in the last week
I live out rural and Everbrook was the closest option for childcare for us that was not at a church or private home. I wasn't sure at first what to expect from a childcare setting so I enrolled in two different facilities half time. Everbrook exceeded my expectations on many levels and surpassed their competitor. I noticed an excitement in my 20 month old at the time when we would go to ‘school' at Everbrook than when we attended the other daycare. He wasn't sad at either but he really lit up at the door of Everbrook. Being that I was a nervous-new mom I spent a lot of time communicating (probably annoying everyone) at both facilities and I ultimately felt that my concerns were validated and met with resolution at Everbrook more graciously than the other. The camera system here is a game changer for me, I can pop in and see my child thriving, and engaged with other kids and it brings me a sense of calm and joy. I also watched my child blossom from a shy, quiet little singleton into a social butterfly that suddenly knew sign language and the names of all his classmates. I owe a lot of his developmental success to Everbrooks teachers. One thing I was not thrilled with by either facility was the monitoring of water intake, we only dealt with constipation after starting daycare so I had to closely monitor and remind his teachers to ensure he had a full water bottle accessible. The other aspect I did not enjoy was the provided diet. I noticed a lot of the snacks are high in added sugar(but so delicious) and other main dish items were not something I would feed at home based on nutritional value alone. I believe most facilities use a federally implemented nutrition guide so it probably wasn't their fault. My sons iron level dropped a bit but with a medical exemption to provide his meals so long as they didn't include common allergens it popped back up in a short time. This dietary issue was something I noticed at both facilities we were attending. Most kids do well I am sure but for our family we need a certain type of balance. Everbrooks director heard my concern on a personal and professional level and gave me the option of resolution. I can say I am honestly excited to be bringing my child back here after pulling him at the start of the pandemic, and this time his baby brother will be joining him as well and I know they're going to love every single day.
6 months ago
After the in-home childcare we used for 8+ years retired in 2020, we chose Everbrook to care for our youngest child. Having used a smaller setting for so many years, moving to the larger facility-like childcare came with some apprehension. However, after meeting with Nikki and touring the facility our minds were put at ease. We were doing everything possible to keep our family safe, and yet our 3 yo started attending Everbrook full time during the height of the pandemic. The first class cleanliness and care that has been taken during this unsettling time is what sets them apart from the other available childcare options. While those first few days were emotional, by the end of the week, our kiddo was excited for school and that excitement hasn’t waned since the start. Our little one is eager to get to school to see what’s in store for the day; whether it’s learning to read or taking part in an engineering assignment, painting or playing with playdoh, the day is ever changing and always engaging. When it’s time to eat, I find the culinary creations and Everbrooks ability to get my kiddo to eat to be some sort of magic. From the moment we are greeted in the morning to the time we are wished a good night, selecting Everbrook for our families last 2 years of childcare was the best decision we could have made for our child.
6 months ago
My son has been going there for 3 years and we love the staff and the curriculum.