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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 Wichita, KS

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A PLUS CHILD CARE & DEVELOPMNT

1128 N HYDRAULIC ST
Wichita

ADVENTURE PLANET

3059 W 13TH ST N
Wichita

AGAPE DAY CARE CTR

2512 N OLIVER ST
Wichita

AGAPE LEARNING CTR

2512 N OLIVER ST
Wichita

ANGELS AT PLAY

1414 E BERKELEY ST
Wichita

APPLEJACK DAYCARE

8918 E BEDELL ST
Wichita

ASBURY PRESCHOOL

2801 W 15TH ST N
Wichita

BASIC BEGINNINGS EDUCATIONAL

2111 N MAIZE RD
Wichita

BENSON'S CAREGIVERS

5340 S SENECA ST
Wichita

C J'S DAY CARE

662 N VOLUTSIA ST
Wichita

CALLAHAN NORTH PRE SCHOOL

1608 N CALLAHAN ST
Wichita

CHERYL'S FUN FACTORY CHILD

7000 W 47TH ST N
Wichita

CHILD START INC

228 ELLIS ST
Wichita

CHILD START INC

4600 S CLIFTON AVE
Wichita

CHILD START INC

1002 S Oliver St
Wichita

CHILD START INC

1002 S Oliver St
Wichita

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES DAYCARE

11202 W 39TH ST S
Wichita

CONNIE'S LITTLE TYKES DAY CARE

4906 E 24TH ST N
Wichita

CORINTHIAN CHILD CARE CTR

2611 E PAWNEE ST
Wichita

Dayna's Daycare

301 W. 53rd St South
Wichita

EASTMINSTER PRESCHOOL

1958 N WEBB RD
Wichita

EASTSIDE CHILD CARE

2403 LYNNRAE LN
Wichita

ELF Children's Center Inc

5200 E 31st St S
Wichita

FAITH CHAPEL DAY CARE

7000 E HARRY ST
Wichita

FIELDS OF FUN DAY CARE

1314 N PARKWOOD LN
Wichita

FIRST CHOICE SUPPORT SVC INC

949 S GLENDALE ST
Wichita

FIRST UNITED METHODIST PRESCHL

330 N BROADWAY ST
Wichita

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE DAY CARE

2343 S WASHINGTON ST
Wichita

GABBY'S CHILDCARE

1119 GEORGE WASHINGTON DR
Wichita

GIGGLES & WIGGLES CHILD CARE

2502 E DOUGLAS AVE
Wichita

Health Strategies

551 N Hillside
Wichita

HELPING HANDS DAYCARE

15213 SW 50TH ST
Wichita

HENRY LICENSED DAYCARE

1512 N SPRUCE AVE
Wichita

HONEY TREE ACADEMY LLC

2548 N MAIZE CT
Wichita

I CARE PRAYER CTR

5620 E 21ST ST N
Wichita

JACOB'S LEARNING LADDER

5002 E DOUGLAS
Wichita

KALEIDOSCOPE PRESCHOOL

5015 E 29TH ST N
Wichita

KID CARE CONNECTION

3059 W 13TH ST N
Wichita

KIDS CORNER CHILDCARE INC

2117 N PARKWOOD LN
Wichita

KIM'S DAYCARE

304 W MAYWOOD ST
Wichita

KINGS & QUEENS DAYCARE

2135 S GLENDALE ST
Wichita

LA PETITE ACADEMY

431 N WACO ST
Wichita

LA PETITE ACADEMY

7431 E 21ST ST N
Wichita

LA PETITE ACADEMY

8181 E HARRY ST
Wichita

LIL-BEES

686 W 33RD ST N
Wichita

LITTLE LAMBS CHILD CARE

928 W 31ST ST S
Wichita

LOVING ARMS CHILD CARE CTR

1241 N RIDGE RD
Wichita

MARCENE'S HOME DAYCARE LISC

3021 W 17TH ST N
Wichita

MELINDA ORME

1337 S SAINT CLAIR ST
Wichita

MS D'S DAYCARE

2317 S BELMONT ST
Wichita

MS MARIE'S CHILD CARE

348 N BEBE ST
Wichita

MY BUNCH

1501 N HYDRAULIC ST
Wichita

N J'S DAY CARE

1650 N MADISON AVE
Wichita

OCHOA LICENSED DAY CARE

207 N ESTELLE ST
Wichita

OPEN ARMS LUTH CHILD DEVMNT

12885 W MAPLE ST
Wichita

PARK PLACE CHILD CARE & LRNG

2139 S MAIZE RD
Wichita

PEACE OF MIND DAYCARE

2658 FAIRMOUNT ST
Wichita

Precious Moments Daycare

2916 North Terrace
Wichita

PROCTOR RITCHIE CTR

4531 E 37TH ST N
Wichita

RAINBOWS UNITED RITCHIE FAMILY

251 WHITTIER ST
Wichita

REESE'S DAY CARE

3232 S CLIFTON AVE
Wichita

RUBY'S DAYCARE

1216 N MATHEWSON AVE
Wichita

SANDIE'S CHILD CARE

5656 JONES ST
Wichita

SHERRY'S FUNTASTIC CHILDCARE

2512 N CHAUTAUQUA ST
Wichita

SMALL'S DAYCARE

2420 N CHARLOTTE CT
Wichita

ST PAUL'S KIDS KINGDOM DAYCARE

925 N WACO AVE
Wichita

SUGAR-N-SPICE DAYCARE

515 S BYRON RD
Wichita

SUNRISE CHRISTIAN CHILDCARE

5500 E 45TH ST N
Wichita

TINKERBELLS DAY CARE

1721 NORTHEAST PKWY
Wichita

TOP EARLY LEARNING & DAY CARE

4600 S CLIFTON AVE
Wichita

TOP LEARNING CTR

4600 S CLIFTON AVE
Wichita

TOP LEARNING CTR NORTH

2330 N OPPORTUNITY DR
Wichita

Tree House Learning Center

449 N Maize Rd
Wichita

TREZ DAY & NIGHT CARE

212 N GREEN ST
Wichita

TUTOR TIME LEARNING CTR

7026 W 21ST ST N
Wichita

TUTOR TIME LEARNING CTR

10710 W MAPLE ST
Wichita

WE R KIDS

10221 W 13TH ST N
Wichita

WEST HEIGHTS PRE-SCHOOL

745 N WESTLINK AVE
Wichita

WOODLAND PRESCHOOL LEARNING

1100 W 15TH ST N
Wichita

WORD OF LIFE CHILD CARE

3811 N MERIDIAN AVE
Wichita

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