They Care For Her Like Their Own
“I have loved Brainy Kids since the day I walked in. When I went in to sign Auburn up for daycare, I was welcomed by Melanie and right then I felt at ease. They have an awesome security system that makes me comfortable knowing she is safe while I am gone. Auburn was 7 weeks old when I had to return to work and it was very rough but with the help of her teachers, Pam and Stacey, they put my mind to rest knowing she was taken care of. They take care of her like their own and I love that they show me pictures of her throughout the day and they let me know her eating schedule so I can keep up with her. She even does little arts and crafts that I love! I would highly recommend Brainy Kids Place to anyone looking for a safe and loving daycare!” - Samantha Husband
So Many Hands-On Learning Activities
“I just wanted to share my testimonial with you.. Brainy Kids Place is an amazing child care facility! I feel very comfortable to leave my daughter in their care while my husband and I are working. From the very beginning, even when it was difficult for me to leave my daughter for the first time, to each and every day for over a year later I still feel the same way. They truly are a second family to my daughter! It is not just her teacher who knows and takes care of my daughter, all of the teachers know her name and make sure to say hi or bye, or talk to her throughout the day. Her classroom teacher is the BEST teacher I could ever ask for! Her teacher has nothing but love for each and every child that is a part of her classroom. Her classroom routines are amazing that my daughter knows what to expect each and everyday! Her teacher also incorporates so many hands-on learning activities, that I know she works very hard to plan and organize to make each day a great day of learning. I feel so blessed to have her teacher love and teach my little girl while I cannot. I also enjoy how I can receive pictures and updates from meals, to potty breaks, to what they learn in class everyday. They do a great job of keeping me informed, which makes me feel even more comfortable that I am apart of my daughters school day even when I cannot be with her. The entire school is excellent at communicating with me each and every day! I love both directors, and how they listen and make sure everyone at the school is safe! I could not be happier with my choice for my daughter to be at Brainy Kids Place!!!”
Thank you for all that you do!
I Love the Brightwheel App
“Brainy Kids Place is an awesome place for my daughter to go. She loves going to school everyday and I love being updated with the Brightwheel app. They treat her like she’s their own, and that makes me even happier in my decision to bring her here!"
A Young Mother's Worry to a Tiny Happy Tot
“We moved to Santa Fe in October 2016 I was just three months away from giving birth to my first child and a lot was going on. One of the things we had to do at this time was choose a daycare! I dreaded this moment, how could I trust anybody but myself to watch my daughter? That was my responsibility. Should I just stay home? No not possible that would slow me down in a career path that I had been working so hard for. What was the point of all those struggles in college if I didn’t stick to my path? But my child needed me!
We made our first visit to a very well-reviewed daycare in League City. Yes this daycare was beyond what I could have wanted or needed. Security system great staff seemed ok, but the price oh my I have never expected to pay that much about $220 a week insane! The second daycare we visited one that was lead in the faith and tied into a church, again seemed great price was good the $160-$180 range but wait you don’t make them lunch and I have to pack it every day! No thanks! Third daycare we visited good price range a little under the other two but once we entered we were not impressed at all! It seemed filthy and un-organized I was defiantly not taking my daughter to this place no way!
Find the right one: (Brainy Kids Place)
The fourth place we visited in Santa Fe and right down the road from our new house! Halfway between my work and my husbands. Not sure why we didn’t just start in this location from the beginning. We rang the bell and were greeted by a pleasant lady at the front that we all know and love now. We were walked thru the policies and given a tour, ok this place isn’t bad. Lots of activates the kids look happy the teacher look engaged. Yes this feels very comfortable. That was it, I was done looking let me pay my deposit on get on the list.
The time has come:
Very nervous to drop off Beretta my daughter for her first day. She was 11 weeks old (April 2017) and she was one of the smaller babies. I brought all the needs watched her for a good twenty minutes, cried on the other side of the door and then made my way out. Within an hour I received a smiling picture of her on her first day. The week followed still difficult to drop her off each day. The weeks went by and it got easier and easier. She was loved she was happy and she was protected. Ms. Julie the infant teacher at the time was perfect. She kept open communication on what Beretta needed from going up in size on diapers to maybe having more to drink throughout the day. Me being a new parent and my own mother living two states away this was very helpful and made me feel good to have Beretta there.
Growing up Brainy:
Photos and updated kept coming in. Her social skills improved in no time she was in the mover’s room! We love Ms. Kaycee from watching Beretta in the Movers room some to taking her in the morning time at drop off always a big greeting and willingness to make my daughter comfortable with starting the day. That’s not just this one teacher though that’s all the teachers! Each teacher if they are hers or not go out of their way to try to make my daughter feel comfortable. She moved into the bigger room not sure of the name at about 16 months old this is the room she is currently in today. She is still the smallest here but this room she has made the most in! From better verbal skills including singing randomly, telling me what objects and BKP Website Updates items are or demanding them to interactions. She may still be the shyest of them all but she’s getting there. The most useful thing she has done is this room is potty train! At home we had been trying for two months and it seems within a two weeks’ time she has picked it up very well from daycare. I’m sure this is from seeing her friends there being big kids and learning as well.
Today I am filled with so much comfort and joy that we went with Brainy Kids Place, I don’t think any other place would feel like a second family to us. We are happy to have Beretta there until school and we are adding another Brainy Kid to the family in a few short month she will join the daycare. I’m sure I will again stand outside the door and cry and be scared and concerned but I know all the teachers here love and do the best they can to care for our children. I wouldn’t have it any other way and they desire the biggest thank you that we can give them! They desire well more than we can ever say and I know I don’t say it enough! Thank you Brainy Kids Place for loving and growing our children with us.”
Hayley Worthen, September 2018
She Has Blossomed
I wanted to make sure you know how much I appreciate all the teachers there.
When Abigail was in Ms. Katie's class she learned so much. She learned to speak better, and Ms. Katie helped immensely on our potty training journey. Abigail learned to use her manners, and got a lot better at sharing her toys. Ms. Katie helped teach her numbers and letters, Abigail would sing her ABC's every single day. She would come home and tell me what number she learned, as well as what letter. Ms. Katie is such an amazing person, and she will always hold a special place in mine and Abigail's heart.
Ms. Diana is so sweet and wonderful with Abigail. Abigail always comes home with her hair looking so pretty (apparently she will sit still for her but not me). She always talks about how nice Ms. Diana is, and Abigail has even learned some Spanish... and she is only 3!
Ms. Elizabeth is one of the most kind hearted people I have ever met! She always makes sure to give Abigail hugs before she leaves, and has helped Abigail understand that its okay to go #2 at daycare. She has also helped us try to get Abigail to stop sucking her thumb. I love how she is always willing to help with anything, and Abigail adores her.
Melanie and Kristen are absolutely amazing. They always make sure to help in any way possible. They are always smiling and neither one of them ever mind when I call to check in on my baby girl. Any time I have any concerns they do everything in their power to take care of it. They never even hesitate.
Ms. Kaycee is such a blessing. She is there every morning when I drop Abigail off and she always helps with the task of dropping her off so I can get to work on time. Abigail always tells me how much she likes sitting at the table with Ms. Kaycee and eating her breakfast with her.She always so happy in the morning to which makes the day start off just right.
Brainy Kids Place was Abigail's first daycare, I wouldn't trade it for the world. She has blossomed into such an amazing, sweet and smart little girl with the help of each and every person there. I could not imagine Abigail going any where else! Things have been crazy in the home life, and you guys have done so much to help with anything I need. Brainy Kids Place is a true blessing.” - Jessica Spinn
Potty Training Guidance
“Coy has gone to Brainy Kids Place since he was 10 weeks old. It was just an automatic fit for us. But I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for all the help, guidance, and support we received in one of the most trying times I have experienced as a parent.......the dreaded POTTY TRAINING. With Coy being our only child his father and I had no clue what we were doing. Ms. Katie was so great at helping get Coy potty trained and I know without a doubt that he picked it up so quickly because she listened to how I was attempting to do it and she went right along with it while also having other kids in class. She kept me up to date everyday throughout the day on how he was doing with the potty training. I never thought I would be so consumed with my son’s potty activity but when we would go days without any accidents even at daycare it felt like the greatest triumph in the world! This is just one of the many reasons we love Brainy Kids Place. Coy loves going to Ms. Diana’s class everyday and I feel so much better knowing my kid loves spending his days with his teachers and friends at Brainy Kids Place.” - Whitney Eversole
Truly a Warm and Welcoming Environment
“I’d like to leave a testimony of the amazing care that Brainy Kids Place has given my kids. Besides it being close to home and reasonably affordable, I know it’s a safe, great learning environment for my kids. Erin comes home excited to tell/show me what she’s done in her after school class and Wyatt, at 2 years old, knows his colors, animals, body parts, can sing several nursery rhymes and has just blossomed out of his shell, socially! The teachers here are so caring and nurturing. It’s evident that they love their job and the kids that they see everyday. You will never go a day walking through the doors without at least a teacher or two greeting you and asking how you and your family are doing. Brainy Kids Place is truly a warm and welcoming environment.”
BKP Made Transitioning Back to Work Easy
“Having my first child has been so amazing, but going back to work and entrusting someone with your baby is extremely hard. BKP made that transition as easy as possible for me. Due to the safety measures in place, I knew that he would be secure. The staff at Brainy Kids is loving and he has never been upset to be left and has always been happy when I pick him up. I am always immediately alerted to any concerns that Ms. Stacey or Ms. Pam have about my son. I absolutely love how they are constantly interacting with the babies. It makes me feel good when I show up to pick him up and the teachers are on the floor with him. As you can see by the picture, he is happy to be at BKP. I am so appreciative to Brainy Kids for caring for my baby when I cannot be with him.” - Christina Mitchell
The App is Super Helpful
“Brainy Kids Place has been nothing but great for my infant son. The teachers keep me informed with everything going on all day. The app that they have for all of the parents is so helpful for communicating with the teacher. I can see when he ate, what he ate, when he was changed and when he slept. Everyone there is very helpful and very accommodating to my requests. I would recommend this daycare to anyone that lives in the Santa Fe area.” - Esther Guidry
By Far the Best Daycare Around
“My son has been going to BKP since he was a baby he and is now four. We love this place and could not be happier with the care they give. My son is excited to go to "school" every day. He is learning so much here. I also like the app they use. It keeps me informed and updated. The staff are all so friendly! Especially KAYCEE, she is the best :) This is by far the best daycare around.” - Laycie Skowron
We Work Together; Parent, Teacher, and Child
“October 2015 we were in search of a daycare facility for our 3 year old son. Since childcare isn't something to be taken lightly, my husband and I took off work to go research the different childcare facilities. A lady I currently work with recommended Brainy Kids Place. Her child had been attending there since she was 9 months old. She even found a coupon for reduced tuition if enrolled by the end of October. Of course, a coupon would not be a valid reason for us to choose a facility to care for our most precious child. After visiting several facilities, Brainy Kids Place was the one we chose. The facility has safety measures in place to ensure that strangers don't come in unauthorized. In the last year they have made several cosmetic improvements to the facility and playground. The teachers have been willing to work with Nicholas on his potty training and use positive reinforcement with the children. Nicholas told me the other day that he loves...Miss Alaine, Miss Chelsea, Miss Brooke, Ms. Nicole, Ms. Melanie...and listed pretty much all of the teachers I've ever met. This gave me a sense of peace, knowing that no matter which teachers my son interacts with each day, they all make him feel loved. My son is very vocal and tells me about how his day is when I pick him up. He rarely has bad days, and when he does the teachers take the time to tell me about any issues and we work together; Parent, Teacher and Child, to do what is in the best interest of my child. I am very pleased with the staff at Brainy Kids Place and recommend it to anyone looking for a child care facility.”
I’m Extremely Happy with the Transformation I’ve Seen
“We love Brainy Kids! When we came to Brainy Kids my son was not very social and did not like daycare in the least. After a couple months my son now gets excited about going to his class and absolutely loves his teachers! From the minute we pull in the driveway he is smiling and as soon as we walk in the door he gets so excited he walks straight to his classroom in a hurry (he'd leave me behind if he could). My son is not affectionate with many people besides us (his parents) but as soon as he sees his teacher he runs straight to her and hugs her and blows kisses and is very comfortable with her. It makes my heart melt and I'm extremely happy the transformation I've seen in him. Thank you Brainy Kids!”
Night and Day Difference Between a Chain Daycare
“We transferred from a larger chain daycare in December of last year and it's like a night and day difference in my 3 year old son. Ms Chelsea and Ms Jada are the highlights of my son's day. He talks about them when he comes home. He always makes sure to say bye to them as he leaves. And everyday I get "Mommy, I love school today!" When I go to pick him up. I don't have to struggle to get him up and dressed in the morning because he just loves it here!”
Everyone Cares About the Kids
“So far, I am very pleased with BKP. I came in without an appointment and Melanie took the time to go over everything with me, give me a tour, and answer all of my questions. I didn't feel like she was rushing me. In fact, she took the time to reassure my fears and relate her own personal experience. I am looking forward to my family's future with BKP. I love that everyone seems to really care about the kids.”
I Wish We Would Have Chosen BKP Originally
“I started my 4 year old daughter in daycare in May and it was originally between Brainy Kids and KinderCare. We ended up going with KinderCare but a couple of months ago something must've changed and my daughter started having accidents all the time and didn't want to go to school anymore. So we decided to give Brainy Kids a shot and after the first week she was making major improvements in going potty and hasn't complained once about going to school. She gets very excited about going. I'm also very impressed with the preschool work she brings home at the end of the week. I wish we would have gone with them originally!”
She Loves to Show the Family What She Learned
“My niece Hailey has been enrolled at Brainy Kids Place for almost 2 years now and she loves going to "school"! Hailey loves the art she brings to her house and Gaga's house and she loves to show the family what she has learned like ABC's and counting numbers. Hailey loves her teachers and past teachers, it's a great place for children.”
Hands Down the Best
“Brainy Kids Place is hands down the best child care provider in the area. The facility is always clean & you can tell that the administrators are very hands-on. The toddler teachers provide a well-rounded and structured learning environment but haven't forgotten that they are teaching young children. Our son loves going every day & he's learning so much.”
“My kids have been going here for years! All of the teachers are amazing and patient with my kids. My favorite feature is that no one can enter the building without a code.”
Felt Nothing But Warmth, A Complete Blessing
“After 3 years of having my daughter watched by family members, it was time to find a daycare/school for her. I made an appointment for Wednesday afternoon around 330 and when my daughter, myself and my dad arrived... I loved we couldn't get in without having someone come let us in.
As we were touring around, I took notice of the cleanliness (especially the baseboards). I had every question answered and didn't feel nothing but warmth.
When we walked back to were my daughters classroom was, the teacher greeted my child with compassion and warmth as if she was speaking to her own child. Even offered her a sucker as the other kids had one. Instantly my daughter wanted to stay... They were even getting ready to work on sign language. (amazing)
After, I left, I called and asked about starting my daughter Thursday instead of Monday... They accommodated the request.
Today, I had her daddy and I both drop of our daughter (so he could also register) and while he got emotional the staff even helped him through it. Mrs. Chelsea then asked if she could have a hug and at that point my daughter felt comfortable and waved bye to us. I called once to check on her, and they said she was adjusting well. This afternoon my mom went with me (so she could register too) and she even complimented the school we picked.
The best part, walking in to my daughter interacting amazingly with the class and was so proud of her fan they made. Mrs. Chelsea gave me the update and made me feel so much at peace.
Thank you, Mrs. Chelsea and the whole staff for being there for my daughter while I am working to provide. I know she is safe and will be well taken care of. You all are a complete blessing.”
-Kelley and Jonathan Britan
“My daughter loves this place. The teachers are great and the staff is super friendly. I recommend Brainy Kids Place. The moment I walked in we knew this was the place. It truly is wonderful”
Has Become Well Behaved, Independent, and Amazing
“Awesome place! Staff and facility are GREAT! My granddaughter Kally started when she was 2. She is now almost 3. It is amazing to me, what a well behaved, independent, amazing child she was become since she began attending Brainy Kids Place. Thank you for all you do for all the children in your care. We love y’all!”
She Has Learned So Much
“Hailey has attended Brainy Kids for almost 2 years and she loves it. She loves her teachers and her teachers love her. She has learned so much in her first 2 years of life thanks to Brainy Kids Place. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her! Thank you Brainy Kids Place for everything y'all do!”
We Did Our Research and We are Very Satisfied
“My daughter has been going to Brainy Kids since she was 7 months old and absolutely loves it. She loves all of her teachers and has learned so much. She is now 2 and can already count to 10, knows some sign language, she can sing her ABCs (and many other songs) and she knows all her colors, and animals. I am surprised at least once a week with what she has learned. I love that the teachers are able to send me pictures through out the day and we can send messages back and forth with a convenient easy to use app. My husband and I did a lot of research before choosing Brainy Kids Place and we have been very satisfied with our choice!”
“As a NANA to my two granddaughters who go to Brainy Kids Place I must say that I feel such comfort knowing that they are WELL taken care of. One is in the two year old class and the other one is in the 4 year old class. I pick the girls up sometimes on Fridays so they can spend time with Nana/Pawpaw for the weekend and they are ALWAYS in such good and happy spirits. It is also ALWAYS nice when I go in and see how happy all the workers are and see all the children having a good time. The girls have learned so much being there and they talk highly of their teachers. Thank you Brainy Kids Place for ALL that you do.”
Ready For Kindergarten
“Choosing Brainy Kids is beyond one of the best choices I made for my children. The staff are amazing. They take your child in as if they are family. Kind, gentle and patient. My youngest is 4 and my oldest is 7. I have never heard them complain one time. Even though they go to elementary school and are at Brainy Kids part time they always make a point to mention how day care went. I know my oldest looks forward to Summer vacation as well with Brainy Kids. Brainy kids is always active and going on field trips in the summer time. The learning side of Brainy Kids is awesome as well. My youngest has so many art projects and learning work sheets when she brings them home I didn't even realize day cares even did the learning they are doing. My daughter is definitely going to be ready for kindergarten next year. Brainy Kids has made a wonderful impact on my children for the future as well as taking wonderful care of them. Choosing Brainy Kids would be the best choice for you if you are looking for caring, kindness, patience, brightness and sanitary.”
BKP Plays a Vital Role
“As the saying goes, "It Takes a Village" and BKP plays a vital role in the care and upbringing of our granddaughters. Excellent staff, a well rounded curriculum, a shaded outdoor play area, and an awesome indoor gym for those cold and rainy days are just a few of the reasons BKP stands out. The Brightwheel App is a great tool and keeps us informed on daily activities, items needed, etc. But most importantly, it's a great comfort when the baby smiles and reaches for her teacher each morning, and the oldest doesn't want to leave! We're very grateful our girls are with Chelsea and the BKP staff.”
Caring and Attentive
“The thing about Brainy Kids Place that has always stuck out to me is how attentive they are with Coy. He has always had a "droopy" eyelid and just this past week his teacher notified Melanie about it looking swollen and worse and Melanie in turn called and notified me. This eye lid has been something we have had a Dr looking at since he was an infant and they check his vision to make sure he is using both eyes the same and one is worse than the other. Just the phone call to me this past week has once again reminded me how caring and attentive the staff is to the children.
Another thing that I love about Brainy Kids is the curriculum. I love that he can sing the abc's with me at 2 years old.
With Coy having been there since he was 8 weeks old most of the girls have watched him grow into the little boy he is today and definitely spoil him. But I know he is in a place where people truly care about him and that is definitely special.”
We Look Forward to the Next Chapter
“We have been going to Brainy Kids since my daughter was 2.5 months and she is now almost 6 months. Let me start by saying I never wanted to put my daughter in daycare. I always thought I would be a stay at home mom but when the time came it just wasn't in the cards for us. I had been on the waiting list at two other local daycare centers for months (and still have never gotten a call with an opening). I was starting to panic that I hadn't found child care yet so I randomly stopped in at Brainy Kids. Boy was I impressed. The owner was there and gave me a tour on the spot. She put all of my concerns at ease in an hour. It took my daughter about three weeks to adjust to her new environment and ever since then she has done great at Brainy Kids and smiles at all her teachers when I drop her off (and back at them when I pick her up). They provide a detailed sheet of her daily activities including naps, feedings, moods, and diaper changes (done at least once every hour). They are always adding new things to the room for the babies to play with. There are usually two teachers in there at one time and almost always an admin staff there to help when all the babies get fussy or hungry at once. I really think my daughter is thriving in daycare and I even think she has little baby friends. Any concerns I have ever had and brought up to Chelsea or any member of her staff have always been addressed and they have even followed up with me. I can only speak for the baby room at this time, but for a first time overprotective mom, Brainy Kids place scores an A plus in my book! Thanks for taking care of my girl ladies.
**Updated March 2017**
Wow what can I say! We have been going to BKP for a year now since our daughter was 10 weeks. Tomorrow she moves up to the toddler room so this will be a final review of the baby room. We loved BKP baby room! Ms. Megan is so amazing with our girl and you can tell that she really cares for all her Brainy babies. Thank you for taking such great care of our girl for the past year! We look forward to the next chapter at BKP and know Chelsea and her staff will take care of us!”
We Fell In Love with the Teachers
“My kids have been going here for almost two years now. I chose this place because when it use to be Little Texans my two oldest went there and then I pulled them out when I was on maternity leave. So when I went back to work I went back to that daycare and they told me it had a new owner and let me tour the place. I was planning to choose it anyways because they accept NCI (daycare assistance). After my kids started we fell in love with the teachers. I am very overprotective of my children and I have gained a relationship with pretty much every teacher. They will text me and call me if they have a problem. If my kids are acting a bit bad I know I will be informed. If I ever have a problem with anyone I always know I can talk to them about it. I love the teachers at this place and so do my kids. They have made such great relationships with my kids I know they will always remember them.” -Brooke Ramirez
“When we decided on a day are for our two children, who are grown now, we chose a loving and caring place with a "homey" atmosphere vs. all the corporate day cares that were available at the time. Now we witnessed our son and his wife make the same decision. They chose Brainy Kids Place in Santa Fe, and when we toured this day care with our granddaughter, we were so happy to see that it was in many ways very much like the day care our son attended -- secure, loving, caring, warm, friendly, academic -- and most of all, our granddaughter loved it! Her transition to Brainy Kids has been so easy because the staff has been so welcoming to her. She has made friends there, and has even advanced in her learning. We thank Brainy Kids for caring for our granddaughter and keeping her safe. As a grandmother, I highly recommend Brainy Kids Place to other families!” -Linda Ford
Low Teacher Turnover
“One thing I like about this daycare is that my son has had the same teacher for over a year. It is so important to not have a high turnover rate in daycare's because you want your children to know who you are leaving them with. Miss Letty is amazing with my son. He adores her and she is so patient with him. I know he is being moved up since he just had a birthday. It is just nice to see the same faces when I come in to drop off and pick him up.. it is a blessing.”-Traci Gregson
Security is a Top Priority
“My granddaughter goes to Brainy Kids in Santa Fe. When we took her to meet the staff and other kids to help in her transition from her previous day care, I was very, very impressed with their security. Today there are a lot of scary things happening to children, and as a grandfather, I felt very comforted that Brainy Kids made their security system a high priority. Not only do they require an individual to have a PIN, but they require a fingerprint as well from all authorized persons picking up children there. The staff is very welcoming and friendly, and my granddaughter was not hesitant at all to make the change. To me, that is what is important: security and how my granddaughter is treated. On both counts, Brainy Kids has this grandfather's vote and I would highly recommend this day care/preschool to other families.”-Jim Ford
Love the Family Events
“My grandchildren go to Brainy Kids Place. I love that everyone is so caring and involved. It’s a fun place for everyone and draws in the entire family with their events like whenever they had “Talk like a Pirate Day”. Also, I love the baby yoga which is fun and revitalizing for even tiny little tots like my grandchildren! Amazingly enough, this day care always smells so clean and fresh and all the toys are sanitary and in working order. Therefore, I applaud the owners and staff at Brainy Kids Place.”-Luanna Higgins
Thank You for Taking Over
“Thank you Chelsea for taking over the daycare. You have truly improved this place sooo much you don't even know. Olivia loves going to school every day. Everything is so much better now and I have no worries that she is in the best care. The ease and comfort Brainy Kids Place has given my family is amazing. Overall, this daycare is a perfect place for my child. I can honestly say that I'm a PROUD Brainy Kids Place parent!”-Lori Martin
Promote Creativity and Learning New Things
“Our two children love coming to daycare/preschool at Brainy Kids Place. The teachers are caring, knowledgeable, and very attentive. The kids love the fun and educational activities that promote their own creativity and their enthusiasm for learning new things. We feel confident that we have chosen a safe and loving space for our children. The kids are happy when we drop them off in the morning and are always playing and happy when we pick them up in the afternoon. I would definitely recommend Brainy Kids Place to anyone. We love Brainy Kids Place!”-Julie & Eb Fornea
I Went as a Child
“In 1993 I started going to this same daycare at the age of 6. It was then called Collins-Evans and was only the small building. A few years later they built the gym behind it. This has always been a christian based daycare facility. I remember saying grace with my classmates at lunch every day in the summer. I made tons of friends! A couple more years passed and they renamed it Country Day. My 12th birthday was my last day. When i became a mother in 2007, i knew this would be my child's daycare! It was then named Little Texans. When my son was 6 months old he became a member. I was surprised that their rates were very reasonable. I am so pleased at the kindness and generosity this daycare has always showed towards the parents AND the kids. Now, all 3 of my kids go to Brainy Kids Place!” -Kristina Gerik (Brainy Kids mom and former kid :)
Better Atmosphere Than Large Franchises
“I’ve been very happy with Brainy Kids. I am very impressed with the amount of information our daughter has learned in her short time there and how much easier she retains information at this new school. I believe she is more focused and is also much happier there than at her old school. I like the atmosphere of Brainy Kids much more than that of a larger franchised institution which treats parents and children like profit centers rather than individuals with specific needs. The faculty has treated our daughter very well and I always leave with a smile when I pick her up. I enjoy seeing how much she likes to say goodbye to everyone. I also like that on days when she loses a toy she brought with her in the morning, every teacher seems to get involved, working diligently to help her find it. That shows how well the staff works as a team to care for the students.” -Steve Ford
Not Just Watching, But Caring For Her
“My granddaughter attends Brainy Kids Place in Santa Fe. I had the opportunity to pick her up one day for an appointment. I was truly impressed with the security, cleanliness, and professionalism of the staff. I felt like they weren't just watching her, but they were taking care of her. I think most moms would love to be a stay-at-home mom. If that isn't a possibility, then it is a blessing to have a place to where you know your child is safe and loved.”-Suzie Van (Grandmother to Ainsley Cole)
Become a Social Butterfly
“Brainy kids has done wonders for my daughter, she not only has expanded her vocabulary in the short month she has been there but also has become a social butterfly. As soon as she walks in everyone makes her feel so welcome and for my daughter that is a big deal, since she does not like being away from my husband or myself. I know when I drop her off she is very well taken care of and I can have peace of mind when going to work. This was the best decision we could have made to place her in Brainy Kids!” -Christina Crump
Best Kept Secret
“I just wanted to say Thank You for all you and ALL the teachers do there for Ally! I really do feel that Brainy Kids Place is the best kept little secret in the League City/Santa Fe area!
We scoured the area looking at daycares. Some were giant hubs of children, and when I’d ask about a friend’s kid who attended, they didn’t even recognize the kid by name. Tuition would have to be given in paper check form. The security system was whether they recognized you, or if your name was on the sign in sheet. The morning sessions could have 75 parents coming through. I didn’t want that for my infant! And now, a year later, compared to friends who put their babies in very tiny, exclusive, expensive daycares, Ally is the ONLY one who hasn’t caught some horrible illness that was going around the room. So thankful!! Good job!
I love that you are a smaller daycare with state of the art security systems- finger print scanning, credit card swiping, automatic emailed receipts. You find the most professional, loving staff! I can tell that my daughter and her teacher have a special bond. My daughter starts smiling as soon as we get in the door, and dives into her teacher’s arms
Brainy Kids Place is the best kept little secret in the League City/Santa Fe area! I love how the place is clean, organized, filled with love, and has a community feel. I was impressed when we first walked through that you knew every child, and they knew you!!! They are not just a number! They get tons of one on one attention and we are fully aware of what she is learning every day. It's hard to take your baby to daycare, but with teachers like these, you feel confident your child is learning and getting loved every day!
I was also impressed by how the daycare keeps growing, the tent over the playground, the security cameras. I can see all of this investment in the place, and it shows!
Thanks again for all you and your teachers do! I wish I had enough money to give you all bonuses!” -Rica Smith
Love the Location
“I initially choose Brainy Kids Place for its location and convenience. I was very skeptical about putting my daughters back into daycare due to the fact that we were fairly new to the area. When I initially went in for a tour and to get information, such as what services were offered and the cost, I was greeted with open arms as if I had known them for years. That alone gave me a good feeling about Brainy Kids Place. My daughters love all their peers and teachers. I love the atmosphere that Brainy Kids Place has to offer our children. I like how the facility and classrooms are always clean. I really liked how during the summer the kids were taken out on multiple field trips instead of having to be stuck indoors for the whole summer. Brainy Kids Place staff is very good with communicating with parents. I would recommend Brainy Kids Place to any parent who seeking a good child care facility for their child.” -Michelle Munivez
Moved From a Large “Chain” Daycare
“We moved our 3 year old daughter from a large, suburban "chain" day school to Brainy Kids Place, and we immediately earned a newfound appreciation for what a small, local community day school does for a young child. She has received much more 1-on-1 attention, and she is excited to go to school every day. Her writing skills are improving, and she is retaining information much better. We are happy to see her happy, healthy, and learning in this new, exciting environment!” -Emily Ford
Best Summer Program
“I chose brainy kids place at the beginning because of the convenience and the hours. The hours are fantastic and that I know that my child is safe weather I have to drop her off early or leave her a little bit later. All of the teachers are very involved and know my daughter by name. They are kind and help her to remember things when I pick her up as we are both very forgetful.
The summer program truly is the best. With two field trips scheduled every week the kids never get bored. And even better, these field trips are included with summer tuition!
My daughter had never been in daycare before but I had worked at one previously. I am very impressed by the standards that they have with their staff, the classrooms, and the curriculum. The socialization is awesome and my daughter is constantly encouraged to grow. We love brainy kids place!” -Joanna Davis
Best Center My Children Have Been To
“Brainy Kids Place is by far the best daycare center my child/children have ever attended. Each of my children have attended other public daycares in town as well as private home daycares. The staff was unfriendly, uncaring and uninvolved in caring for my children. My children attended one particular daycare for over 5 years and I never met the owner. They let the children run wild and there was no discipline or structure. Brainy Kids Place is the exact opposite. The staff is full of caring and loving individuals. The owner is involved and has made Brainy Kids Place a safe, fun and structured environment. Chelsea and her staff come up with fun and creative ideas and field trips for the kids. The tuition is great considering all of the activities for this kids. Rarely does a parent have to come out of pocket for additional expenses. I pulled my daughter out of daycare once and re-enrolled her because we missed the structure and the staff. I am so grateful for Brainy Kids Place. I feel comfortable leaving my child there and know the staff will love her and take care of her like their very own.” -Lacie Watson
As an Educator Myself…
“We choose Brainy Kid’s Place for our 2 year old son for numerous reasons, but the final decision was made when our friends began sharing their positive testimonials and expressing their sincere satisfaction with Chelsea and her staff. After visiting the facility, meeting with Chelsea and her staff, and seeing how sincerely engaged all the kiddos seemed to be, we felt in our hearts that this was the right place for our little one. Since starting at BKP 6 weeks ago, Hollin has bloomed into a vivacious, curious, talkative, toddler who constantly loves to tell us about his teacher, Ms. Ana, and friends in his class. I am so thankful for all the teachers at BKP who come in contact with Hollin throughout the day. As an educator myself, I understand the importance of my child having positive relationships with all adults, not just his teacher. I love that as we leave each day, all teachers wish him well and know him by name. The smile on his face and the wave goodbye are the small, daily reassurances that we have made the right choice for our family. I cannot thank Ms. Chelsea and her staff enough for constantly molding Hollin into a courteous, friendly toddler and fostering learning in a constructive yet flexible environment.” -Keegan Wagner
Compassionate Beyond Compare
“I couldn't ask for a better place to send my daughter to while my fiance and I are working. The staff and owner are caring, nurturing, and compassionate beyond compare to any other establishment. I would recommend Brainy Kids Place to any parent looking for a home away from home for their children!” -Frank Cole
Since the Beginning
“I first would like to start out by saying that my son has been with this daycare since they began brainy kids. When they purchased the daycare they renovated all the classrooms and improved the building substantially. My son loves his classroom and all the girls work there get hugs and kisses from him daily. He never cries when I drop him off and he is always excited to show me is work every day when I pick him up. His teachers keep me updated on his development and I am grateful for the structure they provide him. He has learned so much from his teachers. One thing that stands out is that the same ladies are there day in and day out. I like the fact that the owner is there on a daily/weekly basis so if I have any concerns she has an open door for discussions. My son loves his group of friends and he has a great group of little friends that have also been there and have grew up with him. I am thankful that our son still attends this daycare that has been very stable environment. He knows everyone’s name who works there and it is so refreshing to have the advanced security that they offer. Thank you Brainy Kids for treating my son like as if he was one of your own children. The dedication of your teachers is something my family is grateful for. While I am at work I know he is happy, enjoying himself and most importantly safe from harm.” -Kody Gregson
Comfortable From the First Moment
“Brainy Kids Place is the only facility that I toured while pregnant with my youngest son. I felt very comfortable the moment that I stepped in the door. The staff is always willing to answer questions that I may have and are always so kind. I feel very comfortable with my baby attending Brainy Kids Place.” -Ashlie Janak
“My daughter has been going to Brainy Kids since she was 3 months old and she loves it. She is always happy when we come to get her and her teachers are awesome!” -Jessica Mills
Greet You With A Smile and Know Your Name
“I love the staff at Brainy Kids! They always greet you with a smile and they know us by name. It's comforting to know my daughter is happy and will be well taken care of here!” -Kathy Lawrence
Didn't Want to Leave
“Our daughter attended here before we moved away from the area and she loved going to school! Every time we go home to visit she wants to go see her friends at school and then doesn’t want to leave. She learned so much while there and I wish I could have packed up the daycare and its staff and relocated it with us.” -Heather Lane
Positive Social Skills
“Great Place my grandson is 1 yo and has shown positive social skills already, great place, great job. You never make it through the door without someone saying good morning.” -Patrick Skowron
Your Child is More Than a Number
“My son Luca is two. We were looking at Brainy Kids Place initially for their location because it is very close to my home, but then as I came in and toured the facility I really liked the site. I also noticed the staff here really love the kids. Your child is more than a number here. Then I had some challenges with little Luca and they helped me work through them. We are still working on them, but they really do care here.” -Jamie Leggio, Santa Fe, Texas
Awesome Experience for 3 Years
“I absolutely love Brainy Kids Place! My son is doing awesome & absolutely loves it & his teacher! My son loves walking in & seeing familiar faces every day, especially since he doesn't adjust to change very well. Most of the daycares around town have such a high turnover rate but here, most of the teachers have been there for years! It really has been an awesome daycare experience for both of my kids for the past 3 years! Thanks for all ya'll do!” -Megan Walters
More Than Just a Preschool
“I hope this helps because it is very important and what makes a difference to me… When I leave my child with Brainy Kids Place she is welcomed with open arms by anyone who may be caring for her at that time, not just “her” teacher (Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!) This allows me to drive away and focus on the day ahead of me at work and know she is in great hands.
Same as picking her up, everyone says goodbye to her making her walk out with a smile. Acknowledgment is a VERY important plus to Brainy Kids Place. Kelsey is treated as an individual and not as a “2 year old” in class, from visits I’ve made unannounced, The teachers are always encouraging the children to interact with what they are doing at all times and allowing the children to express themselves in response to the activity they are doing.
PATIENCE-with anything new, things can become overwhelming…the entire staff at Brainy Kids Place are the most patient I have seen. Teachers mold our children’s minds for the rest of their educational years and even into becoming young adults by the things they have been taught in the early developmental stages by their teachers (I refer to them as my heroes!)
Brainy Kids Place may be “New” but your facility definitely has big plans for longer term childcare, it shows in the improvements you’ve made to the building and all the ones you plan on making.
The staff is very consistent with the treatment of all the children, if someone is doing wrong, they find the problem and correct it.
Brainy Kids Place is definitely my #1 choice with the surrounding cities of Santa Fe, Dickinson and even League City in consideration. I have been at other facilities and have even worked in a very nice one in League City but I can honestly say that the difference between them and Brainy Kids Place is the everyday process and operation of your facility. As parents, we are always kept up to date on activities our children have done daily…We know what they are eating daily and we know what they will need daily. Organization and an amazing staff are the number one component to a successful business and you guys stand alone on all the above when it came to making a decision to keep my daughter at your facility.
To end, my daughter tells me on the weekends she wants to go to school to see “Ms. Deedee” and then she ALWAYS talks about water day! Kelsey came home a month ago and told me ALL the ABC’s and she can count to 12 without missing one letter or number. I am very pleased your facility and am very lucky to have my daughter cared for by the BEST staff in town, you guys are much more to us than her Monday-Friday childcare provider and I hope that if there is anything I can do in return to aid in future activities please don’t hesitate to ask us.” - Rebecca and Chris Penuel, Santa Fe, Texas
Loves All the Arts and Crafts
“My two kids love Brainy Kids Place. My son comes home every day and tells me how much he likes it there and he loves all the arts and crafts. Definitely recommend Brainy Kids Place!” - Aubrey Lawson, Santa Fe, Texas
Changed My Family's Life
“I’m generally not the type of person that likes to write reviews or take surveys or anything of that nature. However, for you and your staff I will make an exception.
From the moment I first walked in to Brainy Kids Place, I knew it was unlike any other child care facility I had ever been inside. I was greeted at the door with a smile and a sense of expectation even though I had made no arrangements for a tour. Chelsea, the owner, took me on a tour of the facilities, and I could tell from her passion and enthusiasm and that of the other employees, that this was a special place. There was an atmosphere of a family, and not just a business. Kids weren’t dollar signs to them, they were individuals. I made up my mind immediately that this was where I wanted my four year old and “baby on the way” to go to school.
My four year old has been to a few different daycares because of our job and living situations at home. And truthfully, he never really seemed at home with any of them. Every kid is special, with their own quirks and personalities, and my son is no exception. However, at all of the other daycares they seemed to try to make him change who he was to fit a mold of what he “should” be. However, at Brainy Kids Place Chelsea and her staff, especially Ms. Angel, have made a point of embracing his individuality and genuinely trying to help him grow as an individual both academically and socially rather than conform to a standard. Since his enrollment my son seems more confident in who he is and what he knows. He genuinely enjoys going to school, although sometimes he likes to pretend he doesn't want to stay in the mornings. Even his manners have improved.
Basically, Brainy Kids Place has legitimately changed my family's life. That may seem to be an exaggeration, but I can assure you it is not. We care deeply about our son's well-being and education, and so does Brainy Kids Place.” -Joshua Carter
We Fell in Love
"We chose Brainy Kids Place for many reasons. Our child had previously been in two facilities prior and we had great disappointment in out of home child care till we fell in love with Brainy Kids Place. My three year old is now potty trained, writes his name by tracing his letters, counts to twenty, and is beginning to sound out three letter words! The teachers show great passion towards my child's learning, stability, and emotional needs as well as using compassionate but correctional direction when needed. Brainy Kids Place is by far the best child care offered within miles around!” -Sandra Acklen
Everything About His Behavior Has Improved
“Before coming to Brainy Kids Place I had my son enrolled in Childworks. He was there for about 4 years. The older he got the worse the classrooms became. There was no structure, no guidelines and there might as well not have even been rules. My son was labeled one of the problem children. Anything that happened, even normal behavior for a child was unacceptable. Considering rules and punishment were never enforced I never understood why they expected him or the other children to be "perfect angels". There were no group activities or teachers involving themselves with the students. There was one big TV and the children were basically to entertain themselves. Which to a 5-6 year old means get in trouble and see what we can get away with. They did not have a separate classroom, nor were the teachers watching them half the time. Breakfast, lunch, snack, everything included sugary snacks and unhealthy foods. In return they honestly wondered why the children were never behaved. My son never knew what to expect day to day. There was not a set routine. It was get off the bus, eat cookies, watch tv and go crazy.
My son is now 6 and in 1st grade. He started Brainy Kids Place a couple months ago and everything about his behavior has improved. They have a set routine, they know what to expect. It warms my heart to pick him up and see them eating oranges and the teacher helping the kiddos with their homework and having such patience to help them learn and guide them. I walked in one day to see the Owner, Chelsea, on the floor with what looked to be 1-2 year olds, teaching them. I have never seen an Owner be involved and actually take the time to know you and your child.
My son isn't good with change. It was a rocky road the first couple of weeks coming from no rules to set guidelines and structure. However, I would never change my decision to put him in Brainy Kids Place. The name says it all. Everything about this daycare makes me happy. When there is an issue/problem, Chelsea is proactive and makes the change for the better. Keep doing what you're doing!!!! We love this place!!” -Carol Oldaker, Santa Fe, Texas
Learning Activities Every Day
“All the teachers are friendly and personable. I like that there are a lot of learning activities every day. All around, I am very satisfied by the quality of care my son is receiving.” -Rachel Palmer, Santa Fe, Texas
Put Your Fears Aside and Join!
“I would like to thank everyone at Brainy Kids Place. They're amazing to say the very least. My husband and I were afraid to place our children in daycare, and Brainy Kids Place ended our fears quickly. The staff love our boys, and they take wonderful care of them. Their facility is very clean, the rooms are bright and painted so cute, and the cover over the playground is awesome! I love the curriculum Mrs. Chelsea has them learning. It's a great place. Put your fears aside and join! You'll be glad you did.” -Travis and Jaime Sisk, Bacliff, Texas
I Referred You to Friends
“Doing a great job with Wyatt keeping him entertained and educated. I love you guys, y’all are great. I definitely referred you to a few friends.” -Ashley Rivera, Santa Fe, Texas
“Elliette is 2 and we chose to come to Brainy Kids Place because it was new in Santa Fe and we stay here because Elliette loves her teachers. The curriculum is super awesome. We will stay here forever until she is in elementary school.” -Kristoffer Wight, Santa Fe, Texas
I Love Everything
“My little girl Chole goes here, she is two years old. She started coming here after I started working. I love everything about this place. She has made a lot of new friends, the teachers are really nice and she learns lots of new things every day.” -Ken O’Brien, Santa Fe, Texas
I Saw a Big Difference After the First Week
“I have a two year old that goes to Brainy Kids Place. I bring my son here because after the first week that I was here I saw a big difference in learning. He was talking a lot better. He was coming home counting, telling me colors, and all sorts of things. Also he just enjoys it. He comes home, he’s always happy and never really having a bad day. The teachers and staff here all come in and say hi every morning and by every evening and know him by name. It’s very welcoming. I recommend Brainy Kids Place.” -Robert Porche, Alvin, Texas
Like One of the Family
“My daughter Sofia is four. We've been coming here for a few months and we love it! Sophia can’t wait every morning to go by the school and be with her teachers see all her friends. The teachers are super lovable. She always learns something new at school, which makes me feel that she is valuably investing the time here. I feel safe, I feel like i am leaving my baby with one of my family members. I love it and recommend it to anybody.” -Joan Mercado, Dickinson, Texas
Awesome Summer Science Curriculum
“Summer camp is fun for our daughter!! They go on field trips once per week and have a science curriculum! Thumbs up! Thanks, ladies!!!” -Lisa Kramer, Santa Fe, TX
Needed Part Time Care
“Early this fall, we were looking for a part time program to give a small break to our relatives watching a very active toddler. In just 2 days a week I could see his verbal skills grow. He learned about interacting with other kids his age. At first, it was rough as starting a new day care with new people tends to be. The wonderful staff always loved on him and made sure he settled in.
A few weeks later we suddenly needed full time care. Immediately. I was so grateful there was a spot available for him. He was already familiar with his teachers and routine so it wasn't a hard transition. Also I think having similar toys and food helped him settle easier.
We are truly grateful for the loving and attentive staff that are with him all those hours during the week. He has done so well with the eating and nap time schedule that it makes weekends much easier and predictable.” -Sarah Harmeyer
Peace of Mind
“I am so happy that you have created an environment that I can drop off my baby girl and have a peace of mind J You guys are doing an amazing job, I couldn’t ask for anything more.” - Morgan Hare
Excited About School
“When Hollin comes to our house, he is excited to tell us about what he learned at school (daycare). For example, his mom calls us when they leave daycare and Hollin will tell us about his day. Yesterday grandpa could not hear him talking. His mom said Hollin was talking in a whisper because that is what they were learning to do in school. He loves school.” -Kathy and Anthony (Hollin’s nana and grandpa)
Share Excitement in Accomplishments
“Being a first time mom and having to place my child in daycare during the week was definitely not an easy thing to do. But as time has passed it's been easier, not going to say easy because it's not, but it is easier because everybody there seems to love Coy and they seem to share in the excitement of his accomplishments as he grows. Right now I am struggling with the issue of him not eating table food and it's a great feeling when I come to pick him up and have several teachers tell me how he put a graham cracker in his mouth and to see the excitement on their faces at such a little thing means so much to me. And it's great to know that they are working with him on this issue and any others he has had just like I am.” -Whitney Eversole
First Time Momma Bear
“My fiance and I both work stressful, demanding jobs that require most, if not all, of our time. On top of that, I only had 6 weeks of maternity leave before I had to return to work full time and our daughter was born 3 weeks premature. Thus, I needed a daycare I could trust 110% with our daughter.
We toured Brainy Kids Place when I was roughly 8 months pregnant. Originally, we scheduled to tour and review 5 daycares in the area. However, Brainy Kids Place was the first, last and only daycare we toured. From the moment we walked in, it felt “right.” BKP is neat and well-kept and it is evident that every member of the staff truly loves what she does. Chelsea is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her business and comes with one heck of a resume. Chelsea’s love for her business flows down to other members of the BKP team. Another thing that drew us in and continues to impress us is Chelsea’s and Kristin’s (BKP director) involvement with the BKP kiddos.
After my daughter’s first day at BKP, I knew we made the right decision. Members of the BKP team called me throughout her first week to let me know how she was settling in and welcomed my phone calls, no matter how annoying I was by calling non-stop. By the end of her first week with BKP, my daughter smiled as soon as she saw Nichole and other BKP teammates in the infant room. To this day, she continues to do so. That small fact puts my mind and my heart at ease because naturally, as a mom I feel guilty for leaving her with someone else all day long.
Our daughter is now 6 months old. During her time at BKP, she has continued to strive. She has exceeded all my expectations as a mother as she grows, learns and excels. Although it is heartbreaking to miss out on moments like her first time to sit up or crawl, I feel better seeing the excitement on the faces of the BKP team (it is almost as though they are excited and proud as I am to see her new moves!). I love that BKP sends her home with a daily activity sheet because it keeps me up to date on her progress and what she is learning each day. Further, BKP does activities with her every day which I know she enjoys and my fridge does, too!
Finally, cost and convenience were two important factors in our decision. Not only is BKP’s tuition a great “bang for my buck,” I also feel like I am getting more that I could imagine with my tuition. Additionally, BKP is close to everything and extremely convenient.
All in all, I could not be more pleased with BKP. Not only am I a “momma bear,” I am also a full time attorney. As such, I am often told I am hard to deal with and harder to please. BKP has fully exceeded my expectations and continue to do so every day. I honestly could not imagine our daughter anywhere else. Every day, we are reminded why we chose BKP!” -Kindel Jenkins
Competent and Compassionate Professionals
“Brainy Kids Place is the bottom line in competent and compassionate child care; professionals who recognize that every child is special! My son has a speech delay and issues with toileting. Other preschools turned down our registration for these reasons. Brainy Kids welcomed my son with open arms, never making him feel badly for his difficulties. Since enrolling, my son is talking more, following routines, interacting with peers, and exceedingly happy to go to school every day! My family would never consider enrolling our son elsewhere, we love Brainy Kids Place! Thank you!” -Beth Holub-Cornitius (Jacob's mom)
Happy Baby Happy Momma
“They are amazing at Brainy Kids Place! I picked this child care center because it stood out from all of the other day-cares in the area. The staff is super friendly and the the building is always clean. I recently returned to work after being a stay at home mom; having Brainy Kids Place made the transition so much less stressful because they take great care of my baby. HAPPY BABY & HAPPY MOMMA! :)” -Laycie Skowron