I've tried about 3 daycares with my now 4 year old and over the course of the years the Giving Tree has been THE BEST thus far. The teachers especially Ms. Mallory are so warm, inviting, fun and caring. My boy is slow to warm up type of temperment and he was his natural self in no time here. It's easy when you have loving supportive teachers like Ms. Mallory, who love what they do. Ms. Juana and Ms. Edna are also terrific. The daycare is so diverse and the care is supurb. I'm very very happy. Also, I'd like to add the curriculum is spectacular. On his first day we walked in to kids his age know numbers like 10,565.. I was shocked and now 3 months my little guy is counting in Kindergarten level and he is pre-k. It's makes a difference so when he goes he's not behind or trying to catch up.
My 3 1/2 month old daughter has been a student at The Giving Tree since she was almost 12 weeks. She loves The Giving Tree and so do I. The caregivers are very attentive and loving. My husband and I were able to spend two half days there our little one when she first started. It really felt like home. The teachers treat each child as if he/she was there own. They even give you an update or note each day about your child's day. My little one likes a lot of activity and stimulation and when I pick her up she's happy, but exhausted! Plus, she sleeps much better at night now. Going back to work and leaving her at daycare for 10 hours a day was difficult, but TGT makes it fun for her and easier on me. I trust that they are taking good care of my daughter.
We had to make a quick decision when it came to our 6 month olds care as our in-home care was leaving unexpectedly. The Giving Tree was able to accommodate us with an onsite visit on the same day we called and to enroll our child for the next week and were encouraged to drop in whenever and as often as we felt was necessary. Since then we have been nothing but delighted with the care our child has received.
During the time our child has been at GT we have seen her develop... amazingly and be continually encouraged to explore her interests. The staff is engaged, trained and loving towards all the children in their care balancing both a watchful eye and the opportunities for the children to grow into their own people and develop friendships (as they are capable of). Our child frequently asks about her teachers and looks forward to going to “school” to see her favorite teachers and classmates.
Choosing to send our child to daycare was an abrupt and challenging one, the staff at The Giving Tree has never made me regret my choice to entrust our child’s care to them.