I highly recommend Encino Creative Kids as a daycare or preschool option for your child. Prior to attending Encino Creative Kids, my daughter attended a well-regarded progressive preschool that turned out to be very poor fit for her. When we pulled her out part way through her final year we felt so fortunate to find Deanne and Encino Creative kids. After only one week at Encino Creative Kids our daughter regained confidence and began loving school again. She is now in kindergarden where she is thriving and we owe that to Deanne and her lovely school. Deanne runs an excellent preschool curriculum that is well balanced while age appropriate academics, crafts, social interaction and play. Deanne manages to enforce boundaries with a firm but caring and nurturing hand. Our daughter also learned a lot of manners at Creative kids of which she is very proud and is often complimented on. The meals were always healthy, nutricious and child-friendly. Deanne always had a professional staff on hand and the children also had the benefit of playing with and receiving help from her two lovely older daughters. Perhaps the best testament to our daughters experiment at Encino Creative Kids is that she loves to return during the school holidays and even brings along her older sister who loves to come as well.
Dear Deanne, Our sincere gratitude for your love and guidance during Jaden's first 2 years of life. You have been instrumental in his development and have helped us immensely in becoming better parents.
Jesse. S. ________________________________________________________________
It is my great pleasure to recommend Encino Creative kids Preschool and Daycare to parents. I am a mother of three, ages 7, 5 and 15 months. I have gone through many child care situations over the years. We had a live in nanny at one time, babysitters who came to our residence according to our work schedules, and the older children were enrolled in a well established, franchised pre-school.
I found Deanne's establishment last year, and I have been exceedingly happy with the services she provides. My 5 year old attended Deanne's preschool from May of 2009 and she loved it. She thrived here, was happy everyday and excited to be apart of the family that evolved at this school. As if that weren't enough, Deanne prepared her well for kindergarden with her excellent age appropriate curriculm. My daughter gained much from Ms. Deanne. It is always a pleasant atmosphere.
I was thrilled with how clean everything is always kept and the nutritious snacks and meals that are provided for the children. It is extremely difficult to leave your children in another's hands, but Encino Creative Kids, had become a home away from home. I am never worried when they are there. My two older children still talk about Ms Deanne, their friends and the staff regularily. They still go when school is on break and are always excited days in advance.
As for my baby, she is 15 months old. She has been going to ECK since she was six months old. Deanne provided age appropriate play and care for her from the beginning, all wrapped in a genuine caring and loving kindness, that is often sold in childcare, but I have found it to be rarely truly seen. My baby has thrived also, she is happy and social, incredibly curious and aware, much of which I attribute to Ms Deanne because she attends full time. It is her home away from home. She is stimulated daily, but not pushed into unreasonable expectations. She has been exposed to many new experiences at Ms Deanne's and is even learning to communicate in sign language. As a bilingual family, we believe that all of these experiences, done in a nurturing way, are invaluable in shaping the character of our children.
Ms Deanne is almost too good to be true, but the best part is, she is!!
It is a wonderful place to bring your child from infant to school age. I thank Deanne every day, as she has been a true partner in raising our children. Her patience and skill is hard to find.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
W. Sutas ________________________________________________________________
Dear Deanne and family,
Thank you for caring so well for our Annabel. As we see the continued growth in Annabel we appreciate the key role you all play in making it happen.
John & Renee. W. _______________________________________________________________