André has been providing safe, dynamic care in North Berkeley since 2005.  A UC Berkeley graduate in Philosophy and father of three, André's approach to care is informed by his background in ethics, education, and a strong connection to the outdoors.

André and I met in 2000 working in a program for children with challenging behaviors.  When he decided to stay home with our two youngest children, we created Greenhouse.  The families we have met over the years have grown up with our children and our dogs and remain part of the larger Greenhouse family.  We are happy to provide mindful care to children and are excited about the opportunity to provide community to other families. 

Our three children, now in high school and beyond, are also sometimes present in the program, helping with reading, cleaning, and fun.  

André plays the guitar, speaks a little German, and has hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia with his dog.  He loves the outdoors - and your children will, too. 

- Karen J.