What our parents say

“As a working mom, I have visited countless preschools trying to make the right decision for my family. I chose East Bank 3 years ago because of the teachers and the school environment. Teachers at East Bank genuinely care about the children, and every day when I pick my children up they are happy and engaged. The teachers are true professionals, meeting each child at their developmental level and challenging them in just the right ways to encourage growth.

When my oldest daughter started kindergarten this year, she was completely prepared both socially and academically for the rigors of school. She begs to go back to East Bank on breaks and over the summer!”

Ashley Evans

“We have been taking our oldest child to East Bank since he was just walking — a little over one year old. At the time, he was timid, shy and terrified of strangers. Needless to say, dropping him off at school was an undertaking that my husband and I did not look forward to each day.

Over the following years, we watched him grow and learn at a wonderful place that has become like a second home to our now two children. Thanks to the wonderful staff at East Bank, our son is now a flourishing five-year-old, more prepared than many of his peers to enter Kindergarten. He is confident, social and very bright. East Bank helped shape the little boy he is today.

The staff is approachable, warm and welcome to discussing any issues that come up. These people genuinely care about our family! Both of our children now attend East Bank and with another one on the way, we look forward to keeping our kids at such a wonderful place!”

Mandy Kinnucan

“I would recommend East Bank Learning Center to anyone looking for a high quality child care program which fosters learning, emotional and socialization skills. I am so pleased with the level of care each and every teacher gives our children. One of the most important reasons I love EBLC is how much my kids love it. We typically can’t get them to leave when we pick them up. EBLC is a family away from home. Each and every teacher knows our children and vice versa. There’s just such a perfect balance of learning, play time and care. I love it as a parent because of the flexibility and positive energy the teachers have for what they do. It’s obvious the teachers are there because they have a passion for early childhood education and choose it as a career. I am confident EBLC is preparing my kids for kindergarten. I have compared the 4/5 year old curriculum to that at a private school preschool program and I find ELBC is more advanced. I am proud to say my kids attend EBLC due to the level of excellence they provide to my children everyday.”

Julie Hirsch

“We enjoy the partnership we have developed with the staff at East Bank. Around the time our son turned 4 we transferred him from a small at home daycare to East Bank. From day one he has flourished and enjoyed the socialization and learning. With no siblings, it’s so important that he learns how to successfully work in groups, share and be part of a team. We have worked with his teachers to understand his strengths and challenges and all be on the same page with how to address them consistently. The teachers have been very open to feedback and working together with us. We’ve seen some great accomplishments in our son’s development and behavior! We appreciate both the consistency of the daily schedule and activities in addition to the variety of ways the staff remain flexible to incorporate what the children are interested in. We love the interaction they have with Morningside residents and other special activities! We are so glad to have East Bank as a part of our “family” as we help our son grow and learn. I am confident when he enters kindergarten he will be well prepared … although I know we’ll be sad to leave the East Bank family.”

Melissa & Chris Pitt

“Finding the right preschool can be stressful, but after touring East Bank it was clear that this was the perfect place for us. Within days of starting at East Bank, all of the staff knew my son and greeted us by name…I’ve been amazed by how patient and loving the staff members are, and by the enthusiasm for their work. East Bank teachers are committed to being the best they can be, and many of them continue to pursue additional degrees in early childhood development and education.

I’m also impressed with the way East Bank has fostered my son’s emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, my son’s teachers are helping him master life skills, from using the potty and zipping his jacket to conflict-resolution and letter-recognition. I love that East Bank introduces my son to experiences and opportunities I might not think of or have access to, like hatching butterflies from cocoons and taking field trips to nature parks.”

Lauren Rich

“My daughter has attended East Bank Learning Center for two years and I couldn’t be happier. The center is warm, inviting and child-centered. The staff is professional, highly trained, and friendly. Her teachers are always ready to share about her day, listen to any concerns I may have, or answer any questions. The lessons, activities, and field trips are engaging and age appropriate. Her days at East Bank are filled with music, art, stories, and plenty of outside play time. She loves her teachers, friends, and being able to show me different projects in her classroom. I love knowing my daughter is learning and experiencing so much in such a nurturing and diverse environment.

As a Kindergarten teacher, I know the importance of high quality preschool education. As a parent, I know I want my child to be loved and happy. I feel so blessed to have both when sending my child to East Bank Learning Center.”

Karen Bogol

“When they say they treat your children as their own, they mean it. The teaching staff is exceptional and has a true focus on preparing my son for his continued formal education. The teaching techniques used are sound and proven which is reflected by their multiple accreditations.

I cannot imagine my son attending any other facility. EBLC has been a springboard for both his educational and personal development. I will be forever grateful to the highly motivated teaching staff for the work they have put in as a partner with me in setting the tone for his future direction.”

Tyce Deal

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