Home Away From Home Daycare

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My husband and I began looking for childcare for our daughter when she was approximately 1 year old. Our last daycare situation had recently undergone a schedule change and we needed someone to watch our daughter four days a week. After weeding out various other providers we enthusiastically decided on Home Away From Home with Miss Tanya.

The first thing we noticed was the beautiful play equipment and outdoor play areas for the kids. There is lots of room to play and explore outside, all within a safe enclosed area. We knew our daughter would get the outdoor time she enjoys, but we were equally impressed with the inside of the home. It is always immaculately clean and half of the house is dedicated to the Daycare/Preschool. Several times a week she comes home with cute crafts that she made during the day; everything from styrofoam boats, painted leopards, a (laminated) yearly calendar with her hand prints, to paper alligators and baby chick hats with feathers.

She is so well taken care of here and she absolutely loves coming each day to play with her friends and learn new things. She says her alphabet, counts numbers, sings "twinkle, twinkle little star" and is always learning something new. She is the first one there in the morning and runs up to Miss Tanya to help her with her morning coffee. It's reassuring to see how comfortable and happy she is when she arrives, and it gives us peace knowing we don't have to worry about her while she in the care of Miss Tanya. We know she feels safe and loved here and is the happiest little girl.

Miss Tanya is always energetic, friendly and genuinely excited to see her in the morning. She has a special ability to make her feel important even among the other children there. Our daughter comes home proud of her accomplishments of the day, whether it be riding the tricycle, talking about the little frogs she saw in the yard or showing off her latest craft project.

We truly feel that our daughter is nurtured and loved and we are so grateful for Miss Tanya. We would love to be with our daughter all day every day, but since we cannot be, we are so blessed to have Miss Tanya do the honors.

We would recommend Home Away From Home to anyone and hope this bit of information we can share will help anyone make that tough decision of where to send your child for care.

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★★★★★

My husband and I began looking for childcare for our daughter when she was approximately 1 year old. Our last daycare situation had recently undergone a schedule change and we needed someone to watch our daughter four days a week. After weeding out various other providers we enthusiastically decided on Home Away From Home with Miss Tanya.

The first thing we noticed was the beautiful play equipment and outdoor play areas for the kids. There is lots of room to play and explore outside, all within a safe enclosed area. We knew our daughter would get the outdoor time she enjoys, but we were equally impressed with the inside of the home. It is always immaculately clean and half of the house is dedicated to the Daycare/Preschool. Several times a week she comes home with cute crafts that she made during the day; everything from styrofoam boats, painted leopards, a (laminated) yearly calendar with her hand prints, to paper alligators and baby chick hats with feathers.

She is so well taken care of here and she absolutely loves coming each day to play with her friends and learn new things. She says her alphabet, counts numbers, sings "twinkle, twinkle little star" and is always learning something new. She is the first one there in the morning and runs up to Miss Tanya to help her with her morning coffee. It's reassuring to see how comfortable and happy she is when she arrives, and it gives us peace knowing we don't have to worry about her while she in the care of Miss Tanya. We know she feels safe and loved here and is the happiest little girl.

Miss Tanya is always energetic, friendly and genuinely excited to see her in the morning. She has a special ability to make her feel important even among the other children there. Our daughter comes home proud of her accomplishments of the day, whether it be riding the tricycle, talking about the little frogs she saw in the yard or showing off her latest craft project.

We truly feel that our daughter is nurtured and loved and we are so grateful for Miss Tanya. We would love to be with our daughter all day every day, but since we cannot be, we are so blessed to have Miss Tanya do the honors.

We would recommend Home Away From Home to anyone and hope this bit of information we can share will help anyone make that tough decision of where to send your child for care.

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This daycare is Amazing. I searched for a long time for the perfect place to put my two grandchildren, ages 3 and 4. I wanted a place that was nurturing, kind and focused on the social and academic programs that are age appropriate for these children. Both of these children have come from troubled parental situations and they needed a loving, stable and consistent environment where they could put their thoughts away and just be children. This was the place! Ms.Tanya and her staff have given them the happiest place on the earth to go to everyday. The first thing they say every morning "Grandma can we go to school today?" and when I say yes they are very happy and can't wait to go. They drag me out the door. They truly have found a place to be happy and nutured. They are learning so much and have both excelled. They play school when they are home. I have been driving across town for a year now only to experience a wonderful daily calmness and contentment when i drop my grandchildren off. They run inside and say goodbye to me quickly. They cannot wait to get there. When we pick them up they are happy, smiling, full of events to relate to us. They sing in the car on the way home. What more could we ask for? If you want a safe, happy, sincere, loving, warm and peaceful place for your children, this is the place to be. Ms Tanya is sensitive, kind and generous and truly gifted at her work. She definitely loves what she does and i am grateful every day to have my children there. The experience here is a great one and they are truly showing nothing but success. As a full time working grandparent. I couldn't be more pleased.

5
★★★★★

This daycare is Amazing. I searched for a long time for the perfect place to put my two grandchildren, ages 3 and 4. I wanted a place that was nurturing, kind and focused on the social and academic programs that are age appropriate for these children. Both of these children have come from troubled parental situations and they needed a loving, stable and consistent environment where they could put their thoughts away and just be children. This was the place! Ms.Tanya and her staff have given them the happiest place on the earth to go to everyday. The first thing they say every morning "Grandma can we go to school today?" and when I say yes they are very happy and can't wait to go. They drag me out the door. They truly have found a place to be happy and nutured. They are learning so much and have both excelled. They play school when they are home. I have been driving across town for a year now only to experience a wonderful daily calmness and contentment when i drop my grandchildren off. They run inside and say goodbye to me quickly. They cannot wait to get there. When we pick them up they are happy, smiling, full of events to relate to us. They sing in the car on the way home. What more could we ask for? If you want a safe, happy, sincere, loving, warm and peaceful place for your children, this is the place to be. Ms Tanya is sensitive, kind and generous and truly gifted at her work. She definitely loves what she does and i am grateful every day to have my children there. The experience here is a great one and they are truly showing nothing but success. As a full time working grandparent. I couldn't be more pleased.

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My granddaughter has been attending Miss Tanya's home away from home for 15 months now. There's never a boring moment at Miss Tanya's. Fun arts and craft projects associated with academic curriculum cover the walls. Outside there are three large play areas with numerous slides, swings, and playhouses. The most immediate and impressive changes in my granddaughter are her behavior and confidence in communicating with people and the importance of respecting other children in an academic setting. My granddaughter looks forward to attending her daycare and always talks about the fun she had at school with her friends and Miss Tanya. Its truly obvious Miss Tanya loves her daycare children and the rewards of being a daycare provider. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone looking for a fun, safe, loving and nuturing environment for his or her child.

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★★★★★

My granddaughter has been attending Miss Tanya's home away from home for 15 months now. There's never a boring moment at Miss Tanya's. Fun arts and craft projects associated with academic curriculum cover the walls. Outside there are three large play areas with numerous slides, swings, and playhouses. The most immediate and impressive changes in my granddaughter are her behavior and confidence in communicating with people and the importance of respecting other children in an academic setting. My granddaughter looks forward to attending her daycare and always talks about the fun she had at school with her friends and Miss Tanya. Its truly obvious Miss Tanya loves her daycare children and the rewards of being a daycare provider. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone looking for a fun, safe, loving and nuturing environment for his or her child.

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Both of my twin sons went to Home Away from Home full time starting in 2009 when they were 3 and weren't doing well in the kindergarten-like setting of their first daycare/school. My husband and I felt they were in need of more one-on-one adult attention and a little less focus on desk-based learning. I cannot begin to describe how they flourished at Home Away from Home. Miss Tanya runs what I would consider to be a cross between preschool and daycare. It is a very nurturing environment for young kids (babies up to 6 years old). They do plenty of educational activities such as craft projects, counting, abc's, learning colors and shapes, nursery rhymes and songs, weather and nature reports, spanish, etc. But they also do a lot of outdoor play (two beautiful play areas), holiday/theme "party" days, and get plenty of time to just be kids playing with each other, with constant supervision and gentle direction to keep them from getting into trouble. This place was the opposite of "institutional" and pretty much perfectly fits with my idea of what childcare should provide: A safe, loving, stimulating place where your children are treasured and taught social skills in a kind and compassionate way. My kids love Miss Tanya and Home Away from Home was a really great experience for our whole family.

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★★★★★

Both of my twin sons went to Home Away from Home full time starting in 2009 when they were 3 and weren't doing well in the kindergarten-like setting of their first daycare/school. My husband and I felt they were in need of more one-on-one adult attention and a little less focus on desk-based learning. I cannot begin to describe how they flourished at Home Away from Home. Miss Tanya runs what I would consider to be a cross between preschool and daycare. It is a very nurturing environment for young kids (babies up to 6 years old). They do plenty of educational activities such as craft projects, counting, abc's, learning colors and shapes, nursery rhymes and songs, weather and nature reports, spanish, etc. But they also do a lot of outdoor play (two beautiful play areas), holiday/theme "party" days, and get plenty of time to just be kids playing with each other, with constant supervision and gentle direction to keep them from getting into trouble. This place was the opposite of "institutional" and pretty much perfectly fits with my idea of what childcare should provide: A safe, loving, stimulating place where your children are treasured and taught social skills in a kind and compassionate way. My kids love Miss Tanya and Home Away from Home was a really great experience for our whole family.

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It gives me great pleasure to write a testimonial for Miss Tanya's home away from home. Being a single mother, searching for daycare for my daughter was a difficult task. I needed a daycare provided who would accept my flexible schedule, who was affordable and most importantly somewhere my daughter would be given one on one attention.I can proudly say I found that and more at home away from home. I've never been so happy and comfortable leaving my daughter anywhere. It is like dropping her off at her second home. She has attended home away from home for 15months and I am amazed at how much she has learned during that time. Miss Tanya and her assistant Tawny work very hard at making sure each child is well taken care of and my daughter has blossomed in so many ways from a little toddler to a little lady. Miss Tanya has an amazing gift of recognizing a child's individual needs. She quickly assessed Eliza's needs and addressed them. She worked with me to adjust Eliza's schedule so she could fully benefit from the preschool. Eliza's confidence and mannerisms are above all a testimony to the type of care she has received. My daughter has developed a happy little social life for herself. She dances and sings to music, recites her alphabet, recognize s letters, counts, she knows all her shapes including pentagon, octagon, trapezoid and parallelogram. She loves trying to speak spanish, which she also learns there. This is just part of her monthly curriculum. Miss Tanya has 3 wonderful outdoor play area's. The black top area is where the children ride bikes, play games, have parachute time or chalk time. The grass area is covered with swings, slides, play houses and a big play structure where chasing the monster is the biggest hit at Miss Tanya's. It is comforting to know that I can go off to work in peace knowing that my daughter is having a fun filled day with Miss Tanya and her friends.

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★★★★★

It gives me great pleasure to write a testimonial for Miss Tanya's home away from home. Being a single mother, searching for daycare for my daughter was a difficult task. I needed a daycare provided who would accept my flexible schedule, who was affordable and most importantly somewhere my daughter would be given one on one attention.I can proudly say I found that and more at home away from home. I've never been so happy and comfortable leaving my daughter anywhere. It is like dropping her off at her second home. She has attended home away from home for 15months and I am amazed at how much she has learned during that time. Miss Tanya and her assistant Tawny work very hard at making sure each child is well taken care of and my daughter has blossomed in so many ways from a little toddler to a little lady. Miss Tanya has an amazing gift of recognizing a child's individual needs. She quickly assessed Eliza's needs and addressed them. She worked with me to adjust Eliza's schedule so she could fully benefit from the preschool. Eliza's confidence and mannerisms are above all a testimony to the type of care she has received. My daughter has developed a happy little social life for herself. She dances and sings to music, recites her alphabet, recognize s letters, counts, she knows all her shapes including pentagon, octagon, trapezoid and parallelogram. She loves trying to speak spanish, which she also learns there. This is just part of her monthly curriculum. Miss Tanya has 3 wonderful outdoor play area's. The black top area is where the children ride bikes, play games, have parachute time or chalk time. The grass area is covered with swings, slides, play houses and a big play structure where chasing the monster is the biggest hit at Miss Tanya's. It is comforting to know that I can go off to work in peace knowing that my daughter is having a fun filled day with Miss Tanya and her friends.

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Our daughter was there almost six months and her last day was a few months ago. I really fell in love with this place. Ms. Tanya (the owner) is fantastic with the kids and they all seem to love her. The house is very clean, very spacious, HUGE beautiful yard and our daughter learned a great deal while she was there. The below reviews are a true testament to how good she is with the children.

Unfortunately, we found Miss Tanya unable to deal effectively with us, the parents. Miss Tanya seemed overwhelmed in dealing with the younger children and this resulted in lots of unpredictability for us and other parents as well. A good example is her ??cranky policy?. If a child was having a bad day, parents were called and required to collect the child within 30 minutes. This was very common for the non-preschool aged children; with our child and most of the others from what I observed. I was asked to pick up my daughter for being cranky about once a month, with several other ??close calls? where I was told how difficult it had been to keep her there. (same trend began happening with my 5 mo.old son who had just started when we left) One day I was asked to pick up my daughter and TWO other parents were doing the same. (One of these families also left the daycare when we did). I felt Miss Tanya seemed constantly focused on how hard things were for her with very little empathy for the working parents who are paying her. On the other hand, if she truly was unable to handle these children, it was clearly best that the children were brought home.

When we said we were going to get a nanny, she seemed to take it very personally and our relationship changed overnight. This was demonstrated when I dropped off my youngest child on one of our last days and Miss Tanya lashed out at me as I had chosen not to bring our 2 yr old in. She yelled at me for 15 minutes for all sorts of issues (such as keeping my daughter home with granny) that had never been mentioned but clearly had been building up under her skin. I was very surprised at the level of anger and definitely highly bothered she would conduct herself this way in front of her own kids and a few preschool kids that were there.

After this very ugly episode, Miss Tanya refused to answer calls and texts, and ultimately, has decided NOT TO RETURN OUT DEPOSIT despite a contractual obligation and several text/verbal promises to do so. This has really been a nightmare ?? I highly, highly recommend you avoid this program! I also wanted to note that two of the four testimonials on her website are from families that have left (including us). She actually refused to take down our testimonial despite our written request over two months ago. Just another reason I am glad we are gone.
I am very happy to share the details of our experience in greater detail with any potential clients and certainly the ones currently enrolled if they would like details. Best of luck to all of you looking for child care!

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Our daughter was there almost six months and her last day was a few months ago. I really fell in love with this place. Ms. Tanya (the owner) is fantastic with the kids and they all seem to love her. The house is very clean, very spacious, HUGE beautiful yard and our daughter learned a great deal while she was there. The below reviews are a true testament to how good she is with the children.

Unfortunately, we found Miss Tanya unable to deal effectively with us, the parents. Miss Tanya seemed overwhelmed in dealing with the younger children and this resulted in lots of unpredictability for us and other parents as well. A good example is her ??cranky policy?. If a child was having a bad day, parents were called and required to collect the child within 30 minutes. This was very common for the non-preschool aged children; with our child and most of the others from what I observed. I was asked to pick up my daughter for being cranky about once a month, with several other ??close calls? where I was told how difficult it had been to keep her there. (same trend began happening with my 5 mo.old son who had just started when we left) One day I was asked to pick up my daughter and TWO other parents were doing the same. (One of these families also left the daycare when we did). I felt Miss Tanya seemed constantly focused on how hard things were for her with very little empathy for the working parents who are paying her. On the other hand, if she truly was unable to handle these children, it was clearly best that the children were brought home.

When we said we were going to get a nanny, she seemed to take it very personally and our relationship changed overnight. This was demonstrated when I dropped off my youngest child on one of our last days and Miss Tanya lashed out at me as I had chosen not to bring our 2 yr old in. She yelled at me for 15 minutes for all sorts of issues (such as keeping my daughter home with granny) that had never been mentioned but clearly had been building up under her skin. I was very surprised at the level of anger and definitely highly bothered she would conduct herself this way in front of her own kids and a few preschool kids that were there.

After this very ugly episode, Miss Tanya refused to answer calls and texts, and ultimately, has decided NOT TO RETURN OUT DEPOSIT despite a contractual obligation and several text/verbal promises to do so. This has really been a nightmare ?? I highly, highly recommend you avoid this program! I also wanted to note that two of the four testimonials on her website are from families that have left (including us). She actually refused to take down our testimonial despite our written request over two months ago. Just another reason I am glad we are gone.
I am very happy to share the details of our experience in greater detail with any potential clients and certainly the ones currently enrolled if they would like details. Best of luck to all of you looking for child care!

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