They have cared, loved, nurtured, and taught my children beyond any expectation I had 9 years ago as a new mom looking for a daycare.
“I have been wanting to write this for a long time, but wanted to take the time to craft my message just right because Discovery Point, for the last 9 years, has meant so much to our family. Our family is saying goodbye to Discovery Point this week; so it only seems appropriate that we end on this note.
9 years ago we made the decision to use Discovery Point for childcare for our first baby as I returned to work. I will say – not a whole lot of thought went into that decision all those years ago. Discovery Point was the most convenient option based on where we lived and where we worked. It was clean and the staff seemed friendly. Little did we know, we essentially won the lottery by making that decision all those years ago. We have no family in Florida and for the longest time no other known resource to help us with our children. So Discovery Point was our only option. We quickly fell in love with them, and more importantly our children fell in love with them. There is no greater proof than that when so many days my kids would cry because they did not want to leave. There were actually times I would come to pick them up to just leave them there because they would beg to stay a little longer- I would run and do some errands to kill time and come back to get them because they wanted to stay longer. To me, nothing speaks louder than that testimonial.
In 9 years, I think I may have approached the “front desk” one, maybe two times with an issue. And when I say an issue, I am not talking about anything alarming or drastic- if I’m being honest, those discussions were more about me being overly sensitive about something. Never, in 9 years, have I had one issue that made me second guess Discovery Point or their level of care.
Here’s is what I love about them. The staff. My children are 4 school years apart in age. With the exception of the infant room and VPK, they had the exact same teachers every step of the way. That is unbelievable. And, I felt every step of the way that these teachers loved my children. I sometimes cried when it was time for them to move up because that is how much I loved their teacher. I would miss them and my kids would miss them.
I love their constant investment in their facilities and therefore our children. I often cringe when I hear parents complain about the tuition rates increasing or why management decided to build this, buy that, etc…. I don’t think there is a daycare facility in driving range that can compete with their tuition prices and the caliber of facility they provide for our children. AND- they produce results. Our children are amongst the highest prepared entering Kindergarten in the state of Florida. It is the staff and the environment at Discovery Point that produces those results. It is not luck year after year. For me, I would have paid more for those results.
I feel in our experience that management has always been fair to us in regards to any personal struggles we may have had throughout the 9 years and always worked with us to avoid any gap of enrollment. They were always kind and compassionate. Bottom line- technically this is a daycare, but for us it has been our family. They have cared, loved, nurtured, and taught my children beyond any expectation I had 9 years ago as a new mom looking for a daycare. My youngest graduates from VPK this year and because of the nature of my work I do not need to use before and after care for my school-agers. So the time has come for us to say goodbye, and even as I type this I have tears flowing. It is all bittersweet.
Discovery Point- management, teacher, and all staff: Thank you. Thank you for loving our babies, embracing their strengths, exercising great amounts of patience (especially with our Jack Jack), teaching them, providing a fun and safe environment, investing in them, and giving them the best start into the next chapter of their lives. I hope you can not only hear, but feel our gratitude. We will miss you.”