2000 Days Daycare Testimonials
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Testimonials From A Few Of Our 828 Happy Families and Counting!
Finding a decent daycare in Calgary is a daunting task. Not only do you have to find a place that is relatively close to home or work, it also has to meet so many expectations that we as parents can’t overlook. We experienced two different daycares/day homes before we found 2000 Days, so we knew a good thing when we finally found it.
When you first walk through the doors of 2000 Days Daycare, what you’ll first notice is the positivity. There are real smiles on the faces of the staff and parents. There’s an energy here that feels like home. It’s positive and caring. At a first glance, it looks like a miniature school. Cubby holes line the hallways between every classroom stuffed with jackets, boots and everything else our little ones need. Colourful children’s art lines the walls. It’s full of life. It’s apparent that the people working here actually love working with children. It’s not the only job that they could find. They are smart, dedicated and most important of all, care for the children as if they were their own. This is why we are happy to drop our son off here 5 days a week. Sure, there are some mornings where there are more tears than smiles, but everyday I pick him up and he’s smiling and happy.
The teachers actually PLAN the days. During the day, I know he will be busy doing things that are both educational and fun (driving cars into shaving cream anyone? Yes please!). I’m in awe of all the activities they do. Everyday really is a new day at 2000 Days. This is how it should be at every daycare or day home. These first years in a child’s life are so instrumental in their development and I couldn’t be more fortunate and thankful that we found this place. We really feel like the staff here are part of our family.
It is, above anything else, the quality of the staff working at 2000 Days Daycare that differentiates it from other daycares that I knew in Ontario and visited here in Calgary before meeting Marlene. They work with children because they love children. In addition, the facility is always pleasantly clean and tidy. This daycare also has a kitchen with a chef who prepares fresh, healthy meals for the kids following a posted menu which has always impressed me for the well balanced diet and the great variety of dishes served. I would strongly recommend this daycare…if you are looking for a place, come for a visit, you won’t regret it!
Dear 2000 Days Daycare,
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you do for our son and our family.
When Thomas turned 1 we were nervous about starting daycare, and being away from him. The integration process was amazing for us, Thomas gained confidence and our hearts were filled with joy as we watched him adjust.
Every day we reflect on how lucky we were to find you. Thomas is learning so much, and is exposed to enriching activities that are helping his development. We see this at home in new skills je is proud to show us, and in the pictures posted on HiMama. (Which is incredible, we love the daily updates as they bring joy to our workdays).
We could keep going, the healthy good, gym, creative spaces, etc. But the thing you do that we appreciate most is provide a safe, loving, climate. Every adult in your building cares for our son, not because it’s their job but because it comes from their hearts. We are so grateful to be a part of the family.
2000 Days Daycare is an exceptional facility that offers a remarkable place for the early development of young minds! Both introduced when they were 3 years old, each of our children have thrived under the invested energy of all staff, teachers and administration in a uniquely appointed setting.
Everything at this space has been considered from the developmental curriculum to the aesthetics of the space. One quickly notices touches of colour and lightness in each space, artwork that lines the halls and science experiments that bubble from the rooms. An intimate gymnasium provides a great place for regular play ball and yoga activities and a space for recess when the weather is uncooperative. Along with the aroma of nutritious meals and snacks that come with an in-house kitchen, as a parent one also appreciates the emphasis on encouraging our kids to think about supporting community by supporting worthy causes or the occasional field trips to local businesses. Integrating “Hi Mama” with detailed daily digital reports of eating, new learnings and photos keep us up to date with what our kids encounter each day. Ongoing development of areas like a naturalized outdoor play-space, clearly reflect that this is a centre where it owners that care and pride in supporting the wellness of little people!
Without question, the diverse and caring roster of teachers have made these early development years for our kids so nurtured and enriched! Given the pressures to make the right choice for our kids and the challenges when faced with the options, we are exceptionally pleased to have nothing but praise for 2000 days! Not-to-mention I do believe our kids would agree!
The first 5 years of a child’s life are the most important. Building a solid foundation in all aspects of their lives is the best thing you can do to ensure successful, happy adults; and 2000 Days Daycare agrees! From the moment I walked in and met the amazingly friendly, understanding, and passionate owners who welcomed us into their “home-away-from-home”, I knew it was a place we would also call home. Every day, they continue to amaze me with their hard work and dedication in providing my daughter, as well as every other child who walks through their doors, with the most ideal environment any parent would want their child growing and learning in. The combination of amazing staff and a well thought out curriculum set this place far above any other childcare facility you will ever find!
Then we found my first 2000 days. I came across it on the internet and we went for a tour. What a beautiful facility, it is set up like a school, clean, bright and the children and the staff all looked so happy. I instantly knew this was the place for our son.
My son has excelled at this school. He speaks better than most 3 year olds I know, he is respectful and shares with other kids, he knows all of his colors, the alphabet song and every day he surprises me with conversations on things he has learned at school, including yoga and the music program. I know every parent will say their child is smart but I truly think that my first 2000 days has supported his learning and growth which far exceeded my expectations. All of the staff are extremely involved, supportive, caring, nurturing and patient. They send you pictures daily of what your child is doing , which is extremely comforting, especially when they are new to the school and you are still nervous about leaving your child it the hands of others.
My first 2000 days is the best thing that has ever happened to our family and I would highly recommend this daycare/preschool for all families seeking the best for their child.
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We have been sending our kids here for 18 months and love it! They employ teachers, not simply daycare workers and each staff member is warm, thoughtful in their lesson plans and focused on fun learning with the kids. The focus on learning during play capitalizes on the impressionable first 2000 days of a child’s life to maximize their learning experience. Our kids love it and as a parent I feel I am enhancing my children’s lives by sending them here. Thanks for extending this opportunity.
I first learned about 2000 Days Daycare by “accident” when I was driving by and noticed their small sandwich board. This was over 1-year ago and they’d just opened under the CEFA franchise. When I saw the words “early learning”, I was intrigued and immediately pulled in. Mrs. Kepka gave me a tour, but I just wasn’t ready to sign-up my 10-month old. I just couldn’t imagine him being away from his mommy all day! Or me away from him!
10-months went by and I was requiring more regular child care as my career and my business took off. I toured a couple of day-homes that were recommended by friends, but after a 45-minute initial visit, I couldn’t wait to get out of there! I saw a giant box of those huge chocolate muffins (cake in disguise), the bathroom was not to my cleanliness standards, and the TV stayed on the entire time. Also, the day-mom was talking my ear off. I wanted out of there! I thought, “if this is what a “good” day home is, and I couldn’t stand it, then I would rather stop my career now and dedicate myself full time to caring for my child!”
I had a similar experience with a couple of local daycares. It felt like mayhem! The kids seemed out of control running all over the place, it smelled bad, and the menu was filled with things like muffins, bagels, and cereal – no nutritional content. I thought to myself “what parent can honestly feel good about leaving their child in this chaos?”
I kept thinking back to Mrs. Kepka’s school. I remembered that the kids were happy, the space was bright and colourful, there was a chef on site, there was a curriculum and a daily schedule. There was peace, order and harmony.
One-year after my initial visit, I booked another tour with Mrs. Kepka. After hearing about how her first year in business had gone, I was really impressed. She explained that she’d made some business decisions around separating from the franchise, and this enabled her to keep her standards high and provide her families with the best care possible. Being a business owner myself, I truly appreciate how she treats the children, their parents, and her staff. I really believe that My First 2000 Days is an elite school for our little ones. She trains her staff with the best new teaching tools, her teachers are passionate and committed to being the best they can be, the school is clean, the food is healthy.
But the best thing of all was when I took my son on this second tour. He is now 22 months old. He immediately walked into one of the classrooms and started acting like he belonged there. He started playing with the toys, saying “hi” to the other kids, and laughing at the teacher. He forgot I was there. I left him there for a few minutes, and he still forgot I was there. He was happy. He belonged. He fit right in. He didn’t want to leave. That was enough for me to see to know that this was the place for us.