About us

The People Behind BayAreaPreschools.com
Our Mission

What We Stand For

Created in 2003, EastBayPreschools.com (Now BayAreaPreschools.com) was the first online preschool directory in the Contra Costa and Tri Valley areas. EastBayPreschools.com is a simple, reliable and personalized service for both parents and preschools. It is a safe place to compare preschools and child care centers on an “apples to apples” basis  Parents can be sure this information is accurate and up-to-date.  Preschools directors can be sure they can update their information, post current openings or advertise job opportunities by just sending us an email at [email protected].


We Are Providing an Platform for Both Schools & Parents

As parents, you need a simplified approach to finding the best preschool for your little one. We are here to provide you the tools to find that facility and also to help you in the life transitions and obstacles that come with raising young children.

As preschools, you need a place where parents can easily find you and get a good idea of how well the fit will be between your facility and the needs of their family. As one of the most viewed preschool directory sites, were are here to help you too!


Administrative director

Sydney jacobs

Sydney has a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and has attended Diablo Valley College for Early Childhood Education. 

She joined us at EastBayPreschools.com in May of 2019 to help with Marketing, Communications and Social Media. She is also currently a lead Preschool Teacher for the 3-4 year old classes at Kid Time, Inc. Her combination of experience with the website and as a preschool teacher leads to a unique ability to connect with schools and directors, as well as parents.

With a passion for quality care, Sydney aims to connect Bay Area families and preschools with their best matches, through social media, blogposts, and preschool fairs.

Mike & Jodi Mascaro

Mike Mascaro has been in the tech and website world since 1994. He previously owned IT company, Diablo Microsystems, and currently manages Northern California for Pact-One Solutions.  His team built and designed  the website for BFI (Garbage company), many of the East Bay’s Chamber of  Commerce sites, and many small businesses in the Diablo Valley through the early 2000’s. Currently, Mike works with Medical & Dental designing and implementing technology. 
Jodi Mascaro is a dedicated, experienced Early Childhood Education professional. Her educational background includes a M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Cal. State University, East Bay and a B.S. in Child Development from Cal. State University, Fresno. Her 20 years of ECE experience includes Head Infant Teacher, California State U. Fresno, Head Teacher, San Jose State University Child Development Center, and since 2004, ECE Specialist, Chabot Las Positas Community College, Livermore.  She is currently the Director/Owner of Creative Learning Center of Alamo.

Together Mike & Jodi own Creative Learning Center  a Little Blue Truck Inc, company dedicated to Early Childhood Development. They also have 2 young children, a passion for preschools, families, and the East Bay!


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BayAreaPreschools.com is an informational directory only. It is not a referral agency. While we do our best to ensure that the information contained in this site is accurate we are not responsible for errors or misinformation. Always visit centers before choosing one for your child. Everything on this site is STRICTLY FOR YOUR INFORMATION. It is not intended to be absolute or guaranteed.