My daughter has attended several different day cares and always hated going, until she started attending the Pennbriar. She loved it! I had every other Friday off and would ask her if she wanted to go to day care or stay home with me. She always picked "go to daycare!" She attended from about age 8 to age 12. She made a lot of friends there and staff seemed to be a lot of fun (like playing games with them, not just watching them play). I am currently trying to get my younger child in but they are full. I also noticed staff members carrying and playing with the babies a lot and not just leaving them in cribs or something. Very affordable, as well. (It was $65 a week for after school care and they picked her up from school-two years ago, may be more now. I think full time in the summer was about $650 a month.) Lots of field trips and older kids play in the wave pool in the summer. Most of the other kids were well behaved, too. She didn't pick up any bad habits.
I have been completely impressed with the Crayon CLub. I was very nervous about putting my baby into a learning/day care. They helped with the transition by answering questions and being supportive of the mothers going back to work. They encouraged me to call to see how my child was doing at any time which I took full advantage of. All of the staff are very patient and caring. They seem to genuinely care about your child. I am completely comfortable in leaving my child in their care. The owner also works with the children and the staff seem to like their job. The other staff (staff that is not in her room) also know all the other children which I think will help with transitioning to a new room. The staff definitely focus on education which is very rare.
Our grandson goes to this daycare center. He loves it. They have a loving staff. He is an only child so he has been able to learn how to socialize with other children, learning to share and learning manners. I would highly recommend this center to anyone.