12/08/2016Little Stars Three Preschool
Little Stars Three is the best preschool/learning center hands down!When I began my search, several places turned me down when they learned that my son had just turned 2 and was dead smack in the middle of potty training. One afternoon, on a referral from a neighboring reputable preschool, the Director met with us. My son instantly fell in love with the people and the atmosphere - we were sold! Forget All State, he's been in great hands since his end of summer 2016 enrollment. The Staff have a great rapport with each other and the parents, but most importantly the students. If there's any discord amongst themselves though, one would not know. I like that because as a parent, it comforts me to know that my child's education and productivity are first foremost.The Director and Teachers are attentive and communicative. I also appreciate that the student to teacher ratio is 6:1 - for instance, my son's class has about 12 children on a busy day, with 2 teachers. I appreciate this because it allows the teachers to be hands on with all children for an array of things, ranging from breakfast to nap, play, meal and snack time, to activities and bathroom breaks. It also brings me comfort knowing that my child is adequately fed through out the day. At home he has a bottomless tummy *smile*, but I let him eat. At school, they honor his appetite without speculation or judgment. After school, he sing songs a list of his healthy meals and snacks!Lastly, flexibility. Most days we arrive at school at 7am, picking him up between 5:30-6pm. These hours are a godsend, as my husband and I both have full time careers. All qualified staff pitch hit to make sure the school is well staffed at all times, and that the children aren't sitting around idle. There's always productivity when I walk in! And even some to take home, as homework is a must at least twice a week. I receive daily progress reports via parent teacher conversations and on paper.Can't get more efficient that this!
We love The Children's Learning Company. I can't understand parents that don't want to be involved in the caring and teaching of their child. I have only experienced greatness at the program that has care and taught my son so much. I have volunteered and spent many hours with the teachers and the Director during parties and school trips; organization has never been a problem in any event, trips are thoughtfully put together as well as creative. Monthly calendars are given to parents about the events and activities so as a parent you are always involved. Teachers care and nurture even during their hour of lunch just to ensure that the children are happy. They spoon feed, change diapers, love them when they're sad and crying, sit on the floor to play with them. I have seen these teachers in action and I can only say AMAZING WORK! Not everyone can do what these ladies do.Addressing the parent that discussed how the school trip were disorganized so untrue. Chaperoning is just that help to supervise adding extra eyes and ears to the group.Perhaps you are the parent that shows up late to school trips departures, break school policies ( there are not many at all) and expect different treatment from the rest of us. Then this is not the program for you and your child.I just want to say that the school is respectful of all parent and do apply the policies across the board to everyone. Keep up the great work teachers. Thank you for everything you do on behalf of myself and all parents.
Stop looking! You will get great service and tranquility while at work. I am a busy mom and my husband works evenings trying to find a place that will work with us and still provide quality care for my daughter was difficult but CLC was a blessing. My daughter loves her school, she eats better and she naps now so she isn't as cranky when we pick her up, she shares now, she was potty trained, they even taught her how to color, identify and spell her name, she 2 1/2. I am so busy I cant always do the homework but I know that they take the time to give us take home work so I can see and participate in what she is learning new at school. I appreciate that they keep us involved and connected with her daily activities no other place really does that . I should know my son was in day care and his program made me feel guilty that I couldn't pick him up earlier or participate as much. I decided to find a place that would work with me not against me. Children's Learning Company is a blessing to parents that need to feel comfortable about leaving their children because we have to work. I want to make sure that the program offers a well rounded child development program and a nurturing environment. Thank you Ms. Norma and staff job well done!
08/31/2016Riverdale Tiny Tots Day Care
Thank you Tiny Tots for the priceless relief you have granted this working mom who has entrusted to you her most valuable treasure for over two years now! I cannot imagine what I would have done had I not found you and your warm, intimate and nurturing facility. In today's world, many day cares are run as just a profitable business, counting heads and charging as much as possible to working parents desperate to find a safe place for their children amongst strangers. From the first day I walked into your establishment, I felt my son was at a home away from home. He has grown so much in the intimate, safe & encouraging environment you have provided. Thank you for giving my child more than a building to be placed at while I worked, thank you for providing him with a shelter full of love & happiness. Parents above all else want their child to be healthy, happy and safe. I am beyond confident when I say any parent that places their child in Tiny Tot's care will find that and more.
My daughter attended Little Prodigies for two years. I can honestly say as a kindergarten teacher, that not only she was fully prepared to meet the rigor of public school education, but she truly developed a love for learning!! Her teachers made learning fun through singing, play time, crafts, and other organized physical activities. I have never heard of a day care that had a gym on wheels visit regularly or offer yoga classes to children of this age. My daughter loved and benefited from it all. In addition, not only was there that amazing academic and social aspect of the daycare, but the owners even went so far as to take field trips both in the community and to neighboring suburbs for various activities. I highly recommend Little Prodigies to anyone who wants a day care that offers a total learning experience tailored to meet the needs of their child.