Whales, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

★★★★★
  • 2125 York Haven Rd

    Etters, PA 17319

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  • 717-938-9978

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Mon-Fri 6:30am-6pm

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My child attended this daycare for a total of 18 months. There were a series of events that gave me concern culminating with the following: 1) making my child go through the trash at a public bowling alley because another child accused him of throwing his bowling shoes away. He hadnt. When I asked the co-owner (Judy Whale) about it, her response was its not like he was punished for it, and 2) children (6 yrs of age and younger) playing games on tablets that are not age appropriate (rated T). The co-owner Bill Whales response Im not going to sanitize my program for 1 child. Thats their level of care for your child. I complained about these events (and others) on a Tuesday. On Wednesday we were informed that we would have to find a new daycare by Monday. Bill Whale loves to toot his horn about the videos he makes of the children and gives to the families. The one he provided to us in Dec. 2016 included a song with the F word and the N word

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My child attended this daycare for a total of 18 months. There were a series of events that gave me concern culminating with the following: 1) making my child go through the trash at a public bowling alley because another child accused him of throwing his bowling shoes away. He hadnt. When I asked the co-owner (Judy Whale) about it, her response was its not like he was punished for it, and 2) children (6 yrs of age and younger) playing games on tablets that are not age appropriate (rated T). The co-owner Bill Whales response Im not going to sanitize my program for 1 child. Thats their level of care for your child. I complained about these events (and others) on a Tuesday. On Wednesday we were informed that we would have to find a new daycare by Monday. Bill Whale loves to toot his horn about the videos he makes of the children and gives to the families. The one he provided to us in Dec. 2016 included a song with the F word and the N word

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WSPT is by far the best daycare that my kids have ever been in. The hurtful review written couldn't be further from the truth! My kids have been attending WSPT for about 3 years now and they LOVE IT there! Most days when I go to pick them up and they are playing outside or inside with toys, they don't want to leave! That speaks volumes-you know you've found a great place for your kids when they want to stay. The curriculum is educationally based and also includes "fun" activities. The crafts the kids make are so cute. Both my kids were in the pre-school program and when they started kindergarten, both teachers at the elementary school said how advanced they were for their age. I credit the instruction they received at WSPT. I love the special things Mr. Bill does for both the parents and the kids. From the videos he makes to the homemade cookies that he gives to the kids and parents, just shows what a caring and thoughful person he is. Yes, my kids get a cookie before we go home, but they always eat a good dinner. I have not come across a daycare where kids get a homemade breakfast and lunch along with snacks. Mr. Bill and Miss Judy go above and beyond what other centers do for both kids and parents. Last year I was in an accident on my way to pick my daughter up to take her to an emergency dentist appt. So my daughter could get to her appointment, Mr. Bill took my daughter on the center's bus and brought her back. The summer program for school aged children is TOP NOTCH! There are numerous field trips EVERY week, and the costs for food and trips is included in the weekly rate. The field trips range from lunch and bowling to Lake Tobias. The kids have so much fun and it makes me wish I was a kid again so I could be in the summer program too!! I HIGHLY recommend WSPT to everyone I know. Everytime I tell people about WSPT they comment on what a great daycare it must be....not only are they great, they are the BEST!!!

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★★★★★

WSPT is by far the best daycare that my kids have ever been in. The hurtful review written couldn't be further from the truth! My kids have been attending WSPT for about 3 years now and they LOVE IT there! Most days when I go to pick them up and they are playing outside or inside with toys, they don't want to leave! That speaks volumes-you know you've found a great place for your kids when they want to stay. The curriculum is educationally based and also includes "fun" activities. The crafts the kids make are so cute. Both my kids were in the pre-school program and when they started kindergarten, both teachers at the elementary school said how advanced they were for their age. I credit the instruction they received at WSPT. I love the special things Mr. Bill does for both the parents and the kids. From the videos he makes to the homemade cookies that he gives to the kids and parents, just shows what a caring and thoughful person he is. Yes, my kids get a cookie before we go home, but they always eat a good dinner. I have not come across a daycare where kids get a homemade breakfast and lunch along with snacks. Mr. Bill and Miss Judy go above and beyond what other centers do for both kids and parents. Last year I was in an accident on my way to pick my daughter up to take her to an emergency dentist appt. So my daughter could get to her appointment, Mr. Bill took my daughter on the center's bus and brought her back. The summer program for school aged children is TOP NOTCH! There are numerous field trips EVERY week, and the costs for food and trips is included in the weekly rate. The field trips range from lunch and bowling to Lake Tobias. The kids have so much fun and it makes me wish I was a kid again so I could be in the summer program too!! I HIGHLY recommend WSPT to everyone I know. Everytime I tell people about WSPT they comment on what a great daycare it must be....not only are they great, they are the BEST!!!

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I am a retired teacher of 38 years. I consider myself an expert in recognizing quality child care. WSPT is the best daycare facility I have ever seen which would include two that I worked for several years ago. The staff is very professional, loving and caring toward every child. The program design at every age level is excellent and the needs and talents of each child is taken very seriously and catered to by the well trained staff. The owners, Bill and Judy Whales, are there for the children and the parents. Mr. Bill, as the children call him, is always found baking, cooking, cleaning, playing with the kids, taking kids on field trips or for ice cream., communicating with parents ,and more! Miss Judy is always helping with children, taking care of office work, communicating with parents. She always makes a parent/grandparent feel secure and that she will take all the time you need to talk to her about your child's needs and progress. Excellent is not a good enough description for WSPT. It is above and beyond "World Class"!!! My grand children love it at WSPT, and I am so grateful to them for everything the Whales have done to help my grandchildren and our family!!

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★★★★★

I am a retired teacher of 38 years. I consider myself an expert in recognizing quality child care. WSPT is the best daycare facility I have ever seen which would include two that I worked for several years ago. The staff is very professional, loving and caring toward every child. The program design at every age level is excellent and the needs and talents of each child is taken very seriously and catered to by the well trained staff. The owners, Bill and Judy Whales, are there for the children and the parents. Mr. Bill, as the children call him, is always found baking, cooking, cleaning, playing with the kids, taking kids on field trips or for ice cream., communicating with parents ,and more! Miss Judy is always helping with children, taking care of office work, communicating with parents. She always makes a parent/grandparent feel secure and that she will take all the time you need to talk to her about your child's needs and progress. Excellent is not a good enough description for WSPT. It is above and beyond "World Class"!!! My grand children love it at WSPT, and I am so grateful to them for everything the Whales have done to help my grandchildren and our family!!

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WE LOVE this daycare. I have three children and this is the BEST daycare we have came across in 8 yrs. I have read the negative review.... I'm not sure that this person that wrote it has the right daycare. Judy and Bill are wonderful !!! And I mean that I have been at other daycares in the area and there the wife was so mean. This is not Judy she ALWAYS talks to me and my childern I can come to her with anything. As far as the toys ?? This is a daycare right ?? There should be toys everywhere. I love this daycare and would never leave !!

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★★★★★

WE LOVE this daycare. I have three children and this is the BEST daycare we have came across in 8 yrs. I have read the negative review.... I'm not sure that this person that wrote it has the right daycare. Judy and Bill are wonderful !!! And I mean that I have been at other daycares in the area and there the wife was so mean. This is not Judy she ALWAYS talks to me and my childern I can come to her with anything. As far as the toys ?? This is a daycare right ?? There should be toys everywhere. I love this daycare and would never leave !!

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As a retired Reading Specialist, Lead Teacher, and Literacy Coach of 30 yrs., THIS is the daycare I've chosen for both of my grandsons. I am impressed by the educational skills the boys have enthusiastically shared with me at the end of their day. I have found WSPT to have a well balanced schedule of teaching sessions and creative play sessions supported by lesson plans. In my years of teaching and as a classroom consultant, I've seen many early education classrooms stifle creativity with ridged idealism at the expense of child development. What an unpracticed eye may interpret as kids "playing all over the floor, toys everywhere," is actually clusters of children of varying age playing together in creative teacher supervised play. This format provides many teachable moments for younger children without older siblings. I'm pleased each day to read the "end of day report" (with a small piece of candy reward attached), so that I may follow-up on my grandson's behavior and activities. I've watched WSPT grow over the years from an in-home daycare that many of my neighbors used and recommended (children in college now) to the two building learning and activity center that it is today. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DAYCARE. Bill and Judi keep those cookies coming at the end of the day, we enjoy them for dessert after dinner!

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★★★★★

As a retired Reading Specialist, Lead Teacher, and Literacy Coach of 30 yrs., THIS is the daycare I've chosen for both of my grandsons. I am impressed by the educational skills the boys have enthusiastically shared with me at the end of their day. I have found WSPT to have a well balanced schedule of teaching sessions and creative play sessions supported by lesson plans. In my years of teaching and as a classroom consultant, I've seen many early education classrooms stifle creativity with ridged idealism at the expense of child development. What an unpracticed eye may interpret as kids "playing all over the floor, toys everywhere," is actually clusters of children of varying age playing together in creative teacher supervised play. This format provides many teachable moments for younger children without older siblings. I'm pleased each day to read the "end of day report" (with a small piece of candy reward attached), so that I may follow-up on my grandson's behavior and activities. I've watched WSPT grow over the years from an in-home daycare that many of my neighbors used and recommended (children in college now) to the two building learning and activity center that it is today. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DAYCARE. Bill and Judi keep those cookies coming at the end of the day, we enjoy them for dessert after dinner!

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WSPT is my children's Home away from Home. We feel like we are part of a huge family at WSPT. I just read the negative review and I am so saddened by it. So what if there are toys all over the room, that means my child is playing and not sitting around doing nothing. My daughters pre-school teacher is amazing and so patient with my daughter and works with us all the time on so many things. Bill and Judy -- Judy is anything but unfriendly, she is so easy to talk to and so understanding, you can see her love for the children and Bill is so wonderful with the kids - he's a big kid himself. I have had my children as WSPT for years and would never think of another pre-school/daycare program. They are so loving and nurturing. There is nothing wrong with a child having some cookies or cake for a snack, especially when it's homemade cake. Happiness shows through when your child is excited to go to pre-school/daycare and enjoy their time during the day at WSPT, that means my child is being loved and cared for.

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★★★★★

WSPT is my children's Home away from Home. We feel like we are part of a huge family at WSPT. I just read the negative review and I am so saddened by it. So what if there are toys all over the room, that means my child is playing and not sitting around doing nothing. My daughters pre-school teacher is amazing and so patient with my daughter and works with us all the time on so many things. Bill and Judy -- Judy is anything but unfriendly, she is so easy to talk to and so understanding, you can see her love for the children and Bill is so wonderful with the kids - he's a big kid himself. I have had my children as WSPT for years and would never think of another pre-school/daycare program. They are so loving and nurturing. There is nothing wrong with a child having some cookies or cake for a snack, especially when it's homemade cake. Happiness shows through when your child is excited to go to pre-school/daycare and enjoy their time during the day at WSPT, that means my child is being loved and cared for.

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I am a single mom of two kids and this daycare center has been a bleesing to me and my kids. Mr Bill and Mrs Judy treat my kids as if they were their own. My kids love them and love the center. I thank God every day for having such a loving, caring, friendly, safe enviroment for my kids to go so I can work. Keep up the good work.

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I am a single mom of two kids and this daycare center has been a bleesing to me and my kids. Mr Bill and Mrs Judy treat my kids as if they were their own. My kids love them and love the center. I thank God every day for having such a loving, caring, friendly, safe enviroment for my kids to go so I can work. Keep up the good work.

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WSPT is THE BEST daycare in the area. I am EXTREMELY protective of my son, and they are the only ones I ever have or will leave him with. Yes, they may seem unorganized, but that's because they don't put the toys away until every single child leaves! And the Owner/Wife is anything but unfriendly; when there was a traffic accident on 83 and I couldn't get to my child before 6, it was Miss Judy herself that stayed with the kids and my son couldn't have been more content! I recently broke my wrist; the owners were even willing to work out a payment plan with me since I was out of work for a while! And, WSPT is NOT the only daycare in town, just the best! Who else would provide accredited teachers, all inclusive meals, snacks and field trips, and even a DVD of all the years' events?! I love WSPT and anyone who says different is out of their mind!!!

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WSPT is THE BEST daycare in the area. I am EXTREMELY protective of my son, and they are the only ones I ever have or will leave him with. Yes, they may seem unorganized, but that's because they don't put the toys away until every single child leaves! And the Owner/Wife is anything but unfriendly; when there was a traffic accident on 83 and I couldn't get to my child before 6, it was Miss Judy herself that stayed with the kids and my son couldn't have been more content! I recently broke my wrist; the owners were even willing to work out a payment plan with me since I was out of work for a while! And, WSPT is NOT the only daycare in town, just the best! Who else would provide accredited teachers, all inclusive meals, snacks and field trips, and even a DVD of all the years' events?! I love WSPT and anyone who says different is out of their mind!!!

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Whales, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails is a great child care center for any child, including my 19 month old son! He has been at WSPT since he was 7 weeks old and I returned to work as the preschool teacher! I personally open the center at 6:30 every morning, which is the time we open for business, where the children get a hot breakfast 3 days and cereal the other 2 days. After the kids are done eating breakfast, they get to go to there rooms to PLAY with TOYS! Every class does a circle or "learning" time by mid-morning, followed by crafts, learning activities, and more play! Then the kids get a healthy morning snack. Each classroom also spends time outside in the morning and again after nap. The playgrounds have lots of play equipment, balls, and small cars, trikes, and scooters for the children to play with! The children are served delicious homemade lunches each day, followed by naptime. Afterwards they get an afternoon snack and go back outside to play until picked up. On the colder days, the kids go out for a short amount of time and then back inside to PLAY with TOYS! My son has taken part in all these activities since becoming a toddler and I wouldn't expect anything more!

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Whales, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails is a great child care center for any child, including my 19 month old son! He has been at WSPT since he was 7 weeks old and I returned to work as the preschool teacher! I personally open the center at 6:30 every morning, which is the time we open for business, where the children get a hot breakfast 3 days and cereal the other 2 days. After the kids are done eating breakfast, they get to go to there rooms to PLAY with TOYS! Every class does a circle or "learning" time by mid-morning, followed by crafts, learning activities, and more play! Then the kids get a healthy morning snack. Each classroom also spends time outside in the morning and again after nap. The playgrounds have lots of play equipment, balls, and small cars, trikes, and scooters for the children to play with! The children are served delicious homemade lunches each day, followed by naptime. Afterwards they get an afternoon snack and go back outside to play until picked up. On the colder days, the kids go out for a short amount of time and then back inside to PLAY with TOYS! My son has taken part in all these activities since becoming a toddler and I wouldn't expect anything more!

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We love this place!!! Mr Bill, Ms Judy, and the staff are first class. My wife and I moved here from out of town and we feel at home here with W.S.P.T. We are so glad to have such a wonderful place to take our child. There is a good balance of learning and playtime which is so important to a childs development! Thank You, for everything you and your staff does for our family!!!! ) p.s. Love the videos we get every year.

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★★★★★

We love this place!!! Mr Bill, Ms Judy, and the staff are first class. My wife and I moved here from out of town and we feel at home here with W.S.P.T. We are so glad to have such a wonderful place to take our child. There is a good balance of learning and playtime which is so important to a childs development! Thank You, for everything you and your staff does for our family!!!! ) p.s. Love the videos we get every year.

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I have picked my granddaugher up at this daycare a number of times for my daughter and this place is great. My granddaughter has blossomed so much since she started going there and the staff and owners are always so pleasant. They keep you well informed as to how your child's day has been and they really enjoy what they are doing. If all the toys were put away, I would be worried that my granddaughter was having a boring day as a child. The activities that this business plans for all the children are above and beyond what you would find a most babysitters's houses. I commend the owners, staff and this wonderful business for giving my granddaughter as much attention and caring as I would everyday. This is a terrific business and I would recommend it to everyone, and I DO!!

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★★★★★

I have picked my granddaugher up at this daycare a number of times for my daughter and this place is great. My granddaughter has blossomed so much since she started going there and the staff and owners are always so pleasant. They keep you well informed as to how your child's day has been and they really enjoy what they are doing. If all the toys were put away, I would be worried that my granddaughter was having a boring day as a child. The activities that this business plans for all the children are above and beyond what you would find a most babysitters's houses. I commend the owners, staff and this wonderful business for giving my granddaughter as much attention and caring as I would everyday. This is a terrific business and I would recommend it to everyone, and I DO!!

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There were quite a few day cares I reviewed prior to choosing Whales. It says it all when there are many good reviews. Bad news is the fastest thing to spread and it hasn't. No news is great news. Great reviews are even better. They are great with the kids, fair to everyone and very open to working with the parents. Their schedule is very conducive to kids normal body clocks (meal time, nap time, free play versus scheduled circle time, etc). The best thing is the money. I never felt as if my money was not going to the children. Their hearts are in the right place and their priorities are great. They also prepare the kids for school and knowing a school board member was more proof they are awesome at preparation. She HIGHLY recommended them. It will be a very sad day when she cannot go to Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails anymore.

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★★★★★

There were quite a few day cares I reviewed prior to choosing Whales. It says it all when there are many good reviews. Bad news is the fastest thing to spread and it hasn't. No news is great news. Great reviews are even better. They are great with the kids, fair to everyone and very open to working with the parents. Their schedule is very conducive to kids normal body clocks (meal time, nap time, free play versus scheduled circle time, etc). The best thing is the money. I never felt as if my money was not going to the children. Their hearts are in the right place and their priorities are great. They also prepare the kids for school and knowing a school board member was more proof they are awesome at preparation. She HIGHLY recommended them. It will be a very sad day when she cannot go to Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails anymore.

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This daycare center is absolutely horrible. They are not organized AT ALL. They are OVER-CROWDED, and in a very tight space. They do not have an organized schedule that they follow beyond the basics i.e. : Breakfast, snack, lunch, nap, and everything in between in play. They have very little control over the children. There is no organization to parent pick up and drop off! The kids are playing all over the floor, toys everywhere, and you have to step over everything just to get to your child. The owner's wife, is not friendly or personable at all. I do not know how they pass inspections??? I have pulled my children out. I know they are the only daycare in town, and that is why they have business. If someone else put up another center, they would go under. Does it makes sense to give children cookies, and candy right before they go home at pick up time (5:00pm) when they are going home to eat dinner? Also, the parking lot is a disaster. And hope you dont ever have to get to work real early one day because their staff is just opening the doors at 6:30am. However their schedule states that they are open at 6:30am. I had to go early, and staff was still parking their cars at 6:35am. But guess what....they have their hand out for that money if you are late!! WOULD NEVER GO BACK....WOULD NEVER REFER ANYONE. It a free for all zone for the kids to run everywhere. Unbelievable!

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This daycare center is absolutely horrible. They are not organized AT ALL. They are OVER-CROWDED, and in a very tight space. They do not have an organized schedule that they follow beyond the basics i.e. : Breakfast, snack, lunch, nap, and everything in between in play. They have very little control over the children. There is no organization to parent pick up and drop off! The kids are playing all over the floor, toys everywhere, and you have to step over everything just to get to your child. The owner's wife, is not friendly or personable at all. I do not know how they pass inspections??? I have pulled my children out. I know they are the only daycare in town, and that is why they have business. If someone else put up another center, they would go under. Does it makes sense to give children cookies, and candy right before they go home at pick up time (5:00pm) when they are going home to eat dinner? Also, the parking lot is a disaster. And hope you dont ever have to get to work real early one day because their staff is just opening the doors at 6:30am. However their schedule states that they are open at 6:30am. I had to go early, and staff was still parking their cars at 6:35am. But guess what....they have their hand out for that money if you are late!! WOULD NEVER GO BACK....WOULD NEVER REFER ANYONE. It a free for all zone for the kids to run everywhere. Unbelievable!

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I love this daycare... They do lots of crafts and play games and take the children outside!!! They are a very structured daycare. I have to boys that go there and they love it. The stuff is truely amazing!!!!

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★★★★★

I love this daycare... They do lots of crafts and play games and take the children outside!!! They are a very structured daycare. I have to boys that go there and they love it. The stuff is truely amazing!!!!

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I love WSPT! My 2 sons have gone there for several years. The owners, Bill and Judy, are very hands on and involved. They take the time to learn each child's name and even details about the child. They are happy to talk to you about progress or issues with your child and provide helpful solutions. I am very satisfied with all of the teachers at WSPT and each teacher truly cares about their kids. They also have helpers at the center, and they are great as well. I like the personal care and trust that we have built up with the people and center.My children have learned so much at this preschool that I was confident when my son entered school. I would highly reccomend this place to anyone looking for childcare and/or preschool.

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I love WSPT! My 2 sons have gone there for several years. The owners, Bill and Judy, are very hands on and involved. They take the time to learn each child's name and even details about the child. They are happy to talk to you about progress or issues with your child and provide helpful solutions. I am very satisfied with all of the teachers at WSPT and each teacher truly cares about their kids. They also have helpers at the center, and they are great as well. I like the personal care and trust that we have built up with the people and center.My children have learned so much at this preschool that I was confident when my son entered school. I would highly reccomend this place to anyone looking for childcare and/or preschool.

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Our daughter is 22 months old and has been at this daycare since she was 10 weeks old. We have been extremely pleased with the care she has received. Her teachers genuinely care about her progress, and she is advanced for her age group which is in part due to the diligent efforts of the staff at WSPT.

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★★★★★

Our daughter is 22 months old and has been at this daycare since she was 10 weeks old. We have been extremely pleased with the care she has received. Her teachers genuinely care about her progress, and she is advanced for her age group which is in part due to the diligent efforts of the staff at WSPT.

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My 10 year old daughter has been going to WSPT for almost 6 years. It is difficult to find such a structured day care that truly cares about your child and staff that you can trust. My daughter needs a structured environment. They keep to a schedule while having fun doing it. She absolutely loves the owners, Mr. Bill and Ms. Judy, they put so much love and effort into the centers. It is more than just a business to them and it shows. With all of children at the two centers, they know them and parents all by name. The summer program is wonderful and keeps the children educated and busy. There are very few days where there is down time and nothing to do. I recommend and trust this center more than others in our area.

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★★★★★

My 10 year old daughter has been going to WSPT for almost 6 years. It is difficult to find such a structured day care that truly cares about your child and staff that you can trust. My daughter needs a structured environment. They keep to a schedule while having fun doing it. She absolutely loves the owners, Mr. Bill and Ms. Judy, they put so much love and effort into the centers. It is more than just a business to them and it shows. With all of children at the two centers, they know them and parents all by name. The summer program is wonderful and keeps the children educated and busy. There are very few days where there is down time and nothing to do. I recommend and trust this center more than others in our area.

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My daughter has been with WSPT since November of last year, and it has been a wonderful experience, she is now 4 years old. I cannot say enough about the owners, teachers and general facility.... From the warm meals, daily activities and field trips they get to take part in. They have their own personalized School Bus for field trips, and most of the time my daughter is more excited about getting to ride on the bus than actually going on the field trip! You never have to wonder what your child did on a particular day, as your child is sent home with a Happy Gram showing what activities they did that day, what they ate and how their behavior was. We are very lucky to be a part of WSPT and I always know my daughter is well taken care of. The childen especially love the home-baked cookies, and often refer to one of the owners as Mr. Cookie Head (my daughter just loves him). They really do an excellent job in teaching (depending on what "section" your child is placed in, depending on age) and learning. My daughter literally is excited every day to teach me new songs, and what she's learned that day. It's great to see her learning and having fun with it. You honestly do feel like family when dropping off your child and picking them up at the end of the day. I just cannot say enough about them...they are wonderful!!

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★★★★★

My daughter has been with WSPT since November of last year, and it has been a wonderful experience, she is now 4 years old. I cannot say enough about the owners, teachers and general facility.... From the warm meals, daily activities and field trips they get to take part in. They have their own personalized School Bus for field trips, and most of the time my daughter is more excited about getting to ride on the bus than actually going on the field trip! You never have to wonder what your child did on a particular day, as your child is sent home with a Happy Gram showing what activities they did that day, what they ate and how their behavior was. We are very lucky to be a part of WSPT and I always know my daughter is well taken care of. The childen especially love the home-baked cookies, and often refer to one of the owners as Mr. Cookie Head (my daughter just loves him). They really do an excellent job in teaching (depending on what "section" your child is placed in, depending on age) and learning. My daughter literally is excited every day to teach me new songs, and what she's learned that day. It's great to see her learning and having fun with it. You honestly do feel like family when dropping off your child and picking them up at the end of the day. I just cannot say enough about them...they are wonderful!!

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I have been taking my children to WSPT since July 2001. My oldest has just finished with her final summer program at the center (she is 12 1/2) and my youngest is now in school but goes to WSPT before and after school. The youngest has been there since she's been 6 weeks old and I have never worried about her well being. I have never worried about either one of their well-beings. In times like today when parents are constantly fearing for the safety, well being and education of their children there is NO other place I would take my kids, than to WSPT. Bill and Judy (as well as the rest of the staff) have been absolutely wonderful to my family and my kids. It says alot when your child wakes up and WANTS to go to daycare. Bill and Judy are always putting money back into that center to make it better for the children. They are fair and honest and I credit them and their staff for preparing my youngest one for kindergarten. For my husband and myself, there is no other choice, I wouldn't consider taking my children anywhere else.

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I have been taking my children to WSPT since July 2001. My oldest has just finished with her final summer program at the center (she is 12 1/2) and my youngest is now in school but goes to WSPT before and after school. The youngest has been there since she's been 6 weeks old and I have never worried about her well being. I have never worried about either one of their well-beings. In times like today when parents are constantly fearing for the safety, well being and education of their children there is NO other place I would take my kids, than to WSPT. Bill and Judy (as well as the rest of the staff) have been absolutely wonderful to my family and my kids. It says alot when your child wakes up and WANTS to go to daycare. Bill and Judy are always putting money back into that center to make it better for the children. They are fair and honest and I credit them and their staff for preparing my youngest one for kindergarten. For my husband and myself, there is no other choice, I wouldn't consider taking my children anywhere else.

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Without this facility I would be worried about my children all day! I have interviewed many private babysitters, (And was able to find something wrong with them all!) I even chose another daycare facility first (because it was cheaper). I have never had to worry about my child here. They have a friendly caring educated personable staff. The owners Bill and Judy are wonderful role models. When it comes to my children my expectations are high, this center goes above and beyond my expectations. I can't believe some of the amazing things they do for these kids and the community! My children have been in this center for 5 years and wouldn't even think of ever sending them anywhere else. They are here for the kids and not the money. Sometimes I feel like they spoil the kids, ALL OF THEM! I recommend this daycare center to anyone who will listen. I have never heard anyone complain or say anything bad about this center. Definitly the best value for your dollar.

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Without this facility I would be worried about my children all day! I have interviewed many private babysitters, (And was able to find something wrong with them all!) I even chose another daycare facility first (because it was cheaper). I have never had to worry about my child here. They have a friendly caring educated personable staff. The owners Bill and Judy are wonderful role models. When it comes to my children my expectations are high, this center goes above and beyond my expectations. I can't believe some of the amazing things they do for these kids and the community! My children have been in this center for 5 years and wouldn't even think of ever sending them anywhere else. They are here for the kids and not the money. Sometimes I feel like they spoil the kids, ALL OF THEM! I recommend this daycare center to anyone who will listen. I have never heard anyone complain or say anything bad about this center. Definitly the best value for your dollar.

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My 2 children (7 & 3) attend the center and everyday I am thankful for the fabulous care they receive and the piece of mind I carry with me throughout the day knowing my kids are in excellent hands. With many things in life, I am fairly low maintenance. However, with my children, I am that hyper-concerned, pain in the neck, neurotic stalker type that you occasionally meet and wonder how they haven't spontaneously combusted. Actually, let me clarify, I am that freak EXCEPT when my kids are at Whales, Snails. Bill and Judy, the owners, are wonderful people who run a smooth operation with warmth and professionalism. Their choice of staff reflects the high standards under which the center operates. Turnover is rare and I have really liked all my children's teachers. My daughter has had the same teacher since she arrived in kindergarten. My son's teachers are likewise still there but one. I find it incredibly comforting, as do the kids, that they see familiar caring faces day, week, month and year in and out. Having exhausted the topic as to the wonderfulness of the personnel, I move to the services provided. Mr. Bill cooks hot lunch most days and hot breakfast three days a week. His waffles are to die for - yes he fed me on more than one occasion. Judy oversees the summer program and my daughter goes more places each week than I can keep track of. From camping in Va. to the air space museum, to swimming and karate a few times a week (and I am missing a ton of stuff) she is the busiest and happiest kid I know each summer. During the school year, Mr Bill loads them up and takes them for ice cream regularly and always carts them skating or bowling or something fun when school is closed. It is really refreshing that they do great things and it is almost always just covered in the fee. My son is 3 and knows his abcs and has for some time. He can pick out most standard colors and shapes and loves to sing songs. The best part is he learns in a fun, non-creepy structured environment. They love to go to school each day and I love to take them.

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My 2 children (7 & 3) attend the center and everyday I am thankful for the fabulous care they receive and the piece of mind I carry with me throughout the day knowing my kids are in excellent hands. With many things in life, I am fairly low maintenance. However, with my children, I am that hyper-concerned, pain in the neck, neurotic stalker type that you occasionally meet and wonder how they haven't spontaneously combusted. Actually, let me clarify, I am that freak EXCEPT when my kids are at Whales, Snails. Bill and Judy, the owners, are wonderful people who run a smooth operation with warmth and professionalism. Their choice of staff reflects the high standards under which the center operates. Turnover is rare and I have really liked all my children's teachers. My daughter has had the same teacher since she arrived in kindergarten. My son's teachers are likewise still there but one. I find it incredibly comforting, as do the kids, that they see familiar caring faces day, week, month and year in and out. Having exhausted the topic as to the wonderfulness of the personnel, I move to the services provided. Mr. Bill cooks hot lunch most days and hot breakfast three days a week. His waffles are to die for - yes he fed me on more than one occasion. Judy oversees the summer program and my daughter goes more places each week than I can keep track of. From camping in Va. to the air space museum, to swimming and karate a few times a week (and I am missing a ton of stuff) she is the busiest and happiest kid I know each summer. During the school year, Mr Bill loads them up and takes them for ice cream regularly and always carts them skating or bowling or something fun when school is closed. It is really refreshing that they do great things and it is almost always just covered in the fee. My son is 3 and knows his abcs and has for some time. He can pick out most standard colors and shapes and loves to sing songs. The best part is he learns in a fun, non-creepy structured environment. They love to go to school each day and I love to take them.

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My fiance and I moved to Newberry Township in 2005. One of our first priorities was finding a daycare center for our children. It is such an important decision to make that, as any parent would, we hoped that when we chose Whale Snails & Puppy Dogs Tails we made the right decision. Here we are two years later and I can tell you this might be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Bill and Judy Whale and their staff are top notch. I count my blessings every day that I can leave my children in their care. The center is fantastic they receive breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. And on many occasions Mr. Bill has one of his famous giant cookies made up to go at pick up time. There are numerous playgrounds and activities for the children. My little boy just turned three, and before his third birthday he could count to 20, say his ABC's, knew his colors and shapes, I have no doubt he will have a HUGE head start going into school. They also have an incredible summer program for the school aged kids with trips to museums in Washington DC and Philadelphia, zoos, a camping trip, swimming, just to name a few things they do. With all these activities, the cost is quite reasonable. of all the items we spend money on in our household, what we pay to Whales Snails is by far the best value. I can't say enough good things about this facility, it's so refreshing.

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My fiance and I moved to Newberry Township in 2005. One of our first priorities was finding a daycare center for our children. It is such an important decision to make that, as any parent would, we hoped that when we chose Whale Snails & Puppy Dogs Tails we made the right decision. Here we are two years later and I can tell you this might be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Bill and Judy Whale and their staff are top notch. I count my blessings every day that I can leave my children in their care. The center is fantastic they receive breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. And on many occasions Mr. Bill has one of his famous giant cookies made up to go at pick up time. There are numerous playgrounds and activities for the children. My little boy just turned three, and before his third birthday he could count to 20, say his ABC's, knew his colors and shapes, I have no doubt he will have a HUGE head start going into school. They also have an incredible summer program for the school aged kids with trips to museums in Washington DC and Philadelphia, zoos, a camping trip, swimming, just to name a few things they do. With all these activities, the cost is quite reasonable. of all the items we spend money on in our household, what we pay to Whales Snails is by far the best value. I can't say enough good things about this facility, it's so refreshing.

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My children have been going to this center since they were 6 weeks old. My daughter is now school age and enjoys getting up in the morning to go to the center. This center is privately owned and the owners are on the premisiss every day. The staff is very loving and friendly. Each staff member is trained in pediatric first aid and fire safety once a year. They keep the children busy with crafts and toys and take them outside as often as possible for some fresh air. They are fed very well. No box lunches. All fresh food prepared by the owner. The owners go out of their way to make sure that each holiday is special for the children. The summer program and Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is fabulous. Its filled with field trips and activitys for the School age children to keep themselves busy. So much better than sitting in a stuffy room for 8 - 10 hrs a day. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else. I feel relaxed at work knowing my children are safe and sound. The center is also located right next to the Newberrytownship firehouse which is very calming for me knowing there is emergency personnel close at hand.

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★★★★★

My children have been going to this center since they were 6 weeks old. My daughter is now school age and enjoys getting up in the morning to go to the center. This center is privately owned and the owners are on the premisiss every day. The staff is very loving and friendly. Each staff member is trained in pediatric first aid and fire safety once a year. They keep the children busy with crafts and toys and take them outside as often as possible for some fresh air. They are fed very well. No box lunches. All fresh food prepared by the owner. The owners go out of their way to make sure that each holiday is special for the children. The summer program and Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails is fabulous. Its filled with field trips and activitys for the School age children to keep themselves busy. So much better than sitting in a stuffy room for 8 - 10 hrs a day. I wouldn't have my children anywhere else. I feel relaxed at work knowing my children are safe and sound. The center is also located right next to the Newberrytownship firehouse which is very calming for me knowing there is emergency personnel close at hand.

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When it came time to make a change regarding the daycare provider for my son I was very torn. My husband and I interviewed multiple facilities. The care of our only child is of the utmost importance and priority. With our decision made and the constant wonder of did we make the right decision, our son entered the center at the age of 1 1/2. He is now almost 4. This was the best decision we could have made. We don't find the cost anywhere out of the ordinary, especially for the care and services provided. Each day breakfast (3 days of a cooked breakfast I might add) is provided along with a home cooked lunch, snacks and all are included in the tuition. If you do the math, the average child is at the center for approximately 9 hours per day. Let's say the week tuition is approximately $175.00...this equals $3.88 per hour ($175 divided by 45 hours)...I think teenage babysitters make more...Mr Bill delivers and picks up the children at local elementary schools affording parents a one stop drop off and pick up at the Center each day. Preschoolers go on field trips, participate in concerts for the elderly and many more fun activities including a trip to the pumpkin patch, the christmas tree farm, Lower Allen Fun Fort and Pinchot Park. They do not sit at the Center day after day. Had I known about the Center when my child first entered daycare at the age of 10 weeks, I would have chosen Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails....Better late than never!

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When it came time to make a change regarding the daycare provider for my son I was very torn. My husband and I interviewed multiple facilities. The care of our only child is of the utmost importance and priority. With our decision made and the constant wonder of did we make the right decision, our son entered the center at the age of 1 1/2. He is now almost 4. This was the best decision we could have made. We don't find the cost anywhere out of the ordinary, especially for the care and services provided. Each day breakfast (3 days of a cooked breakfast I might add) is provided along with a home cooked lunch, snacks and all are included in the tuition. If you do the math, the average child is at the center for approximately 9 hours per day. Let's say the week tuition is approximately $175.00...this equals $3.88 per hour ($175 divided by 45 hours)...I think teenage babysitters make more...Mr Bill delivers and picks up the children at local elementary schools affording parents a one stop drop off and pick up at the Center each day. Preschoolers go on field trips, participate in concerts for the elderly and many more fun activities including a trip to the pumpkin patch, the christmas tree farm, Lower Allen Fun Fort and Pinchot Park. They do not sit at the Center day after day. Had I known about the Center when my child first entered daycare at the age of 10 weeks, I would have chosen Whales, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails....Better late than never!

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Children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Hot Breakfast, Lunch and Two Snack included.

24 Staff, which gives us excellent staff to child ratios.

Two owners on site from open to close.

Excellent rates, especially for families earning under $50,000 per year, many of whom qualify for assistance through a program we are a part of with the State of PA.

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Hot Breakfast Lunch and two snacks included. Excellent Staff to Child Ratios. Four Large Play Areas with a 32' by 24' sandbox, a track for tricycles, a soccer/baseball/football field, all enclosed. Clean, spacious and new interiors. Owners (Judy and B

 

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