost any experience into a learning experience), academic exposure in a wonderful preschool room, and lots of outdoor exercise for the mind and body. Teacher Tammy has excellent formal child education and practical experience, which shows in every detail of the way she cares for children. She brings the best of Montessori and Waldorf into a naturalistic home environment with just a handful of children. At the Child Centered Home, children get to experience playing in puddles, making mud soup, examining garden bugs, growing plants, building, pretending, exploring, sharing, and always learning. I don't think there is a better place for children to grow and learn than Teacher Tammy's Child Centered Home."

Heather F writes, "The Child Centered Home is a wonderful childcare program and I am so grateful to have found it while we were living in Temecula. My son attended for almost a year and a half, from age 3 - 4.5 and it was hard to leave! Tammy is kind and focused on helping the children relate to each other while also focusing on making sure they are ready for grade school. I loved how balanced the meals and snacks are and my son loved telling me about each time they got to try a fruit or veggie that they had grown in her outdoor classroom. I highly recommend giving The Child Centered Home a call and take a tour!"

Michele B writes, "When I began looking for a childcare center for my twins I had many things on my checklist. We were first time parents and did not know many people in the community. Teacher Tammy was recommended by a friend and when I came to her home to meet her I was so happy and relieved to meet such a lovely person. Her home is clean, safe and her backyard is a kids delight! Her daycare and school is just the right size and there is lots of positive and social interaction. The kids learn while playing and are exposed to preschool learning in a fun and safe atmosphere. Teacher Tammy's style of teaching and guidance is excellent organized, and practical. Her teaching style is in-line with Montessori style and she treats each child with love and tenderly care. My kids learned how to share, they played in the sand, built, had lots of sensory play and had many backyard adventures while at Tammy's home. A tour of her backyard alone is pretty amazing! My kids learned how to be independent and accountable to others which is so important to us. Also, Teacher Tammy offers delicious and healthful meals and snacks. I could go on forever about how much my kids and I loved Teacher Tammy and our experience at her daycare. We are forever grateful to her! You can be assured that your child will be safe and well taken care. You definitely need to go for a tour and meet Teacher Tammy while making your decision for a daycare. You won't be disappointed!"

Erin W writes, "We love the Child Centered Home and Ms. Tammy. My son came to Ms. Tammy barely knowing his ABC's and in less than a year he can identify every letter, number and shape. They spend a some of their day in a classroom environment but the rest of the day is about having fun and learning through play. My son looks forward to the days he goes to school. We are very thankful for Ms. Tammy and the Child Centered Home."

Caitlin L writes, "Miss Tammy runs a wonderful little school. My son attended for one year and I loved that he learned so much but also had so much free play and creative time. The backyard environment alone is incredible, with its natural play areas, pathways, and abundant shade. Miss Tammy herself is kind, unflappable, and incredibly organized. I really can't say enough good things about The Child Centered Home. It was the perfect place for my son and I wish I would have found out about the school earlier."

Kristen M writes, "My son is in Kindergarten now, but attended The Child Centered Home for the two years before that. We had such a positive experience there. As a teacher myself I was very picky about what kind of preschool I wanted him to go to, and as a mother I was worried about finding a place my very attached little boy would feel comfortable in. Teacher Tammy definitely fit the mold of what we were looking for. Her program has tons of outdoor time, sensory and pretend play, social skill practice, and then somehow she works in academics as well. My son blossomed socially and academically, and he still misses going to school here. On another note, my older son attended for a few months before starting Kindergarten and she handled all of his food allergies perfectly, so if that is an issue your family has, you can feel confident that your child will be safe here."

Laura F writes, "The Child Centered Home has been an excellent choice for my son.  As soon as my husband and I visited The Child Centered Home we knew it was the best choice.  Teacher Tammy has many activity areas geared towards learning to keep it interesting.  She provides healthy meals and snacks along with her great program.  Not long after he started, I was excited to see the difference in his development.  He was counting higher and able to put on his own shoes!  He is really benefiting from Teacher Tammy's program.  My son looks forward to going to preschool and we are thankful!"

Alisha C writes, "My son was with Ms Tammy at The Child Centered Home from when he turned 2 until he graduated preschool with her at 5 1/2 and went to Kindergarten. He learned so much being at preschool and is doing great at Kindergarten. Ms Tammy prepared him in all aspects and I am very thankful for her kindness, guidance and teaching abilities. I highly recommend this daycare and preschool for a warm, loving environment where a child can learn social skills and prepare academically for kindergarten."

Sarah H writes, "We are so lucky to have found Ms. Tammy. My oldest will be moving on to elementary school this year, and will be more than prepared, even having only attended The Child Centered Home two days a week. My youngest doesn't miss a beat, engages with the older kids, and truly loves being here. They learn through play, yet I am always amazed by the connections and development of both kids, and I honestly believe it is from attending the Child Centered Home. I love getting the daily emails, sometimes with pictures included. Tammy is very organized and communicates updates to schedules, etc, well in advance. She helps keep my husband and I in the loop, as one drops off and the other picks up. It's clear that my boys are very happy here, and I highly recommend The Child Centered Home to any parent looking for the perfect mix of education/development and nurturing for their preschooler."

Jennifer C writes, "We have been blessed with Ms Tammy and The Child Centered Home. Her program is amazing in every way. From her love of the arts, her amazing lunches, and her gift of teaching kindness, independence and accountability. Our 3-year old son has flourished in her program and we are very lucky to have found her."

Bonnie P writes, "We have known Tammy for almost 6 years. Both of our daughters went to her program and they absolutely adore her.  Tammy and her play-based program have taught our girls self-expression, independence and self-esteem. She has been a crucial part of their growth and development; we are forever grateful."

Marci R writes, "In moving to California and both my husband & I working full-time, we were in need of dependable child care provider. Being newer parents and not knowing the area, it was quite frightening to think about leaving our child with a complete stranger. After lots of research, we finally decided to try The Child Centered Home. WOW! Such a warm, caring, and safe environment. Our daughter felt so comfortable. What a blessing to go to work with "no worries", plus this place provides details on our daughters naps, meals, activities, etc. Tammy provides more than just babysitting. The kiddos have healthy meals and activities to gain social development/ skill building through fun and creative crafts. We couldn't of found a better place! Tammy is no longer a stranger, she is family!!!"