I have been sending both of my kids to All Around Child since they were 8 & 12 weeks old. My daughter is now almost 5yrs old and my son is almost 2yrs old. I have nothing both positive things to say about All Around Child. Both of my children look forward to going to school, and they LOVE their teachers. One of the things that I loved most about AAC is that when the kiddos move up to the next classroom they try and move them up with the rest of their class, and sometimes with the same teacher as well. My daughter has had the same group of kids in her class since she started going there at 8 weeks old. The owner Lydia is amazing! We receive daily notes, pictures, and/or videos daily from their teachers. I highly recommend All Around Child to anyone that is looking for a daycare.
Our little two-year-old has been attending AAC since an infant. They are incredibly friendly and caring while being extremely professional and responsive. We get very detailed updates on her meals, activities and development, and she loves going every day. The staff adapted very quickly to the developing COVID situation, creating new ways to keep the children safe.
We love the teachers and staff and we know they love our kiddo too! AAC has been incredible since day 1 and through challenges like COVID. I'm always impressed by the instruction and the activities. The social skills our child is developing are wonderful to see as she is growing up. I feel our child is safe there. We're very happy we picked AAC.
The staff and teachers truly love our kiddos. They create an engaging curriculum that encourages the children's imagination and development. They also go above and beyond to treat us like family and everyone goes out of their way to know our kiddo and celebrate her growth and learning.
Our son started AAC when he was six months old and is now four and a half and we wouldn't have him anywhere else. Not only do they take excellent care of him, they communicate to both my husband and I about his development, activities they do, safety measures, policies, and fun school-wide events! The teachers are all wonderful! They all care deeply about the kids, and strive to make a fun learning environment for them all by following the kids interests. My son is really into weather, so they've done many weather related theme activities, read many books, and experiments! This kind of encouragement is something that makes AAC extra special.
They added an app to their communication tools this year and it's been wonderful to see photos throughout the day as well be able to directly, and quickly, communicate with staff.
They also handle allergies expertly! My son is lactose-intolerant and it's never been an issue. We just notified staff when we became aware and they adjusted the delicious menu for my son. And the food, don't even get me started! My son constantly says I don't make things yummy the way school does!
All of these things add up to a warm, loving environment that I'm proud to send my son to. I know we will all cry the day we move to elementary school! Thank you AAC!
AAC is a wonderful place to bring your children! We have been with them for almost 6 years! We brought our baby here when he was just ten weeks old; he starts kindergarten this year. We purchased a home in Olathe four years ago and tried to switch to a daycare closer to home, but we only made it about a month and asked if we could have his spot back because the quality was just not same, luckily AAC was able to accommodate us. We commute about twenty minutes out of the way just to bring our son there. The teachers and admin are like family to us. The quality of care we receive is excellent!! I recommend All Around Child to anyone looking for great care for your kids!
My family loves AAC! Both of my kids went there for childcare. I always felt comfortable dropping them off in the morning knowing they would be safe and loved. The administration and teachers are kind and caring, and they quickly and graciously addressed any concerns or special requests. My kids loved the music, dancing, gym bus, splash days, and fun provocations. Mr. Mark, the school chef, is the best! We would choose AAC again in a heartbeat.
Our son attended All Around Child and absolutely loved it. We were always welcomed with a smile in the morning and hugs were given when going home. The staff was always so professional, caring, welcoming, and truly loved what they do. So sad we are moving and had to pull him out. He loved all of the outdoor time, extra "field trips" and really grew fond of all of his teachers, especially Mr. Mark, the school chef.
All Around Child has become a treasured part of our family care plan. Each day we are greeted with enthusiasm, love and support. Our son is always excited to go to school. I wholeheartedly trust the education, nutrition and care my son gets at AAC. I appreciate that we can keep up with the day's activities on a private newsfeed and the staff are always willing to tell me about the day. They are kind enough to answer this first-time-mom's questions and support my child's development at home. We love AAC!!
This is a good daycare to go to. We went to a daddy daughter dance, which was fun.The staff are all great, especially her teachers, Kaitlin and Belle. You can tell they care. I would recommend this place, it makes my wife and I happy to send our daughter here. My daughter has a lot of fun.
I have a daughter who is now 6 months and she started at this daycare at 3 months. She is my first child and I was like every other mom when searching for daycares: scared, anxious, nervous, sad, etc. I toured about 10 daycares and needed to find the right fit and feel for my daughter and my family. I was a little discouraged in my until my very last tour, which was AAC, where I knew right away it was the right place for my daughter. It had the right feel. It was the right size, where most of the employees know my daughter and all the other kiddos, they were honest and transparent in their answers, all the employees were kind, there was a low turnover, and the owner is often there and knows what is going on with all the kiddos and her employees. I met the owner on my tour and she was so kind and knowledge, which made me feel confident my daughter was in good hands. They offered I tour as many times as I needed to get a good feel. Now that my daughter had been here for 3 months, we all love it! We get notified for all concerns and possible issues (even eczema breakouts), my daughter has met all her milestones, and she comes home happy every single day. My husband and I are both full time healthcare workers, and they have done everything they can to stay open during these difficult covid times and have a great protocol in place. And even during covid times, with the low census they were willing to help other essential workers have a daycare since many other places closed. I could go on and on, but please consider this place for your child! It may not be the best fit for everyone, but for me it was.
AAC is wonderful, it's family and locally-owned and the staff is great. Our experience was in the infant room and then the older infant room and the teachers are very caring and engaging with the babies. They genuinely care and are sweet with the kids. The front desk staff has also been very helpful! Overall, a great experience.
My son attends this childcare and we are extremely happy with the consistency in teachers , curriculum, and administration that All Around Childcare provides! They have been very proactive in our goals with my 2 year old being the focal point during his development and we love this "home away from home happy environment!".
My daughter went here for a week, the only reason why is because we found a closer place from home, everyone is friendly and have a warm heart for my daughter. I have a little billing issue but the manager/owner worked with me to fix it. Always clean and organize. No complaints at all.
My daughter has been going to All Around child for an year now and she loves it..teachers are very friendly and they have many activities in school to engage every type of kid..my daughter is more confident now than where she started .
Our toddler girl has been going to All Around Child (AAC) for almost 6 months and has grown a lot in terms of social interaction and learning new skills.
AAC has a unique way to create a close-to-home way of teaching and interacting. They have a structure, which is allowing a lot of freedom for our child to progress on her own terms and at her own pace. This is very important for us.
Teachers are wonderfully patient and caring. AAC is accommodative for special meal requirements and flexible schedule.
Another best part is the amount of creative activities that are done at group level as well as individual level. Jill and her team is great at sending daily sheets with pictures and cute comments. This surely makes our day and we look forward to it. This is lot of work for AAC.
Jill, AAC's owner is very personable and is very much involved.
Few things that can be improved are (although hard to pick anything we haven't liked so far :) )
- More advance notice about upcoming events so we can plan/shop to prepare
- More vegetarian options (sometimes just removing meat doesn't make good option)
- Better quality cameras for the screens in front
Amazing school with teachers that really care about each child!!! Daily documentation of each student so you ever miss a moment of your child growing not only socially but academically!!! If you want to know what sets this school apart all you have to do is stop by and tour!!!
I did a lot of research and toured several similar facilities in the Overland Park area looking for the best child care center a year and a half ago. What I determined then and have come to appreciate more over time is how great All Around Child really is! I LOVE the playground size and equipment, the gymnasium, the people, waterdays, parents night out, Halloween party, room parties, Holiday Show, Shutterfly pictures, gymnasium, and daily info sheets. The tuition is fair based on my research around town, the location is good, and I feel that the owner and employees truly care for my son. We did have a short stint of biting but I think that is an age-issue and the center really helped stop it after a while. They added a 3rd teacher in the room for a week and it seemed to really help out. AAC is always willing to consider any concern/issue/idea I have. Teacher turn-over did not happen to us. We've had the same teacher for a year and a half. LOVE the teachers!!! If my son can't be home with me this is the #1 place I want him to be.