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Boulevard Academy (BA) and Boulevard Little People Preschool Academy (BLPPA) are programs that have successfully provided children (6 months to 5 years) an exceptional education, going above and beyond kindergarten readiness. Established in 2008, love, fun, and play are at the core of the program. The curriculum is aimed at helping toddlers reach important social-emotional developmental markers, while the older ages are prepared for Kindergarten. If you are looking for a special place where your child can spend the most important years of their developmental life, feeling happy and safe, while learning, this may be just the place for you. 

We encourage all of our potential applicants to schedule a tour of the center prior to applying. Please call our admissions team to discuss your childcare needs prior to any possible tour. During this initial call we can then discuss the possibility of viewing our center.


The Admin Team


(510) 472-4129

Please note, we are now accepting Fall 2022 applications for children between ages 18 months and 4 years old.


Boulevard Academy


facility # 013423117


Boulevard LITTLE PEOPle



facility # 013423124



The Boulevard Academies focus on building a positive self-image for each child from infancy to school age. Both our interpersonal home and school environment are directed toward a supportive, trust worthy, and stimulating setting that gives each child the opportunity to have a wide variety of experiences in a protective environment.


Our directors, teachers, and team are trained and continue to be trained to project a sense of consistent warmth and support for the children. They learn to redirect them when necessary and set appropriate limits for them as well. This creates a memorable experience that enhances the children’s growth and development. Our program and curriculum are based on many years of training and research extracted from other programs such as Merritt College Children's Lab, Mills College Children's Lab and other childcare resources. These resources equip our team with the skills necessary to give our children quality care and instruction.


The passion to create The Boulevard Academies began with Lake Merritt Little People (LMLP); a family daycare previously owned by The Boulevard Academies' head director, Deltrina Johnson. LMLP Daycare opened its doors in 1979. By the time it closed in 2008 over 800 families in the SF Bay Area were provided quality care for their children. LMLP Daycare's closing was simply the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. The Boulevard Academy vision crystallized in 2008 as a result of the hard work of Deltrina Johnson and her Co-Visionary Kassie Thomas.


Our mission at The Boulevard Academies is to focus on the whole child, nurturing their cognitive, emotional, creative, and physical growth through play. Our learning stations include but are not limited to: cooking, dramatic play, language arts, art, table toys, music, and movement. An essential piece of our program is the project based "Emergent Curriculum". The basis of this curriculum is validating your children’s input and ideas by inviting them to assist the teachers.


Ms. Deltrina Johnson and Ms. Kassie Thomas

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Paul (Elia 4, Reina 6)

Our family has been with BLVD for the past seven years and we couldn't imagine a more loving, responsible, fun and energetic environment for our two daughters.


Julayne (Vivian 4, Zahra 2)

Their teachers are nurturing and work with us to support them through developmental milestones and challenges... we love the warmth of the school and it will always be a part of our hearts.


Roger (Olivia 3, Lucas 5)

Luke has matured so  much in BLVD's care. He is interested in words and numbers like never before and is always coming home with a new song to sing.

Please visit our Berkeley Parents Network profile for more reviews!

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