Excellent home child care. Provider treats children with love, respect and dedication. The house is always clean. I'm very pleased with her services.
STEM TOT Academy is the worst childcare facility in the Woodbridge, VA area and I would advise any parents that care about their children not to place them in this horrible place. My children attended and the lack of the owners care for the necessary resources was evident in the classroom. Health Department cut their lunch program so parents are responsible for providing lunch and any type of hot foods, but you are paying comparable prices as other highly regarded programs. Per licensing, the staff cannot heat the food, therefore my children were subjected to cold lunches for months. In addition, they've been cited by the fire marshall 2x & the children are not allowed to use the make shift playground as it is now a safety hazard. My child complained daily that he wanted to go outside, but could not because there was nowhere for him to go. Field trips were continually cancelled due to lack of staffing. They are a drowning business and there is a revolving door.
I had my reservation when it came to taking my child to in home daycare provider but after I few weeks in my child learned manners and I could see the change in her I am impressed with the care the loving and overall attentiveness of the staff since they are all family members
My son had never been in childcare before TLE because I was worried he wouldn't like it. With TLE, there was no need to worry, since after one day he was asking to go back to see his new friends and his teacher, Ms. Alisha. This childcare has the perfect mix of learning, structured play, and unstructured play. The children are served age-appropriate healthy snacks and a healthy lunch, and do fun activities such as soccer and kids' yoga. The kids have lots of both indoor and outdoor play. The classes even go on age-appropriate field trips. The center is very clean, and the classrooms are large inside. The teachers and staff members are kind, patient, gentle, and fun-loving individuals who really love being with children--and it shows. I could not be happier with my choice of TLE for childcare for my son, and my son could not be happier, either.
My daughter has been with the center since June 2014 and I am very happy with the care she is being given. She was in the summer camp which was great and definitely kept the kids busy with multiple activities/field trips over the course of the summer. Her teachers genuinely care about her and have gotten to know her on a personal level which is more than I expected. She now attends before and after care. They bus her to/from school and I am very pleased with the care she gets. I have not dealt with the owners so cannot comment on anything regarding them because I have never met them. There has not been any turn over in the management since I've had Laila there and I really love Sara and Kelsey's attitudes about their jobs. They are both very sincere and happy to be at work. I've thoroughly enjoyed dealing with both of them. The center is very clean and the halls are filled with the art work the kids have done. Its nice seeing that when you are walking through the center.The indoor play area is probably one of the coolest things you will ever see at a day care. They usually only get to play there when its raining or too cold to go outside which is a bummer because they kids love playing in there. The outdoor playground is really nice as well. Overall I really enjoy having my daughter here.