10/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My child has been attending Learning Tree since he was two years old. When I was looking for a daycare for my son, I visted Learning Tree and the owner, Fran was there. She gave me a very detailed tour and told me all about the facility. She did all this even though her daughter-in-law had just died that morning. She was friendly, answered all my questions and told me that she wanted me to see the kitchen. I wondered why she wanted me to see the kitchen and she said that when I visit daycares, always look at the kitchen and bathrooms and if they are clean, you know the facility will be as well and it was! I knew then that I was going to have my son attend daycare here.
Even though my husband and I read to our son each night and started him on the My Baby Can Read program when he was one year old, I know that the Learning Tree has helped tremendously with his social skills, reading and creative arts. I have personally gone to the center without my sons teachers knowing, to watch my child and others as they play outside, do activities in the classroom and was impressed with his teachers. I am a teacher myself, and know what to expect out of other teachers and the daycare. If I see something that is not right, I do not hesitate to contact Keith or Bob to inform them and they get it corrected. If my son is out sick, the center will call me to find out how my son is doing. When my son was going through the ""terrible twos"" and he was not listening or being defiant, I told his teachers to contact me and I would come to the daycare and help in handling the situation with my son. Even though the teachers thought they were inconveniencing me, they still called me each time and I came up there each time. It takes both the parents and the teachers to raise the child and I wanted them to know we are the type of parents who are committed to being hands on each and every time. The staff here are very compassionate and caring. Because of the Learning Tree and our parenting skills, my son is already prepared for Pre-K. He can write and spell his entire name, knows his numbers and can count, complete a 25 piece puzzle without help and pick up one of his books and read it aloud to you and he is just three! I wish as parents we can take credit for all of this, but it was with the help of the Learning Tree Daycare. Keep up the good work Learning Tree. I will always recommend your facility!