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"My child attended this daycare for a year. Throughout that year, I witnessed the quality of the daycare reduce significantly. During my child's time there," there were several staff members that came and went and there would be no acknowledgement or reason for the teacher’s absence. I witnessed the staff members and teachers whispering and gossiping daily as I would arrive to pick my child up. The owner
is extremely rude and has absolutely no people skills. Some days she will walk by and speak and on other days she would not. The focus is no longer on learning in this facility. The staff members are overpaid baby sitters. The curriculum that I paid for was not being implemented. There are over 30 students in the 3 year old classes with only one teacher and
to supervise. My child had a new teacher and within weeks the teacher disappeared. No one decided to share this information with the parents. I had to ask management, and they stated that things did not work out with that teacher. I was assured that my child would have a new teacher within a week, but 2 months later there was no new teacher. There was a teenage girl in the class that the management said was "helping them out until they find a replacement". Initially I was reluctant to remove my child from this daycare (absolutely will not call it a learning academy) because I did not want to take my child from their friends, but I am finding that most of them have been switched to other facilities as well. Upon enrolling my child, the staff assured me that spanish and sign language would be taught, but my child was never taught any. They pride themselves on the fact that there are no tv's in the classrooms, however they take the children into the theater to watch disney movies daily. There were several days I arrived to pick up my child and the class would be empty. I would ask management or other teaches where the class was. They would respond by shrugging their shoulders and saying look in a different room. This is not what any parent should experience after being away from their child the full work day. This facility does not keep parents updated on their child’s progress. There are no report cards or learning updates provided. I would not recommend anyone take their child to this daycare. It is not a comfortable environment for children and there is not focus on learning.

-takeshia D.

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"They are great and very professional. They have a curriculum and are very hands on. The meals are pretty good and they make them everyday. The director, Miss
" , is extremely professional and does an excellent job at running the program. They get the parents involved, as well. It is well worth the money and they even have a daycare assistance program. I am having a baby this year and I would be comfortable trusting them with my
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-Sipriana M.

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We stopped by without an appointment for a tour. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. When the time came, they were able to open a spot for my daughter. She has been going for 2 weeks now and is doing really well. The teachers work with the children to help them develop age appropriate skills. My daughter is always happy at this facility.
- Christina K.
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My daughter really struggled with the transition from staying at home to daycare but GKA did so good with her. They would work with her one on one and provide her with what she needed at the time to adjust. She also had a hard time adjusting to napping on a schedule and they were just so accommodating to her needs and schedule until she caught on. She now enjoys going there and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. This is just such a great place and everyone who works there is so amazing and genuine towards the kids.
- Amanda H.
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The teachers and staff provide superb and consistent pre-school and after school services for my grandson. The school is in our local community and the student/teacher ratio seems appropriate. My grandson loves attending their school…he happily jumps into activities when he arrives in the morning. When I pick him up in the evening he is playing with other children or one of the teachers. The facility has a nice fenced playground with sand footing. Homework projects, reading logs and monthly lesson plans are all sent home to keep family informed on what the children are learning!
- Margaret W.
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The person who gave us the tour did a fine job. She seemed knowledgable and invested in the daycare center. What we didn't like were:
1) The facility - it seemed more gloomy and cluttered and closed in than other centers we toured.
2) The level of professionalism of some staff/teachers -dressed in dirty, holy clothes, had greasy hair...it just turned me off. That aside, she was kind and engaged with our child in the 5 minutes she saw her.
3) The menu. ATROCIOUS. Some of the menu items for lunch were: corn dogs, pizza rolls, chicken nuggets... I asked why they fed this stuff to kids and whether there were other options and was told "This food is FDA approved and kid friendly." That's not food and it's not friendly to anyone - it's laden with toxic additives.
What we did like:
1) The responsiveness of the staff
2) The price. It was cheaper than comparable options. It is not accredited but I'm not sure how much that matters for kids as young as mine.
We ended up choosing a bilingual school that serves organic food.
- Amy W.
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My wife and I have been taking our son to
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since October of this year. As he is our first child and in daycare for the first time we really did not know what to expect. We called and took a tour with
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that week. They had several openings in the Infant room and we were able to get in without a wait list immediately.
Everything has exceeded our expectations in just a few short months. The teachers in the infant room that he is in are amazing and genuinely seem to have his best interest at heart. They sometimes text us pictures and are in constant contact throughout the day.
You are responsible for all of the diapers, wipes, formula/breastmilk when your child is in the infant room. For 4 days a week we are paying $255/week. It is a bit pricey but you do get what you pay for. We have needed to change which day of the week he doesn't come several times, and they are more than willing to work with our schedule when we need them to. Every time i drop him off or pick him up, the teachers never seem overwhelmed and they always have a good handle on the small class size.
The director
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is great and is always very proactive about keeping us in the loop.
I would absolutely recommend this
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to anyone looking for child care.
- Adam W.
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The staff was warm and friendly and the facility is nice. I did not feel they provided enough structure for kids and the classroom size was too large. My son was 1 at the time and I would watch him on video playing alone the days he was there. They never seemed to have a structured curriculum for learning for. We moved our son after 2 weeks, he never warmed to them.
- Venitia L.
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They have done a great job so far. Our son seems to really like going there, and smiles a lot at the teachers. I have no issues and we plan on using them as long as we stay in the area.
- Josh B.
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I originally enrolled my son in one of the chain child care centers but after being there to observe, I had an uneasy feeling about the cleanliness of the facility and care givers as well as the lack of hands-on attention they provided the babies. Therefore, I withdrew him from the center after one day and began the
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for other care. During my tour of one of the more reputable child care centers, it was mentioned they refer parents to
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when there are no immediate openings at their facility. I had only heard of
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by name since I had no desire to place my son in an in-home daycare and had not even considered that possibility. I am so, so glad that I gave it a shot and scheduled my visit.
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has been a true blessing. I immediately enrolled my son and we have both been very content from the first day. You get the best of both types of child care - the quality and "curriculum" of a facility daycare with the comfort and feel of an in-home setting. The teachers/care givers are fantastic with the babies/infants/toddlers and they've all become like family. My son is genuinely happy when we arrive everyday. Give
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a visit - you won't be disappointed! I gave a "B" for price because it is a little expensive, but the price is comparable to other child care facilities in the local
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and worth it since the teacher/child ratio is smaller.

- Michelle S.

All Childcare Centers in Wilmington, DE

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A FAMILY CHILD CARE-SNDCSTLS

1403 MONTGOMERY RD
Wilmington

A LEAP OF FAITH CHILD DEV CTR

1412 LANCASTER AVE
Wilmington

AGAPE CHILDREN'S ACADEMY

101 Hillcrest Avenue

ALBERT EINSTEIN ACADEMY

101 GARDEN OF EDEN RD
Wilmington

ALL ABOUT KIDZ

1933 KIRKWOOD HWY
Wilmington

ALL MY CHILDREN ELSMERE

8 WALNUT AVE
Wilmington

ALL MY CHILDREN INC

102 BECKER AVE
Wilmington

AUNT PEACHES HEAVENLY CARE

707 KIRKWOOD ST
Wilmington

BABES ON THE SQUARE

1818 DELAWARE AVE
Wilmington

BABES ON THE SQUARE TOO

1411 FOULK RD
Wilmington

Basically Babysitting

450 S Lenola Rd

BEACON OF HOPE DAYCARE CTR

4001 N MARKET ST
Wilmington

BETHANY BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHL

410 DENVER RD
Wilmington

BETHEL BAPTIST PRE-SCHOOL

1217 WILSON RD
Wilmington

BEVERLYS HELP IN HAND

400 W 9th St Ste 100
Wilmington

BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CTR

1401 FAULKLAND RD
Wilmington

BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN'S CTR

3515 SILVERSIDE RD
Wilmington

Castle Academy

500 CLEMENTS BRIDGE RD

CHASE ACADEMY OF LEARNING

3 PAOLETTI DR
Wilmington

CHESTER BETHEL PRESCHOOL

2619 FOULK RD
Wilmington

CHILD CARE CTR

221 N JACKSON ST
Wilmington

CONCORD PRESCHOOL & CHILD CARE

1800 FAIRFAX BLVD
Wilmington

CONCORDIA PRESCHOOL

3003 SILVERSIDE RD
Wilmington

COVENANT PRESCHOOL

503 DUNCAN RD
Wilmington

DAYCARE V HAWKES PEBBLESTONE

228 8TH AVE
Wilmington

DEBBIE'S LULL-A-BYE

2 LYNAM PL
Wilmington

DEVELOPING MINDS PRESCHOOL

2106 SAINT JAMES CHURCH RD
Wilmington

DI'S DAYCARE

728 E 7TH ST
Wilmington

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT CTR

730 HALSTEAD RD
Wilmington

ELSMERE PRESBYTERIAN CHILD CTR

606 NEW RD
Wilmington

FAIRCHILD DAY SCHOOL

103 LYNDHURST AVE
Wilmington

FAITH PRESCHOOL & CHILD CARE

720 MARSH RD
Wilmington

FIRST STEP CHILDREN'S CTR

1801 N JEFFERSON ST
Wilmington

FOR KIDS SAKE

486 KEEBLER RD

FOULK PRE-SCHOOL & DAY CARE

901 ROSEDALE AVE
Wilmington

FRESH START CHILD CARE ACADEMY

1410 Lancaster Ave
Wilmington

G & G DAY CARE

3114 N JEFFERSON ST
Wilmington

GIRLS INC OF DE

1019 BROWN ST
Wilmington

Goddard School

489 S Gulph Rd

GORDON'S DAYCARE HOME

2240 N PINE ST
Wilmington

Great Valley YMCA

10-20 Liberty Blvd

GREENBANK CHILD DEV CTR INC

711 GREENBANK RD
Wilmington

HEAD START

1016 W 10TH ST
Wilmington

HEAVENLY ANGELS

1833 LANCASTER AVE
Wilmington

HILLTOP LUTHERAN NEIGHBORHOOD

1018 W 6TH ST
Wilmington

HOLLY OAK CHILD CARE CTR

1511 PHILADELPHIA PIKE
Wilmington

INFANT & TODDLERS CHILDCARE IN

120 STROUD ST
Wilmington

JACKSON'S MINI DAYCARE CTR

505 MCCABE AVE
Wilmington

JACKSON'S MINI DAYCARE CTR

2511 W 4TH ST
Wilmington

JULIE BUCCI SVC

4 ALDEE LN
Wilmington

KatzJCC

1301 Springdale Rd

KAY-Q'S DAY CARE SVC

1210 W 4TH ST
Wilmington

KIDS KORNER DAY CARE

706 W NEWPORT PIKE
Wilmington

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

3449 HILLOCK LN
Wilmington

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

2018 NAAMANS RD
Wilmington

LANE DAY SCHOOL

3101 MILLCREEK RD
Wilmington

LAUREL TREE ACADEMY

4106 CHURCH RD

LEARNING CENTER AT CALVARY

304 LORE AVE
Wilmington

LEARNING TREE ACADEMY

2810 N MONROE ST
Wilmington

LESSONS LEARNED DAYCARE

207 N UNION ST
Wilmington

LET 'EM SHINE CHILDCARE

939 N PINE ST
Wilmington

LIMESTONE HILLS DAY SCHOOL

5671 OCHELTREE LN
Wilmington

LITTLE BLESSINGS DAY CARE

2010 N MARKET ST
Wilmington

LITTLE BLESSINGS DAY CARE

1 E 31ST ST
Wilmington

LITTLE DOLLEY'S DAYCARE

112 E 28TH ST
Wilmington

LITTLE FOLKS TOO DAYCARE

1320 N MARKET ST
Wilmington

LITTLE FUTURE EARLY LEARNING

800 W 4TH ST
Wilmington

LITTLE LAMB DAYCARE & PRESCHL

2410 NEWPORT GAP PIKE
Wilmington

LITTLE LAMBS DAY CARE INC

837 SUMNEYTOWN PIKE

LITTLE MEMORIES FAMILY

713 WOODSEDGE RD
Wilmington

LITTLE PEOPLE COLLEGE

3507 OLD CAPITOL TRL
Wilmington

LITTLE STARS INC

5702 KIRKWOOD HWY
Wilmington

MAGIC YEARS CHILD CARE

1725 W 7TH ST
Wilmington

MARSHALLTON UNITED METHODIST

1105 STANTON RD
Wilmington

MARY E HERRING DAY CARE CTR

2428 N MARKET ST
Wilmington

Mary's Montessori

82 Lawrenceville-Pennington Rd

MERRIE MOPPETS SCHOOL

2600 WASHINGTON AVE
Wilmington

Metro Kids

1412 Pine St

MOM'S HOUSE

1718 HOWLAND ST
Wilmington

MONTESSORI LEARNING CTR

2313 CONCORD PIKE
Wilmington

MORNINGSTAR KINDER CARE

2522 N WEST ST
Wilmington

MRS T'S DAY CARE

725 N UNION ST
Wilmington

NANNIE'S DAY CARE

2617 PIKE CREEK RD
Wilmington

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

1218 B ST
Wilmington

NEW CASTLE COUNTY HEAD START

310 KIAMENSI RD
Wilmington

NEW DAY MONTESSORI

1 MIDDLETON DR
Wilmington

OUR LITTLE DAYCARE

29 BOXWOOD AVE
Wilmington

PARENTING PARTNERSHIP

12 ROSS CT
Wilmington

Patty Cake Preschool

337 Starboard Dr
Bear

RISING STARS CHILD CARE II INC

1601 KIRKWOOD HWY
Wilmington

ROBERTS DAY CARE

105 W 37TH ST
Wilmington

ROSE OF SHA-ROM PRESCHOOL

2837 N WEST ST
Wilmington

SHARON TEMPLE CHILD CARE CTR

2001 N WASHINGTON ST
Wilmington

SHELIA'S CHILDCARE CTR

1621 N HEALD ST
Wilmington

SHELLEY MARIE STEWART DAY CARE

319 SILVERBROOK DR
Wilmington

SMALL WONDER DAYCARE INC

100 GREENHILL AVE
Wilmington

SMALLS STEPPING STONE PRSCHL

1408 CLIFFORD BROWN WALK
Wilmington

SONSHINE PRE-SCHOOL & CHILD CR

1901 Harvey Rd
Wilmington

SPOTS FOR TOTS DAY CARE

1607 W 10TH ST
Wilmington

ST DAVID'S EPISCOPAL DAY SCHL

2320 GRUBB RD
Wilmington

ST MARK'S PRE KINDERGARTEN

1700 LIMESTONE RD
Wilmington

ST MICHAEL'S SCHOOL & NRSY INC

700 N WALNUT ST
Wilmington

STEPPING STONES CHILDREN'S CTR

2800 DUNCAN RD
Wilmington

STORYTIME DAYCARE

1603 E NEWPORT PIKE
Wilmington

Teddy Bear College

5285 Bensalem Blvd

TEENIE WEENIE'S PRECIOUS FEET

509 W 9TH ST
Wilmington

The Discovery Tree

4814 Drexelbrook Drive

The Giving Tree Daycare

420 Bainbridge St.

The Goddard School

233 N Main St

The Learning Experience

4447 Route 27, Franklin Township

THIRST 2 LEARN LLC

802 NAAMANS RD
Wilmington

TINY TYKES

241 MEADOWBROOK AVE
Wilmington

TODDLERS TECH INC

2704 W 4TH ST
Wilmington

TOMORROW'S GENERATION INC

2209 LAMOTTE ST
Wilmington

Transformations Academy

100 Becks Woods Drive
Bear

TUTOR TIME LEARNING CTR

2001 BRANDYWINE PKWY
Wilmington

TUTOR TIME LEARNING CTR

5305 LIMESTONE RD
Wilmington

UNIQUE DAY CARE II

2215 N WASHINGTON ST
Wilmington

WAGSTAFF DAYCARE CTR

310 KIAMENSI RD
Wilmington

WARNER KINDERGARTEN CTR

820 W 19TH ST
Wilmington

WEST END CHILDCARE

710 N LINCOLN ST
Wilmington

WORLDS DAYCARE BEST OF BOTH

1408 ARRON CIR
Wilmington

XAVIER A SCHOOL FOR YOUNG CHLN

1315 N UNION ST
Wilmington

Yardley KinderCare

748 Stoney Hill Rd

YMCA

605 Airport Rd

YMCA - Ardmore

100 St Georges Rd
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