When my daughter was 2 it was time to move from home care with her grandmother to a daycare for the experience to grow and learn and socialize with other kids. Like most mothers I do not make the decision of choosing child care easily, nothing but the best would do. I found Joy after doing a lot of research and visiting many centers in the area. I knew Joy was the best place by far after my very first visit and there was no other place I would ever consider again. My daughter has loved the center and everyone there since day one, even when it was hard for me to leave her that day, worried it would be difficult for her to adjust, she just waved and said "Bye Mom" then ran off to play. The teachers are all very loving, patient, attentive and absolutely great with the kids. It's very clean and safe and has a fantastic, structured curriculum that doesn't compare to any other daycare I have ever seen. It has been 3 1/2 years now and my daughter is finally starting kindergarten already knowing how to read and write on a first grade level! My husband and I feel very blessed to have found Joy, Ms. Cher and Mr. Mel and all the wonderful teachers who have helped shape my baby girl into such a smart, well mannered and genuinely happy child. Thankfully we live close by and she will attend the local elementary school so she will most likely be staying at Joy until she is too old to go anymore :-)
1206 Aldine Bender RdHouston, TX 77032
From Business: Stay & Play Day Care Centers was founded and licensed in 1978 to serve some parental responsibilities and to take care of its customers children in a healthy and sa…
We've had our 5 and 7 year old at this day care for a year now, and my wife and I are very happy we enrolled them. We previously had them at a church day-care down the road and it seems like all they did was color all day, children had nothing to say about their day. If you're a few minutes late everyone gives you a rude look, not understanding you just spent the last 1.5 hrs in traffic driving from the galleria area. I was fine paying the fee for each minute I was late, but don’t be rude about it. The Montessori has friendly staff; they let us know about any events that happened with our children even if it’s a minor incident. The kiddos tell us about reading, writing, and number activities they did during day care which is great to hear. The owner is awesome, so friendly, willing to work with you; she even paid for me to attend a summer field trip with one of our children. Their hours are more realistic especially for parents that have full time job, so they don’t strictly follow school holidays. I feel like they took their clients schedule into consideration, not all of us are off for teacher in-service/minor holidays. The day-care provides real food for all day care, which is really nice when the kids say how delicious their lunch was and they ate all their food. Price is very reasonable, and I don’t mind paying any price knowing our kids are in good hands.
In searching for a child care provider, it has been quite a hardship for my 21/2-year old daughter and I. I tried putting her in a private caregiver's home, but it just didn't work out for us. In short, my daughter was watching TV a lot of the time and I just didn't believe she was getting enough attention and or was not being looked after by the caregiver 100% of the time. She cooked their meals and went to the restroom (without a substitute replacing her) during the child caring times. This was not acceptable to me. I tried several licensed centers, but was disappointed with much of their services, because, what mattered to me most-care, safety, & program content-was lacking or not intensive enough. Luckily, I received an advertisement from Joy and went to see them. This place was more than I expected to get. Joy is a modest-size building, but has a great team of directors and teachers who have a passion for caring and teaching children. My daughter is now enrolled here. I have dropped by at many different times of the day and have always seen my daughter busy learning vocabulary & songs, making art, playing outdoors and more. What I like about Joy is that they have made me feel comfortable and my child very happy. Here, she has discovered her talents and is challenged to learn more. We feel very fortunate to have found Joy.