A Garden For Children Child Dev. Center - Universal City TX Licensed Center - Child Care Program

840 NORTH BLVD, UNIVERSAL CITY TX 78148
(210) 659-1414
4 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: A garden for children child developement center is a licensed facility open Monday-Friday. We provide 2 Hot meals per day and 3 snacks, We offer the "Texas Randy" school curriculum as well as thematic learning activities and computer learning programs. Each month a calendar goes out with what the children are learning for the month. We provide Field trips, Our staff members have a wealth of experience C.D.A, first-aide, CPR training as well. the center director Mrs. Hunter has over 40 years experience in the education system. We have openings for Birth-school age, We also have dual language teachers who are excellent with infants and toddlers whom have been in the daycare field for years. Our children are our number one priority! We look forward to meeting your little ones!.

Additional Information: Initial License Date: 3/20/2015.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 80
  • License Number: 1560678
  • Age Range: Infant, Toddler, Pre-Kindergarten, School
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes

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Reviews

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Bishop J..R. Smokes Aug 22, 2018

Strongly recommend this day care. Because of my business schedule my daughter was not even enrolled at the day care but Mrs. Carolyn made it a point to pick up my daughter from school and kept her until I was free from my meeting. My daughter only being a child herself would my ask me everyday if she could go to the daycare. Mrs. Hunter being a certified teacher would assist my child with her school work and there have been times that I would just show up at the daycare and I have seen her ask after care children if they had homework and try to help them with their homework. Had not my business schedule did not have me free much of the time I would have enrolled my daughter in to the daycare. Now I have custody of my grand daughter and even as a newborn Mrs. Hunter would come to my home to pick her up and take her to daycare just to give me a break. i do not trust people with my children like that but I knew in the care of Mrs Hunter my grand daughter would be safe and taken care of. Before returning her to me the baby had been well taken care of and I place her in bed and she slept most of the night because she had been fed and had her bath.
I have known the Director Mrs. Carolyn Hunter for almost 20 years.As I stated in my previous comment I do not just allow my children to go to anyone because i am not sure of how they would be treated if I were not present. Being a single parent and a man Mrs. Hunter and her staff was always on hand to come pick up my children just so that I may take a "mental health" break.
I serve as President of the Parents Committee for Garden for Children which I am proud to be part of. Because of the fact my time is my time I can always pay surprise visits to the day care just to see how things are going. I do this because our children are important to the future and because as I parent we have love for them . Recently during a meeting and inspecting of the day care I met with some of the staff and was informed that a parent had physical attacked Mrs. Hunter. This is an act that is prohibited as one of my policies for any employee to be attacked by a parent due to the safety of our children and employee. Remember the staff are there to protect our children. I also found one of the comments that the baby room is always dark that is not what I found to be true. Sometimes we may have a child going through certain stages where they go through biting others. Mrs.Hunter and I have discussed safety of the children on many occasions. this is something that is carefully watch for by the staff because we do not want any child hurt in anyway. The staff at A Garden For Children care about children because most are parents themselves. As a parent we want our children safe at all times.The staff has a love for children and are instructed and observed to give each child attention as if they were their own.
I hear about the complaints but I have not received one email or call from any of the people that are leaving comments . Parents are encouraged to contact me so if there is s problem that I can get with the staff and we can correct it

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Susan Kelly Aug 20, 2018

The personnel are good Christian loving people and care about the well being of the children that attend there. It’s a great place and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

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VisitingSLP Jan 29, 2018

I see children for speech therapy at A Garden for Children Child Development Center and have an "inside look" at the interaction between staff and children. There is so much respect for the children and families at this center from both the teachers and the owner that, as a somewhat overprotective mom myself, I would absolutely recommend going to meet the staff and considering this establishment to care for your child. I would have confidence enrolling my child here and have a close friend who has never had anything negative to say in over 2 yrs of their baby going here (started as an infant).
I've personally noticed consistent schedules/rules across families (no unfair treatment!), playful and child-friendly staff interacting with kids, and truly happy children seen growing, learning, and playing. The infant room is especially blessed with an amazing teacher who does all the right things to encourage language and motor development!
Since I work with children in other daycare centers, I have learned that it is important to see how the children respond to the staff and not make decisions based on how many "extras" they have. There isn't a mini-golf course or swimming pad here, but the rooms do not reek of urine and the kids are not ignored.

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Steph09 Dec 07, 2016
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Just wanted to share our experience with this place in order to assist other parents in making the best decision for their babies.

Our little one is 2. When we were checking out the facility, there were a couple of small concerns, but nothing major. The rooms were small and the playground was a little depressing. We decided that they kindness of the staff outweighed the negative at that point. We were told to pay deposit and 1week of tuition on Friday before she started on Monday. We paid the fee and tuition and took Macie to A Garden for Children on Monday morning. Monday afternoon when we picked her up we were given a folder with the policies, immunization record request, and contract to sign and bring back. When the man at the desk mentioned that they need the shot record the next day, they agreed that my husband can bring it in with the folder on Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday I got there to drop the little one off and they asked for the folder and records. I reminded them about the initial plan to bring the documents in during the lunch hour(2.5 hrs away), they agreed. I walked her to her class 15 feet away and the same woman who witnessed us sort that out, reminded me again to bring the folder back at noon. She was less than pleasant. I brushed it off and headed to work. When I finally got to work,and hour away, the man at the front desk called and demanded that My husband or myself take the folder that instant. I didn't argue, I just made the call to ask my husband if he could take an early lunch. My husband is active duty so he was unavailable for 45 minutes but said he could take it after that. I agreed and we hung up. Immediately after that, I received ANOTHER call from the daycare, this time it was the owner. She was SCREAMING at me to get there immediately because they have no paperwork on my child. I explained the situation and she lost it and then hung up on me. When my husband called her to explain that we were doing what we were told by her employees, she cursed him and hung up. He left work immediately and picked up our daughter. The owner was very unprofessional when he explained our reason for removing her. She said, " good luck getting your money back". My husband informed me of the interaction, and I called her to basically beg for a refund for the days that she didn't attend. Again, she cursed me and hung up. I called back twice and she didn't respond. The third time, she answered and told me she does not issue refunds and told me that's should be aware of this since I signed the policies when I started my daughter. I reminded her that I haven't returned the paper to her signed. She then got angry, screamed, and ended the call. An hour later, I received a call from her daycare, it's a police officer informing me that she claims I was harassing her and not me not to call her anymore. I explained that I called twice before and that I had no reason to call her because she already refused to repay the $. I told her I was letting the fraud dept and state make the corrections. Thankfully, I have been refunded the $ but this entire situation still just hangs over me like a dark cloud. The owner simply isn't someone that I would trust to keep a gerbil, much less my sweet little one...

Good luck on you search for the best childcare provider, I STRONGLY recommend you skip this spiteful, vulgar, ghetto, unprofessional woman's establishment. Looks can be deceiving, she can switch from calm, warm, and welcoming to just plain evil in less than 10 seconds. That, in my opinion, is a frightening situation for a little one to be in.

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