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"Thank you Starboard Academy for a year of fun and learning for my toddler/early preschooler."
We love Starboard Academy! We knew this "school" was exactly what we were looking for, after sending our first child to multiple other daycare centers. Starboard Academy goes above and beyond. My son loves the outdoor playground, enchanted garden room and muscle room. I love the app with real-time updates and pictures. I look forward to the weekly lesson plans and all the fun activities each month. The school is very secure and I feel safe sending my babies there. The owners and all the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Starboard Academy for a year of fun and learning for my toddler/early preschooler. I'm so glad my second baby will also grow and develop here too.
"I am very happy with the staff and the cute curriculum they have for toddlers. "
I love starboard academy! From the moment I walked in I knew this was "the place", after visiting many other daycares. Throughout the pandemic they were great. My little one has grown and learned so much. I am very happy with the staff and the cute curriculum they have for toddlers. I would 100% recommend this to friends and family!
"Starboard Academy has been a life saver for our family."
We were relying on a nanny during the worst of the pandemic. Our toddler was doing well but was missing out on socialization. Now that he is at Starboard Academy he is really thriving. It is a beautiful new facility with the owners onsite managing the team. The staff is excellent. My son is always impatient in the morning to get out to door and go to ‘school’. The Teacher maintain a log of my son’s activities through out the day. We use an app that allows us to check in on our child and view the log. We also get an email with a summary of his day with lots of pictures. I forward the email to the grandparents every day. They love it. This is the 3rd early childcare center we have used as a family. It is by far the best one. We were thrilled when our son got accepted. I strongly recommend it.
"Our daughter has been going to Starboard academy since April and she absolutely loves it."
It’s so great to see the pictures of her having fun, playing with her friends and doing different activities every day. The staff is very opened and kind, the management team always ready to help and answer our questions. The school is very clean, well-maintained and organized. Starboard Academy is the best in the area and we definitely recommend it!!
"Starboard Academy is simply the BEST!"
Starboard Academy is simply the BEST! This is our daughter’s first experience in outside care, and we couldn’t be happier with the experience. The teachers and management staff are all wonderful, and the facilities are leaps and bounds above any others we saw. Love being a part of the Starboard family.
"We love Starboard Academy! We knew this “school” was exactly what we were looking for"
After sending our first child to multiple other daycare centers. Starboard Academy goes above and beyond. My son loves the outdoor playground, enchanted garden room and muscle room. I love the app with real-time updates and pictures. I look forward to the weekly lesson plans and all the fun activities each month. The school is very secure and I feel safe sending my babies there. The owners and all the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Thank you Starboard Academy for a year of fun and learning for my toddler/early preschooler. I’m so glad my second baby will also grow and develop here too.
"The building is fantastic, the staff is great"
Recently enrolled my son (pre k). Best decision, our son loves it and we love it even more. The building is fantastic, the staff is great and the many perks they have for making parents lives easier makes them a 10/10!!
"As a Starboard Academy employee, you will truly feel like an equal and valuable team member."
I’ve been with Starboard since the first day of opening, and even before then, I assisted in setting the school up to be opened amid the Pandemic. It was a lot of hard work to get a classroom going from scratch but this hard work is rewarded everyday by the children’s smiling faces and by the words and actions of appreciation from the owners, directors, and co-workers. It is a beautiful facility and unlike any other center I have seen or worked at. I enjoy going to the specialty rooms just as much as the children do throughout the day.
"Starboard Academy ticks every single box you can think of for a preschool/daycare."
It's Spotless...Kid focused brand new state of the art facility...Exciting Curriculum...Organic Food...and THE MOST friendly staff and teachers you could ever find! I wish there was a place like this when I was a kid. My 2 year old runs through the front door every day shouting "It's school!" - maybe that doesn't translate well but she loves it! Knowing how happy she is going every day makes the drop off so much easier because I know she is not only having a blast but also learning so many new things too! In a word this place is MAGICAL!
"The staff is very friendly and make first-time-parents feel very comfortable"
We LOVE Starboard! The staff is very friendly and make first-time-parents feel very comfortable having to leave our little one because we know he is in good hands. We love the weekly schedule and the focus on education, play, arts and socialization. We are so lucky to have such a great school so close! We have shared our experience with friends and they feel the same way so have started to send their kids here as well!
"It’s a beautiful school. Amazing teachers."
Starboard has been great for my family. We came from a terrible previous experience and Miss Sydney and Miss Nikki completely put us at ease, the way no other provider did. They understand that the parents are just as anxious as the kiddos to start a new school! Any question we’ve had has been resolved and dealt with immediately. It’s a beautiful school. Amazing teachers. Better meals than I could ever make my kids. And my 3 year old spent all summer learning about different cultures, countries, and parts of the world! Highly recommend.
"They truly go above and beyond!"
From planned curriculum to on the go learning opportunities, Starboard Academy fosters a love of learning and building positive relationships! My son is happy to go to school and shares about his day on the way home! It’s great to know he is in a happy and safe environment while I have to work! Our family highly recommends Starboard Academy!!!
"We fell in love with the curriculum and decided to enroll her for the fall."
We enrolled our daughter Eleanor at Starboard Academy in the early summer with the intention of this being her “summer care”. We fell in love with the curriculum and decided to enroll her for the fall. The staff and teachers are exceptionally kind and caring. I have never seen a more stimulating early education program. Eleanor loves her friends and teachers, and I know she will always cherish these relationships.
Amanda Saccone Boddell
"We started our girls at Starboard in Plymouth in March and can’t say enough about how amazing it is."
We have a twin who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and they were more then open to learn how to use the medical devices she was on and learn to calculate carbohydrates and her over all daily care. Having peace of mind that someone cares for your child the same that you would is just something you don’t find everywhere! We will be sad to leave next year when the girls go to kindergarten!
Tara Louise Davis
"Starboard has gone above and beyond to welcome our family!"
Starboard has gone above and beyond to welcome our family! From the moment I walked in for our tour I knew it was the school for our daughter. Every single person whether it be an employee or family member has a smile on their face. The positive, friendly, caring atmosphere is felt immediately. Plus who wouldnt want to be greeted by a dog every morning! Our daughter has learned and grown leaps and bounds since joining Starboard. We cant wait to continue her journey with the Starboard family.
"I wish there were places like this when I was a toddler!"
I wish there were places like this when I was a toddler! So bright and exciting. Impeccably clean and inviting. There's a spot for parents to pop in and observe their child, as well as getting updates and pictures throughout the day on the app. I feel confident leaving my baby in their care.
"Starboard Academy Is a wonderful place to work! "
Its such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You are treated like family by the owners and leadership. Excellent personal training for my position as school Chef. Excellent facilities. Excellent benefits and pay. I love working here. The food I serve is fresh and organic. The kids love it!! My coworkers are amazing. Everyone gets along so well. We all really work well together. I highly recommend starboard as a place to work and of course a place to send a child. The kids have a wonderful space to learn and grow. Excellent teachers, and a great curriculum. Come join us!!
"We feel so blessed to have a safe, fun, and loving place to send our daughter each day."
I just want to say how much we appreciate the Summer Camp teachers. On day one of camp, our daughter told my husband “I had so much fun, I almost forgot it was my first day!” We feel so blessed to have a safe, fun, and loving place to send our daughter each day. The other day, I told her – even if I didn’t have to go to work, there’s no way I would have been creative enough to come up with all these amazing activities and field trips! She’s so lucky to have you, and so are we! Thank you for taking care of and loving our little girl! We couldn’t be happier.
"I would like to thank each and every staff member for helping our little girl’s wonderful development."
Today as we attended our daughter’s Pre-K Graduation Ceremony, I realized just how happy, confident, and positive our little girl was knowing that she is so ready (in her terms) to move onto Kindergarten! During her time here, her little hands and mind have learnt so much. It truly surprises me every minute, just how wonderful her thinking process is growing each day! I would like to thank each and every staff member for helping our little girl’s wonderful development. You are an excellent team and we are looking forward to Summer Camp!
"The Infant teachers have been so wonderful to our family."
Today at pick up, I saw my son outside in the buggy. He was so happy and smiling, it just made my day! In the beginning, I had such a difficult time letting go of my baby but after seeing all the milestones he’s accomplished in just this past week, I absolutely believe we made the right decision.
"The Summer Camp teachers do such a great job!"
From the emails, fun pictures, and helpful schedule reminders, it’s obvious that they not only care about making things easy for the parents, but also fun for the kids. Our son is so fortunate to be apart of your Summer Program!
"The school is set up perfectly for child development."
I can't say enough wonderful things! My oldest son started there at 18 months and is now 6 yrs old and we still have him attend their after-school program. We also have our younger son there (started at 12 months - now 4 yrs old). Both our boys love it here! They always ask when they can go back and it's like I have to drag them out of there at the end of the day when I pick them up! The school is set up perfectly for child development and the teachers and staff take so much care to ensure you and your children have the best experience. I was so please that my older son was prepared to start kinder, already knowing how to read and write - and most importantly the social skills they learn. This school has truly become our family and always will be part of our family! We have made life-long friends, memories, and life-skills!
"Each week has a theme with fun activities and off-site field trips planned around each theme!"
Our son attends for after-school care during the school year. While he doesn’t appreciate having to do his reading and homework there after school, we LOVE that the school influences the work to get done! We also love the Summer day camp that the school offers. Each week has a theme with fun activities and off-site field trips planned around each theme! We appreciate all that they do!
"We couldn’t be happier with our choice!!"
My son is in the infant room and has been since April of this year.
"Everyone is so friendly and helpful."
I am just all around pleased with the staff, the teacher's the facility, and the curriculum. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I am very pleased with my choice to send my daughter to this great school.
"Thanks to the wonderful staff, from the principal to cooks to teachers, my children have had a wonderful, loving experience."
It was a very hard decision to go from staying at home with my kids to returning to the workforce. My biggest concern was how my kids (2 years and 5 months) would handle the transition. Thanks to the wonderful staff, from the principal to cooks to teachers, my children have had a wonderful, loving experience. The level of attention to positive, personal interactions and the quality of curriculum are unprecedented. My kids know they are loved. I've seen their emotional and physical skills grow- I know they are getting lots of attention and support. My 2 year old cracks me up with all his new things he's learned and observations from school. My now 8 month old feels safe with all her teachers and loves to snuggle and play with them. I am able to go to work each day knowing my children are in amazing hands. It's such a relief. This school is a blessing in our lives.
"My kids really love their teachers! "
My two boys have been here for over a year and we couldn't be happier with their teachers and administration! Aside from the beautiful classrooms and amazing amenities, the heart of any school is always the staff. My kids really love their teachers! We toured several schools before choosing this one and none of them compared. The attention to detail is exceptional. I love the fact that it is family owned and operated. I personally have never had any difficulties when I needed to communicate with administration and I've always had such a great, friendly interaction both in person and on the phone. I believe everyone knows us on a first name basis and we are always welcomed with a smile. As a mother who's profession is in social work I have seen first hand the importance of quality education at an early age. I like that the music and Spanish programs are not a separate charge and they are part of the weekly curriculum. One big selling point for us was that children are not confined to one room all day. They have a cafeteria, indoor playground, library, art and science room for the children. The school is very clean and the janitors go above and beyond the call of duty, like holding an umbrella and taking families to their car when it is raining. Having a nurse on staff was also an important aspect for our family when choosing a school. I have recommended the school to both my friends and coworkers. Although the school is a little more expensive than some of the other programs that we looked at, I believe it is well worth the extra cost.
"We've been going here for a year & love it!"
We've been going here for a year & love it! It's a bit more expensive than the others but totally worth it. The fact that I have to coax my 2 year old off the playground when it's time to go home is a good thing. The teachers are amazing & the place is clean. Can't ask for much more than that! Oh & my 2 year old already knows his alphabet, numbers, colors & shapes! That's all thanks to them. I highly recommend it.
"My two children have been enrolled for 7 months and love it."
My two children have been enrolled for 7 months and love it. This is my 4.5 year old's third school (because we have moved) and this is the first place he has actually been excited about going to school. He has made a great little group of friends and talks about all the fun they have during the day. And my 2.5 year old tells me that that her teacher is her best friend. We appreciate how clean the school is kept, and for us, that is a huge plus. It is so difficult to keep germs under control with kids, so we are happy the school makes an extra effort to keep the facility clean. We also really love the fact that they have a chef on site that cooks all the meals. The kids get excited at drop-off to check what's on the menu for lunch that day. It has exposed them to different foods and I noticed shortly after they started that they were more willing to try new foods at home! I love the reports and pictures I receive from the teachers throughout the week, and truly feel my children are in good, loving hands.
"I love that they have lesson plans even for the infants which usually include songs and sensory play and art projects!"
The moment we toured we knew this was the place we would take our then 2 1/2 month old! When you walk in you see colorful pictures on every wall and bright, smiling faces! They are organized and put together and you can tell everyone is very well trained and that is something that is reassuring when you decide to leave your brand new baby for the first time. I love that they have lesson plans even for the infants which usually include songs and sensory play and art projects! I feel like this is his second home and I couldn’t be happier!
"So very thankful to be a part of the Star Preschools family."
My daughter has come such a long way since starting, we couldn’t ask for a better environment for her to grow. The teachers are fantastic and go above and beyond for their kids that they become a second family. So very thankful to be a part of the Star Preschools family.
"I love the indoor playground and the science room."
We recently transferred our daughter here. Her teachers have been incredible. They truly understand how to teach, nurture and discipline the 3-4 year old group. The facility is beautiful. I love the indoor playground and the science room. We have been pleased with the administrative staff too. Everyone is eager to answer questions. The weekly newsletter and pictures that are emailed are great!
"The teachers, administrative staff, chef, and everyone that works there feels like family."
My two daughters have attended here for the last 4 years and it has been the best decision I have ever made in regards to their future. The teachers, administrative staff, chef, and everyone that works there feels like family. I moved my girls over from another school where I became concerned that they were not getting what was promised at the beginning when we enrolled, and noticed they were actually taking steps back in their education. Two weeks in, and my 3 year old was caught up on counting, letter recognition, and came home HAPPY at the end of the day. My oldest daughter would come home excited to tell me about the science experiments they did, books they read, games they played outside, and just anxious to tell me about her entire day at school! They serve organic/natural food in a family eating style in the cafeteria, which we really like. The children are responsible for clearing their own plates and serving themselves and teachers are invited to join them for lunch. I know "organic" seems so trendy but when you're coming from a school where they only give your children goldfish and what they call "meatloaf", this is a huge bonus. The tuition is average, which shocked me considering everything that you're getting here! We expected it to be much more expensive! They have an indoor play area for rainy days, a gorgeous library/computer lab. I have honestly never seen a teacher with a sour look on their face, they always seem to be having fun and enjoying their job. Every time we enter the school, we are greeted with a smile and the girls are welcomed with open arms (literally, the teacher greets them with a hug!). If you are looking for a quality, professional, friendly school for your little one to attend, please go take a look for yourself. I have no doubt you will feel the same way I do by the end of your tour.
"they have a 100% organic/natural menu."
My son came from a different local preschool. All students stayed in one classroom all day and only got to go outside for recess. They even ate lunch at the same table they were expected to work to work at. This school has a cafeteria, science room, indoor playground, nurse's station, splash pad and multiple classrooms that are used throughout the day. The schedule is different every day. This atmosphere has encouraged my child to be young and curious and still challenged by the type of curriculum that will place him at the top of his class. And, they have a 100% organic/natural menu.
"The teachers are very relaxed and caring."
I have 2 kids enrolled and we have been there since the school opened. I have been very happy with the school. The environment is fun and non threatening. The teachers are very relaxed and caring. Most importantly for me, the organic/natural food kitchen is amazing. I feel comforted that my children are eating healthy food when I am not there to prepare it for them. Early childhood education is about creating confidence and they definitely done that. I like the curriculum, it makes the kids inquisitive and increases their fund of knowledge beyond abc and 123. I am sure my kids will remember their time at "Star School" as they call it as a positive one.
"Our son thoroughly enjoys the time that he spends here and is always asking to return."
We toured here along with many other private preschools after deciding to place our son in a Pre-K program. The staff is very welcoming and they offer a wonderful tour of the facility. The school has taken security very seriously, including a digital scanner to enter the facility and a wall of TV screens that allow you to view each area of the school. The Pre-K program is wonderful; we saw our son develop not only in the educational sense, but socially and individually as well. Now that our son is in Kindergarten we have the opportunity to take advantage of the after-school enrichment program. The counselors interact with the kids and create a fun atmosphere of learning and fun. There is a visible bond of friendship and respect that is present between the counselors and kids. Our son thoroughly enjoys the time that he spends here and is always asking to return.
Laura Ann H.
"We absolutely love this school! My son has been there almost a year, and it is fantastic."
We absolutely love this school! My son has been there almost a year, and it is fantastic. We moved him from his other day care just so that he could be closer to our house and start going to school with kids he will hopefully go to elementary school with. We didn't realize how much his old school was lacking until he got here. The staff is excellent and has been since he started. The teachers are so caring, and they really pay attention to each and every child. I can't say enough good things about my son's teachers. I like the fact that the same teacher is there when I drop him off and pick him up each day. The teachers truly care about their students, and it shows. They send out weekly lesson plans, and they are always working on something. My son comes home with different art and projects all the time, and it's all so creative. You can tell that the staff put time and effort into planning projects that go with the weekly theme. It doesn't seem as chaotic as other day cares I have seen. The playgrounds are awesome, and I love the indoor muscle room for when the weather is bad or too hot. They have a computer lab/library also. The kids have something different to do every day, which keeps them busy. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone!
"THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! I've toured MANY child care facilities"
THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! I've toured MANY child care facilities and have never been more impressed! For the past 8 months, my two children have been attending here and they absolutely love it! From the moment you walk into the school, you're greeted by Administration. Their teachers are amazing, very energetic and extremely caring. The facility is gorgeous, it's filled from head to toe with unbelievable murals including the floors! This place is more than just an average school. It has great security with a digital coded entry and EXTREMELY CLEAN TOO! They have what's called "In-Service Day" twice a year to keep it sparkly clean and replace toys, supplies, etc. Also, each month you'll receive a digital Newsletter, Calendar and Menu from the Administration. Overall, it's been a wonderful experience for my family and we couldn't be happier!
"Big, beautiful learning environment! I have had 2 children attend since it opened and have had a wonderful experience."
Big, beautiful learning environment! I have had 2 children attend since it opened and have had a wonderful experience. I toured other centers nearby and was not impressed. From the security of the building, to the organic/natural meals, and the loving and affectionate teachers. Overall, this school has been wonderful and I am relieved to know my children are being well cared for.
"We visited one school before here and wasn't impressed."
My wife and I were in need of a daycare that would serve a multitude of roles for our grandchildren that came to live with us rather unexpectedly. We visited one school before here and wasn't impressed. We met Sydney the principle and knew right away this is where our grandkids were going to attend. Our grand daughter has feel in love with her teachers. We would highly recommend this school to anyone who wants a great experience for their children.
"The school is immaculate and is beautifully decorated."
We have enrolled our granddaughter for 5 months now, and I can't begin to say enough wonderful things about this school. The level of care and attention is remarkable and our granddaughter loves to go . The staff is amazing and her teacher shows her so much love and attention it brings tears to my eyes. Sydney the administrator always has an open door and is always available. Our granddaughter has learned so much since she started and getting daily reports is wonderful. The school is immaculate and is beautifully decorated. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering a school for their children. This is not a daycare it is a school!! Safety and security is also phenomenal. It's not the cheapest school but our granddaughter is worth every penny.. go check it out!!
"We also really love the fact that they have a chef on site that cooks all the meals."
My two children have been enrolled for 7 months and love it. This is my 4.5 year old’s third school (because we have moved) and this is the first place he has actually been excited about going to school. He has made a great little group of friends and talks about all the fun they have during the day. And my 2.5 year old tells me that that her teacher is her best friend. We appreciate how clean the school is kept, and for us, that is a huge plus. It is so difficult to keep germs under control with kids, so we are happy the school makes an extra effort to keep the facility clean. We also really love the fact that they have a chef on site that cooks all the meals. The kids get excited at drop-off to check what’s on the menu for lunch that day. It has exposed them to different foods and I noticed shortly after they started that they were more willing to try new foods at home! I love the reports and pictures I receive from the teachers throughout the week, and truly feel my children are in good, loving hands.
"Amazing Day Care and After School Program Day Care Facility. "
Amazing Day Care and After School Program Day Care Facility. All the staff go above and beyond to take great care of the children. I'm extremely happy with their services. My son loves going to BrightStar for after school day care program and full time during Summer. What i love the most and what sets them apart from any other day care facilities are, 1. They have outstanding programs filled with field trips and other activities in the summer that keep the kids on their toes and allow them to have a great summer 2. All staff are very proactive and go above and beyond trying to accommodate to your needs even if it's last minute 3. They care for your kid(s) as if they are their own. Handsdown the best day care in town. Couldn't be happier with them.
"I love how all of the teachers work together."
I love how all of the teachers work together. Parents are updated daily on their child’s progress and behavior. I love how involved everyone is with holidays, special events, etc. My three year old has learned so much and come out of his shell since attending there the past year.
"We also love the amazing facility and programs offered, such as music and Spanish."
My son has been attending here for the past 2 years, since he was a few months old. He is doing great, learning so many new things and the teachers are so caring and loving for all of the kids. We also love the amazing facility and programs offered, such as music and Spanish. We are so glad we selected this school to care for our son!
"I was truly impressed with this academy, it is more than just a preschool."
As a newcomer from out of state, this school is by far the best in the entire country! Immediately upon my initial visit, I knew my daughter would love it here. Upon entering the parking lot, the area was very clean and tucked away from the main road. That is a great safety feature for the little ones!! When I entered the building, I was immediately in AWE! The decor is the absolute best and captivating for any child or adult. The staff are super friendly and personable. I feel assured that my baby girl is in the absolute best hands. Sydney has the best spirit, so warm and compassionate. There are so many beautifully decorated and clean classrooms. I was truly impressed with this academy, it is more than just a preschool. My daughter is much more social now, she adores her teachers and friends, she is has a larger vocabulary in such a short time and she seems more confident and a bit more mature. I am thrilled that there is no need to buy new clothes because each child wears a uniform which is very easy and hassle-free for our children. Especially on who wants to wear specific items each day...no more morning struggles with outfits!!! I feel great about my child being a student here. She looks forward to going to school each day to see her new friends and teachers and that is true reassurance that she is in the best place!!!
"This school has become so much more than we ever expected though!"
When we left our old school, we were not sure we would ever find the same loving staff and teachers we had for our older son. This school has become so much more than we ever expected though! They are so thorough with each child, and the teachers make such a point to make each child feel special. My son went from having behavior problems in his class in preschool, to having GREAT days and being so excited to go to school everyday! We can thank Ms. Sarah in Pre-k for her help a dedication to his education and giving him the challenges he needed!!
"Very cooperative and friendly staff!"
I love their toddler team. Very cooperative and friendly staff! My kiddo is doing great there and it seems like he is learning so much each day. I think the two biggest benefits is a great curriculum/environment for him to learn and great people for him to develop his social skills.
"Most staffs know my son by name and they all look happy and energetic whenever I came to drop off or pick up my kid."
My son has attended the early preschool class for a year and I am really happy to see the clear progress my child has made: + On social skills: When he first came there, he was a shy boy with rare interaction/communication with his classmates or even with parents at home but now he talks a lot more and has become much more engaging with his friends. Not yet to the level I want but he is improving. + On language skills: My family is non-native English speakers so at home we don’t speak in English to each other. But its negative effects on my son seem to be lessen since he came to study at Bright Star. This happened thanks to the patient of his teachers and his classmate who didn’t give up on a shy and quite boy like him. + On discipline: My son becomes more disciplined i.e. can clean his own toys after playing with them, and he still loves going to school every morning. (We really need more of this as we are always go easy on him at home!) I am confident to let him continue his study there next year, thanks to: + Great teachers/great staffs: Most staffs know my son by name and they all look happy and energetic whenever I came to drop off or pick up my kid. The teacher of my son – Ms. Amanda, shows great patient in helping him become more open in class and I can reach out to her easily to discuss about how I believe she can help my kid. My son enjoys being around her, willing to listen to her and I can say his classmates also developed a strong bond with her. + Great facility: The school was built on a separate and quite area, away from the main street and it seems new. This strategic location allows the kids to get real fresh air while playing at the outdoor playground. The green area is enough, not too much so I don’t have to worry about bugs/worms… The school has been designed as a school, not just an old building that they renovated to accommodate the kids, so it is filled with natural light and good air circulation. I have visited a few other schools and this is the only school that the dining area and playing/studying areas are separated. I think it is good for hygiene purposes and it also let the kids learn that they need to eat in the dining room. The indoor playground has everything my kid need and they even have a water splashing area for summers, which my kid absolutely loves! + His classmates: All the kids seem nice and well-behave. Many of them will greet me son when he comes to class. The much older kids also make me feel the same. So, it is a good environment for kid to observe and learn from others. I really wish I had sent my son here earlier so he can be as active and as confident as his friends there. We delayed sending him to a daycare for too long after he got sick frequently at another daycare when he was younger.
"Overall, we know we made the best choice for our daughter when we decided to enroll her here."
I have nothing but positive things to say! As a new mom, the thought of dropping my 12-week-old daughter off at daycare gave me so much anxiety. We attended our discovery day, and my anxiety was eased. Although there were multiple crying/fussy babies in a room of 8-9 infants, the teachers handle the chaos with so much grace! The way they are able to tend to every baby’s need and keep track of who needs to be fed, changed, needs a nap, wants to be held or rocked, who has a food allergy, etc. is simply amazing! We toured a few other facilities before we went here, and it far surpassed every other place we saw. Before starting, my daughter was already starting to show signs of “stranger danger.” This school has already helped so much with her socialization skills. Additionally, they do so many fun activities with the babies! It’s unreal! They paint, learn Spanish and sign language, and have music class. I know my daughter is in great and competent hands every day I drop her off. There’s also a nurse on campus every day to keep track of immunizations, illnesses, etc. Overall, we know we made the best choice for our daughter when we decided to enroll her here. We can’t wait to see how she grows and develops throughout her time there.
"Every time I see someone in search of a daycare I recommend here. "
As a parent, there's nothing more reassuring than to see your child confidently walk to their classroom and almost forget to hug you goodbye because they're ready to play and learn. That's what this school has given our family in such a short time, and that's what they give every family. Everyone - the directors, the admin staff, the teachers, the chef, and even the amazing maintenance man...they all care deeply about their job and their role in creating the perfect learning environment for my son. And as for us as parents, they are transparent and dedicated to making us feel like we're a part of their family too. There's an app that allows us to check in and see pictures and little anecdotes about the day. It allows us to know what he's learning, so we can sing the same songs, sign the same signs, and genuinely feel like we were a part of his day. There's even an ESA, which my son loves because who doesn't love dogs!? Every time I see someone in search of a daycare I recommend here. They gave us the most precious gift a working parent could ever ask for: a happy son and the knowledge that he's loved and cared for even when we're not there. Thank you, we love you guys.
"I had myself convinced we were sending him to Primrose and that was the best of the best."
Believe it or not this school was not our first choice. I had myself convinced we were sending him to Primrose and that was the best of the best. But everything was so cold and sterile there. The director didn’t know the names of her team. The teachers were indifferent. I left there feeling defeated. But then we visited here. Immediately it felt like home. I cried on our tour. (Happy tears and relieved tears). It was the one decision my husband and I didn’t have to step away to discuss. This school is truly is the best of the best. Please let Ms Tonya know (although I’m sure she already does) that everyone at here is amazing. Ms Dyanne and Ms Megan will always have a spot in my heart for being so reassuring and positive and getting us through the toughest transition we’ve had so far. Ms Susan and Ms Christina take so many pictures and just effortlessly transitioned him in to Toddler B. I could go on forever. But she has to know how special everyone there is. And I am forever grateful.
"I am a pediatric nurse with a toddler and an infant so I feel that I am fairly reliable to recognize whether a place is safe or not."
Toured several other daycares in the area and this exceeded them all! Just a few of the things I love about it: the security involved with getting into the school and checking your kids in/out, the colorful walls and floors and artwork make it visually appealing and less scary for kids, both indoor and outdoor play areas which is obviously important when weather can be crazy, the management knows all the kids and thoroughly seems to care about the families, communication is very thorough with a real time app to see how your child's day is going instead of just a note after school, and a nurse on site! I am a pediatric nurse with a toddler and an infant so I feel that I am fairly reliable to recognize whether a place is safe or not. Even with the tiny nit-picky things I have brought up to the staff and/or management it is addressed very quickly and appropriately. 10/10 recommend!
"Everyone is so friendly and my kids genuinely love going here and thrive because of it!"
We took our daughter to another daycare where unfortunately we learned that you get what you pay for. When we moved we toured several different daycares and were very cautious after our previous experience, but even just calling bright star to book a tour I could tell they were organized and friendly. We fell in love and haven’t looked back. Our daughter has been going here for almost two years and now our son has been going for a year. I tell all of my friends and family members in the area to get their kids in here because we feel so strongly about it. There is also an app that the teachers document diapers/potty, meals, naps and even pictures that you can look at throughout the day. Everyone is so friendly and my kids genuinely love going here and thrive because of it!
"I am very satisfied with the program and the day care. "
I love the way the administrators & teachers take care of the kids. Originally, I was very concerned about the food and how my kids will fit in the day care. Teachers have helped me ease into it and It’s nice to see kids learn and grow along with other kids. Day to day reports and notification helped me gain confidence in the program. My toddler has learned a lot of things at day care and is now able to say words & rhymes. My kid loves Spanish and the music class. Its great to see artist come and play music in the class. Overall, I am very satisfied with the program and the day care. Great place for kids to grow.
"In his time at school, he has had some amazing teachers"
My son has been in attendance for almost two years. He loves coming here. Everyday, when I drop him off, he runs into the classroom because he is excited to see his teacher. In his time at school, he has had some amazing teachers and I will be forever grateful for how much they have taught him.
The staff and teachers are amazing, so friendly and helpful! Highly recommend this school.
"Teachers from other classes know his name and it makes it feel more like a family."
Our son loves his teachers and is always smiling when I pick him up at the end of the day. Teachers from other classes know his name and it makes it feel more like a family. We’ve had experience with other places and this school has been our favorite.
"I have been so happy with the quality of care of my daughter."
I have been so happy with the quality of care of my daughter. Her toddler teachers were AMAZING, she just recently moved to early preschool and has been happy every morning and every afternoon. I’m grateful I can drop her off knowing she’s having a great day and being well taken care of!
"We have our second child here, we absolutely love it"
We have our second child here, we absolutely love it, all the staff is very friendly, they are ready to help. With our First son, we had a hard transition from trauma on his previous school, so the staff and principals worked hard to welcome him and have him adapted. We enrolled our little one 20 months in August and the staff was amazing to have him adapted to the school, he never been without mom and daddy. So we were afraid of their adaptation. It was done seamlessly for my son and we can see his progress every day. Now with 23 months he eats without help, he enjoys all the staff members, and he never got sick at school, since this place is amazing cleaned and maintained. You can get a daily report through their app, with photos and all details about your kid at school. Definitively, I do recommend this school to all families that care about your kid security, health, development, and care.
"my baby has gotten MUCH better with her motor skills"
My baby girl has been here since she was about 4 months old (she's almost 6 months now). I am a first time mom and was very hesitant to leave my child ANYWHERE, for an extended amount of time. They did a really good job of easing my fears and answering all of my questions (I had a lot) beforehand. I definitely had some working mom guilt going back to work and leaving my baby at daycare, but the teachers in Infant A room are really good about updating me with the app on naps, bottles, etc...I've definitely noticed that my baby has gotten MUCH better with her motor skills since starting daycare. She is almost able to crawl at this point, and is practically standing up on her own. I think being around other babies all day has also made her much more social and playful. I work from home, and even if I had a babysitter here I was constantly checking on and stressing over the baby, making it hard to be productive with work. This school has definitely given me some sanity back on the days they have her.
"We absolutely love it! She has learned so much."
My daughter has been here for a year and a half since she was 3 months old. We absolutely love it! She has learned so much. They have engaging lessons each week with bonus days of Spanish and music. They have taught my daughter so many ASL words that it makes communicating with her at home so much easier! The staff (in and out of the classroom) is always friendly, informative, and readily available to hear any concerns or answer any questions I might have. I also have a peace of mind knowing that there is a nurse ready to take care of her health needs. My daughter literally RUNS, not walks, to her classroom every day!
"We absolutely love it here!"
We absolutely love it here! They have made the transition to daycare very smooth for our two boys and us. The staff is kind and caring and our boys are learning the right behaviors which the staff is doing a great job of teaching. Its unfortunate to see the other "reviews" clearly trolling this great school. If you want to feel that your kids are in a healthy and positive environment while you work, this is the place to be.
"I can't list all the ways this school is the best school, but we have been absolutely thrilled with our experience."
I am a teacher (high school) with an M Ed, and we (my husband works in higher ed) chose this school over a dozen others that we toured and some that we actually attended for a time. We had some negative experiences at other area schools (in which my child spent most of her day bored and wandering aimlessly while the teacher ignored the class-on camera). We pulled her out immediately. This school is definitely a welcome change! My child used to melt down about going to school, even waking up several times at night with anxiety about school. We started in the fall of 2019, and it is a complete turnaround. My daughter is excited about school, she never wants to leave at the end of the day, and she adores her teachers. It's always a good sign when you see educators taking their children to a preschool, and I see A LOT of other teachers taking their kids in the morning. I even work with other teachers that have their kids here. Here is why this school is different: they have an actual CURRICULUM; the teachers are INVESTED; the kids get to move around to different rooms/outdoors to access other learning opportunities (so important for busy young learners); the staff is LOVING (from maintenance through food service to the front desk); and they have a comfort dog (I can't tell you how this has impacted my daughter). They design fresh activities for the kids and actually teach; this is not a daycare, but a school! I can't list all the ways this school is the best school, but we have been absolutely thrilled with our experience.
"I am truly grateful for the caring, energetic, and kind staff that works here"
My 2 year old daughter has attended for a year and a half now and we have had nothing but an amazing experience! Before moving to the area, we lived in Houston where my daughter was at an at-home daycare. I was nervous about her starting a new program in a school, but this school has completely erased any doubts I've had and provided such a loving, educational, and nurturing environment for my baby girl! I am truly grateful for the caring, energetic, and kind staff that works here and would recommend them to anyone looking to get their child into a schooling program. On top of the amazing and fun experience my daughter has had so far, she has learned more than I can imagine a 2 year old would know! I love getting to see her face light up as she tells me what she's done each day and I am forever grateful to them for loving my baby girl as one of their own!
"We absolutely love this place!!"
We absolutely love this place!! It is another home away from home and the staff is amazing and so welcoming. I love knowing that my child is safe and loved! There are so many superb staff members that I would have to leave a book to express myself one by one LOL. They are the best every one of them... We love you all and look forward to many more great memories! Thank you for all that you do!
"I can't list all the ways this school is the best school, but we have been absolutely thrilled with our experience."
My daughter has attended since she was 3. We have had nothing but positive experiences there. She learned a lot in preschool and was able to enter kinder a year early thanks to that. Staff is always courteous even when my daughter tested the limits of what she could get away with, as kids do sometimes.
"amazing preschool the hours are fabulous"
Couldn’t be happier with this amazing preschool the hours are fabulous and the teachers are absolutely amazing as well, My Daughter loves going to school because of them .
Heather J. (Cape Cod, MA)
"They are very caring, and kind."
shown, they were very accommodating when she was struggling with separation anxiety. They are very caring, and kind. It is obvious that they really care about the kids education and progress. I would highly recommend to anybody with a little one looking for a place to send them.
Catherine H. (Cape Cod, MA)
"HIGHLY recommend Little Stars Learning Center."
I HIGHLY recommend Little Stars Learning Center. I have two children that have been attending this daycare location since infancy. I was nervous during the transition from TCW to Little Stars but my husband and I soon realized how lucky we were to have a place that we feel so comfortable to send our children to every day. The teachers are all so kind, motivated, and welcoming to our children. The director Miss Cheryl has also been so helpful with every question and concern that we have. I am so incredibly grateful for Little Stars and my children are so fortunate to attend this child care center.
Jasmine D. (Cape Cod, MA)
"I am super excited about your facility and staff"
Troy’s day care with Little Stars has been so awesome, the hard work you ladies put in needs to be recognized. I am super excited about your facility and staff. When I drop Troy off, there is such an easy transition for me, I love it. No tears, he is comfortable, and ready for school. That is priceless. It means a lot to me. Great work, wonderful program!
Robin P. (Cape Cod, MA)
"I would highly recommend Starboard Academy!!"
Starboard Academy has been such a great experience for us! As a first-time parent and not being from this area I spent a lot of time researching and asking tons of questions as I spoke to personnel from several schools in the area. Due to the pandemic, many of the schools only allowed a virtual tour so trying to find the right school was very difficult. How could I send my child to a school that I never saw in person and ensure he was going to be in a safe and clean environment with a good curriculum based on pictures and phone calls. As I was driving in the area, I suddenly came across Starboard Academy. I immediately called the next day and was able to schedule an in- person tour after hours. Sydney and Tonya were great and very patient with my husband and I as we went through the process of making the decision to sign up. The classrooms and activity areas in-door/out-door are so much fun for the kids. All areas are clean and safe. The teachers provide updates and pictures throughout the day, approx. each hour, through their school app so parents can know how their child's day is going. Each month parents are provided a schedule of events which include holiday parties or dress up days for the children. In addition, each week parents receive details of the curriculum their child's class will be learning. For any parent unsure of what daycare/preschool to choose in the Plymouth area.
"All of the teachers and staff are wonderful and caring"
We recently enrolled our son in the preschool program and could not be happier with our choice! All of the teachers and staff are wonderful and caring and our son has already learned so much! We know he is in the best hands. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings. Thank you for all you do!
"Starboard Academy has been so wonderful for my son and daughter."
Starboard Academy has been so wonderful for my son and daughter. All of the staff are kind and nurturing. The facility itself is beautiful. The kids have lunch cooked by a chef, that is all natural and organic. Not having to worry about healthy lunches and snacks everyday has been huge! They post pics of what the kids do in the app all day, so parents can stay connected. That was a huge bonus for us! They are just wonderful! Can’t say enough good things about Starboard!
"We have also greatly appreciated the entire staff working with us on some toddler behavioral issues"
We started our child in Starboard this year and could not be happier. The owners and administrative staff are amazing and our child loves their teachers and classmates. He absolutely adores his primary teacher and has a face of joy every morning when we drop off. We have also greatly appreciated the entire staff working with us on some toddler behavioral issues, with dedicated parent time, techniques to reinforce, and regular feedback. Five stars all around!
"We love starboard!"
We love starboard! The teachers and all staff are so friendly and take the time to learn everyone’s names and give us the friendliest greeting each morning. My daughter loves it and runs right off to the classroom each morning and is so happy there. We love the curriculum and learning programs and they provide all snacks and lunch which is huge!
"We feel so comfortable dropping her off each day"
Our daughter started at Starboard about a month ago, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. We feel so comfortable dropping her off each day and we know she is in the best of hands. Her independence has flourished and she has grown so much in this past month. The staff at Starboard greets her by name each morning, even if they don’t actually have her in their class. We can’t say enough good things about Starboard and would recommend it to anyone looking for quality, caring childcare in the area.
"We are so beyond thrilled with our choice to send our daughter to Starboard Academy."
We are so beyond thrilled with our choice to send our daughter to Starboard Academy. From the moment we walked through the door at the Open House about a year ago, and every day since, we are so very happy we have found “the” place we can trust wholeheartedly. The facilities are bright, clean, safe and every bit designed and tailored to the children. The staff are kind, welcoming, energetic and dedicated. One aspect that we have found that sets Starboard apart from others is the reliable and consistent communication from the teachers and administration. We absolutely love receiving the updates and highlights of our daughters day through the app. Above all, we have witnessed our daughter demonstrate leaps and bounds in her social, cognitive and language skills. We feel confident we can attribute this in part to her learning at Starboard through the exceptional and engaging curriculum. Starboard is so much more than a “daycare,” it is a rich learning environment. Placing our full trust in others to care for our children can be challenging, with Starboard Academy we are not only at peace, but so immensely grateful we have found this wonderful place to witness our child blossom!
Lindsay MacLean Russell
"Starboard Academy is an incredible school!"
Starboard Academy is an incredible school. My son has been attending for just about a year now and he absolutely loves his school! He spent a year in the preschool program and has just recently moved up to Pre-K! The leadership and the teachers are SO kind, caring and considerate to the needs of every child. The school itself is top notch, always very clean, organized and well cared for. The curriculum focus subjects are so fun and diverse week to week! My son loves all of the specialty areas - art/science, library/music, the activity room and his personal favorite, the muscle room! We are so grateful to have found a home in the Starboard family and would recommend the school to any families looking for the highest quality of care on the South Shore. Happy Birthday Starboard!
"She really seems to have so much fun each day, and I love seeing the pictures and updates in real time in the app."
My 16 month old daughter recently started at Starboard Academy in Plymouth. I remember 3 days in, I told my husband that I already noticed that she had learned some new words. She really seems to have so much fun each day, and I love seeing the pictures and updates in real time in the app. She loves looking at the fish in the giant fish tank, and she loves playing with the emotional support dog. The administrators, teachers, and staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful. The facilities are beautiful, and I love all the different rooms she gets to spend her time in. As a teacher myself, I appreciate that the principal sends out weekly lesson plans. I love knowing what she’s learning so I can reinforce it at home. I feel confident each day that my daughter is not only in great hands, but that she’s going to have a blast. I’m really happy that we found Starboard Academy.
"Starboard is such an incredibly advanced school with amenities unlike any other."
Starboard is such an incredibly advanced school with amenities unlike any other. The garden room, library, cafeteria and outdoor play areas are such beautiful additions to the classrooms. My son enjoys learning to cook, practicing Spanish words and so many additional skills that we hadn’t ever imagined at an age as young as 2. Such a beautiful facility with incredible staff. We are beyond happy at Starboard!
Emily Kennedy Varroso
"Starboard Academy is an incredible school!"
The best school In the world!! Great staff that genuinely care about your children’s well being. So much to offer and extremely well structured. Starboard Academy is like The Harvard University of Preschools! Highly recommended to anyone looking to enroll their children.