First post, although not new to forums! We are moving to Creekside in September and looking for full time daycare for our 2 year old. She is a daycare veteran, and we've done several daycare centers over the years, so we have a good idea what we look for in a day care center.
Right now, based on location, we're looking at Children's Courtyard on 6 Pines, Brighton Academy on Gosling, Montessori on Many Pines, Primrose School in Sterling Ridge and others like Stepping Stones, Kangaroo Forest, Kids R Kids...that's pretty much our list.
We're looking for a place that's as school-like as possible. Not simply mass baby sitting. A place with real teachers and lesson plans, goals and objectives; that is well run and managed and not chaotic. At least, as day care goes.
Anyone who can make some recommendations? It would be most appreciated!
Thanks for your help and look forward to learning more about the Woodlands when we move down soon!
Try the Goddard school off Kuykendahl. Lovely school...owner, Teri is there all the time. It is a bit smaller than a Primrose or Children's Courtyard and seems to be more personal. I visited day before yesterday and the staff was so loving with the little ones.
My thoughts: my personal preference was that I felt most comfortable at Kangaroo Forest. Non-chain, non-franchise, school like atmosphere. All food included (a plus). Kids quiet and under control.
The rest were just not my cup of tea, although what I consider important might not be to the others. I did like the Goddard school, but no food included was a turn off and I prefer that the kids be moved as a group year to year as in normal school, not simply by random age.
In the end, I'm very happy with my choice although it was a lot of work!