Time of Wonder Academy

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I have had my kids at Time of Wonder for over 4 years. I truly appreciate having a place where I can feel safe leaving them while we're at work. They love their teachers and are always excited to tell me about what they learned. I recommend Time of Wonder to everyone, I have never felt at ease leaving my kids at other places but my parent's house, but Time of Wonder has really proved to be the place for us!

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I have had my kids at Time of Wonder for over 4 years. I truly appreciate having a place where I can feel safe leaving them while we're at work. They love their teachers and are always excited to tell me about what they learned. I recommend Time of Wonder to everyone, I have never felt at ease leaving my kids at other places but my parent's house, but Time of Wonder has really proved to be the place for us!

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I have no idea how people can write a bad review about Time of Wonder. There is no a better place where to leave my child and still have peace of mind.

My husband and I are so happy that our son is enjoying daycare, you just have no idea. It's not easy to send your first child to school but seeing what a ball our son is having makes it so much easier for us.
And we know we have to thank the teachers and owner for that.
The activities your plan, the room you decorate, the friendships you help foster. It's all incredible and it's helping our son (and us) believe that school is fun, which is incredibly important.

My suggestion is that you, as a parent, stop by and see how wonderful it is the center.
Do not pay attention to these testimonies. Be your own witness!

You will not regret to have this place as a place where children learn and are cared for with love.
One more time, thank you TOW!

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★★★★★

I have no idea how people can write a bad review about Time of Wonder. There is no a better place where to leave my child and still have peace of mind.

My husband and I are so happy that our son is enjoying daycare, you just have no idea. It's not easy to send your first child to school but seeing what a ball our son is having makes it so much easier for us.
And we know we have to thank the teachers and owner for that.
The activities your plan, the room you decorate, the friendships you help foster. It's all incredible and it's helping our son (and us) believe that school is fun, which is incredibly important.

My suggestion is that you, as a parent, stop by and see how wonderful it is the center.
Do not pay attention to these testimonies. Be your own witness!

You will not regret to have this place as a place where children learn and are cared for with love.
One more time, thank you TOW!

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I CANNOT recommend this place. We chose TOW in a pinch and because it was close to home. Please do your research before deciding on a daycare and spare no expense.
Everyday my screaming child had to be pried off me so I could leave. This had never been and is still not a problem when leaving him anywhere else. By the end of the first week he was crying and saying "go home" when we would get close to the place. It has been 2 weeks since we took him out and he still cries when we drive by the building. Everyday when I picked him up he was just sitting on the floor, crying. I understand that the workers cannot pay attention to every baby every second of the day, but I honestly think that the kids are just put in room and left to entertain themselves. My child also learned how to say "shoo," and "go away" during his time at TOW. That was nice. Luckily we were able to get him back to his old day care he was in before we moved and have had zero problems since. He doesn't cry in the morning and actually says 'bye daddy' when I leave. At the end of the day he is playing and happy when I pick him up. Makes me wonder what was so awful about TOW.

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I CANNOT recommend this place. We chose TOW in a pinch and because it was close to home. Please do your research before deciding on a daycare and spare no expense.
Everyday my screaming child had to be pried off me so I could leave. This had never been and is still not a problem when leaving him anywhere else. By the end of the first week he was crying and saying "go home" when we would get close to the place. It has been 2 weeks since we took him out and he still cries when we drive by the building. Everyday when I picked him up he was just sitting on the floor, crying. I understand that the workers cannot pay attention to every baby every second of the day, but I honestly think that the kids are just put in room and left to entertain themselves. My child also learned how to say "shoo," and "go away" during his time at TOW. That was nice. Luckily we were able to get him back to his old day care he was in before we moved and have had zero problems since. He doesn't cry in the morning and actually says 'bye daddy' when I leave. At the end of the day he is playing and happy when I pick him up. Makes me wonder what was so awful about TOW.

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My child's teachers are terrific!! They do a great job at balancing discipline and fun with the kids. My husband an I really appreciate all they do! Thank you!

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My child's teachers are terrific!! They do a great job at balancing discipline and fun with the kids. My husband an I really appreciate all they do! Thank you!

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TOW has transformed my boy into such a caring, sharing boy who is eager for kindergarten. It has been great seeing how much he was learning when he interacted with others. The teachers make sure I feel safe and I know our child will be taken care of every day.

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TOW has transformed my boy into such a caring, sharing boy who is eager for kindergarten. It has been great seeing how much he was learning when he interacted with others. The teachers make sure I feel safe and I know our child will be taken care of every day.

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I was referred to this daycare by a coworker, and at first it took me a while to find the exact location. But once I did and took a tour of the daycare I immediately noticed how homey it was and how happy the children were. I had stayed at home with my son for almost two years, and did not think I could leave him at daycare with strangers. The teachers at Time of Wonder proved me wrong, my child absolutely loves his teachers and gets excited to see his friends every day I drop him off.
I am thankful to have a daycare like this one close to my job and a place I feel comfortable leaving my son at.

I highly recommend it for mothers who might be considering going back to work!

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★★★★★

I was referred to this daycare by a coworker, and at first it took me a while to find the exact location. But once I did and took a tour of the daycare I immediately noticed how homey it was and how happy the children were. I had stayed at home with my son for almost two years, and did not think I could leave him at daycare with strangers. The teachers at Time of Wonder proved me wrong, my child absolutely loves his teachers and gets excited to see his friends every day I drop him off.
I am thankful to have a daycare like this one close to my job and a place I feel comfortable leaving my son at.

I highly recommend it for mothers who might be considering going back to work!

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A high quality center. The best care. Lovely teachers, always ready to treat my baby with care and love. Curriculum, starting with infants and also include Yoga classes, Sign Language classes, Computer classes and Spanish, and YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY EXTRA. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION AMOUNT. Academically vanguardist, definitely. and Professional management. I have never been in a daycare that smells and looks so clean. Teachers wear uniform. No place in the center where you can see a paper on the floor or a mess in a room. I've been looking for months before finding a place to leave my little 1 year old baby. And at last, I found a Time of Wonder. I can tell to all parents that this center is a GIFT FROM HEAVEN. Thanks to Miss Bianca, Miss Debbie and all staff of Time of Wonder

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★★★★★

A high quality center. The best care. Lovely teachers, always ready to treat my baby with care and love. Curriculum, starting with infants and also include Yoga classes, Sign Language classes, Computer classes and Spanish, and YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY EXTRA. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION AMOUNT. Academically vanguardist, definitely. and Professional management. I have never been in a daycare that smells and looks so clean. Teachers wear uniform. No place in the center where you can see a paper on the floor or a mess in a room. I've been looking for months before finding a place to leave my little 1 year old baby. And at last, I found a Time of Wonder. I can tell to all parents that this center is a GIFT FROM HEAVEN. Thanks to Miss Bianca, Miss Debbie and all staff of Time of Wonder

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OBVIOUSLY This place writes they're own reviews (positive ones) because this place is a DUMP!!!!! It may look nice from the outside but in reality it is run by two RUDE woman who don't care if your child is safe or not!!!!!! THEY DONT RETURN CALLS!!!!!! My child would ALWAYS come home in FILTH. When they see a new child all they see is $$$ and When you have a issue they try to hide behind closed door and leave things unresolved..

THEY KEEP THE TODDLER BED IN THE BATHROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DONT WANT YOUR CHILD(ERN) BLANKET/PILLOW IN THE BATHROOM THEN DONT TAKE YOUR CHILD TO TIME OF WONDER BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEEEEEE TAKE YOUR CHILD SOMEWHERE ELSE WHERE HE OR SHE WILL BE IN LOVING/CARING HANDS!!!! IF YOUR LOOKING FOR QUALITY AND A LOVING ENVIRONMENT THIS PLACE ISNT FOR YOU!

WHEN I SAW THE BEDS IN THE BATHROOM I REMOVED MY CHILD? I ADVISE EVERY PARENT IN THE AREA STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!

***ALSO WHEN I ASKED ABOUT IT THEY TOLD ME THE PARENT(S) KNEW THAT THE BEDS WERE STORED IN THERE ? AND NO ONE EVER COMPLAINED ?? AS A PARENT I WILL NOT LET MY CHILDS BELONGING SIT THE TOILET THEN HAVE HER SNUGGLE WITH IT AT NAPTIME!!! THATS JUST PLAIN GROSS!!!!!!

MY ADVISE AS A PARENT OF A 2 YEAR OLD ?.. PLEASE DONT TRAUMATIZE YOUR CHILD BY TAKING HIM/HER HERE.

WHEN I WENT TO HAVE A MEETING WITH DEBBIE MY CHILD STARTED CRYING HYSTERICALLY BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT I WAS DROPPING HER OFF? MY POOR BABY SEES THIS PLACE AND IS FRIGHTENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW THAT RIGHT THERE SCARES ME AS TO WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM ALSO IN PROCESS OF REPORTING THEM :)
GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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OBVIOUSLY This place writes they're own reviews (positive ones) because this place is a DUMP!!!!! It may look nice from the outside but in reality it is run by two RUDE woman who don't care if your child is safe or not!!!!!! THEY DONT RETURN CALLS!!!!!! My child would ALWAYS come home in FILTH. When they see a new child all they see is $$$ and When you have a issue they try to hide behind closed door and leave things unresolved..

THEY KEEP THE TODDLER BED IN THE BATHROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DONT WANT YOUR CHILD(ERN) BLANKET/PILLOW IN THE BATHROOM THEN DONT TAKE YOUR CHILD TO TIME OF WONDER BECAUSE THIS PLACE IS DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEEEEEE TAKE YOUR CHILD SOMEWHERE ELSE WHERE HE OR SHE WILL BE IN LOVING/CARING HANDS!!!! IF YOUR LOOKING FOR QUALITY AND A LOVING ENVIRONMENT THIS PLACE ISNT FOR YOU!

WHEN I SAW THE BEDS IN THE BATHROOM I REMOVED MY CHILD? I ADVISE EVERY PARENT IN THE AREA STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!

***ALSO WHEN I ASKED ABOUT IT THEY TOLD ME THE PARENT(S) KNEW THAT THE BEDS WERE STORED IN THERE ? AND NO ONE EVER COMPLAINED ?? AS A PARENT I WILL NOT LET MY CHILDS BELONGING SIT THE TOILET THEN HAVE HER SNUGGLE WITH IT AT NAPTIME!!! THATS JUST PLAIN GROSS!!!!!!

MY ADVISE AS A PARENT OF A 2 YEAR OLD ?.. PLEASE DONT TRAUMATIZE YOUR CHILD BY TAKING HIM/HER HERE.

WHEN I WENT TO HAVE A MEETING WITH DEBBIE MY CHILD STARTED CRYING HYSTERICALLY BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT I WAS DROPPING HER OFF? MY POOR BABY SEES THIS PLACE AND IS FRIGHTENED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW THAT RIGHT THERE SCARES ME AS TO WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I AM ALSO IN PROCESS OF REPORTING THEM :)
GOOD LUCK TO ALL

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I have my child enrolled in this center since he was a baby and I can say that there is no better childcare center than Time of Wonder Academy.. The owner is always willing to help and the teachers are affectionate and well prepared. They have also worked there for years. What is this person talking about? A lot of turnover teachers? Please do not read reviews. Go personally. You don??t need to make an appointment because there is nothing to hide. Verify by yourself the beauty and clean of that center. Do not lose your time reading nonsense reviews. . Definitely there are some people who love to criticize with no basis.

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I have my child enrolled in this center since he was a baby and I can say that there is no better childcare center than Time of Wonder Academy.. The owner is always willing to help and the teachers are affectionate and well prepared. They have also worked there for years. What is this person talking about? A lot of turnover teachers? Please do not read reviews. Go personally. You don??t need to make an appointment because there is nothing to hide. Verify by yourself the beauty and clean of that center. Do not lose your time reading nonsense reviews. . Definitely there are some people who love to criticize with no basis.

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please dont send your child here! your better off leaving her at home with the TV on! Worst Day Care Center in Tampa!!

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please dont send your child here! your better off leaving her at home with the TV on! Worst Day Care Center in Tampa!!

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OMG!!! I don't even know where to start! This place is unperdictable! I don't no what to expect anymore when I walk in...?? Just recently teachers have been just "LEAVING." I constantly keep seeing different teacher's in my daughter's classroom.Nobody notifies you of any change until the day of. I find that they have a lack of communication. I feel my child and I should know what to expect AHEAD OF TIME!! I don't even know what's going on to be honest..?? My daughter does not handle changes very well. I personally am not liking all these changes!!

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OMG!!! I don't even know where to start! This place is unperdictable! I don't no what to expect anymore when I walk in...?? Just recently teachers have been just "LEAVING." I constantly keep seeing different teacher's in my daughter's classroom.Nobody notifies you of any change until the day of. I find that they have a lack of communication. I feel my child and I should know what to expect AHEAD OF TIME!! I don't even know what's going on to be honest..?? My daughter does not handle changes very well. I personally am not liking all these changes!!

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I searched and searched for a good affordable daycare for my son and am so grateful that I found Time Of Wonder. All the teachers are very loving and caring. I pick up my son at various times during the day sometimes to sneak up on the teachers and him as well and am always pleased at what I walk into. I love that the teachers speak both English and Spanish. My son has learned so much and I know its because of the teachers at Time of Wonder. My husband and I are planning to have another baby, and I know that I would feel comfortable leaving an infant with them. I highly recommend Time of Wonder, just stop in and take a tour of the daycare and I guarantee you, you will be asking for all the paperwork:).

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★★★★★

I searched and searched for a good affordable daycare for my son and am so grateful that I found Time Of Wonder. All the teachers are very loving and caring. I pick up my son at various times during the day sometimes to sneak up on the teachers and him as well and am always pleased at what I walk into. I love that the teachers speak both English and Spanish. My son has learned so much and I know its because of the teachers at Time of Wonder. My husband and I are planning to have another baby, and I know that I would feel comfortable leaving an infant with them. I highly recommend Time of Wonder, just stop in and take a tour of the daycare and I guarantee you, you will be asking for all the paperwork:).

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I just read the bad reviews people have written about Time of Wonder, and I am shocked! I can only think that these reviews were written when the center was under different ownership a few years ago. When my daughter was 3 months old I had issues, and did not think I could leave her to go back to work full-time- but Miss G in the infant room is FABULOUS, and ever since then my daughter has been going to the center- she's 3yrs old now. About half of the teachers have strong accents- but they all speak well enough so that we can communicate. The children understand them perfectly, too, as well as learning some spanish. These teachers truly love all of the kids. I know that my daughter is cared for with love and kindness- and she has learned SO much- I am very impressed with the education they provide. They also have outside companies come in that provide activities such as gymanstics class, spanish class, dance class, and story acting theatre. (You pay extra for these as they are not affiliated with the center).
I looked at so many daycare centers in Hillsborough and Pinellas until I was lucky to have found Time of Wonder- I definitely recommend them.
I usually never write reviews, but had to once I saw such bad ratings.

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I just read the bad reviews people have written about Time of Wonder, and I am shocked! I can only think that these reviews were written when the center was under different ownership a few years ago. When my daughter was 3 months old I had issues, and did not think I could leave her to go back to work full-time- but Miss G in the infant room is FABULOUS, and ever since then my daughter has been going to the center- she's 3yrs old now. About half of the teachers have strong accents- but they all speak well enough so that we can communicate. The children understand them perfectly, too, as well as learning some spanish. These teachers truly love all of the kids. I know that my daughter is cared for with love and kindness- and she has learned SO much- I am very impressed with the education they provide. They also have outside companies come in that provide activities such as gymanstics class, spanish class, dance class, and story acting theatre. (You pay extra for these as they are not affiliated with the center).
I looked at so many daycare centers in Hillsborough and Pinellas until I was lucky to have found Time of Wonder- I definitely recommend them.
I usually never write reviews, but had to once I saw such bad ratings.

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omg I am looking for a center for my son but NOOO WAYYY will i put my child in a place that has this many bad reviews omg this is terrible

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omg I am looking for a center for my son but NOOO WAYYY will i put my child in a place that has this many bad reviews omg this is terrible

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I'm sorry that some have had bad experiences with this facility but, I have a diferent story to tell. My daughter has been going here for the past 3 years and both of us love it. It's true that a lot of the staff is hispanic, but they are able to communicate just fine from my experience. There have been a few teachers who did not last long, but when hiring someone you don't know how they work out until they are there and unfortunately some did not work out. If there was a problem, I've been able to address it to the teacher as well as the Directors and it was handled. Their hours of operation are great staying open as late as 6:30pm on the weekdays. They are only closed a few days a year, so the days that schools are closed and the office is not, you don't have to take time off of work or scramble to find an alternative because they are open. They even have a nice feature on Fridays, called parents night out, where for a small nominal fee, they provide addt'l daycare for your child until 11:30pm. In my opinion, they are one of the best daycares that I've encountered.

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I'm sorry that some have had bad experiences with this facility but, I have a diferent story to tell. My daughter has been going here for the past 3 years and both of us love it. It's true that a lot of the staff is hispanic, but they are able to communicate just fine from my experience. There have been a few teachers who did not last long, but when hiring someone you don't know how they work out until they are there and unfortunately some did not work out. If there was a problem, I've been able to address it to the teacher as well as the Directors and it was handled. Their hours of operation are great staying open as late as 6:30pm on the weekdays. They are only closed a few days a year, so the days that schools are closed and the office is not, you don't have to take time off of work or scramble to find an alternative because they are open. They even have a nice feature on Fridays, called parents night out, where for a small nominal fee, they provide addt'l daycare for your child until 11:30pm. In my opinion, they are one of the best daycares that I've encountered.

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Owner is rude...I would not do business with this company nor would I ever send my kids there. Do yourself a favor and call the thousands of other childcare places that are friendly and courteous....don't call these guys.

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Owner is rude...I would not do business with this company nor would I ever send my kids there. Do yourself a favor and call the thousands of other childcare places that are friendly and courteous....don't call these guys.

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does anyone else think it is a bit fishy that two reviews were posted on the same day (9/8/08) and both reviews focused on Time of Wonder being a learning site rather than a play site? Sounds like staff is trying to up the rating.

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does anyone else think it is a bit fishy that two reviews were posted on the same day (9/8/08) and both reviews focused on Time of Wonder being a learning site rather than a play site? Sounds like staff is trying to up the rating.

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This is a really good place to take your kids. They are more then just a day care facility- they are an Academy. This basically means they actually teach your kids things instead of just sticking them in front of toys. They also let you stay and watch until your kids get comfortable which is very nice and shows that they understand both the concerns of parents and kids. I'd recommend.

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This is a really good place to take your kids. They are more then just a day care facility- they are an Academy. This basically means they actually teach your kids things instead of just sticking them in front of toys. They also let you stay and watch until your kids get comfortable which is very nice and shows that they understand both the concerns of parents and kids. I'd recommend.

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Staff turnover is very high and most of them only speak minimal english. (Even the CDs of kids music are in spanish.) As such, communicating with teachers about my child's day is difficult. Food served tends to be cheap convenience food and not very healthy (hot dogs, pizza, etc). Fruit and veggies are canned, not fresh. We also had a problem with teachers not enforcing policies on illness and biting. Generally, my child seemed happy there, but I switched him to a center that did not have the above issues.

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Staff turnover is very high and most of them only speak minimal english. (Even the CDs of kids music are in spanish.) As such, communicating with teachers about my child's day is difficult. Food served tends to be cheap convenience food and not very healthy (hot dogs, pizza, etc). Fruit and veggies are canned, not fresh. We also had a problem with teachers not enforcing policies on illness and biting. Generally, my child seemed happy there, but I switched him to a center that did not have the above issues.

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This daycare is terrible. A teacher there hit my child and nothing was done about it. The staff are liars and cover up "incidents". High turnaround rate for teachers should say something for this place. Teachers are not there for more than a couple of months. STAY AWAY!!

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This daycare is terrible. A teacher there hit my child and nothing was done about it. The staff are liars and cover up "incidents". High turnaround rate for teachers should say something for this place. Teachers are not there for more than a couple of months. STAY AWAY!!

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