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    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:   It's pretty straightforward, very easy going, no hassle.They had a spot for us fast, they do all the meals. There is an app where they send photos of the kids, send messages and send invoices. They take care of my son well and he always seems happy when I pick him up. DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, You pay for how many hours you want. It goes from 8am-6pm. What you would change: Nothing
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  Our son has been at this location since he was 5 months old (he is almost 4). The head teacher is incredibly organized and loving toward the kids while also being no nonsense. The program involves a curriculum kit, but mainly the children do free play along with story and music time. Meals are provided. While there the daycare has assisted us with starting solids, weaning pacifiers and bottles and potty training. The location is open from 8-6 DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, Music class once a week What you would change: Shorter naps as they get older
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Sep-2019
    Subject:  Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool Survey
    Comment:  Our child, F, has been going to Zusin since he was about 10 weeks old, and we have been very happy there. F always grins like a goofball when he sees the caretakers in the morning at dropoff, and gives us the same happy grin when we arrive in the afternoon to pick him up. The caretakers clearly love the kids and care about them as individuals, always letting us know if F was fussy or difficult so we could keep an eye on that after bringing him home (or gushing about him when he's had a good day, which is great - we hear about the good AND the bad). If we show up for pick up a little earlier than usual, we often catch the whole crew outside enjoying the nice weather - it's great to know that they actually make use of their outdoor space. We love that this location is for younger kids only, so we never have to worry about bigger kids playing too rough. It's a small space, but it's just right for wee ones. The caretakers are also very flexible; we use cloth diapers, and when we first enrolled F, it was clear that many of the caretakers hadn't had much experience with them. However, they were open to learning, and soon became pros. Finally, while this is only one of Zusin's many locations, we've had a wonderful experience with Zusin in general. My work schedule is somewhat unreliable, and includes a lot of travel, meaning we often have to tweak our usual weekly schedule to add days here and skip days there. The administrators at Zusin have been great about it, communicating quickly and clearly about when they have extra availability to have F on not his usual days. That kind of flexibility is hard to find! Highly recommend! DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Provides meals What you would change: You will lose your bibs if you don't keep on top of asking for them back!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 16-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Daddy's vs Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  We are not at the exact location, but we use Zusin on 4th Ave. & 11th St. and LOVE it! I got a job very last minute in September and they were so accommodating and supportive as we put my child into daycare for the first time. She is so happy and well cared for. And, they were even willing to accommodate our use of cloth diapers. I'm pretty confident that all of their locations are equally awesome.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 16-Jan-2019
    Subject:  Daddy's vs Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  Each of my 2 kids have been with Zusin on 2nd and 3rd Street from 4 months, making me a Zusin parent for almost 4 years now and I couldn't have better things to say about them. They treat the kids like their own family - they are sweet and kind. They learn all of their quirks, they are very flexible to your preferences, they are helpful in a pinch and many do evening babysitting as well which provides for a nice continuity. My daughter left for pre-school over a year ago and still loves visiting when we bring her brother and talks about all the providers there and how much she loves them.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 23-Nov-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  We chose this place (14th st) because of convienience and space we thought it was clean and airy and had a nice backyard. They are rarely closed and they provide food! My son has been there for 7 months and is happy at drop off and pick up. The providers are mostly positive and warm but a few are a bit gruff. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? The communication hasn’t been great. I also wish they posted pictures somewhere so that we could see our kids during the day.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 23-Nov-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  The location (10th Street & 4th Avenue) is so clean and bright! The caretakers are friendly - our 1 year old has a big smile whenever we mention any of her “teachers’” names. She loves to play outside and take the music classes. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 16-Nov-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Our experience with the 2s room at the 2nd street location has been excellent. My son is so happy with the art projects, being around older kids, and learning basic concepts like colors, letters, shapes, etc. Teachers Lika and Beti are warm, kind, flexible, and organized. They are also working on potty training, but are empathetic and understanding with our son's stubbornness and stalled progress (he JUST turned 2 last month). About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? I am not thrilled that they started potty training him so early, because I feel like it's unnecessary pressure on a new 2. However, he is one of the youngest in the class and I understand that they want to work on them all at once.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 16-Nov-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  My daughter loves Zusin! She's been there for about a year and a half and since day one responded really well to the program structure and daycare providers. The space is always very clean, they provide all food and snacks, they are open on most holidays except for the major ones (the 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc). They send pictures via the app throughout the week and communicate very clearly with us if our daughter wasn't feeling well, or if she was starting to reach a new milestone, etc. They gave lots of hugs and warmth to her, but also maintained a solid structure of a day (Breakfast, nap, crafts, outdoor time, etc). Their backyard is large for the neighborhood and offers play structures, such as swings and play houses. They bring the kids out often in many different types of weather so they get lots of fresh air. They have music classes once a week and during the "school year", they have daily lesson plans (food, colors, vehicles, animals, etc), where they learn about something in particular and do a corresponding craft. My daughter loves taking the crafts home with her at the end of the day. I am so thankful for Zusin's for providing a loving and safe space for our daughter to grow! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? I wish the indoor space was a little larger for the bigger kids, but for the neighborhood, it wasn't bad.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  We love Zusin’s! We moved our child to their 15th Street location when she was 16 months old from a previous daycare. She acclimated incredibly quickly. They have a large backyard where the children play everyday (weather permitting), and the caregivers are so warm, engaging and professional. They follow the Mother Goose “curriculum”, which means daily art activities and story time in different subjects (anything from space to sea). And they have a weekly musician who comes in for music class. They have a regulated day of playtime, naps and eating. Most kids sleep on mats, but since my daughter was one of the younger kids, I had concerns she wouldn’t stay on a mat, they adjusted and brought in a pack and play for her naps. No problem! My daughter loves loves loves it there, and I love the app they use for parents. I get to see pictures of my daughter everyday, and it stores all of her information (check in/out, food, diaper changes, notes, etc). It’s incredibly clean, they provide all food, I get lots of communication from the caregivers, and they almost never close. I love it there! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals. What would you change? Nothing.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  The best thing I can say about the daycare is that every single child (mine included) seems to absolutely love being there, and I've almost never seen a clingy child refuse to part ways with mom/dad in the morning. The teachers are effusive and loving (no grumpy, hate-my-job types), the space is clean and bright. They provide breakfast lunch and snack (healthy for the most part but some kid favorites that wouldn't enter our at-home menu), daily art activity, weekly music class, and outdoor time in the private backyard every day when weather allows. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  We had a fantastic experience with Zusin infant daycare on Prospect Ave, daycare is located in a nice space and the caregivers were fantastic! Everyone was always responsive to any questions we had and generally very easy to deal with. Our son was always so excited when we dropped him off in the morning and had a smile on his face when we picked him up! We started when he was 14 weeks old and went until he was almost 8 months (we ultimately switched to a nanny share for greater flexibility on pick up - I struggled to make the 6 pm time). Overall, I highly recommend! About the facility: Has outdoor space. What would you change? Slightly later pick up option.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Loves Music hour with Rolly Polly Guacamole. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals. What would you change? More pictures of baby at daycare.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Care givers are wondeful and love the kids and are very helpful with information about different phases and how the kids are growing and what new skills they are learning. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  This is an excellent place for daycare. The caretakers are so friendly and seem to genuinely enjoy greeting our child each day. They use an app to update us with photos and to give a daily breakdown of diaper changes, bottles, naps, and other info. I would highly recommend! About the facility: Has outdoor space, 8am - 6pm.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  My daughter loves all of the day care woman. she is so well taken care of and has so much fun. As she got older she does more formal projects. the place is low stress and easy to communicate with. i have loved my experience. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Our daughter started at Natlaya's at 3 months old, and their caregivers have become like family to us. They provide a healthy (often homemade) breakfast and lunch as well as fresh fruit and organic snacks. They have a musician that comes in once a week and if weather permits they are outside playing in the the backyard most days. For the older kids they have started incorporating Mother Goose Time activities and crafts into the day. The environment is a mix of young babies (3 mos+) and older kids (up to two) which has its pros and cons. We could not be happier with our experience at Natalya's and would highly recommend it for 3mos - 2.5 years. They do a great job of engaging the older kids, but there is currently no formal curriculum in place if that is something you're looking for. If you're just looking for an extremely loving and caring environment - this is the best place! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, It is not on the DOE schedule and is open all but a few holidays. They also do the best to accommodate all families during snow days.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Very caring environment. The caregivers have all been amazing! Our daughter is almost 2 and has been there since she was 4 months old. She's learned so much, and is happy every day we drop her off. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours, Provides meals, The daycare has been very accommodating with our schedule.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Our child has been there for three months (3-6 months old). He is so happy and ww feel he gets a lot of sincere love and care. The other kids are sweet amd we feel there is enough staff on board to protect him every second. He does engaging activities there, practicing tummy time, sitting up, and other skills. They are super flexible and take feedback, suggestions and questions in a friendly and kind manner. They also offer up suggestions whenever they notice changes or needs for naptime, etc... We love this place and aren't going away :) About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change? I would have less kids in the daycare, but I know there are much less than the max amount in NYC.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 02-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Love it. We are very happy here. Loving care takers and flexible owner. Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 08-Oct-2017
    Subject:  [Spring2017Babies] Daycare in Park Slope?
    Comment:  I have my son in Zusin in the 3rd street location though I know they also have a south slope location. He has been there since he was 11 weeks old, and he is now 4 months old.They have been great with him and communicating what he has done during the day. The owner, Anna, is also very flexible and accommodating.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 29-Jul-2017
    Subject:  Review of Zusin Daycare
    Comment:  My daughter has attended one of the Zusin Family Daycare locations (PPW) since she was 3 months old (she’s two years old now), and our family couldn’t be happier with this decision. She has developed an incredible bond with her caretakers and truly looks forward to the time she gets to spend there with them, as well as with the friends she’s made. She runs to greet everyone at drop off without turning back. Her caretakers seemingly take great pride in their jobs and develop a unique and special relationship with all of the children, providing them with great social emotional support and development opportunities. Almost daily art and simple learning activities are done with the children (dependent on age and interest, of course) and they offer a music class once per week. The location my daughter attends has a great outdoor space in the back with playground equipment, room to run around, and water-based sensory play during the summer months. Meals are provided (dependent on age) and they use an electronic system for signing your child in and out, and for providing daily updates and pictures from their day. Although leaving my first-born infant at daycare was difficult in the beginning, once we’d both had time to adjust, it became clear that Zusin was the right choice and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Apr-2017
    Subject:  ISO information and feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  I can't recommend them enough! My six year old went when she was five months old until 3; my son is starting there in two weeks. We love them. Especially Mila in the 2nd st location and Edita in the 3rd street location. They are super sweet, very caring, but not pushovers.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Re: ISO information and feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  We also are having a great experience with Zusin. My son has been at 2nd street toddler location for over a year and I have nothing but good things to say about teachers and how it is run. The kids get plenty of unstructured play time yet there is clearly lots of learning and social skills happening based on what I see when my kid comes home. They provide food and are open throughout the vast majority of DOE holidays.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 29-Dec-2016
    Subject:  Re: Daycare that charges by the hour?
    Comment:  Zusin Family Daycare charges by the hour. They have locations in South Slope. When my son went there we did 3 days a week 5 hours each day and if I recall the hourly rate was 12 dollars. Feel free to contact me if you want to hear more about that daycare.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 30-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Re: Day Care - 10 month old SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
    Comment:  Thanks to all who responded [...] In the end, we ended up going with Zusin's Day Care - which a park slope parent had recommended- a place I hadn't even heard of so THANK YOU. My son has been there for about a month and we like it so far. I liked the fact that the place where the kids hang out is carpeted and restricted - no shoes. the location (the one on 3rd street between 5&6) is very clean - i feel like they're always cleaning! they clean the toys daily too. the kids seemed happy when i toured the location. i like their sign in/out app that tell you when they nap, change a diaper and eat (and how much and what) and what mood they were in that day. you also get pics on the app sometimes of their day. very cute. i follow along daily. i like the food they've been feeding him. sounds healthy. they also go out into the backyard to play everyday - weather permitting. Anyway, so far - so good. I toured other places around the neighborhood but in the end, went with my gut.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 30-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Re: Day Care - 10 month old SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
    Comment:  Is there a reason you're not considering Zusin Family Daycare? They are wonderful! My daughter went there, and we'll be send our son in January. It's tough to get in, but really great caregivers.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Jan-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  I am thrilled with our experience at the 320 2nd street location so far. The group is all toddlers. The caretakers, Vika, Mari, Mila are kind, caring, and patient and the owner Anna is prompt in responses, organized, and accommodating. My son is picking up lots of new skills, words, and is able to follow more and more instructions. I am particularly grateful how understanding and kind the teachers have been with helping my son's separation anxiety at drop off. Majority of the mornings, one of the teachers is able to walk over when we come in and with a smile and much patience take my son directly from my hands and carry him. We are always reassured that he is well cared for when during pick ups he is no rush to leave and we have to entice him to go home! And whenever I check in with Vika during the day, she happily let's me know how the day is going and what my son is up to, often with a photo. I also like that this center does not use time outs for disciplining, and does not do any screen-time instruction/entertainment. They prepare all meals, so there is nothing we need to pack in the mornings and it seems that my son eats better and more consistently there with the group than at home. They don't do written reports. Instead, one of the teachers would usually briefly tell us how the day went. At times, I wish I had something written because I forget to ask for an update on one or another particular thing. Ultimately though, the oral reports work fine and if I had to choose between teachers spending time on meals, play, instruction, or written reports - for me those would be last on the list anyway.
    Reviewed by
    On 29-Dec-2015
    Subject:  Daycare Center review
    Comment:  We love Zusin so much. Our daughter has been with them since she was 8 months. The teachers on 3rd street were affectionate, caring and loving. She quickly adapted to the routine of the day and thrived in their care. When she could walk they moved her to the 2nd street location. Her teachers (Mari, Jagoda and Natasha) are so loving and caring. At 15 months now she runs over to give them hugs upon arrival and they're always beaming happily when she comes in. She's learned so much in their care and comes home each day with new things to say and show us. We feel very lucky to have found such a lovely place for my daughter to learn and grow each day.
    Reviewed by
    On 22-Nov-2015
    Subject:  Review Submitted via Fall 2015 Daycare/Preschool Survey
    Comment:  PROGRAM: 323 3rd street TIME: full time 5 days a week AGE: < 1 year REVIEW: The location is not the best as it is inside a brownstone i.e. up a set of stairs and at the end of the hallway on the first floor. There is another tenant adjacent to the daycare who smokes and plays extremely loud music. The daycare folks have installed insulation to help. The personnel is pleasant enough. My 4 month old is fed well and is happy and clean at pick up. I don't know if I will keep her there past her 12 months as I prefer a setting where the caregivers' primary language is English. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN? Maybe
    Reviewed by
    On 27-Aug-2015
    Subject:  South Slope day cares?
    Comment:  I highly recommend Zusin Family Daycare. My daughter has been attending Zusin for nearly a year, from the time she was 4 months old. The staff is great - warm, friendly and personable. Anna, the owner, is professional and kind - exactly the sort of team I want and need to care for my beloved. The space is clean and cheerful; I really can't say enough great things about my experience there.
    Reviewed by
    On 01-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Length of time: Full Time Child’s Age: < 1 yearType of facility: Private, small daycare/playschool experience run out of a person's home with a very small number of childrenThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: We have been very happy sending our child to Zusin - they really care for the kids as if they were their own. They offer advice without being pushy and are open to parents preferences and needs for their child. They provide daily "report cards" updating you on basics like feedings and naps, but also generally take the time to chat and let you know how the day has gone. My little one is always happy at drop off and pick up, which I always find reassuring.Would you recommend? Highly recommendWould you send your child again? Absolutely
    Reviewed by
    On 01-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Length of time: Full Day, 5 days a week Child’s Age: 1-2 yearsType of facility: Private, small daycare/playschool experience run out of a person's home with a very small number of childrenZusin has a small daycare feel but multiple locations. This ensures a wonderful, consistent set of back up care as needed.There is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: My daughter has been attending Zusin Family Daycare since she was 6 months old. We chose Zusin for a few reasons: 1) the owner, Anna, is a mom and sends her own daughter to one of the locations, and was a fellow working/nursing mom 2) the emphasis on outdoor play 3) commitment to healthy, organic meals 4) the cleanliness of the space 5) just the right amount of daily structure--based on your child's needs At "school," my daughter has grown from a happy baby to a wonderful 18 month old kid. We are constantly amazed at how much love and attention she gets from her teachers--they know her as an individual and take great pride in her accomplishments.Would you recommend? Highly recommendWould you send your child again? Absolutely
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    On 01-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Program: Location for kids <2 years old Length of time: Full, 5 days/week Child’s Age: < 1 yearType of facility: Private, small daycare/playschool experience run out of a person's home with a very small number of childrenThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: My daughter has been at Zusin Family Daycare since she was ~3.5 months old. The site she goes to is for children <2 only. The ratio of child:caregiver is between 2:1 and 3:1 at the location she goes to. One of things I like the best about Zusin is that the age of the caregivers varies. It creates a nice balance of energy and experience. My other favorite thing about them is how organized, professional and responsive they manager, Anna Zusin, is. Honestly that was the main thing that made me choose them over others in the neighborhood. She is very organized, professional, and communicates well. I cannot say enough good things about the quality of care that my daughter has received there - they truly care for the kids, and I feel like they are part of my "team" in caring for my daughter. Especially as a first time mom, I really have appreciated being able to talk about my daughter with them and discuss routines, behavior, etc. I had go to on a business trip when she was 6 months old and knowing how much she is cared for there made me feel less terrible about being away! They give a little report for each day, how much she ate, slept, pooped, etc. They have little parties once in awhile and take pictures and share them with the parents. (i.e. Halloween) Our daughter also took her first steps at daycare and one of the ladies recorded it with her phone and couldn't WAIT to show me the video when I picked her up - and of course emailed it to me. It was so sweet. They are just so caring all the way around. I am so glad that we went with them!Would you recommend? Highly recommendWould you send your child again? Absolutely
    Reviewed by
    On 01-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  Length of time: Part time 2 days/week Child’s Age: 2-3 yearsType of facility: Privately run daycare/preschool with multiple classes and teachersThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: Our son attended Zusin full time, 5 days/week from age 4 months to age 2 years & 2 months. We were extremely happy and satisfied while he was a little baby. Various things began happening that we were not happy with so we decided he would attend 2 days/week and have a nanny 3 days/week. We never doubted his safety and the love he received from the ladies at Zusin, but there is incredibly high turnover among the staff, overcrowding of children, and dishonest answers/withholding of information by providers to parents. I believe the owners do the best they can, and are good at what they do, but with more attention/communication with the guardians/parents, accepting less children, and perhaps investing energy/money/time into their staff, they would be amazing caregivers - because their hearts are in the right place.Would you recommend? Recommend with reservationsWould you send your child again? Maybe
    Reviewed by
    On 01-Aug-2015
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool survey
    Comment:  This member has reviewed this facility in a prior yearLength of time: Full time, 5 days a week Child’s Age: 1-2 yearsType of facility: Private, small daycare/playschool experience run out of a person's home with a very small number of childrenThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility.REVIEW: I adored this daycare when my son was very young. They gave me so much advice about feeding and other milestones, and were always open about any issues. My son attended from 16 weeks until he was 18 months old, when he was too mobile and active to be in a daycare for babies. I'd send a second kid here in a heartbeat, and was really bummed the toddler location was too far for him to transfer to.Would you recommend? Highly recommend
    Reviewed by
    On 04-May-2015
    Subject:  Re: Daycare suggestions
    Comment:  Zusin family daycare is great! We aren't at the location by you, but everyone I know at any of their locations is happy with them. Look them up on the PSP main page, I only have our location's info. I can't speak to a wait list as it didn't seem to be an issue, but I might have been lucky.
    Reviewed by
    On 22-Nov-2014
    Subject:  Review from the 2014 Daycare/Preschool Survey
    Comment:  Length of Time: full time 8:30-5:30 Child's Age: Review: The teachers at Zusin couldn't be more patient and caring towards the children. They inform the parents (about the children under 1yr) about their BM's, food intake, nap and mood every day on a piece of paper. They have a separate dark space for children to nap in pack and plays, a carpeted play space, eating area and outdoor area. They are incredibly clean (no shoes on carpet, wash hands at pick up in the restroom vs the kitchen sink) and knowledgeable in the caring of children. As this is my first child they always offer up tips on her diet, sleep routine and overall well being. It can sometimes feel pressured, but i think it's a culture difference and is always done with good intent. My daughter has grown developmentally with leaps and bounds since joining Zusin. I couldn't be happier...and i'm already sad at the prospect of her growing too old for the program. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot): Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
    Reviewed by 2014Reviews
    On 18-Nov-2014
    Subject:  2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP review
    Comment:  Child's Age: 1-2 years Review: We've had a great experience at Zusin. Our son seems very well cared for. They get him to take naps amazingly. He's really thrived under the small, attentive environment. A cool perk is that they bring in a musician once a week to sing to the kids. And have a nice backyard. Our son started going there at about 4 months, and has slowly transitioned into being one of the older kids there at 1. The only thing I'd note is that it's a pretty small facility, so once he really starts walking, I think we'll have to find another option that's close by. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Maybe
    Reviewed by
    On 17-Aug-2014
    Subject:  Re: ]: South Slope Day Care
    Comment:  Our 11-month old goes to Zusin Family Day Care, on 4th avenue between 11th street and 12th street. I like them a lot. They have some activities, they are nice and helpful. I would recommend them. I would also say that not sure you are going to find day cares that do a ton of structured activities with children this young. They are very attentive to each child's needs.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Jul-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP Survey
    Comment:  Review date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year)Program: Length of time: Full Time Child's age: < 1 yearReview: Our 5 month old son has been going to Zusin on 4th Ave part-time for about two months. We anticipate he will go full-time very soon. This is our first child. We love Zusin. Maya and Natasha are wonderful (as is Anna, the owner) and truly care about the children. The space and backyard are great and I have only two small complaints for now: it's very hot in the nap room (and babies are especially supposed to sleep in cooler environments) and if our son wakes during his nap (which usually happens after 45 mins bc that's a baby's natural sleep cycle) the women have to get him bc if he makes any noise they are afraid the other sleeping children will wake. This makes sense but is slightly frustrating bc he can usually fall asleep after a little fussing for a longer nap in our care. Also, the building and front door area are NOT conducive to strollers so we are using the Ergo to/from which is fine for now but will suck in the summer. In any event, these things don't matter as much as the fact that our partner and I are confident that our boy is getting love and attention in a safe and happy environment. It's also wonderful that they group same aged children together so they 'grow up' together. The other thing about Zusin (if you will be at the 4th Ave location) that could be a potential turn-off is the fact that some of the caregiver's English is very poor. This makes communicating challenging and frustrating at times.Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Jul-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP Survey
    Comment:  Review date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year)Program: Length of time: 4 days/week Child's age: 1-2 yearsReview: Zusin is conveniently located for South Slope residents, which is helpful if you are running late for early morning drop offs or evening pick ups. The caregivers are fabulous (Maya is the head caregiver and has lots of experience from Zusin's other location(s)). And the space feels cozy and clean. My son loves going. If I had any constructive criticism, it would be for more feedback and assistance with transitions (e.g., weaning off bottle).Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Jul-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP Survey
    Comment:  Review date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year)Program: Length of time: Full and part time (we are doing 4 days a week) Child's age: 1-2 yearsReview: The daycare teachers are caring and lovely. It seems that they really care about the child. They give you a report in the end of each day about what s/he ate, how s/he slept and overall experience in the daycare. They have a large space for play and another outside, with a separate room where the kids sleep. They provide food, and it is often ok, but I would like to see more healthy options, or at least more veggies. My kid loves going there, never wants to come home, so I guess that's says a lot.Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 08-Jul-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP Survey
    Comment:  Review date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year)Program: Length of time: Full Time Child's age: 1-2 yearsReview: Our son has been at Zusin for nearly a year and we are very happy there. It is ideal for young children. The caregivers are very warm and I know they truly love the kids. They are enthusiastic and patient. The facility is very safe - one large room to play in, a separate room for activities and naps, and a large outdoor space to play.Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Jun-2013
    Subject:  Review: Zusin Daycare
    Comment:  My daughter has been attending Zusin Daycare on 4th Avenue for 4 months now. There are just so many wonderful things I can say about this place! Anna (the owner) has gone out of her way to work with us when schedules changed and has been extremely amazing in making us feel comfortable leaving out baby in Zusin's care. Maya and Natasha are loving and amazing in every way. They really nurture and love each child and work with them. My daughter was really resistant to crawling but they have worked with her and she is finally starting to take an interest and really try and crawl. They have taught her peek-a-boo and clapping and singing along to songs. They have a beautiful backyard and try to have the children out there as often as possible. At the end of each day they give us a full, detailed report about her day (food, sleep, mood, and even any funny things she may have done). I HIGHLY recommend this place! In addition, every parent and child we have met there have been really nice and lovely!!! Such a great place!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-May-2013
    Subject:  Summary feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  The other thing about Zusin (if you will be at the 4th Ave location) that could be a potential turn-off is the fact that Natasha's English is very poor, but again, if she loves and cares for the children as well as we have witnessed, this is not a big deal. I guess you can't have it all in these situations!
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-May-2013
    Subject:  Summary feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  My daughter has been at both the other locations (3rd St & 2nd St) since they opened 2 years ago, although we live in south slope on 13th st (south location wasn't open when we started). I can only speak to these other locations and Anna and her philosophy and the way her daycares are run, which is, in a nutshell, amazing. I can honestly say they have helped raise my daughter into an awesome little 2 year old - no exaggeration. (Her caregivers come to her birthdays, she talks about them all weekend, loves them all, etc...) But I'm happy to give you more details and get into pros/cons of it over the phone if that helps. I know everyone has different criteria and its a tough choice.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-May-2013
    Subject:  Summary feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  We've had our 22 month old son, at the 2nd street location for the past year and have had a great experience.Things we love are: 1. Staff is very sweet with the kids. 2. They do a variety of activities including music, art, and outdoor time. 3. learning letters, numbers, shapes, colors, etc. 4. Parent group keeps in touch. We've made some good friends among the other parents and we update each other on illnesses and to other issues. 5. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided and are usually good (see #2 below for exceptions). 6. They are super flexible with scheduling. We are always changing our hours and have never had a problem. They allow half days, which is very unusual. 7. Missed hours can be made up within the month. I've never heard of any other day care doing this.Things we don't love: 1. The indoor space is quite small and may not be stimulating enough in another few months. 2. Two days per week we don't like the lunch options (chicken nuggets, french fries, fish sticks) so we send lunch with him.That's all I can think of at the moment. If you have more questions, I'd be happy to answer them.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-May-2013
    Subject:  Summary feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  Our 5 month old son has been going to Zusin on 4th Ave part-time for about two months. We anticipate he will go full-time very soon. This is our first child.We love it! Maya and Natasha are wonderful (as is Anna, the owner) and truly care about the children. The space and backyard are great and I have only two small complaints for now: it's very hot in the nap room (and babies are especially supposed to sleep in cooler environments) and if our son wakes during his nap (which usually happens after 45 mins bc that's a baby's natural sleep cycle) the women have to get him bc if he makes any noise they are afraid the other sleeping children will wake. This makes sense but is slightly frustrating bc he can usually fall asleep after a little fussing for a longer nap in our care. Also, the building and front door area are NOT conducive to strollers so we are using the Ergo to/from which is fine for now but will suck in the middle of July!In any event, these things don't matter as much as the fact that our partner and I are confident that our boy is getting love and attention in a safe and happy environment. It's also wonderful that they group same aged children together so they 'grow up' together.I know this is a daunting process. We looked at 4 different options and Zusin was our top choice.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-May-2013
    Subject:  Summary feedback on Zusin Family Daycare
    Comment:  Thank you all who responded to help us choose Zusin Family Daycare. We just started last week, part time, and are happy with our choice. Our daughter seems well cared for, she likes playing outside and with the teachers, she's napping well, and we get a good rundown each day of her activities.
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