I love this place, the staff are so caring and good with the children. Yes, sometimes they will combine the toddlers and infants-only when necessary. My daughter gets so excited to go here, she loves the teachers(sometimes even more then me, I think) and everything is clean and done with great caution. I go to school confident that my daughter will be looked after, played with, and also be told no when necessary. The teachers interact with the children, they don't just give them toys and then play on their cell phones or stand around and watch the kids (I've seen this happen at other daycares). I refuse to bring my daughter to any place but the best and this is it!
My son has been going to this daycare since he was 6 monrths old and we recently celebrated his 5th bday. I found First Steps actually on yellowpages.com in my nervous search for a daycare in Riverbank. After looking at 8 different options (in home and centers) the only potential provider who asked to hold and enteract with my then 6 months old baby was Donita. She immediately showed us she had a nurturing and caring personality and children truly brought joy to her life. All of the care takers at First Steps are amazing and my son loves each of them. They provide the children with a safe and loving environment. They are structured yet give the kids the "at home" feel. I would and have suggested First Steps to family and friends. I can not imagine my son going anywhere else. They are wonderful people!