I did a lot of research into various schools before putting my child in Champion School for its great support system, focus on confidence building, and setting up the child for success. At first I just though this was just marketing fluff, but it is not; I couldn't be happier with my decision to come to Champion. Champion School has been an AMAZING experience for my child. Since we have come here our daughter has improved her writing skills, her math level has gone up, and her confidence levels are now sky high. This doesn’t mean more stress for the parents, as they support the child throughout with frequent one-on-ones. I was honestly surprised at how frequent these one-on-ones are. I actually thought of using this concept and hiring tutors for one-on-ones - I don’t see how they make money as one-on-one tutoring costs are astronomical! (~$30/hr) They really do make their students learn the material well and effectively - any hands on parent should be able to see this clear as day. One can also take entrance tests to gauge how well the school does - for example my daughter got 98th percentile on the CHSPE (the California High School Proficiency Examination, the exam you take before applying to private high schools). In regards to administration, I understand why people think of it as a negative of the school. They can be a bit slow getting back to me, but once they do they try to help to the best of their abilities. The reason I don’t mind is the principal clearly would rather spend her time getting to know every student, their level, their progress, and their happiness level. I am simply AMAZED by the amount of care the principal does this with. She even knows which particular concepts your child struggles with and assigns one-on-ones to help bolster these concepts. She is also down to earth and is actively apart of your child’s education. The fact that pretty much all the kids seem to like her a lot is a bonus. In my honest opinion, I would rather have a principal more focused on getting my child the help she needs than one who is a customer service bot. If you want your child to enjoy learning and excel at it to, this is the school for you! NOTE: My child is now in the middle of HS. She is still doing amazing in school and is excelling with ease and much studying needed to be done. We both attribute this mostly to the amazing qualities of the school.
34 El Campo DrSan Jose, CA 95127
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To whom this may concern, My wife and I have been bringing our son to Bambi’s daycare for over three years. Our son was not in the best of care for his first year, showing aggressive behavior. In less than one week at Bambi’s daycare he was a new guy. Bambi is Great and she really cares. Her daycare is extremely safe and she is very proactive in keeping the children in her care safe. She has plenty of learning activities to keep the children busy as well as plenty of play space. Bambi understands that the children’s parents have their ways of doing things and she is flexible with the parent’s requests. On that same note she also has a Daycare to run and she does a Great job with making sure the actions taken with the children are safe and effective. We are Extremely proud of how our son has done under Bambi’s care and we Highly recommend her. If we were to have any more children we would definitely bring them to Bambi’s Daycare. Ron & Elizabeth
Busy Bee is hands down the best day care around. Ms Nicole is experienced and confident with children. She works hard at planning out activities for the day - the kids never sit idle or in front of the TV. She is big on helping the kids learn to communicate and express themselves and while promoting manners and kindness. My daughter (23 months) has completely flourished while at Busy Bee. Her language skills, vocabulary and articulation are amazing. She loves going there and has clearly developed strong attachments to her friends there, to which I credit Ms Nicole. She even asks where her friends on the weekends! Ms Nicole acts and feels like a parenting partner. She is great with updates for the day, tracking behavior and activities and she even sends weekly pictures to everyone. You won't go wrong with Ms Nicole. She's a keeper!
We are extremely happy with this school. We had our older daughter in this school until a couple of years ago, when we moved to public school and last year we enrolled our younger one here. This school is very unique in many ways: Kids get a lot of 1on1 help; there is no limit to how high a child can go - every child progresses at her own pace; lots of teachers, few office staff; very patient with the kids, less so with the parents; great with a child's developmental needs, less so with the clerical stuff.. We are confident that our child will be safe, happy and learn at a rate that is unparalleled. Our older daughter is a topper at her school. We think it is due to the strong foundation that she built at this school. If we could afford it, we would bring her back to Champion. We recommend this school highly.
Bambi is wonderful! We spent better than 4 years at her daycare and she became part of our family! My kids still ask to go back and visit. She has a very loving and gentle spirit and keeps her daycare running in top shape. Both of my kids loved going there and we were so sad to leave when moving out of the area. Bambi is very nurturing and encourages the kids to explore and develop through imaginative play, music and creates fun games and activities to incorporate learning and education. I have referred many pleased parties to her daycare. She is very well organized and flexible. My second child had special needs and Bambi worked with our family to support us in our efforts to achieve the best for our child.
I have had both my children at Busy Bee. Nicole is very caring, generous, flexible, and understanding. I feel she is always looking out for the best for the children. I really appreciate the toys and activities that she plans out for the kids. They always seem to be having a great time! She also does a fantastic job of introducing the older toddlers to letters, crafts, and music. The facility is always clean and there is a large backyard for the children to run around and play in. The icing on the cake is the weekly photos that she shares on Shutterfly so you can see what fun the kids were having when they were with Nicole. It's really a GREAT daycare! In a heartbeat I would refer anyone to Busy Bee.
Nice, caring: I was looking for preschools for my son and ran across this one. Although I chose a preschool center because my son was older, I would have loved to have him in this daycare. She was so welcoming, I felt like I could kick off my shoes and stay awhile. Everything is childproofed and she sends a Yahoo photo album every Friday so although you are at work you can see all the neat things your child did during the week. The only drawback is she wants 2 weeks deposit (for the final 2 weeks) which could be hard to come up with. But really, it's for her protection and totally understandable.
Denise, the owner is amazing. She has such a love for all of her students, and calls them all her "lovebugs". My son was only 1 1/2 when he started attending, but he absolutely loved it. They keep classes small which is ideal. The playground/backyard area is huge, and my son learned so much while being here. He loved Denise and her staff and was always so excited when I came to pick him up (and sometimes crying because we had to leave). I'm sad we had to take him out, but once we are financially ready, he will be attending again. Thanks Denise! You do such a great job with our kids!
At Busy Bee, (Ms.)Nicole creates a comfortable, safe, and fun environment for children to grow. Our son + daughter have spent their toddler days in the care of Nicole - and she has done an amazing job helping us raise well behaved, smart, interested and sweet kids. And they have so many friends at/from Busy Bee! Nicole is even so awesome to take pictures and send them out to families every week - the best thing ever!! And her reports and communication is top-notch. Nicole is very capable, trustworthy, patient, kind and smart. Great provider for children.
We have had the pleasure of having Miss Diane as our four year old's teacher for two years now. During this time we have watched our son learn wonderful things from Miss Diane, as well as mature emotionally. Her style of teaching and programs she has implemented and executed, in our opinion, as well as many other parents, make us one of the few lucky families to have had the pleasure of her expertise. She is truly captivating. I have had five preschool teachers for my five children and she is quite simply THE BEST!"