We know we can say
what we want about our center -- but it's the parents of "our" children
who really matter. Here's what some of them have to say about My
If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering My Special Spot for your pre-school/day care needs. If you’re like me, you’re feeling anxious and concerned about who’s going to care for your precious baby(ies) while you’re working. Going back to work is a big decision, made so much easier if you really feel confident in your day care decision.
I was in your position almost 6 years ago when my husband and I had to choose a day care center. We researched and interviewed numerous centers…until we met with Jeff at My Special Spot.
There was something about him that I liked right away: he tried to educate me, not “sell” me. He talked all about the kids, the care, the enrichment and the education. He listened and remembered details about us and our children that he mentioned in future conversations. Jeff knew everyone’s name – teachers, kids and parents.
Then there was the environment: as soon as I walked in the door, I knew this place was very different. The center is very open with very high ceilings. There weren’t high walls to compartmentalize the kids, like little kids in a fishbowl (as we saw at other centers). The walls are low to promote communication, sharing, visibility. There was – and still is – a very warm, open, friendly, family-like feeling.
Once we made the decision (which was obvious after our talks & visits to MSS), time passed and it was Emma & Molly’s first day at My Special Spot. I was not prepared for how scared, anxious and nervous I was leaving our little girls in someone else’s care. Would they really take care of our kids like we could? I can honestly say - yes! They can and they did.
From Miss Coretha to Miss Pattie to Miss Faye…up to Miss Gina…to Miss Laurie…our girls were cared for like no other day care center! And that’s because My Special Spot is NOT a day care center – it’s a family-away-from-home. It’s an enrichment center like none other. It’s a “my-kids-will-never-want-for-a-better-pre-school-education” center.
Between the exceptional care, enrichment and education, My Special Spot was & is the barometer by which all other schools will be judged. From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful to everyone at My Special Spot – I’m a lifetime friend and advocate!
Dan and I wanted to say thank you. In as much as we want to thank everyone personally, we wanted to take the time to let you know how much we treasure your infant suite staff.
These incredible women have nurtured and loved Max from the moment they laid eyes on him at 3 months old. And that love and attention hasn’t wavered as he has moved up into each new class. Hugs and kisses are common for Max to receive from Melany and Maribel but just as likely to come from Rita, one of his very first teachers.
We feel such a sense of warmth and love every time we walk into and out of the infant suite with Max. We have often commented at home and to our friends that without putting Max into school at such a young age, he would not have excelled in the way he has. The teachers have encouraged him, challenged him and often taught him things that I didn’t catch on to for weeks after! He always knew more than I thought he did—whether it was signing “more”, using a spoon to feed himself, and so much more.
We are truly excited to see him graduate into the toddler suite, and feel an incredible sense of gratitude toward the women who enabled him to thrive in his school environment and taught him what he needed to know to “graduate” on.
Thank you for having the foresight to hire these incredible women. We feel truly blessed to have them caring for Max!
Stacey and Dan Brown
been so happy with My Special Spot! The staff is wonderful and caring,
and the range of activities included is unmatched. Plus, I love
that my husband and I have been involved with the center since we first
enrolled our son at 18 months. We've come for evening activities,
Mother's Day brunch, and other events. It's nice to feel that we're a
part of our son's childcare. Most importantly, our toddler loves coming
school every day. He's made lots of friends, and has a wonderful bond
with his caregivers. I wouldn't think of bringing him anywhere
else." -- Aimee Evans, Livingston, NJ
A Tribute to My Special Spot
October 31, 1997 we
came to view the space,
We only wanted to leave our baby in a very special place,
We had looked at many places and home care was our solution
We could never leave our baby in a day care institution
Bright clean colors, smiling faces; institution this was not
And we signed on to begin our parental lives at My Special Spot
Snuggly, Huggy, Cuddly, from lying to sitting to walking
Our baby experienced many firsts, including starting talking
From Teddy Tot to Kodiak (the one year it existed)
You helped us potty train our son (even when he resisted)
When we found out that we were to be blessed with baby #2
We signed up to begin her, we knew just what to do!!
Kayla (Baby #2 finished Polar Pals today
We have so many memories, that we'd just like to say:
Thank you for all that you have done
Caring for our daughter and son
Thank you for making our children your "own"
We can't believe seven years have flown
My Special Spot is so much more that a place
It is each and every smiling face
We look back fondly on these days and ties we'll never sever
We thank you all for everything and our memories are forever.
Love, Andrea, Dan, Jacob and Kayla Legatt,