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I have a lot of experience with children and quality is extremely important to me. For example, while raising my own two children, I ran a state-registered, popular, home-based daycare for 8 years, and then went back to college a couple of years ago to get my ECE degree, with the goal of teaching at Head Start afterward. While finishing my degree, I've been a student teacher at the top-notch preschool at the college where I'm getting my degree, and have loved the new levels of child development and enrichment through emergent curriculum that I've been learning. In other words: I've got high standards. And I'm thrilled to say that Playdates meets those standards! They are extremely organized and professional, the Director is warm, an excellent communicator, patient, and clearly cares about quality is well. Almost all of the teachers are friendly, have been great at training me, and are WONDERFUL with the children. It's really a great environment for the children AND for the people working their buns off there to create this great environment. I wasn't working there when other staff members complained on here that they don't get breaks and have to work sick, but while I have been there, I've seen all rules and regulations implemented AND the parents of sick children called when symptoms arise. My point is this: I apprehensively decided to check out Playdates for MYSELF and I am SO GLAD I did. I hope you'll do the same!
I don't know why this place doesn't have more reviews especially for people looking for childcare. I use play dates as a drop in option when I need someone to watch my 18 month old. My little guy actually claps when we pull in the parking lot. I think the ladies are fantastic and nice and everytime I call to make sure there is room they know who my little mini is! I love the charts they have to let you know how long they napped and what they ate. I just know when I pick my little guy up he is always so happy. I'm very grateful for a place to go that I trust and know my baby is in good hands! It's 7 bucks an hour for drop in..very affordable!
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! I am a teacher who has researched a LOT of daycares. Sunshine is BY FAR the best one! They are the safest, most secure school in its field for Oregon rating A+ by their certifiers. They do math, reading and reading stations, writing, cooking, dance (on the dance floor in their home), gymnastics and plenty of fun and exercise! We have had our kids with them for 7 years and I wouldn't have it any other way! IT is everything you would want from a center with the benefits of a family environment from an in home. One word sums them up PHENOMENAL!
We use Playdates as Saturday childcare during the Oregon Duck football games. As a Portland family, it is so nice to be able to bring our child to Eugene with us and know that she is in good hands while we enjoy the game. They are open during times that really accomodate game attending families and our daughter is always clean, napped and happy when we pick her up. Can't say enough good things about Heather and her staff. Make sure you reserve your spot early for game days!
Play dates is one of the Best Daycare around and Yes sometimes it's a little crazy here but we have over a hundred kids here every day so that must mean something. I've worked here here for over 4 years and I had my own grandchildren here, If you look around most of the employees are laughing and having a pretty good time. But sometimes some of us have a bad day... But most of us leave it at the Door and come in ready to work Because we Love working with children.....
Great place to work. Full of amazing staff. Caring supportive teachers with ability take care of and nurture the children. The staff provide a fun safe environment for children to learn and grow. I encourage anyone interested in child care to come take a tour of PlayDates great facility. We welcome you and your children. Preschool teacher Sylvia
I love the center, and although they reduced their drop-in hours during the week, they still do the weekend drop-in and friday and saturday night "parent's nights' out" and my kids absolutely love it! I also appreciate that the employees have developed relationships with my children and my kids actually look forward to going to daycare!
I am an employee as well as a parent. The owners treat the employees amazing! The center is clean and cheery. The turnover with the staff as well as the children is extremely low. It is obvious to the staff that the previous negative reviews are from competitors who have no clue what they are talking about.
My granddaugter has been going to Playdates since she was an infant. She is now in kindergarden. She is always excited to go to Playdates. The staff has been wonderful. She is well mannered and I appreciate knowing that she is well fed. I would recommend Playdates to anyone looking for good daycare.
Great center, love the staff and director .