I feel very lucky to have found this gem of a place for our 2.5 year old. He has been here for almost a year and we went from gently acclimating to being away from home to full potty training and now he asked us to take him to school on the weekends to see his friends. It's such a warm and caring environment. When I was searching I chose this place because it felt less scripted than some of the fancier looking places...my gut told me it was genuine and I am constantly pleasantly surprised by all our experiences we see our son picking up from this wonderful learning center. The director, Mrs Teran, knows each child and their personalities and how their days went...the teaching staff is so great and I have not seen any turnover which is exactly what I was told when I was searching. The work they do during the week gets sent home on Fridays and I can see the great things they are teaching my son and in addition he does things like taking his plate to the sink when he is done eating at home, picking up his toys, singing lots of songs, washing hands, learning his letters numbers and colors...I could go on. A bilingual/immersion experience was important to me, but I am loving that he is learning to be a good and kind person, not just smart, which is due to the loving environment provided here. I've had no issues with scheduling and find them very flexible when I have doc/dentist appts to work in or rare occasions where I get tied up with work and have our backups do pick up.
Our daughter started at Kids Campus at 6 weeks old. It has been 2 1/2 years now, and we are 100% thrilled with our decision to select this school over the larger commercial, chain style daycares. There is very little turnover with the teachers (in fact all of our daughters' teachers are still there), and they are all absolutely fantastic and truly care about their kids. Our daughter has reached all the milestones including walking, talking, potty training & swimming months before expected. She is being taught manners and discipline without squashing creativity, energy and happiness. She loves going into school each morning and is quite reluctant to leave every evening. I can't say enough about the teachers, management, and facilities at Kids Campus. This was one of the toughtest decisions we ever had to make (leaving our only daughter with strangers), but it was the greatest choice we ever made and we now consider those "strangers" to be part of our family. I can recommend Kids Campus without reservation to anybody who is looking for a daycare to develop their child.
From the second that I saw the look on my son's face when we visited Sun, Moon and Stars I knew that this was a special place that would nurture and encourage my shy 3 year old. He attended SMS for a year and in that time he blossomed in to a funny, creative and caring boy. I attribute this to the environment that Ms Shalini, the director, has created with plenty of outside play and interesting centers inside. Ms. Allison's and Ms Karen's guidance as wonderful teachers also gave my son the confidence to learn and explore and grow in ways that I didn't know were possible. Unfortunately we moved to far north Austin and we could not make the commute to this wonderful place any longer, a decision that was not arrived at lightly. My son still talks about the school and all of the wonderful friends he made and the many songs and lessons that he learned. The only major con that others have mentioned is that getting in to and out of the daycare center can be treacherous, but you figure it out after a few weeks