Miss Barbara's Child Development Center invites your child to join us for a free day. Please call and arrange a date as we do have to meet our ratios. For a free day your child will need:
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This is my testimonial on the outstanding services received from Miss Barbara's. Since my first contact with Lori the administrator, it has been nothing but a positive experience for me. My grandchildren were starying with us and I was in need of a day care facility for my granddaughter. I needed a place for my granddaughter that I thought would be safe and nurturing for her. From my first phone call, Lori made me feel very welcome. She listened to me and worked with me to accomplish what I had to do to enroll my granddaughter. Even now, Lori will greet us at the door as she will others, in a welcoming way which makes us, especially the children, feel good about being there. Miss Chris was such a godsend because my granddaughter was not used to being anywhere but home so it was a challenge almost everyday to get her to stay in the center. It was the whole thing sometimes of my granddaughter clinging, struggling and crying when she was dropped off. Miss Chris would talk to her in the big, cheery grandma way that she has about her and would hold her in a big hug.. I would be concerned that my granddaughter would be disruptive, but Miss Chris in a calm way would assure me, even as she held my struggling granddaughter, that everything would be fine. I left feeling confident that my granddaughter was literally in good hands. Miss Margarita, bless her heart had to deal with my granddaughter not being potty trained or being around other children. Within a short period of time, my granddaughter was becoming use to going to the potty and was responding to the day care center activities. Miss Margarita is always so friendly and patient. Even while she's busy, she always seems to have the time to talk to the parents about whatever concerns them. My granddaughter has learned much form her. When she first arrived at the center, my granddaughter was very introverted and very shy around other children. Now at this point in time several months later, my granddaughter is no longer a challenge in getting her in the day care center. I see that she laughs and plays with other children and almost daily has come home with projects that she has done or she breaks out in songs that the children have learned there. Miss Monica her present teacher, is very eager to tell me about the goings on in her class and how my granddaughter is doing. I saw her outside one day sitting amongst the children and talking to them as they played, my granddaughter being one of them. The other assistants Miss Samantha and Miss Denny have also been very friendly and helpful in greeting my granddaughter in the mornings. I'm happy that I can go to work knowing that my granddaughter is learning, safe and being well taken care of.
Stan Ayanna's Grandfather
Our son loves this school. The teachers are knowledgeable and friendly. He learned so much only being here a couple months (potty trained, ABC's, colors and shapes). They have a variety of programs and so many fun and educational activities for all the kids. What a phenomenal pre-school!
Junior and Angel Atalima Parents of Zion
We have two children enrolled now at Miss Barbara's and are thrilled. They are both so happy to go to "school" each day. I continue to be impressed with the knowledge and skills they bring home. Most of all, my children feel loved and have FUN!
My daughter, adopted from China at nearly 3, began at Miss Barbara'a six months ago and has thrived in the pre-school program. She has learned so much: she sings songs, can count, knows the alphabet, colors, shapes - overall she has acquired far more than I ever imagined she would be able to in such a short time. And most importantly, she's having fun. It's a wonderful place for a child to learn an grow!
Miss Barbara's is so much more than a day care or a school: It is and experience. We've seen nothing but positive growth and learning in our son. The teachers and staff are engaged and more importantly, they care. Initially, like many parents we felt guilty about dropping Selas off. Today we feel guilty on the days he has to miss school! Thank you Miss Barbara's for the experience.
Brendan and Marcia Epps
Miss Barbara's is an excellent school for early-aged children to learn and get the experience to grow before going into kindergarten. It allows each child to explore and gain the social skills they need in life to deal and cope with daily activities and their peers. We love it here!
The Garza family
My son is learning something new everyday. Before he did not eat fruit but now he starting to eat fruits. Everyday in the mornings he gets up and takes his shower and everything without giving me much toruble because he wants to go to school. Now he is going to bed on time and wants to do things on his own!
This is to serve as a testimonial to "Miss Barbara's Child Development Center" located in Marina, Ca. We solicited "MBCDC" when our child was just 2 years of age. My grandson has become a changed person in many, many ways. He is more than prepared for kindergarten and in fact passed all placement exams and evaluations for private school, if one desired to move their children... "MBCDC" abundantly prepares your child for that as well. After now 3 years plus, I have my second grandchild attending "MBCDC" and already after 1 year, is following the exact pattern as my first grandson. The ability to take many different personalities (the young people) and with consistancy of "MBCDC's" curriculum, they have established a very positive track record for producing extremely intellectual, polite, well spoken, self driven, kindergarten prepared, young people on an expected consistant basis. To speak to the establishment rather than the "Final Product", "MBCDC" has been established since 1970 and is always clean, well managed and organized. Parents are encouraged to participate in all of their childrens lives and activities at "MBCDC". The staff is always polite and willing to assist in any matter possible to assist parents in delivery or pick up. It has been a total and complete pleasure for us as grandparents to participate with "MBCDC" at all times. If you are shopping for "Day Care", fine... if you are shopping for a child development center then "MBCDC" is as GOOD as it GETS!
Grandkids available for review upon request:)
Frank and Virginia Meachum
"What a wonderful place. My son was to old for preschool and not quite up to speed for kindergarten, during the first week in Miss Barbara's pre-kindergarten program he learned to spell his name and still had so much fun learning and playing. He wants to know why I pick him up so early (after 9 hours)! We couldn't be happier with Miss Chris and the rest of the staff."
"We believe Miss Barbara's offers a safe and loving learning environment for our daughter."
The Shlining Family
"Our Family loves Miss Barbara's! We have had all three of our children here! They love all the activities and the field trips too! Miss Barbara's makes learning fun."
The Hunt Family
"My son is new at Miss Barbara's - since August 1st., but so far he has really enjoyed the program and there are alot of positive and educational things for him to do. Staff is friendly. I really like the monthly calendar with the activities. Looking forward to a great year!"
"Eddies mom" Lisa
"Miss Barbara's has a very creative and knowledgeable staff. Their teachers focus not only on the children's IQ but also on their emotional growth. The school is a second home to our son."
MISS BARBARA'S CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER IS CELEBRATING 40+ YEARS ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA