- Even as an infant/toddler, they spend a good amount of time doing hands on arts and craft activities- It's an updated facility so no safety concerns when it comes to building code compliances. This is my line of work; it mattered to me.- They take credit cards. At 13K a year, this was a big deal for racking up cc rewards for us.
I'm a traveling therapist in the area and I've heard that the staff enforces strange rules, such as, no kicking or throwing balls (rolling only?) and no using the swings. I also heard a rumor from another therapist that s teacher in a young classroom mocks crying children and has said "wah this is what you look like! Your mommy isn't coming!" I find a center that enforces strange rules with play and mocking and yelling at children to be disturbing! I'd recommend that you ask around before going here.
On the first day of dropping off my son, the teachers in the baby room were very warm and welcoming. They were very comforting, as it was very diffucult for me to leave my son for the first time.The environment was very colorful and engaging, along with many age appropriate and stimulating toys. This is my first child and the open door policy makes it so helpful that I am able to call and check on him at any point during the day. I also go in and nurse on demand so I am in and out of the building at various times throughout the day. I would recommend this child care center to any parent looking for a quality, loving environment.
Our 2 girls have been there part time for 2 years and we have had a good experience. It is one of the few centers we found that had pro-rated part time care, which saves us a significant amount of money.
My son has attended Banners for almost 5 years, we also have a 2 year old daughter that attends, and I am expecting our third who will also attend. The staff is kind and compassionate and has become an integral part of our family. In the past 2 years they have opened a new expansion to the existing facility and updated the old facility. Although it has always been a bright and inviting space it is now even more beautiful. The outdoor space has also been updated with three new playgrounds and a ton of open space for the children to enjoy.My children are fed three meals a day that are prepared right on sight in there brand new commercial grade kitchen, which is included right in the price of tuition. As a parent of almost 3 it is so nice to not have to worry about one more thing! The staff is so kind and accommodating. They are always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. In the years that we have been there we have seen little staff turnover so we know almost everyone when we walk in the building which is so reassuring as a parent. Both my children are far exceeding where they should be developmentally. My son is writing, starting to read, and preforming above where he should in math. My daughter is fully potty trained, which I assure was no easy feat! She is developmentally and socially above where she should be at 2 years of age. I have never questioned the sanitation at Banners. I always see the staff cleaning. I have been told they use the same bleach solution that I use at home to keep things sanitized! As infants my children suffered tremendously with ear infections. Banners is MAT trained so they were able to give them all the necessary medications that they needed. Both my children also suffer from asthma and because they are MAT trained they are able to administer all their medications. They are trained in what to look for in asthmatic cases and I have never once second guessed leaving my children in their care even with their medical issues. I know a few families with special circumstances that Banners has worked closely with in order to ensure that their children are being tended to and loved no matter what is going on in their personal lives. They seem to take a real interest in each family and deal with each situation as it arises. I have been more than pleased with the care that my children have received and continue to receive. I would and have highly recommended Banners Child Care to any parent looking for quality care for their children.
Tonja is an AMAZING daycare provider. She has a very welcoming home that makes you and the child feel comfortable. At all times her attention is on the kids and they never leave her home, except for walks.She gives the kids a structured schedule that includes playing and learning. She has a great set up inside her home that is fun and roomy as well as the backyard. Best at home daycare set up for sure!! Tonja loves to do creative activities, arts and crafts, walks and games. She is very clean, respectful and flexible with your schedule needs.My daughter loves going there and her son is a blast to play with!
Tonja is an exceptional daycare provider. She is extremely clean, friendly and loving with my two year old daughter. My husband and I are very pleased to see her come home happy and excited each day to share what she did especially her daily crafts. Since she has attended I have already noticed the positive impact on my daughter. She already knows all her capital letters! I would highly recommend going to Tonja if your looking for a daycare provider. ! Thank you for all that you do!
I have been sending my four year old to Tonja since he was one, and she now watches my one year old. We are so blessed to have found Tonja to care for our children while I work. They always amaze me with what they learned at Tonja's. Not only do they do the MOST AMAZING crafts, they learn/utilize vocabulary you couldn't imagine! My son's favorite new game? Transparent and Opaque Eye Spy!! The boys are loved by Tonja and I don't worry about them at all while they're in her care. Her daycare is beautiful and she is always available to keep me up to date on the day my children had! If you're looking for someone to love your child and a place where your child is active and learning- Tonja is for you!!!
My son learned so much in Tonja's care! She did the most amazing crafts with the children. My son was always very well cared for and happy. If you send your child here I think you will be very happy with your decision.
The place is terribly understaffed to the point where the owners have to stand in for teachers and sometimes have parents stay until they can get a teacher in. Staff doesn't use gloves to serve kids food. The teachers are too busy gossiping while outside to bother keeping an eye on the kids. There have also been incidences of abusive behavior - inappropriate yelling, pushing. Not to mention there is NO EDUCATION going on here for the kids! TERRIBLE PLACE. Please send your kid somewhere they'll flourish and get the attention they need - not here.