Dana's Family Childcare - Allentown PA Family Child Care Home

820 Hausman Road, Allentown PA 18104
(484) 221-2773
76 Reviews

About the Provider

Description:

Dana’s Family Childcare LLC is dedicated to providing a warm and loving family environment for children. With our smaller size, we are able to give quality, individualized care to families at affordable prices.  We provide a structured learning environment for children ages 1+.  All employees have a passion for taking care of children and it shows!  All employees have background checks and are CPR/First Aid Certified.

Dana's Family Childcare Photos: (Click to enlarge)

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: CER-00102047
  • Capacity: 37
  • Age Range: 2 months on up
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Kindergarten
  • Transportation: Field Trips, To/From School
  • District Office: CCIS of Lehigh County
  • District Office Phone: (610) 437-6000 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Kate Sep 11, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

This is an excellent daycare. Our son has such fun, all the teachers are wonderful and so is Dana. When we were looking for a daycare, Dana asked us to check her’s out. I liked that very much as it shows she is dedicated and very involved in her center. The curriculum is wonderful, and the kids learn so much. They have plenty of outside time, free play, time for art, and special activities, like police, fire come in, going on walks and other trips. Our son has been having a great time here and is happy everyday he comes home. They are trustworthy and are great with children, And will make you very comfortable! I highly recommend this childcare center.

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Samantha Krause Sep 10, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My son has only been in Dana’s daycare for a few month, but we love it there. My son warmed up to everyone so fast and was walking in on his own after the first week. He has learned so much already from being in there, and we can’t thank the daycare staff enough for taking good care of him!

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Tara W Sep 04, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We love Dana’s Daycare! Our daughter warmed up to everyone right away. Everyone at the daycare center is very caring and I like that they always answer any questions we might have throughout the day. Our daughter has learned so much already in the short time she has been there. I would definitely recommend them for any child care needs!

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Jeanette MacDonald Jul 20, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We were searching for a new preschool for our daughter that provides a fun, safe and clean learning environment. Dana’s Daycare exceeded all of our expectations and they truly care for the kiddos. Our daughter loves her teachers and I like how they engage the kiddos with arts and crafts. At the end of the week my daughter brings home all of her artwork so we can proudly admire and display it. There is also a fenced-in backyard with a large play area and they play outside when the weather permits.
It has been the most wonderful experience for us and we could not have been happier with our choice. Thank you Dana and staff for doing such an excellent job!

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Mallory Mar 16, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana has been wonderful to work with from the very beginning. Our situation was a little different than the norm. My daughter was supposed to start at Dana’s when she was 6 weeks old, but at 3 weeks old she was diagnosed with a birth condition that required a major surgery. Due to her medical condition I decided to keep her home with me her first year. Dana was so understanding and checked in periodically to see how she was doing. My daughter absolutely loves the teachers there, she talks about them often! When I drop her off she’s so excited to run in and often runs right up to her teacher to give her a hug, it warms my heart to know that she’s truly in good hands and with people who genuinely care about her. I would recommend Dana’s facility to anyone, Dana and her staff truly put the children first and have their best interest in mind.

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Jim D Mar 09, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We’ve been with Dana’s for 2 months now, it’s been really great! What you can expect is a daycare/nursery that cares, is excellent at communicating, ownership that is always present, and lots of happy children. The rates are so reasonable for everything they provide and it’s quite a bit can’t say enough great things about them. Our 18 month old comes home so happy every day, and we get updates and pics that show how playful she is. Our family recommends highly!

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Beth Mar 08, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

a month ago
My children have gone to Dana's Family Childcare for several months. I send my three boys full-time and my daughter for before and after care. The Parkway Manor school bus stops at the daycare to pick up and drop off my daughter. It is very affordable compared to other daycares in the area and I feel like my children are well taken care of. The daycare is in a convenient location right off of Tilghman street and makes my commute to LVHN easy.

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Mariam Jan 14, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I started my daughter there at age 2. I looked at a lot of daycares in that area and this one felt most “homey” to me. I thought my daughter would hate daycare considering she was just thrown into a strange place with strange people at an aware age, but to my surprise she loved it. The only thing I think could be improved is the entrance way has too many kids. It’s used as a room but its really an entry hall and shouldn’t have kids everywhere as parents enter to drop and pick up. Otherwise staff is nice, as attentive as possible to all the kids, and actually teach kids good curriculum. Large academy type daycares are no better than this one. Recommended.

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Whitney Jan 13, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana and her staff are fantastic! My son is currently 6 months and has been coming to this facility since 3 months. The staff is very friendly and loving. You can tell they all enjoy what they do. I get pictures throughout the day and my son always seems like he is having so much fun. I’m very happy I choose this facility for my son and can’t wait to see him grow with Dana and her staff.

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Jenn Dec 31, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

This is my 1 year old son's first daycare experience. The staff are so nice and very professional. I love the small atmosphere, with only a few kids per room. My son has a great time and loves the staff who teach him. A great place for your kids!

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C. O. Dec 30, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We’ve been with Dana since our little guy was 6 months, now he’s almost 2 and a half. We had progressed through her age appropriate classrooms and we’ve all enjoyed the experience. Her staff knows all the kiddos, not just those in their designated classrooms, and that warm and welcoming environment is so comforting. I love seeing the growth in developmental activities as he grows, and seeing the daily pictures on her Facebook page is a special treat.
I’m looking forward to our little guy continuing to grow there until he goes off to Kindergarten!

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J L S Dec 05, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We have had a very pleasant experience with Dana’s Childcare thus far. The owner is very receptive, passionate, and active in improving aspects of the business and experience for the children. She wants what is best for the the children and it is evident in her demeanor. The staff is helpful and accommodating to needs, responds with updates and information, and the kids enjoy learning and taking part when activities are fun and engaging. The small family feel is a nice touch compared to other large facilities in the area.

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Elizabeth P Dec 03, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My son Angel has been at Dana's for almost 2 months and it was the beat decision i ever made he was previously at another daycare where he constantly had wet accidents,was bullied (which i found out after i removed him) by other kids and would cry everyday when i dropped him off and cried when i picked him up, and would stay to himself and play by himself,when i decided to take him out i called around to many places visited quite a few but just having a conversation with Dana on the phone made me already want to say YES, i instantly felt comfortable and relieved that i found the best place for my kid.From the moment hes started there it has been Night and Day, Dana has embraced his intelligence and placed him in the advanced class where he has learned so much in a short amount of time, he is truly Happy to be there and doesnt even say goodbye to mommy because he is filled with excitement, and everyday when i pick him up he has a hige smile on his face and says mommy i had fun. Thanks to Dana and her amazing staff for embracing my son and making his days so much brighter

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Cathie Oct 10, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We recently moved and it was very hard on our daughter. A new house and starting daycare part time was a big transition, but Dana handled it all in stride and with ease. She is so kind and always willing to help. Her staff has been amazing with our daughter, helping with her socialization and growth. We love getting art projects in our bins and knowing that she is developing new skills in her care. Our daughter also has allergies to products and bleach and Dana and her staff have been dedicated to keeping her safe. We are so happy to have found Dana!

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Tara Aug 19, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana's Childcare is exactly what we were looking for with our 3rd baby. The smaller numbers give a personal touch that I never found in the larger centers I used for my first 2 children. I look forward to daily pictures and updates on what they kids are learning and doing. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and kind, and are available to check in with at any time. Any issues at the center (illnesses, changes to normal routine) are communicated quickly so I never feel blindsided about anything.
I recently had a situation where I needed to find childcare coverage quickly for my older 2 children and Dana reached out to me with a proposal on how she could help short-term. If I hadn't already been sold on this place, that human interaction and interest in helping someone in a jam tipped the scales for me.
I highly recommend Dana's!

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Hillary Grimaldo Jul 29, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana's family childcare center is phenomenal! I never thought/wanted to put my daughter into "daycare"...but when my husband's work schedule changed, I was in a bind and needed to find affordable childcare for our daughter. My friend showed me Dana's website, I called her and she set up a time on the WEEKEND to meet her and her staff to make sure I and my daughter would feel comfortable .... My daughter loved Dana and her staff immediately!
We consider Dana's family childcare center as my daughter's "school" ... Dana and her staff do more than "just watch" my daughter, its amazing how she's learning to put away her toys, share with other children, doing sensory tasks, playing outside on slides , etc!

Michelle, Emily, Danielle (and many more) are amazing teachers for my daughter! I feel that each staff person at Dana's family childcare center loves and cares for every child as if they were their own! I don't know how they do it! But my daughter "runs" out of my husband's arms when he drops her off!

If you're looking for an affordable childcare center...Dana's is my top recommendation. It's not a daycare....but a school filled with love for all children!


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Rebecca May 24, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I am truly grateful I found Dana's Family Daycare. My husband and I searched for months prior to the birth of our son for a daycare to send him upon my return to work. We could not find ANYWHERE! I was nearing the end of my leave when I stumbled across this gem. My son was VERY demanding and Dana and her amazing staff found inventive ways to make our son comfortable. They were patient and kind and as a result he has completely blossomed. Within a few weeks my son completely transformed. He's such a happy baby who spends his days at Dana's smiling and laughing! All my "new mom" anxieties were eased with daily updates and pictures as well as the smiling face my baby gives me when I pick him. If you're searching for good quality care at an affordable price search no further! You won't find better care elsewhere (trust me I've looked).

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Melanie Apr 11, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My son loves it there. The staff is great with the kids.

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Rachael Feb 27, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

After months of touring daycares and trying to find the right place for our child, I finally felt at peace when I walked into Dana's daycare. Dana, Julia and everyone else is very friendly and caring. You can see that they genuinely care for the children. My daughter is always excited to go there everyday and I know that she is always in good hands. I would highly recommend Dana to anyone!!!

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Alexa B Jan 18, 2019
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

After only three weeks, we already feel like we are a part of Dana's childcare family. It is evident in so many ways that Dana and her staff LOVE working with children. Our 21 month old son has struggled with drop off time, but I will never forget watching Jodi give him a hug and hold him. He calmed down instantly. This is just one example of how much these ladies treat our children like their own. Our son has also learned SO much (the "Clean Up" song is our new favorite). Daily activities are structured and developmentally appropriate. Our 6 month old daughter is always smiling when we pick her up. We are given a detailed report of her day, which is helpful too. Dana communicates with us almost every day the kids are there. On top of sending pictures, she has sent reassuring messages that our kids are doing great. It is a relief to know that your children are in such good hands all day. We are excited to watch them grow at Dana's and would HIGHLY recommend this childcare!

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Kendra Dec 22, 2018

Dana’s family childcare is a wonderful place to provide your child with the care that they need. All of the employees show much love and compassion towards each and every child. Each staff member treats the children as their own and provides all the attention that the child would ever need. There are schedules for each age group and they provide structured learning environments for all ages. The employees interact with all of the children and also interact with the parents. Pictures are posted of the children throughout the day, so parents can see how their kids are doing. Call to schedule your appointment today.

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Pauline Dec 07, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Really a nice daycare. Everyone is always smiling and available for the kids  

 

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Danie Nov 22, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Friendly staff!! They are always so welcoming! Dana was able to help us out after our original daycare announced they were closing a week before our son was about to start! I love the private Facebook page that the staff posts pictures throughout the day. We would recommend Dana and her staff to everyone!!

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Jena Oct 17, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana is amazing!! She’s excellent with kids, along with the other girls that work with her! I would recommend this daycare to anyone! My daughter loves going and has already learned so much. She does curriculum with them and it’s a loving family feel environment.

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Candice O. Oct 16, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My little guy has been with Dana and her crew since he was 5.5 months old, and we’ve been so happy there. I drop him off knowing he’ll have a great day, where he’s treated like one of their own babies. He always has a smile on his face at pick up time.
Dana and her staff are very easy to communicate with, and they do they’re very best to work with your family’s needs.
We are very happy to have found this little gem of a daycare.

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Lauryn Flamisch Oct 16, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I began bringing my 8 month old son to Dana’s daycare 6 weeks ago. Having someone care for your child is the biggest vulnerability for a parent and I completely and whole heartedly trust the staff and know that my son is receiving the best care possible. They communicate with me daily about his well being, send me updated pictures, and offer suggestions for his general care. I am so glad that we chose Dana’s as our childcare provider and I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in receiving the best possible care for their children.

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Catherine F Oct 15, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My daughter has only been with Dana’s Family Daycare for about 3 months, but so far it has been a great experience. They are constantly doing fun and creative activities with the kids. We look forward to many more years with this daycare!

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Ashley Sep 09, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My 3 month old has been going to Dana’s for two weeks now and they have met my expectations so far. I choose this specific childcare because I love the homey environment. As a first time mom sending my baby to daycare was very scary but they have made this transition easy for me. The staff is very welcoming and very easy to get in contact with throughout the day to check up on my little one! I would definitely recommend this childcare to others look for a place to send their children.

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Brian trexler Aug 30, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son started with Dana at a young age and my daughter from infant to 3 years old. I believe we were with her almost 5 years, always a positive atmosphere for the kids, learning activities, playing, different kinds of structure for the kids to learn. The only reason we left was bc my son started kindergarten and the bus had a stop next to a daycare in town here. My kids miss their friends and teachers as they have been a part of their lives for most of it. I highly recommend this daycare, if you haven't checked it out yet you should.

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Becky G Jun 20, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

We looked into many places that we could send our daughter to before she was even born and the only one we came away from feeling comfortable and completely confident in was Dana's Family Childcare! Dana even took the time out of her Saturday to give us a tour, as it was the only time we could get there! Being a first time parent and having to go back to work quickly (daughter was 6 weeks when she started), it was tough enough, however, Dana and her staff made it an easy transition. I love that they keep us informed and we can always reach out to them during the day to check in. We also love that they chart everything, so we know what she did throughout her day! I would highly recommend them! They treat your child like their own and become part of your family very quickly <3

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Sean Jun 20, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana is great with our son. Her facility is very nice and gets better all the time with improvements. She is a very easy person to work with.

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Molly Jun 04, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I can not say enough good things about this daycare! My daughter loves it here! Dana and her staff are wonderful!!!! They make you feel like you are family, they communicate with parents and treat your child like they are their own. We’ve tried two other facilities and were unsatisfied until we came here. I have seen a real change in my daughters behavior in the short time she’s been here, she has blossomed so much! I highly recommend this facility!

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Kelly May 25, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana’s family childcare is a second home to my two daughters; when I say second home, I literally mean it. They care of the kids as they are their own. Kids are exposed to great activities. They come everyday home happier than the day before. If you are looking for a place to care for your child worry free, you must then definitely send them to Dana.

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Sharon A. May 16, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My 2 granddaughters go to Dana’s full time, and I couldn’t be happier. I knew from my first visit with Dana and Marcy, that here couldn’t be a better place for the girls to go.
I had my own childcare business quite a few years ago. I hoped my daughter would have the good fortune to find a “home” during the day for the girls to go to where they could learn and play and we would be confident in knowing they are safe and well taken care of. Dana and her staff have exceeded all of those expectations. I would love nothing more than to be able to watch our granddaughters during the day. Being unable to do so, there is not another place that I’d rather them be.

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Corey A. Apr 21, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I can not express enough how thankful I am to have found Danas child care center. Dana has been truly amazing working with me and my family and helping take care of my twin 18 month old daughters. This establishment is clean,safe, and caring. They have went above and beyond working with me and my girls. Dana and her staff and have truly been a blessing to me and I recommend them to anyone I meet looking for childcare. I believe you may find another childcare center but you will never find one that provides the amount of love my children have received in the time we have attended. A true place for your children to learn laugh and feel loved and for you to not feel stressed during your days at work. I am beyond thankful

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Rachel Wise Apr 19, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I am really happy that we found Dana's Family Childcare. I have two kids there (my four year old son and 7 month old daughter). My son tells me that he loves the owner and loves playing with kids in his class. I get pictures of what he is doing more than any center we have been in. My daughter is happy to go in each day and when we pick her up she is always smiling or sound asleep. I get pictures or videos of her often, which makes my day. The staff have worked with me so I feel like my kids have consistency. I am particular with certain things with eating, behavior, etc. and they never gave me a hard time or made me feel intrusive. They just worked with me. The owner is also very hands on with the kids.

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Mallory_H Apr 06, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Our daughter has been attending Dana’s Family Childcare for only a little over a month. We have previously sent our daughter, and older son, to in home childcare providers and was worried about the transition to a daycare center. Dana, and all of her staff, have made the transition for our daughter so smooth. The center is small, and feels like a family! We get updates throughout the day, including pictures, so we never feel like we are missing out. I like that the center is small, so I feel as though each child gets more one on one attention than they would at a larger daycare center. Dana has also been very flexible with our needs, and I feel very grateful to be a part of this small family!

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Aksha Apr 05, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

This place is like home for my daughter. Mrs Dana and her staff love the children helps ensure that child will have living and enjoyable experience. This is the finest daycare I would recommend to every parenrs.

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Julie Mar 12, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My granddaughter loves Dana's daycare.She had learned so much and made so many friends. She loves her school and her teachers.Dana and her staff are wonderful people they truly care about the children. I would highly recommend Miss Dana's day care.

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Taylor Alden Mar 11, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Warm and loving environment right from the start. We transferred our daughter from a different daycare and it was like we never skipped a beat. She loves it and we are satisfied with all that we have experienced here! It is a small child care center, but I feel like that makes it more comfortable for the kids.

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Kayla Mar 10, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I looked around for months to try to find that perfect care for my 2 year old that has severe food allergies, and asthma and once I came acrossed Danas post about her child care center it just felt "right" I messaged her and she got back to me right away. I informed her first about my son's health issues and she wasn't even hesitant on the care made me feel like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. My son started a few weeks after that and he loves it and I actually can enjoy my day at work knowing he is in the best care by Dana and her employees. My son enjoys going there. When we had the snow day this past week and he was not able to go cause we were all home he got so upset saying how he wanted to color with his friends and play his numbers. Makes me feel awesome knowing that he loves it there and so do we!!

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Kevin Mar 09, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our daughter has been with Dana for almost two years now. After using a few other child care centers in the area, we finally found what we were looking for with Miss Dana. Clean, fun, flexible, and great communication.

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Christin Mar 08, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I have been very pleased with the care my son receives at Dana’s. I work from home, so choosing to put my son in daycare stressful as it is, but Dana has made the transition easy. She gave me a tour and also gave my husband a second tour as he couldn’t come with me the first time. She accommodates everything I usually do at home with my son, such as cloth diapering, naptime schedule, foods, etc (he is 10 mo old). Everything is very transparent in conversation and I appreciate that. The flexibility is huge and one of the main reasons I love Dana’s! My son seems very happy to be there and I know he will make some great friends as he grows...they do activities with them and are so patient. The atmosphere has a small family feel and my son and I have felt welcomed since day one. I recommend Dana’s, it’s a wonderful little daycare that is only going to get better as she renovates her location and keeps adding to the curriculum and structure of things!

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Melissa Feb 27, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My daughter has been attending this daycare for about 2 +months and I have nothing but good things to say. I was a stay at home mom for a few years so it was a hard change for me to leave her but Dana was very sweet. She met with me on a weekend gave me a tour and answered every question I had, she didn’t rush the tour or made me feel like she wasn’t concerned or disinterested. On Maddie’s first day I was so nervous but she had a great time. From the moment she walked in it was like she’s been there forever, she came home that afternoon and talked about all her new friends. I had a few concerns about Maddie eating and I was able to address my concerns freely and the team and I were able to work together to get Maddie to eat. I love how they always keep me updated on what they did that day and even send pictures. I recommend anyone needing someone they can trust to watch their babies to give Dana a call, she will love your children as if they were her own!

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Christine Feb 26, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I was looking for a provider for my son as I was returning to work and wanted a place where he can learn and socialize with other children. My son since he started in January of 2018 has been speaking more, socializing and enjoys going to “school” like he says.

I love the environment. My husband and I felt very comfortable with the provider when she gave us a tour and her employees are just as awesome.

My son enjoys going to Dana Family Care which was a big plus for me and knowing that he is comfortable and happy makes the feel at ease knowing that he is safe and enjoying his time in others care while I am at work.

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Aneta Feb 25, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

I just love this daycare and feel so relaxed all day knowing Dana and her team are carring for my daughter. She is always well taken care of. Happy and clean at any time of the day i show up to pick her up. A lot of learning activities are done daily to keep our kids entertained. My daughter loves it there and is having great time. I will strongly recomend this daycare if you are in a need of one.

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Farha farraj Feb 16, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana and her staff are wonderful with kids. All the kids always looked happy. My daughter always came home happy. The staff are easy to talk to and always listened to any of my concerns. They are very kind and sweet.

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Jenn Feb 09, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My husband and I absolutely love Dana family childcare! It's our first week but we are so grateful to be able to take our Shep there! He's making friends, learning a lot, and the staff are so friendly! I work about 45 minutes away from the area and I'm so thankful that when I drop my son off I know he is in good hands!

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Diane H Jan 21, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our almost 2 year old son has been to 3 other days cares and I cant say how thankful I am that we FINALLY found Dana's Childcare!! Since the first day he started going there, it has felt like nothing short of HOME to both our son and us parent. Dana treats ALL the children as if they are her own! She is constantly in contact with us and always provides updates on how our son is doing and what milestones he reached today. Our son has come to the point where he is eager to go to "skoo" and refers to ALL of the children and workers as "fens" aka friends. There is not enough room on this page to praise this childcare center and it is truly an honor to have our son enrolled there!! We love you Dana, Marci, and Julie!!

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Kristina Jan 07, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My daughter started at Dana’s only a few short months ago but our experience has been exceptional. Deciding to send our child to daycare was a decision we made out of choice and not necessity. We have been thrilled with our choice as our child has been giving the opportunity to learn and socialize with other children in Dana’s welcoming and nurturing environment. She is dedicated and loving to every child that comes into her facility.

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Sheila Dec 22, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Dana and her childcare have been so competent, kind and accommodating since we found her this past June. We were impressed by her genuine interest in our child, as well as her vision for her new facility and her glowing reviews by past clients. When her new facility experienced a few delays in its opening, she sent one of her employees to our house to care for our son in the interim. None of our desires or stipulations have been too much and Dana has been open to what we wish for our son. We have been nothing but pleased and look forward to growing with her in the future.

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Nyomi Nov 23, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We moved here in August from Georgia so everything in our lives was new to us. I was a stay at home mom before the move so anxiety was high with new jobs, new pediatrician, new home etc.. I was so scared on where I would leave my children and then I met Dana. She is one of the sweetest, caring, compassionate and understanding person you will ever meet! Her daycare and the staff really do care about your babies and their success! My daughter and my son have really blossomed since attending Dana’s Family Childcare! The name does say it all because it feels like a huge family.

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Tahera Oct 23, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My 4.5 year old son, who has never been in daycare until now, and was petrified of starting has been in Dana and her staff’s care for about 6 weeks now. He counts down the WEEKENDS. He chooses going to daycare over anywhere else. He NOW takes naps again (weekdays only, not on the weekends for me)! He loves his teachers and his new friends at “school”. I can tell he is learning a lot, now loves to sing and read numbers and letters when he sees them.
The facility is in a wonderful location. Her prices are very competitive for the area, if not better! She has lots of toys, private back yard with play area, and a mini bathroom facility for the little ones it’s just adorable, all in a cozy home type environment.
I am very satisfied with the care I have chosen for my child and I have no doubt the others are also.

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Nicole Aug 16, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Ms. Dana has been watching my 4 yr old son for over a year. She provides a caring, fun, learning environment for him and the other children there. She sings, dances, reads, does crafts, and puzzles with them. They go to the park, for walks, and play outside. She is very understanding and flexible to work with each child and their needs. I would definately recommend her to care for your child.

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Desiree M. Aug 06, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana is an excellent childcare provider and runs a clean and fun center. I always appreciated the level of communication I received regularly about my children's development, the daily pictures, and the enthusiasm my children had about going to daycare.

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Amy B Jul 31, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

From the beginning, Dana was extremely helpful and willing to help us out in a pretty extreme circumstance. She greeted our sons with a smile daily and always had something nice to say about them when they were picked up. Our decision to choose a different facility was o let because of our desire to put our oldest child in preschool.

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Jessica Jul 28, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months


As a mother of young children, finding childcare that meets my expectations and puts my mind at ease is not always easy. From the very start, Dana eliminated all my worries and anxieties by opening not only her home, but also her heart. I have been incredibly pleased with the love, kindness and quality of care provided to my family and the other families within Dana’s care.

Dana’s home/facility is always clean, tidy and under control. I am always impressed with the amount of personal attention Dana gives to each child. She always considers their age, personalities and interests. The activities she plans are educational, entertaining and age appropriate.

I fully believe in Dana and recommend her services to parents who are looking for a clean, safe and educational environment for their children.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank Dana for a wonderful experience and amazing two years.

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Bonnie W. Jul 26, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Our family met Dana through sports and at the end of the season our son requested to switch daycares. She had been our daycare provider throughout elementary years for before and after school care and summers. Her daycare was always very clean and organized. In the summertime she always provided opportunities for fun activities. She is very honest and trustworthy, and will take the time to interact and spend time with your kids. My son is in middle school, but still talks about times at Ms. Dana’s house

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Jean H. Jul 21, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We have had our two kids cared for by Dana for the better part of 6 years. Whenever our changing work schedules allowed we always chose her first. She is dependable and loving toward the kids. She made an impact on their life in a very positive way. I work a lot..but I never worried about their safety or happiness while I was at work. I would choose her again without question.

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Anne Brudelie Jul 20, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana is a very kind, nurturing, loving, patient person. She has taken care of my niece for 2 years and has always provided lots of attention and TLC to all of the children in her care. Dana is very professional and interacts well with the children in her care as well as the parents. She will always go above and beyond to make sure you child feels safe and loved at all times.

Dana provides a family like atmosphere and makes everyone feel welcome. She never judges or makes anyone feel uncomfortable. She is always there to lend a helping hand in any way possible. She assists and supports the many challenges and milestones that a toddler faces on a daily basis.

I highly recommend Dana. She will play a very integral part in your child’s growth and daily life.

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Kim D Jul 19, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

When my daughter started kindergarten we had to find a new daycare provider within the district and we feel so blessed and lucky to have found Ms. Dana! From the moment we met her I knew she was a perfect fit! We have never seen our daughter happier then when she was with Ms. Dana! She grew so much both socially and academically while she was in her care! We never had to worry because we knew and were confident she was being well taken care of. Ms. Dana would update us throughout the day and send pictures of the different activities the kids were doing. Ms. Dana is extremely attentive to each and every child, no one is ever left out and you can tell how much she loves and cares about the kids in her care and that she is passionate about her career choice. Our daughter came home excited to talk about all of the things she did with Ms. Dana and was excited to go back each and every day! I highly recommend Ms. Dana for childcare and would not put my kids anywhere else! She is professional, caring, and makes sure that every child's needs are meet.

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ashley loikits Jul 19, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana provides a caring and safe environment for all the children. She loves them like her own. They have learning activities, dances, play time, and many other. I would highly recommend her for any child care.

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Tricia Jul 19, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My son has been going to Dana's for over 4 years. All day care, before school and now summer care. He looks forward to going, playing with the other children, taking walks and going on field trips. Dana keeps them busy and treats them like her own with love and attention. Have recommended and will continue to recommend to anyone looking for a great Day care.

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Becky Jul 18, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana watched my oldest daughter for 3 years (from age 1.5 to 4.5) and my younger daughter for 2 years (birth to age 2). During that time my kids flourished under her care.
Dana is constantly finding ways to teach my kids whether it's through play, worksheets, crafts, and more. I was so impressed to find my daughter writing her own name at such a young age.
Dana has always been very professional and sincerely makes the children she cares for feel part of her family. The love she has for children is very apparent and shows in the way communicates with them. She is very patient and gets on their level to help them through conflict.
I would absolutely recommend Dana to anyone looking for childcare for their children.

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Brianna Clauser Jul 18, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

We have used Dana for our son who has been with her for more than a year and now shortly our new addition will join him. We love the convince of her hours, location and her accommodations. My son loves going to "Ms. Dana's."

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Michael flynn Jul 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana is excellent with the kids and definitely loves to do funs things with the kids.

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Erin T Jul 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My daughter was in Dana's care for over 3 years. During that time my daughter learned so much both socially and academically. Dana is very caring about each childs needs and encourages them in all the important aspects. I recommend Dana's childcare to everyone!

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Kate Jul 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Having been skeptical about my son starting daycare when he was 2 1/2, I was not sure what to expect and my anxiety was through the roof, until we meet Miss Dana! She was the most welcoming and friendly person and immediately knew our son would be well taken care of. For 3yrs my son attended Dana's in home childcare and had fun every day. He was learning and socializing with other children his age which helped prepare him for the transition to kindergarten! There was always things to do and I was at ease knowing he was having fun and being taken care of. Dana and her family became an extension of mine. I recall a few days running late from work and Dana and her family welcomed my son to their dining room table and included him firing their family meal. If you're looking for someone to treat your child as their own, Dana is definitely the person you want! Kind, caring and truly an all around hard working, good person! You will not regret it! :)

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Shelli Jul 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana is just wonderful! Our son attends her childcare before and after school and just loves it!

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Tiffany L Jul 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana was the very first babysitter I sent my daughter to when I returned to work after having her, her and her helpers treated my daughter as if they were her own and always communicated, sent pictures, texted and called whenever it was wanted and needed. I always knew she was SAFE and trusted Dana! I would recommend her for your children's care. She does build a relationship with you and the children which is very nice and hard to find these days!

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Amanda Schuler Jul 14, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Ms Dana is excellent and professional!! She runs a great day care facility!! My daughter enjoys going to school and talks about Ms Dana all night! It is a pleasure knowing that your child is in good hands while I'm at Work and don't have to worry about my child!!

Highly recommended!!

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Jennifer L. Matuskowitz Jul 12, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My children love Dana as she treats them like her own. She has taught them so much and is encouraging in such a wonderful way that is conducive to an enriching learning environment. She is so kind and in turn, my children are kind, thoughtful, respectful individuals with excellent manners. I can not thank her enough for her years of service to me and my children. I would recommend her to anyone that cares about quality childcare.

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Andrea H Jul 12, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

My kids loved being at Dana's. She really cared about my kids and others. She has a great heart which I find so important for the person taking care of your kids. She was very easy to work with and took into consideration any one off needs we had. We loved Dana.

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Brynna Jul 12, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Both of my children were brand new to daycare when they started at Dana's. My son had just turned 2 years old and my daughter was about 5 months old. Dana was very concerned with being sure my children's transition went as smoothly as possible. I was always sure they were in excellent hands when I dropped them off. I would highly recommend Dana as a childcare provider.

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Sherri F Feb 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana loves kids. She does so much with each child as a group and individually. She does activities with them every day. She teaches them with ABC Mouse, does arts, and crafts. They go outside and to the park on nice days. She is by far the BEST person you will ever find and trust on watching and taking care of your child. You definitely would not want to take your child anywhere else if you went to her!!! Dana's is the best daycare out there. I would recommend her to anyone!!!

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Alaina Feb 15, 2017
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Dana Schreff has been a wonderful daycare provider for over 3 years for my first child and almost 2 years for my second. During their time in her care, my children have grown in their intelligence, social skills and have learned valuable lessons. Her attentiveness to the wellbeing and overall care of my children is above and beyond any typical daycare. She has provided them with a safe and loving environment, provided classroom like structured activities and given them plenty of indoor/outdoor physical activities as well.

When we pick up and drop off our children, our oldest, who is over 4 years of age, is very excited to be at her place and when we pick them up, our children have a difficult time leaving because of their enjoyment in Dana’s care. She is very accommodating to all the children that are placed into her care and takes special attention to ensure that all children have a wonderful and positive experience.

Dana has also taken special outings to enrich the children’s experiences to places such as pumpkin patches, a firehouse and a train museum. This has provided additional learning that shows that she places the educational aspects of her daycare in high respects.

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