My grandson went to Sugar and Spice several years back. They were always sweet to him and considerate to me. Ms Syble even wrote me a nice letter to send to court when I got custody of him. Can't say enough good about this daycare!!!
5509 Timber Hill RdBirmingham, AL 35242
From Business: The Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy has been providing learning opportunities to students for more than 20 years. It is a nonprofit, private school that offers…
Please don't send your children here, they talk terribly to the children, they discipline in bad ways. Horrible experience
We love this day care!!! My daughter has been going there for 2.5 years. Her teachers are devoted to her and her learning has thrived! I'm not sure what the last review meant about the appearance of the school; I think it is adorable and it is one of the few daycares that has plenty of room for kids to play outside. There is good tree cover as well so it is also one of the only daycares that I have seen children outside during the summer.
We have just completed our seventh year with CCS. Both of our children attended from birth through four years old. We could not have found a better place. The staff is amazing and both of our children thrived under their care. You can easily see the heart the staff has for children. The best thing about CCS is their commitment to providing a Christian environment. From the moment you walk in the door you know this is a priority of CCS. We appreciate all that CCS did for our children and would recommend them to anyone.
We joined the CCS family a little over four years ago after utilizing a few other daycare options. We were in a pinch, and thank goodness, they had an opening for our daughter. Our son shortly thereafter, started attending and we have been blown away. These teachers and staff go over and beyond on a daily basis to take care of these children like they are their own as well as providing superior academic instruction. It may be a little more expensive than some other area schools, but we have no regrets. It is worth every single penny. CCS does a lot of outreach and work in the community as well as provide many "give-backs" to the parents such as "Parents Night Out" and other complimentary events both on and off site. I honestly have no complaints about CCS. If there is ever an issue with a child, they will work with the family through it. It is amazing what all they are able to teach the children. We have made some life long friends there and I would recommend to anyone that wants the best for his/her child.
Please note that CCS is DHR exempt and are not held to the standards that are meant to keep our children safe. On two separate occasions my child was strapped into a chair in the 2 1/2 - 3 yr old class (two different classrooms) for discipline reasons. That is considered restraint and not okay by my standards. Then the teachers lied about why he was strapped in and were reprimanded. After the second chance I wasn't giving a third and we have pulled him out. There is also extremely high turnover at this school now which is not the way it has always been. If you are considering CCS please ask about discipline practices and teacher turnover.
In response to Maneesh205, I'd like to note that as a parent at CCS disruptive children can cause such a domino effect in a class. CCS prides itself on being a structured environment, and with children and parents who don't strive to maintain the expected level of structure in the classroom I find it comforting that CCS doesn't condone or tolerate this for the sake of other children. I have a friend and a current parent who is a military family (2 kids) where the father was deployed for a full year. Their son often had difficulties dealing with the absence of his father, but when there were troubling days CCS worked with his mom in helping them to gain control of the situation instead of expecting these often young teachers to just deal with it. Yes the teachers are young and often not "certified" but they have been through weeks of training for that particular environment and often have servant hearts that love, care and nurture the children. I'd take that over a certificate any day. Situations are all different, but I would advise any family that is looking for a true Christian environment for their child to grow in, choose CCS. The academic excellence and Biblical character teaching only adds to the many reasons that my family chooses CCS.
This school has a warm, strong community feel that is exhibited most by the directors and staff. I feel totally at ease each day at drop off. My children love learning and are taught each day about the love of God! I am so thankful for this school!
My children have been apart of the Sugar & Spice family since 2006 and I love every year they have been there...ALL Staff is excellent and the Owner (Mrs. Syble) has been in the business for decades and you can tell because she is the best and very hands-own business owner I know!! if you need great childcare and not a babysitting service this your place your child/children need to be..THE BEST IN HOOVER AREA!!
I want to make sure everyone knows that this is a great place for children to grow and thrive . The owner is very actively involved with all the staff and the children . She has great relationship with the parents. My daughter attended here for 12 years and loved it. This is a fun place to be. There are so many activities for the young and older children. They plan many field trips in the summer.