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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
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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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Daycare Center reviews in Akron

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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.

All Childcare Centers in Akron, OH

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A BEAUTIFUL CHILD

1449 Brittain Rd
Akron

ABACUS CHILD CARE CTR INC

839 S ARLINGTON ST
Akron

AKRON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

3882 BYWOOD AVE
Akron

AKRON SUMMIT COMMUNITY ACTION

670 W EXCHANGE ST
Akron

AKRON SUMMITT COMMUNITY ACTION

539 S ARLINGTON ST
Akron

ALL ABOUT CHILDREN CLEV MASS

186 S CLEVELAND MASSILLON RD
Akron

ALL ABOUT KIDS DAYCARE & PRESH

792 E WATERLOO RD
Akron

ALMOST MOM CHILD DEVELOPMENT

258 S CLEVELAND MASSILLON RD
Akron

AMBC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

2330 E MARKET ST
Akron

Bedford Heights Day Care Inc

21881 Libby Rd
Cleveland

Beginner's World Child Care Center

7005 ROYALTON RD
North Royalton

BOYER KINDERGARTEN CTR

2960 SANITARIUM RD
Akron

Bright Beginners

6638 Harris Rd
Broadview Heights

BRIGHT HORIZONS

475 OHIO ST
Akron

Brilliant Start Academy

901 Liberty Bell Dr
Amherst

Chardon Community Day Care Center

12797 Mayfield Rd
Chardon

CHERUBIM'S CULTURAL CTR INC

670 VERNON ODOM BLVD
Akron

CHILD CARE CONNECTION

703 S MAIN ST
Akron

CHILDTIME LEARNING CTR

2145 EASTWOOD AVE
Akron

CHILDTIME LEARNING CTR

2546 LELAND AVE
Akron

CHILDTIME LEARNING CTR

2645 MANCHESTER RD
Akron

CHILDTIME LEARNING CTR

555 WHITE POND DR
Akron

CHILDTIME LEARNING CTR

3475 EMBASSY PKWY
Akron

COLOR OUR RAINBOW ACADEMY

1430 GOODYEAR BLVD
Akron

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL

3260 CORMANY RD
Akron

CREATIVE LEARNING CHILD CARE

4000 CRANE CENTRE DR
Streetsboro

CTK Kids Learning Center

30635 Lorain Rd
North Olmsted

David YMCA - Jackson Township

7389 Caritas Cir NW
Massillon

EASTGATE PRE-SCHOOL

671 CANTON RD
Akron

EUCLID COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL

21000 LAKE SHORE BLVD
Euclid

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SON

552 HARVARD AVE
Akron

FAIRLAWN LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

3415 W MARKET ST
Akron

FAIRLAWN VILLAGE PRESCHOOL

3300 MOREWOOD RD
Akron

FAIRLAWN-WEST UCC PRESCHOOL

2095 W MARKET ST
Akron

FAITH LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

2726 W MARKET ST
Akron

FIRST ASSEMBLY-GOD PRESCHOOL

1175 W MARKET ST
Akron

Fitness 19

3740 Rocky River Dr
Cleveland

FOR A CHILD

1300 S MAIN ST
North Canton

GODDARD SCHOOL

5601 DARROW RD
Hudson

GODDARD SCHOOL

105 SPRINGSIDE DR
Akron

GRACE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

989 N PORTAGE PATH
Akron

GRANDMA'S PLACE CHILD CARE CTR

774 E MARKET ST
Akron

GREEN VALLEY CHRISTIAN PRESCHL

620 E TURKEYFOOT LAKE RD
Akron

HEAD START CHILD DEV CTR

230 W CENTER ST
Akron

HEAD START CHILD DEVMNT CTR

1205 E WATERLOO RD
Akron

HEAD START COORDINATION

177 S BROADWAY ST
Akron

HEAD START REGISTRATION

369 S PORTAGE PATH
Akron

HENRY CENTER CHILD CARE & LRNG

161 N FORGE ST
Akron

HOPE DAY CARE CTR

647 E MARKET ST
Akron

HOPE LUTHERAN PRE-SCHOOL

999 PORTAGE LAKES DR
Akron

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

2128 16TH ST SW
Akron

INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL

1199 Vernon Odom Blvd
Akron

IRMA A JONES PRESCHOOL

539 S ARLINGTON ST
Akron

JOY'S IN-HOME DAY CARE

371 EASTLAND AVE
Akron

K & K CHILDCARE

357 W MILLER AVE
Akron

KANDY KANE CHRISTIAN DAY CARE

380 W CROSIER ST
Akron

KID'S UNIVERSITY PRESCHOOL

1407 MALASIA RD
Akron

KIDS ACADEMY OF COPLEY

3745 COPLEY RD
Akron

Kids Club Inc

16700 Hilltop Parkplace
Chagrin Falls

Kids Country

4923 Hudson Dr
Stow

KIDS COUNTRY

2955 Smith Rd
Akron

KIDS FIRST LEARNING CTR

26184 Bagley Road
Olmsted Falls

Kids Link Neurobehavioural Center

2132 Case Pkwy
Twinsburg

KIDS PLAY

4530 KENT RD
Stow

KIDS PLAY

388 S MAIN ST
Akron

KINDER GARDEN MONTESSORI SCHL

1723 S CLEVELAND MASSILLON RD
Akron

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

4050 EMBASSY PKWY
Akron

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

3405 MASSILLON RD
Akron

KOZMIC KORNER

520 S MAIN ST
Akron

KOZMIC KORNER

45 HANNA PKWY
Akron

KOZMIC KORNER

112 BAKER BLVD
Akron

Lafayette Schoolhouse

6357 Lafayette Rd
Medina

Le Chaperon Rouge

5423 Darrow Rd
Hudson

LITTLE SHEPHERD PRESCHOOL

2308 24TH ST SW
Akron

MEGAN'S HOME DAYCARE

953 STANWOOD AVE
Akron

MONTROSE ZION CHRISTIAN PRSCHL

565 N CLEVELAND MASSILLON RD
Akron

MORNING GLORY PRESCHOOL

PO Box 7262
Akron

NANNA'S DAY CARE

2751 OLD HOME RD
Akron

NEW ADVENTURES EARLY LEARNING

8054 Darrow Rd
Twinsburg

NOAH'S ARK CHILDCARE ACADEMY

2445 S ARLINGTON RD
Akron

OHIO ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITY CTR

212 E EXCHANGE ST
Akron

OhioGuidestone

202 East Bagley Road
Berea

Papillion Enrichment Center

2804 Som Center Road Rear Building
Wickliffe

Paraiso, Dr. Marie F.

1450 Belle Ave
Lakewood

Play Time on the Move LLC

PO Box 13781
Columbus

PRESCHOOL IN MONTROSE

565 N CLEVELAND MASSILLON RD
Akron

Primrose School of Hudson

1295 Corporate Dr
Hudson

Rainbow Connection I & III

6312 Center St
Mentor

RAYANN CHRISTIAN DEVELOPMENT

599 NOBLE AVE
Akron

RING AROUND THE ROSIE DAY CARE

3895 S MAIN ST
Akron

RIVERSIDE PRESCHOOL @DAYCARE

2433 S MAIN ST
Akron

Romp n Stomp

900 Medina Rd
Medina

ROOM TO GROW CHILD CARE CTR

526 GRAHAM RD
Cuyahoga Falls

SALVATION ARMY

190 S MAPLE ST
Akron

SHERRY BEAR'S HOME DAYCARE

509 DELMAR AVE
Akron

ST PAUL'S NURSERY SCHOOL

1361 W MARKET ST
Akron

ST SEBASTIAN PRESCHOOL

348 ELMDALE AVE
Akron

SUMMA EARLY EDUCATION

475 OHIO ST
Akron

SUNSHYN CHILD CARE

512 Lindell St
Akron

SUPERIOR QUALITY CO

1079 TAYLOR ST
Akron

The Goodard School

7042 Fulton Dr
Canton

Truely Clean LLC

23951 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid

VALLEY KIDS LEARNING CTR

1670 AKRON PENINSULA RD
Akron

Winnie's Nursery School Inc.

1470 E 105TH ST
Cleveland

WITH THESE HANDS

12510 BUCKEYE RD
Cleveland

WONDER WORLD CHILD DEVELOPMENT

688 Diagonal Rd
Akron

WOODLAND PRESCHOOL

444 N HAWKINS AVE
Akron

YMCA

647 E MARKET ST
Akron

YMCA

210 E North St
Akron

YMCA

1250 W EXCHANGE ST
Akron

YMCA

380 MINEOLA AVE
Akron

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