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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 Tacoma

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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.
C

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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.
B

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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 Tacoma, WA

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ABC CHILDREN'S CTR

8545 27TH ST W
Tacoma

Able Appliance Repair

10125 N Brooklyn Ct

ACHIEVEMENT CENTER PRESCHOOL

2421 70TH AVE W
Tacoma

AGAPE CHILDCARE CENTER

7747 24TH AVE NW
Seattle

ALL SAINTS SCHOOL FIFE CAMPUS

2305 54TH AVE E
Tacoma

ALPHABET PRE-SCHOOL & DAYCARE

5419 S PUGET SOUND AVE
Tacoma

ALTAMESE ACADEMY OF ANGELS

1307 S 14TH ST
Tacoma

ARCADIA MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

6312 N 30TH ST
Tacoma

ASBURY KIDS KORNER

5601 S PUGET SOUND AVE
Tacoma

ASSORTED TIKES INC DAYCARE

7503 PORTLAND AVE E
Tacoma

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

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB-BETHEL SCHL

15616 5TH AVE E
Tacoma

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS-SOUTH PUGET

614 E 64TH ST
Tacoma

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS-SOUTH PUGET

1620 S 17TH ST
Tacoma

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS-SOUTH PUGET

5136 N 26TH ST
Tacoma

CAROUSEL PARENT CO-OP PRESCHL

32ND DIVISION DR &3RD ST
Tacoma

CHAMPIONS AT POINT DEFIANCE

4330 N VISSCHER ST
Tacoma

CHAMPIONS AT REED ELEMENTARY

1802 S 36TH ST
Tacoma

CHAMPIONS AT SHERIDAN ELEMNTRY

5317 MCKINLEY AVE
Tacoma

CHAMPIONS AT WHITTIER ELEMNTRY

777 ELM TREE LN
Tacoma

CHILD CARE REFERRAL

747 MARKET ST
Tacoma

CHILD'S TIME III

11415 PACIFIC AVE S
Tacoma

CHILDREN OF HOPE CHILDCARE

1937 S G ST
Tacoma

CHILDREN'S LIFE DAYCARE INC

5715 N 33RD ST
Tacoma

CHILDREN'S LIFE III

1016 S L ST
Tacoma

CHILDREN'S PLACE

768 S 46TH ST
Tacoma

Circle Time Child Care Center

17200 120 Th Ave Se
Renton

CITY KIDZ PRESCHOOL & DAYCARE

701 E 72ND ST
Tacoma

COTTESMORE CHRISTIAN CHILD CTR

3214 50th Street Ct NW Ste 100
Gig Harbor

Creative Kids Learning Center

600 Tracy Ave N
Port Orchard

CREATIVE MINDS HOME DAY CARE

4613 79TH AVENUE CT W
Tacoma

CYNTHIA CHASE LOVABLE HOME DAY

15301 12TH AVE E
Tacoma

DAY CARE MRS JENNIFER'S

1127 Chatham dr se
Olympia

DEE & DORA'S DAY CARE

1502 S J ST
Tacoma

DELL'S CHILDREN'S CTR

PO Box 1079
Centralia

DENI'S NEST

15703 22ND AVE E
Tacoma

DISCOVERY WORLD LEARNING CTR

11404 SE 256TH ST
Kent

FIRST LEARNING TREE

1328 S 84TH ST
Tacoma

FIRST PLACE FOR CHILDREN

6633 MARINERA ST
Tacoma

FIRST PLACE FOR CHILDREN

12108 PACIFIC AVE S
Tacoma

FRANKLIN PIERCE HEADSTART

12108 PACIFIC AVE S
Tacoma

FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DIST

11807 24TH AVE E
Tacoma

Giggles-n-Grins Childcare & Preschool

187th and Meridian
Puyallup

GOOD BEGINNINGS CHILD CARE CTR

5402 N Commercial St
Tacoma

GRANDVIEW EARLY LEARNING CTR

3580 E GRANDVIEW AVE
Tacoma

GROWING PAINS LEARNING CTR

1674 S GEIGER ST
Tacoma

HAPPY DAYS DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL

8311 27TH ST W
Tacoma

Happy Home Child Care

12237 SE 259 Pl
Kent

HEADINGIN THE WRITE DIRECTION

5904 N 45TH ST
Tacoma

HUMPTY DUMPTY PRESCHOOL

1001 PRINCETON ST
Tacoma

IMMANUEL PRE-SCHOOL & DAY CARE

9244 PACIFIC AVE
Tacoma

JACK & JILL CO-OP NURSERY SCHL

2507 N VASSAULT ST
Tacoma

JODY'S WEE CARE

4041 S G ST
Tacoma

john's child care

41 s arizona st
Tacoma

KID CARE

4730 35TH ST NE
Tacoma

KID ZONE

1101 112TH ST E
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

1101 112TH ST E
Tacoma

KID'S TOWN CHILD CARE

3612 E G ST
Tacoma

Kiddie Academy of Bothell

22703 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell

KIDDIE KORRAL CHILDCARE CTR

1703 99TH ST E
Tacoma

Kiddieland Children's Center

5005 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey

KIDS KAMPUS

1908 96TH ST S
Tacoma

KIDS KORNER DAY CARE & PRSCHL

4806 S 66TH ST
Tacoma

KIDS KORNER SCH AGE CLUBHOUSE

11302 10TH AVENUE CT E
Tacoma

Kinder Care Learning Centers

10221 152nd St E
Puyallup

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

635 S Mildred St
Tacoma

KINDER-CARE LEARNING CENTERS

635 S MILDRED ST
Tacoma

KINDERGARTEN HOUSE

910 DARTMOUTH AVE
Tacoma

KING'S KIDS PRESCHOOL

5917 S Thompson Ave
Tacoma

KNOWLEDGE KOLLEGE CHRISTIAN

4818 E PORTLAND AVE
Tacoma

kre-8-tive Kidz Int'l Academy

15525 1st Ave S
Burien

KREATIVE KIDZ CHILD CARE

14215 PACIFIC AVE S
Tacoma

L & L LEARNING CTR

3808 N 27TH ST
Tacoma

Lake Stevens Christian Daycare & Preschool

9805 31st Place NE
Lake Stevens

LIFE CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL

1717 S UNION AVE
Tacoma

LITTLE LAMB CHILDREN'S CTR

910 DARTMOUTH AVE
Tacoma

LITTLE LAMB CHILDREN'S CTR

1122 S WOODLAWN ST
Tacoma

LITTLE TOTS CHILDCARE

1940 LIGHTHOUSE LN NE
Tacoma

LITTLE WINNERS PRESCHOOL

25717 70TH AVE E
Graham

LOVE & KINDNESS CHILDCARE CTR

4813 PACIFIC AVE
Tacoma

MARINE VIEW CHRISTIAN PRSCHL

8469 E SIDE DR NE
Tacoma

Maureen R Wight

2291 Sand Canyon Rd
Chewelah

MEDALLION SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

2301 N MILDRED ST
Tacoma

Mini Skool of Dupont

2212 Palisade Blvd
Dupont

Mountainside School

23912 SE Tiger Mountain Rd
Issaquah

MT ZION CHARISAMA PRESCHOOL

1601 112TH ST S
Tacoma

MULTI CULTURAL CHILD & FAMILY

2021 S 19TH ST
Tacoma

MUNCHKINLAND II SCHOOLAGE CTR

1907 62ND AVE E
Tacoma

MY TIME

1702 TACOMA AVE S
Tacoma

NARROWS COOPERATIVE PRESCHOOL

3912 GRANDVIEW DR W
Tacoma

NOAH'S ARK CHILD CARE CTR

3706 S MANITOU WAY
Tacoma

NORMA'S MULTI-CULTURAL CHILDCR

866 S 64TH ST
Tacoma

NORTH ORCHARD-DELONG CO-OP SCH

602 N ORCHARD ST
Tacoma

NORTH TACOMA MONTESSORI CTR

3319 N PROCTOR ST
Tacoma

NORTHPOINT COOPERATIVE PRSCHL

6546 DASH POINT BLVD NE
Tacoma

Northshore YMCA

11811 NE 195th St
Bothell

OLD TOWN CO-OP PRESCHOOL

2710 N MADISON ST
Tacoma

OLYMPIC VIEW CHRISTIAN PRSCHL

201 BROWNS POINT BLVD NE
Tacoma

OUR INN-SPIRATION

5415 N 43RD ST
Tacoma

PAPA BEAR'S

7515 YAKIMA AVE
Tacoma

PARENTS' PARTNER

4702 161ST ST E
Tacoma

RAGGEDY ANN & ANDY

7924 40TH ST W
Tacoma

RAINBOW CONNECTION

178 NORPOINT WAY NE
Tacoma

RUSTON CHRISTIAN CHILDCARE

5025 N PEARL ST
Tacoma

SCHOOL'S OUT CHILD CARE

1526 51ST ST NE
Tacoma

SHINING STARS CHILD CARE

1602 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY
Tacoma

SKYLINE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

626 N SKYLINE DR
Tacoma

SKYLINE PRESBYTERIAN CHILDHOOD

6301 WESTGATE BLVD
Tacoma

Small Dimensions Daycare

11504 NE 19th
Bellevue

ST LUKES PRESCHOOL & CHILD CR

3615 N GOVE ST
Tacoma

ST MARK'S LUTHERAN PRE-SCHOOL

6730 N 17TH ST
Tacoma

SUMMIT METHODIST PRESCHOOL

5316 104TH ST E
Tacoma

SUNBEAMS DAYCARE

4516 128TH ST E
Tacoma

SUNRISE EARLY EDUCATION CTR

2229 S 19TH ST
Tacoma

TENDER HEART LEARNING CTR

8018 PACIFIC AVE
Tacoma

TENDER LOVING CHILDCARE

401 S 35TH ST
Tacoma

TIME FOR TOTS CHILD CARE CTR

3902 N CHEYENNE ST
Tacoma

TINY BEAR'S CHILDCARE CTR

1015 S 92ND ST
Tacoma

Tiny Tots Development Center

8302 1/2 Renton Ave S
Seattle

TOT SPOT CAFE

17802 134TH AVE NE
Woodinville

TRACY'S MAGICAL CASTLE HOME

211 FARALLONE AVE
Tacoma

TRINITY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

12115 PARK AVE S
Tacoma

UNITY CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY

6001 MCKINLEY AVE
Tacoma

UNO DOS TRES AMIGOS

3572 E HOWE ST
Tacoma

VELMA WRIGHT ACADEMY

3640 S M ST
Tacoma

WARNER STREET DAYCARE & PRSCHL

4347 S WARNER ST
Tacoma

WASHINGTON STATE CHILDCARE

917 PACIFIC AVE
Tacoma

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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