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Jennifer Tommasini: The Gift of Kids Daycare and Preschool - Women In Business 2024

The Gift of Kids Daycare and Preschool
5130 Golden Foothill Pkwy.  //  El Dorado Hills  //  Business Park 1
916-521-1835  //

Serving infants to private kindergarten
Infant Lic. 093616199  //  Pre-School Lic. 093616198

My name is  Jennifer Tommasini, the owner/director of The Gift of Kids Daycare and Preschool. I’ve lived in El Dorado Hills for 19 years and I have four children.

My journey into the childcare field began in 1999 when I was left disappointed in my search for ”the right” childcare for my son. After going through many programs and with my daughter on the way (now working with Gift of Kids), I began to reflect upon my family’s needs. It was then that I changed my career focus and ventured into childcare. My mission is to provide a nurturing, loving, safe and educational environment for every child. 

In September 2000, I opened my home to three newborns, two 2-year-olds and a 3-year-old. I immediately knew that this was my calling. Everything felt so natural. I went back to school full time for early childhood education and started my own preschool program that incorporated home-cooked meals, planned outings, and practiced an advanced curriculum with structured activities that fostered learning.

In 2007 I opened a small pre-school with 60 families while continuing my in-home daycare. In 2010 I expanded again, bringing my preschool and in home-daycare under one roof- The Gift of Kids and Preschool is now located off Labrobe Road in Business Park 1. It has been a dream to serve so many children and give families the satisfaction I never felt when my son was in daycare. I pride myself on offering a safe place for families to bring their children.

The Gift of Kids currently has 35 wonderful, loving, professional teachers and over 200 children. We provide care for infants, preschoolers and private kindergarten. Although the size seems large, the classrooms have a homey feel where the teachers truly care about each child’s development. We work together on communicating with parents and developing each child’s individual needs. It delights me that so many children have the opportunity to experience our program.

I am proud that we are working with many local colleges, we have partnered with quality courts and this year added an apprentice program for new teachers in the field!