We have all 4 children at COA: ages 1, 2.5, 8, and 10. At the last minute we switched from a different daycare and before/after school care at the elementary school when our new nanny didn't work out. What a blessing! We have never looked back. The center is very clean; the little boys have NOT had chronic runny noses (daycare nose as I called it) like the previous daycare. In fact I believe the illness rates are much lower here. In the baby's room, there is a dirty toy box. After a child is done tasting it, it goes immediately in the dirty box. Fantastic! The 2 year old loves playing table toys and crafts every day and has made many friends. The big kid room has plenty of room to spread out. Every time I have picked the kids up after they had an early out from school, they are running around and having a GREAT time. Bad weather? There is an indoor playroom for all the kids to enjoy. Not an empty classroom but a specific playroom. There is a special event for every holiday, a party for Halloween, or a play for Christmas. We have not been disappointed!
Megan V. Oswego, IL - December, 2018
My wife and I have our son, who is about to be 3 years old, at Children of America and we highly recommend it! The director, Lori Saraf, along with the teacher and staff are all excellent to work with. Our son comes home from school beaming with joy at the end of the day. The teachers and staff are excellent and it shows that they really care for the kids. The dedication and care that they put in really shows. We also really like the communication between the teachers, parents and staff.
John C. Jackson Heights, NY - November, 2018
We love this center and all that they do for our kids. I always feel comfortable there and my kids love it. Communication between school and home is awesome and much appreciated.
Jen B. Hockessin, DE - November, 2018
My daughter Penelope is in the Infant A classroom with Ms. Amber. She also gets to spend time with Ms. Trisha, Ms. Sara and Ms. Dena. They all take such good care of her and provide her with SO many amazing opportunities to grow and learn. They do tummy time, listen to my concerns and let me check in on her a million times a day without making me feel like an over protective first time mom! I am very thankful for this team and would highly recommend to anyone looking for infant care.
Megan H. Appleton, WI - October, 2018
My daughter loved going to summer camp! Everyday when I picked her up she would talk nonstop about all the fun she had. After dinner we would look at all the pictures and videos the teachers sent throughout the day on an app. The 5 stars are for the clean building, friendly and helpful teachers, and most importantly I knew my child would be safe and loved from the time I dropped off until I picked up.
John K. Sewell, NJ - September, 2018
My son has been going to COA Ivyland for over 4 years now and my daughter just started in March. All of the teachers are so caring and my kids love going to school!! They really go out of their way to care for the kids and take the time to learn about each child... We love it there!!!
Heather V. Ivyland, PA - August, 2018
My daughter has been attending COA of Tewksbury since last September, she absolutely loves her friend that she has made while attending, There is one particular teacher that Bianca loves and is extremely attached to her, her name is Miss Bri, Miss Bri keeps me updated throughout the day with countless pictures of her, playing with her friends, singing, dancing and lets not forget the Selfies of her and her favorite teacher. I would certainly recommend COA to other families that are looking to enroll. I know that trying to find a childcare center for our children can be extremely nerve-racking, but our children are safe and cared for with lots of love while in the care of COA Tewksbury.
Christine B. Tewksbury, MA - August, 2018
I could not say enough great things about COA. My son loved his teachers and most importantly they loved him. I always knew I was leaving him in the best care. I loved the app that they use to send updates about your childâ€™s day and send pictures of them throughout the day. Miss Julie, Miss Vicki, and Miss Melissa in the infant rooms are such wonderful teachers. They always took the time to talk to me about my son and his days.
Alexa B. Avon, IN - July, 2018
This is an excellent program!! I would highly recommend it for a child from infancy through 8-9 years old. The staff is fantastic. They are very knowledgeable and responsive. They have a comprehensive developmentally appropriate play based curriculum. The WOW program in the summer for school aged children is excellent. They have 3-4 field trips a week and water activities weekly. My 8 almost 9 year old grandson loves the program. We have struggled other summers to piece together camps and programs. They have already done this in a very comprehensive way. They have gone to the Zoo, COSI, Metro Parks, Get Air, Magic Mountain, Skate Zone, Laser Craze just to mention a few. They go to a movie weekly. This is an excellent program and my grandson can't wait to get there each morning.
Deborah C. Columbus, OH - July, 2018
Today is my daughter's pre-k graduation day at COA. Bittersweet but so happy that she was surrounded by so many teachers that cared for her and love her the way they do. Thank you COA staff Especially Ms. Kavita, Ms. Leslie and Mr. Tim for preparing my daughter for kindergarten!!!! And Ms. Lori for always listening and helping me through the tough times of realizing we have kindergarteners! I hope the principal at her new school is as amazing as you! And Ms. Andrea for loving Victoria the way you do! You're all so special to us!!!
Maria Anna N. Jackson Heights, NY - June, 2018
I have trusted the teachers of COA Oswego since my daughter was a year old & she turns 3 tomorrow! I'm grateful for every teacher she has had because I know they put their heart out to take care of all the kids they have in their classroom. Ariana has learned so much since we've enrolled her in COA and I expect for her to keep learning as she moves up in class. Thank you all!
Niza A. Oswego, IL - May, 2018
Ms. Melissa and Ms. Lindsay are absolutely wonderful! My daughter started at 8 weeks, and I struggled a lot with it. They did everything they could to make me feel confident about leaving her every day. They have really become a part of our family, and it is incredibly obvious how much they love the babies they care for. My daughter adores them, and their classroom really is her home away from home! Management is always very considerate and thorough in communicating with my family as well. Keep up the great work!
Taylor M. Maineville, OH - April, 2018
Both my daughters (4 years old and 6 months old) attend Children of America, North Aurora. I am so thankful for the great care they receive each and every day. The staff is friendly, kind, and they truly care about my girls. I love seeing their development and how much fun they have! Thank you COA!
Stephanie C. North Aurora, IL - April, 2018
As new parents, we had no experience with daycares. It was difficult to choose a location. We wanted a place that would be safe, educational, and close to home. As we stepped foot in Children of America, we found what we were looking for and more! Our Son is being cared for by people that truly care about him and want to see him succeed in life. We love to hear daily about the things that he is experiencing and learning. We appreciate that the teachers are actually teaching and not just "watching" him. With that being said, the staff is great! As soon as you walk in you are greeted by friendly ladies, Ms. Marlene & Ms. Christina. if you ever have a question they do not hesitate to answer it. My son is currently in the toddler 2 and he loves Ms. Patty & Ms. Alyssa. Ms. Alyssa just started and I love her already. She is so energetic and happy every time I walk in or check the cameras. Ms. Patty is the friendliest woman I know. She takes care of the kids like they are her own. I don't say this often but I trust them both with my son. I know he's in good hands.
Devon V. Sewell, NJ - March, 2018
Our 2 year old twins and baby started at COA in August 2017. None of them had ever been cared for outside of the home and we (parents, not kids) were terrified. From day one, from each of their teachers to the rest of the staff, Ms. Lori greeting us at the door and everyone in between, we felt welcome and safe. Any question or concern we've had have been addressed with a smile and the girls could not be more thrilled to go to "school" each morning. We consider ourselves supremely lucky that this great place is in our neighborhood and recommend them with enthusiasm to everyone we know!
Gabby N. Jackson Heights, NY - March, 2018
We love Children of America! My son has been coming here since he was 9 months old, we LOVED the staff in the infant room (shout-out to Ms. Christy) and couldn't be happier with Ms. Diane in the toddler room. Her sweet and fun personality is very comforting and I know my son is in great hands. Thank you to all of the great staff!
Brittany D. Oswego, IL - February, 2018
Coming to Children America has been the best decision we have made. We came from a center where my son was not treated right and their actions were neglectful. I comprehended quitting my job to stay home with him to ensure his safety but I knew the importance of social connections and he seemed to blossom in an education setting. His first day, I was extremely nervous trusting anyone else. Was his teacher going to be nice to him? Were they going to give him the guidance he needed? Are they going to love him and take care of him? Ms. Sue and the rest of the COA team were exceptional. Connor adjusted well to his new surroundings and absolutely loved his new room. Ms. Sue treated him as if he was her own. He runs in quickly and needs to give "Ms. Sue" the biggest hug. He adores her. She is such a strong, compassionate and loving person, and we are grateful for her. He was struggling with speech and learned behaviors at the other center that were a bit aggressive and after one week with Ms. Sue, a huge change was made. That extra guidance, love and nurturing in a structured environment is what he was needing. COA makes going to work easy everyday knowing he is being taken care of. You guys are the best!
Melissa H.J. Warrington, PA - February, 2018
My 3.5 yo son has been at COA for a year now. He loves it at COA and so do I. He is eager to get to school every day to see his teachers, friends, and start learning and playing. The entire staff is so friendly. They communicate quite regularly with the parents to inform them of special events, days off, and especially inclement weather. I also use the tadpole app for updates, the teachers and directors do an amazing job with keeping updates flowing so I'm never left wondering. The tadpole app lists everything from a whole day schedule with what the kids accomplished to photos and videos of the kids having fun.
THANK YOU for being so good to my boy!
Veronika D. Southampton, PA - January, 2018