We started attending their 2 year-old program with parent and ended up with the present 3 year-old program without the parent. The teachers are awsome: warm, supportive, communicative and flexible. The write-up you get of what is being covered in the next month is like nothing I have ever seen in other programs. Also, before the children are dismissed, you get an overview of what they have covered that day. My son comes from an English speaking home even though I am bilingual. We are getting far more from the school than we would have hoped for. He is learning the language thru stories, poems, songs, art and other projects. He is learning not just the language but also the culture. There is special attention given to the holidays honored by Poles, which would include the christian holidays as well as the days honoring the grandparents and the mother, etc. The program is not just sitting but also dancing. Our son started eating more solids because of the personal attention given to him, while being in the presents of other children doing the same. This year, they will be offering a more extended program for the working parents, which is supposed to offer warm meals and have an outside play area. We will continue with them as long as we can. We currently attend the program once a week but would love to do it at least twice a week. Their program is Monday-Saturday. Highly recommend them.
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My son was a little over 1 when I needed to put him in daycare fast. He dropped a heavy sippy cup on my mother's foot causing her to stay off her feet for awhile and I needed to find daycare or risk losing my job. Well my mom told me she saw Katerria in a park one day where she occasionally takes david and suggested that I try her out. I was skeptical at first, Im timid of strangers caring for my baby, like any parent, but I told myself to give her a call. I had nothing to lose and nowhere to take him. We visited that afternoon and Katerria took him in the next day. I just want to Thank the Lord God for Katerria! She is so patient, kind, loving and really really advances those kids quickly! She transformed my little troublesome spoiled child! And what I loved the most about her is that she teaches them about God. You can't beat that in schools now. I hate that I had to take him out because we moved out of state but I would take him back in a heartbeat if we lived closer. She is top notch and desires many awards. I recommend all babies and kids of all ages to attend New Found Babes especially if you want to educate your child. YOU WONT REGRET IT.
I enrolled my son at Near The Pier exactly one year ago. The experience with Near The Pier staff is nothing short of amazing. I was one of those parents who were overall skeptical about day care. I visited 7 other day care facilities before Near The Pier. I knew this was the place for my child the moment i walked through the door. The staff is friendly and professional. The premises are always clean. The environment cultivates learning and loving care. My son is currently enrolled in the toddler class. Ms. Kennedy and Ms. Victoria are great teachers and care providers. They not only teach the children educational fundamentals, but also life courtesy. My son uses “please”, “thank you”, “bless you” and other good mannered phrases on a regular basis; all good manners consistently embedded by his teachers. The teachers and care providers at Near The Pier treat the children as if they were their own. The live video stream is another great perk; check in on your child while you are at school or work. I can go on and on… I give Near The Pier 5 stars!
I loved this school when my child was there last year. The staff and teachers were very friendly, and when me or my husband came to pick my child up they let us know everything they ate, the activities that they did, and anything else we needed to know. Not many daycares do that. I also liked the fact that i could watch my child's every move from my job on the web cam system that they have. Love the security entrance that doesn't just let anybody into the school, yeah the other parents are not as friendly all the time, but who cares, I come to pick my child up and go home, I am not there to make best friends with the other parents. I just want my child to have the best education, and learning experience and that is my only concern. I love the Director she is a sweetheart and truly cares for each and every child that is there. The only reason i took her out was i had a little financial trouble then, but now i am thinking of letting my child return to this wonderful school.
My daughter went here when she was 4...and that was 14 yrs ago, now I have my 2yr old son going there. Has been there ever since he was 5 months. They left me with such an impression 14yrs ago that I decided to put my other baby in here. They did not disappoint. The infant room had 8 children with 2 teachers and a few volunteers thru out the day. Now he's in the 1-2 yr old room, has about 14-15 kids with 2 teachers and more volunteers during the day. Always smiling and have positive interactions with me. Diaper changes are basically every 2 hours for infants and they do that(unless they go to the bathroom before that time). Right now he is in pull-ups and based on how many pull ups he has left there, I say they must change him about 3-4 times...waves bye-bye to me when I leave and doesn't want to leave the daycare when I pick him up!!!And that was the winner for me...HE likes it, that just makes me feel much more comfortable leaving him there.
We pass up at least seven other daycares, through three neighborhoods, to bring our son to Serendipity Family Center everyday. It is worth the time and effort because of the service that we receive. Our son is well-cared for, loved, and respected by every member of the staff. He has been in Serendipity's care since he was four months old, and before he turned two he could recite the alphabet and count to twenty in both English and Spanish. Everyday he sings us a new song or tells us a new story that he learned in school that day. We are pleased that a warm, friendly face greets us at the door each morning when we drop him off. He is so excited, too, that he runs up to the door to get inside to the fun. As first-time parents we were especially mindful about who we chose to be our childcare providers. The Serendipity Family Center has been the best choice we ever could have made.
My 3 children have been attending Northstar going on 2 1/2 years. My youngest has been in 3 classrooms since she started attending and she loves it as well as my other children. Every teacher has been very professional and all are very knowledgeable. They really love the children and do whatever means necessary tor make sure all the children are treated equally with lots of love and affection. My daughter has learned lots of Spanish, all her numbers, letters, and how to treat her friends nicely. The director Alondra and Nancy have done whatever possible to accommodate my situation and or difficultitities which I've always admired. A business is not a business if they do not know how to handle the problems that arise and this center does it with dignity and respect. I'm grateful for this Center and the staff! Wonderful amazing place to bring your children too!!!!
Noble1 I'm confused after reading your review. If your child was having health issues the day before, why would you as a caring parent leave your child with anyone. Isn't it your responsibility as a loving mother to at least stay home with your child the following day after his episodes to make sure his health issues were under control? I don't know what kind of conversation you and the owner had, but if I was her, I would have not received your child the following day if I had known your baby had a health scare the day before. I would have asked you to take your baby with you and bring him back after the 2nd day of him having no health episode. My child attends this school and I feel that this school Wonderful learning environment for the children and a great asset to the community. Hopefully, you found your child a place to go.
We have had our daughter at ITAV for 3 years now. It's been a great place. At first the adjustment is hard because babies tent to get sick but over a few weeks and months it gets better and they get immuned. We also use the teachers as our baby sitters. Ms Haley and ms Hope have been great baby sitters for us. The school has a very good curriculum and we've been pleased with our child's progress. She can write her name and numbers till 30. She is pretty good with shapes and addition as well. Her teacher ms Courtney also send homework every other week which really helps me keep track of her pace and reiterate what to teach her. Overall I really like the school because our kid loves to see her teachers and has made many friends over the years.
My daughter attended ITAV from the time she was six months until 4 years old. She would have remained in the daycare, but we moved out of state. I can not say enough good things about ITAV. She was in four classrooms over the years and ALL her teachers were wonderful, attentive, and became like family. The school took field trips regularly, there were monthly newsletters, and I felt like the teachers actually cared about my daughter and her progress. The school also provides a family fun day once a year, family literacy nights once a month, and parents night out as well. Overall, I would recommend this school to anyone. At the end of the day, it is nice to be able to drop your child off and know that they will be safe and happy.