References for Amazing Kids

Katie Dixon on School for Amazing Kids, Calera, Alabama…

“They do a great job teaching my kids things I didn’t think a 4 year old would know!”

— Katie Dixon
We have never worried about him…

School for Amazing Kids, Helena is a GREAT day care! We have been sending our son there since he was 3 months old, and we can’t imagine sending him anywhere else. Everyone there really cares about him, and we have NEVER worried about him. The facilities are very clean and safe. The safety measures in place really make me feel comfortable. My son loves going there and he loves all of the teachers.

— Jade Boyd
We couldn’t be more pleased with the loving atmosphere.…

A heaven sent for our family! When you drop off or are picking up you are always greeted with a smile and familiar face. Which is a major plus! Our son has been attending School for Amazing Kids, Weatherly for 7 months and in such a short time he has matured in so many ways. The biggest of which is he is FINALLY potty trained. We couldn’t be more pleased with the loving atmosphere.

— Meagan C.
“My son is only one and a half right now, but I’ve already seen so much progress…”…

— Rebecca Thomas
When my son recently joined our family, there was no question where he would go.…

Our first child started with School for Amazing Kids, Calera when she was 9 months old.  I was a new mom and was not excited about leaving my child with strangers for 10 hours a day.  In addition, my family is not religious, and I’m an atheist, so I was trying to find a secular daycare in my area was next to impossible.  We looked at multiple facilities and ultimately settled on School for Amazing Kids, Calera. 

While I’m not keen about the religious instruction (biblical stories and praying at meals), the facility is always clean and the teachers are well mannered, and trained in early childhood development.   The facilities are kept up-to-date with new equipment and decor.  The directors are always happy to listen to my latest worry or concern about my daughter, her behavior, or the latest news of the day.  Parents are allowed to visit for meals and their adoption of a “parent’s night out” is a treat my husband and I look forward to each month.

My daughter is now 3 and the teachers understand when to introduce structured discipline.  My husband and I have started using the same techniques at home so that my daughter can have consistency and a better understanding of what’s right and wrong.  When my son recently joined our family, there was no question where he would go.

We have had incidents in the past of biting, falls, sickness, etc. and the staff were always prompt in notifying me and informing me of any additional needs they have.  I am completely at ease with my kids being in their care and know that they love them as much as I do.

I would like to see more teachers in the classrooms, but they are following DHR guidelines for adult/child ratios.  However, I understand what that would mean for tuition rates.

My daughter is well cared for, well mannered, well educated, and well socialized (as a 3 year old can be).  And for that, I’m willing to put up with some minor annoyances about religion from time to time.

— Brooke O.
From the first time I had to leave my babies to work I have felt comfortable…

The School for Amazing Kids, Weatherly is a great place for my kids to be each day! We have been there through two kids and six years and I can honestly say that we have never had a problem or concern with the School for Amazing Kids. From the first time I had to leave my babies to work I have felt comfortable with the School for Amazing Kids, Weatherly and couldn’t think of a better place to have them during the day if they can’t be with me. The teachers work so hard to help the kids. Some of the best teachers that we started with have unfortunately left for school, family, etc but the teachers that have come in are great. They fit right in with my daughter who is currently there. The way I measure a school is if my child is happy to go each morning and if she is happy when I pick her up…..this happens every day. Thanks School for Amazing Kids!!! 

— A School for Amazing Kids, Weatherly Mom
We are blessed to have our kids in a place they love.…

We have 2 boys in School for Amazing Kids, Pelham. As anyone that has ever paid childcare can imagine, its not the cheapest thing in the world. Its one of those things that you have to have though. The staff at School for Amazing Kids, Pelham understands this and makes every effort to ease the hit of that monthly expense. They have several different discounts available. From multiple children discounts, to city employee discounts. There is a one week vacation allotted, so that if you take a vacation, you wont have to pay for daycare that week when the kids aren’t there. In today’s economy, every little bit helps. We are blessed to have our kids in a place they love, while at the same time, being a place that is competitive in cost. Food is included in the tuition as well !!

— Chip and Mary Brantley
I appreciate the awesome care that you all provide……

I just wanted to take some time out of my afternoon to let you know how much I appreciate the awesome care that you all provide. School for Amazing Kids, Calera staff is the best in my family’s eyes.  B***** has been enrolled for 3 years since we moved to Calera, and we have always had a positive experience.  He has learned so much! He enjoys school, which is the best feeling for a mother who has to work outside of the home.  Both he and M******* have formed bonds that can never be broken!

I just wanted you to know that we greatly appreciate the care and attention our children have received over the years, and I am so pleased that my child is enrolled at a facility that prioritizes excellence! Thank you for the work you do every day!

— The Arnold Family
They always tell us about his day!…

The School for Amazing Kids in Calera has been fantastic with our infant son. We were concerned about going back to work and leaving him at a daycare but they have made it a breeze for us. They always tell us about his day! They even send a report home each day detailing when he did what. It is a very clean and friendly facility. Parents must use fingerprint to sign in and out and there are cameras throughout the building. I feel very safe with my son enrolled here. It is a great place for the price and the convenience of the location. We are extremely please with our experience so far.

— A YP Review
She has Absolutely Thrived in their Care…

I consider myself to be a very thorough and detailed critic of childcare centers as I worked in a center throughout college, so am intimately aware of the criteria and parameters required by a center and feel confident my child is receiving good care at School for Amazing Kids, Calera. She has been enrolled since she was three months old (now 16 months) and has absolutely thrived in their care. Her development is consistently above average, I believe, in large part too, the structure she receives and the positive learning environment she is exposed to with the other children and teachers.

Most encouraging, however, is her excitement to go to school. I find it extremely comforting as a parent to see her happy and excited to see her teachers and friends, and not frightened or upset to be left. She spends such a majority of her time through the week with them that should I not feel 100% confident in their abilities I would be unable to leave my child in their care – thus this is a glowing endorsement of their capabilities and our appreciation for all the employees at the center as well.

— Stephanie Cruce