This center has a strong focus on academics and learning in a fun and creative environment that allows children to blossom without them knowing that they are following a curriculum. In the before and after program there is daily individual focus on homework.. Kids are allowed to explore and play and have a plethora of opportunities to learn on their own without instruction due to the scholastic environment that they are exposed to. My youngest child is a toddler and I love tuning in to see him playing with different toys and enjoy that there is a mixture of arts, crafts, reading, and problem solving that he is involved in daily. The ratios are wonderful. Sometimes I notice that there are extra teachers in a room as opposed to not enough which happens in a lot of facilities. It is apparent that the administration of this facility plans for staff absences. The communication with administration and classroom teachers is amazing! I have received phone calls, emails, and notes to keep me informed. The staff are consistently friendly and really keep their personal lives out of the workplace. No one is ever disgruntled or has a negative demeanor. Even when students are crying or it seems to get hectic. They are trained and know how to handle it. The environment has really helped me to provide my children with structure during a difficult time in our personal lives. Honestly, this center has given me piece of mind and set me at ease to know that my children are in good hands. As a mother, that feeling allows me to go to work and provide for my family without any hesitation because it is easy to find a safe environment for your children; but finding a center that your kids are happy about, where they hate to leave and look forward to attending, that is a rare thing indeed. Thank you Great New Beginnings for being AWESOME, AMAZING, and providing SUPERB FAMILY service! From the costume characters that come in for free every month to the breakfast for $1 a day per child...They are simply amazing and have very inexpensive field trips that are fun and exciting for the kids. I would ask them only to please just keep up all of the good work! I feel so blessed that a coworker referred me to their center. I wouldn't dare call it a daycare because that is almost an insult since this center is truly a learning school that has private school level learning and very involved and educated staff members and teachers.
I gave it 4 stars because I had just once incident that bothered me but other than that I love Great new beginnings!! The staff are very friendly and understanding. The front office staff always says good morning, hello and even have a great night when face to face. They even know your child by name when coming in or leaving which shows they care who you are. That's important for me. The webcam is especially great for new mom's who are uneasy about leaving their child for the day. I must be on it all the time and each time I see the teachers care and love the children. The one incident I had was when i came to pick up my child, she was in the swing with a knited blanket over her face. It was a teacher who is only there in the afternoon's when I pick her up. When i talked to the office about it, they told me all teachers would be addressed about this and it wouldnt happen again. I also love their open parent policy. I would visit my baby every day on lunch and they understood and encouraged my visits! I love this place!
Very nice place, very clean, the teachers are warm. The owner is very professional and so cute . I took my daughter there for a tour, and she was in love with the place, the teach for the toddler's room was so involved with her, I loved the infant room, it was very cozy in there, there are attending to the infants, they were so happy in there, soft music in there to keep them calm. The kids were well supervised. I'm a very difficult person to please, but I was very please about the place. The curriculum is very advance in my opinion, not so much play toys, however, lots of educational toys. The rooms are very spacious, the classrooms are bright, it smells good in there not like dirty diapers. Security is tight, cameras in every classrooms, a code to enter in every building. I love the place.
My son has been in this school since he was 1. He is now turning 3; I can say that I would not recommend any other school. The staff is very knowledgeable, caring, and friendly. The owner, Janice has a beautiful heart and demonstrates daily how much she cares about all of the children and staff. She even worked with me to make sure my son had all the resources he needed to be at his level of development. I have never came across a center that was so clean, understanding, and had a low turnover rate with staff. I recommend this daycare to everyone!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Choose Bear EEC was the best choice I made for my daughter!!! The teachers are so amazing and are always doing something with the kids instead of just sitting around watching them. The management staff is also amazing!! I love Maureen and Tiffany.. they are so helpful and I couldn't imagine putting my daughter anywhere else. I hope she can always be at Bear EEC :) :)
My daughter and absolutely adore GNB! Every single staff member we've met has been exceptional. I've seen the greatest change in my 14 month old daughter since we started coming here.