Last summer, we moved our girls to Growing Kids from another daycare in Chesterton after very serious considerations-- I did not want to upset the girls by moving them, as we were pleased where we were. My husband and I agree that it was absolutely the right decision, and we have not regretted it for a minute. The girls transitioned fairly quickly, and now even though we would all rather be at home with each other--they love going to their 'big' school. Although my heart breaks every morning dropping them off, knowing how loved and cared for they are there makes that much easier to handle.
All of the teachers in the Toddler 2 room have been so amazing with my older son, there was no question that my younger son wouldn't be safe and cared for as well. He is having a great time at camp and we appreciate the combination of learning and fun.
First of all, all of the little things that the school does are so very appreciated, and really show that Growing Kids cares and wants to make families feel welcome--and isn't afraid to put a little time, effort and money into it. To mention a few--soccer camp, bringing in the 'Kola ice?' truck, bringing in art teachers, having Mother's Day, Father's Day and so many other parties--where the kids and parents never go home empty handed.
Everyone at the Chesterton school has been phenomenal- Sarah Scott and the other office staff (we're just getting to know Teddy, but she's been great too!), the kitchen staff, and all of the teachers have been so welcoming and respectful-- I don't even know where to start. I would highly recommend this daycare!
The entire staff does a fantastic job. I would highly recommend their services to anyone I know.
I have two of my children going to Growing kids in Goshen. I love how caring my kids teacher are with them. I love that I can go and talk to the director (Emily) if I have any concern over my kids and she helps anyway she can to make sure my kids are safe and have a great time while they are under their care! As a parent I want my kids to be safe and have fun while I am away from them Growing Kids makes me feel comfortable dropping them off every day from the front office staff to the teachers that takes care of my kids.
My two children attend Growing Kids. They have been at both Goshen and Bristol. We absolutely LOVE this center. The Directors Emily and Heather as well as co-directors have all been very helpful and kind. My children's teachers have all been wonderful. This place makes you feel like you're family! I would highly recommend Growing Kids to anyone!!!
Teachers are very personable and develop great relationships with the kids. My son LOVED being in Brooke and Iris's toddler class he was excited for school and always got excited when I asked him if he wanted to go see them. He is now in YPSC and loves his new teachers too! Its also nice that both sets of teachers are eager to tell the parents what their child did that day at school and encourage the kids to tell their parents as well and even though the kids move up to different classes with different teachers it's great to hear their old teachers still enjoy seeing them even if just for a quick hello. Growing Kids has a great curriculum and structured environment for the kids helping them learn more and develop more than your average house held babysitters. A+++
We sent my two boys to Growing Kids for nearly a year. We were hesitant to send them to a corporate daycare for a number of reasons, but overall had a good experience. My sons learned a lot and were exposed to a preschool- like structured environment. They even developed good relationships with several of the staff members there. Even though we don't attend there anyone due to changes in our family structure, they still ask to go play sometimes! The staff and director were good about speaking with me and addressing concerns I had.