Overview: Certified childcare service ideal for part time or date night care. My almost 2 year old loves going 2-3 times a week during those occasions that mommy and daddy are both scheduled to work at the same time. This is ideal if your schedule varies from week to week or if you have the outside normal hours meetings to attend. The facility: Kidz in a minute is conveniently located in the Target shopping center near Once Upon a Child. They are open 8:30am-9pm Mon-Thu, until 10pm on Fri and Sat. and 1-5pm on Sun. As you enter the building you are in a reception area with a half window half wall separating the reception area from the play area so you can see your child is playing happily before you completely leave the facility. This greatly reduces anxiety for both child and parent. There is room for napping and,a small kitchen for heating and storing food. You can provide food or for additional $5 at pick up they will. No peanuts or peanut butter allowed (we sent a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich one time . In the play area itself there is an indoor pirate ship play house with slide (my son loves), climbing wall, play house, 2 computers with child friendly software, and tables crafts, coloring, and meals/snacks. Cost: Annual membership is only $20 and half of that was credited to the cost of our first visit. Standard rate is $10 per hour, but package plans are available and provide a substantial discount well worth investing in. There are also some simple loyalty programs (card punch and Facebook check-in) that you can participate in to accumulate free hours Staff: Staff are certified childcare providers competent and friendly. They keep a daily schedule posted online allowing for play, clean-up, snacks, and even potty reminders which has helped my own son become more excited about potty training. Before you go: There is an online registration form you can fill out or print off to fill out and have ready the first time you bring your child in so you can use your time to speak with the staff and introduce your child to the facility rather than standing around filling out paperwork Added bonus: Your Kidz in a Minute membership card is good for discounts at other businesses in the shopping center. A list of participating retailers is available online. Funny comment: The first day we took our son here he had so much fun that when daddy showed up to take him home he cried and ran back to the pirate ship saying 'No! Mine! Mine!' He has gotten better about leaving and anytime we go to the shopping center he gets excited and points out the brick building with Kidz in a Minute babbling happily.
1100 Newton RdRaleigh, NC 27615
From Business: Precious Lambs Early Learning Center is a Christ-Centered, 5 Star Licensed Childcare Center for ages 3 to 5. Our Christ-Centered curriculum strives to instill self-…
8516 Old Lead Mine RoadRaleigh, NC 27615
My oldest daughter has been at Bright Horizons for over 2 years -- she started in the infant room and is now in the 2s. And now our youngest daught…
We've been CDC parents for 3 years now and love it. I wish they had a north campus because we have since moved much farther away, but the kiddo loves it so much I couldn't ever think of pulling him out for the sake of convenience. The teachers are exceptional. As another poster said, the holidays they have can be frustrating for two-working-parent or single-parent households, but usually one of the teachers will set up a little informal camp or something. And every single teacher there deserves holiday pay and some time off. I don't even understand how they can be so great and patient and fun all the time. A few years ago we did have an issue with a teacher that was always late, making the parents late for work. It was a big problem. After a few complaints, she was either fired or moved on and for the last 2 years there has not been one single problem. The school itself is more laid-back, hippie style than the intensely clean and organized Montessori centers you see. The toys are well-loved. There is paint all over the fence. A favorite activity is playing in mud. MY child comes home happy, tired and dirty. I'm used to it now and would not have it any other way. They believe in play-based, child-led learning. No academics, no pushing reading or math, etc. But when a child has a question, they explore the answer hands on, focusing on 'discovery'. This method is not for every parent or every child. It works great for us. Growing up is hard enough, getting to be a kid when you are a kid and develop a sense of curiosity is important. I feel the price is average for central, center-based care and a great deal when you consider the caliber of employees.
My daughter has been going here for almost a year and I wouldnt put her anywhere else!! I love that the teacher to child ratio is great because they keep the class sizes small so each child can get the individualized attention they each need and deserve! Ive worked in daycares for years and I didnt want my daughter being somewhere that she would have to be left to scream, hungry, wet, or anything else for 10+ mins before someone could get to her because there are too many kids in the class, but here i never have to worry about that. A lot of the home daycares ive seen, although licensed, still look like a cluttered babysitters house with a bunch of kids running around but from the very first visit to Honey Bees i was very pleasently suprised...it looks just like an upscale preschool!! The orginization and attention to detail is great, and you never have to worry about your childs belongings getting mixed up with anyone elses. All of the teachers are not only certified and well trained, but are all very kind, gentle and very attentive!! They all have experience and give each and every child and abundant amount of love and attention!! The lesson plans and acivities are also very engaging and fun for any aged kids!! It is important that even at a young age, my daughter get lots of interaction, social skills, and tons of engaging play and motor skill practice, and they have it all down to a Tee!! I am very happy that i chose Honey Bee's Nest, and I wouldn't have my daughter anywhere else but with our little family at Honey Bee's!!!