When my daughter was 2 it was time to move from home care with her grandmother to a daycare for the experience to grow and learn and socialize with other kids. Like most mothers I do not make the decision of choosing child care easily, nothing but the best would do. I found Joy after doing a lot of research and visiting many centers in the area. I knew Joy was the best place by far after my very first visit and there was no other place I would ever consider again. My daughter has loved the center and everyone there since day one, even when it was hard for me to leave her that day, worried it would be difficult for her to adjust, she just waved and said "Bye Mom" then ran off to play. The teachers are all very loving, patient, attentive and absolutely great with the kids. It's very clean and safe and has a fantastic, structured curriculum that doesn't compare to any other daycare I have ever seen. It has been 3 1/2 years now and my daughter is finally starting kindergarten already knowing how to read and write on a first grade level! My husband and I feel very blessed to have found Joy, Ms. Cher and Mr. Mel and all the wonderful teachers who have helped shape my baby girl into such a smart, well mannered and genuinely happy child. Thankfully we live close by and she will attend the local elementary school so she will most likely be staying at Joy until she is too old to go anymore :-)
15. Texas State of-- Department of Family & Protective Services-- Children's Protective Services Offices--
Serving the Houston Area.
This place was great! they were very professional and respectful of all my things. I received service from them almost 3 weeks ago and it still is fresh as the day they did it. I tell my friends and family they are great AND AFFORDABLE my home is a 3bedroom 2 bath and I was charged $90.00 flat r…
In searching for a child care provider, it has been quite a hardship for my 21/2-year old daughter and I. I tried putting her in a private caregiver's home, but it just didn't work out for us. In short, my daughter was watching TV a lot of the time and I just didn't believe she was getting enough attention and or was not being looked after by the caregiver 100% of the time. She cooked their meals and went to the restroom (without a substitute replacing her) during the child caring times. This was not acceptable to me. I tried several licensed centers, but was disappointed with much of their services, because, what mattered to me most-care, safety, & program content-was lacking or not intensive enough. Luckily, I received an advertisement from Joy and went to see them. This place was more than I expected to get. Joy is a modest-size building, but has a great team of directors and teachers who have a passion for caring and teaching children. My daughter is now enrolled here. I have dropped by at many different times of the day and have always seen my daughter busy learning vocabulary & songs, making art, playing outdoors and more. What I like about Joy is that they have made me feel comfortable and my child very happy. Here, she has discovered her talents and is challenged to learn more. We feel very fortunate to have found Joy.
I am a parent that is very pleased with what I see at Allstars Daycare and Preschool. In the Infant classroom, you'll see the teacher holding, caring for, and playing with each child.They talk to the babies, helping them develop their language skills. The also have toys to help them work on their physical skills. The best part about this daycare is that they start your child with My Baby Can Read in the infants classroom up to 3 years of age.In the toddler classroom, the children enjoy being held and read to . Each day in Circle Time they enjoy songs teaching them their name, colors, shapes, days of the week, ect. The also do activities that help them to develop their language skills along with their small and large muscle skills. The teachers work on their social and emotional skills with adult interaction. They are taught to recognize their name and numbers, so by the time they turn 3 years old they are ready for Preschool. My child has been in this daycare since it open and is now three and knows how to read. I just had a new baby and just enrolled her at this daycare. Me myself have been up to the daycare to look in on the class to make sure that what I saw the first day was what my child would be learning and have watch in on every class thats how I no if you take your kids to the Center you will LOVE the outcome.....
My (now 2 year old) son has been attending Toddler House for 6 months now and we just love it. We compared several full-time care facilities prior to selecting, and the difference with the Toddler House is the behavior of the children. When we visited other locations, the children were wild, everywhere, and terrible listeners. At the TH on 34th street, the children are well-behaved and sweet to one another. Often, my son wants to sing happy birthday to the other kids in his class at night because they are friends. The staff are caring and proactive with their communication, they have tried and true advice if an issue comes up (from diaper rash to temper tantrums), but honestly the best thing that happened to our son was his vocabulary. When we dropped him off he was almost 20 months and not talking, despite our nanny working tirelessly with him. After two months being surrounded with the other kiddos, he started speaking clearly. Now, he can easily count to ten, he sings most of his ABCs, and he loves animal noises. They really worked with him, and you can just tell the staff adore him. It's a wonderfully homey environment. If you are looking for the latest and greatest technology and equipment, this isn't the place for you. But if you want caring women to work with your child in small class sizes, this place is great.
After my initial good impression of this center, I am unhappy to report that I will no longer be using their services. My son is a Kindergartner and we live a few blocks away. We use Kidz Academy on a day by day basis when HISD is out for holidays. He has been there once, and I was very pleased with the kindness of the owner and her husband. However on 11/25/14 I called in to advise them my son would not be at the academy for 11/26 due to a change in plans. One of the staff members whom answered, only spoke Spanish. I kindly asked to speak to someone who spoke English. She sounded very annoyed that I did not speak Spanish. This was disrespectful and very unprofessional. That was strike one. She handed the phone over to an English speaking employee and as I began to introduce myself, she hung up on me. Strike two. I called back immediately from the same phone and they would not pick up. Striked three. I was forwarded to voicemail, left a voicemail, and it was not returned. My son will not be attending this establishment anymore.
With the birth of my first child, I was extremely careful and thorough about my search for a caretaker. I researched state ratings, inspection results, curriculum and so much more. Once care-taking facilities passed in those areas, I went for site visits. After going to several centers in my area, I visited Life. The facility was clean; the workers were polite; and the classes were orderly. All of which was quite impressive. To see the children happy and enjoying learning was even more appealing. But was sold me was how evident it was that the teachers love the children and love teaching them. The warmth I felt when I walked in each classroom assured me that the environment was more than just safe and nurturing. It was moreover a loving environment. My decision was made and five years later, my three children are still there and love everyday they attend. I've NEVER been disappointed. Its like their second home and extended family. It is the best choice that I've made as it relates to my children.
I've tried a couple of daycare centers and interviewed about 9 or 10 so as you can see I am somewhat particular about choosing the people I have care for my babies. My children are now 5 and 3 and we have been with Rainbows and Stars for 2 years. I saw on the previous review that they say they are all about money. I can say from personal experience that this is absolutely not true. Mrs. Creeks has gone out of her way to help with our financial situation. My 5 year old is learning to read and doing very well with addition and subtraction. I judge a caregiver by what my children tell me. They are happy and confident to go to school. They love their teachers, Mrs. Wilma, Mr. and Mrs. Creeks. I cannot say enough about this place and the peace I have found in having to be a working mother and place my children in the care of someone else is priceless. They are very reasonably priced especially for the attentive care and education they give. So grateful I found them!
I was visiting family and my car just would not start for anything,i happen to break down on barker cypress by dannyscarcare, danny the owner walked out to see if i needed help and was ok, I told him about my car probkem and he, himself pushed my car all the way to his shop and to also get me out of the road in a safe spot. I began to call a couple shops to get estimates on the repairs and started to cry because i couldnt afford any of them danny told me not to worry hed fix my car and make sure i got back home safe i was told to pay what i could and not to worry... danny you are the best words cannot express how thankful i am for everything you did for me that friday. I was told mechanics are all out to take your money and are not honest, well NOT true. My car by the way is still running like a champ thanks to you.... i would like to thank you and your crew for your great work and big hearts and awsome skills. You are truly one of a kind.
We have a two year old daughter. When it came time to put her into daycare, I wasn't sure what to do or where to go. I was worried, scared and anxious all at the same time. The staff at ELC is not only helpful, but eased all of my anxiety by letting me know that my child would be taken care for while I was away at work. Their rates are affordable and their staff is amazing. I get daily reports about how my daughter is doing and her progress has been amazing. I really appreciate all of the support I'm given as well. I wasn't sure about how to potty train my kiddo, but I was given advice and help in order to do so. With ELC help, my daughter hardly had accidents and her training went by quickly. At two years old, she was potty trained 100%. We didn't even have accidents at night which was great! I can't sing the praises of this Child Development center enough. It was a blessing to find them and I'm more than thankful that I did.
My child has attended Panda Bear Academy for 3years now she was the first and only baby at that time. I wouldn't trust any other center or staff with my princess. Miss Hope is heaven sent! Miss Hope treats all the kids as if they were her own, we love Miss Hopey as the kids call her. My daughter ask for Miss Hope on the weekend , what more can you ask for. As far as respect I have never ever witness the staff being rude to the kids or parents. Mr. Jaime and Miss Hope hands down can run the center with eyes closed and not miss a beat. This center cooks hot meals for the kids around the clock, my daughter loves the food, and is very proud to say grace before eating. This center is always clean and the staff always upbeat. Good job keep up the great work. No words can describe how it feels to find THE day care. It's a perfect fit.