I recently enrolled my daughter into Sandcastle Academy after a horrible experience with her first daycare. She is two years old and I take pride in how incredibly smart she is. She began attending another daycare two months ago for the very first time and was anxious and excited. After the second day I began having trouble getting her to even wake up much less let me drop her off. Being unexperienced and having no one in my family to get advice from, I took her to the closest daycare to my home, a BIG mistake. There was almost never anyone at the front desk, the children had no daily curriculum and rarely had group learning activites, they were not made to sit down as a group and eat meals, which when discussing two year olds is practically a necessity in order to get them to stop playing and eat, and their day basically consisted of watching cartoons. The Sandcastle Academy was referred to me by a friend, and I will definately recommend it to others. Although it is only my second experience with a childcare facility, I do not plan to search for another one. They have weekly curriculum reports to let the parents know what the teachers plan to do with the children every day. On Fridays they send home all of the artwork the children make through the week. My daughter was so happy to return to "school" after our Christmas vacation that she woke me up this morning!
There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about Mrs. Angela and her staff. I was lucky to be referred to her by the CDC on base when my daughter was 2 months old. They were very responsive to all of my new-parent concerns and open about their own care giving practices. My daughter was always excited to be dropped off and I always felt safe. The military program is great too because they matched the rate the CDC offered. They were even able to accommodate my family's use of cloth diapers! I wish I could have taken ALT with me when I moved away! Truly the best child care I've ever experienced.
My 2 year old son has been going there since April 2016, he loves it there, the staff/owner are amazing. He has learned a lot in the time he has been there and truly enjoys going there.