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    My daughter Madaline, who is five years old, has been attending your Lakewood center since she was one. 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 and subsequently we are faced with the ever so important decision of finding a facility that will provide the love and care that they deserve, and gives us parents the peace of mind knowing that while we are away from them that they are being loved, that they are safe and secure and are learning to interact with other children of the same age group which is so important. Family Life Centers has more than met my expectations in these areas and I feel very fortunate to have had Madaline at Family Life Centers for the past four years. She loves the friends she has made and the teachers that she has had and now she will begin kindergarten this Fall and still be cared for by Family Life Centers in their after school program. I cannot thank the Family Life Center staff enough for the love and care they have provided not only for my daughter but for all the children they care for.

    ~Chip McKinney Family Life Child Care of Lakewood parent

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    Everyone we have encountered at the Family Life Child Care Center of Lakewood has been friendly, patient and has realistic expectations for children's behavior. Unfortunately, many daycare centers today are more focused on what they mistakenly believe will keep their employees happy, rather than teaching them how to re-direct children in a positive manner. However, this center got this concept right and has done wonders for our son. He has gone from completely disliking daycare to smiling about going to "school" in the morning.

    ~ Diane Dylinski & Bob Seitz Family Life Child Care Center of Lakewood parents

    We've had our daughter in the Berea center for almost 4 years now and every morning she's always looking forward to going to "school"! The staff have made this such a rewarding and educational experience for her. It's reassuring to know that my daughter is not only being well taken care of, but she is learning, growing, making new friends and experiencing new things in a fun environment. Plus the daycare facility is AMAZING! So perfect for the children and staff! They truly care for the children and their families in the center.

    ~ Lisa Burdett Family Life Child Care Center of Berea parent

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    OhioGuidestone and the Family Life Child Care Centers have a long history of providing high-quality early care and education to the children of Cuyahoga County. The agency's commitment to providing quality and innovative family supports and services has made it an asset to the early childhood community and to Invest in Children's Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in particular.

    ~Director, Invest in Children, Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood

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      Parents are choosing Step Up To Quality* because they want the best for their children. Research from The Ohio State University confirms that as programs add stars, the benefits to children add up. They display more confidence, a curiosity about the world around them and are ready to learn. These are skills important for success in school and in life.

    ~Ohio Department of Job and Family Servicess

    *Please note that both of our Family Life Child Care Centers have received five of five possible stars by the State of Ohio's Step Up To Quality rating.