We know that choosing the right place for your child is one of the biggest decisions that you as a parent have to make. We hope you will take some time to read some of the wonderful things that our parents have said about David's Christian Learning Center.
"DCLC has been an awesome experience from day one! We really can tell the difference in our daughter Madelyn and how much happier she is at DCLC than our previous day care arrangement.
As a first time parent, I value the input that the DCLC staff has and rely on their guidance as far as the activities that Maddie should be participating in to encourage her development. DCLC has done a wonderful job being communicative and working with us on payment arrangements. I can tell when I walk in to pick her up that she is happy and fulfilled at the DCLC daycare. She is learning so much, so quickly, and DCLC is great at keeping me up to date on her accomplishments! They even send me an occasional picture of her on my phone! I love it!"
"Both my husband and I are blessed with full-time jobs, so we were concerned about finding a 'second home' for our daughter during the day. I teach at Central Middle School in Columbia Heights, and every day that I go to work, I am able to focus on educating my 'big kids' because I know that my daughter is happy and nurtured at David's Christian Learning Center. Her teachers keep her mind and body stimulated through circle time, art projects, music, dancing to the Wiggles, walks, and gym time.
As a new mom, it's so helpful to have these experienced people to answer questions such as, 'Do you see this in all toddlers, or is this just my child?' Your daycare is an important ministry for Columbia Heights, and I am grateful that my baby can get such high-quality care so close to where I work."
"Our family joined the DCLC community nearly seven years ago when we came to tour the center with our brand new baby boy. Before discovering David’s, we had visited several centers and in-home day cares--visits that often ended in tears of frustration from this new mother. I can’t describe the relief I felt upon finding DCLC. Finally, a center that met our expectations and a place that put me at ease.
"I just couldn’t be more pleased with the care my son is given at DCLC. The staff are caring, sweet, and very competent.
He has learned so much in preschool and even tested above average in his kindergarten screening! He also comes home and tells me all about his Bible lessons, and it’s so impressive how much of the Bible he has learned. It’s a comfort knowing he is learning both the needed preschool lessons and the Christian Bible lessons."
"DCLC is a wonderful daycare and preschool. We have had our children enrolled for over four years now. The staff are caring, and we are confident in the care and education our children are receiving. We have come to rely on them and feel that the staff are a very important part of our children's lives. After all, our children spend many hours each week with these people, so it was important to us to find a daycare that we felt comfortable with. I will never forget how during the first few weeks of daycare, the staff kept reassuring me that everything was going to be ok. They even encouraged me to stop by any time of day to check on my little one. As a new mother, the thought of leaving my baby with anyone was very difficult. The staff did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. Now four years later, we are still enrolled at the center. Over the course of the years, things have changed at DCLC and in my opinion, the staff have gotten stronger and the environment is very happy. I can honestly say, my child, who is a preschooler, can't wait to go to preschool every morning. Sometimes when I pick him up, he wants to keep playing! As far as daycares and preschools go, I have no problem recommending DCLC to those who wish to have this kind of experience."
"I found DCLC by chance, and it turned out to be one of the best things that has happened to our family. We had just moved to Minnesota and didn't know anything about the area. Our daughter was very social and just having mommy at home wasn't enough to keep her engaged. I looked up various preschools, made calls, and even set up appointments to see other schools. Then I called DCLC, and the voice on the other end was so cheery (Julie) and helpful, and it was the first time I actually thought that maybe I could entrust our only child to someone else.
"Sydney, our daughter, loves being at DCLC. My husband and I both agree we made the best choice by enrolling her here. The teachers are wonderful. They are warm, good-hearted, loving people who truly care about the children. DCLC truly creates a community for the children, parents, and staff. They create many opportunities for the children to grow as a person both socially and intellectually. We love the attention and great care that Sydney gets. We always look forward to hearing about her day and/or seeing the new art project she has created.
Unless we move out of the area, we plan to keep Sydney here at DCLC until she goes to kindergarten. It will be a sad day for all of us when she graduates as we have come to know the teachers, children, and parents well, but we know that they have prepared her well for the next stage in her life. Thank you for all you do DCLC!"