Lynnwood >Community & Social Services > Precious Childcare & Preschool
16707 13th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA | Directions 9803747.846287 -122.251117
Monday - Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
I have to say I HIGHLY recommend this place if you are looking for your kids to get a solid Christian foundation and want to have your kids prepared for Kindergarten.
I started to bring my daughter to Precious Childcare and Preschool when she was 3. She needed a place where she could grow and learn and I wasn't able to give her everything she needed because I work full time and am a single parent. On her first day of school, she came home and would not stop talking about how awesome it was. She was so very excited. I watched her thrive and learn things I was surprised a 3-4 year old would know. Her teachers were always so kind and patient with her and would even ask me about my day when I came to pick her up. On one occasion, my car broke down in the parking lot and the daycare director stopped what she was doing and took me to the bus so I could get to work on time. <--Above and beyond the call of duty.
She has been in 3 different daycares in her life (2 in Texas) and this is by far the best of the 3.
My daughter's birthday happens to be a few days passed the cutoff date to enter kindergarten so I had to have her tested and evaluated by a psychologist to get in. She didn’t just pass the test, she ranged in scores between a 5 1/2 year old level to a 6 1/2 year old level. (She is currently 4 years old). I have to give credit to her teachers for keeping her interested and pushing her forward to succeed. Without them, she may not have done as well.
Excellent childcare, very inflexible terms – Precious childcare has a very welcoming atmosphere for your child. Their individual teachers and caretakers are excellent. They took great care of our then 20mo old for two weeks and We had no complaints of any kind. Our child cried a lot due to separation anxiety and their care takers were patient and soothing to help him adjust. Unfortunately, he got sick from two different types of rhino virus during the two weeks he attended and we had to pull him out for the third week when he lost a full pound. Being this weak caused him to get all kinds of secondary infections and next thing We knew he was being treated for meningitis. We called to cancel during that third week, but had to pay for the full month as per the terms of the contract. Keep this in mind when you enroll your child. They have no provisions for unforeseeable cancelations and they will make no exceptions under any circumstances.
childcare – i love that our children attend this daycare and preschool but it would be nice if the teachers would communicate more with each other. I had told a few staff members important information and then later find out none of it had been communicated with the other staff members who also attend to my child. it would be helpful to have reports on their individual behavior and learning curve, potty training and/or eating habits monthly or weekly or any concerns or information they have regarding each child. I do not know a few of the staff's names, so it's hard to communicate with the staff about who I had spoke with about a concern.
I LOVE this Place!!!!!!!!! – I could not be happier with the service at Precious Childcare. With the ecomony the way it is, I was forced back into the work place. I never intended to put my babies in childcare, but didn't really know how else to make it. My daughter was only a year old when we started and I was scared to death. My daughter's teacher is phenomenal and was so patient with my precious as she adjusted to her new environment. My son loved school from day one. He had been delayed in speech and has pregressed tremendously in his time here. I don't trust just anyone with my precious ones, but PCCP teachers and administration truly love my kids. I couldn't ask for anything better.
Best Christian Preschool and Childcare Center in the Lynnwood/Mill Creek area – I just happen to find this site, I don't recall a letter being sent home to respond but after reading the comments I felt I needed to respond. I've had various members of my family be a part of this daycare for many many years. The only time I had to find other care was when they were't able to offer infant care, but now they do. The environment is clean and safe and I love having the fire dept. next store. The teachers have all had extensive training, and are good with the kids very patient I might add as I know my child is very strong willed. I've always felt I could talk to the past and present Directors and Board members and feel very comfortable talking with them about any concerns that I may have knowing that they will listen, give guidance and address issues. I really want to stress that they have a wonderful preschool program here. I've always been very impressed at how young they start teaching the kids abc's and 123's at such an early age. The kids already know them before most kids actually start preschool. My other children were more then ready when it came time to start kindergarten and they were well ahead of the rest of the class. So if you ask me if I would reccomend this place I would say of course I do. I wouldn't trust my kids with just anyone. I'm very sadden to hear that others didn't have the same experience. You just have to wonder if those are the folks that tend to have the same type of experiences where ever they go. You really can't get a feel for a place unless you come check it out yourself which is what any person would do when it comes to finding quality care for their children.
PROS: Save Loving Christian enviroment with security cameras installed, cheerful and clean classrooms, educated teachers, and a staff that promotes Diversity! Meals and snacks provided, conveniant hours for working parents.
Precious Childcare & Preschool – My two children have been going there part time since my 5 year old was a toddler. I have found the teachers there to be personable, kind, attentive and loving. My daughter enjoys the preschool program there, she has learned so much and loves all the art projects they do. Because we are only there part time, my toddler son is sometimes apprehensive to leave me and go in, but his teacher is right there with open arms and a big smile. He goes to her and is happy for the rest of the day! Sometimes when I go to pick them up, they don't even want to go home, so that is a good sign right there!
From what I have seen through the years, this establishment strives to provide a safe, loving environment for the kids and is always open to any constructive feedback or criticism, if done an appropriate way.
Good daycare and preschool – Our son has been attending Precious for 2.5 years. Our daughter has been attending Precious for 1 year. We have had a positive experience and feel their care is very good. The preschool teachers are great. Our son has been learning a lot to prepare him for kindergarten this September.
We switched our daughter from one daycare to Precious, one reason was the lower cost. The multiple child and paying by the first discounts are really helpful.
I normally pick up my children each day. If the teacher doesn't know me they check my ID, even though my kids are all over me calling me mommy! If they didn't check my ID I would be concerned... but they do. There are security cameras at the doors and in the hallways.
I think the directors have tried to think ahead and meet the needs of families. They accept infants and open new classrooms as the need arises. Staff turnover is a reality of any business. People get new jobs and life changes happen.
I recommend Precious to parents that want their children to be in a loving Christian environment.
Highly recomend for 4 year old and up. – I think this is an awesome environment for my pre-K son. They have a Kindergarten curriculum and since he started one year ago, he has learned to read, write and do simple addition among other things. His teacher is an actual certified teacher. They also have before and after school care for kindergarten, and they assist the kids on and off the bus. I have some concerns for my younger son, and although I favor sites like this, I think it is completely inappropriate to post negative comments without taking the issue to the director and then to the board, and attempting resolution there before making complaints here.
I highly recommend this daycare for children 4 and up, the price is better or below the average for the area and when you compare the fact that they have real teacher, scheuled activities, and christmas and summer programs, it is a real deal compared to the back room with dirty toys most childcares I interviewed at will provide. They also have a 10% family discount for multiple kids and a 5% discount if you pay monthly instead of weekly. Their website is wwwDOTctrfDOTcom
Solid choice for Christian childcare! – The Letter: Yes, we were given a letter notifying us that negative comments had been made online and asking that we report our positive experiences to counteract their impact. I don't see any problem with them letting us know that this was happening, and I seriously doubt that anyone who disliked the care their child was receiving would somehow be moved to defend the place. Think about it: If someone lit a fire and all of us agreed with how horrible things were, that's what you'd be reading here. What possible motivation would a disgruntled parent have to get online, register for an account, and then write a sunshine-filled lie?
Security: The comments below about the place's security are ridiculous. The main entrance is covered by a camera, and children aren't just handed over to anyone who comes in. I came in later than usual one evening to find that a teacher I didn't know was watching my daughter - she was really friendly to me, but was in no way going to let me take my little girl until someone who knew me okayed it!
Accidents: In a full year, I've had only one accident report, and that one was so tiny that I was amazed they did the paperwork - I had to look long and hard to even see what they said was wrong. I would always rather have them write too many than try to play physician and guess which injuries we should know about.
Billing: I'm a professor at a local Christian university, so my schedule is all over the place. The director worked with me, even finding me the best ways to save money on the overall bill. Shop around - their rates are completely in line with comparable services.
Language: Yes, a couple of teachers have English as a second language, but they are in no way incomprehensible, and they aren't the ones in charge of language acquisition! The teachers are phenomenal and the facilities are well-maintained.
Best of both worlds – OK - I have read the whole range of postings here. Over the last 9 years I have interviewed well over 45 daycares in the OC, CA and in the Lynnwood, WA area. So needless to say I have seen it all.
The number one thing I can say is know what you are looking for and understand that this is a business. If you are looking for a place that has an amazing balance of the love and special attention of an in-home facility and the education and structure of the more formal establishments PCCP is the place for you!
Understand that they follow Health codes and even error on the side of caution. Frustrating if your kid is sick. They even let you know when certain things are going around so that you are aware. Also they are required to give reports if your child hurts another kid or gets hurt- I think the number depends on the kid- I don't get them a lot.
Like all businesses - turn over comes in waves. This is a reality, what I like about PCCP is that you see welcome signs and fairwell so that as parents we know what is going on. Also if you don't pay your bill or give notice it will be a problem (though I find them VERY reasonable).
This is a facility that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the community. They opened up to infants at the request of many mothers who noted the need for infant care. My daughter was there first baby a little over a year ago. She LOVES not just the daycare- but her teachers
They recently opened up a new classroom, once again due to the overwhelming need in the community. This move was done to meet the childcare demands and to aid the children in potty training. Every decision this place makes is based on the kids and community.
There are always going to be some percentage of parents that are not going to be happy at a particular facility or any facility. All I can tell you is that I feel that my children are VERY SAFE (love the fact that the fire dept. is next door), VERY LOVED and that I would strongly recommend PCCP.
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