The cleaning staff was great. The security was great. Organization was great. Teamwork was great. The playground was spacious and clean. The rest rooms stayed stocked and clean. Employees communicated well with each other as well as with the director over the facility.
360 Grove StJersey City, NJ 07302
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We looked at several child daycare facilities in the area that accepts children under 1 year old and we decided to go with The Growing Tree. We felt it offered more of a homey feel than the other places we visited. Many of the staff that work there have raised children of their own unlike some of the other facilities we visited. It's not as high tech as the other facilities but you have an experienced staff. My daughter has been attending the facility for nearly 4 months now and we still feel we've made the right choice for her.
Great place helped us when we had a terrible experience somewhere else..My daughters confidence has risen thanks to them highly recommend
Words cannot express how much I love SSA!! My girls were students there for nearly 2 years, prior to us moving out of Hoboken. From the minute we walked through the door, we knew this place was home. Maria and Sapphire gave off the best first impression and were so genuinely committed to SSA's mission. Since then, every administrator we've met has been the same - so friendly and wonderful. To this day, my girls remind me on a daily basis that Ms. Ashley, Ms. Dulce, Ms. Karen and Ms. Nacera are their "best friends". Even on the weekends, they would immediately put on their school shirts and say they wanted to go to the jungle gym with their friends. I never worried throughout the day or felt like I had to look at the "ap" to know they were having fun, learning, and most importantly safe. I first signed them up at SSA purely to socialize and have fun, but the incredible education was indeed an added bonus! At 3.5 years old, my older daughter is already learning to write her name, whereas my 2 year old already knows her alphabet, shapes, colors, and numbers. Both the teachers and administrators there truly loved my kids like they were their own. You cannot put a price on that. The bar has now been set very high for our future schools - We will forever be grateful for the teachers and staff here!!!
For those that only want the bottom line - my wife and I genuinely love everything about this daycare. It's wonderful. For those that want a little more... I judge a daycare on the care we get as well as the cost. Care: Every morning people are in a good, happy mood (I'm not sure how because I'm not always in a happy mood!). They do fun activities with our son and they send us updates and take great pictures for us. When you can't be there with your child, all of this is wonderful!Cost: I won't get into the details but it's all super reasonable. Is it the cheapest in the neighborhood? No but you get what you pay for. You get quality care and I never once felt the fees / charges were j reasonable. We are leaving Smart Start because I got a job in another city and I've seen first hand what exorbitant fees are!
Great teachers and very flexible management that accomodates your needs. Recommend it to every working parents.
We as a family absolutely love SSA & staff. Our daughter loves her teachers and we couldn't be happier.
My son has been with SSA Hoboken since he was 6 months and honestly we couldn't ask for a better place for him. The teachers are super talented and the whole staff is always caring and pro-active. SSA Hoboken is the reason why my husband and I can go to work with a smile... because we KNOW our son is in great hands (plus, he loves the school and the fun activities).
I love their services, staff are extremely professional and caring, managers are on top of things, and my kids have had wonderful experiences. We are moving to another part of Jersey, our family will miss Smart Start.
My entire family loves SSA. Our daughter has loved going there since she was an infant. She loves her teachers so much. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. We would recommend this school to anyone who is seeking a daycare/ preschool that will provide their children with a wonderful curriculum, love, care, fun games, healthy food and wonderful fellow students. Children will develop adorable friendships and learn so much- things we as parents wouldn't think of. I would give them 20 stars if I could.