Whizz Kids Academy-Lake Forest

★★★★★
  • 18512 Ballinger Way NE

    Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

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  • 206-362-6519

About Whizz Kids Academy-Lake Forest

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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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My daughter started at Whizz Kids when she was only 13 months old. Admittedly, we chose WKs because it was the only facility close to us, and with an opening. I was a little concerned the building looked old and funky. Turns out, a father

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★★★★★

My daughter started at Whizz Kids when she was only 13 months old. Admittedly, we chose WKs because it was the only facility close to us, and with an opening. I was a little concerned the building looked old and funky. Turns out, a father

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My daughter went to Whizz Kids for 3 years and I was very impressed. Janet is a very well-organized, efficient, responsible, thoughtful, caring Director. She has a good eye for staff, seems to be a positive leader, and genuinely cares for the children and families at Whizz Kids. My daughter was very happy at Whizz Kids and still asks to go back every single time we drive by (several times a week; she is now 6 and has not been there since she was 4!). There was some staff turnover, but my experience has been that that is to be expected at most centers. Regardless, the staff was loving, caring, attentive. Lots of great art projects and learning activities. Reading time every day. Fun time outdoors several times a day. Walkabouts. Occassional field trips (well-staffed and volunteered - kids loved it!). Neat "graduation" for kids moving onto kindergarten. GREAT food/meals - "Grandma Kay" was amazing, but not sure she is still there. I know that Whizz Kids staff and families worked hard to improve the playground area and it looks great. I wonder if they have added more grass and a (vegetable?) garden - things that were being discussed. Very reasonable/competitive rates. I highly recommend.

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★★★★★

My daughter went to Whizz Kids for 3 years and I was very impressed. Janet is a very well-organized, efficient, responsible, thoughtful, caring Director. She has a good eye for staff, seems to be a positive leader, and genuinely cares for the children and families at Whizz Kids. My daughter was very happy at Whizz Kids and still asks to go back every single time we drive by (several times a week; she is now 6 and has not been there since she was 4!). There was some staff turnover, but my experience has been that that is to be expected at most centers. Regardless, the staff was loving, caring, attentive. Lots of great art projects and learning activities. Reading time every day. Fun time outdoors several times a day. Walkabouts. Occassional field trips (well-staffed and volunteered - kids loved it!). Neat "graduation" for kids moving onto kindergarten. GREAT food/meals - "Grandma Kay" was amazing, but not sure she is still there. I know that Whizz Kids staff and families worked hard to improve the playground area and it looks great. I wonder if they have added more grass and a (vegetable?) garden - things that were being discussed. Very reasonable/competitive rates. I highly recommend.

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This place is wonderful! Creative, cultural environment, great staff and love the director! I have worked at several other facilities and this one was by far my best experience!!

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★★★★★

This place is wonderful! Creative, cultural environment, great staff and love the director! I have worked at several other facilities and this one was by far my best experience!!

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I started taking my son to Whizz Kids after he had been bitten 10 times at Kids N Us in Lynnwood(whole other story, would not recommend them to my worst enemy). My son was so much happier at Whizz Kids. Abida is amazing with the children, they absolutely love her. They have an engaging cirriculum and keep the kids active. They have one of the best menus I have seen at the 3 different daycares I have used. Fresh healthy creative meals. I think turnover happens at any establishment at one time or another. The one thing that has stayed the same since we have been there is Janet ,the director. She has been a constant and seems to have a good eye for staff members. My son has had positive relationships with all his teachers there.

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★★★★★

I started taking my son to Whizz Kids after he had been bitten 10 times at Kids N Us in Lynnwood(whole other story, would not recommend them to my worst enemy). My son was so much happier at Whizz Kids. Abida is amazing with the children, they absolutely love her. They have an engaging cirriculum and keep the kids active. They have one of the best menus I have seen at the 3 different daycares I have used. Fresh healthy creative meals. I think turnover happens at any establishment at one time or another. The one thing that has stayed the same since we have been there is Janet ,the director. She has been a constant and seems to have a good eye for staff members. My son has had positive relationships with all his teachers there.

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How couldn't I love this place? The staff is great and caring (my son is in love with Abida, and I am too) and knows a lot about kids. I leave my son and go to work feeling totally certain that my son will have fun and learn tons of things. I visited many daycares before deciding for Whizz Kids and I did not regret one minute. It's the best one by far.

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★★★★★

How couldn't I love this place? The staff is great and caring (my son is in love with Abida, and I am too) and knows a lot about kids. I leave my son and go to work feeling totally certain that my son will have fun and learn tons of things. I visited many daycares before deciding for Whizz Kids and I did not regret one minute. It's the best one by far.

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Well, I too was very thrown off by the first review. I do however understand that not all schools are for all kids. This school is the best fot for my son, by far. We tried "regular" pre school and the teacher assaulted my son the first week. Then we went the Montessori route and the laundry list of rules that went along with "freedom of choice" was too much for my son. Whizz kids is just the perfect fit. The friendliest staff I have dealt with. Enormous rooms with playful staff and tons of toys.(And a newly planted play yard). Has a great cultural flair as well. I love the fact that there is a cook who makes them lunch too. And cost wise, the cheapest place we have attended. Very highly recommended. I really sense that individuality and the spirit of a child are valued here.

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★★★★★

Well, I too was very thrown off by the first review. I do however understand that not all schools are for all kids. This school is the best fot for my son, by far. We tried "regular" pre school and the teacher assaulted my son the first week. Then we went the Montessori route and the laundry list of rules that went along with "freedom of choice" was too much for my son. Whizz kids is just the perfect fit. The friendliest staff I have dealt with. Enormous rooms with playful staff and tons of toys.(And a newly planted play yard). Has a great cultural flair as well. I love the fact that there is a cook who makes them lunch too. And cost wise, the cheapest place we have attended. Very highly recommended. I really sense that individuality and the spirit of a child are valued here.

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Wow I was surprised and disappointed to read last rating for Whizz Kids. I found their staff to be wonderful and caring. My child loved to go to day care everyday and he wasn't like that in other facilities that he attended in the past. He learned how to read and write all of his letters and numbers at Whizz Kids. I couldn't have been more happy and I am a hard one to please!!!

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★★★★★

Wow I was surprised and disappointed to read last rating for Whizz Kids. I found their staff to be wonderful and caring. My child loved to go to day care everyday and he wasn't like that in other facilities that he attended in the past. He learned how to read and write all of his letters and numbers at Whizz Kids. I couldn't have been more happy and I am a hard one to please!!!

Pros: Large play area for kids, they are well cared for

Cons: high staff turnover but always high quality caregivers

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Sadly, the quality of care has dramatically dropped at this agency. In the last year there has been a nearly 90% turn over rate in staff. Most of the current staff spend more time talking to each other than the children. The rooms are not well organized and the learning supplies old. Not worth the high price tag, others in the area are less expensive and better.

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★★☆☆☆

Sadly, the quality of care has dramatically dropped at this agency. In the last year there has been a nearly 90% turn over rate in staff. Most of the current staff spend more time talking to each other than the children. The rooms are not well organized and the learning supplies old. Not worth the high price tag, others in the area are less expensive and better.

 

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