Our Story

Established in 1991, Kids Corner welcomes children ages 2 to 6 years old for a wholesome and diversified year-round play-based, early education program, in a licensed facility.

Located in El Sobrante, California, Kids Corner is highly regarded in the community and valued as a successful model of early childhood education. Our students thrive as they explore their environment, develop interests, make friendships, experience independent and group success, and acquire a broad range of skills preparing them for kindergarten and life long learning.

Educational Philosophy & Approach

Our number one goal is to provide each child in our care a clean, safe, comfortable and loving environment where they can play, learn and grow.

Our play-based approach to teaching is described as a sharing of knowledge between child and adult in a hands-on atmosphere for exploration.

Our teachers develop learning experiences through asking questions and encouraging children to think critically and problem solve. We nurture and develop the social, emotional, physical and intellectual stages of each child. Children are encouraged through every stage of their development to play, question, think for themselves, verbalize their feelings, foster positive relationship with peers and teachers, and develop a life long love of learning.

Learn more about Kids Corner by visiting our parent portal.

Melissa Tabique, Director

Ms. Melissa joined Kids Corner (KC) in June 2021. Prior to joining KC, she was the Director for our school in Berkeley, CA, Golden Gate Learning Center, and has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 15 years. Ms. Melissa started her career as a Preschool Teacher and earned her degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Child Development before becoming a licensed Child Care Provider with the State of California.
She brings to Kids Corner childcare business operations experience along with experience in the non-profit setting as a Site Director in Marin County, where she gained knowledge in Title 5  and California Department of Education regulations and in securing funding for program revitalization. Ms. Melissa actively participates in California’s Quality Matters program to support our efforts in providing high-quality learning environments.
As a lifelong learner, Ms. Melissa’s goal is to foster a love for learning and inspiration for each student and family of Kids Corner Learning Center.

Ready for a tour?

We understand the importance of selecting the right preschool and childcare provider for your family. Schedule a tour to see our facility, meet our staff and learn more about our programs.