Welcome!

Teacher on tricycle with kids

Small Size Big Mind is a year-round infant care and preschool serving children from 8 weeks to 5 years old, on the bay in Alameda, California. Small Size Big Mind is a neighborhood community school located right on the bay and a few blocks away from the heart of the city and right next to beautiful Alameda beach.

    • Small Size Big Mind educates the heart as well as the mind, drawing on the latest research in social and emotional learning. We will cultivate skills and competencies that distinguish your child and promote development.
    • Small Size Big Mind inspires a lifelong love of learning, flexibility, and hands on creativity crucial for 21st century learners.

Two toddler girls

  • On an average, we host about 60 students a day plus 11 staff members.
  • Small Size Big Mind has a thriving and vibrant community of children, parents, and staff.  The staff is made up of highly dedicated individuals who bring years of experience and knowledge to teach and guide each child at Small Size Big Mind.
  • We enhance our learning environment with many curriculums, programs, classroom materials, and other essential resources.

toddler splashing in puddle

Who we serve & Teacher/Child ratios

Age Teacher/child ratio
Infant Center 8 weeks - 2 years 1 to 4
Transition Center 2-3½ 1 to 8
Preschool Center 3½-5 1 to 8
Brain Boost Room 4-6 1 to 4

Monthly tuition rates

Days per week Infant (7:30am-5:30pm) Preschool (7:00am-6:00pm)
5 $1615 $1410
4 $1550 $1345
3 Upon availability $1155 M/W/F
2 Upon availability $910 T/Th
1 Upon availability Upon availability
(Rates effective 2018)