I am a first time mom who is extremely attached. When I had my daughter I cut my work back to part time and begin working at home so that I could be with her all the time. I did this till she was 18 months old. At that time it became obvious that she was ready for more socialization with children her age. I was also ready and wanted to start back to work full-time, but the idea of leaving her with anyone else terrified me. As every parent knows, it is just plain hard to trust another with the care of the single most important person in your entire life. I researched many schools in the area and then I discovered NOC. The directors Nikki and Mark made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions as I toured the facility. I was immediately impressed by how large and immaculate the school and playgrounds were while still keeping a loving home like environment. It is truly a nice facility, but honestly that had nothing to do with my decision. It was the teachers and caregivers that I met that made me feel at ease about leaving me daughter. I saw the other kids learning, playing and happy. From the young kids to the older kids everybody seemed genuinely happy to be there. They were all involved in activities. The walls are lined with pictures of happy children from the past 31 years of operation. Many of those kids on the wall have grown up and had their own kids now. It just felt right. Those were my first impressions of NOC and now that my daughter is a student there I can say that they were spot on. I have watched her grow and learn so much in the last two months, it blows my mind. She has learned sign language and even some Spanish. A couple of weeks ago they learned about manners and she uses please and thanks you correctly all the time now. It is so wonderful to see her thriving at NOC. I never know what little surprise might be waiting for me in her cubby when I go to pick her up. (Maybe a little note from her teacher telling me about her day, or artwork she has drawn, or some other project she completed that day) Our fridge is covered. Her teacher (Ms.Jibri) has been wonderful with her and I can tell she has really taken the time to get to know my daughter as an individual. The staff at NOC is grade A and second to none. I could go on and on about how awesome the people that work at NOC are. It’s easy to see they really love their jobs. The main thing is I see is how much my daughter loves her school. She wakes up chipper and basically skips out the door. She was sick a couple of days last week and had to stay home, but even feeling yucky with a 102 temp she was begging to go to school. “So she could play “Ppleeasse”. It was so sweet. If you are looking for an exceptionally caring and educationally valuable school for your child you really can’t go wrong with this place. We look forward to many years as part of the NOC family.
I would like to start out by saying how pleased I am with the level of quality care and education my children receive at Barton Creek Child Development center. An environment in which children succeed relies on individualizing the needs of each child. Likewise, a balanced and complimentarey team, utilizing the skill set of their staff, provides a loving and successful educational experience for children. You will find both at this wonderful and unique school, located in beautiful southwest Austin. My son has attended the infant center since he was 8 weeks old and my daughter is at the preschool. They both love coming to school and I feel confident in their care and pleased with the level and content of their academic curriculum. I would recommend this school to anyone who would like to offer their child a warm, loving, dynamic environment- outside of the "big Box". The level of personalized service is excellent!
Barton Creek Child Development offers excellent educational programs as well as physical acticities to keep children active and aid in developing coordination and the aspect of group activity participation. My child has learned sign language and is able to sing his ABC's at 2 years of age. The teachers and director are very qaulified and hands on with all parents and all children. It is a wonderful place with a unique differentiation from "chain" child care centers. The learning areas are very spacious and each age is appropriately segregated for learning and safety aspects for all ages. My child has attended since 3 months of age and is now 2 years of age. Elizabeth and Katie are amazing and welcome anyone at all times to visit and observe thier learning centers for infants and pre schoolers. We LOVE Barton Creek Child Development Center!! Parent- Christie Deschodt