Giving your child over to strangers while you work all day is a very difficult thing if you are anything like me. I live in the Mableton area and I DO NOT let just anyone watch and care for my child. I have family members that I wouldn't leave her with. After much prodding from my mother to, "Get that girl around some kids". I began the daycare search. At the time she was a year old and I was very picky about what I was looking for in a daycare. Because of the type of job I have I don't have time to call all day to see about my daughter so I had to trust where I'd be leaving her. I went to some facilities that were nice but the cost was as much as my house payment. SERIOUSLY??!! That wasn't going to work. Then I went to some facilities that were lower in price and was horrified at the condition of those places. Frustration set in because I had gone to so many places and was disgusted. I prayed about it and was at the gas station and my husband said there's a daycare across the street. It was a weekend so I decided I would stop by the following Monday after work. I just dropped in without calling to see what I would find. The exterior is no match for what's going on inside that place. It felt peaceful when I walked in the door. They offered me a half day free to see if it was a good fit. I took them up on it and have never looked back. My daughter doesn't care how much my husband and I like someone she is not quick to join the relationship. She LOVES being there. The first week was rough for her because she wasn't used to being away from family. But after that first week when we pulled up she knew where we were and would get excited. She started telling me bye before I could get her signed in good. The ladies working there have a GENUINE LOVE for children. They treat her better than I could have ever imagined. Whenever a problem arises I speak with the Owner or Director and it gets addressed. They never try to make you feel like you are a problem when something needs to be addressed. They really listen and when you ask questions about what's going on they take the time to discuss it with you. I have come to love all of the teachers because I see how they treat my daughter. Before my daughter turned 2 she could recognize her alphabet, numbers and after she turned 2 she knew her numbers and colors in Spanish. The 2011-2012 School Year has started and I'm looking forward to great things. I say school because those children are being taught. The one thing about the owner when we first met was her passion about how she felt children will learn you just have to start teaching them. I didn't realize how serious she was until the second week my 1yr old daughter came home with homework...it was just a page to color but it was amazing. They are instilling values and qualities that will last a lifetime as long as you as the parent reinforce the same traits. NO THIS IS NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT!! If you are reading this and you are looking for a daycare for your child, this is the best place for the money. I would venture to say it rivals the high dollar daycare facilities. I have a co worker that is paying one of those high dollar facilities and my child is learning so much more. So check it out...you will not be disappointed!!!
http://www.eliteschildren.com Elite Children's Learning Center (770)941-1366 7029 Mableton Pkwy Mableton, GA 30126 OR Elite Children's Learning Center (770)-528-9575 803 Brackett Rd Marietta, GA 30066 Hi, Every once in a while I feel it’s my duty to give back, so informing a mother in search for comfort as she has to leave her baby and go to work is something very important to me. I found the daycare my son currently attends on Craigslist because a mom was in love with the service and just blogged, so I’m doing the same in hopes to give a mother some insight when choosing an affordable daycare. My son is 3 ½ years old and has been attending Elite’s Children Learning Center since he was about 4 months old. I live in Mableton was excited to find a facility close by, as there were only 3 back then and I wasn’t impressed. I called Ms. Shantal Demby (the owner) and we spoke for a long time after hours. She is down to earth, has a great sense of humor, and the sweetest spirit. Immediately I wanted to try out the fit and it has been great ever since. Let’s just say this, I felt more relaxed with my son at Elite than with my mother-in-law watching my son in my own home! I won’t dare lie and say nothing ever went wrong, but I will say she has always been professional and quick to correct whatever concerns I had. I also would want to say that it’s my son who is so special and great that they fell in love with him, but they treat all the kids as if they are theirs. It’s a learning environment, very clean, but you’ll know your child gets praise, hugs, and hi fives because that’s how Elite operates. They treat all kids with love and fairly. It’s an amazing blend that I doubt many daycares can match, ESPECIALLY at her price point. As her daycare has grown into 2 locations now, it’s a smooth operation with constant improvements. Visit either of the facilities and speak with Ms. Shantal Demby and you’ll at least want to try the facility. Oh, it’s not a fancy building, but it’s very clean, well maintained, and has all the amenities that your child will need at each stage to grow and learn both socially and academically. Honestly, go by meet her and Ms. Renee (assistant director) and then go with your gut. I hope I have helped someone. God Bless you in your search! P.S. I am not being paid nor was I asked to post this. Ms. Shantal doesn't even know. Just as someone posted and it helped me, I am hoping to do the same.
2 of my sons (1 & 3 yrs old at the time) were the first attendants when Ms. Shantal first began this business back in 2007 at her home. I fell in love instantly with the warmness and personal approach that was given to each of the children and have enjoyed watching Shantal’s love for children grow. My sons received the highest quality of care while they attended, so naturally when I found out I was expecting again I did not give a second though on where I would send my new bundle of joy. Ms. Shantal and Ms. Renee took in my god daughter when she was 6 wks old and had critical medical issues. They took excellent care of her and she is now a healthy and well thriving 6 yr old. I could simply go on and on about the core education that they provide or the personal time that they take with each parents question or concern or the professionalism of the staff or the overall love that the teachers display to the children. I simply adore the staff and highly recommend this day care facility for anyone looking for superior care for their child.