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"My child attended this daycare for a year. Throughout that year, I witnessed the quality of the daycare reduce significantly. During my child's time there," there were several staff members that came and went and there would be no acknowledgement or reason for the teacher’s absence. I witnessed the staff members and teachers whispering and gossiping daily as I would arrive to pick my child up. The owner
is extremely rude and has absolutely no people skills. Some days she will walk by and speak and on other days she would not. The focus is no longer on learning in this facility. The staff members are overpaid baby sitters. The curriculum that I paid for was not being implemented. There are over 30 students in the 3 year old classes with only one teacher and
to supervise. My child had a new teacher and within weeks the teacher disappeared. No one decided to share this information with the parents. I had to ask management, and they stated that things did not work out with that teacher. I was assured that my child would have a new teacher within a week, but 2 months later there was no new teacher. There was a teenage girl in the class that the management said was "helping them out until they find a replacement". Initially I was reluctant to remove my child from this daycare (absolutely will not call it a learning academy) because I did not want to take my child from their friends, but I am finding that most of them have been switched to other facilities as well. Upon enrolling my child, the staff assured me that spanish and sign language would be taught, but my child was never taught any. They pride themselves on the fact that there are no tv's in the classrooms, however they take the children into the theater to watch disney movies daily. There were several days I arrived to pick up my child and the class would be empty. I would ask management or other teaches where the class was. They would respond by shrugging their shoulders and saying look in a different room. This is not what any parent should experience after being away from their child the full work day. This facility does not keep parents updated on their child’s progress. There are no report cards or learning updates provided. I would not recommend anyone take their child to this daycare. It is not a comfortable environment for children and there is not focus on learning.

-takeshia D.

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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
" , is extremely professional and does an excellent job at running the program. They get the parents involved, as well. It is well worth the money and they even have a daycare assistance program. I am having a baby this year and I would be comfortable trusting them with my
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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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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.

All Childcare Centers in Puyallup, WA

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AFTER SCHOOL MARTIAL ARTS

12623 MERIDIAN E
Puyallup

AGAPE CHILDCARE CENTER

7747 24TH AVE NW
Seattle

ALPHABET PRE SCHOOL

1822 E PIONEER AVE
Puyallup

Bellevue Family YMCA‎

14230 Bel-Red Rd
Bellevue

BLUE SKIES MONTESSORI PRESCHL

2808 SW HOLDEN ST
Seattle

BONNIE'S PRESCHOOL

642 SW 305TH ST
Federal Way

BUILDING BLOCKS LEARNING CTR

5414 109TH AVENUE CT E
Puyallup

BUTTON'S & BOW'S

8622 112TH ST E
Puyallup

CHILDRENS SUNRISE MONTESSORI

12112 132ND AVENUE CT E
Puyallup

Circle Time Child Care Center

17200 120 Th Ave Se
Renton

COMMUNITY OF CARE MONTESSORI

11304 136TH ST E
Puyallup

COTTESMORE CHRISTIAN CHILD CTR

3214 50th Street Ct NW Ste 100
Gig Harbor

Creative Kids Learning Center

600 Tracy Ave N
Port Orchard

DAY CARE MRS JENNIFER'S

1127 Chatham dr se
Olympia

DISCOVERY STATION

16001 56TH AVENUE CT E
Puyallup

DISCOVERY WORLD LEARNING CTR

11404 SE 256TH ST
Kent

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

412 W PIONEER
Puyallup

EDGEWOOD CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL

1720 MERIDIAN AVE E
Puyallup

EVERGREEN MONTESSORI ACADEMY

14414 107TH AVENUE CT E
Puyallup

FRUITLAND DAY CARE

8918 FRUITLAND AVE E
Puyallup

FUTURE STARS BEFORE & AFTER

10325 122ND ST E
Puyallup

Giggles-n-Grins Childcare & Preschool

187th and Meridian
Puyallup

Happy Home Child Care

12237 SE 259 Pl
Kent

john's child care

41 s arizona st
Tacoma

Kid's Country Child Care & Learning Center

17590 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd
Woodinville

Kid's Country Child Care & Learning Centers

24221 SE Kent-Kangley Rd
Maple Valley

Kid's Country Child Care & Learning Centers

14400 Ambaum BLVD SW Suite R
Burien

Kid's Country Child Care & Learning Centers

20020 South Prairie Rd E
Bonney Lake

KID'S COUNTRY CHILD CARE LEARN

101 10TH ST NE
Auburn

KID'S KORNER DAY CARE

11206 89TH AVENUE CT E
Puyallup

Kiddie Academy of Bothell

22703 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell

Kiddieland Children's Center

5005 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey

KIND A CARE

301 43RD AVE SE
Puyallup

Kinder Care Learning Centers

10221 152nd St E
Puyallup

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

123 31ST AVE SE
Puyallup

kre-8-tive Kidz Int'l Academy

15525 1st Ave S
Burien

LA PETITE ACADEMY

1006 39TH AVE SE
Puyallup

LA PETITE ACADEMY

16028 GEM HEIGHTS DR E
Puyallup

Lake Stevens Christian Daycare & Preschool

9805 31st Place NE
Lake Stevens

LITTLE ANGELS DAYCARE

5809 112TH ST E
Puyallup

LITTLE PILGRIMS PRESCHOOL

10510 136TH ST E
Puyallup

LITTLE WINNERS PRESCHOOL

25717 70TH AVE E
Graham

LOVING START DAY CARE

11122 45TH ST E
Puyallup

Mini Skool of Dupont

2212 Palisade Blvd
Dupont

MISTY MOUNTAIN LEARNING CTR

11912 RESERVOIR RD E
Puyallup

Mountainside School

23912 SE Tiger Mountain Rd
Issaquah

Northshore YMCA

11811 NE 195th St
Bothell

PATTI CAKE DAY CARE

11009 21ST STREET CT E
Puyallup

PIONEER PRESCHOOL & CHILDCARE

301 3RD ST SE
Puyallup

PUYALLUP EARLY CHILDHOOD CTR

1818 S MERIDIAN
Puyallup

PUYALLUP PLAYCARE CTR

120 MCELROY PL
Puyallup

SCHOOL KID'S CLUBHOUSE

10319 128TH ST E
Puyallup

Small Dimensions Daycare

11504 NE 19th
Bellevue

SUNRISE CHILDREN'S CTR

12214 SHAW RD E
Puyallup

TENDER HEARTS PRESCHOOL

9803 118TH ST E
Puyallup

Tiny Tots Development Center

8302 1/2 Renton Ave S
Seattle

TODDLER'S UNIVERSITY CHILDCARE

10325 122nd St E
Puyallup

TODDLER'S UNIVERSITY INC

6715 176TH ST E
Puyallup

TODDLERS UNIVERSITY CHILD CARE

9915 CANYON RD E
Puyallup

TOT SPOT CAFE

17802 134TH AVE NE
Woodinville

Wee Care Academy - Alderwood

16727 Alderwood Mall Pkwy
Lynnwood

YMCA

1614 S Mildred St
Tacoma

YMCA Gig Harbor

10550 Harbor Hill Dr NW
Gig Harbor
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