Testimonials – Day Care Center
Hello Mr. Michael,
My name is Teresa, and our daughters Danielle and Karrington attended your pre-school program in 1994 -1997. They have one more sister, Alexis, who did not have a chance to attend your preschool as she was just a baby when we left and moved to Connecticut.
I am writing because I was going through one of my kitchen drawers recently and came across a magnet from the school that we had kept on the refrigerator for a long time. It certainly brought back some very fond memories of your school and how kind, encouraging and supportive everyone was of all the students. I also remember calling you not long after Danielle enrolled in kindergarten at the public school here. I was surprised and frustrated that they had placed Danielle in a class where some of the children didn’t know their alphabet or numbers!
I was starting to reconsider our decision to enroll her in the public school system. Your advice was calming and made sense.
Well, I just wanted to tell you that Danielle graduated Tolland High School and is a freshman at Smith College in Massachusetts. She is studying International Relations and Languages. Karrington is a sophomore at Tolland High School and is also doing very well academically. This is something we have always insisted of our girls.
The bar was set high since their start at Education Station, and we always expected excellent grades. Luckily, they have always met the bar – and sometimes surpassed it :). I attribute this to the wonderful start they had at Education Station and just wanted to say “Thank You”.
My only regret is that Alexis did not get her start there – but she had very good examples to follow in her two older sisters.
Thank you again Mr. Michael!
Let me tell you what we really like about the ES. We have a 2 1/2 yr old and a 5 month old, both of which have been going there since they were 3 months old.
They have an excellent infant room (in case you are planning on having another kid). The leader of that room has been there forever, and knows a ton about babies (Ms Sue). She was a huge help with our first one, and I still go to her with questions on our second one. Under her is virtually the same staff that was there two years ago – all very loving and patient. My older kid loves to go back and see his teachers from the infant room and they still are doing nice things for him (like Ms Ana made him some Ernie & Burt wall hangings just the other day).
The main house has the other kids – the toddlers on the first floor. Again, very little turn over in staff, and even though our son has now graduated from their classes, the way they have it structured, he still sees a lot of his favorite teachers (Miss Christine & Miss Zen) – for example, they feed him his breakfast.
I have dropped in on my kids at all times of the day and they are always involved in some sort of interesting project – whether it be working with computers (@ age 2!), tumbling, arts & crafts or singing. There is very little unstructured running around, except on the playground. Every month they email videos of class productions on various themes. Not only are these cute, it also helps me see how my children are interacting with the others.
Mr. Michael and Ms. Donna who run everything are very honest and have created a culture where all of their staff is very alert, focused and patient with the kids. I have no complaints…”
Dear Ms. Donna, Mr. Michael, and entire staff,
Want to say that we are thrilled at the level of communication displayed by you and your entire staff. Your program structure appears thorough and the curriculum looks and feels fun and educational. The synergy of good leadership, management and employees goes along way.
The video clips including song lyrics for the kids allow good play time activities for kids at home. (Shout out to Mr. Ian). Knowing they will be reinforced at school is motivating.
The Parents Night Out service is appreciated and we hope to take advantage of the next scheduled date. The 6: 30pm close time is convenient for working parents and was a major factor in our decision to admit Danielle.
Will reply with some feedback on the menu selection. Would like to suggest some ideas.
Please feel free to share this email with any interested parents looking for a safe place that will educate and nurture their precious little ones. We did evaluate other facilities and am happy to say that so far you have exceeded our expectations.
Michael and Alethia Scott
“…We personally looked around several counties in New Jersey and evaluated dozens of day care centers before a friend recommended Education Station… When our first son was born, I couldnt imagine going back to work-how could we possible find someone responsible to take loving care of our baby and nurture them while I was away? Then we met Miss Sue and the team! Unlike some day care centers where you enter and children are contained in swings or playpens, Miss Sue and her capable team work hard each day to engage the babies in song and fun and help nurture and stimulate them… Even during surprise visits (and yes! I did resort to surprise visits on occassion :- )) the babies were usually engaged in circle time having a ball, happy and content…”
Ellen and Joe Auborn
“The Education Station has been a part of our lives for almost six years and the beautiful child that I look at everyday is a product of this union.”
“The girls have grown up in a nurturing, caring, loving environment surrounded by people who have taught them so well. It has been so terrific knowing that no matter where we were; we didn’t need to worry about the girls as long as they were with you.”
The Ligos Family
“What you are doing with the children attending The Education Station is to be commended as today they are going to be faced with so many obstacles and goals to achieve and it is extremely important that they get a good beginning with their education…. The Education Station is The right choice !!!!!!!!!”
Mr & Mrs Edward Sackey
To all the wonderful staff members at Education Station:
“Thank you for taking such good care of us for the past year, and filling our days with sunshine, laughter, and learning.”
Love Always, xoxo
Kyle Tusa – 4 years old
Nathaniel Tusa – 18 months old
To All Emma’s Teachers
Thank You for taking such good care of Emma. I think she will miss you all! Love,
Emma & Family – August 2004
“Dave and I want to thank everyone at the Education Station for the wonderful care Austin has received over the years. He has absolutely thrived in the nurturing environment at the Education Station and we are grateful to have been part of the family…”
“…The new educational direction of your program is refreshingly relevant. It is obvious in the enthusiasm of your team that the Education Station’s new curriculum is moving in the right direction…”
“…The patience and warmth you have shown Emily mean a lot to us. Thank you for making our first experience with day care a very positive one…”
Wendy and Bill Kramer
Thanks for all that you do to make Education Station a nurturing 2nd home for our kids, They are very happy and have flourished. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Robin, Dan, Emerson and Rex
“…The delivery of pre-school education with the necessary ingredients of affection, discipline, fun and security is not an easy task. You have, in our esteem, done so extremely well…”
Francis and William Aponte
Division of Youth and Family Services -1990
Dear Mr. Michael & Staff:
“…Over the past five years, we have seen our kids grow physically and emotionally. Your staff has nurtured our kids when they were tiny tots and the challenged them intellectually to prepare them for kindergarten and preschool. We have no doubt when they go to their new schools, they will be prepared to meet, in fact exceed the educational requirements that will be bestowed upon them…”