Ms. Chanelle

Hello, my name is Chanelle but to my kiddos it’s Auntie Nel or Ah- Nel. I have over sixteen years of teaching experience, and I am the proud owner of The Molding Pot Academy. Although I am a teacher by degree, I hold many titles when it comes to the care and well being of our children here at The Molding Pot. I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to do something I love doing, all while creating lasting relationships with families. As we go on this journey, I would love for you to join our family. Here at The Molding Pot we create a safe space for children to grow, learn, and flourish. It is my mission to equip them to reach their highest abilities. 

“If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.” -Alfie Kohn

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they're learning"

It's important to find an environment that will help nurture your child’s growth, development, and set the stage for future learning.


About Us 

In Our In-Home early learning Preschool

The Molding Pot Has the PERFECT balance of LEARNING and PLAY!
Our early learning preschool setting offers differentiate learning for 
each childs  individual needs interest and abilities. Activities and nuturing and building relatioship occur in a healthy, positive and relaxed environment.

Here at the Molding Pot Academy our Mission

is to develop happy, kind, self-confident, and successful children.

​We provide child care that meets the needs of each child and family in a safe, education environment. We pride our in-home ​childcare focuses on the individual needs of each child , while providing quality, reliable and safe care. Our Goals are 

  • To provide affordable, convenient, dependable 
  • To create a child care setting for social, cognitive, and physical development 
  • to provide learning experiences through PLAY!

Everything you'll need in one location!

Molding Pot Academy 

Quality Child Care in a Preschool Setting

Field Trips -Destination Birthday Parties 

Digital Sign -In / Learning through Play

Molding Pot Consist Of :
  • Safe and Nurturing environment 
  • Pediatric & CPR certified
  • Nutritious Meals & snacks 
  • Ages 6 Month- 5 years 
  • After School- School Age 
  • Qualified & Experienced 
  • Small Class Environment
  • Age appropriate activities 
  • Fun activities such as: Santa, Monthly field trips &  Much More ( all fields trips are on hold until its safe for children) 

What Our Families Are Saying

My son has been at The Molding Pot for 2 years and I can say his teacher is simply amazing. She has the kids expressing their feelings instead of crying when something is wrong. My son already has his letter recognition down and is able to spell his first and last name on his own. Everyday I am surprised about what these kids can do. I know when my son starts kindergarten he will be ahead of the curriculum, thanks to his amazing teacher. 

Brown Family

Our daughter has been going to the Molding Pot since 2018 when Ms. Chanelle opened her doors. I cannot say enough about the care and education our daughter receives at the Molding Pot. Not only does Ms. Chanelle provide a safe and loving environment she provides age appropriate learning for the kids. I will never forget the day my daughter came home from daycare and was able to look at dinosaur pictures and tell me what kind of dinosaur each one was. My daughter writes her name, counts and knows what cranes are used for.

Ms. Chanelle has put her entire heart into the Molding Pot, when I am at work I know my daughter is in the best hands. I also get to see what daily activities the kids are doing with pictures on the Brighwheel interactive daycare app and on Instagram. Ms. Chanelle is nothing short but part of our family as she has taken care of our daycare age daughter and also stepped up to care for our 5th grader while we have most recently needed care for her due to school closures.

Our family gives The Molding Pot a five star ⭐️ rating for the best child care in the Sacramento Region.

The Byrd family 

Byrd Family

I've known Chanelle for years from church. The way how she was so attentive to the childrens church I've always wanted my child to go to class with her. (Even before I had children). After my daughters surgery I worked hard to pay off medical bills and knew I couldnt take her with me so daycare was our best option. I was so ecstatic that Chanelle had one more space open just for my daughter during this time. From the moment she has stared to now Ive seen a dramatic change. She is singing her alphabet, nursery rhymes, signing, and playing with others with no hesitation. Chanelle has been a awesome teacher to my baby and we are so happy to have her in our lives. If you are on the fence, dont be Go with her and you'll be just as impressed as we are!

Crenshaw Family

Ms. Chanelle is AMAZING!!!

My son has been with her for almost two years now and he surprises me with something he has learned at school everyday. Whether it's a new word or a new skill. Very blessed to have met such a wonderful teacher.

Strickland Family

Coming Events

  • Monthly fire Drills 
  • Water play 
  • Themed Sensory play 
  • Monthly themed activities & crafts 

This is just a few things you can expect from The Molding Pot, we have a lot in store this year!

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Get in touch!


230 Belfont Circle 

Sacramento, CA 95835


Chanelle Hyde

(916) 478-1220



6:30 am -6pm

Sat-Sun: Closed