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    Etienne's Family Day Care (Myriam Etienne)
    6th Ave, between Prospect and 16th St
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    10% discount to Park Slope Parents members for full-time enrollment.

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 13-Oct-2017
    Subject:  review of Etienne Family Daycare
    Comment:  My 2 year old daughter has been attending Etienne for close to a year. Myriam and her assistant Vanessa have been such a gift to our family. They provide extended hours to us which is hard to find for daycare (I needed 7pm pickup because of work/commuting). They take the kids out on "adventures" each day- from trips to Prospect Park, the Community Garden, to seeing live music at a local coffee shop or the library, daily trips to local playgrounds, and even have music classes. I love that they get the kids out and they aren't sitting around a room all day, especially when the weather is beautiful. I pick up a happy, giggling girl each day and know she is in the best of hands. Myriam is an amazing communicator (and former educator) and is very tuned into my daughter and her needs. She also has supported us through transitions (pacifier weaning and potty training). Her assistant, Vanessa is also amazing. We couldn't ask for 2 kinder, lovely people to be taking care of our daughter. They have truly been a gift to our family!
    Reviewed by
    On 22-Aug-2015
    Subject:  superb, small in-home hoping to add two more tots
    Comment:  Our beloved daycare provider has been essentially a third parent to our daughter since she was 6 months old. From day one, she has exhibited remarkable tenderness, thoughtfulness, and joy about caring for our child. It's clear that caring for small children is her vocation. She has more than a decade of experience in the field, first working in early childhood education and then as a childcare provider.Myriam's daycare is located on 6th Ave. and 16th Street. At the moment, she (and another lovely part-time worker) look after three children, ranging in age from 1.5 to 2.5. She is hoping to add two more children to the program who fall within this age range, as she plans to initiate a more "preschool" type curriculum in the fall. As it is, Myriam encourages each aspect of the children's development, with circle time, daily outdoor play in the playground or nearby community garden, weekly visits to song and story time at the library, and creative activities as well as free play throughout the day.Myriam's most distinguishing among her many wonderful characteristics is her total transparency in communication. She truly wants the best for each child and is eager to engage with parents when something seems amiss. She is totally open to feedback about changes that can be made in approaches to one's child, which feels like such a gift from this mother who is also a teacher and knows how valuable this can be.
    Reviewed by
    On 29-May-2015
    Subject:  Recommendation: Child Care - Etienne Family Child Care
    Comment:  We have been with Myriam for 6 months now, and could not ask for a better child care provider. She is very intuitive to the children's needs, is very kind and encouraging and has the patience of an angel. I have never seen her get frustrated and really takes care of the children as her own. She has a great relationship with the parents as well, and always communicates any concerns or recommendations, and is very easy to talk to. I cannot say enough great things about Myriam, she really is a God send to our family!
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Feb-2010
    Subject:  2009 Day Care/ Preschool Review
    Comment:  Â—Length of time (Full or Part Days & 2,3,or 5 days/week) - 4 days a week—What year(s) does your review cover? 2008-2009 (the year just ending) only—How old is/was your child(ren) when they attended the preschool/daycare/playgroup? 2-3 years—Review of experience? The care givers at this family day care programs are loving, kind, supportive, and highly responsible. This is a day care program that functions also as a playgroup because a small number of children participate on a regular basis so the children all know one another. The program is in the home of the day care owner. While it is a small space, it is laid out with a variety of toys and books. Music is playing constantly, children do a variety of art projects and activities, and on special occasions the children bake and do celebratory activities. The children are outside at least once a day where they venture to the neighborhood park, library, and garden. Our son had a difficult time transitioning into the program but the staff were incredibly gentle and supportive throughout the process and continue to be whenever our son is having a particularly difficult time. The head of the program communicates very directly and clearly with us about how our son is doing in the program and ways we can help him when he's experiencing any kind of life transition (new sibling, toilet training, etc).—Would you recommend? Highly recommend—Piece of advice? Whether it's by visiting the program while in session, speaking to the providers and staff, or getting feedback from other parents, try to get a sense of the feel for the program to determine if it's the environment best suited to your child and his/her needs.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Feb-2010