I have had my now 4 year old daughter with Lit'l Scholars since she was 6 weeks old. And as a new mother it was very hard to leave my child to be cared for by others.But all of the staff including the managers not only made me feel a lot better about leaving her (which was super hard as a first time mother), they were great about me calling several times a day and really did not seem to mind and gave me honest updates. I have also seen the daycare as a whole improve over the past 4 years, they have updated the classrooms, playgrounds, and gym areas with new carpet, paint, toys and equipment. I have also seen improvement on staff turn over and quality(which in the beginning was a little scary). Now I feel great leaving my little girl with them and I don't feel the need call and get updates. With all the improvements they have made over the years and fact that they seem to be making a constant effort in being better and more than just babysitters, I feel that I will have my daughter here as long as I can. I would recommend this child care center to first time mothers and parents looking for caring and loving people to watch after their children.
I've had my children here for several years. I'm happy to have my children in this facility where they have a very large indoor gym for activities all year round. My children (4 and 8) have shared some of the same teachers - several of the staff have worked here for years and years.
There is generally a high turnover rate for daycare teachers, and it's true there are times when we've had to deal with that too, however, it's going to be the same at virtually any daycare. There are so many teachers here who have worked for so long, that it makes up a bit for these uncommon changes in staff. We also paid bigger bucks for a name brand place, and the care at Lit'l Scholars vastly excels over some of the other trendy places.
Things I love about this place: new playground, afterschool activities with choices such as dance, karate, science activities and art/reading. There are extended hours (7am-7pm) which works best for our schedule. There's a good deal of diversity. As to the cleanliness - it would be worth a visit. Anytime I've smelled something it was either food from breakfast or lunch or pinesol.
I've noticed the prior reviews seem slanted toward some grumpy people who didn't even allow their children to adjust. Starting a new daycare will always present some transitional challenges. Not all of the fault lies with the provider, and I feel the reviews do not reflect the service I've enjoyed for years.
I put my two year old here for about 3 weeks. There is nothing wrong with the place and the people seemed nice enough but my child just didn't seem to like it. I heard one care giver dismiss a child who asked to have his diaper changed and my husband heard another teacher (from another class) yell at a child for not sitting down. I don't think they harmed my child but I don't think they went out of their way to love her either. So, while I wouldn't think you were neglecting your child if you sent her here, I am not sure if it is the best you can get for the money.
6 + weeks
some part time options for older kids
Full time $675 / full time
$575 1/2 days 5 days a week
$555 3 or less days a week
Harley222's review on Lit'l Scholars is at best unfair. My son was in the same class as her two boys. I watched them bulley other kids and teachers unprovoked. My son hated going to daycare because these boys and nearly forced us to find another facility. I agree that we pay the daycare to do a job and from almost three years of care from them, they seem to be doing just that. I don't think it is fair to expect all the other patrons of the daycare to endure constant disruptive and abusive behavior. Thank you Lit'l Scholars for keeping my child safe.
I had my boys go there for the mere location benefit, it was close to my work. At first there were no problems, it was an adjustment for them to go from having a stay at home mom to teacher after teacher after teacher. The turn around was unbelieveable. I know that boys will be boys and they aren't called the terrible 2's and 3's for a reason. But I was getting phone calls everyday because my son was being 'abusive', a two year old, a 3 year old... for heavens sakes, who hasn't seen a kid throw a tantrum. So repeatedly they would kick them out of daycare, they couldn't even give me specific reasons why. And funny thing is it was only when the director was there (which wasn't often) but the other assistant directors and teachers had no problems with my boys. They are in the child care business if I remember right... I do have a child with special needs and he was the first to be permantently kicked out and then suddenly all the things they claimed my first son did, the second son started miracously doing even though he'd never been in trouble before. So out he went as well. I think for being in the child care business, they are not at all professional. They are not kind of considerate to the parents. We pay them to do a job, they're not doing us a favor, they're paid to do a job... that they can't seem to do.
Pros: location to my job
Cons: pricey, rude employees and an awful director
Had many problems with daycare facility. Our 3-year-old son attended for 2 days and we had prepaid for the remainder of that month (10 days or so). On his second day, my husband entered building and there was a disabled child unsupervised who was having a raging fit. My husband approached the teacher who told him this was the only place he could go and left him unattended. The daycare smelled of old unrine. Not a recommended choice for a child. Daycare refused to refund our pre-paid monies.