About Us

We are a state-licensed family child care established in 2003. At Chamitos, we take our children's well being very seriously. Our goal is to provide them with an excellent environment where they can learn, play and socialize. We encourage respect and safe play at all times. Below are some of the activities we offer.


Every Thursday morning, we have Music a music session with Jamaroo Kids. This is something that all the children love and enjoy amd parents are encouraged to attend if they wish.

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Outdoor play is an important part of our activities. We have an awesome backyard with a play structure and whether permitting we spend a lot of time there so children are outside in a natural environment.

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Children are very much open to learning new things and at chamitos we understand that and encourage them to learn new things.

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Enrolling Your Child at Chamitos

Space is limited at Chamitos and children are usually enrolled ahead of time. The typical process of enrolling Involves:

  • Schedule an Introductory Tour: This is usually done outside the daycare hours. Here's where you can meet me and ask all the questions you may have about my work.
  • If you are interested, there is some required paperwork to be filled in. This includes vaccination records etc.
  • Holding a Spot: There is a required deposit of two weeks pay in advance to hold a spot for your child. This is credited the first month your child attends Chamitos but it is not refundable if you decide not to start the program.

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Our Location Really Accessible!

We're located in San Rafael, in the Terra Linda area near Autodesk, Kaiser Permanente, Lucas Films and the Northgate shopping mall with very easy access to Freeway and Public Transportation.

What does "Chamitos" Mean?

Children! :-)

"Chamitos" is the affectionate way venezuelans refer to children.

I was born and raised in Venezuela and love to keep some of the wonderful family traditional values I was brought up with.

About Myself

My Name is Marina Alfonso. I am a Home Childcare Provider in San Rafael (Terra Linda), California. My License number is 21420002. I was born and raised in Venezuela. I moved to the Bay Area in 1991 and have lived here since then. I attended College of Marin in 1994. I have 2 girls. My husband is a Software Developer, born in Argentina.

I am certified in Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid. I have lots of Early Childhood Education (ECE) units and lots of Personal Growth Hours.

If you live in or near San Rafael (Civic Center/Terra Linda) and are looking for an experienced home daycare provider, one that both you and your child can feel comfortable with, please call me or contact me using the contact button below.

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