"We toured a lot of daycares to find the right place for our daughter, Annika, before finding Ellen. After meeting with her, my husband and I immediately knew that we wanted Ellen taking care of our daughter while we are at work. Unfortunately, Ellen did not have opening when we needed one, so we brought Annika to a daycare center for a few months first. At the daycare center, we'd walk in at the end of the day to a depressing room full of crying babies and get a lackluster summary of what she did, which I'm certain was exactly the same for the other six babies in the room. After we switched to Ellen's, we'd arrive to see kids sitting in a circle singing songs or playing nicely together, bigger kids helping smaller kids. I have no idea how Ellen and Jane keep ten children so calm, engaged, attentive, and happy, but their kindness and patience is amazing. She come up with fun, varied activities and I'm so impressed with how much Annika has learned in the past two years. There have been countless times that Annika came home doing or saying something new that we never even considered teaching her. They are also willing to use cloth diapers and are very supportive during potty training. At the end of each day, we get an email with a summary of what Annika did (potty, diapers, eating, napping, etc.) along with pictures and videos of some of their activities.
Rachel and Matt Fuhrmeister, Acton
"Our daughter, Emmelyn, has been with Ellen for 2 years now and she, and us, could not be happier! Everyday that we tell her it's an Ellen-Jane's house (as she refers to it) day, she quickly hops out of bed. When looking for a daycare, our biggest priorities were that our children be happy and safe. However, at Ellen's, its been that and more. Emme spends the care ride home (and following week!) singing songs, telling us about activities, and talking about kids. It's obvious that not only is she happy and safe, but she's learning so much! Ellen has also been very accomodating and flexible with the ever-changing schedule craziness of two working parents. We have recently moved out of the area but are so pleased with our experience at Ellen's that we continue to send Emme; it's worth the drive! Additionally, we are going on to round two and will be sending our 4 month old son there! We are grateful to have found Ellen and the warmth, comfort, and love that she gives our children!"
Caolan & Lindsey Donahue