We moved our son to LadyBird after the wonderful lady who was watching him moved away. She was amazing and we had to look long and hard to replace her.In one way, LA is just like other centers but in the little ways, it's much better.The ratio of kids to teachers at all levels is better than the state maximum.As far as food, they have an onsite kitchen and serve much more than chicken tenders or pizza. They serve Organic milk! Breakfast could be cereal or muffins or eggs & turkey bacon. Lunch could be soup, or a casserole, a number of other things. The afternoon snack could be a variety of things and is not always graham crackers or something like that. I like that they've recently cut back on serving juice with the afternoon snack too. Only 2 times a week I think now.You have to use a magnetic key card and fingerprint to get in and everyone knows either my child or us so I'm comfortable with their level of security.The classes my son has been in have had at least 2 different outdoor times a day and he LOVES that part. The playgrounds are separated by age and have plenty of room to run. Plus they have bikes, trikes, and scooters to play with. I haven't seen that at any other daycare we visited.There's definitely been teacher turnover but with 2 teachers in each class, if one left, he's still had continuity with the others. Plus, all the other teachers seem to know him as it is so he's got a huge group of women there that can dote on him, if he needs it. :-)They offer lots of extra lessons such as computer lessons, music, Spanish lessons, and sports. All of these are included in the weekly tuition.As far as regular curriculum, I don't focus on that too much. My son is there for the socialization with other kids and to learn how to take orders so he'll be prepared for that task for the rest of his life! As was noted, this place is expensive but after touring some others, it was the one that we were happiest with so we suck up and pay it.
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We had our kids in a different 5-star schools in Orlando and moved them to Ladybird Windermere 7 months ago. We have been so incredibly impressed. It's like they have thought of EVERYTHING! I feel completely comfortable leaving my kids in the care of their wonderful, caring and motivated staff. My kids transitioned a lot quicker than I expected also. My 5 yr old is quite shy and has really opened up since coming here. My 1 yr old started at 6 months. While they both had had a few minor illnesses (i.e. colds, virus), they do not get sick nearly as often as they did at the old preschool. And they are learning so much more here. My 5 yr old can write his name, colors, etc and can read short sentences! They also do a lot of art and craft projects here, which we love to bring home. And in the summer, they have their summer camp program where they bring in kid-friendly outside vendors so the kids get to be involved in all sorts of cool learning activities. But besides giving my kids the high level of care I was searching for, I have been so impressed with the way the administrators support their staff. They all work together so well and truly have the kids as their first and foremost priority! We LOVE this place - just wish we would have switched them sooner.
My daughter is 15 months old and she started coming to Ladybird Academy when she was 6 months old. Right away I felt comfortable with her being there, particularly because of the lead teacher in the infant room, and all of the teachers my daughter has had or who she's gotten to know. They are loving, caring and affectionate, and make my daughter feel special every day. She has since moved up to the toddler room, and I'm constantly impressed with the art projects they do and the things she's learning. From an administrative perspective, I couldn't ask for more. Any time my daughter has any kind of "incident" I get a phone call. This has been for something as minor as some ant or mosquito bites while playing outside to when she has had a low-grade fever, to when she's fallen and skinned her knee. They let me know before I pick her up, so there aren't any surprises. I always feel like she's getting the best possible attention and care there . . . and I'm VERY picky about anything having to do with my child and I only want the best for her. I believe that's what she gets at this daycare/preschool.I can't say enough positive things about this Ladybird. We're lucky too have found them.
The best Childcare Learning Center in all of Orlando.My daughter attended here for a year, and the only reason we left was because we had to move out of the city. The director at Ladybird is very diligent and on top of everything. She knows exactly what is going on in each room, from the infant room to the Prek program. The staff is very friendly and makes a point to get to know each family and their children. The school is very clean, and I was always impressed when I would come in at four pm and see the director and her staff wiping down doorways, walls, and toys. The teachers at Ladybird are primarily degreed in Education, and if they are not they have at least five years experience in Childcare Centers. Ladybird has a strong curriculum for all of their children, and our daughter really grew from this. The staff and owners also plan lots of events for the families and children who attend here, and that made for a great environment for everyone. We really miss Ladybird, and would recommend it to any parent or care taker
My 4 year old has been going here since he was just 2 1/2 years old and we have had a great experience. The staff is so down to earth, caring, attentive, ect. It's always clean and secure. It's more than daycare and they actually have a very educational program. They taught my son some sign language before he could talk. They are also teaching him some Spanish with numbers and colors. Right when he started they really went above and beyond and were a vital part in potty training him. The summer program is fantastic and they have tons of special events. My son loved the magician that came last week. Water days on Fridays are his favorite too! Very friendly staff! Miss Angela was a doll and you can tell she loves her job and the kids. She was an amazing teacher for his first experience in daycare. It really set the tone and he just loves going! He asks me to pick him up late because he wants to stay longer to play with his friends. Couldn't ask for anything more ! They care and you can tell!
We started my son in home care and transition to Ladybird when he was 3. The Ladybird team made the transition for my son so easy! The whole Ladybird staff was very nurturing and patient with him as he learned the daily routine. I wish I had known about them before so I could have started him there as an infant. My husband and I are constantly amazed with all the knowledge he has gained during the time he has been at Ladybird. As a mom, I love knowing he is in a SAFE, LOVING, and FUN environment. As an educator, I truly appreciate the WELL-ROUNDED CURRICULUM. Since my son has a late summer birthday we look forward to taking advantage of spending another year at Ladybird to help really prepare him for public school. Another added plus is the hands on involvement with their administrative team and owners.
I cannot say enough INCREDIBLE things about Ladybird Windermere. My daughter loves going to school here. My husband and I adore the staff. You can't find better care out there for your child(ren) than this place. The love, the learning and the fun make it one of a kind! If you are in or near Windermere, make sure you visit Ladybird on chase rd. You will be SO glad you did! It's awesome. They have fantastic care for infants all the way up to prek (which my daughter is in now and is learning and growing so much!). They offer fantastic summer camps. My 10 year old adored her summer camp experience last summer. The staff is the most loving group you'll ever find. They appreciate their families like no others too. Check them out...again, you will be so glad you did!
My little boy (3 years old) has been attending Ladybird chase rd since they first opened. I trust them and feel good about leaving my little boy under their care. The girls that work there have become a part of our family life. Sometimes my son would cry whenever I dropped him off, but his teachers would always assure me that he was fine when I left. I decided to stick around one day and they were right, he stopped crying within minutes after he thought I left. The programs and academics are excellent and well-rounded. The front desk is terrific - friendly and helpful. You definitely owe it to your children and to yourself to check out Ladybird in windermere. You won't regret it!
We really love it here. I am the mother of three children, my eldest two currently go to Windermere Prep and my youngest (1 yr old) goes to Ladybird near Keenes Point Chase road. We wish Ladybird was here for my eldest two but we are more than happy we have it now for our baby. We live in Keenes Point and have the best drop off system there is but its not just the convenience we love,... my daughter has kept the same teacher for the entire year (little staff turnover) and absolutely adores her. Her development while being at Ladybird is astonishing and the facilities themselves are as good as it gets. Fingers crossed for a second year like the first.
Had my child in Ladybird for about 6 weeks now. At first she was apprehensive since it was her first daycare experience, but she loves it now! It is a really awesome place you probably drive past every day on the corner of Chase Rd. The teachers there are wonderful people, especially my daughter's favorite, Ms. Jasmine. Since she has been there we have gotten my daughter off the bottle, AND eating all kinds of new things like spaghetti - huge steps for a toddler. If you are looking for an intimate, nurturing place but with all the mod cons to send your child to daycare, I would highly recommend Ladybird.