After a TERRIBLE experience with another local day care, we transferred our toddler to A Safer Start. What a difference! I can't say enough about the enthusiasm and genuine care that the teachers and staff have for our child. They take extra time and care to tell us about every detail of his day and never seem too busy to talk. His individual needs and personality are highly respected without a second thought, which is something we really struggled with at his previous placement. The teachers give constant praise, encouragement, and one-on-one attention to the kids (and to the parents!). Within two days of his enrollment, even the teachers who are not in his classroom could tell us what his favorite games, songs, and stories were, and could identify his strengths and interests. Our son went from separation anxiety, regression, and begging not to go to his old day care, to laughing, smiling, and talking about his new teachers and all the fun things he does every day at Safer Start. We're thrilled with the changes and can't say enough about these wonderful people and the warm, cozy environment of the Cranston school.
Pros: Loving and knowledgeable staff; webcam; great communication
Cons: Slightly more expensive than some places, but you get what you pay for!