I have had my children at Little Shoes Learning Center for over three years. I have never had a problem with the teachers/staff. The facility is always clean, welcoming, professional and it has a home-environment feel. There is always communication between the center and home. Children are sent home with daily sheets which report diaper changes/bathroom usage-for potty training, daily activities (what is being taught-letter C, Number 9 etc.), items of need (extra clothes, diapers, etc.). Additionally, parents can follow along on the Center's private Facebook page, where pictures of your children can be viewed (permission from parents is obtained prior to pictures being posted). There are 3 large storm shelters- this is a necessity in Moore, OK. The children are always engaged in activities at every age. Infants finger paint and bring home adorable parent keepsakes. Older kids work on letters, numbers, colors and skills needed for preschool. All children are learning various skills while playing and the children are introduced to different languages. To respond to a previous post, my children have come home with bites, scrapes, bruises from falls, etc. but each incident was documented and I was informed each time and given complete information on what happened. There has been times where the teacher on-duty did not have all of the information I was asking for but I was able to get in contact with the teacher that was on-duty to get the answers I requested. Video cameras do show each of the rooms so that incidents can be reviewed if necessary. Kids are going to be kids; part of growing, learning, and playing involves getting a few unavoidable bumps here and there. The teachers are not neglectful and they do care for the children they are watching. Little Shoes Learning Center is my children's home away from home. They are comfortable, learning, socializing, and being cared for by loving people. I go out of my way to take my girls to this Center- I won't change.
We have been attending this daycare for 3 months and are very happy with it so far. It is a relaxed but structured atmosphere where the owner has a daily presence. Our previous daycare was basically run by the director and the owner did not spend much time at the establishment; this is not the case at Little Ones. The owner may not be there every second of the day, but I hardly feel that is necessary. His cell phone number is given out freely so if there is an issue he is reachable. Every time I have called the daycare I have gotten through with no problem. Many of the teachers are moms too and I feel that they truly take an interest in my son. I also feel that they are good at communicating with me about my son and anytime we ask them to make a change in his routine, it is made with no problem. If there is a revolving door at this daycare, as the previous commenter suggests, I have not noticed it yet. There are going to be issues with any daycare; however, I certainly don’t think that attacking the wardrobe choices of a teenager is the appropriate way to handle disappointment in your child care establishment. Update: 07/10/2012 We have now been attending this daycare for over a year and still like it. I always get a hold of someone when I call and nearly all of the teachers that were there when we started attending are still there. I am having another baby in December and she will also be attending this daycare. It's not the prettiest building on the outside but it's what's on the inside that counts!
My Daughter went to Cornerstone Child Development for over two years and we never had any problems and were very happy with the way she was treated there. It's hard to read such a bad review and to be quite honest, if this child really did get out and run down the street, that tells me a lot about how this child is probably being raised at home. Question: Is it the daycare or the child's parenting that really caused this type of behavior. All it takes is a few bad reviews form some irate (over the top, over exaggerated) parent to ruin a good daycares name and reputation. I can tell you that if this really happened, it was a fluke and I'm sure there is two sides to the story. Go and check this place out for yourself and then go and look at other places. I'm sure you will pick cornerstone over the others. This place is ran by people who work very hard and probably work a little too much at times. I know the owner very well from our experience there and she is a very hard worker and good person with great character. I would recommend this place to any new family starting out in the daycare world. You will not be disappointed. Five star daycare. Remeber: don't believe everything you read. Do your own research. Go there and and see the place and that will answer all of your questions and concerns.