Testimonials

Testimonials
After touring a handful of daycares, we decided to start sending our son to CDC upon returning from maternity leave. Miss Kelsey and all of the staff there made us feel extremely comfortable sending him there, and it was very apparent he was getting just as much attention and love as he was at home. After the Covid shutdown, we switched from the Downtown location to the Perrysburg location, and have been extremely impressed with the facility and staff so far, not to mention the organization and fluidity of the Covid protocols that had been put in place. It makes my day to get a picture or video update of what my son is up to at school, and we're always so impressed to see how interactive and stimulating the activities and interactions are, even in the infant room. CDC has definitely surpassed what we had expected of a daycare-- not only am I confident that my son is in a safe environment, seeing how every staff member seems to know him by name when I drop him off makes it apparent that the kids are all treated as a little family there. We have absolutely nothing but great things to say about CDC, and have recommended it to anyone that’s asked.
The Beckett Family
 
As first-time parents we were anxious about the thought of putting our daughter in someone's full time care. We probably overexerted ourselves searching for the perfect provider, researching every place in the area and visiting nearly everyone in existence. At the end of the day we felt by far the most comfortable with Children's Discovery Center and have not regretted our decision! We have watched her grow up in the program from the Infants class all the way to the Kindergarten class and are amazed at her development every day. She absolutely loves going to "baby school" and looks forward to going every day and seeing her teachers and friends! We have no doubt she will be ready for Kindergarten this time next year.
Nathan & Lisa Jarvis
 
We are so thankful for you and all of your staff! First off, kindergarten has been a wonderful experience so far. Harper is loving it and the stuff she has learned so far is incredible. Mrs. Stech is wonderful and Harper adores her. I couldn’t be more thankful for everything she does for them. By the way, she really is an amazing artist too! Secondly, Piper is growing so much and is so excited to tell us all she learned from Ms. Shannon and Ms. Miranda! The other night driving home, she told us about how trees have chlorophyll...I was AMAZED and to hear that come from a 3 year old was remarkable!!! I know we did not teach her that! Lastly, Ms. Whitney and Ms. Cara have been amazing with Brit! They communicate all the time, which is awesome and so comforting! He is always so happy dropping him off and picking him up! So again, thank you for ALL you and your staff do for our children. We are amazed how professional and efficient everything runs! We are so thankful for all of you and what you are doing for our children! Thank you!️
Lauren and Jason Whalen
 
We have been using Children’s Discovery Center for the last 5 years, and they have become more than just a daycare to our family. They are our extended family that we entrust on a daily basis to help our kids safely learn and grow. CDC has far exceeded our expectations. They put so much thought and time into their programs. The staff truly cares about each child and making a difference in their lives. We love Children’s Discovery Center!
Ashley
 
Our experience with CDC has blown us away. We currently have two children enrolled, with a third on the way. The amount of knowledge and information our children learn and bring home to us exceeds our expectations. CDC is not just child care, it is a learning space that educates our children and prepares them for their future. The Administrative Staff and Teachers are more than just employees - they have become part of our family. They truly care about each child as their own, and go above and beyond for them each day. We love our CC family, and put our trust in their care.
Jeff & Lindsay Ganues
 
When choosing a daycare for our daughter, we were looking for a place that Blakely would receive great care and a good education. We called and toured several daycares but something that stuck with us about Children’s Discovery Center is how welcoming everyone was when we were touring. Furthermore, the current Director at the time told us to come in anytime (we didn’t need to schedule an appointment) so we took that opportunity and just “popped in.” Everyone that we met a few days prior remembered Blakely by name and were just as excited to see her as they were when we met for the first time. That was the moment I knew CDC was the right choice. Blakely has continued with CDC since she was three months old (currently 2 ½ years old) and thoroughly enjoys going to school. The teachers stick with the lesson plans, compose different activities that even we’re excited about, communicate well through Kid Notifier and via phone calls as needed, and our hearts and minds are content knowing our daughter is in good hands. CDC isn’t just a ‘daycare’; CDC has become family. We’re excited for our daughter to continue her education with CDC through preschool and pre K.
Toledo parent
 
My daughter and I moved from another town to Perrysburg and toured four other centers before choosing CDC. Everyone was so helpful and welcoming during our tour, my daughter did not want to leave when we had to go to another center to tour. Every one of the staff members is extremely helpful and care about the children's safety and education. I am very happy that we chose CDC for my daughter's daycare/preschool. It was the best decision I have made!
B.K.
 
The Reggio approach attracted me from the start. I've taught in a Reggio-based early childhood center, so it made sense that my child learn in this same type of environment.
Betsy McArdle
 
Children’s Discovery Center is the ONLY place that I've ever felt comfortable with as a place for my child to begin learning independence. Initially, the environment attracted me to the center because it is such a fun and beautiful space. Then, I met with the teachers and staff during a tour and immediately fell in love with the school’s philosophy, focus of individual development and the people. Everyone seems to really know every parent and child personally.
Toledo parent
 
Children's Discovery Center is a beautiful environment that has a great Christian based education model, flexibility of schedules and a very friendly staff. I have really enjoyed the healthy lunch options that are provided for my child. I also appreciate the special areas of teaching that my child is learning; Spanish, art, music and Bible stories.
Nikki Ketchin
 
As a full-time working mom, I believe that Children's Discovery Center is a safe and nurturing environment for our children to grow and learn. My daughter is receiving excellent care.
Holly Krepton
 
At Children's Discovery Center, the staff genuinely cares about their kids, love what they do and are simply wonderful. The communication between the director, staff and myself has been nothing short of outstanding. They have truly exceeded all of my expectations.
James Lee
 
The educational component of the program attracted me to the center. It's a thriving, learning environment with exceptional care for my child.
Toledo parent
 
I felt like this center would be a place where my child could grow, develop, learn and build self-esteem. I also felt that I was sending my child to a place where she will be treated as an individual and well loved.
Rebecca Croud
 
This center had a very intriguing and new learning philosophy that I found appealing. It was also close to my job and had very flexible schedules. I love that ALL the teachers know my child's name.
Beth Simms
 
The center has allowed my child to develop at her own level. I feel that Children's Discovery Center offers a little bit of everything for a child to be a well-rounded person.
Toledo parent
 
We love the Children's Discovery Center! The program, staff and facility were exactly what we were looking for. We will continue to refer our friends with small children!
Lori Kilner-Khouri
 
We feel blessed to be in such an encouraging educational environment. I felt comfortable from my very first visit. It's the best decision we could have made for our family.
Sara Campbell
 
This is the best Pre-K education in town. Our daughter is happy going to school and is engaged in a good quality learning environment everyday.
Patricia & Pablo Rivero
 
From the beginning, we could tell that this was a well-run center. It is clean, well-maintained and has a friendly staff who clearly cares about my child.
Tricia Guest
 
A few of our friends moved to this school, so we decided to take a tour. The entire experience was impressive and our decision was easy.
Heather Borders
 
After learning I was expecting, my husband and I began the process of researching everything you had to know about preparing for a child. One big task that seemed particularly overwhelming, was determining who would care for our son when we went back to work. We had relocated to Toledo, and most of our family lived over an hour's drive away, so we knew we would have to find a daycare. We were nervous about the prospect of leaving our child with "strangers" who we had only just met. We had both done hours of research in what to look for in a daycare, the different philosophies and what we thought would best align with our parenting style.

Luckily, we had made some friends in the area, and they suggested we look into the Children's Discovery Center. We looked at a handful of locations that had positive ratings, or that were recommended to us. The difference between the locations was astonishing. The children were happy and listening to the teachers. We knew instantly that we had to send him to the CDC and are so grateful that we have.

All of the teachers that we have had have been amazing. Our son goes to "school" as we refer to it, because he is constantly being taught new, age appropriate topics. When his teachers notice that he has mastered one skill or task, they work with him on additional tasks or skills. When it comes to his peer group outside of the CDC, it's apparent that his grasp of language and concepts is more advanced, and we attribute that to the wonderful teachers at the CDC who work with him on a daily basis.

The growth we see in our son makes us sure that we made the right decision when choosing the CDC. We know our child is in good hands and cannot share enough our appreciation of the peace of mind they provide.
Stacy & Bryan Latta
 
Our experience at the Downtown CDC has been awesome! With my husband and I both working downtown, I love that our son is close. It was paramount that we found a place for our child that we felt confident was providing a safe and positive environment for him to learn and grow, and the Downtown CDC goes above and beyond. The staff and teachers are caring, welcoming, and fun; and the facility is beautiful, complete with both indoor and outdoor play areas. I'm thrilled that our 17 month old is being taught new words and skills and given the opportunity to explore the world around him! I highly recommend it to anyone working or living in proximity to the downtown area!
Chelsea Khristov