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"It is tough to write this review because I really liked half of the staff, but the other half of the staff I encountered seemed to have no idea what was going on" or what they were talking about. The reason they get a D instead of an F is because of how great at least half of the staff was. There was one incident where one of my sons fell outside and busted open his chin. There was no report completed when it happened and I was not notified. When I picked him up they had been eating a snack, so I thought the red
was food (sauce or jelly), but when I got home and cleaned him up (and NO the daycare did not clean him up before we left) I quickly realized it was an injury. When I called to inquire as to what happened, no one knew and they stated to wait until the next day for when the AM teacher would be there again and maybe she would know. The next day they did apologize for not having a report ready for me that would have informed me as to what happened. I informed them that when anything like that happens I expected a phone call. I had taken in an antibiotic lotion for them to put on the spot during the day, however, they refused to apply it to his injury. They simply stated, "We don't do that." I questioned, "Even if I write a permission note for you to apply it on his obvious open wound?" And the lady just repeated her statement. So not only does my son get injured on their property and they do not notify me or give aid to the wound, they also refused to give any kind of continuing aid to the wound. (My son still has a scar on his chin.) On another day one of the helping teachers threw out 4 ounces of my breast milk. Perfectly good breast milk got thrown down the sink because she didn't know it could be refrigerated and used again. She actually started heavily debating (I won't say arguing) with me about it. One of her co-workers finally chimed in and informed her that she was in fact wrong, and that I was right. That it could have been refrigerated and served again since it had not been warmed up. I will say the worker did apologize and admitted she apparently didn't know better. Some additional notes: My younger son got pink eye twice while being at this facility. We had never encountered this before. When he got it, I was informed there were other infants in the room who had contracted prior to him and had attended the school with it. One mother even stated, "Oh we just got over that," when she heard me telling a worker that was what he had been diagnosed with. I took off work and stayed home with him. Once he was healthy he attended again. After only 2 days back at the facility he contracted it again. Then a worker ended up catching it. Then one of the daycare staff actually tried accusing us of bringing it into the facility in the first place! I defended my family and stated how he contracted it from there and we were notified that at least 2 other children had it before him. The only other major problem I had with this place was that my older son was pretty well potty trained before he attended this facility and it's like they de-potty trained him. We literally had to put him back in diapers because he wouldn't go to the bathroom anymore.

-Kristen A.

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"The services are excellent. They are very involved in the community. They have enrichment programs for children outside of the classroom. Arts, sports, and they" are very big on service oriented programs. They do mission trips. We have foreign exchange students that come to school here.

-Toni D.

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I cannot say enough good things about
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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
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, some in strip malls -- and whose staff were burned out and listless, one after another. I just happened to be driving down
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Road in Roseville and saw this blue house, with a small sign out front, that said, simply, "
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" 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.
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was so energized and fresh, the children were engaged, and I watched in amazement as she
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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
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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
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. 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
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(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
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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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is a delight.
- 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.

Daycare 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

PO Box 7191
Chicago

ALLternative Recreation, Inc

988 Johnson Dr
Naperville

ALLTIME DOMESTIC AGENCY

603 PAULINE AVE
Buffalo Grove

BEAR HUG DAYCARE

1036 Westmoreland Ave
Waukegan

Bennett Day School

657 W. Fulton St.
Chicago

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

Children Of America Flossmoor

19814 Kedzie Ave
Flossmoor

Children Of America Lindenhurst

40 S. US Highway 45
Lindenhurst

Children Of America North Aurora

1125 Oak St
North Aurora

Children Of America Orland Park

16124 S La Grange Rd
Orland Park

Children Of America Oswego

1311 Farmington Lakes Dr
Oswego

Children Of America South Elgin

750 N Mclean Blvd
South Elgin

Children Of America St Charles

155 S Tyler Rd
St Charles

Childrens Creative Center

1911 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago

COMPASS SCHOOL OF NAPERVILLE

1128 COMPASS CT
Naperville

Concordia Place

3300 North Whipple St.
Chicago

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

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

7402 Windstone Ct
Plainfield

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

21141 Governor's Hwy
Matteson

Hoffman Estates Park District

1685 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates

Intellect Learning Center

11975 W 143rd St
Orland Park

KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS LEARNING

6958 WINDSOR AVE
Berwyn

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 Kids Learning Center

6440 Main Street
Woodridge

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

MiracleCord, Inc.

875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100
Chicago

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

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

Sugar Plum Tree Day Care Center

1006 GILLICK ST
Park Ridge

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

The Learning Tree

735 Ela Rd
Lake Zurich

TICK TOCK HOURLY CHILD CARE

197 NORTHFIELD RD
Winnetka

Tina's Tykes

3036 Hopkins
Steger

Toddler Town Daycare Too

5934 West Diversey Ave.
Chicago

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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