My two young sons have thrived at Backyard Friends! Six months ago when I enrolled my 3 year old he was just beginning to talk, he has now blossomed into a talking machine and is quickly catching up to his friends! Gina and Heather have helped tremendously with his speech and with potty training. Our previous daycare provider would not help potty train at all, even though he has potty training at home and doing great. Gina helped with no questions. My 2 year old is also doing great! Gina has a perfect balance of play and education. The kids are always so proud of their project, which they do everyday. Whether it's a mask or a picture or practicing numbers and letters they can't wait to show it off. I honestly could not be happier than I am with Gina and Heather and neither could my boys. Every time we pass by both boys excitedly yell "Gina's House!" I am so glad I was introduced to Backyard Friends and I appreciate Gina and Heather more than they could now.
Our 3yr old son has been enrolled with Backyard Friends since he was 8mos old. He loves going to "school" every day. Not only is it a fun environment, they also have a great educational program. We proudly showcase his daily art projects in our home. He's always so proud of what he made! The reward system for letter recognition has been awesome- he knows them all! Gina & Erica also helped him with potty training. What a relief! We are so thankful for all that they have done for our son, both socially & intelectually. He is thriving! Our 4mo old baby girl is now enrolled with Backyard Friends too! They are so loving with her. It is a real comfort knowing that she is being well taken care of. I have & will continue to recommend Backyard Friends to anyone that is looking for a great daycare.
I had such a difficult time finding the perfect daycare for my Son and when I came across Backyard Friends and went through the interview process i felt that this daycare was the perfect fit for him! My Son was only 7 Mo. old when he started attending and has been going ever since. What i enjoy the most about this childcare is how well organized the teachers are and how they keep the children on set schedules and do different activities with them throughtout the day. They even teach the babies, Sign Language. How cool is that? I was really impressed when I seen my Son was using his hands and telling me "Bottle" or "More". If your looking for a Friendly, Educated, Secure and Fun place for your Children, I HIGHLY recommend Backyard Friends!!
My daughter went to Backyard Friends for a couple of years, and I can honestly say that this is a excellent childcare provider. The owner Gina and the assistant Heather are the most sweetest ladies and they sure have a positive attitude. My daughter was always happy to see Gina and Heather and the other kids. Everyday, my daughter would come home and she would show me the arts and crafts that they would create. I love how creative they are with everything. My child learned the ABCs, numbers,singing, and even sign language from Gina and Heather teaching it everyday! Backyard Friends is a clean, and safe environment for all children. I would highly recommend Backyard Friends to anyone looking for childcare !
Our son has been going to Backyard friends for almost 1 year. We have seen a lot of progress with his speech and overall social skills. Gina is very good at keeping the kids on a daily routine that includes lots of playtime, snacks/lunch, nap and learning activities. Our son comes home with an art project every day and because of the variety of foods that Gina makes for the kids I often learn something new that he likes! Last note, I love that my very energic almost 3 year old gets to let out all his energy through out the day with the many yards and toys that Backyard Friends has. (Front yard, back yard and side yard, which all these yards have some type of jungle gym)
Backyard Friends really works with us parents on everything. When our son started, he was struggling with potty training and speech, and we have seen such a turn around. Now he is completely potty trained and talks non-stop about all the fun he has with Gina and Heather. Every night as we put him to bed, he asks if he is going to see everyone at daycare the next day. He comes home with adorable projects, and is genuinly learning as well as having fun. This is a great place to send your kids and Gina, the owner is extremely warm and friendly.
I LOVE THIS DAYCARE!! I am a nursing professional and have high standards for the care of my boys...with Backyard Friends, I don't have to worry about them while I'm at work. They go above and beyond to provide a loving, healthy, nurturing and educational environment for all of their children. I shopped around quite a bit; my kids have been her for almost a year and I couldn't be happier!
Both my kids currently attend and they love the close knit environment, the loving caretakes, Gina & Heather and their friends that they get to see everyday! They come home everyday with a craft or project and have learned a lot since starting BY Friends about a year ago. I would recommend BY Friends if you are looking for a place that is fun, educational and loving for your kids.
I absolutely love Backyard Friends for my son. I have been sending my son since he was 18 mos and is now 3. With the help of Heather and Gina my son is now a chatter box and loves to use the big boy potty. He looks forward to running in every Monday to see his friends and do an art project. I seriously could not have asked for a better daycare to send my son.
Backyard Friends has been an amazing experience for my son. Before daycare my son was shy and didnt talk alot. Now he is counting, singing- he knows his colors and shapes, he really enjoys doing his art projects and bringing them home to me. He is so happy to see Miss Gina and Miss Heather every morning along with all of his friends.