We’ve been a Joni’s family for 5 years. Our daughter went from 4 months through Pre-K and our son who is 17 months has been there for the last year. We chose Joni’s for many reasons…some of them logistics (they are amazing with offering flexibility for part-time care which our family needed due to my husband’s rotating schedule!) but more importantly it was the “feel” of the center when we did our initial walk-through. It was so apparent from the time we walked in the door that all the teachers and Joni’s staff really do love the kids. Many of the teachers have been there for several years and when I drop my kids off I feel like I am leaving them with family. I know my kids are not only getting a great educational foundation but they are really loved and cared for throughout the day.
In my opinion the most important thing as a parent about choosing a day care is how comfortable I feel about the people who are caring for my child and I can’t say enough about the amazing Joni’s staff. They have found the perfect balance between running a very organized and successful center with a solid educational curriculum while still being friendly, laid back, and helpful. Whenever you need them for an extra day or an unforeseen schedule change, they are always there and do their best to accommodate. And now that my daughter is in kindergarten at Union School I have realized that there is no doubt that the Pre-K program at Joni’s prepared her exceptionally well.
Thank you, Joni’s, for everything you do!
After a not so wonderful experience with a previous child care facility, my husband and I were nervous and anxious about starting somewhere new. After we toured the center and met with the director, my husband and I couldn’t wait to get our daughter enrolled! We couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful it appeared on paper, but even more so, it was visible by the smiles on each and every one of the children’s faces! The teachers are all so friendly and welcoming and Alayna loves going to “school” every day. All of the teachers are caring and treat them all as if they were their own children. We look forward to seeing her develop and gain her own personality and we know that this will happen because of all the learning and playing that goes on at Joni’s! Miss Erin really took the time to get to know our daughter as an individual and encourages her to grow and learn based on her needs and this makes us feel happy and reassured that our daughter is in the best hands when we cannot be there with her. Joni’s is by far much more than a childcare center, they are like family!
Words cannot express how grateful our family is for Joni’s. Our whole experience has been exceptional. I was hesitant to put my daughter in daycare. The thought of “strangers” raising my child 40 hours a week was scary, but we didn’t have a choice. Olivia was enrolled at 12 weeks old. The staff was fantastic! They were very understanding with our personal thoughts/needs/feelings. They were great at giving me helpful hints and helped me get her into a schedule with naps, that I was previously unsuccessful doing on my own!
As Olivia grew up and became more structured in Joni’s programs, it was very apparent the things that she was learning at school. She would come home, singing a new song every week, telling me her colors, numbers and letters (things that I hadn’t yet done with her at home, so I knew it was learned at school).
I now have 2 daughters, both are in Joni’s program. Even if I had an option for someone to watch my kids at home, I would still keep them at Joni’s. They are loved, cared for and taught so much, every day. The teachers are warm, caring, and an critical part of my girls lives.