Love & Care Learning Center

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I found this place in a hurry when we really needed help and my 1 year old attended it for 4 months. She had a hard time adapting the environment and got sick 7 times during the 4 months. One time I handed her to a teacher and left. She usually cries when I leave. This time instead of leaving immediately I peeked on her. What I found was she was already left alone crying in the yard while all 4 teachers are chatting or holding other kids who are not crying. She was kneeing there on the ground and crying her heart out. As a parent my heart broke but I couldn't just go back in and grab her out since I had no other options at that time. Once I found a new school was accepting 1 year old, I left this place immediately. At the new environment my child was happy since day 1. Not only my child, I noticed constant child rotation in the 1 year old class.

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★☆☆☆☆

I found this place in a hurry when we really needed help and my 1 year old attended it for 4 months. She had a hard time adapting the environment and got sick 7 times during the 4 months. One time I handed her to a teacher and left. She usually cries when I leave. This time instead of leaving immediately I peeked on her. What I found was she was already left alone crying in the yard while all 4 teachers are chatting or holding other kids who are not crying. She was kneeing there on the ground and crying her heart out. As a parent my heart broke but I couldn't just go back in and grab her out since I had no other options at that time. Once I found a new school was accepting 1 year old, I left this place immediately. At the new environment my child was happy since day 1. Not only my child, I noticed constant child rotation in the 1 year old class.

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I normaly do not write reviews but as a past parent of Love and Care I was upset about some of the negative comments. My child excelled while attending and was often anxious to start his day and talk to his teacher, the 3's/Assistant Director. We could not have asked for a more loving and generous person to work with our child. A year ago our child entered her room with behavior problems that were undiognosed but she worked with us based on knowledge and skill to get help. During our year we had many meetings and even dried our eyes together. At all times she was loving and caring for all the children in her care. When "time out" was given as a last resort they were always follwed by talking to the child and then a hug. When phone calls were nessecery it was always done in a kind manner. What a great experience we had after our child had been asked to leave two other schools because of behavior problems. We received compassion and understanding from all of the staff at Love and Care. Too many times other parents are quick to make a judgment because of one or two instances they happen to observe. I suggest that they see and hear the whole picture before making a judgement or making an accusation about a person. We would strongly recommend Love and Care to anyone who is looking for quality care and education for their child.

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★★★★★

I normaly do not write reviews but as a past parent of Love and Care I was upset about some of the negative comments. My child excelled while attending and was often anxious to start his day and talk to his teacher, the 3's/Assistant Director. We could not have asked for a more loving and generous person to work with our child. A year ago our child entered her room with behavior problems that were undiognosed but she worked with us based on knowledge and skill to get help. During our year we had many meetings and even dried our eyes together. At all times she was loving and caring for all the children in her care. When "time out" was given as a last resort they were always follwed by talking to the child and then a hug. When phone calls were nessecery it was always done in a kind manner. What a great experience we had after our child had been asked to leave two other schools because of behavior problems. We received compassion and understanding from all of the staff at Love and Care. Too many times other parents are quick to make a judgment because of one or two instances they happen to observe. I suggest that they see and hear the whole picture before making a judgement or making an accusation about a person. We would strongly recommend Love and Care to anyone who is looking for quality care and education for their child.

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I have a child in the 3's class room at Love and Care. I often come and go at different times and have yet to see or hear any thing negative going on there. My child as well as the other children in that class are thriving and are very happy in the environment. I know from first hand experience that every method is used from redirection to talking about a problem going on and time out is used as a last resort. My child did not want to attend school many days while in the twos class and now he asks when he can attend school many times on the weekwnds because he enjoys all the activiaties, other children and his teacher. His teacher does a wonderful job with the many different tasks that she performs teaching, as assistant director and answering questions not only about her students but developmental questions and concerns about other children in the school. My child and I have always been greeted with warm hellos and goodbyes. Any issues about my child have been discused privately and joint resloves have been discused. I am very happy with the quality of care that my child and the care that I have observed others receiving. The 3's teacher is loving, caring and very knowledgable.

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★★★★★

I have a child in the 3's class room at Love and Care. I often come and go at different times and have yet to see or hear any thing negative going on there. My child as well as the other children in that class are thriving and are very happy in the environment. I know from first hand experience that every method is used from redirection to talking about a problem going on and time out is used as a last resort. My child did not want to attend school many days while in the twos class and now he asks when he can attend school many times on the weekwnds because he enjoys all the activiaties, other children and his teacher. His teacher does a wonderful job with the many different tasks that she performs teaching, as assistant director and answering questions not only about her students but developmental questions and concerns about other children in the school. My child and I have always been greeted with warm hellos and goodbyes. Any issues about my child have been discused privately and joint resloves have been discused. I am very happy with the quality of care that my child and the care that I have observed others receiving. The 3's teacher is loving, caring and very knowledgable.

Pros: well qualified staff

Cons: attitudes of some other parents

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I have had a school of my own and am a parent of Love and Care. What most people don't know or care to understand is that what you see is not the whole picture. My family has been at Love and Care for 4 years and have had a wonderful experinece. We are gratful for the 3's teacher/Assistant Director and all that she does and has done for us and others at the school. She is anyhting but cold or unfeeling to the children, she is just the opposite, often giving hugs. Unlike some of the other teachers she will not gossip or discuss other students with parents - IT IS NONE OF THEIR BUISSNESS! Too many times a person will walk in and hear one side of a conversation or not know the full incidnet before making a judgment. Often times the person being accused has been done so falsley. I have have felt compelled to coment on this school because I know what a great enviroment it is and how my child has prospered begining in the 3's class where the true preperation for kindergarten began. It is not easy being the only teacher in a room with 12 children, answer the phone, resolve disputes, answer various questions and give information about the school. Many of us could not stay home full time with our own children much less 11 others. The school has been slowly being renovated which takes time and a lot of money. Try showing a little patients and gratitude to these women who do the job that most of you could not and will not do. Get all the right facts before you make a judgement. I happen to know that the 3's teacher/Assistant Director is there in the early mornig and rarely in the afternoon. As I said people should get their names, dates, times and accusations straight before making claims! I have wittnesed many parents coming in with attitudes after a long day or after being woken far too early in the morning by a child that is sick and should not be attending school. Next time you think somone is rude or cold take a look at yourself. Not all parents are nice or friendly!

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★★★★★

I have had a school of my own and am a parent of Love and Care. What most people don't know or care to understand is that what you see is not the whole picture. My family has been at Love and Care for 4 years and have had a wonderful experinece. We are gratful for the 3's teacher/Assistant Director and all that she does and has done for us and others at the school. She is anyhting but cold or unfeeling to the children, she is just the opposite, often giving hugs. Unlike some of the other teachers she will not gossip or discuss other students with parents - IT IS NONE OF THEIR BUISSNESS! Too many times a person will walk in and hear one side of a conversation or not know the full incidnet before making a judgment. Often times the person being accused has been done so falsley. I have have felt compelled to coment on this school because I know what a great enviroment it is and how my child has prospered begining in the 3's class where the true preperation for kindergarten began. It is not easy being the only teacher in a room with 12 children, answer the phone, resolve disputes, answer various questions and give information about the school. Many of us could not stay home full time with our own children much less 11 others. The school has been slowly being renovated which takes time and a lot of money. Try showing a little patients and gratitude to these women who do the job that most of you could not and will not do. Get all the right facts before you make a judgement. I happen to know that the 3's teacher/Assistant Director is there in the early mornig and rarely in the afternoon. As I said people should get their names, dates, times and accusations straight before making claims! I have wittnesed many parents coming in with attitudes after a long day or after being woken far too early in the morning by a child that is sick and should not be attending school. Next time you think somone is rude or cold take a look at yourself. Not all parents are nice or friendly!

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I have been at Love and Care for awhile now and thus far am highly satisfied with the choice to enroll my child. The center, as a whole, is very clean, the teachers are friendly, and my child is just blossoming! I do have a couple concerns-Not currently, however, but for the future, for when my child enters the 3's class. In my pick-up and drop-offs I have seen and heard anything but "loving" things coming from that classroom and their age-group's play yard. I flat out do NOT agree with the discipline that is clearly being administered in that room. There is always someone being yelled at by the assistant director/3's teacher, often the same boy, and I've seen that the children are given NO choice whatsoever besides time-outs. I want to make it clear again that I am very satisfied with my current care. But I'll be honest to say I'm not looking forward to having my child in this room at all. The teacher is cold and distant, and often very rude on the telephone. My other concern is simply that I'm not the kind of person to make a scene and obviously don't have the courage to bring it up to the director personally. This is the only anonymous thing I can do. Otherwise my family and I are more than happy here.

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★★★★☆

I have been at Love and Care for awhile now and thus far am highly satisfied with the choice to enroll my child. The center, as a whole, is very clean, the teachers are friendly, and my child is just blossoming! I do have a couple concerns-Not currently, however, but for the future, for when my child enters the 3's class. In my pick-up and drop-offs I have seen and heard anything but "loving" things coming from that classroom and their age-group's play yard. I flat out do NOT agree with the discipline that is clearly being administered in that room. There is always someone being yelled at by the assistant director/3's teacher, often the same boy, and I've seen that the children are given NO choice whatsoever besides time-outs. I want to make it clear again that I am very satisfied with my current care. But I'll be honest to say I'm not looking forward to having my child in this room at all. The teacher is cold and distant, and often very rude on the telephone. My other concern is simply that I'm not the kind of person to make a scene and obviously don't have the courage to bring it up to the director personally. This is the only anonymous thing I can do. Otherwise my family and I are more than happy here.

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Both my 2 year old and 1 year old are thriving at Love and Care. My 2 year old started her daycare experience at First Steps in Lafayette, which is nightmarish to say the least. At 15 months I pulled her out of First Steps and went on maternity leave for my second daughter. When my first Daughter was 20 months old and my second daughter was 4 months old they started at Love and Care.

Both of my girls have thrived there and both have MUCH LESS illnesses than my first had at First Steps. My first Daughter was sick at First Steps for the first five months of going there. I have only been called twice to get my girls in almost a year at Love and Care.

The teachers are great, they are loving and kind. They are very no-nonsense straight forward too.They don't allow their children to be rude, misbehave or be disrespectful. They require the use of "please" and "thank you". They shower praise where necessary. They DO NOT use Vinegar as punishment, that is absurd.

I am due with Baby #3 in December and this baby will be going there too. They do amazing art projects everyday. They get to play outside everyday - even the infants, except when it's raining.

the only real problem I have is their menu for lunch but I have reviewed many menus at other daycare centers and it is on par with what it out there. It's not as healthy as I feed at home, but they are within the "daycare norm" so I let it go.

they have the kids on a great lunch/naptime routine and it carries over well into the weekends and holidays.

Many daycares in our area are closed for a week at Christmas and during the 4th of July break. That is not unusual or strange. If someone doesn't like it, Kinder Care is open every day of the year but Christmas. Good luck there they really are awful

I am a Love and Care advocate. They really are the best I have toured and been to in the Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill area. If you want real people loving and taking care of your children, this is the place to be.

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★★★★★

Both my 2 year old and 1 year old are thriving at Love and Care. My 2 year old started her daycare experience at First Steps in Lafayette, which is nightmarish to say the least. At 15 months I pulled her out of First Steps and went on maternity leave for my second daughter. When my first Daughter was 20 months old and my second daughter was 4 months old they started at Love and Care.

Both of my girls have thrived there and both have MUCH LESS illnesses than my first had at First Steps. My first Daughter was sick at First Steps for the first five months of going there. I have only been called twice to get my girls in almost a year at Love and Care.

The teachers are great, they are loving and kind. They are very no-nonsense straight forward too.They don't allow their children to be rude, misbehave or be disrespectful. They require the use of "please" and "thank you". They shower praise where necessary. They DO NOT use Vinegar as punishment, that is absurd.

I am due with Baby #3 in December and this baby will be going there too. They do amazing art projects everyday. They get to play outside everyday - even the infants, except when it's raining.

the only real problem I have is their menu for lunch but I have reviewed many menus at other daycare centers and it is on par with what it out there. It's not as healthy as I feed at home, but they are within the "daycare norm" so I let it go.

they have the kids on a great lunch/naptime routine and it carries over well into the weekends and holidays.

Many daycares in our area are closed for a week at Christmas and during the 4th of July break. That is not unusual or strange. If someone doesn't like it, Kinder Care is open every day of the year but Christmas. Good luck there they really are awful

I am a Love and Care advocate. They really are the best I have toured and been to in the Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill area. If you want real people loving and taking care of your children, this is the place to be.

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This place is bad business monetarily and for the sake of your toddler.

we enrolled our 6 month old son into Love & Care and he was well looked-after until he turned 1 year old and moved into the toddlers.

the infant room is very peaceful and has many adults for few children by law. we considered it luck to find daycare at all.

As soon as he was in with the toddlers there is almost nothing pleasant I can relay about Love & Care.

we had issues described below-- our son was listless or agitated every night when we brought him home. On weekends and days off he was happy, singing, and a perfect angel but after day care his stress was palpable.

We have removed him after some circumstances which caused us distrust and within 3 days we were wondering how he could have even been the sme child described in the journal entries.

For the benefit of thier own reflection and the concerns of others looking into the daycare offering of Love & Care, this review is being publicly shared to all below--

our concerns:

Our toddler was in 1 class among 4- infants, toddlers, 2 year olds, and preschool.

* we paid a full month for July and they had a week-long 'planned shutdown' during which we had to find alternative day care options and miss work.

* The daycare center would call us out of work to pick up our son very frequently because of spitting up, resisting nap time, constipation, etc. They have so many state guidelines to follow that they can make no exceptions to these rules, and further we have to keep him out a certain amount of days after they make a certain diagnosis or until you get a doctor to prove them wrong.

* our son, and every kid in there was a slimy oozing petri dish of immune system bootcamp! we DONT miss that at all.

* Our toddler was in a screaming monkey cage and began bringing aggressive and violent behavior home.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is bad business monetarily and for the sake of your toddler.

we enrolled our 6 month old son into Love & Care and he was well looked-after until he turned 1 year old and moved into the toddlers.

the infant room is very peaceful and has many adults for few children by law. we considered it luck to find daycare at all.

As soon as he was in with the toddlers there is almost nothing pleasant I can relay about Love & Care.

we had issues described below-- our son was listless or agitated every night when we brought him home. On weekends and days off he was happy, singing, and a perfect angel but after day care his stress was palpable.

We have removed him after some circumstances which caused us distrust and within 3 days we were wondering how he could have even been the sme child described in the journal entries.

For the benefit of thier own reflection and the concerns of others looking into the daycare offering of Love & Care, this review is being publicly shared to all below--

our concerns:

Our toddler was in 1 class among 4- infants, toddlers, 2 year olds, and preschool.

* we paid a full month for July and they had a week-long 'planned shutdown' during which we had to find alternative day care options and miss work.

* The daycare center would call us out of work to pick up our son very frequently because of spitting up, resisting nap time, constipation, etc. They have so many state guidelines to follow that they can make no exceptions to these rules, and further we have to keep him out a certain amount of days after they make a certain diagnosis or until you get a doctor to prove them wrong.

* our son, and every kid in there was a slimy oozing petri dish of immune system bootcamp! we DONT miss that at all.

* Our toddler was in a screaming monkey cage and began bringing aggressive and violent behavior home.

Pros: Infants are well handled

Cons: It's a day infirmary for sick and crowded children.

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On a recnet visit to the school I found discrpancies in what was advertised and what is actually going on.
While most of the teachers are loving and caring it is difficult to meet with the Director - she is almost never there, I had an arranged appointment and she failed to arrive at by 10 am. While there is a 3:1/4:1 in the infant and toddler rooms there is not a 6:1 for the two year old room or the three year old room more like a 8:1 and 12:1, I did not view a pre-k program. During my visit there was also an offensive smell that permiated the school. While all of the staff was very friendly and knowledge the enviroment was outdated and in great need of structural repair.

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★★☆☆☆

On a recnet visit to the school I found discrpancies in what was advertised and what is actually going on.
While most of the teachers are loving and caring it is difficult to meet with the Director - she is almost never there, I had an arranged appointment and she failed to arrive at by 10 am. While there is a 3:1/4:1 in the infant and toddler rooms there is not a 6:1 for the two year old room or the three year old room more like a 8:1 and 12:1, I did not view a pre-k program. During my visit there was also an offensive smell that permiated the school. While all of the staff was very friendly and knowledge the enviroment was outdated and in great need of structural repair.

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The name is Love and Care, but some of the school's teachers don't love and don't care. The facility is maintained fine, but the toys are old and the place is not well sanitized.

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★★★☆☆

The name is Love and Care, but some of the school's teachers don't love and don't care. The facility is maintained fine, but the toys are old and the place is not well sanitized.

 

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