Terrible daycare provider. I had found Lilia, whom is the daycare owner of happy face daycare in the yellow pages and decided to call and ask her if she was part of the voucher program. She said yes so I made my way to her daycare and decided to use her services using the voucher welfare had approved me for based on my low-income. I had taken an unpaid leave of absence from work to find adajate care for my child, which Lilia was aware of. After signing a contract and my child attended her daycare for one week, I decided to return to work. A few hours before I had to report back to work, Lilia called my phone to tell me the voucher, which she was aware of the amount they paid long before I came to her daycare, does not pay enough and all the other parents that are part of the voucher program pay her extra on the side and if I did not pay her the exorbitant amount of money she demanded, on top of the money the voucher program pays her, that I cannot bring my son in as agreed upon. Due to her lack of consideration and complete disregard to my financial situation and contract we signed, I was forced to call out of work and ultimately resign from my job because I had to begin the process of finding a daycare for my child all over again. Eventhough welfare was paying Lilia, I decided to remove my child from her daycare. She is money hungry and will try to manipulate you to believe she is the best daycare there is and when she thinks she has you she goes against the contract and tells you she wants more and more money. She is a scam artist. Also, I witnessed her husband handling children in her daycare. I requested paperwork on every person cleared by the state to be apart of her daycare but was never given any. My child is non verbal so it is imperative that I know who is coming in and out and handling my child at all times. Being a single mother with limited income and resources, this was a terrible experience.
80 Woodrow RdStaten Island, NY 10312
From Business: Gingerbread Learning Center is helping children with developmental delays in the areas of language, speech, behavior (ABA) and OT & PT. The Gingerbread Learning C…
467 Saint Marks PlStaten Island, NY 10301
From Business: We are the preschool professionals in the area, providing high-quality, center-based care and early childhood education for children from 2 to 6 years old. Our we…
I am a mother of two young kids, and I use Tangies kids as my daycare services, I am happy to say that I am pleased with her services. I would recommend her services to anyone who needs child care.sussan
My daughter is about 14 months, I have tried other Daycares but what made this one different from other ones is there open door policies compared to some other ones on Staten Island where you cant go in and check it out. The lady is sweet and warm hearted just what I was looking for in my daughters first experienece.plus the lady who's there to help her very sweet.
If you want a clean and safe learning enviornment for your child you should meet with the owner and set up and appointment. The children absolutely love it there!
This is a wonderful daycare with very friendly employees who truly care for the children. Its clean with highly qualified teachers. They have UPK that's free for 4 year olds too. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this place my granddaughter has been attending here since she was a newborn and has learned so much while attending here. My granddaughter is 3 years old now and when my granddaughter is happy I am happy.
Great Daycare! It is small, but for that I feel they pay very close attention to the children, which is what matters most. They do alot of activities and keep them busy. My son is only 2 and hes come for the first time with little arts and crafts. I had my son in another daycare and I pulled him out of there sooo fast. they did nothing and treated him like an infant. Hes 2! and I was so uncomfortable leaving him there. But I'm totally comfortable leaving him here for the day, its a good feeling. Even my sons Early intervention Therapist see a huge difference in him and love the place. He comes home singing , finally trying to speak, and so much more playful given that he is developmentally delayed, this place is a gift for us. Highly recommend.
My son has been attending full-time since the summer of 2013 and I can honestly say we've been blessed with caring and very professional individuals. Prior to meeting the owner, I had experienced, lets say less than professional behavior with two other daycares on the island. It was refreshing to meet the owner as she came off very genuine from Day 1. I value her hard work and enjoy watching her interact with the kids. In her care, my son is now 100% comfortable with participating in group activities, sitting and eating at the kitchen table, and he loves to remind me to wash out hands before eating. I'd recommend this daycare to everyone!