The Peterson Family

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The Peterson Family

With so many choices for child care, how do you choose? The answer is simple: Celebration Academy. We debated on in-home daycare, various centers, and public school programs. That was 5 years ago and looking back, choosing Celebration Academy was one of the best decisions we made as a young family. Our daughters Noelle and Olivia are now 4 1/2 and 10 and Celebration has helped to shape who they are today. 

“Please” and “Thank you” are now regular words in our house and there is no shortage of fun songs about Jesus being sung at nighttime.  Teachers and staff here are a wonderful example to the children and they treat you like family – not like a number. The programs are accommodating and they will bend over backwards to do what is best for your child. Our daughters love the activities, field trips, and meals prepared on-site (Thanks Jack!).  My husband and I sleep better knowing that in this crazy and mixed-up world our daughters are learning about Jesus and how much He loves them, while still learning their A-B-C’s.

The days are organized well for kids of all ages. The kids get music, art, reading, writing, playground time, Bible time, and much, much more.  Making friends has been easy for them and for our one daughter who was shy as a toddler, she is now out of her shell! Celebration Academy has been a blessing to our girls and our family and we would recommend their care to anyone.

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The Lubs Family

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The Lubs Family

Celebration Academy is not just the place we take our children for childcare, Celebration Academy is our extended family! We have been at Celebration for almost two years and feel like we have an extended family who would do just about anything for our family. We came from wonderful in-home childcare, which we loved, but knew it was time for Campbell to have more structure to her days, and to be around more kids her age. It was a tough transition for Campbell, and even tougher for mom. I can not say enough about the staff who helped both of us make the transition. I remember like it was yesterday: I would not have been able to leave my little girl and go to work if it was not for the wonderful staff! The teacher would take her sobbing from my leg and comfort her as I left. I knew she was in great hands and would be just fine! She was just fine and loves it to this day!  All of her teachers have been and are amazing!

Our son William spent his first 16 months in the infant room and the teachers were wonderful as well. I never knew how hard it would be to transition from the infant room teachers, but it was very difficult because they are so amazing. I still keep in touch, and stop by to say "hi" when I can. They are part of our family now, and will always be part of our son's childhood. They helped me go through so many stages with him, and even supported me through some tears.   He has now moved into the toddler room and loves every minute of it! I love getting updates from his teachers about the fun things he is doing and how he does - even though he is the youngest in in the room. I am excited for the months ahead with William and his new teachers!

I was recently in a car accident which has limited my ability to care for my family. Our Celebration family has been more supportive than any parent could ever dream - both a personally and professionally. These are the moments I know our my children are being cared for at the most amazing childcare center by the most amazing, precious people! My kids are not just kids at daycare to their teachers. The teachers truly care about and show love to my children and family.

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The Payne Family

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The Payne Family

When we moved to Lakeville, MN 5 years ago, our most important priority was finding a caring and safe environment for our daughter, Elizabeth while we were at work. We visited several different places and felt the faith-based atmosphere at Celebration Academy was the best place for her and we could not be happier with our decision. Elizabeth has been attending Celebration for 5 years, beginning in the infant room and now enrolled in the Kindergarten program. We added to our family two years ago, and Xavier began at Celebration when he was twelve weeks old. He is now in the toddler room. We are currently expecting our third child, and feel at ease knowing many of the same infant teachers will eventually be caring for him/her.

The staff at Celebration are caring, patient, and kind. We receive daily updates on the kids' progress and what they are working on at the Academy. The staff  provide us with their personal phone numbers and e-mail and encourage us to contact them with any questions or concerns that we may have. Elizabeth often asks us if she can be dropped off at the Academy early so she can spend more time with her friends and teachers. To hear her say that makes us so happy to know that she enjoys her time at the Academy that much. She also is very excited each night to show us the work she completed that day. One of Xavier’s first words was the name of one of his teachers at Celebration and he loves saying the names of his classmates in the infant room. We cannot overstate what a blessing it is to know that our kids are well taken care of and enjoying their day at Celebration. Another great thing about Celebration Academy is the flexibility allowed with scheduling. We work different schedules each week and we have the flexibility to bring the kids on different days from week to week which has been very helpful for us.  Overall, we could not be happier with Celebration Academy and have recommended it to several of our friends who have been looking for a place to send their children. It is such a reassuring feeling to be able to drop the kids off in the morning at Celebration and know they will be cared for by such trustworthy and considerate staff. 

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The Schmidt Family

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The Schmidt Family

We often think how fortunate we have been to have such a wonderful place for our daughter to spend time while we are at work. It was apparent the first day we toured Celebration Academy that the philosophy of care, passion for what small children need, combined with warmth was what we were looking for. Our Daughter has been attending Celebration Academy since she was one years old. She is now three and in preschool. The teachers have done a wonderful job teaching her shapes, colors, the alphabet, numbers, spelling and important social and behavior skills. We are sure that her attendance and the consequential interaction she is experiencing so young will help set her up emotionally for future attendance in Elementary School, and really, affect her entire adult life as well. This is invaluable because as parents of an only child it would be impossible for us to provide these things for her. We are amazed how quickly our daughter has come out of her shell. She actually looks forward to attending and being with her “friends.” Most importantly, we are very happy to know that each day we go to work our daughter goes to a place where she is loved and cared for. Keep up the great job and know that your Academy is a safe and exceptional place.

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The Hendrawan Family

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The Hendrawan Family

We are really lucky to have found this wonderful child care for our daughter. She has been attending the Academy ever since she was 4 months old, and she is now almost 2.5 years old. She is learning so much from her teachers.

All the teachers and staff are amazing and we appreciate them very much! Celebration Academy is very flexible with our schedule. The staff are very knowledgeable and I often ask them questions on our daughter's developments. It gives us a peace of mind because we know that our daughter is being loved and cared for at the Academy.

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The Miller Family

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The Miller Family

Celebration Academy has been a tremendous blessing to our family over the past several years. We started looking for childcare in 2009 and couldn’t believe the choices available, yet weren’t satisfied with the quality of care as we toured different centers. We thought we knew what we were looking for as first time parents, and to a certain extent we did. We wanted a daycare center that was safe, that offered flexible scheduling, and that was faith-based. It wasn’t until we toured Celebration Academy that as a couple we got the “gut feeling” that this was the place we had been looking for to help us nurture and teach our children when we couldn’t be with them. My husband and I have never regretted our decision! Lisa has been a wonderful constant, providing leadership and a listening ear for questions and clarifications we’ve had over the years. The various staff members at each stage of our daughters’ development have loved and served our children in a way that we consider above-and-beyond a typical caregiving environment. Our family highly recommends Celebration Academy!

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The Puch Family

Our experience with the Celebration Academy has been nothing short of exemplary. We have been thrilled with the high standards for child engagement, level of communication, and classroom cleanliness. The staff is outstanding and add a personal touch with the care of each child. As a full time working mother it is reassuring to me to hear the stories and love that each Academy teacher has for my little one. I would recommend the Celebration Academy to all of my friends and family with no reservations.

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The Dobbelmann Family

Miles and Lacey have been at Celebration Church Academy one year. Initially, we we wanted to get our kids out of the home daycare they were attending, so they could begin to socialize more with other children. We ended up getting much more than that at Celebration. Our kids have thrived: Both of them are learning so fast.

Lacey is in Miss Rebecca's Kindergarten Class and she loves to read. She has advanced further in math and numbers than most of her friends in public school.

Miles has always struggled socially, and we were worried about him in the past. Since he has been at the Academy, he has made friends and become very confident. He enjoys art a lot more, and is beginning to sound out words. He is very comfortable with the kids and the teachers.

Celebration is a place where my wife and I can trust the staff, and we believe they will always make the decision in our children's best interest. In a society which is very "gray" the Academy is a place where my kids can learn absolutes. This is critical for their eager young minds.

Thanks for all you guys do! We appreciate everything!

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The Wittrock Family

I can't say enough regarding the care Jasmine receives at Celebration Academy. When we initially chose this school, my daughter was in the process of obtaining an IEP. At her previous school, she had some behavioral issues which weren't being addressed properly. Her previous teachers were allowing her to be alienated from the rest of the classroom. It took her father and I almost 7 months to finally obtain a correct diagnosis for her problem. Once we confirmed that she had a Sensory Processing Disorder it became apparent we needed a school that could not only support her educational needs, but also support her with her disability in a nurturing, caring and loving environment.

We were extremely pleased to discover Celebration Academy is a place which would foster and cultivate a sense of belonging and the love of God her father and I teach her at home. Her teachers Molly Fry and Mary Grace are amazing. They have gone above and beyond to keep close communication with her father and I. We work together on common goals for Jasmine. They are not only great teachers but they honestly care about my daughter. Jasmine comes home with a smile on her face and is excited about school. She always talks about how Mary Grace braids her hair, or how they sing songs about God. My daughter has done a complete 360-degree behavioral turn, and she has tons of friends. She participates and even performed in a school play! I am so grateful and blessed to have found this school and I look forward to a continued relationship with Celebration Academy.

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The Prycen Family

Celebration Academy's child care services are truly top-notch. The staff is very caring, and they engage the children with fun, meaningful activities at every age level. The facilities are also excellent -- the children have plenty of room for class projects/learning as well as indoor/outdoor playtime. Our two year old son enjoys attending so much, it only took a day or two before he was ushering us out of the house looking forward to drop-off time. The combination of our son's enjoyment with his clear development from the teaching and social interaction make Celebration number one for us!