Childcare services are available on Sunday mornings and for many special events so that families can fully participate in the life of the congregation. Our staff offer tender loving care in a safe and nurturing environment. September through May childcare is provided from 9:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. In the summer when there is only one worship service at 11:00 a.m. childcare is provided from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
If you’re new to our community look for someone in a red apron who can help your family find the childcare center (Skytown), sign in, and answer any questions. Going to visit us soon? Here is more info to help you plan your visit.
Meet Our Childcare Staff
Tim has been a pre-school teacher in Berkeley for 22 years. He enjoys helping children learn, as well as keeping them safe and happy. Tim was born in New York City, and moved to Seattle, WA when he was 10. He worked as an electrical engineer for 35 years, and during that time moved to San Francisco. He became a preschool teacher after retiring, and has 2 sons and dear grandchildren.
Meuy (pronounced like the month, May) has 3 children and began her career with toddlers and preschoolers in 1998. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Contra Costa Community College and works during the week at Contra Costa County Early Head Start. She likes to see children learn and socialize with their peers, as well as playing with them, and watching them grow. She joined us here at UUCB in 2001. In her free time she likes to rest and spend time with her youngest child.
Sue has been a part of our childcare team for two years and brings her warmth and kindness to all the children and families she interacts with. She works during the week, at Contra Costa County Early Head Start. We are grateful to have Sue, along with the rest of our wonderful childcare staff to rely on for our Sunday Mornings, but also many additional gatherings UUCB hosts throughout the week.
Mary Lynn Sasso
Mary Lynn has worked with kids for many years in the Oakland, Richmond and Albany elementary schools. She has taught social/emotional learning, and led various types of skill and counseling groups for kids. She really enjoys supporting their development and growth as well as watching their uniqueness unfold.
All our childcare workers undergo a background check and hold current CPR Certification. Learn more about our safety policy here.