I’m a mother of four boys ages 10, 7, 6 and 5. My oldest son started pre-school at The Vine Learning Center (TVLC) when they first opened 7 years ago (formerly known as Kings Kids Center). Seven years later, I’m in my final year there (that says a lot!). My experience at the Vine has been a very good experience!! TVLC staff has guided my boys through their first years of pre-k. I use the term “guide” because I feel the teachers provided much more than just classroom instruction to their students. They serve as a mentor to their students and inspire them to “love” learning as much as they do. I have witnessed them engage with the students in a deep and meaningful way, while providing a structured classroom environment. Their dedication and love for their job shine through everything they do. Above all, TVLC staff exemplifies a passion for teaching and a sincere commitment to our children’s success in and out of the classroom. I highly recommend the center to any family in need of a childcare facility with an awesome staff, great curriculum and low rates. Parents with small toddlers, TVLC staff helped potty train all my boys (BIG ++++ in my books, especially with a busy work schedule like mine).
13763 Sparren AveSan Diego, CA 92129
My daughter is two and half and has been attending ABC for over year. All I can say is ABC is a part of our family. My daughter absolutely loves it there and learns so much! From the moment I walked in to take a tour I knew it was the place for us. Sue and Shannon (the directors) are helpful, efficient, and a complete pleasure, and their teachers are fantastic! The school has lots of activities for families - Mother's Day Brunch, Father's Day Spaghetti Dinner, field trip to Bate's Nut Farm, and more! I can't speak for the older classes because like I said, my daughter is only two and a half, but I like how her day is scheduled. Well, as scheduled as you can make it for kids that age! They go outside to play, do lots of art, have circle to time read and sing songs, and they are learning every step of the way! She comes home all the time and has something new to share that she learned that day. I have watched my daughter blossom while attending ABC and I could not be more grateful to ABC for everything they do!!
My daughter has attended St. David's preschool for a year, and I am very impressed with the school. The large outdoor play area is a huge positive - there are trees, shade, lots of space for water play (a regular feature), and tricycle riding. The classrooms are very warm and homey. The materials they use stimulate creative play. When I dropped my daughter off one morning last week the teacher had a fascinating blue and white spongy material with texture out on the table, along with small whales and dolphins. My daughter was drawn to it immediately and began to shape and mold the material, pretend it was water, and create a story with the dolphin and whale figures. The teachers know how to rotate materials and use them effectively. The teachers have a lot of experience and have worked at the school for many years. We lived in a different city when my oldest daughter went to preschool, and I was pleased with her school, but St. David's is my favorite!
A special THANK YOU to all the WONDERFUL ladies who spend their day teaching and caring for not just my son, but all the boys and girls each and every day! You all are very much appreciated and I know that I personally cannot thank each and everyone of you enough for all that you do for my little preschooler J'allen. He's been with you all since he was 8 weeks old and four years later he is still happy to come to school each and everyday. Each one of the teachers at the VINE has contributed to his learning from crawling to walking to being fully potty trained at the age of 2 to driving the new teachers crazy and being able to count to 10 in spanish (which I had no idea about until yesterday morning) and everything else in between! :)
I can't say enough good things about this preschool! I have been very pleased with the attention, care and education my son has received from the teachers here. Every teacher I have worked with at this location has been simply amazing! The directors are friendly and involved in every aspect of the preschool, it's not uncommon to see them in the baby room in a rocking chair, or playing soccer on the big play ground. They are wonderful at keeping the parents involved and communicating with us. My only regret is that I didn't start my son here as an infant! :) I look forward to another few years at this school!
I found Wee Care because it's close to my home in Clairemont. I have not one bad thing to say about this school. My daughter started out 2 days a week and now goes 5 days. She is 3 1/2 and has been going there for almost a year. Every morning when we arrive we are welcomed with smiles and "good mornings!" My daughter Zoey's teacher Ms. Dianne is wonderful and always has a smile on her face. Zoey actually looks forward to going to school every day! Thank you to all of the teachers and staff that make this place such a wonderful, fun and great learning environment for my daughter!
Cannot say enough good things about Manna's. Their martial arts training is excellent. Their after-school program is a parents dream. My daughter has been in both programs for a couple of years and has developed self-confidence and inner discipline. They are also very nurturing. As a working mom, I am so grateful that I have a place to send my children, that not only do they look forward to going to everyday, but is a place that I know they are getting excellent care and instruction. I highly recommend them.
My daughter has attended TVLC for the past two years. We love this school! It's a great environment with excellent teachers. It has been obvious to me since my daughter started attending that the teachers truly love the kids. I (being slightly neurotic about leaving my child) feel very safe leaving her every day, and she loves to go! She has learned so much in the two years she's been there - I couldn't be more pleased with our experience at this school. It's wonderful!
I really like The Vine and the services provided to our son. I would like to have had an orientation day or some sort of welcome packet with information about the teachers, the types of learning material to be covered, etc. Also, and explanation about the bulletin boards and the monthly lessons. It would be nice to know in a bit more detail what specifically is being covered in class each day/week so that I can engage my son in describing what he did each day.
My daughter has been going here for almost a month now and she loves it! I can confidently and comfortably leave her with the peace of mind you get leaving your child with a family member. Quiana, Belle and the staff are friendly, professional and loving at the same time. The rates are affordable and the time slots are flexible, they only cook homemade meals for the kids and they even teach them some Spanish.. Happy honey bee all the way!!!!!