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"I cannot say enough good things about
and her program. My daughter attended her pre-school for 2 years, pre-school, and pre-kindergarten" and continued in occasional care here and there when she got older and I needed someplace for her to go for a day. I have recommended her over and over to people who come back and say - wow, thank you for telling us about her! When I was looking for a pre-school I researched and visited programs all over town. I was a good planner - it was June, and I was looking for placement for the Fall. I went to many schools that were pretty and modern, some in
, some in strip malls -- and whose staff were burned out and listless, one after another. I just happened to be driving down
Road in Roseville and saw this blue house, with a small sign out front, that said, simply, "
" and thought, what the heck, and pulled in to check it out. I was welcomed in to watch the class in progress and it was like watching the first day of school.
was so energized and fresh, the children were engaged, and I watched in amazement as she
the kids through counting to 10 --- in English, then Spanish, then German, French, Japanese, and Singhalese. Her class was very culturally mixed and her lessons a combination of
tasks, music, manners and relationships - like teaching the kids how to treat each other respectfully and that being friends was more important than fighting over a play yard
. Her ability to teach is intuitive and she connects so well with all of her students. The play yard equipment was old but inside and out the facility was clean and organized. I was sold and there wasn't a day I was disappointed. Her daughter, Anusha, also taught with her when she wasn't in school getting her own degree and she had several other loving assistants that worked with the kids daily. That was 12 years ago. The program was in the morning until lunch, and for kids who needed to stay in the afternoon, she had after school care, where the kids could play, take piano lessons from her, read books, and other activities. I don't recall the cost but remember it was very reasonable and far more valuable to me than the money we paid. My daughter came out of her program a Kindergartner doing first grade work and fully prepared and excited for elementary school. She loved
(as we all did/do), who became like a beloved aunt to her. My daughter is now a sophomore in high school and we still stop in and visit occasionally, and
is as fresh as the day I first met her. Her school is now repainted and updated and beautiful and that rickety swing set replaced with more modern equipment, but the kids are still the same, the experience still the same, because it's not what's at preschool, it's WHO. Go check it out, you'll be glad you did.

-Kerry W.

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"We have had a great experience with this center. Our children have been coming here since they were 10 weeks old. Our children are very well taken care of and really" enjoy their time here. We feel like their teachers really care about them and treat them like their own children. It is one of the more expensive daycare centers in the area, but we felt it was really the best option. When our children were in the infant room the non-discounted fee was $275/week per child. In the 1 year old room it was $265/week per child and in the 2 year old room it was $245/week per child. They do offer discounts for the 2nd child - that's just the full non-discounted rate. Of course tuition increases can happen, but they can at least give you an estimate of costs if you are searching. The center is open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6pm and full time care includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. You must provide your own diapers/wipes, etc. Definitely worth checking out!

-Elizabeth W.

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Sent my kids for the summer. They seemed to enjoy it. I wish it wasn't so expensive however they are much cheaper than most summer camps. Thanks for taking such good care of my kids.
- Mohamed A.
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I'd like to start out by saying don't trust a word that comes out of
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's mouth. She will lie lie lie until the day she
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. She almost had me convinced that my children had become pathological liars until I spoke with other moms. My children basically roamed the class aimlessly for a few hours a day. They do know how to write their names but that might have been taught at home. Parent teacher conferences was a joke! I was told crap about someone else's kid because the stuff they told me my kid couldn't do he had been doing for over a year. They are so incredabally disorganized. You will find out about Friday's field trip on Monday and then you're expected to drop everything to go. They also have some bull p*** unwritten privacy policy that prohibits you from having any contact with other parents. Well when I was out of
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's line of sight at field trips I was able to talk to a few moms and they told me things that just blew my mind! One mom witnessed the class having 31 students and just 1 teacher on several occasions. Another mom confirmed that the story my daughter told me about not being aloud to wear her sweater in class was true. Who tells a small child to take off her sweater? A monster, that's who! My kids also told me that another student had a bathroom accident and was forced to clean it up himself. I wonder if they really made a 4 year old clean up feaces. They also make up rules from day to day that might apply to one family but not to others. This was extremely frustrating because just when I thought I was following the unwritten rules I find out I'm in violation. By the last few weeks of the year I said screw it and stopped caring about the dumb rules. To sum it up, just don't send your kids to
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. Check out St. Pats if you're looking for faith based. If faith based isn't top priority then check out
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on Commerce Rd.
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- Carrie K.
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While they did take care of our son and we were not worried about his safety, we were not happy with the overall cleanliness of the facility, nor the relative lack of organization. The infant room was very small and cramped, the infants played on a rug that caretakers and parents walks on with outdoor shoes (something I don't allow at home), and we repeatedly were given home articles of clothing, etc that were mixed up with another baby's. The price is great, however I personally need a little more organization and cleanliness for my son. We also decided that we were willing to pay more for a daycare that has webcams and an app to keep updated.
- Victoria W.
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Always the best environment for children and learning. This daycare is amazingly clean and the staff cares and loves each individual child. The safety is beyond compare and the children are so excited to come everyday.
- lynne T.
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My daughter is almost two and has been attending
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for about three months now. She and I both are very happy with her time there. The owner has maintained her pricing schedule. which is the most affordable in Freeport, while other places in town charge as much as double. My daughters linguistics, motor, and social skills have improved dramatically since she started attending. The carer to child ratio is more than adequate and the facilities are very safe and clean. Overall I have had an excellent experience with this child care facility. I recommend
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to any parent looking for affordable, quality childcare. **The $213 price point is their weekly rate for my 1.5 year old. It's 46/day for part time.**
- James M.
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These people are wonderful very kind and courteous and very professional. They take very good care of our son and we wish that our new house was where they are located we want him to stay there forever. he loves going to daycare every day. Love Ms
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and her staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I give them a 11 star rating out of 10
- Michael T.
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I enrolled my daughter here when she was 8 weeks old & had her enlisted for 7 months before removing her from the facility and seeking child care elsewhere. It broke my heart to pull her out of here after the relationships that she built with so many of the teachers and the other kids. However, it was the right thing to do for my daughter. My concern is the lack of organization and communication. In regards to organization, I lost track of how many times I had to complain about them losing her shoes, hair bows, bottles, bottle lids, spare clothes & bibs. Her items were sent home with other kids and vice-versa...even with everything being properly labeled. It was extremely frustrating to have to take inventory of what went to school with her & what didn't come home with her. In addition & most importantly, I received 3 "ouch report" phone calls in just 4 weeks. All three were from her learning to crawl and hitting her head on the tile floor...the last leaving a huge bruise on her left forehead that lasted a full week. The center is supposed to have me sign an "ouch report" with an action plan as to how to avoid the situation from happening in the future. I was only asked to sign one....and there was no action plan. In speaking with one of the teachers, she told me they had a little boy who had an ouch report every day for the same reason while he was learning to walk. That is just awful. I spoke with the Director
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and shared my concerns. This conversation was had in the door way of her office in the dark which was very weird. I expressed my concerns and asked why there were tile floors and no type of padding or gymnastics mats in the classroom where babies are learning to crawl and walk. Her answer was that "we can maybe look into that." No empathy, apologies or true concern. Another concern is that there are also no changing tables, so infants and toddlers are changed on a counter...with no straps. That seems like an accident just waiting to happen. As a result, we removed her from this facility to somewhere that promotes a more safe & organized environment.
- Michelle B.
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provides a wonderful education for
children 3 - 6 years. They offer a traditional
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education
with music, Spanish, and lots of nature studies. They take
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weekly, and have created an awesome outdoor play space. The caring and
nurturing staff encourage a love of learning in the children and provide
a family friendly environment for everyone. We are very happy here.
- Henry C.

Daycare Centers in Anchorage, AK

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ALASKA FAMILY CHILD CARE ASSN

2221 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

ALASKA FAMILY CHILD CARE FOOD

7011 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage

ALASKA NANNIES

645 G ST
Anchorage

AMAZING GRACE PRESCHOOL

10830 ELMORE RD
Anchorage

ANCHORAGE COOPERATIVE PRE-SCHL

3031 LATOUCHE ST
Anchorage

Anchorage Montessori School

5001 Northwood Dr
Anchorage

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

3606 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

2500 ABBOTT RD
Anchorage

BUILDING BLOCKS CHILD DEVMNT

5565 CHILKOOT CT
Anchorage

BUTTERFLY CHILDREN'S CTR

3300 W NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

C J'S CHILD CARE

3113 ROSE ST
Anchorage

CAMAI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR

13030 BRANDON ST
Anchorage

CAMP FIRE ALASKA COUNCIL

161 Klevin St Ste 100
Anchorage

CAMP FIRE USA AK COUNCIL

3933 PATTERSON ST
Anchorage

CAMP FIRE USA AK COUNCIL

11900 JUNIPER ST
Anchorage

CAROLYN'S DAY CARE

3860 MCMAHON AVE
Anchorage

CAROUSEL CHILD CARE CTR

6370 DEBARR RD
Anchorage

CHILD CARE CONNECTION

3350 COMMERCIAL DR
Anchorage

CHILDREN'S WORLD MONTESSORI

7423 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

CHILDS EARLY LEARNING CTR

7231 MEADOW ST
Anchorage

CHINOOK SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

3101 W 88TH AVE
Anchorage

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN PRE

1612 OCEANVIEW DR
Anchorage

CHRISTINE'S CUDDLE BUGS

8421 E 3RD AVE
Anchorage

CRYSTAL CHILD CTR

3020 MINNESOTA DR
Anchorage

CUDDLES & LULLABIES

7231 CHAD ST
Anchorage

DAYCARE DEPOT

8885 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

DEE'S CHILDCARE SVC

1210 LATOUCHE ST
Anchorage

DENALI SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

148 E 9TH AVE
Anchorage

DUSK TILL DAWN HOME CHILD CARE

7446 BERN ST
Anchorage

EAST ANCHORAGE PRESCHOOL

1660 PATTERSON ST
Anchorage

EASTER SEALS

750 D ST
Anchorage

FAITH DAY CARE & LEARNING CTR

4240 WISCONSIN ST
Anchorage

FALISE CHILD CARE

5700 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CT
Anchorage

GAN YELADIM PRE-SCHOOL

3327 FAIRBANKS ST
Anchorage

GARDEN MONTESSORI

12855 OLD SEWARD HWY
Anchorage

GINGERBREAD CHILD CARE CTR

4520 SHELIKOF ST
Anchorage

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

8427 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

GRAMMA'S WEE CARE

10104 THIMBLE BERRY DR
Anchorage

HEAVENLY SUNSHINE KIDDIE CARE

6721 FOOTHILL DR
Anchorage

HILLCREST CHILDREN'S CTR INC

900 HOLLYWOOD DR
Anchorage

HOP TO IT PLAY CARE

3104 GLENN DON DR
Anchorage

HOPE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

1847 W NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

HUFFMAN SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

12000 LORRAINE ST
Anchorage

IMAGINATION STATION

300 E 56TH AVE
Anchorage

IMPACT FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM

1345 RUDAKOF CIR
Anchorage

IVORY TOWER DAYCARE

4011 E 7TH AVE
Anchorage

JOY GREISEN JEWISH EDUCATION

7525 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

KID'S CORPS INC

3710 E 20TH AVE
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

3350 COMMERCIAL DR
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

1251 MULDOON RD
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

101 DAVIS ST
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

6927 OLD SEWARD HWY 106
Anchorage

KING'S KIDS CHILDCARE

12101 BRAYTON DR
Anchorage

KLEVER KIDS

500 E BENSON BLVD
Anchorage

KOZY KID KARE

6724 CRANBERRY ST
Anchorage

LAKE OTIS SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CR

3331 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

LANA'S DAYCARE

6420 WINCHESTER ST
Anchorage

LEARNING CENTER AT BAYSHORE

3131 AMBER BAY LOOP
Anchorage

LEMON TREE PRESCHOOL

3901 RASPBERRY RD
Anchorage

LIL-STAR HOME PRESCHOOL

2506 COLLIE HILL WAY
Anchorage

LILLIPUT CHILD CTR

4923 E 6TH AVE
Anchorage

LITTLE MUNCHKIN'S CHILD CARE

1621 PARKWAY DR
Anchorage

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE

3720 RASPBERRY RD
Anchorage

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE

8620 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

MCALISTER DAYCARE

10149 THIMBLE BERRY DR
Anchorage

MIDNIGHT SUN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1901 SPENARD RD
Anchorage

MIDNIGHT SUN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

2824 KIMBERLIE CT
Anchorage

MOMS

6807 Spruce St
Anchorage

MORNING STAR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

8220 BRIARWOOD ST
Anchorage

NEW HORIZONS PRESCHOOL

1801 OMALLEY RD
Anchorage

NORA'S ARK

6124 E 12TH AVE
Anchorage

NORTH STAR SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CR

605 W FIREWEED LN
Anchorage

NORTHERN LIGHTS PRESCHOOL

703 W NORTHERN LIGHTS
Anchorage

PAM'S DAYCARE

8003 PARKRIDGE CIR
Anchorage

PLAY TIME DAYCARE

2318 SUCCESS DR
Anchorage

PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE

434 IRWIN ST
Anchorage

PUFFIN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHL

1000 W 20TH AVE
Anchorage

RAY'S CHILD CARE & LEARNING

1738 N. Chest Circle
Palmer

RUGRATZ

800 W 86TH AVE
Anchorage

RURAL CAP CHILD DEVELOPMENT

545 E 5th Ave
Anchorage

S W ENTERPRISES

7131 ARLENE ST
Anchorage

SAAKAAYA CHILDREN'S CTR

1321 L ST
Anchorage

SAFE HAVEN CHILD CARE ED CTR

615 HOLLYWOOD DR
Anchorage

SILVER UNICORN DAYCARE

1700 ROOSEVELT DR
Anchorage

SPRING HILL SCHOOL-AGE CHILD

9911 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

ST MARY'S CREATIVE PLAYSCHOOL

2222 E TUDOR RD
Anchorage

STARBRIGHT EARLY LEARNING CTR

3531 E TUDOR RD
Anchorage

SUNFLOWER PRESCHOOL

2500 BONIFACE PKWY
Anchorage

SUSITNA SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

7500 TYONE CT
Anchorage

TLC CHILD CARE

7920 WILLIWA AVE
Anchorage

TRAILSIDE SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CR

5151 ABBOTT RD
Anchorage

TWEETY & TAZ CHILD CARE

3424 THOMPSON AVE
Anchorage

ZION LUTHERAN PRE-SCHOOL

2100 BONIFACE PKWY
Anchorage

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