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.
8. Child, Inc.
2800 Webberville RdAustin, TX 78702
From Business: Since 1972, Child, Inc has helped thousands of children prepare for entering school and achieving academic success. Our Head Start centers service over 2, 000 children and infants from low-income families at over 50 site locations throughout Travis County. All services to children and families are provided at no cost to th…
1910 Justin LaneAustin, TX 78757
From Business: Voted Best Early Care and Education in Austin for 14 Years. Children ages 6 weeks through 11 years. Infant & Toddler Care â€¢ Preschool â€¢ Prekindergarten â€¢ After-School Care â€¢ Summer Camp. Our Early Achievers Program is part of our proven Kindergarten Readiness Program. We are nationally recognized and locally owned.
The afternoon teacher is excellent (Mona) and my daughter loves her, but over all she haites it there. She went from begging to go to preschool (at St. David's) to crying all the way to school! Needless to say we are going to be taking her out of there ASAP and getting our money back, if we ca…
My daughter has global development delays. We checked out many centers for part time care, but there are not alot who ""welcoming"" although legally required to be. They are so good with her and I haven't met any teacher there who isn't loving and gives the proper attention to each child as de…
This is probably the best daycare in Austin. It is one of the few that are NAEYC accredited. The teachers are mostly loving, kind and attentive. After a bad experience at Children's Courtyard, Prodigy has been a blessing. \r I never have to worry about leaving the kiddo here - she is happy and …
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
We seek out the best educational experiences for our kids, and Little Folks is definitely that. My daughter wakes up every day cheering about going to school. She's reading and writing at a kindergarten level. She's three. And she's never stressed out or overworked--she just has a good time. She comes home with new songs and dances every day. Pleased as I am with her progress, it's Little Folks' work with my son that really takes the cake. He struggled with handwriting, and even after a year of occupational therapy, he couldn't form legible letters. Ms. Liseth had him writing words within four months, and enjoying it. When you visit, you'll notice that the classroom teachers can't give you their undivided attention during the school day. This is a good sign--they're engaged with the kids, constantly talking to them, teaching them things, encouraging them to work as a group. Finally, what a relief to find a truly diverse school in a city that is so often segregated by race and class.
My Victoria is has improved on her speaking, leadership and writing skills because the activities at Norman EAC is supporting what her Pre-K teacher, Ms. Williams, is teaching. Victoria just turned 4 this past June and I am astounded at the continued development of her fine motor skills in after-school care. She is even learning to cook! She can now make her own sandwiches! The workers who were there when the school year began, Ms. Aisha and Ms. Flor, both showed Victoria how to use her kindness rather than selfishness to build friendship and I truly appreciate them for their patience. Norman EAC is a HUGE blessing to Victoria and I am a grateful working parent.
My children have been at abacus since their opening, and we wouldn't send them anywhere else! After touring some other day cares in the area, we picked abacus based on their program that was unlike any of the other centers we had visited. My child who is in the three year old class room, spends most of her day outside the classroom, in resource centers like a computer lab, art room, library, gym and playground and in the summer time the splash pad. I love the fact that she is constantly being engaged. All the teachers we have had throughout their time there have been dedicated, caring and helpful and the facilities are outstanding.
We moved our child to Kids Network in early 2007 after an OK but not great experience at another child care center nearby. Very quickly she went from not wanting to go to school to loving school. She is now in her last year of daycare and still looks forward to going. We've been very pleased with the quality of the teachers - not only do they follow a more developed curriculum than many day cares, but every teacher my daughter has had seems to genuinely care about the kids and be both appropriately affectionate and disciplining. Overall, I feel so fortunate to have found this gem of a day care.
If I could give them more stars I would. I like the staff here so much and I am so thankful for a place like this I work full-time and I hate to be away from my daughter and not know anything of her daily routine. When my daughter started coming here she was 3months and now she is 6months and she is very bright and they taught her a lot of little things. The one thing I like about them is that they tell me everything she does throughout the day, what she eats, and if she is or isn't pooping they are very attentive and I just can't express how happy I am I found you guys!
My 2 year old daughter has been going here since they opened in May 2016, she has grown leaps and bounds compared to the previous pre-school she attended. The curriculum is very diverse and they teach sign language, numbers, letters and manners. From her teacher to the aides and administration, they're all very attentive to our child and genuinely seem to care. We wanted our daughter to have a good foundation, and rest comfortably knowing she's in the right place to do so. Oh, and the place is immaculate, and state of the art too! Thank you for all that you do!
Kids Network is great. My son is on the autism spectrum and he doesn't open up to many people. It took him a while to open up to the staff. The staff are patient and kind to him. I have seen people be so rude to kids who are &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; different&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;. The social iteration he gets has helped him tremendously. He cant stop talking about the fun activities they do, and the friends he has made. It makes me happy to know that he is in good hands.
My son has been coming here for almost a month now and I got to say he has learned a lot here in a short period of time. He is 3 years old and I decided to put him here so he can interact with more kids his age and he really likes it here. He has been a very shy boy and hardly talked but now when I pick him up he always tells me how he has lots of friends and the teacher is nice. I recommend this place to anyone with children. The staff really cares about the kids and the kids learn a lot and make friends.