Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: Sacket St Type of facility: Daycare Review: Fabulous. We love them, they love our daughter, our daughter is extremely happy there What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything? Literally nothing. If we could have gotten into their 3k program we would absolutely have kept her there. We are expecting a second child in the fall and when she is of daycare age we will be sending her there as well. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? They've been extremely safe and followed CDC guidelines very well. There was 1 outbreak in October of last year however they caught it fast enough that only 2 children got covid in their facility. They never needed to close because of it.
Review from the Spring 2022 Early Childhood Education SurveyLocation: Park Slope 5th Street Location Type of facility: Daycare Review: Regina's is great. My son loves it there. The daycare has very loving teachers. There's an outdoor space, they do arts and crafts everyday, and the kids seem very engaged. They also provide all meals and snacks, which is incredibly convenient. My son has learned a lot (he knows how to count and sings the alphabet) and is so social; the friendships he formed at Regina's are adorable. We often got to JJ after school to keep the fun going. What amenities does the facility have? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything? I think this is every daycare - but they share germs and often get colds. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school is handling the pandemic? More communication
Day care - Boerum HillI used to live in Boerum Hill (Atlantic and Nevins) and I walked to Reginas on Smith and Bergen. I recommend her daycare - I moved to Gowanus and changed to Reginas Park slope. I have always been happy with their flexibility and pricing. I would reach out the earlier the better! Usually you have to be on a waitlist.
Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education SurveyType of facility: Daycare Review: My son loves Reginas. He runs in happily each day and is happy when I pick him up at night. He seems well cared for and he's clean each afternoon. They don't give a super detailed report of his day each day, mostly just a "he had a good day, ate well, slept well" type of information, but that's good enough for our family. They post lots of pictures on the private facebook group so we can see the activities he did (normally they are posted a day later.) They do lots of crafts, art projects, puzzles. They spend a lot of time outside when the weather is good. Pick up and drop off are very easy, there is a lot of stroller parking. Meals are provided. They are only closed on large federal holidays. What amenities does the facility provide? Has outdoor space, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I'm actually super content with the program. I obviously just wish child care was cheaper, but we pay about $13 per hour when you do the math- and how much less could we charge someone to care for our child? Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? For someone who is a very worried about Covid (although tbh maybe daycare isn't a good fit for the super anxious) Regina's seems a bit relaxed in terms of Covid. Sometimes more than one parent is picking up or dropping off. The adults wear masks but I have seen them unmasked before. They are also somewhat relaxed about sick children- colds are totally fine there, kids are really only sent home if they have a fever or stomach issues like vomit or diarrhea. My son has gone there since March 2021 and they've never had a covid disruption.
Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education SurveyType of facility: Daycare Review: I absolutely loved this daycare. My daughter was there from 18 months to 4.5 years. We kept her there for an extra year because we wanted reliable childcare during the pandemic. The teachers are warm and engaging, the other families were very kind. My daughter flourished during her years there and continues to talk about how much she loved it. What amenities does the facility provide? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? Nothing. It was a great experience for us. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? Safety precautions were great - masks worn by all, signs posted, regular communication if protocols changed. We didn't have any outbreaks and felt very safe sending our daughter there in 2020-2021.
Daycare Recommendations in center slope for 7 month old?I’ve sent two kids to Regina’s on 5th st between 4th and 5th ave. They have good backyard and overall we’ve been very happy with them. Both kids started around that age also (7mos and 6montbs). As a bonus, it’s right next to jj byrne and many families go there after pickup, so you have a built-in socialization to get to know other families better and playmates for your kid.
Review from the 2020–2021 Daycare, Preschool, Pre-K, and K SurveyReview: We loved it here. My daughter started at 16 months and will be there until she starts Kindergarten. The teachers are warm, the kids are all happy. Facility amenities: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals
Big SHOUTOUT for Regina's Daycare in Park SlopeHi PSP Daycare-Seekers! I just wanted to send out a huge shoutout for Regina's Daycare in Park Slope. (There are 2 locations...one on Sackett btwn 4th & 5th Aves, and one on 5th Street right near JJ Byrne.) We've had our daughter there since last summer (excepting, of course, most of March and all summer...we've just brought her back in August), and it's been a wonderful experience since day 1. Tanya, the manager of these locations, is wonderful, thorough, caring, and responsive, and the caregivers are amazing. They were even kind enough to take our almost-5-year-old son for a brief period of respite before his kindergarten year started. They have, quite literally, saved our sanity this month. I have visited both locations, and they are both fantastic. Organized, spotlessly clean, and lots of light. Both have amazing backyard outdoor spaces that are utilized daily as much as possible. Staff is masked but children are not required to wear them. Breakfast, lunch, & afternoon snack provided daily. And they rarely close! I know that Tanya was also open to supporting remote Pre-K & K kids at the 5th Street location this semester, but I'm not sure if there are any available spots left. Just wanted to share an amazing childcare resource in case anyone is looking! No affiliation other than being a super happy customer. :) Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you'd like contact info. Very proud to support this resource.
2019-2020 Year ReviewWe love love love Regina's! Our daughter is in her second year there and we couldn't be happier. She was in the "baby" room last year and the bigger kid room this year. Both are lovely, bright, big, organized spaces with different play and activity areas. There's a great backyard with tons of play equipment and they're outside almost every day. The teachers have been lovely and our daughter has learned so much in the past 2 years. I'd consider them closer to a preschool this year than a daycare - they have a little curriculum, circle time, do art, music, cooking, and go on neighborhood field trips. We're considering keeping her there for a final year before Kindergarten, depending on UPK options. … About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals … What would you change? nothing!
Review from the 2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool SurveyWe are VERY happy with this program. Our son was in the older class, and our daughter is currently in the younger class. ALL the teachers/ providers are extremely warm and nurturing. They go above and beyond. My daughter loves going and has made lots of friends. They have sing alongs and do projects and provide food. We will be sad to leave , as she is heading to preschool next year DETAILS: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals
Half-Day Daycare Options?I’m on kid #2 sending to regina’s on 5th st. Have 5yo daughter who was there from 7 mos till prek. And now 15 mo son who’s been there since 7 months also. No place is perfect but we’ve had good experience and are very happy with it. I think they have great facility, good teachers, working-family-friendly policies (all food included, full year coverage, etc). Added plus is close to jj Byrne so after pickup many families head there in good weather and you have built-in playmates at the playground. Happy to speak directly by phone or in person. One negative - turnover has been a bit high for my taste but I think it’s common among daycares. It’s split - several teachers have been there since the beginning but a few slots keep rotating. It’s a nice community and now all our closest friends (both parents and kids) are from Regina’s.
In-home day cares in North Slope/Prospect HeightsRegina's is fantastic. they have two locations - on Sackett and 5th Street and probably others. I sent my daughter there when she was younger and now several people in my building send their kids there. Tanya runs a tight ship and takes a lot of pride in her daycare. It's really clean, organized, neat, and she hires good people. I don't know if it's affordable or not but i'm sure it's competitive with the others.
Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyMy daughter loves her teachers and the activities they do at Regina’s. It’s cheerful and clean. They prepare reasonably healthful foods though I really wish they would vary the menu a bit more. It alternates from one menu to another every week but basically it’s the same thing over and over again. But it’s beautiful to not have to send food! The teachers are warm and wonderful and my daughter has learned a lot. They also are open almost always which is amazing! Only closed on major holidays. My only real complaint is that while the teachers and management are great with the kids, they could communicate more and more effectively with the parents. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? More communication with the parents. You can request parent-teacher meetings, but it would be nice to have them set up automatically once a year. Or, some sort of short written report once a quarter would be great.
Part-Day Daycare options?I recommend Regina's too! They have several locations in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Boreum Hill. Both of my kids went to the Sackett Street location for 2 years and the teachers were all very loving. They clean, organized, and have a nice backyard.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyWe've been very happy with Regina's. The teachers are patient and lovely, and I really like how the place is smaller and more cozy. I feel like my daughter has learned so much from her time there. The space itself is cheerful and clean. They provide meals which are relatively healthful, though I wish they were rotate the menu a little bit more. The back space is a huge bonus too. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? I think communication with parents could be a little bit better, but overall, it's fine.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyOur son has attended this daycare since turning one and we truly cannot say enough good things about it! The staff are organized, caring, and responsible. There is strong programming each day -- art, music, reading, exploring various age-appropriate themes, etc. The building has a backyard and they play outside as much as possible and are not deterred by the weather! Our little guy practically jumps out of his stroller to get there every morning -- he so clearly loves his teachers and the other students. Also they are open almost all the time (they do not follow the school calendar) and they provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks, which is AMAZING. Cannot recommend enough! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change? Sometimes it's a challenge to get a sense of what they do all day. If you ask at pick-up they tell you about naps and eating but hard to find out more about his day.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyLove this program! Infant teachers are so warm and loving and preschool teacher runs the program so well. Days are well planned, they have outside activities (music, visits to local shops, police/fire department, etc). They prepare all lunch and snacks! About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyThe teachers are loving, consistent, and balance lessons with free play. My daughter looks forward to attending every day and talks about her teachers and classmates constantly. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals. What would you change? I wish it had slightly more space, though they keep the number of students quite small and they use the space wisely.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyA loving environment and well-run and organized owner. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyWe love Regina’s Daycare. The caregivers are super nice and very receptive with helping with any issues that come up. They are also so sweet with the kids. Tanya, who runs the daycare, is also great and usually responds right away to questions. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals. What would you change? It would be nice to have some scheduled time every few months to sit and talk about what we can do to best help our child with certain things, like better eating, potty training, etc. Pick up time is so rushed and with lots of other parents around, that I dont feel like we have as much time to discuss our child’s development as I would like.
Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyMy daughter is very happy there. They read, sing, arts and crafts, play many games, etc. she always comes home singing or has something new to tell me about what she has learned that day. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has early morning hours, Provides meals. What would you change? Nothing
Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyType: Preschool About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals Review: We love this space. It's in a brownstone, so there are three floors and your child moves up as they get older. The teachers are so caring and so involved with the children. They take the kids outside all of the time they have them in engaging activities all of the time. I never feel like my child is sitting staring into space. They have a certified curriculum that they follow so I feel like she's getting an education, or life skills, if you will. We have been there for 2 years and just enrolled our son, so we will be there for 4 more.
Review from the 2016/2017 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten SurveyType: Daycare About the facility: Has outdoor space, Provides meals Review: I feel like my 2 year old is very happy at Regina's. The teachers are all loving but I believe form when they have to be. I love that they provide healthful breakfast, lunch, and snack. They also are open all the time except major holidays which is a big plus. The kids do fun art activities, reading, puzzles, petting zoo day, and go outside often. The class is 12 kids with 3 teachers. Hours are 8am-6pm. What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? I wish they stayed open just a little later.
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyLength of time: Full time Child’s Age: 4-5 years Type 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: Wonderfully run, great teachers, fun environment, healthy meals, terrific all around! Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyProgram: Preschool Length of time: 2 Full Days Child’s Age: 2-3 years Type 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: The teachers are caring and always cheerful. The facility is clean, has large outdoor and indoor play spaces, and the food is organic and nutritious - lots of fruits and veggies provided and consumed. The routine is predictable and comforting, and the kids always seem happy and engaged. Everything is generally age-appropriate though a bit more traditional/structured than my ideal. My son also attended a short progressive preschool program, and I needed more hours in order to cover the time I was working. My son attended this program from 2 years and three months and will stop at three years and four months. He had a very easy transition, always napped well and had a happy time, though he did sometimes say he wanted to go to preschool instead - the open-ended and child-directed activities at preschool were more engaging/fun for him than the more structured circle time, pre-arranged themes at daycare (animal week, beach week, etc.) though I really appreciate the focus on independence that the daycare offered (potty training, cleaning up after snack time, pouring your own water, etc.). He sometimes said he didn't know the names of all of his daycare friends, and now that he is more verbal has explained that at daycare each child takes their own magnatiles and puts them back by themselves whereas at preschool everyone shares the magnatiles and builds things together - which makes him happy and sad, since sometimes people knock down his castle! It seems like preschool emphasized social skills more, and daycare emphasized being happy and taking care of yourself more as well as school-readiness skills like sitting in a circle, waiting your turn, and letters/days of the week, etc. that preschool didn't focus on at all yet. Daycare had more cookie-cutter craft activities (like everyone make a sun) that I didn't think were as valuable as open material exploration, and the teachers sometimes spelled things wrong - including my son's name - which bothered me once he began to recognize the letters in it, but until the past few weeks that really didn't matter much! He thrived in both settings, learning different things in each. I feel lucky we got to do both, and would be happy sending my second child to either program. I think for cost-conscious families and full-time working parents, daycare provides a wealth of experiences and a full day of completely worry-free care, and this is one of the very best daycares I ever saw. Would you recommend? Recommend Would you send your child again? Maybe
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyLength of time: Full time Child’s Age: 3-4 years Type of facility: Privately run daycare/preschool with multiple classes and teachers There is little/no parental involvement with the administration or running of the facility. REVIEW: We moved our son to Regina's after a disappointing experience elsewhere and couldn't be happier. The facility is welcoming and fun, the teachers are sweet, so patient, caring and wonderful, and my child begs to keep playing at the end of the day. They provide all of the food, and greatly increased the range of food my child eats. This is play based, but each week they have a different theme, with related activities each day. The teachers are great with providing updates, and the owner/director is available to address any concerns. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyProgram: Infant and preschool Length of time: Part time Child’s Age: 1-2 years3-4 years Type 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: Reginas daycare on bergen st provides a warm, loving, home-like environment for children 3mths- 5 years. There are 3 classes, on 3 different floors of a brownstone in Boerum hill. My children have had a wonderful experience in the infant and preschool classes. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and stimulating for them and they are both thriving socially and with their physical and cognitive development. I appreciate that the children have a lot of unstructured play time, although I'd love even more of it in the preschool. Regina and her team are professional and at the same time loving and caring with the children. I highly recommend this daycare. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyLength of time: Full Time, 5 days Child’s Age: 2-3 years Type 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: We have been very happy at Regina's - my daughter started on the first floor and has moved up to the second floor. It is very well organized, there is good communication with the owners and caregivers, the caregivers are warm, and she loves her friends there. My daughter has learned a lot - not just basic sharing and socializing, but numbers/counting, letters/alphabet, colors, animals, etc. The facility is very clean and the backyard is great for the warm weather. There has been some turnover, which is always difficult, but I find very common in day cares in Brooklyn. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyLength of time: 2 full days/week Child’s Age: 2-3 years Type 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: Very nice, caring teachers, wide range of activities. Well run program. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
Review submitted via the 2014-2015 daycare/preschool surveyProgram: Regina's Daycare Length of time: 4 days a week, FT Child’s Age: 2-3 years Type of facility: Privately run daycare/preschool with multiple classes and teachers REVIEW: I have only positive things to say about Regina's. My daughter has attended the program for the past year (2 - 3 years old) and she has had a good experience every single day! The teachers there are warm, kind and 100% on their game. I really only have good things to say. This place is a gem. My husband and I are amazed every day every teacher has a smile on their face, which makes me feel they must be treated well by the head of the program. The kids are all happy - and my daughter has learned so much there! They have a theme each week and she comes home chatting about all of the things she's learned. They have a very nice backyard and they go outside everyday. I am really amazed by Regina's, they do a wonderful job. Would you recommend? Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP reviewLength of Time: 3 days a week Child's Age: 2-3 years Review: Our daughter has been at the Regina's Sackett location for about a year now (she's now 2.5) and we have been thrilled with them. A few things we love: the warm/loving/experienced caregivers; organic breakfast, lunch and snacks (so nice not having to pack lunch); the clean, organized, cheerful space; the fun garden; the fact that it's affordable and open most of the year. My feeling about them is that they are in this business because they truly love kids and are very proud of their schools. My daughter is now on the preschool floor and it's been great, very enriching with lots going on like field trips and different units of study (for example, they recently studied leaves, went on a nature walk, etc). Oh and Frank from Rolie Polie Guacamole comes in and teaches music- so much fun. I believe they tend to have a long waiting list so definitely plan ahead! Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP reviewLength of Time: Full days - 5 days a week Child's Age: 1-2 years Review: The caregivers there are wonderful. My son runs to them with open arms every morning and I think they truly adore him. It's a very loving atmosphere. They also run a tight ship. The kids seem well managed and the day very organized. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP reviewProgram: Upstairs Toddler Program Length of Time: 2 Days a week Child's Age: 2-3 years Review: My child had an easy transition to two days a week of daycare with the warm, loving staff at this daycare. All children get to play in the backyard every day, and a train table rotates between upstairs and downstairs. There is Morning Exercise and an art activity every morning, and the food, while repetitive, is organic and healthy and includes breakfast, lunch and an ample snack daily. (Tortellini or ravioli with steamed vegetables Wednesdays, rice and beans and steamed vegetables Thursdays, oat/rice/wheat crackers on rotation for afternoon snack with vegetables, tofu, fresh fruit and cheese or cream cheese for afternoon snack, etc.) The children always seem busy and engaged. As an older toddler in the two's program, my child sometimes mentions that he's with all the "babies" and we are excited for him to move downstairs to be with his older peers soon. However he is clearly having a great time. I would love some of the activities to be a little more developmentally appropriate - open painting instead of painting a cut-out pumpkin orange, for example, since they aren't really up to representational drawing and could just explore the materials more. But overall for two days a week I don't worry at all about well-being and the children are well-loved and cared for. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Maybe
2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP reviewLength of Time: Full time Child's Age: 2-3 years Review: my child is really happy which matters the most. They really take in consideration the individual child during transitions. They are very flexible. The teachers are nurturing and caring. My only gripe is the communication which at times could be better. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
2014 Daycare/Preschool PSP reviewLength of Time: 3 days/ week Child's Age: 1-2 years Review: He just started so I can't speak to much of this but so far it seems great. The teachers seem very caring and energetic and he loves going. Recommend (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend Would you send your child again? Absolutely
ISO Feedback on Regina's Day CareWe've been there for just over two months and have been really happy there. The teachers are all really sweet and loving and Tanya (the director) has been flexible about helping me deal with some scheduling issues when my work situation changed. My daughter (18 months) seems to love going and also naps and eats well when she's there. Highly recommend!
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Under-Two's Length of time: Full-time Child's age: 2-3 years Review: Regina's is a caring place for our son to learn and grow. The teachers have a calm energy, which is a wonderful balance to the kids' excitement. They do activities every day and go outside to their wonderful backyard. Regina's provides all of the food, and this is a lifesaver; you don't realize how amazing this is until you are *not* finding yourself heating little meatballs at midnight, knowing that your son won't eat them anyway... Because all of the kids eat the same food, they do not compare and trade, and our son eats so well there. It is a healthy and diverse menu. Also, Regina's is open year-round (no "camp" that you have to pay extra for), is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (no "after-school" that you have to pay extra for), and is open for all but the major holidays (i.e. does not close for two weeks in August just because, does not close for December holidays just because - times when you then have to pay for a babysitter or take time off of work yourself!). Regina's does not do daily sheets, but I found at our previous daycare that daily sheets just make the parents (myself included) obsess about how much the kids eat and poop; instead at Regina's, the teachers tell you to your face how the day was. Our son has learned new skills and made great friends. We feel so lucky that he goes to Regina's and that our newborn will start there in a few months. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Length of time: Full time, 5 days a week Child's age: 2-3 years Review: Our daughter was at Regina's Sackett Street location and we loved it there. Both the infant and toddler caretakers were amazing. She's now moved to Douglass St. with the older toddlers (3+) even though she's not quite 3 yet. We do still like it there and really appreciate how much our daughter is learning. Each week has a theme and they do different art projects, science experiments, etc. on that theme. Each week there is music class with an outside teacher and my daughter comes home singing new songs she's learned. She's definitely learning a lot. I don't feel the teachers are quite as strong at Douglass St. as the teachers at Sackett St., though they are certainly competent and my daughter adores them. I always get feedback about her day - naps, eating, etc. when I ask. If we have any issues we feel we can bring them to the director, Tanya, and she's very responsive. Overall, we are happy with the care she is receiving. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Sackett St. & Douglass St. locations Length of time: Full Child's age: 2-3 years3-4 years Review: Wonderful caregivers, great program/curriculum, great menus for the snacks and meals and all around thumbs up! Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
Review from 2013 Daycare/Preschool PSP SurveyReview date June 2013 (for 2012-2013 year) Program: Length of time: 3 full days/week Child's age: 2-3 years Review: Our experience at Regina's over the last 12 months has been wonderful. Our son's teachers are loving, generous, and incredibly conscientious. Whenever our son is having a rough morning, they are incredibly sweet with him, and so attentive. Even at 6pm, after caring for 12 toddlers for 10 hours, they are upbeat and patient and update us about the specifics of the day. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend <<< PSP Note: this reviewer has recommended Regina's Daycare in the past >>>
Feedback on Regina's DaycareWe have been very happy with Regina's. My son is two and has been attending for the past eight months (we were on the wait list for a long time before that...). The teachers are loving, calm, and down to earth, which is a good fit for my son, who has a lot of energy. My son has made lots of friends. He is learning a ton - colors, shapes, songs, numbers - and has so much fun. Regina's provides all the food, which is so, so awesome; I used to have to provide his food at his previous daycare, and it was such a pain to do each day. Also, since all of the kids have the same food, they aren't asking for someone else's and/or not eating their own. Just today, the teachers told me that today my son ate oatmeal, broccoli, and tofu - all foods that he claims to dislike at home. Regina's is open all days of the year except for the days of major holidays - no closing in August/summer, no closing for a week in December or spring break, no extra charge for coming early (8 am) or staying until 6 pm. This is such a relief not to have to find alternate care, unlike for daycares and preschools that have more limited days and hours. There is a great backyard, and the kids go outside year-round. Regina's does not provide daily sheets, which I actually like, since I prefer not to obsess over how many times he poops or how much he eats or sleeps. If something seems out of the ordinary, the teachers just tell me verbally. We are going to keep my son there next year, and we are thrilled that our baby will be able to join him there when my maternity leave ends.
(no subject)Our daughter, 5 months, has been going to the one off Court Street since it opened a couple of months ago and we're very happy with it. The caregivers are really receptive to our requests and it seems like they really know her and look for her cues. She comes home exhausted from the stimulation and we see the new things she's learned. They've informed me of things she's doing so I know they're in tune to her. When we searched for a daycare we had visited the one on Sackett and 5th and knew they were good quality so they were our first choice. I highly recommend Regina's, especially the one on Court. (May 2012)
(no subject)Our almost 2 year old daughter has been going there since she was 10 months old. We really like it and so does she. The caregivers are great, very kind and loving. They have always responded to our specific requests openly and they also have taught our daughter lots of new things. We also especially like that they have their own yard so the kids get lots of fresh air every day. (May 2012)
(no subject)Review Date 2012 Program: Length of TIme: 3-5 days Child's Age: 3-4 years Review: Great daycare. They go above and beyond forming a fun structured day for the kids. Very healthy, mostly organic breakfast, lunch and snacks. Each day there is a class for the older kids: movement, music, science, language etc. My son was there 14 months - 3.5 yrs. I once had an issue with one of the caregivers. I was listened to and there was immediate improvement. Tanya, one of Regina's daughters, runs a fun, tight ship. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
(no subject)Review Date 2012 Program:Sackett Street location/2s program Length of TIme: 3 days/week Child's Age: 1-2 years Review: Our son has only been at Regina's for three weeks but we are already so happy with the program. He'd been with the same nanny since he was a newborn (he's now almost two) so it was a big change for him but the teachers there have been so kind and loving and patient (with him, and with my husband and me). They give us very thoughtful, thorough updates at the end of each day and even send us pictures of him to help ease our anxiety. The facility is very clean and organized; they serve nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch, and snack); and they have their own backyard play space so the children don't have to go to an off-site playground (which would make me nervous at this age). So far, I give it a big two thumbs up. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Highly recommend
(no subject)Review Date 2012 Program:1st and 2nd floor (under 2 and 2-3) Length of TIme: 5 days / week Child's Age: n us! Nice activities like art, music I like that they feed them with their own food once their old enough, and also that I could just leave them bottles and plenty of breast milk / formula, and, eventually, pureed stuff / baby cereal and let them take care of that. However, I am not a control freak on what my kids eat. I am satisfied with the report cards letting me know what they ate. We get a progress report each day showing us naps, rough food, etc., while they're "babies" then at some pt (maybe when they move downstairs) that stopped and just a verbal to let us know what's going on. They are open pretty much ALL THE TIME, which is nice for 2 working parents - no big closure during summer and limited time off for major holidays, in line with our corporate jobs. Downsides: they do not speak perfect English. Our 2+ yr old says, "where the bee went?" instead of "where did the bee go?" Every now and then feels a bit disorganized, and we sometimes feel they didn't listen to us quite as well as we wanted on things like napping, but, ultimately, I really trust their judgment. Also as with most daycares, some turnover, but I'm usually happy with the replacements and enough core people that I feel confident in seem to stick around. Bottom line: not ideal for a very controlling parent, but I feel my children have been in good hands. my older kid has made friends and often doesn't want to leave when I come pick him up. I felt that when he was a baby, and now with my younger one (almost 1), they were in the hands of people who truly loved babies. Do you recommend? (Hi/Rec/DoNot) Recommend
(no subject)My daughter goes to Regina's on sackett. I love it, she loves it, the teachers are great. (Feb 2012)
(no subject)I can't speak to the Douglass Street location specifically, but my daughter has been going to the Sackett Street location full time since last June (she started at 11 months) and loves it! We really like the care givers and the fact that they have outside space in the back. She is very happy there and is learning so much. (Feb 2012)
(no subject)I strongly recommend Regina's daycare on Sackett and 5th. (November 2011)
(no subject)Regina's is a wonderful place -- loving, attentive as well as clean and organized. They have a nice outdoor space, too. I feel so much more comfortable knowing she's in their care than I ever did with my former nanny. My daughter loves it.
(no subject)Our daughter went there last year. They are great: the food always healthy and usually organic, lots of outdoor time, great structure, loving people--not sure if Anna and Izabella are still there, but we really felt they truly cared about our daughter. They were understanding and totally accommodating to our daughter's food allergies (going so far as to buy some goat cheese that she liked just for her) I really have no complaints, and highly recommend them. Its a small and homey environment, as well, which I was happy about. Its a tough decision, but I think our daughter really got a lot out of being around other children.
2009 Day Care/ Preschool ReviewWhat year(s) does your review cover? Multiple years (including 2008-2009) How old is/was your child(ren) when they attended the preschool/daycare/playgroup? ic, calm and capable. The day is fairly structured but with lots of play time. They have music and movement classes and do art projects. They also provide organic food. It continues to amaze me how they get my daughter to eat well, including veggies, when I never can at home. My daughter started at 6 months and is now 2 1/2. My son just started at 5 months. They've gotten my kids on schedules and taught them so much. We are now working on potty training for my daughter, largely because Regina's has motivated her. Do you recommend? Highly recommend Piece of advice? They don't provide detailed notes of what your child does during the day, though they may upon request. I have never requested nor particularly wanted this, so it hasn't been an issue for me.
(no subject)What year(s) does your review cover? 2008-2009 (the year just ending) only How old is/was your child(ren) when they attended the preschool/daycare/playgroup? 1-2 years Review of experience? Wonderful caretakers -- loving and safe environment. Only downside is that it is a bit more $$ than some others. Do you recommend? Highly Recommend (2009 Day Care/ Preschool/PlayGroup Review)
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