Pasadena Day Nursery

★★★★★
  • 450 Garfield Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91101

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  • 626-449-6220

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Mon-Fri 7am-6pm

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My son is 2 years old and has been attending PDN for almost a year. I am extremely pleased with this daycare and highly recommend it.\r
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PDN is a medium-sized daycare/preschool with a much smaller feel. The classrooms are clean

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My son is 2 years old and has been attending PDN for almost a year. I am extremely pleased with this daycare and highly recommend it.\r
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PDN is a medium-sized daycare/preschool with a much smaller feel. The classrooms are clean

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From the moment she runs down the hallway to class in the morning to when she runs into our arms when we pick her up, our daughter has a great time at Pasadena Day Nursery. The teachers really care about the children and focus on their intellectual, social and physical developmental needs. PDN has a kitchen and provides snacks and meals as part of tuition and is very responsive to dietary needs and preferences. Their are two large outdoor play-yards where the children can climb, ride tricycles and explore "nature." Curriculum has included the usual stuff (numbers, the alphabet, colors) but also gardening, geography, dance, swimming and yoga! The location is right near downtown Pasadena so it is accessible and it is close enough to the 210 freeway that it's great for commuters. If you are looking for child care in the Pasadena area -- part-time or full-time -- try to get on their waiting list!

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★★★★★

From the moment she runs down the hallway to class in the morning to when she runs into our arms when we pick her up, our daughter has a great time at Pasadena Day Nursery. The teachers really care about the children and focus on their intellectual, social and physical developmental needs. PDN has a kitchen and provides snacks and meals as part of tuition and is very responsive to dietary needs and preferences. Their are two large outdoor play-yards where the children can climb, ride tricycles and explore "nature." Curriculum has included the usual stuff (numbers, the alphabet, colors) but also gardening, geography, dance, swimming and yoga! The location is right near downtown Pasadena so it is accessible and it is close enough to the 210 freeway that it's great for commuters. If you are looking for child care in the Pasadena area -- part-time or full-time -- try to get on their waiting list!

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When we were looking for full-time childcare for our daughter, we waited a year so she could go to Pasadena Day Nursery--now, 2 1/2 years later, we're still happy with our choice. PDN's philosophy focuses on the developmental needs of the

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When we were looking for full-time childcare for our daughter, we waited a year so she could go to Pasadena Day Nursery--now, 2 1/2 years later, we're still happy with our choice. PDN's philosophy focuses on the developmental needs of the

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Fantastic director, curriculum, small ratios! It has child-sized classrooms, child-sized playgrounds, great teachers, intelligent, warm, personable director. When there are problems, she acts quickly and decisively to correct the problem. She develops long-lasting relationships with excellent teachers to build an outstanding program.

This school has the most innovative ways of educating preschoolers, like getting them writing very very early and visiting each others' homes as field trips to learn about one another, etc. I loved having my children at this school and trusted the staff completely.

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Fantastic director, curriculum, small ratios! It has child-sized classrooms, child-sized playgrounds, great teachers, intelligent, warm, personable director. When there are problems, she acts quickly and decisively to correct the problem. She develops long-lasting relationships with excellent teachers to build an outstanding program.

This school has the most innovative ways of educating preschoolers, like getting them writing very very early and visiting each others' homes as field trips to learn about one another, etc. I loved having my children at this school and trusted the staff completely.

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I've never liked the idea of putting my child into daycare. When searching for childcare options for my son, a daycare was the last place I wanted to put him, but I looked into all my options. I talked to nannies, stay-at-home-moms, schedule shifting (so my husband and I could be with him more), and daycare. Pasadena Day Nursery was convenient to home and work and happened to have availability, even though they usually have waiting lists of over a year. I was impressed immediately with the infant/caregiver ratio which exceeds the state standards. Almost every time I go in, there are only 2 infants per caregiver, sometimes less! They encourage parents to come and go at any time, to nurse, spend a lunch hour or just hang out and be a part of the child's school experience. They are a non-profit organization focused on child development (not just child-watching) and require 'parent participation hours' every year. This could be a negative I suppose, but it just enforces their support of parent involvement. I'm always so impressed by how happy the babies are, and how well the older kids are doing (whether they're studying the cultures of each of the kids in a class or acting out The Nutcracker, I've seen both). They provide delicious, nutritious lunches, made fresh on site each day. I wish I ate that well! They are incredibly flexible and supportive of part-time schedules. My husband and I work to spend as much time as possible with our son, and they have been really accomodating with our part-time schedules. We chose Pasadena Day Nursery and have never regretted our decision. Our son loves it there. He is thriving, happy and learning wonderful things. I would recommend PDN to anyone looking for a really good childcare situation for their child.

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I've never liked the idea of putting my child into daycare. When searching for childcare options for my son, a daycare was the last place I wanted to put him, but I looked into all my options. I talked to nannies, stay-at-home-moms, schedule shifting (so my husband and I could be with him more), and daycare. Pasadena Day Nursery was convenient to home and work and happened to have availability, even though they usually have waiting lists of over a year. I was impressed immediately with the infant/caregiver ratio which exceeds the state standards. Almost every time I go in, there are only 2 infants per caregiver, sometimes less! They encourage parents to come and go at any time, to nurse, spend a lunch hour or just hang out and be a part of the child's school experience. They are a non-profit organization focused on child development (not just child-watching) and require 'parent participation hours' every year. This could be a negative I suppose, but it just enforces their support of parent involvement. I'm always so impressed by how happy the babies are, and how well the older kids are doing (whether they're studying the cultures of each of the kids in a class or acting out The Nutcracker, I've seen both). They provide delicious, nutritious lunches, made fresh on site each day. I wish I ate that well! They are incredibly flexible and supportive of part-time schedules. My husband and I work to spend as much time as possible with our son, and they have been really accomodating with our part-time schedules. We chose Pasadena Day Nursery and have never regretted our decision. Our son loves it there. He is thriving, happy and learning wonderful things. I would recommend PDN to anyone looking for a really good childcare situation for their child.

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PDN is the the best daycare/nursery school in Southern California. My daughter went there and my son is about to start. The low turn over and fantastic director makes it feel more like a family rather than a school. The multi-cultural atmosphere is a great environment for kids. There is nothing I do not like about PDN!

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★★★★★

PDN is the the best daycare/nursery school in Southern California. My daughter went there and my son is about to start. The low turn over and fantastic director makes it feel more like a family rather than a school. The multi-cultural atmosphere is a great environment for kids. There is nothing I do not like about PDN!

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I could not feel more comfortable leaving my son (currently 8 months old) at Pasadena Day Nursery. Everyone from Betty the director to the head caregiver Francis to his assigned caregivers Nestle and Maria is so wonderful and caring. I love that I can walk in the door and the director will say how happy my son has been this week --everyone knows him already and they all seem to genuinely care about each child. I am excited for when he gets older also -- the older children do wonderful activities such as to to the neighborhood pool and the farmer's market.

One extra thing -- the Nursery supplies lunch and snacks to the children who eat solids! I am so glad I will not have to pack lunch for my son each day but he will instead get a nutritous hot meal.

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★★★★★

I could not feel more comfortable leaving my son (currently 8 months old) at Pasadena Day Nursery. Everyone from Betty the director to the head caregiver Francis to his assigned caregivers Nestle and Maria is so wonderful and caring. I love that I can walk in the door and the director will say how happy my son has been this week --everyone knows him already and they all seem to genuinely care about each child. I am excited for when he gets older also -- the older children do wonderful activities such as to to the neighborhood pool and the farmer's market.

One extra thing -- the Nursery supplies lunch and snacks to the children who eat solids! I am so glad I will not have to pack lunch for my son each day but he will instead get a nutritous hot meal.

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Non-profit Pasadena Day Nursery has been around since 1910 (though the current facility is newer it is already a few decades old and looks it).

Pluses: Home-like facility. Two daily snacks and a hot lunch prepared in the on-site kitchen are included.

Assessment: OK for younger children. There are better local choices for 3+, and especially for older 4s and 5 year olds who just missed the kindergarten cutoff.

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Non-profit Pasadena Day Nursery has been around since 1910 (though the current facility is newer it is already a few decades old and looks it).

Pluses: Home-like facility. Two daily snacks and a hot lunch prepared in the on-site kitchen are included.

Assessment: OK for younger children. There are better local choices for 3+, and especially for older 4s and 5 year olds who just missed the kindergarten cutoff.

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