My wife and I placed out first born at Momentum in Sussex at 3 months. Of course we were a little apprehensive leaving our young child with practically strangers but I am very happy that we did. The teachers and staff are great with the children and I can say that my son is in great hands. I would recommend this place to anyone. Worth it every penny. See More
Our experiences with Momentum have been nothing short of amazing! Our children are treated with respect as individuals with unique personalities, interests and needs. All staff members go above and beyond to care for our children. We feel so fortunate to have had such a positive experience and look forward to continued growth in our children.
We enjoyed our first year there, but when Cyndi took over that is when issues started. First, I need to explain that my son has special needs, so our experience is based on a different perspective then probably most parents. To make a very long story short we left after being accused that we were neglecting our son. We were told in an email, this was never verbally discussed. We also had a notebook that we sent with our son because he, at that time, was non verbal and so the staff had a way to express more concerns or happenings with his day. This accusation was the last straw in a list of incidents after a bit of an upset between myself and cyndi. A few months before this accusation my son was being evaluated by our local school district in his daycare. His daycare teacher had to fill out her own evaluation. The evaluation completed by his teacher concerned us, as there were many things that contradicted the notes we would receive. I called very upset and was directly told by cyndi that I could not question a teacher's evaluation of my son. This upset me even further, as I should be able to question everything that a teacher does that affects my son. After that we kept running into some minor things. We had vacation vouchers that we had earned and were going to use to cover a medical appointment we needed to take our son to that were declined. Our son's 3 year old class was going to the zoo and since he was not potty trained I either needed to go, and take my own car pay for parking and entry plus his entry and the cost of daycare, or keep him home. I kept him home, to have cyndi after the fact say that I could have left him at the facility, even though the teachers made it clear that wasn't an option as the all the kids 3 and up were going on this trip. In the end we felt that the neglect accusation was because they didn't want to, or couldn't, take care of our son anymore. We completely understand that he requires more work and with them maxing their classrooms they obviously did not have the means to give our son the attention he needs.
What a beautiful building and friendly staff! Thank you for generously allowing our Destination Imagination Team use your space while the kids prep for competition! Way to make a difference in your new Germantown Community!!
What a great place!! If you don't like the feeling of leaving your children in someone else's hands all day, this place will ease your mind. Great staff!! If you want to see how you children are doing they have that covered to, just log in and you can see them on live feed video. That's how confident they are that they're doing a great job teaching your little ones.
The staff is so knowledgeable and welcoming. My daughter came home telling me all about her fun day and the new friends she made and she was excited to return. Momentum was the right choice for our family and will be for yours too!
I love this daycare!!! I was at another daycare and they didn't take as good of care of my son as the teachers here do with him!! I love that I can look in on him through out the day to see if he's behaving and just to make he's ok!!! The teachers do an amazing job with keeping him in line and also letting me know what we need to work on with him at home!!!
3/21/17 - We have been with Momentum for nearly 4 years, were very, very happy until recently. We have seen policy shifts, systemic and teacher failures, and environmental shifts. Where in the past, they'd been most effective and accommodating to my child's needs, there's been a shift and complete failure for my youngest, who came up through their program and was the model child for their readiness and building momentum claims. The change in director, approach, staffing, and blatant disregard for my child's safety no longer makes this an option we can entertain. No day care, school, care giver will be snuffing the light out of my daughter on my watch. Run, don't walk to a better solution.
We have friends that were just told to not bring their daughter back there because they had the gall to complain when their daughter was not being taken care of. She was not fed for an entire morning (she's less than six months old). Our friend knows this because they have webcams in the baby room and she saw her daughter in the same spot for multiple hours, and saw her crying in her crib and no one did anything about it. She also found that her daughter's bottom was red and bleeding because they didn't clean it properly during the day. When she brought that up, that's when they told her to not bring the baby back. Absolutely ridiculous. Avoid this place like the plague (or you may end up WITH the plague, who knows).
I worked at momentum for close to two years and the staff and center are great! I felt honored to teach there and look after my creative explorers!
Our 3 year old loves going to Momentum! His teachers and the communication are great. The center is always accommodating if we need to add a day. Center is clean, welcoming, and a happy learning environment. We could not be happier with our daycare!
My daughter, who is now four years old, has been attending Momentum since she was an infant. I wouldn't even consider sending her anywhere else! Baby #2 will be attending as well!!
Loving teachers, amazing curriculum and knowing you're leaving your children in great and caring hands..what else is there?