My son has attended Banners for almost 5 years, we also have a 2 year old daughter that attends, and I am expecting our third who will also attend. The staff is kind and compassionate and has become an integral part of our family. In the past 2 years they have opened a new expansion to the existing facility and updated the old facility. Although it has always been a bright and inviting space it is now even more beautiful. The outdoor space has also been updated with three new playgrounds and a ton of open space for the children to enjoy. My children are fed three meals a day that are prepared right on sight in there brand new commercial grade kitchen, which is included right in the price of tuition. As a parent of almost 3 it is so nice to not have to worry about one more thing! The staff is so kind and accommodating. They are always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. In the years that we have been there we have seen little staff turnover so we know almost everyone when we walk in the building which is so reassuring as a parent. Both my children are far exceeding where they should be developmentally. My son is writing, starting to read, and preforming above where he should in math. My daughter is fully potty trained, which I assure was no easy feat! She is developmentally and socially above where she should be at 2 years of age. I have never questioned the sanitation at Banners. I always see the staff cleaning. I have been told they use the same bleach solution that I use at home to keep things sanitized! As infants my children suffered tremendously with ear infections. Banners is MAT trained so they were able to give them all the necessary medications that they needed. Both my children also suffer from asthma and because they are MAT trained they are able to administer all their medications. They are trained in what to look for in asthmatic cases and I have never once second guessed leaving my children in their care even with their medical issues. I know a few families with special circumstances that Banners has worked closely with in order to ensure that their children are being tended to and loved no matter what is going on in their personal lives. They seem to take a real interest in each family and deal with each situation as it arises. I have been more than pleased with the care that my children have received and continue to receive. I would and have highly recommended Banners Child Care to any parent looking for quality care for their children.
I have been sending my four year old to Tonja since he was one, and she now watches my one year old. We are so blessed to have found Tonja to care for our children while I work. They always amaze me with what they learned at Tonja's. Not only do they do the MOST AMAZING crafts, they learn/utilize vocabulary you couldn't imagine! My son's favorite new game? Transparent and Opaque Eye Spy!! The boys are loved by Tonja and I don't worry about them at all while they're in her care. Her daycare is beautiful and she is always available to keep me up to date on the day my children had! If you're looking for someone to love your child and a place where your child is active and learning- Tonja is for you!!!
The Owner is wonderful! She has a very professional and organized itinerary of how the day is split up for the children, just as if my child would be going to a Daycare Facility. The house is always very clean, and the other caregivers that help out are wonderful. The only reason I can see how the other reviewer may have been "put off" by the owner is because she is probably the most professional about the interview process. This is her home, and her business, so not only do you have to make sure this is a fit for you and your child, but she has to do the same to make sure you are a fit for her. I wish I had found her sooner, and my child, now 2, absolutely LOVES it there!