As parents, we all worry about our children. It seems like just yesterday when we came to Kidzone with our daughter and had a hard time leaving her in the care of others. We quickly found out that the individuals caring for her through out the day are a special group of people. To describe the environment at Kidzone I use the words: family, friendly, academic, structured, dedicated, and safe. The curriculum was focused on learning while having fun from the two-year-old program up through Pre-Kindergarten. As a parent and public school teacher, I give credit to the teachers and staff who have prepared my daughter for the high level math and reading skills that she will be faced with in elementary school. She has grown both academically and socially in the hands of her teachers. The teachers have certainly challenged her and reinforced problem solving skills to build her critical thinking. Kidzone has provided her with a solid core fundamental academic foundation. The repetition of the daily routine built confidence and promoted leadership in my child. The thing we feel is most significant is the dedicated staff. All of the teachers and staff that have worked with our daughter have always been positive and looking for ways to continually improve and educate the children. She always comes home with a new song to sing, yoga pose to show, sight words that she recognizes, etc. I know that Kidzone has helped shape her into a well-rounded child. Kidzone's directors, Mr. Larry and Mrs. Lisa have been very accommodating to our family. I appreciate their desire to build relationships with the families and the local elementary schools. We can tell that their number one priority are the children! Our daughter has been fortunate enough to have spent the last four years at Kidzone. We feel that Kidzone has given her the opportunity to experience that learning is fun at an early age. This is important as a baseline for her success as she continues her academic career. We will truly miss Kidzone now that she is entering Kindergarten, and would recommend this center to anyone looking for excellent childcare.
We moved from PA with a very tight timeframe to find our daughter a new daycare. She had a wonderful daycare in PA, and we loved the family like atmosphere it had. Unfortunately, I had been working in Maryland for three years and heard stories from co-workers stated, "You will never find something like that here." After calling, visiting, and meeting with different daycare professionals I came across TLE. I called, and within 30 minutes the Director called me right back. She wanted to know about our daughter, and asked about our prior experience. She invited my husband and I to the center during a day when the children would be up and active to get a feel for the center. When we walked in we knew, this is where our child had to be. After we visited they asked us if we wanted to bring our daughter by to see how she liked the classroom. After our daughter came in, sat with her future classmates and had snack we knew we had what we were looking for. Our daughter has grown so much being there, she is encouraged to engage with her peers and teachers in new activities as well as those that she shows interest in. I love that she is not just a paycheck to the center, but she is a unique person. The employees know her name, they know little things about her like if she was in a goofy mood or what books are her favorites. I could easily choose a center in Baltimore City, but I choose to drive past my office to drop her off everyday because when you find a daycare provider that is this good you will do anything to make sure your child is there. If and when we have another child, my husband and I already have concluded this is where they will also attend for daycare.
The learning experience in Parkville has been one of the best decisions we have ever made for our daughter. The excellence is driven from the very top. The owner is dedicated to the wellbeing, safety, education and having an enjoyable fun atmosphere for the children at all times. She only looks for the very best in her staff that share this same goal. Once you are inside you can see how happy and engaged each child is. In only 3 weeks of attending the learning experience they have been able to teach my daughter her numbers up to 10, her ABC’s, animal sounds and the best of all; they were able to help her use the potty full time! The learning experience is bright and colorful and kept very clean. They work hard on planning fun educational activities thru the summer. Each day my daughter comes home, I find her excited to tell me about the special visitors that have come to teach them a skill. She has meet with soccer players, seniors from the local retirement home, police officers and many more. I would highly recommend scheduling a visit to see the learning experience if you are in search for a high quality, loving atmosphere for your child.