For over 4 years, the amazing staff at Adventures Learning Centers has been caring for our children and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. They nurture and teach the kids while letting them explore and build friendships in a safe and positive environment. The teachers take the time to discuss each child’s development and we really value the liberal communication, both written and in person. We know that our children are in good hands when they are in the care of Adventures!
The Augustine Family
While pregnant with our second – and with a two and a half year old who was beyond ready for some social interaction in a structured environment – I began to research for daycare/preschool options. I visited four options and knew almost as soon as I walked in the door that the choice for us, was Adventures. Such a warm and welcoming place – smiles on teachers’ and kids’ faces – structured learning in a fun and nurturing environment. To us, they’re not the “staff,” they’re family; always ready with encouraging words, comfort, appropriate discipline and FUN! We’ve been with Adventures for five years – and it’s one of the best parenting decisions we’ve made.
As my youngest entered Kindergarten this past fall he is well above benchmarks in sound fluency, letter naming fluency, phonemic segmentation and nonsense word fluency. Adventures did an AWSOME job getting him not only ready for kindergarten, but EXCITED to learn and read and write!
The Dukersher Family
When I was pregnant with my daughter, several friends had recommended Adventures to us. They raved about incredible staff, the various curriculums at each age level (including Baby Sign and Spanish), and the excellent learning environment. After taking a tour, we knew it was the right place for us, too. The fact that Adventures has a secure webcam for parents to peek at during the day sealed the deal for us. Maya is our first child and I knew I’d miss her to pieces when I went back to work, so the notion that I could see her – in real time, even if just for a quick passing minute – eased a lot of my anxieties about returning to the office.
Today Maya is two and thriving in the Green Room. She’s literally grown up at Adventures, and we love knowing she is in such good hands, with nurturing teachers who have known her since she was in the Infant Room. She is learning new things every day and having fun doing it. In fact, she loves school (and her little friends) so much, that she doesn’t want to leave when it’s time to go home! As parents, we couldn’t be happier or prouder of her growth and development, and we owe much of that to the amazing staff at Adventures.
The Henriquez Family
The list of Kindergarten expectations is getting higher each year. The incoming students are expected to know a tremendous amount, more than ever before. Having a student in my kindergarten class, whom previously attended Adventures Learning Center, has been a blessing. He was more than prepared for kindergarten. He came into the year very strong and continues to grow. I would highly recommend Adventures Learning Center to anyone who would like to prepare their youngster for their first year in school. A job well done!
S. King, Kindergarten Teacher
As a busy family with working parents we wanted a place that would nurture, socialize, educate, and create a safe environment for our children. After dropping our children at Adventures Learning Center in the morning we go to work with that peace of mind each and every day! My oldest child went there for 5 years and recently started kindergarten and is the top reader in her class and is one of the strongest with counting, addition, and subtraction thanks to the foundation we had from Adventures. My second child is currently in preschool at Adventures and we are confident she is getting that same foundation! Thank you for all of your caring and support for the last 6 years.
The Rohrstaff Family
Our now 3.5 year old twin boys have been at Adventures Learning Center since they were 3 months old. With all the newness and uncertainty that comes with the experience of being new parents, Adventures is the one constant that we can always rely on without worry. Every morning we drop off, the staff greets us with warm smiles and a genuine feeling of excitement about the day ahead. Knowing the boys are growing and thriving in a loving and safe environment with friends and teachers we’ve all grown to love as family makes our decision to send the boys to Adventures one of the best we’ve made as parents.
The Huntington Family
For 5 years we have been sending our daughters to Adventures Learning Center and we would not have it any other way. In 2009 we learned that our newborn daughter had Cystic Fibrosis, with this genetic disease there are multiple treatments that have to be administered throughout the day. When we approached the staff at Adventures about being able to handle the additional care, they took the time to carefully assess their ability to handle the whole situation. When they got back to us we were very comfortable with their decision to care for our daughter, we knew that they were thoughtful and deliberate in their decision making approach and that they were fully committed to the care of our daughter. It isn’t easy to find someone to care for your children and to know that they are in good hands, but we know that we have found the best in this staff and we appreciate all that they do for us.
The Kann Family
We are truly grateful for all the love everyone at Adventures has shown our two children. As a parent, you don’t want to have to worry about if your kids are safe during the day, fed, educated, having fun, well taken care of and loved-in the five years we’ve been coming to Adventures, I just didn’t have to worry. When my daughter went into kindergarten, she was completely prepared and even ahead of other children due to the Adventures curriculum. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The Cross Family
We are so proud to share that we have been a member of the Adventures family for over 6 years. Our son started Adventures at 8 weeks old and is now a vibrant kindergartener that is excelling at school. The preschool program is awesome and the teachers keep the program interactive and fun, while teaching appropriate behaviors. Our son LOVED preschool and we feel this helped him prepare well for kindergarten.
We also have a daughter who is almost year old and her face lights up and she goes happily to her teachers in the morning. Even for second-time parents it is difficult to leave your little one and this definitely gives us reassurance of her happiness while we are away. This is all because Adventures has truly exceptional teachers! Teachers that care about the kids as if they were their own, and they provide encouragement, love, and education while setting boundaries. Several of these teachers have cared for both of our children, and it is comforting to see consistent staff over the last 6 years. Many of these special people are like family to us and we love them dearly. We could not be more pleased with the level of care and education our children have received at Adventures!
The Harter Family
We have had both our children enrolled at Adventures Learning Center in Portage, MI for the past 6 years. It is due to the safe, caring and structured environment they offer that we have remained loyal to this center. The care they have received from the staff of the center is 2nd to none, and each day we consider ourselves blessed to have ALC as an integral part of the development of our children, and part of our family. The directors of the center are very accommodating and have great communication with us as parents, and their process for keeping us informed of all decisions concerning our children is greatly appreciated. The teachers have always shown compassion, love, and aid in the development towards the next stage of education. ALC’s is a true blessing to working parents in knowing the level of care for your children is never compromised, and your children will be in a presence of a staff that genuinely cares.
The Feltch Family
My kids, who are 2 and 10 months old, have been attending Adventures Learning Center since they were each 3 months old. As parents, we all wish that we would not need the services of a day care for our children but the reality is that some of us do. Subsequently we are faced with the ever so important decision of finding caregivers that will provide the love and care that our children deserve. My kids light up every morning when they see their teachers, and that means so much to me knowing they are comfortable and happy when I leave them. This gives us as parents the peace of mind knowing that while we are at work they are being loved, kept safe and secure, learning to interact with other children as well as develop social skills.
Adventures Learning Center has exceeded my expectations in these areas. I cannot thank Adventures Learning Center staff enough for the love and care they provide my babies. I am confident that my children will be well prepared for their transition to kindergarten in a few years. I highly recommend Adventures Learning Center to parents looking for a safe and secure daycare!
The Vosters Family