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Children will receive the highest quality early education that will prepare them for Kindergarten and lay strong foundations for their educational journey.

High Quality Early Education to Prepare Children for Their Educational Journey.

General Info

Darlene Johnston is the Director/ Founder of The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center which has been in existence since 1986.

Lgniting the love of learning for over 27 years!

We are State License #010215677

Secured Parent Webcam Access

Security Surveillance

Staff  has First Aid/CPR Certification

Hours of Operation is Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuition & Fees:

Our Jr. Preschool, Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten program tuition rates are $245.00 per week or $1025.00 per month.

Included in the tuition is a supplemental breakfast, hot lunch and two healthy snacks provided daily. We also serve vegetarian meals

We assist in potty training in our Jr. Preschool/2 year old class.

We provide an online payment option for your convenience.

A registration fee of $150.00 is due when your child enrolls in our program.

An annual materials fee of  $150.00 is due January 1st each year.

Visitors are always welcome. For your convenience you can go to our website to schedule a tour! Children are welcome to join you while touring our center.






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Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Extra Phones

Fax: (510) 791-6415


Our mission is to provide a safe, clean, loving, environment that promotes education, diversity and learning through play. The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center creates a unique setting where children, ages 2-5, discover their own individualism to set a successful foundation for the next stage in their lives. We believe the process of doing an activity is a key component for children to learn. We respect children for their unique, individual qualities while extablishing and maintaining a love for learning.

Developmentally appropriate practices are used in each classroom to teach academics, expose children to various social settings, and encourage creative minds. Our curriculum covers all areas of the children's development and focuses on the process of an activity rather than the product.

  • Intellectual Growth
  • Creativity
  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills
  • Science
  • Math
  • Communication Skills

Little Mud Puddles uses two research based programs:

  1. Hooked on Phonics: With our small group tutoring classes, your child can learn to read independently with individual attention from our Certified Hooked on Phonics Teacher. Lessons are structured to be fun and rewarding for children. The small group instructional model enables them to learn at their own pace while feeling success during every step.
  2. Handwriting Without Tears: This is a multi-sensory reading program we use here at Little Mud Puddles. The program provides fun, hands on learning for writing, letter recognition, language, literacy, and math. The activities and lessons are deliberately placed in an order to create successful building blocks and a foundation of skills to create a stress free learning environment that is successful for all.Please refer to our website for more information!




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Excellent freeway access to I-880. Just a minute off the freeway!

From I-880 take the Alvarado Blvd. exit. Drive East (towards Fremont) on Fremont Blvd. We're on the left, just off the freeway! 

Northgate, North Fremont
Day Care Centers & Nurseries, Child Care, Children's Instructional Play Programs, Educational Services, Nursery Schools, Preschools & Kindergarten, Schools, Tutoring
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