Ladybug Family Daycare
Review from the Spring 2023 Birthing SurveyLocation: 413 Smith St How old was your child when they attended camp this summer? 3 Review: Luckily, my daughter knew several kids at camp and teachers from the neighborhood, so there wasn't a hard transition. But, she also made some new friends. They do lots of crafts, and have regular water days in the backyard, and sometimes St Mary's playground. Teachers sent lots of pictures, which I love. Also, the camp runs all day, which was important for me b/c I work full time. Overall, we were very happy with it. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? They offered an 8th week at the last minute, which we probably would've taken advantage of if we hadn't already planned a trip out of town. Would you like to add anything related to COVID and how the camp handled it? Nope. There was no cases or concerns.
Review from the Spring 2023 Early Education SurveyReview: The staff at Ladybug have been great. George worked with our family when we had a last minute change with my employer that required daycare asap. My daughter absolutely loves going. The team genuinely loves children. They amazingly transitioned her from two naps to one nap with no issue. We have GREATLY appreciated that they provide breakfast, lunch, and snack. It’s a huge weight lifted from us trying to figure that out every day. Amenities: Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Nothing
Daycare in Carroll Gardens Recommendations?We’re a Ladybug ? (Nelson street) family! I cannot say enough good things about the owners and the teachers. our little one has been there since October.
Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education SurveyType of facility: Daycare Review: Loved the caregivers. Communicative and warm. My daughter smiles every day at drop off and pick up. The space is bright and always immaculate. What amenities does the facility provide? Has outdoor space, Provides meals
Carroll Gardens Daycare Recs?My 10 month old is also at Ladybug. Every morning when we get there he gives his teachers a huge smile and waves like a maniac. I think that means he likes being there! At 19 months old, your child would be in the toddler room where they have a set curriculum.
Carroll Gardens Daycare Recs?We just started at Lady Bug, 3 days a week, and our 7mo seems to really enjoy it!
Welcome to the NEW 2018 Kids Group!S. is currently at Ladybug daycare, where he’s been since he was 4 months. We love it and they have made us feel very safe sending him through the pandemic. We just did a quick tour of their preschool and signed him up for next year. How is my baby so old?!?! We potty trained back in June using Oh Crap and they were so helpful, especially since there were only 5 kids still going at the time.
2019-2020 Year ReviewWe love this (family) day care. The caregivers are very caring and the ratio in the infant room is usually 8 kids and 3 caregivers. I feel confident that our son is in a safe, warm and kind environment. They have multiple locations which allows them to bring in Spanish classes, Yoga classes, Music classes and more to the “older” kids class. (Our son moved up around 1 but I’ve not found consistently in when children move up, I’m thinking it’s space.) Our son loves going there and has learned quite a bit - he practices downward dog, he loves to sing and he started walking sooner than I expected for him (emphasis on for him.). I feel like they do a nice job keeping the children busy and engaged during the day. We’ve also started building community there, which took time, but is now paying off. My only complaint is that they moved my son to 1 nap before he was probably ready. I can live with that. Hours are 8-6, which I’ve found very typical. … About the facility: Provides meals
Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyLadybug is a perfectly pleasant daycare. The caregivers are nice and accommodating, and seem to have genuine affection for the babies in their care. My husband told me to type, "Our child has no visible injuries." Anyway, the caregivers are flexible in terms of pick-up and drop-off times, and they really try to work with you, even when your kid is sick (not saying they let sick kids stay at daycare, but that they're not going to go ballistic if it takes you an hour to pick up your sick kid after a vomiting incident). They'll also take up whatever feeding schedule you want, and they'll mix formula for you, if that's what you happen to be using. In terms of naps, they said they would enforce our napping schedule, but it ended up being more like we enforce their napping schedule, which is fine. And they're proactive about suiting our baby for the cold weather when we pick her up—nice not to have to deal with that ourselves. Ladybug offers "report cards" for the first six weeks or so, and now I can tell they're trying to wean me off of the daily reports, because they're beginning to "forget" to put them in my bag. Which is probably for the best, but I still get salty about it. Every other parent I run into during pick-up and drop-off seems really happy about having their kid enrolled. There's an under-2 room and an over-2 room, and the under-2s get LOTS of caregiver attention. Some days it seems like 1-1 attention, though most days it's more like 2-1. There's also an affiliated preschool up the street when your kid ages out of daycare, and the preschool kids always seem elated to see the daycare caregivers, which is probably a good sign. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change? I wish they had an emergency evacuation protocol. I also wish they would stop trying to wean me off of report cards.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyOur daughter always seems happy when we drop her off and is in a good mood at pickup. I feel that the staff is providing good care. They don't seem tired, or stressed, or grumpy, and they're easy to deal with. They don't provide any standard report at the end of the day or any regular progress updates, but if asked they'll answer questions. But you have to ask, otherwise you won't get much feedback. I'm happy with Ladybug and I'd recommend it to a friend. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change? I wish they would take the kids on outings, or walks through the neighborhood (even though I'm sure it's difficult). The outdoor space is very small and I don't know how often it's used. Maybe it's unrealistic given the logistics of herding toddlers, but that's my wish.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyWarm, friendly environment. My almost two years old son has been going since 13 months and loves it. He barely says goodbye when I drop him off. Minimal communication as English is a second language for many of the teachers but they sometimes send pictures. Kind of laid back situation, probably not for parents who want constant information on exactly what their kids are up to every minute of the day. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, Two floors of a house and a small back yard. One floor for babies, the other for toddlers. What would you change? Maybe a bit more structured communications, weekly updates of activities.
Review Submitted via the 2014-2015 Daycare/ Preschool SurveyLength of time: Full Time Child’s Age: < 1 year Type 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: This daycare is pretty simple, which is one reason I like it. They focus on the children, care for them consistently and well, and my daughter is very happy there (and more easily observed, the older babies seem to care for her and greet her every time). The teachers are all friendly with each other, which I think creates a positive environment for the babies, and although there can be a language barrier with one of the caregivers, the other one is always available and eager to answer even the most silly of my questions. I am confident that my daughter is getting incredible care here. For reference, my daughter is 8 months old, has been attending this facility for 5 months, and is in an infant space with about 5 other babies <18 months old. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely