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Educational Playcare - 43 Reviews - 1 Stjohns Pl, Simsbury, CT - Child Care Reviews - Phone (860) 477-1244

Educational Playcare

1 Stjohns Pl
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 477-1244
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Educational Playcare - Simsbury, CT


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I can tell you that when my little one started coming to Educational Playcare we had just moved to Connecticut and it would not have been as easy to make the transition if if it ...


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Average 5/6/2016

I think the younger kid program at Educational Playcare is great! However, their program for older kids is lacking. Both of my kids have been through all the classes that they offer, and my youngest is still in the program for older children. There is some inconsistency amongst the teachers in regards to philosophy and behavior management. Each teacher addresses the same situation differently and so my child and I get different responses from every teacher. When everyone is doing something different it's confusing for kids, and for parents helping to work through the issue with the child. I just don't think the staff have as much experience as I think older children need. more

My daughter is so happy. I never had a feeling about them that I didn't like. 3/16/2016

I can tell you that when my little one started coming to Educational Playcare we had just moved to Connecticut and it would not have been as easy to make the transition if if it hadn't been for the teachers and the staff. So far, she is so happy. She is very happy and she has great relationships with her teachers, it's like a family there. She is always happy, to come to school and happy when I pick her up. Never any feeling that I don't like. more

Great service and extras. 3/15/2016

I think Educational Playcare has great communication and great amenities, they offer a variety of different classes and services that I find really helpful. The directors are always on site so they are usually available if you have questions or concerns and they answer them as best they can. There has been a high turnover rate of the staff, but I have come to understand that that is kind of industry standard. There's other qualities that I like that provide that overcomes that issue. more

Professional and caring instructors 2/12/2016

My son has been going to Educational Playcare for 4 1/2 years and they're very professional. We've had good and bad experiences throughout the years, but the instructors have always been responsive and quick to whatever action is needed to make sure we're satisfied. they do a bunch of activities like American Sign Language, music, playing on a sensory table, and as my son's gotten older, they do activities geared towards getting him ready for kindergarten. There are other daycare centers that are less expensive, but having my son go to Educational Playcare, I understand where my extra money is going. We're very happy with our experience and our second child has just started going there. We recommend them to any parent who wants their children to be stimulated and well taken care of. more

Super helpful 11/17/2015

Educational Playcare has been super helpful in terms of getting our son set up. They have made our son feel very welcome. He's definitely learning a lot while he's there. more

My kids love it too! 8/28/2015

My family has been with Educational Playcare since 2012 and at this location since 2013. The teachers show an interest in each individual student. They are very helpful and encourage questions and communication. They answer my questions quickly, are helpful, and are always responsive. The staff gets to know the family and their specific needs. The price is something I am willing to pay for their great facilities and knowledgeable staff. Most importantly I would recommend Educational Playcare to other parents because both of my kids love going there. That the kids love it and are very happy there, is the true test for me. more

Helpful, responsive staff. Great experience! 8/28/2015

My family has been with Educational Playcare since 2012 and at this location since 2013. The teachers get to know individual students and their families. They take an interest in the specific needs of each student. All the staff are very helpful and answer all my questions quickly, typically within the same day. The price is a little higher than others in the area, but I am willing to pay for great facilities and knowledgeable staff. Don't hesitate to try Educational Playcare. The teachers are very helpful, responsive, and attentive to each of their students. more

The staff are fun and enthusiatic 8/5/2015

My kids have gone to Educational Playcare for the last eight years between the two of them. I am a working mother and the center has had lots of flexibility to accommodate my schedule, which is nice when my schedule changes. It's been nice because they offer extra services, like sports and haircuts, which is great and saves your time. more

The best place for kids to learn AND play! 5/26/2015

We absolutely love Educational Playcare in Simsbury and will choose them again ten times over. The teachers know our children very well and always have their best interests at heart. Our children adore their teachers and love going to school. Each room has an iPad and the teachers share daily updates and pictures throughout the day. It is great being able to see how much fun the kids are having while we are away at work. Each age group has their own dedicated and age appropriate playground with ample space to play in. There are also big rooms inside the building for those days when the weather doesn’t allow them to go outside. The center has a fantastic arts and enrichment program through which the kids do yoga, music and sports classes. They also provide opportunities for kids to participate in activities hosted outside the center e.g. swimming and ice skating for the older kids. There are healthy, non-processed lunches and snacks provided at no extra cost. The director, Kim, is great. She is very accommodating and looks at each child on an individual basis and makes sure that they do what is best for each child. She is always available if we have questions and it is amazing to see how well she knows what is happening in all the classes. Educational Playcare in Simsbury is fantastic and I highly recommend them. more

Very satisfied parents. 4/23/2015

We are very satisfied with our daughter's experience at Educational Playcare at Simsbury. The director is very good and very experienced. She focuses on all of the children and their development, and treats each child as one individual. We've visited many different sites to choose a daycare, and she was above anyone else that we had seen. You also see this in the people who are tehre. Every level my daughter has been at has had a detailed structure with lessons, and it's not just a free-for-all. The teachers are very good, and we're glad to say that our daughter has been there for almost three years now. I would highly recommend them. more

Amazing Experience For My Twins! 4/20/2015

My kids always have a great time at Educational Playcare. I never have to worry! The teachers are very trustworthy and communicate everything. Even the director is always willing to answer any questions that I have. They provide peace of mind while I am at work, because I know that my twins are being cared for by wonderful people. more

A top notch place for kids to grow, socialize and have fun! 3/18/2015

We have been using EPC Simsbury for our two children since it opened up in 2007. They have gone through from infants all the way to school age program. Ms. Kim, her staff and teachers have become a second family to our children. We know every day that they are in good hands. Every classroom and level has been a great experience. The space is clean, the outdoor playground large and extras they offer (ice skating, swim lessons, field trips…) are wonderful! EPC provided our children with the emotional and social skills needed to make a smooth transition to kindergarten. Our family has greatly benefited from using EPC. We have, and will continue to, recommended them to anyone looking for a daycare facility. more

EPC offers a nurturing and caring environment for our children to thrive and learn! 2/27/2015

We have been coming to the Simsbury EPC for seven years, and our children have thrived at EPC and love going there every day. The center and the teachers provide a caring and nurturing environment and have been responsive to all of our concerns. We love the variety of activities offered to our toddler, and the educational program followed by the teachers throughout each year of preschool. The school age program also offers a "homework club" and different activities to keep our 7 year old engaged. We feel so fortunate to be a part of the EPC family and can't imagine taking our children anywhere else! more

5 Stars! 2/27/2015

We have been an Educational Playcare family for 7 years. It's hard to imagine life without our children, and life without EPC as an extension of our family. They've been there through the ups and downs of raising children--and have supported us every step of the way. The program and facility itself goes above and beyond expectations of a daycare. We have been so happy entrusting these good people to care for our most blessed gifts. Each member of the staff, from the director to staff - part or full time, each cares for all of the children as if they were their own. They are always open - and always there with a smile. Highly recommend! more

A great experience! 2/25/2015

We started at Educational Playcare Simsbury when the doors first opened seven years ago. Both of our children went to Educational Playcare full-time. We liked that many of the teachers were long-term, some having each of our children at some point in time. This speaks to the quality of the facility and specifically, to the management. I understand high turnover is inherent in the daycare and early education industry and longevity tells the customers that the employees are treated well, which means, in turn our children are treated well. While our children are no longer at Educational Playcare on a daily basis, I have very much appreciated that the doors are always open when we need it: snow days, early morning drop-offs. And the smiles are always sparkling! We are extremely grateful for our experience and the open door policy! more

Thank you EPC Simsbury! 2/25/2015

When we first began looking for a daycare for our son we really did our homework. We searched in town and surrounding areas and visited/interviewed MANY day care centers and didn't find one where we felt comfortable enough to leave our son, until we found Education Playcare. Right from the first interview we felt right at home and knew almost immediately that this was the place for us. We love the educational platform, the teachers, the healthy snack program, and all the little extras that make EPC so special. And as working parents, the highlight of our day is receiving photos of our son smiling, doing artwork, or sometimes just sleeping peacefully. As they takes a village - and I'm so glad we found EPC to partner with us to help raise one special little boy. Thank you EPC Simsbury! more

EPC is like a big family. 2/25/2015

The director, Kim Phillips, is outstanding and the reason we are EPC. Our visit was great with her. The teachers care about the kids and communication to the parents is very good. I rate EPC - Simsbury excellent across the board. I would certainly recommend to anyone. Kim Phillips and her staff are wonderful. I cannot imagine a better place for our daughter. I also love getting the pictures during the day to see what my daughter is doing. more

I love Educational Playcare. My son does so many activities and always looks forward to seeing his friends. 2/25/2015

The staff and teachers are great. All your apprehension goes away the minute you walk in. more

Great Program, Staff and Facility! 2/25/2015

Our son has been attending EPC since he was an infant. He is now 3 and we are very happy with the program. The teachers and staff are very friendly and caring and he has learned so much and made great friends. more

Overall we are very happy with the care and attention provided to our toddler and feel confident our infant will receive that same care when he starts at the center. 2/24/2015

When we moved our family cross country one of our biggest worries was who would provide the same level of care our then 12 month old received in California, where he was in a small, and very attentive in-home daycare. After much research we felt he was ready for a center, but didn't want him to get lost in the shuffle. We wanted the same focused attention and of course an environment where he felt safe and happy while also allowing him to grow into his developing "toddlerhood". We definitely felt like we made the right choice with EP! Our son enjoys his days with his teachers, all of the activities available and we love to see him participating and learning the world around him alongside his peers. Soon his baby brother will be attending and while every parent is apprehensive about sending their little ones to daycare for the first time, we know he will be well cared for. The staff is delightful, and keep us well informed of his day. We love seeing pictures on Tadpoles and getting his daily report through the app/email. We couldn't have picked a center that better suited our needs. Thanks, Kim and all at EP Simsbury! more
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  • Today, the importance of positive childhood experiences, starting from infancy, and their relation to future success in life is universally understood. It wasn't so when we began in 1986. When we originally selected the name "Educational Playcare", it was because of our understanding of the importance of play in order for learning to take place. We also knew the importance of providing a nurturing, secure, joyful and stimulating environment. Children learn best through direct experience. We believe that this direct experience is best gained through play, for play is the work of children. It is through play that children develop concepts about themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to provide the ideal environment to support the "work" of children. Educational Playcare was established in 1986 to provide full and part-time childcare and educational programs for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We've distinguished ourselves by providing exceptional services through being consistently at the cutting edge of technology as it applies to the early childhood industry and we've maintained these high standards with the quality control that comes from being owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, however, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large "corporate" child care centers and more! It has been our privilege to provide childcare services to thousands of families in Connecticut. In fact, some of our previous students have come back to work for us and help nurture the next generation!. Full and part time educational childcare programs for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old.

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    Mon-Fri 7am-6pm