- South Plainfield, NJ
- Denville, NJ
- West Milford, NJ
- Manila, Philippines
Are You Convinced?
A Few Kind Words From Some Of The Most Important Experts On The Greatstart Experience: OUR PARENTS
" I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You VERY much to all of The Greatstart TEAM!!!! From the teachers, assistant teachers, the director Ms. Janice and the owners Peter and Johanna. My son Logan just Graduated from Greatstart this June 2015 and it was an amazing school he got such a great foundation from this school. My son Logan just entered into the public school system attending 1st grade and the teachers are amazed with the knowledge that my son has. I truly believe it's because of the amazing teachers that is at this school. They have given my son love, guidance, support, confidence and most important the foundation of education. I would also like to wish Ms. Latifah a Happy Birthday this coming Saturday, Sept 12!! You are and were an amazing teacher to Logan. He misses you very very much!!!! Again, I wish you a wonderful, healthy happy birthday! We will see everyone really soon! Plus Logan will be back for summer camp.
"My three children have been at Greatstart since August 2012. My four year old daughter is in Miss Gail's class and I couldn't be more impressed with her. She provides a warm, safe and engaging learning environment and displays passion and unending patience with the children in her class. My twin 3 year old boys are in Miss Hamida's class and test her and Miss Brooke's patience daily. These two wonderful teachers never display their frustration and continue to work with my boys as they move through this challenging stage in their development. I know they are in good loving hands each day. As a full time working mom I often feel guilty for leaving my children in the care of someone else for many hours each day. However, leaving them at Greatstart I know they are encouraged to grow and learn and are in the care of some very special people. Every staff member knows my name and my children's names and greets them with open arms. It is a trustworthy family friendly environment"
Peace of Mind
"My son started when he was 9 month old and now he is 19 month old and I cannot wait to thank miss Brittany and miss Terri who took wonderful care of my son. I don't have to worry about them and have peace of mind until I return from work and pick them up. I am happy with this center and especially the teachers, very good."
Coming Home Happy
"The teachers are outstanding. My kids come home everyday glowing because they are happy with the atmosphere. This school has a wonderful Pre-K program and an excellent potty training program too. I would definitely recommend this school to parents!"
I knew this was the place
" Where to begin...our adventure with Stepping Stones aka Greatstart Early Learning started about 4 years ago. Like any parent I must have toured a dozen daycares to find the perfect one for my baby. Almost defeated I walked into Stepping Stones and met the most amazing director Ms. Janice. I truly felt at home and the energy so positive I knew this was the daycare! My son has been blessed to have had amazing teachers Ms. Amy, Ms. Latifah, Ms. Gail and Ms. Hamida to name a few. They each had touched and made a mark in my son’s life. From Amy giving Matteo his first bite of pudding to Ms. Gail teaching him about the solar system. I have no fear that my son will embrace and continue to blossom in kindergarten due to the work that Greatstart Learning Center put into educating him! Mr. Peter and Ms. Johanna are the most amazing people and I am very proud to call them true friends! Thank you and love you all!!!"
Thumbs Up from a Fellow Educator
" When our only son turned 2, we decided that it was time for him to be around other children in order for him to develop his social skills. Being an educator myself, I definitely had high expectations of the preschool that we would choose for our son's first educational experience. We did several tours of different preschool programs in our town but GreatStart was the one that left an impressive mark. Upon our tour of the school, the center director Ms. Janice expertly answered our questions and addressed our concerns. What left an indelible mark with us is how our son appeared to be at ease and happy inside the toddler classroom during our visit. He didn't even want to leave! When the day came for our son to start school, his teachers Ms. Saida and Ms. Brooke worked patiently with him. They comforted him every morning during drop-off and assured him that his mom and dad will be picking him up at the end of the day. The patience of all the staff in GreatStart continued on our son's second year with them. Ms. Gail understood our son's daily morning anxiety and worked to calm him down so that he can enjoy the rest of his day. Now that our son has moved on into the preschool room with Ms. Latifah and Ms. Amy, he has not only grown socially and emotionally, his academic skills have greatly improved as well. He enjoys going to Greatstart everyday and comes home with a wealth of knowledge that surprises all of us. Suffice to say, Greatstart has definitely lived up to its name. The staff and owners Peter and Joanna has definitely given our son a Great Start. He will be graduating this June and moving on to Kindergarten armed with the knowledge and skills that everyone at GreatStart have provided him. As parents, we extend our thanks and praises to every one at the school. We wish the school plenty more years of providing excellent service to more children and their families."
" First of all. I would like to thank all the teachers at the center. They are simply awesome. My daughter has joined the center last month and this was her first day care. I was apprehensive about joining her in good center and in good hands/guidance. I was lucky to join her in the great center. My daughter was sad in the beginning due to the separation anxiety but eventually she started loving it. I must thank Ms.Hameeda and Ms.Cheryl for their wonderful support. My daughter simply loves Hamida and the class. Ms.Hamida is also very patient in answering all the questions and takes care of the kids so well. That's really awesome. Thank you Ms.Hamida , Ms.Cheryl and Ms.Janice for your support and for a great guidance."
Good Role Models
"My husband and I enrolled our daughter at Greatstart when she was 2. She started at Ms.Fathima's class and went on to Ms.Hamida's class and now she is in Ms.Gail's class. Our daughter has grown into a wonderful girl and thanks to all her teachers who have groomed her so well. She always enjoys going to school and she looks forward going to school especially after the weekend. We have had a wonderful experience and have had a wonderful journey with our child. The teachers are kind, caring and good role models for her. My husband and I are grateful for the work the teachers and staff are doing to ensure a safe and happy environment for our child. Along with learning language and communication, they also learn to share, and play together. Thank u all the staff for the work u do. We really appreciate it."
In Great Hands
" We want to say Thank you to Ms Fatema, Ms Brook and the Greatstart learning family members for making our daughter Harnoor comfortable there. Its been a bit over 2 months for her now and we can see her looking forward to going there! Its great to see her excited getting ready for the school. Your thoughtfulness and creativity is much appreciated. Its a relief to see our quick learner daughter in great hands for her early learning. Thank you Ms Fatema and Ms Brook once again"
- Simrat, Dad - Piscataway, NJ