Lake Tahoe Daycare Mountain Munchkins

Welcome to Mountain Munchkins! We are a Licensed and Insured In-Home Daycare in Truckee, servicing children 6 weeks to 4 years of age. We recently moved from Tahoe City to Truckee, CA. Our plan to open a center has been put on pause as we try to navigate this new world as safely as we can. We feel by keeping our numbers to 6 children max will help lessen the spread of COVID 19 but still give families in our community a helping hand. 

We have been a small, family child care, providing the quality and care that you need for the last 7 years. And we will continue to do just that. We are here to accommodate the local community.

For those of you who are visiting and for those of you who have used us in the passed, we apologize for this but we will no longer be taking drop-ins at this time. 

Facility # 293623390


Please be patient while we update our info, as we have moved!

Feel free to call us at 530-563-6181

 What we’re about

With a background in Early Childhood Education, Daniela strives to create a unique blend of education and fun in activities each day. When we are in munchkin land we follow a regular daily routine with which the children become familiar and comfortable.  We are teaching the children to be kind, loving and independent  human beings, and the best way to do that is to show them is through consistency and structure.


Just Visiting? 

Although we are usually full Monday-Thursday with Tahoe locals, we do cater to those visiting the North Lake Tahoe area. We typically have space for drop-ins during all major holiday times and, if we have enough children, we will even open up on the weekends! Call to check for weekday or weekend availability. 

PLEASE NOTE: We will no longer accept drop-in’s at this time due to COVID 19




“I can’t say enough about Daniela. She was willing to take on my 4 year old with autism who has horrible tantrums, as well as my 14 month old! Even with my 4 year old having a big tantrum she said she would be willing to watch them again! She is awesome and found many ways to keep my kids entertained! My 4 year old is still talking about her and telling people how much fun he had at her house feeding her rabbit and going on a bear hunt! Wonderful, caring and patient are the words I would use to describe Daniela!


“We were so lucky to have found Daniela! She took care of my 4 month old baby in December and she was amazing! We are very happy and thankful we had the opportunity of meeting her! She was very loving with Gianpaolo, and we felt very comfortable in leaving our baby with her!! This made it possible for me to have some time in the mountain with the rest of my family!!!
Thank you for being so nice! We will always remember you!!!! Will definitely recommend you to any friend traveling to Tahoe! How I wish I could have her here in my country!”

Regina Angelucci

“Daniela watched my 11 month old son and my cousin’s 18 month old daughter several weekends ago while we were out skiing. She was absolutely wonderful at gathering information on the children in terms of food, naps, etc. and executing on it. The kids loved her so much that they didn’t want to leave both days! She played with them, got them both to nap multiple times/day, and took them on walks and to the playground. She created a loving environment for them and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. I will definitely use her again the next time we plan a ski weekend in Tahoe!