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With my daughter being my first child in daycare I was very apprehensive and nervous about finding a childcare provider that I felt comfortable with. I previewed multiple daycares in the Lacey/DuPont area and as soon as I walked into Mini-Skool Dupont I knew we were “home”. My typically shy daughter is now learning and playing with children her age and I am able to return to the work force without being a complete mess, worrying about her well-being. Thank you Mini-Skool for welcoming us into your family.

Monica M. 5 stars - Excellent

This is the second time I have submitted a review. My daughter has been going here for almost a year now and I still have nothing bad to say. They all have treated my little girl like their own. They love on her when she is sad and teach her right from wrong. Their curriculum is amazing as Emma has grown so much over this last year. If you are looking at this review and have looked at other reviews on day care facilities, take this from a helicopter mommy’s review. This place will treat your kiddos like their own. They will also acknowledge you, if you have any concerns in a professional and respectful manner. Even though this is something simple, I truly appreciate how they welcome my daughter and I in every single morning and say have a good evening every single night…I’m pretty sure they haven’t missed a time since we started. I love the warmth here. I would rate them higher if I could. Keep up the great work Mini Skool in Lacey!!

Nina Renner 5 stars - Excellent

Mini-Skool is the best daycare I’ve found in town!!! Their prices are great and their hours of operation have got to be the best around. The whole entire staff is very friendly and I especially love the staff in the baby room, and so does my daughter. I would definitely recommend them to ANYONE.

Andrea D.

Thanks for all your hard work and great care for my children. The excellent facility and personnel have always provided me with a great feeling of pride that I chose Mini-Skool for daycare. The competent and loving people that work here will always keep a warm feeling in my heart. The people are what make this daycare what it is today. I will always feel good about bringing my children here for care. The curriculum for learning is great and diverse and very on the point of the teachings I like for my children. Well, that’s about it. You are the BEST at what you do. Thanks again

Benjamin R.

My experience with Mini Skool has been amazing. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. My son always comes home happy and looks forward to another day of learning at Mini Skool! Thank you Erika and staff for all your hard work!

Crystal S. 5 stars - Excellent

I wanted to contact you in regards to the excellent care and service my family and I have received from Jessica James and the entire staff at Cooper Point Mini-Skool in Olympia. WA. My son attended the school in the fall of last year and stopped around Christmas time. We enrolled him again this fall. and Jessica and her staff have gone above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. welcome. and cared for. They are all truly amazing with my son. and as a mom who has an exceptionally hard time being away from him. I am beyond grateful that I can completely trust the people I am leaving him with. Not to mention. Henry loves his teachers! Thank you so much!

Bethany E. 5 stars - Excellent

We love our Mini Skool. My son has been going there for 3 years he loves his friends, teachers and Mr.Dave Day!! The classes are very organized and clean.. Every teacher he has had is very loving.

Hailey 5 stars - Excellent

Mini Skool has changed my mind about daycares in general. My son was in as daycare that was dirty and constantly had illnesses, more than is normal. After our first visit with Mini Skool it just felt right. We knew or son would flourish here. We were right. He is so much happier every day when we pull into the parking lot. He loves his teachers and his new friends. Though sometimes finances are tough, we will do everything we can so our son can stay at Mini Skool-Tacoma. We wouldn’t want him anywhere else.

Angela D.

I have enjoyed every minute my child has spent at Mini-Skool! He has learned so much about life and how to make friends. The teachers at the school are always very welcoming and the school plans really fun experiences for the children. I will be keeping my son here till he goes off to Kindergarten and even then I will be staying with Mini-Skool, just a different location, as he goes through school!

Parent of Noah 5 stars - Excellent

Our son loves the Cooper Point Mini-Skool. He comes home teaching us a new song nearly every week. He loves to talk about going outside with his friends. Drop offs are sometimes hard for us but Natasha makes him feel so safe and welcome. By the end of the day in the Busy Bees room he doesn’t want to come home.

We came from a child care center where the transition to a new director was traumatic for both staff and the kids. Even though there has been some staff turnover, Jessica has kept the center running in a caring, loving way. My son is always well cared for and safe and the center is always clean and well decorated!

Amy M. 4 stars - Pretty good

We love Mini Skool at Cooper Point. My children love coming to school everyday, no fuss not complaint. There are those off days but knowing the teachers are there to nurture, teach and have fun. It is a lot easier to go to work. Even if I am in the same building 🙂

James Family 5 stars - Excellent

I am writing to let you know that I and my colleagues at Hope Sparks are very impressed with the quality of child care that you provide to families. Your staff is exceptionally competent and always give an outstanding level of care to the children. Thank you for being a bright star in the community of Dupont.

Elizabeth L.

We wanted to take the time to sincerely THANK YOU for the excellent care you have given to my children, Liv and Mila. You have helped Liv grow and learn since she was a shy little one year old to a smart, sweet almost 3 year old. She loves her art projects, dance classes, and outside playtime. She has made many friends and appreciates her teachers. You have helped Mila tremendously. Diagnosed as globally developmentally delayed and having other medical problems, you continuously helped identify her strengths and delays. You took the time to listen to updates about her medical condition. You showed sincere concern and care and found ways to help her achieve some goals. It was such a relief to know that despite Mila’s complex medical condition you were up to the challenge to care for her. Her therapists at Tacoma Learning Center would sometimes come to Mini-Skool and they told me that they were very impressed by Mini-Skool and that it was the best daycare they have seen. We are so glad that my children attended your daycare and preschool.

Elaine and Brian P.

We are grateful to Mini-Skool for providing a fun and safe learning environment for our child. The staff is wonderful and always makes us feel welcome. Thank you!

Mini-Skool Family

Our daughter has been attending Mini-Skool for six months now and has enjoyed every day she has attended. The teachers are top notch. They are attentive, caring and do an excellent job. The children are always doing fun activities and learning new things. I would recommend Mini=Skool to any parent who is concerned about getting the best care for their child. I plan on keeping my child enrolled for the future.

William C.

My daughter started out at a daycare we had chosen only because her cousin had gone there for years. After a few months we noticed how little the staff cared and would often come to get her, only to see that she was left behind, and sometimes even forgotten about. This began a search for a new daycare for her. We thought that corporate daycares would be to busy for her, and that she would never get the attention she needed. We looked for months, then, I finally gave in. We took a short 10 minute tour and I was sold in half that time. We chose Mini-Skool for several reasons. As we walked through the school, you could see the love in the teachers eyes. You could tell it wasn’t just another job for them, but that they truly card for these kids. Most of the kids were happy with the exception of one kid who had gotten his toy taken away but it was handled well by staff. Then we found out that you taught sign language, which was a must for our family due to the fact that Alligan’s Auntie is deaf. In just a few short months her sign language grew to amaze me. She could communicate with Aunt. She has grown to love each and every one of you and to her you are family. We are eternally grateful for all the hard work and dedication you put in.

The Hope Family

The minute I walked into the Mini Skool Cooper Point, I knew that it was a clean and safe environment for the children. I went in for a job application and the staff greeted me warmly. The children looked eager and ready for the next adventure coming from the teacher. My child and I never want to leave Mini Skool in West Olympia.

Day Family

As you all know looking for childcare is extremely difficult. I am not sure how I came across Mini Skool Cooper Point but I thank God that I did. In August 2013 I moved here from Tumwater area and needed childcare for my children immediately. I was rather skeptical because my children had been cared for by babysitters and nannies. I went on the tour and fell in love. I ruled out any other options for daycare. I knew I had to reserve their spots as soon as possible. The teachers work really well with the children and love for care for them. Every day I come home to my children showing me something new that they have learned. We love you all.. THANK YOU

Mini-Skool Family

My son is four years old and is in the preschool classroom at the cooper point center. He started attending in October of 2013 after I transferred him from KinderCare. When he first started coming he was welcomed and no issues adjusting to the new environment however he has some behavior issues that I wasn’t made aware of at his previous daycare. He wasn’t playing with the other kids at all and when they tried to play with him he would yell at them to go away and become very angry and aggressive if the other children didn’t leave him alone. Since the center has cameras in the classrooms I was able to watch his temperament myself. The teacher and I talked about his behavior and made some plans on how to help him through his social issues. The teacher followed through and my son has made a 100% turn around. He now not only plays with the other children but talks about all his friends when we are at home as well. I am so happy that the teacher was able to talk to me about his behavior and work with me to help him. We have great communication with his teachers daily and I couldn’t be more pleased with our experiences here at Mini-Skool.

Mini-Skool Family

Tumwater Mini Skool is a wonderful pre-school/day care provider to my granddaughter. I love the bright colors and clean rooms they provide for their day care. My granddaughter is always singing songs that she has learned there and shows me every day the beautiful creations she made in the craft time. Since she is only two years old, I am impressed with the educational opportunities that she is presented every day she is there. The Staff are friendly, and very knowledgeable about child development. Our experience with this daycare has been a very positive one and I would highly encourage other parents to bring their children to this facility.

Sherry S.

I had visited a number of different options in the area when I was searching for part-time child care. The day after I visited the Mini-Skool, I received a very nice and personal email from the Director, Stephanie. The visit and the email impressed me enough to try out the free half day, which went well. My child was happy and eager to return to “school”. Stephanie has been very personable and helpful every step of the way. Her insights and knowledge have been extremely helpful in making the transition a smooth one. She always makes the time to answer my questions and consult with me on how my child is doing while there. I have received a number of follow up emails from her and my child’s teacher that have eased my parental anxieties about putting her in daycare. The staff is always kind and friendly when I drop off and pick up my child. I have encountered so many instances of severely lacking customer service, so I have been pleasantly surprised by the excellent responsiveness to my needs as a customer and particularly the above and beyond personal attention and concern from Stephanie and all of the staff at the DuPont Mini-Skool. As a pretty demanding customer, I would highly recommend this facility.

Auten Family

You are always there when we need you. You safe us every single day. Absolutely, fantastic care ever single day.

Stroud's Family

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