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"It is tough to write this review because I really liked half of the staff, but the other half of the staff I encountered seemed to have no idea what was going on" or what they were talking about. The reason they get a D instead of an F is because of how great at least half of the staff was. There was one incident where one of my sons fell outside and busted open his chin. There was no report completed when it happened and I was not notified. When I picked him up they had been eating a snack, so I thought the red
was food (sauce or jelly), but when I got home and cleaned him up (and NO the daycare did not clean him up before we left) I quickly realized it was an injury. When I called to inquire as to what happened, no one knew and they stated to wait until the next day for when the AM teacher would be there again and maybe she would know. The next day they did apologize for not having a report ready for me that would have informed me as to what happened. I informed them that when anything like that happens I expected a phone call. I had taken in an antibiotic lotion for them to put on the spot during the day, however, they refused to apply it to his injury. They simply stated, "We don't do that." I questioned, "Even if I write a permission note for you to apply it on his obvious open wound?" And the lady just repeated her statement. So not only does my son get injured on their property and they do not notify me or give aid to the wound, they also refused to give any kind of continuing aid to the wound. (My son still has a scar on his chin.) On another day one of the helping teachers threw out 4 ounces of my breast milk. Perfectly good breast milk got thrown down the sink because she didn't know it could be refrigerated and used again. She actually started heavily debating (I won't say arguing) with me about it. One of her co-workers finally chimed in and informed her that she was in fact wrong, and that I was right. That it could have been refrigerated and served again since it had not been warmed up. I will say the worker did apologize and admitted she apparently didn't know better. Some additional notes: My younger son got pink eye twice while being at this facility. We had never encountered this before. When he got it, I was informed there were other infants in the room who had contracted prior to him and had attended the school with it. One mother even stated, "Oh we just got over that," when she heard me telling a worker that was what he had been diagnosed with. I took off work and stayed home with him. Once he was healthy he attended again. After only 2 days back at the facility he contracted it again. Then a worker ended up catching it. Then one of the daycare staff actually tried accusing us of bringing it into the facility in the first place! I defended my family and stated how he contracted it from there and we were notified that at least 2 other children had it before him. The only other major problem I had with this place was that my older son was pretty well potty trained before he attended this facility and it's like they de-potty trained him. We literally had to put him back in diapers because he wouldn't go to the bathroom anymore.

-Kristen A.

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"The services are excellent. They are very involved in the community. They have enrichment programs for children outside of the classroom. Arts, sports, and they" are very big on service oriented programs. They do mission trips. We have foreign exchange students that come to school here.

-Toni D.

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I cannot say enough good things about
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and her program. My daughter attended her pre-school for 2 years, pre-school, and pre-kindergarten and continued in occasional care here and there when she got older and I needed someplace for her to go for a day. I have recommended her over and over to people who come back and say - wow, thank you for telling us about her!
When I was looking for a pre-school I researched and visited programs all over town. I was a good planner - it was June, and I was looking for placement for the Fall. I went to many schools that were pretty and modern, some in
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, some in strip malls -- and whose staff were burned out and listless, one after another. I just happened to be driving down
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Road in Roseville and saw this blue house, with a small sign out front, that said, simply, "
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" and thought, what the heck, and pulled in to check it out. I was welcomed in to watch the class in progress and it was like watching the first day of school.
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was so energized and fresh, the children were engaged, and I watched in amazement as she
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the kids through counting to 10 --- in English, then Spanish, then German, French, Japanese, and Singhalese. Her class was very culturally mixed and her lessons a combination of
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tasks, music, manners and relationships - like teaching the kids how to treat each other respectfully and that being friends was more important than fighting over a play yard
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. Her ability to teach is intuitive and she connects so well with all of her students. The play yard equipment was old but inside and out the facility was clean and organized. I was sold and there wasn't a day I was disappointed. Her daughter, Anusha, also taught with her when she wasn't in school getting her own degree and she had several other loving assistants that worked with the kids daily.
That was 12 years ago. The program was in the morning until lunch, and for kids who needed to stay in the afternoon, she had after school care, where the kids could play, take piano lessons from her, read books, and other activities. I don't recall the cost but remember it was very reasonable and far more valuable to me than the money we paid. My daughter came out of her program a Kindergartner doing first grade work and fully prepared and excited for elementary school. She loved
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(as we all did/do), who became like a beloved aunt to her. My daughter is now a sophomore in high school and we still stop in and visit occasionally, and
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is as fresh as the day I first met her. Her school is now repainted and updated and beautiful and that rickety swing set replaced with more modern equipment, but the kids are still the same, the experience still the same, because it's not what's at preschool, it's WHO. Go check it out, you'll be glad you did.
- Kerry W.
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We have had a great experience with this center. Our children have been coming here since they were 10 weeks old. Our children are very well taken care of and really enjoy their time here. We feel like their teachers really care about them and treat them like their own children.
It is one of the more expensive daycare centers in the area, but we felt it was really the best option. When our children were in the infant room the non-discounted fee was $275/week per child. In the 1 year old room it was $265/week per child and in the 2 year old room it was $245/week per child. They do offer discounts for the 2nd child - that's just the full non-discounted rate. Of course tuition increases can happen, but they can at least give you an estimate of costs if you are searching.
The center is open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6pm and full time care includes breakfast, lunch, and snack. You must provide your own diapers/wipes, etc.
Definitely worth checking out!
- Elizabeth W.
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Sent my kids for the summer. They seemed to enjoy it. I wish it wasn't so expensive however they are much cheaper than most summer camps. Thanks for taking such good care of my kids.
- Mohamed A.
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I'd like to start out by saying don't trust a word that comes out of
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's mouth. She will lie lie lie until the day she
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. She almost had me convinced that my children had become pathological liars until I spoke with other moms. My children basically roamed the class aimlessly for a few hours a day. They do know how to write their names but that might have been taught at home. Parent teacher conferences was a joke! I was told crap about someone else's kid because the stuff they told me my kid couldn't do he had been doing for over a year. They are so incredabally disorganized. You will find out about Friday's field trip on Monday and then you're expected to drop everything to go. They also have some bull p*** unwritten privacy policy that prohibits you from having any contact with other parents. Well when I was out of
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's line of sight at field trips I was able to talk to a few moms and they told me things that just blew my mind! One mom witnessed the class having 31 students and just 1 teacher on several occasions. Another mom confirmed that the story my daughter told me about not being aloud to wear her sweater in class was true. Who tells a small child to take off her sweater? A monster, that's who! My kids also told me that another student had a bathroom accident and was forced to clean it up himself. I wonder if they really made a 4 year old clean up feaces. They also make up rules from day to day that might apply to one family but not to others. This was extremely frustrating because just when I thought I was following the unwritten rules I find out I'm in violation. By the last few weeks of the year I said screw it and stopped caring about the dumb rules. To sum it up, just don't send your kids to
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. Check out St. Pats if you're looking for faith based. If faith based isn't top priority then check out
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on Commerce Rd.
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is a delight.
- Carrie K.
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While they did take care of our son and we were not worried about his safety, we were not happy with the overall cleanliness of the facility, nor the relative lack of organization. The infant room was very small and cramped, the infants played on a rug that caretakers and parents walks on with outdoor shoes (something I don't allow at home), and we repeatedly were given home articles of clothing, etc that were mixed up with another baby's. The price is great, however I personally need a little more organization and cleanliness for my son. We also decided that we were willing to pay more for a daycare that has webcams and an app to keep updated.
- Victoria W.
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Always the best environment for children and learning. This daycare is amazingly clean and the staff cares and loves each individual child. The safety is beyond compare and the children are so excited to come everyday.
- lynne T.
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My daughter is almost two and has been attending
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for about three months now. She and I both are very happy with her time there. The owner has maintained her pricing schedule. which is the most affordable in Freeport, while other places in town charge as much as double. My daughters linguistics, motor, and social skills have improved dramatically since she started attending. The carer to child ratio is more than adequate and the facilities are very safe and clean. Overall I have had an excellent experience with this child care facility. I recommend
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to any parent looking for affordable, quality childcare. **The $213 price point is their weekly rate for my 1.5 year old. It's 46/day for part time.**
- James M.
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These people are wonderful very kind and courteous and very professional. They take very good care of our son and we wish that our new house was where they are located we want him to stay there forever. he loves going to daycare every day. Love Ms
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and her staff. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I give them a 11 star rating out of 10
- Michael T.

Daycare Centers in Tacoma, WA

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ABC CHILDREN'S CTR

8545 27TH ST W
Tacoma

ACHIEVEMENT CENTER PRESCHOOL

2421 70TH AVE W
Tacoma

Adventure Kids Playcare

1100 Bellevue Wy NE
Bellevue

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 CHILDREN'S ACADEMY

14600 NE 24th St
Bellevue

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

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

CLOSED June 2015
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

IMPRESSIONS CHILD CARE

1495 ELM ST
Clarkston

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

Lollipop Manor

210 S 213th St
Des Moines

LOVE & KINDNESS CHILDCARE CTR

4813 PACIFIC AVE
Tacoma

Love and Laughter Learning Center

12717 118th St Ct E
Puyallup

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

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

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 KID'S CLUBHOUSE

10319 128TH ST E
Puyallup

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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