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The Booth Memorial Child Development Center (BMCDC), is part of The Salvation Army’s Fruitvale Corps. Located at 2794 Garden St. in Oakland. The BMCDC strives to provide a safe and free, high-quality education and childcare for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The purpose of the BMCDC is to assist with the childcare needs of low-income families, while parents work or attend additional schooling.

2794 Garden St. Oakland Ca 94601


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Hours of operation: 8 am- 5 pm

Serving children ages: 18 months - 5 years old

The mission of The Booth Memorial Child Development Center is to create a learning community that allows each of its members to flourish and thrive! We provide a loving, secure, and developmentally appropriate environment, that nurtures, cares, and offers warmth and guidance to each child.

The Booth Memorial Child Development Center believes that all families have the right to the highest quality early childhood education, regardless of socio-economic factors. We believe that accessible childcare is necessary and essential. Our goal is to provide a curriculum that is full of learning opportunities and nurture children’s natural curiosity about the world around them. We teach children the skills that will help them succeed in school and throughout the rest of their lives.

The BMCDC is part of the Oakland Garden St. Corps of The Salvation Army, Alameda County. For more information regarding the Garden St. Corps please visit their webpage

Play-Based & Individualized Curriculum

  • Operation Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Toddler Program CCTR- 18 Months to 2 years old
  • Preschool Program CSPP- 3 years to 5 years old
  • Nutritious Meals served daily- Free breakfast, lunch, & snack provided by the CFCP Program
  • Community Outreach- Field trips, fundraisers, Garden Street activities, dental checks, city librarian & volunteer opportunities
  • Daily Outside time- Weather permitting: 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon
  • Parent Participation- through attending Parent-Teacher Conferences, Parent Meetings, & other Center events


Eligibility Requirements:

Family Income level must be below 85% of the CA state median income

The child’s age is between 18 months and 5 years


You qualify for subsidized childcare if any of the statements below pertain to you.

You are currently...

Working or looking for work

Attending classes or vocational training

Injured or Disabled

Receiving child protective services

The Booth Center is a licensed-center-based facility through the California State Department of Education and the State Department of Social Services-Community Care Licensing Division.

Phone#: 510.535.5088