Brook P. on BirdEye
2 years ago
05/21/2018, 01:14 AM
Classrooms are stocked with age-appropriate, safe, educational toys designed to teach as well as stimulate imaginations.
I am writing to highly recommend Minnieland Academy – Occoquan as a safe, caring, educational day care for children. I am the parent of a child who has been in the older infant and toddler classrooms and am comforted with the knowledge that I am leaving my son in highly skilled and capable hands every day when I drop him off at school. Everyone that I have met on the staff at Minnieland is friendly, knowledgeable, nurturing, and firm but fair. Each day we are greeted by the staff with a friendly “good morning” and a “have a nice day” on my way out. Everyone on staff is required to go through comprehensive training before even setting foot in a classroom, and it shows. Teachers are well versed in childhood growth and development and have a wide skill set to draw from to meet the unique needs of each child. The teachers at Minnieland genuinely love and care for children and provide a level of comfort and nurturing that is almost as good as having mommy there. Tears from mommy leaving are wiped away with love, noses are wiped with care, and boo boo’s are made better with hugs (and prompt cleaning and a phone call to mommy or daddy to let them know what happened). The teachers at Minnieland are in tune with the children’s needs, even if the need is a gentle, but firm, reminder that we “must all play nicely together”, and no, “we are not allowed to dump our milk”….and always – “two feet on the floor, please.” The facility is clean, well kept, and specifically designed for children; half doors to see what is going on in all of the rooms, child-height sinks, and child-sized facilities in the appropriate aged-rooms. Each classroom provides plenty of space to explore and not feel restricted. Classrooms are stocked with age-appropriate, safe, educational toys designed to teach as well as stimulate imaginations. The Director and Assistant Director are always available and highly visible within the facility. They are just as engaged with each child as the teachers are and are committed to ensuring that children are in a safe, comforting, educational environment. We knew this was the place for us when we walked in, even at 12 months old, I could tell that my son was at home here. My son LOVES going to school every day.