As a licensed childcare center, we have to abide by the rules and regulations. However, that's never enough; Do we really do our best to ensure the well being of our children? Do we put extra burden on parents' shoulders? Or do parents think of us as an extension of their own families? Let's see ...
What parents say:
"Like any parent, we were nervous about sending our son to daycare and choosing the right one. When we first visited Barney's Daycare, we felt a warm sense of reassurance, as it seemed like a loving, caring and safe environment. Nearly two years later, I can say without a doubt, that we are so incredibly fortunate to have our son in the care of Behnoush and Brad. They provide him with everything we could possibly want for him and then some - safety, happiness, good nutrition, excellent learning tools, creative activities and a lot of love. Our son looks forward to going, and I credit them a lot for his happiness and good nature. Barneys Daycare is much more than a daycare, they are a big part of our family and always will be."
"My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to have found Barney Daycare almost 6 years ago. Our children absolutely love going and it is a struggle to get them to leave some days. It is such a relief to know our children are being well taken care of by people who are extremely patient and kind. Behnoush and Brad spent a great deal of time helping our middle son when he was struggling at school and were still able to give all the other children one on one time. Behnoush goes out of her way to accommodate any special requests and has even given her own time. I would highly recommend this daycare. "
"Behnoush and Brad have taken my kids on as their own. The daycare provides an amazing support group and extended family. My kids are always happy to go and come home filled with stories of all the fun they have had during the day. Any kids would be lucky to be a part of Barney Family Daycare :)"
"We were so lucky to be able to put our 2 year old (at the time), Eloise into Nana's (Behnoush) care. Eloise is 4 years old now, and I am confident that the love and warmth she shows as a child is part of the loving environment that she grew up with at Barney Daycare. Anyone would be lucky to have their child taken care of by Nana. Her care is above and beyond any other care giver I've heard of."
"As a single mom, I was always worried how I should raise my son to be happy, manly, disciplined and social. I was worried about his education in an in-home daycare, and how he would do at school. 3 years later, I know the answer. Find a daycare who focuses on true parental love. People who are not pretentious and have both the experience and education to teach values and priorities. Now that he is in kindergarten, I can see the true difference between a child who was raised with love and respect, and those who were not. It takes a village; also a loving daycare to raise a healthy child. Thank you Barney, Brad and Nana. You ARE my family."
We asked the kids:"What do you like most about the daycare?"
Read the honest answers:
A.P. [2.5 y/o] says:"Jelly-Belly ... um .... and Nana."
E.L. [3.5 y/o] says: "I like your hair."
E.T. [4 y/o] says: "I like apple and banana homework." (a unique homework made by myself to help them with writing skills.)
Comments from after school kids:
"Wimpy kid books" ... "Video games" [only allowed for school age children - conditioned to parent's approval],
... "Snacks" ...
My own comments:
"They love to be treated like family. They love to scare us by being sneaky, yelling and wearing masks. (and it sometimes works); they love to make us laugh (and it always works). They love to share stories with us. They need to be heard. They love to have 'choice'." ... And if you are wondering what is it that I like about my job:
I LOVE to be with the children of my daycare.
They are TRULY my family.
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Do you let the kids choose:
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Who watches the kids while you are busy cooking, potty training or changing diapers?
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