Park Slope KinderCare
Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education SurveyType of facility: Daycare Review: We have had a great experience at Park Slope Kindercare. The Director Lindsay and Assoc Dir Saranda are very present, accessible and responsive. We love the teachers in the infant room! They seem to genuinely care for our son, they are very communicative sending pictures throughout the day, and they do fun activities (finger painting, tasting new foods, introducing new toys each month). We started at a different provider where we experienced teacher turnover, poor communication, and a not very cared for space. I have been so pleased with the leadership and communication, and I can see that they built a strong teaching team that I hope will remain consistent. Definitely recommend! What amenities does the facility provide? Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? The are only two downsides. There are there are not a lot of moments to interact with the teachers, especially because the covid protocols require all children to be picked up and dropped off in the foyer so we never get to see the classroom and usually an aide or one of the leaders is escorting the child to and from the classroom. The second is no outdoor space. They are very good about going outside every day in strollers but it is one trade off to consider.
Advice/feedback on KinderCare in Union streetWe have had a positive experience at KinderCare on Union as well. Our 21 mo old has been there since Aug in one the toddler classrooms. Her vocabulary and recognition of numbers/alphabet/colors has also grown tremendously. She loves her teacher and comes home taking about her. As another has mentioned, Lindsay is the director and she is super responsive and communicative. They serve all meals and snacks and provide everything. Another plus is the hours…we’re able to drop her off between 7-7:30a and pick up goes until 6:30p. [Our daughter] doesn’t look back in the morning and always runs in to any of the aides or teachers. Overall, great start so far!
Advice/feedback on KinderCare in Union streetMy 3.5-year old twins were at the Union St KinderCare for a few weeks in August/September during the break from their camp and beginning school, and we all had a great experience. We chose it out of necessity (the only place I found with consistent, full-time care during that time), but it far exceeded expectations and I wish we were there for longer. The director, Lindsay, is extremely responsive and helpful. They serve all meals and snacks, and the menu seemed varied and healthy. My kids loved being there and were sad to leave. The main negative I have is that the preschool classrooms are in the basement with no windows, and the classrooms seem very small / cramped, but the kids don't seem to mind at all, and they went to the playground or on long walks at least once per day. The facility flooded with Ida, but they were only closed for a few days (Thurs/Friday, reopened the following Tuesday after Labor Day) and communication throughout was great. I chatted with several other families, mostly babies and younger toddlers, at drop-off, and it seemed like everyone similarly was having a good experience. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again for breaks / afterschool if the opportunity arises in the future.
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