Best daycare in Jonesboro AR
amazed

Newport, AR

#21 Nov 20, 2008
i have a 20 month old whom i love dearly. He has been to 4 daycares and all but the last have ended in a total disaster. I would recommend the Apple Tree Learning Center. Becky is a total sweetheart and would do anything to help anyone out. My son loves her to death and throws a fit everytime she has to go away from him. Its nice to know that there are still people in this world we can trust our little ones with.
how do you know

State University, AR

#22 Nov 23, 2008
Name wrote:
To my knowledge, there are only 2 daycares in Jonesboro that are accredited. First United Methodist and ASU's daycare. This mean that they are the only 2 programs that have met MORE than the minimum state guidelines. They have officials from varying organizations come in and rate the facility on things like: the language the care givers use when speaking to children, the classroom set up, how many times employees wash their hands, potty training techniques, meal preparation, appropriate toys and play time, and MUCH more. In order to be an accredited facility (like these 2 that I mentioned), you have to score incredibly high in all of these areas. Hope that helps!
How do you know this and how can I find this information for myself??? I'm glad to know this about ASU's daycare since that is where my son goes!
Name

Monette, AR

#23 Nov 24, 2008
how do you know wrote:
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How do you know this and how can I find this information for myself??? I'm glad to know this about ASU's daycare since that is where my son goes!
If you will call the daycare at ASU and ask the director about what being "accredited" means, she will talk with you about it and let you know tons of info. She can tell you the subcategories that they are rated on and what they scored as a facility. It's a great daycare!
(And, to answer your question, I work in education...specifically daycare age children.)
guest

Lake Charles, LA

#24 Nov 24, 2008
HOw much for Discovery and others mentioned?
Name

Monette, AR

#25 Nov 24, 2008
most are bt 80-100 per week
yum

United States

#26 Nov 24, 2008
Just a review wrote:
11/19/08:'Warning!'
Let me start off by saying that my son 1st attended Discovery Island @ 18 months of age. At 1st he/we really liked it but there was an incident where he vomited ONE time (20 months old at the time) and was sent to the Director's office to be segregated from the rest of the children until I picked him up. It was a little over the top in my opinion but that's just me. What I really had a problem with was that when I arrived to pick him up he was nowhere to be found. I and another teacher had to SEARCH for him. His regular teacher had already left for the day so when I asked his afternoon teacher where he was she did not know. So, we continued searching for him and FINALLY found him in the Director's office and ALONE in a dark room! The Director was NOWHERE in the building although she was SUPPOSE to be in the office waiting with my son for me to pick him up. Now let me remind you this facility is located right next to a busy road and he could have just walked out onto the highway if he wanted to. Also, the office is where they keep ALL of the medicines that the parents bring for their child so he could have gotten into that as well!!!! Anyway, this is already long enough so I will end with saying that I spoke with BOTH of the owners and neither of them took care of the situation and as far as I know the Director was NOT reprimanded!!!
This is my child's second year at DI and I've never had a problem. I'm sure this did happen, but maybe there is an explanation. Believe me, I know how it is when you worry about your child. Your child should have NEVER been left alone in a dark room, I agree with you. I would be FURIOUS!!! This is just not like them. I'm sorry this happened to you! I personally am very pleased with DI. I have full custody of my child, and my child's father gets to see my child (trying to be discrete by not giving the gender lol) once a week. The father can ONLY pick up my child with my WRITTEN permission, which usually falls on the same day each week. One day he wasn't going to pick up my child on that day, so I didn't leave a note, and the teacher made SURE that the director called me to ask if I forgot a note and to see if the father was allowed to pick up my child. I was very impressed! Also, they have a special code to get into the doors now! You have to know the code to get in. I like that!!!
yum

United States

#27 Nov 24, 2008
guest wrote:
HOw much for Discovery and others mentioned?
DI is $96 per week for building 4. Each building is different depending on age *I think*
guest

Mayflower, AR

#28 Nov 25, 2008
Mommy wrote:
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I agree that Oasis 4 Kids is the BEST! My son has been going there since he was 8 months old, he is almost 3 now. The staff is awesome and they really care about the kids that go there. Ms. Sherry is awesome too.
My daughter goes to Oasis also. She has been there since she was 6 weeks old and she will be 2 next month. We love Ms.Sherry and the teachers there. I highly recomend this center.
Just a review

State University, AR

#29 Nov 26, 2008
yum wrote:
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This is my child's second year at DI and I've never had a problem. I'm sure this did happen, but maybe there is an explanation. Believe me, I know how it is when you worry about your child. Your child should have NEVER been left alone in a dark room, I agree with you. I would be FURIOUS!!! This is just not like them. I'm sorry this happened to you! I personally am very pleased with DI. I have full custody of my child, and my child's father gets to see my child (trying to be discrete by not giving the gender lol) once a week. The father can ONLY pick up my child with my WRITTEN permission, which usually falls on the same day each week. One day he wasn't going to pick up my child on that day, so I didn't leave a note, and the teacher made SURE that the director called me to ask if I forgot a note and to see if the father was allowed to pick up my child. I was very impressed! Also, they have a special code to get into the doors now! You have to know the code to get in. I like that!!!
As I initially said we loved it there in the beginning and I ABSOLUTELY could not believe that this happened but it did. In 2007 when my son was attending DI anyone could walk in. They didn't have security codes at the time. I would also like to add that AFTER this incident with my son I found out that something similar happened before. It involved a child being left out on the playground by himself....
I found this information on arkansasmatters.com (go to the community projects section) The information is no longer on there but it is a good place to check up on daycares in general.
yum

Mountain Home, AR

#30 Nov 26, 2008
Just a review wrote:
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As I initially said we loved it there in the beginning and I ABSOLUTELY could not believe that this happened but it did. In 2007 when my son was attending DI anyone could walk in. They didn't have security codes at the time. I would also like to add that AFTER this incident with my son I found out that something similar happened before. It involved a child being left out on the playground by himself....
I found this information on arkansasmatters.com (go to the community projects section) The information is no longer on there but it is a good place to check up on daycares in general.
I really am sorry this happened to your child and the other child. I hope they have remedied these issues. It is so scary putting all of your trust with total strangers! Especially when it comes to your child. I worry every day that something will happen. I have had a few minor concerns that were taken care of quickly...one being my child was given jolly ranchers at school! I was like...OMG!!!! Choking hazard! This was from the afternoon teacher who just didn't know any better. It was taken care of immediately. I've noticed that some of the "younger" workers seem to be really unhappy to be there, and that bothers me. If you don't want to work with kids...if they just get on your nerves THAT bad...then don't work there!
DAYCARE

Leesville, LA

#31 Nov 27, 2008
My kid goes to Walnut Street and loves it there!
lhjhk

Little Rock, AR

#32 Dec 3, 2008
momoftwo wrote:
I would recommend Hilltop Childcare (Hilltop Tiny Tots in phone book, I believe). My two kids attended there, one is still there. The owners did just recently change so I am only speaking for the past 4 years. I have been thrilled with the workers, care, EVERYTHING!! They are great and have taught my kids SO MUCH!!! All of the teachers are the same since the new owners. The previous owner was there for 31 years. The new owners just started this week and so far it has been just as wonderful!
I would recommed Hilltop as well, if you like child abuse! Take a second look at the teachers, and ask your kid if they've been spanked anytime soon. You might be surprised.
kathy

Little Rock, AR

#33 Dec 5, 2008
I also sent my son to candyland. He attended from 9months until he started kindergarten.We loved it .I listened to others who told me that discovery island would be a better learning center. Big mistake! My son was only a toddler.I dropped him off to a different person every other morning.He had two different teachers during the day.All the kids had dirty noses every day. One day I picked him up and he had poo in his diaper and it had obviously been there a while. We were barely there two weeks. Miss Lisa, Miss Pam and Miss Ann are wonderful ladies. Our son was more than ready for kindergarten as he also attended pre-school at candy land.I'd recomend candy land to anyone
truthful

Lake Charles, LA

#34 Dec 5, 2008
anywhere but giggles and scribble. They change teachers like crazy, and it's not a very clean place either.
SecretSquirrel

Leesville, LA

#35 Dec 5, 2008
Walnut Street Baptist Church is where my son goes and they are awesome. Teachers and director are all great.
warning

Mountain Home, AR

#36 Dec 5, 2008
If you want your child in a good daycare, you may want to call ahead because a lot of them have long waiting lists. I have heard that First United Methodist has a waiting list of 3 years for a nonmember without a sibling. I have heard the same is true for Discovery Island.
DILC

Lubbock, TX

#37 Dec 5, 2008
Love Discovery Island! We love our teachers! Same ones everyday......i have yet to see a big turn-over (which I understand happens in daycares)! We always have clean diapers, clean noses, fixed hair...etc! No complaints!! And my daughter has learned soooooooooooo much! She knows her colors, ABC's, many basic animals and their sounds, lots of fun songs and fingerplays! So I can tell that she is being worked with and interacted with on a daily basis! I love the girls at Discovery Island! Oh Yeah......and she is not even 2 yet!
Really

Lake Charles, LA

#38 Dec 6, 2008
I too have heard alot of good things about discovery Island.
Proud Poppa

Lubbock, TX

#39 Dec 6, 2008
DILC wrote:
Love Discovery Island! We love our teachers! Same ones everyday......i have yet to see a big turn-over (which I understand happens in daycares)! We always have clean diapers, clean noses, fixed hair...etc! No complaints!! And my daughter has learned soooooooooooo much! She knows her colors, ABC's, many basic animals and their sounds, lots of fun songs and fingerplays! So I can tell that she is being worked with and interacted with on a daily basis! I love the girls at Discovery Island! Oh Yeah......and she is not even 2 yet!
Hey that miss Katie that teaches there is smoking hot!!
big-tall

Scott, AR

#40 Dec 11, 2008
We also had a bad experience at Discovery Island. It is also way over-priced.

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