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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.
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She was a huge help with especially our oldest child. She's very good with the kids; our kids loved her. She's an excellent teacher. She was lovely, but firm and able to keep the kids in check when needed. I feel my kids have learned more here than anywhere else.
- Marco B.
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The information as stated by
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is fabricated and her slanderous approach to dealing with her displeasure with my program has now become a legal matter.

I take my role as a business owner, educator and early educational psychologist seriously as I have built an effective program over a 24 year period. Please feel free to visit our website at: www.thebrightwellcenterforchildren.com, or contact us to schedule a visit if you are interested in an early educational experience for your child which offers a "back to basic approach" to learning and character building. I'm sure you'll love what you see.

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- Attallah B.
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is awesome -- we've used it for hourly drop-in daycare for our three children since 2009.
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provides drop-in child care (including selected evenings/nights), as well as summer camps, birthday parties, and several holiday parties throughout the year (some of them free!). The place is run by Miss
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, who is amazing, and a cohort of moms who are precisely the people who you would want to watch your kids when you need a break. The atmosphere is warm and familiar -- we moved out of the area for year, and when we got back, every single person working at
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didn't only remember our kids' names, but commented on how much they had, or hadn't, changed. The ladies are clearly experienced and trustworthy: it took me quite a while to work up the courage to hand over my kids to a drop-in child care center, but I really feel that they are in at least as competent hands when they are at
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as when they are home... Once my boys got a bit older (they are now almost-8 and 6), I was worried they would get bored spending a few hours in a one-room facility (albeit large and filled with toys), but the staff do a really good job at keeping the action going even for the older kids, and the boys say they had a great time whenever we pick them up from
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. Our two-year-old daughter loves
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because she has not one, but several moms doting on her at the same time :-). Most importantly, the place is very affordable even if you have several children.
- Susanne M.

All Childcare Centers in Schenectady, NY

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A MAGIC KINGDOM NURSERY & DAY

2621 CONSAUL RD
Schenectady

A SPECIAL PLACE FOR CHILDREN

404 BALLSTON RD
Schenectady

ALTERNATIVE LIVING GROUP INC

918 STANLEY ST
Schenectady

ANN'S DAY CARE

2890 GUILDERLAND AVE
Schenectady

Bethlehem Area YMCA

900 Delaware Ave
Delmar

Campus Childrens Center, Inc.

Bldg 4, Harriman Campus
Altamont

CAPITOL CHILDCARE LLC

3770 CARMAN RD
Schenectady

CAPITOL DISTRICT CHILD CARE

106 ERIE BLVD
Schenectady

CARE-A-LOT NURSERY SCHOOL

2000 BROADWAY
Schenectady

CARVER DAY CARE CTR

700 CRAIG ST
Schenectady

CENTER FOR DISABILITY SVC

55 HELPING HAND LN
Schenectady

CHILD DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL PRGM

125 BIGELOW AVE
Schenectady

CHILDREN'S CREATIVE WORLD

1690 AVENUE
Schenectady

CLOVER PATCH DAY CARE

55 HELPING HAND LN
Schenectady

EXECUTIVE WOODS CHILDCARE

4 ATRIUM DR
Albany

FIRST FRIENDS NURSERY SCHOOL

1229 BAKER AVE
Schenectady

GLENVILLE DAY CARE

55 HELPING HAND LN
Schenectady

Gold's Gym Clifton Park

1220 New York 146
Clifton Park

GOOD GROUND CHRISTIAN PRESCH

4809 MARIAVILLE RD
Schenectady

JEWISH COMMUNITY CTR

2565 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

KID'S TIME

2566 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

KIDDIE CAR NURSERY SCHOOL

2195 Eastern Pkwy
Schenectady

KIDS RIDGE DAYCARE CTR

214 STATE ST
Schenectady

KIDZ KORNER

3770 CARMAN RD
Schenectady

KIDZ KORNER

145 VLY RD
Schenectady

KIM'S PLAYHOUSE

601 CRAIG ST
Schenectady

KINDER PARK CHILD CARE CTR

5 BARCELONA DR
Clifton Park

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

1440 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

KINGSWAY KIDS CTR

357 KINGS RD
Schenectady

LITTLE ANGELS DAY CARE

1132 ALBANY ST
Schenectady

LITTLE ONES TOO NRSY & DAY CR

1098 PARKWOOD BLVD
Schenectady

LITTLE SPROUTS DAY CARE

965 STRONG ST
Schenectady

MANGO'S DAY CARE

1085 MANAS DR
Schenectady

MAPLELEAF DAY CARE CTR

2739 HAMBURG ST
Schenectady

Marcella's Daycare

21 Criswood Dr
Albany

MARIA'S DAY CARE SVC

412 PAIGE ST
Schenectady

MAYFAIR NURSERY SCHOOL

GLENRIDGE RD
Schenectady

MONTESSORI SCHOOL SCHENECTADY

50 CYPRESS DR
Schenectady

MONTESSORI TODDLERS' & CHLDRN

245 PARK PL
Schenectady

MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY INC

2639 HAMBURG ST
Schenectady

MRS D'S 24 HOUR DAYCARE

1622 HELDERBERG AVE
Schenectady

Nightingale Construction

43 Chestnut St
Johnstown

NISKAYUNA KINDERCARE

1440 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

OB2L Center

PO Box 10755
Albany

OUR WORLD MONTESSORI

1335 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

PARK AVENUE NURSERY SCHOOL

943 Palmer Ave
Schenectady

POOH'S CORNER

500 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

RAINBOW EXPRESS LEARNING CO

901 DRAPER AVE
Schenectady

RAINBOW EXPRESS LEARNING CO

1708 ALTAMONT AVE
Schenectady

SANDRA'S DAYCARE

1130 ALBANY ST
Schenectady

SCHONOWE PRE-SCHOOL

590 GIFFORDS CHURCH RD
Schenectady

SCOTIA METHODIST CO-OP NURSERY

201 N TEN BROECK ST
Schenectady

ST ANTHONY'S SCHOOL

1840 VAN VRANKEN AVE
Schenectady

STORYTIME DAYCARE

703 SWAGGERTOWN RD
Schenectady

The Garden Childcare And Farmschool

555 State Rt 20
New Lebanon

TINY TOWN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

14 SARATOGA RD
Schenectady

U-Kids Childcare Center

1400 Washington Ave
Albany

UNDERGROUND CUTS TOO

1013 FOREST RD
Schenectady

UNITY HOUSE OF TROY INC

2247 13TH ST
Troy

WONDERLAND CO-OP NURSERY SCHL

1915 HELDERBERG AVE
Schenectady

YMCA

50 CYPRESS DR
Schenectady

YMCA

204 S TEN BROECK ST
Schenectady

YWCA

38 YATES VLG
Schenectady

YWCA OF SCHENECTADY

120 EMMONS ST
Schenectady

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