Kids Run Around Daycare [seems to be out of business 6.21]
2019-2020 Year ReviewThis is in a colorful and sunny brownstone. The Director will engage in friendly conversation and provide feedback about your child which was good. But overall communication was poor between director and caregivers. This resulted in my infant being fed solids that were not on our safe list even after conversations and written notification of allergies and what was safe to give my child. Another family told me their child was fed someone else’s cows milk for nearly a week because they kept forgetting to tell them that their child ran out of milk and they should bring more. I would not bring my child back. … About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals … What would you change? Basic communication between director and staff must improve
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveySmall "in-home" type daycare with small group of kids and good child-caregiver ratio. Caregivers are nurturing, flexible, and invested in the kids. We learned so much with this daycare, and we followed their lead on potty training! Indoor and outdoor space is bright and cheery. Emphasis on child-led play and learning. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours, Provides meals.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyMy child LOVES the people, outdoor space and plentiful toys. She likes the food and other kids, esp the different ages. She doesn’t love to be there after 6, she is usually by herself, with the Director (but in a pinch is ok) About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals. What would you change? Someone who works after 6 besides the Director - she’s understandably tired by then! A little more variety in food would be nice, and more fruit.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyOur daughter started at KRA when she was 5 months old, and for the past half-year we've been very happy with the program. The caregivers are warm, loving, and extremely responsive, and the space is homey and kid-friendly. It's always a sweet scene at drop-off and pick-up, with all the kids crawling/rolling/toddling around and playing, caregivers reading them books or singing songs, or the owner, Victoria, playing her uke. Fellow parents are very friendly, as well--we recently all gathered for a Friday afternoon happy hour in the space, and it was nice to mingle with everyone. If you're looking for a very structured environment, KRA probably isn't right for you, but if you're looking for a laid-back feel with lots of focus on play and exploration, it might be! We've had a few misunderstandings here and there with communicating food preferences, but overall we are very happy with KRA and plan to keep our daughter enrolled for the foreseeable future. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change? A bit more communication--KRA used to send home daily logs, noting naps, diapers, and food, but they stopped doing this.
Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyAbout the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals Review: Our son has been at Kids Run Around on Warren Street between 4th and 5th Ave since he was 3.5 months old. The daycare provides breakfast, lunch and snack with organic food and milk (they shop at the PS food co-op), cool toys and new toys, art projects, creative fun, music, dancing, pretend play, sensory exploration, vigorous physical activity, a robust environment filled with air and light, and experienced caregivers. The facility is in a townhouse and meticulously maintained/cleaned with safe products (the second winter our son was there he didn't get sick once and I don't think many kids did). What sold me (as it's super hard to leave your baby with someone) was when my son backed his little tush up to sit on my lap so I could read him a book. They read A LOT of books at KRA. He has also come home knowing nursery rhymes, songs and games.The owner, Victoria Olson, has periodic get togethers at the daycare for the parents and kids to spend time together in the kids' daily space. I've toured a good number of daycares in the area and I recommend KRA without hesitation. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? The program was relatively new when we joined (as compared to some others in the Slope) so there were some bumps at times (e.g., sleeping style, formula), but we've seen a willingness to listen to feedback and improve.
Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyAbout the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals, Willing to work with parents on dietary, diapering, sleep, and other issues. While they need to keep some kind of a schedule, they also realize that one size does not fit all. Review: In-home daycare with kids ranging from infants to pre-k. Play-based learning where the kids get to interact with each other and enjoy the lovely outdoor space; a safe and loving environment that feels soothing and light-filled. My oldest loved being able to "play" all day without realizing he was learning his letters, numbers, science, potty training, etc., and he loved the people--the staff is truly top notch. He loved being able to play outside if he wanted to, even on the cold days and the snowy ones. Meals were all prepared at school, and he loves the food there--in fact, he tells me that he would like me to prepare my broccoli and sweet potatoes just like they do at school. I don't know that there is anything he didn't like.
Review submitted via the PSP Daycare/Preschool 2016 Survey1-2 years Review: My son has been at Kids Run Around since he was 4 months old. He clearly loves it there, smiles and gets excited when he sees his "teachers" every morning. They have always responded quickly to concerns, and are diligent about updating me at pick-up on how he was during the day. My husband and I are very comfortable putting our son in their care during the day--they have truly made our lives easier as parents. Advice: I know some daycares don't allow this for security reasons, but I found it extremely helpful to visit our daycare while children were there during the day. I was able to see the environment first-hand, and gauge how comfortable I felt sending my son there.
Review Submitted via 2014-2015 Daycare/Preschool Survey:Length of time: Full Time, 5 days Child’s Age: 1-2 years2-3 years Type of facility: Private, small daycare/playschool experience run out of a person's home with a very small number of childrenGroup-Family daycare with a max of 12 kidsThere is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility. REVIEW: Play-based philosophy; kids currently range in age from 4 months to 3.5 years. Great staff/child ratio; generally there are at least 4 adults there for a maximum of 12 kids. Ground floor and parlor floor of a brownstone; owners live upstairs. Kids all play together inside and outside (garden with toys and small playground), but there are plenty of quiet rooms for the infants to nap or play separately. Kids are fed breakfast, lunch, and snack. Very clean facility with great natural light; lots of toys and books. My kids (nearly 2 and 3.5) come home every day talking about the characters and scenarios from the books they're reading. The owner (Victoria) is lovely, warm, and passionate, and does a great job hiring caregivers with a similar attitude. They let the kids explore and be themselves. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Re: Daycare recommendationComment: Just wanted to give a quick shout out to PS Kid Care, also known as Kids Run Around daycare on Warren between 4th and 5th. It is brand new, no website yet, and [my daughter] (my 13 month old) has been going for a month now and loves it. As do I! They are super in tune with her needs and have her napping regularly (something I could never accomplish) and feed her a great menu of organic whole foods and home made treats like banana pancakes! Yummy! Anyhow the space is beautiful the lower level is the office, entrance/stroller storage and nap room and the upper level is a big bright playroom (all with padded flooring) and TONS of great toys and books and a little eat in kitchen that overlooks the backyard. The kitchen area is gated off for safety, and there is a very low to the ground kiddie table and chairs with butcher paper that they also use for arts and crafts. The backyard is huge, all equipped with playground tiles for padding and has a little playground in the back. They also have lots of outdoor toys. They plan fun activities for the kids like arts and crafts, will be doing some gardening in the spring, composting, etc. Most importantly they are just so wonderful with [my daughter]. If you know my daughter you know she doesn't instantly take to everyone, and that she has some separation anxiety issues, but she warmed up to this team of three immediately. Victoria, the owner, reminds me a lot of my mother, a very artistic spirit, she is also a massage therapist, and did reflexology on [my daughter] when she had a tummy issue a while back, but she is just so interested in what her little soul needs, always trying to figure her out more and find new activities to foster her interests and stage of development. The other two are super sweet and great with the kids as well, and I am just so pleased to know she is in such a positive environment. They give me full reports in the evening as well as fun pictures and little stories throughout the day, which has really put my mind at ease. In addition to [my daughter] there is a 15 mo old boy an 18 mo old girl and a 7 month old boy, so just 4 at the moment and they can take up to 12 kids. Check it out! :) Reviewed Feb 2015
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