From Parents

I am continuously impressed and grateful for the teachers at my son’s daycare. He’s been forming deep bonds with the teachers from infant to toddler room. It’s clear that the dedicated women who call this their job love what they do, day in and day out. Always eager to tell a story about my son or share a silly photo with us. Every week we are showered with art and on holidays we get so many special keepsakes. I am simply in awe at how they are able to wrangle 18 high-energy little toddlers, and still manage to keep their cool and churn out fun crafts. They provide structure for him that I could never keep up with on my own, and it’s been incredible to see his vocabulary and independence take off. Trust and safety is so important for developing minds as they learn to navigate the world— to nurture growth and socialization. I am beyond grateful that we found such a positive environment to ease the burden of our busy lives.

~Roll Family Family Life Child Care of Lakewood parent

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 child care 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 child care 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

From Industry Experts

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

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

*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.