All 3 of our children have attended The Peanut Gallery and we currently still have one enrolled.
Our 1st child started day one when it was originally Beary Best Academy and was there until the age of 11/12. He had the opportunity to take swimming lessons when they were offering those and is a good swimmer now because of it. It was a nice option since these were done during the day hours and we didn’t have to worry about running him to lessons after work. While there he also started learning computers and basic Spanish, which prepared him for his classes in elementary all the way through high school. Going into Kindergarten, he and anyone who attended The Peanut Gallery were already ahead of the class because of the teachings they received there. They prepare them better than any other facility I know. We once were told they were not a “day care” but rather a teaching facility, and I believe this based on our children’s experiences. This is where he met some of his first friends; a special group in which he continues to be friends with through high school. We too have also met and established relationships with other parents whose children attended The Peanut Gallery and have become very close.
Our second child attended The Peanut Gallery until the age of 7 and had opportunities as well with computers and Spanish. She too, was better prepared than the majority of her class. Our third child was fortunate to start attending when she was 6-8 weeks old. We always wanted the school to accept new borns and on baby #3 this happened. We couldn’t have been happier. The facility is separate from the older children and is very cautious on their handlings with the babies, from sanitary to what specific needs your child has. Both facilities do a great job in making sure that your child gets the attention they need. All 3 of our children are fair skinned and require more sun screen use than normal. The staff has always been more than willing to accommodate us on this. If there is anything that needs to be resolved, they are always willing to look into the situation and do what is best for all those involved. Their concern is always for the child.
The facility has many functions throughout the year – Picture day, Halloween Carnival, Family Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Book exchange, Picnics, Field trips, visits from the fire department and Clifford and much much more.
Their staff is very caring and does a great job at teaching our children the necessary skills they will need in life.
A big THANKS to the Staff for the many years of dedication to our children and for the years still to come.