Childcare | Northgate

The Next Generation

Psalm 127:3 Children are the Lord’s reward and gift.


Our Mission

The core mission of our program is to nurture children in an environment that purses God, fosters imagination, and builds a lifelong love for learning. We believe in partnering with families to create an environment where all children are welcomed, respected, and loved.

Preschool Hours - Excluding Holidays

  • Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Rates & Schedules

Infant Program (Ages 3 Months to 2 Years)

  • Monday - Friday $1,600/Month

Preschool Program (Ages 2 - 5 Years)

  • Monday - Friday $1,400/Month
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday $840/Month
  • Tuesday, Thursday $560/Month

Afterschool Care (Ages 5 - 12 Years)

  • Monday - Friday $600/Month
  • Part-Time Schedules $35/Day

*Sibling discounts available
*Currently accepts Solano Family Children Services Subsidy & MCCYN

For current availability and tours please contact our Director, Amanda Verbis or schedule to take a tour of our campus by clicking the button below.


Our program offers a wide variety of activities to enhance children’s learning through play-based activities. We follow both a theme-based & faith-based curriculum.



Our Dreamers program is for our infants. In these two rooms, we focus on providing a safe and loving environment where children receive loving, quality care. We keep our ratios small so our infants receive more individualized attention and can form a strong attachment with their teachers.


Our Explorers program is for our 2-year-olds. We strive to promote a play-based environment that encourages learning through exploring and hands-on experiences. We focus on providing a nurturing and safe environment for children to begin to build friendships and develop language skills. In this program, the children begin curriculum work and start to explore art, science, literacy, and circle time.


Imagineers & Adventurers

Our Imagineers & Adventurers rooms are preschool rooms for ages 3-4. These rooms aim to foster a curiosity for learning and continue developing their social and emotional skills. They will expand on their art, science, and literacy skills by learning through discovery and experimentation through our theme-based curriculum. They also begin the Orange curriculum, which encourages children to form a relationship with God by learning through stories, pictures, and songs about Him.


Our innovators are our pre-k class, ages 4-5 years old. In this classroom, we focus on Kindergarten readiness, where children acquire the skills to be prepared for their transition. They will continue to follow the theme-based & Orange curriculum but will also begin the Handwriting Without Tears program, which helps equip them for early writing skills. Our goal is that your child will graduate from this program with a strong self-image and a relationship with God that will lead to excellence in future endeavors!

Caring & Qualified Staff

Our caring staff realizes the importance to help each child develop to his or her full potential.


Our Teachers

Our teachers are dedicated early childhood professionals and play an important role in shaping and influencing the children’s learning and environment. They love and study the field and are knowledgeable in what children need to excel in their faith and reach developmental milestones. At Northgate we offer opportunities for developmental growth through continued learning, professional development and trainings so our teachers stay up to date with the latest research in the Early Childhood Education field.

What Parents Are Saying

From first-time parents to large families, here are what some of them have to say about us.

Tim Head
Survey Response

Northgate has been an incredible facility to see my kids grow. The team here are so organized, genuine, and caring. The amount of thought that goes into every last detail from: checking in your kids, to a debrief about your toddlers nap schedule for the day, to daily classroom photos to keep the parents updated while their away is unlike any other daycare you will find. Most importantly, every single staff member truly know the families here and are connected to the children and their needs. So happy all of my kids attend Northgate!

Dawn Curtis
Survey Response

I know that everyday I drop my child off at Northgate, he will be well cared after, he will be safe, and he will be treated with kindness and compassion. The classroom offers a positive and safe environment for him to continue learning and growing. The teachers have offered amazing communication and always update me on how his day was. Every morning my child is welcomed into the classroom with a smile and open arms. The staff here loves their job, and it is visible every day. I feel at ease when my child is here, and I know that he is enjoying his day and learning so much each and every day. I couldn't think of a better childcare center than Northgate. 

Marion Bungay
Survey Response

 As a first time mom, finding a place who will take care of your one and only baby isn't easy. When discovering Northgate it is like a second home; not only for my baby, but for us too. Ms Amanda is very helpful and like a blessing in disguise to our little family. The rooms are always clean and sanitized and they also have lots of fun and educational stuff planned for the kiddos. Most importantly, the teachers and staff are all very kind, loving, caring and treat the kids as their own. They all go absolutely above and beyond. My baby is excited everyday to go there and see her teachers and friends. They make her feel loved and cared for and developed her love for learning. I just couldn't imagine myself leaving her anywhere else. I highly recommend them for all the families looking for a place to entrust their little ones. They are simply the best!

Chelsea Masters
Survey Response

We are so grateful for the intentional and loving care our daughter gets at Northgate. Amanda, Jeanine, and all the staff provide a safe, warm, and caring atmosphere for all the children that attend. Our daughter will move on to Kindergarten next year, but the impact of the care she had at Northgate will carry on.

Rebecca Steussy
Survey Response

My son loves this school! Everyone is so kind and loving here you can just tell how much the teachers love the children and my son has learned so much he is ready for kindergarten now!

Aaron Kolysko
Survey Response

Northgate Childcare Center has been awesome for our family. Our 3.5 year old daughter loves attending. Her teachers are absolutely amazing - as is the whole staff - and we know she is in good hands. Crafts, singing, learning, playing, making friends… it’s so much fun to hear about her days! Would recommend to anyone, and plan to have our younger daughter attend when she’s ready. 

Cassidy Stella
Survey Response

I wish I knew about this daycare sooner, it’s been a wonderful experience so far! My daughter always comes home happy. The teachers have all been so kind and great with communication during pickups. They provide lots of activities for the kids to do and let the kids just be kids. 

Victoria Mendonca
Survey Response

We are so grateful to have found Northgate. We trust them to care for our children, and they have not disappointed. The Teachers are experienced and genuinely kind, the curriculum is fantastic, and the facility is clean. 

Erica Horton
Survey Response

This childcare has been such a blessing for our family. The teachers are wonderful and do lots of fun and educational projects with the kids. We have had nothing, but positive experiences here.

  • The Saldaña Family (Crystal, Demian and Hazel Grace)
    Survey Response

    We have been with Northgate since they first opened their doors for childcare. We were so nervous to leave our daughter for the first time with someone other than us.  Our worries turned to joy as we watched the care and such attention that the staff gave to all the children. Soon it started to feel like a family. This is what Northgate is...a family. We thank the staff for fostering our girl through many milestones and for their never ending patience. We are so lucky to have found Northgate! 

  • Kaitlyn Kolysko
    Survey Response

    Our family has been so blessed to have found Northgate preschool. We are seeing so much improvement in our 3.5 year old daughter’s social skills and she is really starting to come out of her shy shell. We especially love the God-centered curriculum, outside playtime, and the creative artwork our daughter brings home each week. Ms. Amanda has really created an amazing program at Northgate and we love our teachers Ms. Jackie and Ms. Christina!

  • Teresa Tedesco
    Survey Response

    Northgate Childcare has been a wonderful experience for our entire family! It is more than childcare -  it’s an extension of our home where our child thrives. It’s reassuring to have our child wake up excited to attend Northgate Childcare and see the development in social, motor and gross skills. The bonds built with staff will carry out for a lifetime. We are appreciative of the love and care our child has received during formative years.

  • The Siordia's 
    Survey Response

    Close friends of ours were already enrolled at Northgate Childcare Center  and shared with us how great the community is. They were not lying at all! We are so grateful at how Amanda and Jeanine welcomed us and have kept constant communication. Ms. Kat has been amazing with our boy making sure he feels loved and safe all the while making sure all of the children in the classroom feel the same. God has blessed us by guiding us to Northgate. Thank you all!

  • Giuditta Traver
    Survey Response

    I am so grateful a friend referred us to Northgate Childcare. Ms. Angelica and Ms. AnnaBelle in the 2’s room are wonderful at giving individualized care to each child, and making sure each child is approached in the way that is best for them. I especially love all the outside play time they get every day. They truly know how to let my daughter learn and flourish as her individual self. I seriously could not be more pleased with a childcare for my daughter. They set the bar.

  • Alex & Jessica Lobban
    Survey Response

    Our son has really enjoyed being a part of the Northgate Childcare center. He is well cared for , safe and growing in confidence with each day. We felt he was so well cared for here that we have signed our daughter up to begin in August of this year. We really appreciate the kindness and patience of his teachers and the communication from the leadership team. They are an extension of our family while both my wife and I work full time. Would recommend highly.

Common Questions

Here are some common questions that we are asked regarding our preschool/childcare.

What are your hours of operation?

Northgate Childcare Center is open from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday. We are closed for all major federal holidays.

Are you a licensed child care center?

Yes, we are licensed through the state of California.

Infant License Facility Number: 483010175

Preschool License Facility Number: 483010176

Afterschool License Facility Number: 483010177

What age children does your program accept?

We accept children aged 3 months - 12 years old.

What size are your classes?

Infant 1:3
Toddler 1:4
Two’s 1:6
Three’s 1:9
Fours & Fives: 1:9
Elementary Age Afterschool: 1:14

Does my child need to be potty trained?

We do not have a potty train prerequisite for our younger programs. However, children must be potty trained by the time they enter into our pre-k program at age 4.

How will I know what kind of day my child had?

Parent communication is a priority in our program. For our infant and toddler program you will receive a daily report on your child’s day. For our preschool and pre-k program you will receive daily communication through email, newsletters, in person teacher check ins and conferences.

What meals do you serve?

We serve breakfast, morning snack and afternoon snack. Parents will bring the children’s lunches daily. All of our meals are healthy, nutritious and follow the Solano County food guidelines for children ages 0-5.

What special events do you have throughout the year?

We offer various events throughout the year including back to school night, Halloween parade, Holiday concert night, Valentines day party, picture day, Easter celebration, Mother’s day brunch, Father’s day donuts, open house, pre-k graduation and more!

Can I volunteer in my child’s classroom?

Yes, we encourage all parents to volunteer in or out of the classroom! Parent participation is important for your child’s growth at preschool. Please contact our Director, Amanda Verbis ( for more information.

How do I enroll my child?

Call (707) 896-8799 or email our Director, Amanda Verbis, at ( to schedule a tour today!


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Benicia, CA 94510
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