There have been some negative reviews put out on Tennyson Playcare Center recently but if you will notice they were all done on Nov 27, 2013 or around about that date. I m not sure why this person wants to try and destroy our reputation but I challenge anyone to come by our center at anytime of day for a tour, even during pick up times so you can ask the parents of the children how they like it here. To give you a little background on us we have been open for almost 44 years under the same owner. There have been two directors in the history of Tennyson Playcare and we have several teachers that have been with us for many years. We do accept CCS and yes we are a Rising Star center through them with a 4 star rating. We have 19 staff members at this time and all except 3 either have their CDA or they are enrolled at MCC and are in the process of getting their child development degree. We are here to help all children and do all we can to make our center a place any child can call home. Our building is older but we have recently updated it and all of our playgrounds. Please visit our website @ www.tennysonplaycare.com to view pictures or feel free to come by for a tour during any business hours. We are located right off Lake Air Drive at 5000 Tennyson Drive. As far as the person that has posted the negative... I challenge you to call me at the center and let us try to find a solution as to why you are so upset with our center. I do understand if you wish to stay anonymous and I respect that but I do hope you can find peace and can move on.
We found Tennyson Playcare about two years ago when we were looking for a home away from home for our first daughter (then 3 months old). We did a lot of looking and ultimately decided on Tennyson and could not be happier with our choice. We love the layout of the classrooms. All of the dividing walls are about 4 feet tall so you can see across all classes. This was great for us because it meant that if there were an emergency, the word could travel fast without anyone needing to leave the room. It also allows for parents to see what their children are doing before they even get to the classroom! There is a low student-teacher ratio which means that my kids get the attention they need. Every teacher in the building knows my kids' names and go out of their way to be personable and caring. We've even had the experience of running into teachers outside of school and THEY initiate hellos and hugs. My daughter gets a big kick out of that and we take that as a positive relationship. We made the choice to cloth diaper. The center has been great and accommodated our wishes and utilizes the diapers brought. With our second daughter, now also at the center, I had to go back to work very shortly after her birth. They kept her and love her. They worked with me so that I can visit and feed her on my lunch breaks. I really could not be happier with the women who have loved my kids and cared for them. We are so happy with our choice and definitely recommend this center for child care.
I absolutely love Tennyson Playcare! My oldest daughter started there when she was almost 3 and stayed with them until kindergarten. Now my younger daughter attends and has since she was 6 weeks old. The staff there is exceptional and definitely cares about the kids and the parents. My oldest daughter attended 3 day cares before I found Tennyson. She hated all of them until she got there. They really believe in the power or playing and learning. Some of the teachers are in school for child care degrees and they are always excited to start new projects with the kids and teach them new things. I fully believe that my daughter is so far ahead of her class mates in her reading because of the head start she got at Tennyson. Another thing is they have the most reasonable rates you could find in Waco as well as great hours! If you're looking for a reliable and high quality child care center, this is definitely the best in Waco!!