Danvers, MA P. 978-777-1452
Rowley, MA P. 978-948-2010
"One of the hardest things I've experienced as a mother is leaving my kids with perfect strangers. One of the best things I've experienced as a mother is seeing people truly enjoy my kids, and my kids enjoy them. One of the best decisions I've made is to send both of my kids to ABB and watch these perfect strangers turn into familiar friendly faces, confidants, advisors, "family" to my children all while being great teachers! I can see the genuine love and care they have for both of my children and when I leave them at ABB to head off to work, I feel good knowing that my kids will have fun, be loved, be safe, learn, eat/drink/sleep when needed, and always want to go back to "school" the next day. ABB has always helped me in a scheduling pinch, offered advice on my kids when I've asked, and been forgiving when I've had "mommy brain". I can count on them to make sure my kids get the best care and always know that the teachers and directors have their best interests in mind. They make learning fun, encourage creativity, teach proper behavior, allow for individual growth and development, and take every personal need into consideration. And the keepsakes.. I feel so lucky to have the artwork that my kids have made my husband and I on holidays, special occasions, art shows, etc. I will have them forever and we'll always be able to look back and remember how great ABB was, and appreciate the amazing job everyone did in taking care of our kids."
"My son was three years old when he started at ABB in Rowley, and had been in a different daycare since he was three months old. I was very anxious on his first day - new place, new people, new everything! Drop-off was a little difficult (more for me than for him!) but I left him and headed off for work. About an hour after I got there, I received an e-mail from Debbie, letting me know that Mylo was doing great, getting along well with the other kids, and having a great time! I knew at that moment I had made the right decision choosing ABB, and I thank my lucky stars for the teachers and administrators there every single day. Everyone there is kind, loving, and genuinely cares for each and every kid. One of the first things that impressed me was the fact that every teacher I ran into not only knew my son's name, but knew me as well - whether my son was in their class or not. It's like a big, wonderful family there, and I'm so lucky to have found them. My son learns about letters and numbers and practical skills, but he also learns kindness and compassion, sharing and generosity, tolerance and patience. These are all values that each and every one of his teachers embodies, and they pass them on to the children in a way that's fun and exciting. It's going to be a sad day when my son moves on to kindergarten, but I know he'll be ready to hit the ground running, thanks to the wonderful group of educators he's spent his days with at ABB!"
"My son attended A Bright Beginning when he was 1 years old until he went off to Kindergarten, and I know that we owe much of his wonderful early development to the caring, attentive teaching staff at ABB. My son continues to be a sweet, curious and conscience little boy, whose love of nature remains strong, and I know that his interests were highly encouraged by ABB's teachers who called him a "little naturalist." I recommend ABB highly to anyone considering to enroll their child into this loving and intellectually engaging environment. I trust them so much in fact, that I recently enrolled my baby girl into the infant room and I look forward to seeing how ABB will shape her early development as well. Every day at ABB brings such joy to the attending children and to the parents who love hearing about their enriching day."
"A Bright Beginning has been such a wonderful and loving family atmosphere for my daughter. The care that the teachers have show for my daughter is amazing. I trust them wholeheartedly to care for my daughter in the best way possible and to give her the experiences she needs to enrich her growing little mind."
"We have three kids currently enrolled at ABB and our oldest has been there since he was 4 months old. We have had the pleasure of interacting with the teachers in each of the classrooms and have always been more than pleased with the care our children have received. Every teacher knows every child in the school and always greets them with a warm smile and kind words. Not only has ABB provided a stable, kind, and nurturing environment for our children, they have always bent over backwards to accommodate anything that we needed as parents. Whether it's schedule changes or allowing one of our children to receive her special services during the school day, they have always been more than eager to help. Unlike many large centers, we feel like belong to a wonderful community of families and have never even considered another facility. In fact, for the past three years, we've driven over 30 miles each way to ensure our children are consistently receiving quality care in a loving environment! "
"When we were searching child care options, a "center" or "facility" wasn't really on our radar as we thought we preferred a sitter or a home day care. However, we could not be happier with our decision to have chosen ABB Too as our children's early childhood school. My daughter started ABB Too when she was just 14 months old in the Toddler program. By the time she approached her graduation from pre-kindergarten, she had grown into a very bright, social, brave, and confident young girl completely prepared to begin elementary school. She transitioned seamlessly through each of the classrooms from the toddler rooms into the two preschool rooms and finally into the most wonderful pre-k program. Each of her teachers has loved her and nurtured her in ways only a mother can hope for as I dropped her in their care. They have confidently supported both her and I as we navigated separation anxiety, toilet training, friendship development, the arrival of a new sibling, and academic readiness. My son began attending ABB Too when he was just 6 months old in the Infant Room. This is quite possibly the most wonderful Infant Room one could ever imagine! The teachers treated him like he was their own and honestly knew him as well as I did. Their monthly newsletters were adorable and the artwork they managed with infants was simply precious. My son has now participated in both the Toddler I and Toddler II programs and the artwork he engages in and the circle time songs he comes home singing are treasures and a true testament to the impact his teachers have generated with their fun-loving, nurturing, and enriching routines and schedules. Both of my children have created amazing bonds and friendships with their peers and their teachers- a true gift for parents to see. The director is extremely approachable and responsive to feedback and concerns, as well as very reassuring to parents who miss their children within minutes of dropping them off. She is also very involved in the classrooms and knows each child's name, strengths, and challenges as if she were their own daily teacher. When I pick up my children at the end of the day, I am greeted with the warmest hugs, the biggest smiles, paint and marker-covered hands, and expressions of joy mixed with exhaustion after a day packed with their favorite activities with their favorite people!"
—Dana Rimer, MS, CCC/SLP, Pediatric Speech-Language Therapist
"Thanks for everything! Both of our girls have been enrolled at ABB too since they were infants. We have had very positive experiences with the school for the last 3 and a half years and couldn't imagine sending our daughters anywhere else. They absolutely love their teachers and learn so much every single day. It is very comforting to send them to a place where they are really loved."
—Stephanie and Bob Smith
"I couldn't be happier with my decision to send my son to ABB. He has been in the infant room for four months. My son comes home happy, and tired, from all the excitement! I know he spends the day engaged in activities that help his growth and development. I receive a written report every three months with photos, so I know how he is progressing and I don't feel left out on any of his milestones. If I have ever had a question or problem, the teachers and staff have always gotten back to me. ABB is a welcoming, supportive and happy environment."
"The caliber of the Staff and Teachers is what sets A Bright Beginning apart from other child care providers. The teachers are professional, warm, caring, energetic, and educated. They create a loving family atmosphere. ABB provided a combination of academic teaching and social interaction that totally prepared my oldest son for an easy transition to Kindergarten. I currently have an 18 month old attending ABB and the peace of mind ABB has provided us is priceless. We would recommend them to our family and friends without hesitation. I just can not say enough about the staff and school itself."