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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 Winnetka, IL

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A CHILD'S SPACE

1020 S WABASH AVE
Chicago

ACADEMIE DES ENFANTS FRENCH

562 GREEN BAY RD
Winnetka

All Star Day Care

4831 S LANGLEY AVE
Chicago

ALLternative Recreation, Inc

988 Johnson Dr
Naperville

ALLTIME DOMESTIC AGENCY

603 PAULINE AVE
Buffalo Grove

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton

BEAR HUG DAYCARE

1036 Westmoreland Ave
Waukegan

Bereans Daycare and Learning Center

1003 E Lowden Ave
Wheaton

Buffalo Grove Dance and Gymnastics Center

1362 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove

Cambridge Nanny Group

939 W North Ave Ste 750
Chicago

CARE FOR CHILDREN USA

466 CENTRAL AVE
Winnetka

CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY

4622 LACEY AVE
Lisle

Chesterbrook Academy

6351 S Cass Ave
Westmont

Child Care Center of Evanston Inc.

1840 Asbury Ave
Evanston

CHILDMINDERS INC

93 Coventry Rd
Winnetka

Childrens Creative Center

1911 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago

COMPASS SCHOOL OF NAPERVILLE

1128 COMPASS CT
Naperville

Conev's Cradle Infant Care Inc

234 Midway Dr
Willowbrook

Creme De La Creme (Warrenville) Inc

4625 Weaver Pkwy
Warrenville

Detour 2 Discovery Day School

2001 S Wabash Ave
Chicago

DLC Services

433 East 48th Place
Chicago

Doris Little Angels Daycare

2435 W. 65 TH. ST.
Chicago

EVANSTON DAY NURSERY

1835 GRANT ST
Evanston

Friendship Corner

935 E Devon Ave
Bartlett

GORTON CHILDREN'S DROP-IN CENTER

400 E ILLINOIS RD
Lake Forest

GRANNY'S CORNER CHILD CARE

1750 N NATOMA AVE
Chicago

Granny's House of Care

2820 E. 223rd St.

Green Beginnings

1436 W Randolph St
Chicago

Happy Kids Home Daycare & Preschool

700 Zachary Dr
Romeoville

HappyLand Daycare

530 W. Rose Ave.
Addison

HARKENSS HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

630 LINCOLN AVE
Winnetka

HARKNESS HOUSE FOR CHILDREN

630 LINCOLN AVE
Winnetka

Heartcprstepbystep

4522 Heartland Drive
Richton Park

Hoffman Estates Park District

1685 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates

Intellect Learning Center

11975 W 143rd St
Orland Park

KENYATTA'S TRANSPORTATION

1130 E 87TH ST
Chicago

KIDDIE ACADEMY

112 Tay River Dr.
Carpentersville

KIDDIE JUNCTION EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE

1619 E OAKTON ST
Des Plaines

Kinder Care

695 S Il Route 83
Mundelein

KinderCare - South Elgin

1250 W Spring St
South Elgin

La Fitness - Glendale Heights

265 E Army Trail Rd
Glendale Heights

La Petite Academy

2441 W Sullivan Rd
Aurora

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE

713 RICHMOND ST
Joliet

Mary Sears Children's Academy

300 Caterpillar Dr
Joliet

Mary Sears Children's Academy

2319 Manhattan Rd
Joliet

MOMMY & ME HOME DAY CARE

13706 S KEDVALE AVE
Robbins

OAK PARK BUILDING BLOCKS CHILDCARE

171 N CUYLER AVE
Oak Park

Oakton Community College ECE Center

7701 North Lincoln Ave
Skokie

Panda Bear Child Care

1524 Douglas St
Joliet

PARENTS & CHILDREN TOGETHER

315 WAUKEGAN RD
Winnetka

Pitter Patter Child Care Too

2425 Harbor Ridge Wy
Lindenhurst

REBA EARLY LEARNING CENTER

740 CUSTER AVE
Evanston

Safe Pros Cleaning Service, Inc

605 E 71st Street
Chicago

Silver Cross

1275 W Roosevelt Rd
West Chicago

SMALL STRIDES ACADEMY

10317 S WESTERN AVE
Chicago

Strollers and Stilettos

444 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago

TeacherCare

501 S Wells St
Chicago

TENDER LOVING CARE MONTESSORI

30 N PARK AVE
Lombard

Terrific Tots Home Daycare

8133 45th Place
Lyons

The Compass School

3040 Reflection Drive
Naperville

The Gardner School

28W611 Ferry Rd
Warrenville

The Goddard School

34638 N US Hwy 45
Third Lake

The Goddard School - Vernon Hills

461 W Townline Rd
Vernon Hills

TICK TOCK HOURLY CHILD CARE

197 NORTHFIELD RD
Winnetka

Tina's Tykes

3036 Hopkins
Steger

Wheaton Sport Center

1000 W Prairie Ave
Wheaton

WHITE OAK SCHOOL

2112 W WHITE OAK ST
Arlington Heights

WINNETKA BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

1235 OAK ST
Winnetka

WINNETKA COMM NURSERY SCHOOL

800 PINE ST
Winnetka

WINNETKA PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSERY

1155 OAK ST
Winnetka

YMCA of the USA

101 N Wacker Dr
Chicago
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