My daughter has spent two very happy years in smailstones and this is her happy childhood memory, thank you very much !
We love this school so much! Our kids started in September and we are impressed with the very stimulating curriculum. The teachers have all been very engaged and truly care about the wellbeing of the kids. We really appreciate the photo and video updates of the kids' activities, and they're very responsive when we ask them to tweak length of naps, for example. Our kids settled into this daycare really well and love going to their little school every day - not much more you can ask for there! The only thing that could make it better would be access to other outdoor facilities or parks - which I understand is coming once the green space across the street is developed.
I do agree with another post that the uniforms are expensive so it would be nice to do away with those, especially the white t-shirts for toddlers!
Finally, wanted to add that it is a little more expensive than some but you're also getting snacks and meals from Sunflower Cafe in Crescent Beach, which is known for it's healthy ingredients. Not having to make lunches for my kids has been game-changing for two parents who work full time!
We have been a part of Smilestones for the past 3 years as both of my children have attended this amazing preschool. I literally can't say enough about this place and have recommended it to many other families in the community. The facility itself is impressive. It is spacious, bright, and clean with lots of natural light, large classrooms, indoor play area, a gym, and an art room. It is filled with interesting and natural toys and materials that are rotated often. The owner is very attentive and knowledgeable and the teachers are always enthusiastic, kind, and creative. My children are eating vegetables now thanks to their healthy meals they provide. The uniform is a nice touch and has made getting ready in the morning much easier. Thank you, Smilestones, for providing such a wonderful place for my children to learn and grow!
Amazing daycare, a little more pricy but they teach reggio emilia inspired curriculum to the children. This means they teach creativity with more natural materials allowing for open ended discovery.