The Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center has provided my family with a peace of mind. Every day we drop off our children, and we know that they are going into a facility that will accommodate their needs and provide them with exceptional care. Our children love the Center so much that when we come to pick them up they want to stay!
As educational leaders, we believe that children at such a young age learn best through discovery and creativity. The Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center focuses on these areas through an interactive and enriched curriculum that will develop your child’s cognitive concepts, physical, language, and social skills. You can be reassured that the Center is a nurturing environment that is dedicated to educating the whole child. We highly recommend that Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center to all parents that are seeking an institution that focuses on your child’s best interests.
When we chose a preschool we were looking for an environment that would help bridge the gap between the nurture of an in-home day care provider and the structure of a classroom. Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center provided the safe and loving classroom setting that helped our children flourish both socially and academically. Now, four years and two children later, we couldn’t be happier with our decision.
My daughter Kylie is almost 4 and this is her first year attending the preschool program at Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center. I have already had 3 sons go through the program a few years ago. I have had nothing but positive experiences when dealing with the Center and the staff. All of the staff and teachers genuinely care about our children, and this caring attitude extends into how they teach the children each and every day. The Center has a wonderful education program that has engaged all of my children socially and educationally. When my 3 older boys went off to Kindergarten 2 years ago, they would not have been as prepared as they were if they had not attended the Center. On another note, the Center has a great food allergy plan in place; the staff are very careful to ensure that any child with a food allergy will be safe.
My family has been utilizing the Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center for over 5 years now for the Before & After Care Programs, as well as their Summer Camp Program. Without these programs, as a 2 parent working family, I would be lost! I cannot say enough about the staff: how wonderful they are and how comfortable they make me feel about the fact that my children are safe and well cared for until I get to the school to pick them up. It is also reasonably affordable, especially for having 2 children. The kids get to do lots of fun activities such as play games and sports in the gym, participate in cooking club, reading club, walking club, and also play board games, x-box, and have special movie days. I love the Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center, and I am thankful that the Center is there for my family.
My children have been in the Chester M. Stephens Program for several years and I feel very confident in their well-being. What really makes the program are the teachers! They seek out new opportunities for the children, whether it be crafts, projects, games, etc. I speak with them frequently upon pick up, and it is clear that they care for each and every child. They always greet me with a smile! One of the teachers helps my son with math and other homework each day, and she shows patience and skill. My daughter is learning how to crochet and knit, and she enjoys this very much! It is so convenient to have the program right in the school. So, for all you do, thank you!
As a parent of 3 children, I started using the services of the Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center back in 1992. My children have been enrolled in all the programs of the Center: Infant & Toddler, Preschool, and School-Age/Before & After School and Summer Camp. Through the years, the Center has gently walked me through every stage of my children’s lives. I’ve learned a great deal from the sensitive, trained caregivers who are committed to the Center and its parents. The truth is that I’m a better parent because of the Center. Today, my daughter is in college, my son is in high school, and my youngest is in the Preschool Program. And me, let’s just say I couldn’t be happier!
When I chose to return to work after the birth of my first child, it was a heart wrenching effort to find the best program for my child that would support his growth and development until the time he was of school age. I knew the moment I was introduced to the Center and its programs that I had found the right place for my son, and subsequently for my daughter who was born 2 years later.
I can say that this child care center is truly focused on the good of the child, and is truly community-based. This is not a ‘fast food’ big chain of child care with rotating teenage employees. This is quality care with an eye to the good of the community, long-term employees, and happy, well-tended children. The Center cuts through socioeconomic barriers, with children from well-off families and children from struggling families. I have trusted them with my children, and they have more than held that trust.
Putting the care of your child in the hands of another individual is never an easy decision. When my husband and I made the decision to enroll our 2 year old in daycare, I was worried. Would my child be cared for? Would he be safe, thrive and grow? We looked at many options and finally decided on Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center. What really won me over was the learning environment. While other places are designed to just “keep” your child until you get back. This center is established on the foundation of learning and growth My son has blossomed so much during his time here that when I had my daughter, I had qualms bringing her as well. My children love their teachers and they are excited every single day they come here. They are stimulated and encouraged to explore their world in a fund and rich environment. I am so happy to have found this establishment and appreciate Ms. Gail and all the wonderful staff there.
As a full time working mom and part-time student, leaving my children in someone else’s care every morning is one of the hardest things I have to do. I am sure I share with so many other moms. Thanks to the directors, teachers, and staff at Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center, I feel better leaving my children every day at the center because I know they are in the hands of caring professionals who cherish, love, nurture and appreciate my children’s individuality. The quality of care my children receive is above and beyond. I am so grateful to feel confident that I have a safe and loving space for my children. I would never want to send my children anywhere else. I will recommend this Center to all.
“Not only did I hear wonderful things about Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center from other local families, but I knew immediately upon touring the facility that this was unlike any of the other Center’s I had looked into. It felt like a home away from home- not commercialized at all. All 3 of my daughters ended up attending the Center from around Toddler Age through Middle School Age. I can’t put into words the impact this Center had on them- and on me. The curriculum was always taught in a fun, interactive way and my daughters were MORE than prepared for school when the time came. Once they attended the public schools, the After Care Program was a huge help to me – especially with that dreaded homework, which gave us all anxiety. The staff always went above and beyond with making sure they completed it, studied for upcoming tests, started projects, etc. HUGE PLUS, in my book! I also need to mention their free parent education program. It was something I will forever promote and share with people I know. It’s incredible and should be taken by anyone is an influence to a child. So all in all, this Center is part of our family now. Always will be. I am so, so grateful.”
“As a first-time mom, I knew finding the best program for my daughter was one of the most important decisions I was going to make prior to returning to work. When I first toured the Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center, I was struck by the family-like atmosphere it possessed and the kindness of the teachers I encountered. My gut instincts told me that this was a place where I could return to work and have peace of mind that my daughter was in caring loving hands. I am proud that my mom-instincts were right. The center has become our family- helping support not only our daughter’s individual growth & development, but our growth as a family. The teachers and staff are passionate about their profession and it is evident in the way they interact with every single child. The best part is knowing that my little girl is safe and happy in my absence. At MOCC, we are not just paying someone to watch our little girl, we are investing in her future.”
“As a first-time mom, I initially selected Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center because of the warm, friendly environment. I immediately noticed that it did not have the rigid, business-like undertones that I sensed at some of the other centers that we toured. Over the years, my oldest son has thrived at the center and my younger son is now following the same path. MOCCLC has been a partner in raising my children, providing them with both early childhood education as well as fostering social development, all in a fun and supportive environment. When I go to work, I am at east hat my children are engaged, well cared for, protected and loved.”