I have had my child enrolled with Learning Adventures for 2 years. I am a parent that feels no one can care for their child like they can. We are college educated parents and still require two incomes for our family, so we need part time child care. We only need 3 days a week, due to mine and my spouse's alternate off days of work. We are quite picky, to the point that we did back ground checks ourselves on the owners and their care givers. We contacted DCS and DHS as well. I keep in constant contact with Rachel, Frank, Carrie, and the teachers. I spend approximately an hour at the facility each time I drop my child off. I interact with all the caregivers and children. I see what takes place and help out where and when I can. My education is in behavioral psychology and I see the constant reinforcement given from Rachel to the caregivers on how to positively interact with the children and redirect problematic behavior. The center even provided required training to its caregivers and free to the patents a positive parenting workshop. Mistakes happen, as long as they are corrected, don't continue, and aren't blatantly intentional I feel it is only human and acceptable. I know that once there was a child in with my child that was having an hard time with biting. I personally observed it several times and the child had bit my child in one instance. That child was temporarily dismissed and has returned once the patents had resolved the biting. I am sorry to be long winded, but hope this is helpful to anyone out there looking for good childcare.
08/29/2017Ebenezer Childrens Academy
I wouldn't recommend Ebenezer Children's Academy simply because there are many other options available in the area that seem to really know what they're doing. Although the building looks newer, this place just seems behind the times on what's really important to parents: security, payment convenience and healthy food choices.Security is an issue. The code to the entrance is rarely changed, and when it is the teachers print the code on little pieces of paper and leave them in the classrooms for anyone to pick up, so essentially everyone in town can end up with the code to the front door. There was rarely anyone near the entrance to check id or watch who was coming and going.The front office staff doesn't seem to be very well versed in the laws and regulations that most experienced child care centers practice. The front office director is a bit unprofessional and seems inexperienced. There are a lot of very young, inexperienced staff members.They do not have an online payment system, so you're forced to write a check every week. Our child was sent home with lice, something I wouldn't wish on anyone. The monthly menu included items made with raw eggs, mayo, peanuts and a lot of cheesy items so if you have allergy-prone children you'll be packing a lunch every day and still paying full tuition prices.
04/10/2017Ebenezer Childrens Academy
My son has been attending ECA for a year now. Five weeks ago,he broke his femur and was put in a spica cast. If you don't know what that is, look it up. It was a brutal and exhausting experience as a parent of such a young child ( he's 3.5). When I called to ask if if they would be able to still care for my son, the schools director Blainie said "we will not turn any child away." His teachers, Allison and Stacey, went above and beyond to make my son comfortable and were completely open and willing to learn with me what worked and what did not through this troubling time. I really don't know what I would have done without them and their support. As far as their curriculum and education standards, they are the best in the area and I have had him in two other daycares close by. This is not a babysitting facility. I feel that they are well preparing my son for the local high ranking elementary schools, on top of genuinely caring for my son and his peers. If you are looking for a local daycare and want your child in a secure, caring, and education minded environment that also implements foreign language and sports, definitely consider ECA.
02/12/2016Ebenezer Childrens Academy
Great experience (2 years), will be sending our second child there as well. We investigated multiple other facilities in the area prior to going with Ebenezer . The daycare is very clean, they have good policies for controlling illnesses, we've been pleased with the efficient response of management, and the teachers we have had have been wonderful with our child. I have never seen the code posted anywhere in the building, and multiple emails are sent out reminding parents to NEVER let anyone in without having them enter the code themselves (not even holding doors for other parents). I've even had a teacher question me when I picked my child up (we had not met before), to make sure that I was authorized to get him. The kids do all kinds of crafts and sign language learning, they have outside play every day (weather permitting), and I've seen no issues with the menu that they have for the kids (they do not allow any nut products).