Oh ‘Tender Care” how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
To put it simply, Judy, Randy and Ana at ‘Tender Care’ run the best quality child care I have ever seen. I call it a child care, but make no mistake; it is structured more like a preschool. Judy strongly believes that even the most mundane daily processes are a valuable opportunity to learn. They use a wide variety of tools and activities to help keep learning fun and engaging. With that being said, don’t think that the folks at ‘Tender Care’ are content with the status quo. They are constantly in search of and implementing new ways to teach. The children that have the opportunity to go to ‘Tender Care’ in the years leading up to Kindergarten emerge well prepared for the challenge of starting school. The children thrive under Judy’s tutelage and greatly benefit from the welcoming, “home-like” environment that she, Randy and Ana create. They maintain a level of positivity, day-in and day-out, that would make Buddha himself blush.
The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food”. The food at ‘Tender Care’ is absolutely top notch. The children help with measuring and preparing healthy, “from-scratch” recipes. ‘Tender Care’ is part of a federally regulated nutrition program which means that there is a certain level of accountability for the nutritional value of the food offered. Judy takes this very seriously. They use fresh, organic ingredients. Many of them from their home garden or the community garden that Judy and Randy helped start and the kids help maintain (which is within walking distance of ‘Tender Care’). As I said, the food is top notch. But, don’t just take my word for it. When I asked my five year old what he likes most about ‘Tender Care’, this is what he said: “I like when we have snack”.
My wife, kids and I consider Judy, Randy and Ana to be like family. Our nine year old started at ‘Tender Care’ at the age of two. Our five year old started when he was only four months old. I could not imagine a more positive, nurturing environment for our children to be a part of on a daily basis.