Prospect Group Family Daycare
Review from the Spring 2023 Early Education SurveyReview: Our kid went here from 18mo through 29mo and loved it here. he talks about the other kids and the teachers and the play all the time. The head teacher and owner's mom works there too and cooks the kids tasty, produce-heavy organic meals for lunch and snacks each day. they have a private backyard with LOTS to do. Drop off and pick up are both one-hour windows (8am-9am, and 5pm-6pm), so the timing is very flexible. We would definitely send another kid here! Amenities: Has outdoor space, Provides meals, will potty train with you! What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? nothing comes to mind
Best daycares in Prospect Heights?Absolutely love Prospect Group Family Daycare at Washington and Bergen. Our son has been there since he was 7 months old (now 23 months) and thrived. It's a small, brownstone run daycare with kids from 5months - 3 years.
Best daycares in Prospect Heights?We also loved Prospect Group Family Daycare (Miss Stacy’s) and have sent both of our children there (now 5.5 and 3) for their infant and toddler years. Their care is excellent, and we especially loved the vegetarian lunches made for them and their backyard play area (water play in the summer is amazing). Our kids thrived there. Highly recommend!!
Best daycares in Prospect Heights?Prospect Group Family Daycare on Bergen between Washington and Underhill (Miss Stacy’s is what everyone calls it) is amazing. It’s a small family-run daycare that is full of love, kindness, and TLC. Once we leave in the fall for a 3’s program, our daughter will have been there for 2 years, and we love how she’s flourished there. We’ve also had the opportunity to meet a lot of the other parents of children there, and my daughter (and my partner and I) have made a lot of friends that have endured even after kids have left the program (some have departed for 2s and 3s programs). If you want a place that gives a ton of updates on an app, this isn’t the place for you, but my preference is that their focus is on taking care of my child rather than taking photos and posting on an app.
Review from the 2020–2021 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K SurveyReview: We absolutely loved PGFDC and Ms Stacy. Our son went for a full year (but would have been longer if not for Covid). We had such a great experience - they were so welcoming and helpful with the transition process. He learned so much and made so many friends. We loved that it is a small facility (no more than 12 kids) and has a great outdoor space. This was especially useful in the summertime when they could play with the water table or sprinkler on hot days. We also greatly appreciated the fact that they provide all meals! Eating the same food as his friends definitely helped his eating habits. But the best part of our experience was how much they helped with potty training! I can't thank them enough for this and wouldn't have been able to do it on my own. We would recommend this place to anyone. Facility amenities: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program? Maybe more communication about daily activities? I believe they do this with younger kids though Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? They do temp checks every morning and communicated well when there was a covid case (only 1 in a whole year). However, masks are not mandatory inside.
Prospect Group Family DaycareOur son went to Prospect Group Family Daycare and had such a fantastic experience. From Day 1, Miss Stacy welcomed him in with open arms, and was consistently making sure he felt comfortable there. Miss Lashon also worked very closely with him, and helped create an environment in which he was continually motivated to learn and develop social skills with his daycare friends. They also helped tremendously with potty training, which we are eternally grateful for. We would strongly recommend Miss Stacy's daycare to anyone!
ISO: Family day careWe love Prospect Group Family Daycare on Bergen St.
Daycares in the neighborhoodJust wanted to throw another small private home daycare out there: we've been going to "Prospect Group Family Daycare" on Bergen btw Washington & Underhill since September and have had a great experience. It is run by Ms. Stacey who is so welcoming and enthusiastic. I believe there are currently only 8 kids and 2 caregivers, and my son just LOVES going there. My favorite part is that they serve a hot lunch every day (and provide snacks, too!). They also have their own backyard. They don't have much of an online presence but I'd be happy to answer any questions. We were lucky enough to tour pre-Covid because they do not allow anyone inside now.
2019-2020 Year ReviewThis is a small, Montessori-based family daycare with mixed ages (currently about a dozen children between 6 months and 2+ years) with four teachers, including Ms. Stacey, who runs the daycare. All staff members are involved, attentive, and passionate about the children. Ms. Stacey has been the right mix of prescriptive and cooperative, giving us tips on transitioning our baby to solids and accommodating our requests. The atmosphere is homey and comfortable. … About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals … What would you change? It's a bit far from subway stations, and although the teachers provide some instruction, story time, etc., the range of activities may be a bit limited for older children.
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyLength of time: Full time (5 days) Child’s Age: e/preschool with multiple classes and teachers REVIEW: This is a wonderful day care in a very nondescript building. The teachers really love the kids and have a well-developed educational philosophy that is slightly Montessori in nature. All of the materials are a kid height and accessible. My older son went here for two years, and they did a great job helping him learn prosocial behaviors like sharing, training, talking about feelings, waiting your turn, etc. The facility consists of two attached playrooms, a kitchen/eating space, and an outdoor play area. In the summer, the kids grow tomatoes and lettuce, and on hot days they set up a water table under a shade structure that the kids just love. They allow for two day transition, which feels a little short but seems to work fine. The director has always had great guidance for us, pushing us to get rid of our son's pacifier and helping us with potty training. They hold parent teacher conferences at the end of each year, and give feedback on the kids' milestones. My daughter who has been there for six months needs physical therapy, and they have arranged to have a physical therapist come to the daycare. The main downside I see to this daycare is that there is no separate sleeping area. They have always made it work, and both my children learned to sleep very well there, but it would be great if the little ones could have a place to sleep that was completely separate. That said, I think that learning to sleep there has made them both excellent sleepers who can sleep through anything. The staff is also better as educators than administrators, and you need to stay on top of your paperwork and any closure days, because they might forget to give reminders. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
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