Finally a clean, inviting, center! I was impressed when I was greeted at the door by a staff member, she was able to get the Director for an unscheduled tour. I wanted to see what the true "goings on" were, not when you schedule a tour and everything is prepped for a view! The classrooms were clean, and really do have great toys. They were actually age appropriate! I wanted to check on the preschool classes, and I was really excited about getting my son in to get ready for kindergarten. The teachers were awesome, they had a fun board that listed all the activities. The class was clean and inviting, the kids were actually involved in puzzle and math play at tables, art was available, a computer with learning games, and the teachers were sitting at the tables with the kids working on handwriting and rhyming. I was really excited! They do a kindergarten readiness and assessment, because as a first time mom of a kinder, I have been nervous about getting him ready! They have extra programs like Spanish, Karate, and Gymnastics. I also asked about field trips, and they have a BUS that my son is so excited about!! If you are looking for a clean place with experienced staff, check out this place!!
My family came from a small town & my daughter was at the absolute best Montessori school. When we decided to relocate to Boise I visited 3 in home daycares & wasn't impressed by any means. Called around to different facilities in which the common response was we close at 5:30 or 6. That was a no go for my schedule at work. I stopped by Nina Bells Playhouse & saw what a great facility it was, there was structure & a great environment that was created for the children attending her facility. While visiting the facilty & the 3 months to follow I can tell you there hasn't been anything that would lead me to believe bad things where happening there. I absolutely love having my daughter attend this daycare & my daugther appreciates all the fun things they have for the children to do. IE: dance class, playing in the water, puzzle days, game day, discovery center & so much more. Thank you for being a great daycare with the best prices around. I will continue to leave downtown to take my daughter there any day! :)
(FYI This church is no longer Baptist but has changed it's affiliation to Church Of God In Christ, and is in the process of changing the name and listing to reflect that. The church is now "Living Vessel Church Of God In Christ.") I love this church and it's Pastor, he preaches an undiluted "grow up" message with lots of grace and love, and is obviously lead of the spirit. He and his wife are so loving and down to earth, and they have such shepherds' hearts for the people of their congregation and just for people in general. You will immediately feel loved and cared for when walking through the door. The people of the church are all very loving and inviting as well. If you are seeking a real place to come worship and let God do mighty thigs in your life, and to make real connections with a church, this growing little place is definitely worth your consideration!