I just wanted to let you know what an important part of our lives the NGK team has become – it’s like your extended family! It is so reassuring, as new parents, to be able to drop Rowan off each day knowing he’s going to be given the attention he would get if were at home. It has made the transition into “working parents” so much easier than we ever thought. Since day one when I called to see if you had openings after my last daycare option fell through; not only were you responsive and returned my call that day, but you were so encouraging that everything was going to work out great and you were immediately excited about the idea of Rowan being part of the NGK family. And every day since has been met with similar enthusiasm and genuine interest in our son.
Your daycare is the first step in creating a positive experience for our children to go to school and grow in the learning process. We know that Rowan in going to continue to thrive at NGK and we are so excited for him to “grow-up” in such an amazingly positive environment. Thank you for caring for our family as if it were your own.
Words cannot express the gratitude that my family has for Constance and each and every Next Generation Kids teacher that has been a part of our family since 2011.
We were in a bind. Our family had just moved to Portland and the childcare we had set up for Cruz, our two year old, fell through leaving us with no care for our child and very few options. In panic mode we called every child-care place we could find in the online directory searching for availability. No luck.
Constance at Next Generation Kids invited us over so we could meet the staff and take a tour of the facilities. They took us in and made us feel at home, like family. Next Generation Kids fosters a very loving atmosphere. The teachers are kind and the children are very well taken care of. The students at Next Generation Kids are encouraged to explore and grow in a fun and creative environment. Our son was very proud to show us all of the work that he had brought home from Next Generation Kids.
Cruz has always enjoyed going to “school” at Next Generation Kids and has even talked about his teachers on the weekends when he is home. We have never regretted the decision to send Cruz to Next Generation Kids and highly recommend the center to anyone, whether they are “panic mode” or not.
We were so pleased to find Next Generation Kids during our exhausting search for the kind of child care we wanted for our son. Diego has now been with NGK for roughly a year and a half, going from wobbler to toddler in that time, and will be graduating to pre-school level soon! He is the happiest little guy with nothing but good things to say about the time he spends with the NGK family. I love the excitement in this kid when we discuss how his day went. The staff is very easy to chat with, and they provide the level of care every child deserves- no neglect here! The facilities are very clean, and they pay close attention to any specific needs- i.e., non-dairy, non-gluten, etc.. We truly appreciate knowing our child is in good hands as we head off to work every morning.
My children (son and daughter) spent a total of six years in the safe, nurturing, and lovable care of NGK.
My son started at NGK when he was 12 months old. It would be his first time attending any type daycare program and after researching some local daycares we chose NGK based on its child care philosophy, great play areas, staff, and scheduling flexibility. As a physician and traveling businessman parents the schedule was an important factor to us.
He had a wonderful experience and loved every moment of his time spent there. We, as parents, were rest assured that our child was well taken care of; like being fed on time, ample playtime, personal hygiene, proper rest, etc. It was a safe environment. There were only the right number of kids for him to interact with socially, and therefore he received a lot of personal attention and care. He learned words and engaged in activities that developed his motor skills. We did not have to worry about him. When we were picking him up in the evening, we would always find a very happy child. He has since moved on to school and is doing very well – he can still reference the good times he had with his “buddies” at NGK.
We enrolled my daughter at NGK when she was eight weeks old. She was taken care of in the infant room, and throughout her time there progressed through the various classes before moving onto school. She had an especially precious time NGK, due to her fabulous teaches. Her teacher’s were wonderful and seemed to be able to provide the perfect balance between lovable nurturing, and developmental age-appropriate teaching. She still references time spent with her teachers today.
Every afternoon at pick up time NGK would provide a full report of her day, any fun activities, issues, etc. NGK also did a great job of keeping us in the loop about scheduling reminders, “classroom party” days, etc.
All in all we had a great experience. Never once in that six year period did we feel like our children were not receiving great child care. I can also say that it felt good being able to support a local family-run business, such as NGK. Constance and her wonderful family take great pride in the business they have created, and that is clearly obvious in their positive/pro-active attitude.
Thanks for the great job NGK!!!!
Both our children thrived at NGK. They loved everything about it and my husband and I never thought twice about leaving them there during the work day. Also, our oldest daughter was very prepared for kindergarten after having been at NGK for 3+ years. What sets NGK apart from other day cares is that the owners are on site every day and have a true vested interest in the success of the business and care of the children as their own children/grandchildren are at NGK. We can’t recommend NGK enough to our friends and family and feel truly indebted to the owners and great staff for the part they have played in raising our kids to be the great little beings they are today.
Next Generation became a part of our family. Constance and her team helped our two-year-old daughter successfully transition from home care into their care. We watched our daughter make friends and learn in her new environment, and eventually grow into the Pre-school Program. Their caring staff and approach to emotional and educational development helped our daughter thrive as she grew from baby to toddler – making this a truly special place.
Our son and daughter have been attending NGK since they were both two years old. We can honestly say that NGK has surpassed our expectations. The teachers are loving and respectful towards the kids and provide a safe environment for learning and growth. We love the educational curriculum they provide along with teaching the kids basic social and behavior skills. It also helps that the staff communicates well about the daily activities and progress of the kids so we can extend their learning and behavior skills at home. It makes going to work so much easier when your kids are excited to tell you about their day at school!
We can’t thank the staff and teachers enough for the great experience we’ve had in the past two years with Next Generation Kids. You were very understanding and so helpful to us as first time parents. Constance, Naketa and your outstanding teachers always gave us the utmost confidence that our then 2 year old and now 4 year old, Sunny, would receive the best care possible. You’ve created a great culture at Next Generation Kids where the kids are safe, happy and learn. We were also pleasantly surprised at how the culture there made it easy to get to know the other parents with whom we would occasionally spend time with outside of NGK. All of you at NGK are outstanding people whom we will miss dearly as we have to transition to a new school due to your move. Thank you for your understanding in our change of schools which has solely been because of the building relocation and for no other reason. We will enthusiastically refer anyone we can to NGK. Thank you again for everything. We wish you all the best going forward.
The teachers at Next Generation Kids are exceptional. For the past four years, we’ve continually been amazed at all our son has learned while in their care—he is nurtured and cared for while also encouraged to learn and grow. This is a family run business and it shows—the owners truly care about each and every one of the children that passes through the doors. Our children are safe, happy and loved at Next Generation Kids.
Having a childcare team I can trust takes an enormous amount of stress out of my life. For the last four years, my children have been thriving in the loving, engaging environment provided at Next Generation Kids. Just about every day they come home sharing something new–facts, skills, songs, jokes. The team has always been there to support us through tough parenting/developmental transitions. Whenever anyone says it’s too bad I have to have my kids in daycare, I always tell them, “Actually we have a really great place, and my kids love being there.”