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April Purple Crayon Award

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our bumper crop of 16 school reviews last month.  Congratulations to J. Miranda, this month’s Purple Crayon Award Winner for  her review of the Bethany Nursery Group in Bethany.  

Thanks to the kind folks at Elm City Market, J. Miranda gets a $50 gift card in thanks for her hard work.  Read her review below, and click here to write your own review to be next month’s winner!

– Mira and the schoolHaven committee

April 2013.  Upon many recommendations from friends, I visited Bethany Nursery Group to explore as a pre school option for my children.  The minute I walked in, I knew this was the warm, friendly, nurturing environment I was looking for. The programming is excellent. The children are able to explore and discover so many different things.  I am surprised at how much knowledge they have gained after two years.  Being part of a co-op provides a great sense of community.  Parents involvement is great and rewarding. The staff have longevity at BNG, and treat the children with respect.  A true gem. J. Miranda, parent

March Purple Crayon Award

Congratulations to Jenn S. for her review of Sunshine Preschool in Hamden!  Jenn was also our all-star reviewer last month.  She wrote terrific reviews for Ridge Hill School in Hamden and the Hamden Parks and Recreation Camp

Thanks to the kind folks at Elm City Market, Jenn gets a $50 gift card in thanks for her hard work.  Read her review below, and click here to write your own review to be next month’s winner!

– Mira and the schoolHaven committee

March 2013.  I have had two kids at Sunshine—my five-year-old was there until she started at one of the NH Magnet schools for Pre-K and my 20-month old has been there since he was six or eight weeks old; and now that my older daughter is in our neighborhood school’s kindergarten she goes to Sunshine after school each day.

Sunshine is everything I like in a daycare (and my daughter had been at two or three others before we settled on Sunshine). It’s large enough that it is much more than a home-based daycare with separate spaces for the babies, toddlers and preschoolers, a curriculum for each—but small enough that it feels homey and has a family-like atmosphere.

This is the best-priced daycare I’ve been able to find in the area and is the ONLY daycare I know of anywhere that is as flexible with days/hours as it is. When my daughter was little she would go 4 days a week (NOBODY does that!) and when my son first started I had him going three six-hour days… The understanding and flexibility is amazing. Everyone who works there is completely devoted and friendly and they always have a smile on their face.

I honestly think the only con I can think of is that they do close for a week during the summer, and for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I could understand this at a much smaller home-based daycare, but I do feel that with a staff they shouldn’t have a summer week completely closed… but it’s a small price to pay.

I couldn’t recommend Sunshine enough!! Jenn S.