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"We had a great experience at
. Our children have been attending over 3 years. The teachers are very nurturing and their curriculum prepared" well our kids for public elementary schools. The staff is composed of older ladies that are very caring. They are very experienced and know how to handle different kinds of kids. As a point, prior to K3, we placed our kids at more attended daycares and it took months for my daughter to stop the drop off anxiety which was much shorter at
. Facility is relatively old since it is run within the facilities of
Church. However, the classrooms are cutely set and bathrooms are modified for little kids. The drop off is at the gym which was odd in the beginning but they have a lot of toys there to play with. Also, they have a large green space with playground. The curriculum seems like traditional phonic based, but since it is church sponsored there is bible lessons added. They
’t provide lunches so one needs to pack them but also their costs are affordable when compared to skyrocketing costs at more attended daycares. While it may not be the glamorous facilities, we value good people who are caring and we found our place at
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-Charles C.

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"Our daughter thrived in their infant room: got on a good sleep schedule, ate well, learned to interact with all sorts of children and adults. They were particularly" supportive of my mid-day breast-feeding visit and would allow me to breastfeed in a private room. The young toddler room was a bit more chaotic, especially as the older toddler room dropped off in her room in the mornings. The older kids zoomed around while the non-walkers admired. It's a good thing for them to interact with kids of other ages, and I support that. But the drop-off could be a little harried. They played outside a lot, and during the summers, they have "splash days" where they get to play in little baby pools. Their Christmas program is a hoot! Overall, it's a great community to be a part of.

-Sara A.

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PCMA was incredible. We cannot say enough good things about the staff, facility, curriculum, environment, teachers, etc. We feel very blessed to have landed on such a wonderful environment for our first child. It is tough to get in here, for good reasons - advice is to reserve a spot early!
- Kyle S.
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We brought our 2 year old to this center in June 2014 and she is currently still attending. The staff and facility are amazing. I would recommend this child care center to anyone who has fears of dropping their child off at a daycare. After the first week, my fears were gone and I am 100% comfortable every day I bring her there.
- Danielle B.
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I witnessed the employees in an outing at the skating rink. they stayed on their phones the ENTIRE time and did not supervise the children. There was a special child who could not skate nor fend for herself so my husband and I had to take care of her. she was hungry and thirsty and while the other children ate we found her in in the back corner of the rink crying because she wet herself!! these day care workers never even got up from the table and say and stuffed their faces with con session food the ENTIRE time! they even had a little boy waiting on them! I tried and tried to get in touch with the manager to maker her aware of the situation, but she was never in when I called and wouldn't return my calls! parents do not send your children to this place as they will be neglected by lazy uncaring sorry excuses for child care workers!!!
- Morgan K.
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This school is now called Happy Campers
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Israel. Teacher turnover is terrible, the director is never available and very defensive if you happen to question the quality of care your child receives. My kids were so unhappy and my oldest told horror stories about kids (3-4 year olds) being sent to the office and screamed at. My 1-year-old was constantly coming home with bumps and bruises because he fell but i was never able to talk to his teacher about it because she left at 3pm. Sometimes they didn't even fill out accident reports. All the teachers seem very unhappy and most are upset and looking for new jobs due to conflicts with the director. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
- Kiley R.
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This was one of the most horrific experience of my life trying to enroll my little one in this childcare. This is a facility that has put into place a discriminatory practices. There are dual policies of enrollment to screen out african americans and most foreigners, they create a bogus "trail" time to screen children. After 1.5 hours of visiting the school, my son was told he doesn't "fit in". Words cannot describe my outrage and I write this review so that no other family will experience this. I've contacted their upper management to report the incident with absolutely no correction, which leads me to believe this is company wide culture of racism and that's why I will urge anyone to carefully consider any
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- Saharla J.
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They are very attentive and work well with my children. They are caring, patient and my children are speaking a lot of Spanish. My children also enjoy going there. I highly recommend them to others.
- Jorge R.
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The computer system for loging in and out children is regularly turned off before the end of business. . When the staff turns off the log out computer system they have the ability to fill in a persons name as if they have logged of that child. If you have shared custody, that can be a problem. There have been numerous times when I picked up my child, the First Impression's Daycare on Old
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Rd. did not record my name as the parent picking up the child. The mom has other people pick up and drop off my child, yet their names do not appear on the login sheet. I have had relatives pick up my , child, yet their name did not appear on the log in/ out sheet.

I CAN YOU SAY FRAUDULENT RECORDS

The finger print reader: Sometimes it works sometimes it does not. The front door is not secured and the front desk is not always sta

If everyone did a manual sign in and out, if would force their records to be accurate. It would force the front desk to be staffed.

The staff does get a parent to sign off at the end of the month that all the previous log for the month is correct. In my case, the other parent does not have authorization to sign off on my time. The staff continues to give the other parent the monthy signoff sheet. They have been generating incorrect log sheets and they have been informed that the other parent has been signing off on inaccurate log sheets.

It may not be a problem for most, unless you need accurate record for court or want to know who actualy is picking up and dropping off your child. I know i am not the only shared custody situation, so check log for accuracy or use a daycare facility with manual log sheet or better technology that ensures the child is accurately logged in and out.

- Steven W.
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My son attended part-time just for four months (then my employment situation changed). They made him feel so welcome, served nutritious food, had carefully planned activities, and gave careful notes about each day. They were flexible to provide make-up days if he was sick, and allowed me to switch days half way through. The environment was clean, there were appropriate child to teacher ratios, and an overall happy experience. I hope to enroll my son again in the fall!
- Nina R.

Daycare 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

NORTH COUNTRY ACADEMY-DELMAR

180 Delaware Ave
Delmar

NORTH COUNTRY ACADEMY-SARATOGA

7 CARE LN
Saratoga Springs

OB2L Center

PO Box 10755
Albany

OUR WORLD MONTESSORI

1335 BALLTOWN RD
Schenectady

PARK AVENUE NURSERY SCHOOL

943 Palmer Ave
Schenectady

Pineview Preschool

251 Washington Ave Ext
Albany

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

SUNRISE CHILDREN LEARNING CTR

200 TECHNOLOGY PARK
Clifton Park

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

204 S TEN BROECK ST
Schenectady

YMCA

50 CYPRESS DR
Schenectady

YWCA

38 YATES VLG
Schenectady

YWCA OF SCHENECTADY

120 EMMONS ST
Schenectady

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