A few of our families would like to share their experiences with you! Check out our testimonials below!
I am writing to recommend Elizabeth Knowles, and Little House Daycare as a childcare provider. I have been lucky and honored to know Elizabeth for the past six years. She has been the childcare provider for all three of my children. More importantly, she has been a role model and guide to them. She has taught them, learned with them, discovered and explored with them. Best of all, she has played an integral role in the development of my children’s unique identities. The Little House teachers: Elizabeth, Tita, Carolina and Josefina, have provided unconditional love to my three girls and as a result, each girl has become confident, inquisitive and happy in their approach toward school and life in general.
In 2012, my then 2 year old and 3 month old started their Little House journey. In June 2019, my third child, now 4 and a half years old, graduated, and even though we are no longer be official Little House customers, the relationships with the teachers and other kids will last forever.
One of the most impressive things about Elizabeth is her constant willingness to adapt and try new ideas. She has a visible desire to continue to personally grow and develop. Over the years, I have seen units on volcanoes where the volcano really erupts, constructing bird houses, nursing real butterflies, painting murals on the building, and so much more. Elizabeth is a fountain of new ideas. She is always trying new things and will never allow herself to grow complacent. I don’t know how she gets her ideas, yet from my point of view, there is obvious evidence of constant professional development. Most recently, Elizabeth started a “Little Library” outside of daycare. The children were bursting with pride as neighbors and community members came to the opening ceremony. Now, my three girls and I enjoy trading books at the Little Library on a weekly basis.
Often, when I went to pick up my 4 year old, she wouldn’t want to leave. First, she had to hug Elizabeth, then Tita, then Josefina, and then Carolina. They are all considered family. After that, all her friends came running over to hug her. This little scene demonstrates that there is love and happiness all around at Little House. Through the knee pads worn at the park, the wholesome meals, the rain boots (provided for the specific purpose of being allowed to jump in puddles on rainy days), the daily activities like yoga, music and Spanish classes, Little House provides a foundation of unconditional positive regard to its little clients. This foundation allows these little ones to stride, fearlessly, into the first day of kindergarten with their heads up, their shoulders back, and their expectations, for school and life, high and full of hope.
I have been a Little House parent for almost 5 years. My children are currently aged 5 (almost 6) and 3. My daughter started when she was 13 months old and my son started two years later around the same age. My daughter is now in Kindergarten at Resurrection School in Rye and my son is at Little House finishing his last year there. He starts a 4’s program in PreK at Resurrection next year. My 5 year old daughter has gone to Little House on several school vacation days and she asks to spend the day there whenever possible. Both of my children adore Little House, as do my husband and I!
There are so many things that we love about Little House. One thing that stands out is that diversity is celebrated. My children learned multiple languages, cultural practices, and more. There are enrichment classes daily, with several taught by visiting professionals. The impressive array of offerings in the 5 years I have personally known LHDC have included music and singing classes, Spanish and French Immersion classes, Zumba for children, painting and craft making projects, multi-cultural awareness activities such as “around the world” music and dance classes, and classes with interactive puppets and costumes. Visiting teachers have included local professional artists and teachers who also teach at some of the finest institutions in Westchester, such as the Rye Arts Center and The Little Language League. The multi-lingual environment exposes children to immersion at the key time in their lives where they are effortlessly able to learn multiple languages. Homemade meals and snacks, made with organic ingredients, are served daily. The full-time caregivers and staff have created a warm and loving, family environment. The play-based curriculum encourages creativity, collaboration, problem solving, and engages all of the senses, increasing the children’s ability to learn. We love that our children spend a lot of time outdoors… gardening, running, playing house, walking to the park, even painting outdoors on individual easels for each child! Preschool aged children are taught age-appropriate skills that help them transition successfully from daycare to elementary school. We love that the mixed-age daycare environment allows children of many ages to play and learn together, especially siblings. This further enhances the sense of family at Little House. You are forever a part of the Little House Family even after you leave. We see older siblings who have “graduated” from Little House, excitedly participating in the annual Little House Halloween Parade or Christmas Party.
Elizabeth’s passion for early education is evident in all she does to care for and teach children, and to constantly grow and improve Little House Day Care. As a parent who has personally witnessed her work there along with my own children’s development and growth, I cannot say enough good things about Elizabeth! She promotes environmental and social conscience on young children by gathering donations to animal shelters and local food pantries. She prepared my daughter for her PreK 4’s program by giving her afternoon activities, worksheets and individual attention that had her writing well before her peers who had attended pre-schools. Her teacher could not believe she had come from a daycare. I kept my daughter exclusively at Little House until she was four years old, including summers, and am now doing the same with my son who will start PreK just before his 4th birthday. My children adore Elizabeth and all of the teachers and they both love to go to Little House!
Elizabeth sends me (and other parents) multiple text messages with updates, photos, and videos, daily. As a working mother, these updates are simply priceless. Elizabeth has gone beyond her usual duties by feeding my children dinner at Little House on a few nights that I worked late. These were freelance jobs that I would have otherwise had to pass on if she had not graciously offered to help. Elizabeth would do this for any parent. She is supportive and empathetic towards working parents, mothers especially.
We cannot say enough about Little House Daycare. Our son and daughter have been part of the Little House family since they were 15mos and 3mos old, respectively. We transitioned to LHDC from a large, national daycare center chain prior to the birth of our 2nd child. We were initially nervous about the transition to an in-home daycare, but could not be happier to have stumbled upon this absolute GEM! Dropping our kids off at LHDC feels like we are leaving them with close family members – with the added benefit of knowing that they will be loved, challenged, and stimulated throughout the day. Our kids run to Tita with open arms each morning and are sad to leave their friends and teachers at the end of the day.
Elizabeth is hands-down the most creative, imaginative, centered, calm and communicative provider. She worked closely with us to ease our daughter’s transition to daycare when I went back to work and texted/emailed/called to give us peace of mind that she was doing well. We always got a full report of her schedule and how the days went. Elizabeth continues to send videos, texts, Facebook updates, monthly Newsletters, and lunch menus so we know how our kids spend their days.
Tita makes delicious and healthy meals and gets our kids to eat things they would never agree to eat at home! Elizabeth even prepares and cleans baby bottles, and stores expressed milk for the little ones. The fact that food is provided and bottles prepared to make life immensely more manageable for working parents!
Within his first few months at LHDC, our son was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy, which was and continues to be a constant worry. Elizabeth worked with us to ease our minds and make sure that all the teachers were on board with keeping our son safe throughout the day.
There is so much thought, effort, and imagination that goes into the actual daycare space; Elizabeth has built learning stations, creative play areas and a very cool play loft – all of which is age appropriate and engage little minds. She is constantly evolving the space to keep the kids interested. Elizabeth also puts great emphasis on all of the teachers continuing their own child care education.
Our kids are constantly coming home with exciting new facts, artwork, vocabulary (both Spanish and English!) and stories from the park/music class/Zumba, etc. And, we adore the special parties & celebrations that Elizabeth includes the parents in throughout the year. Her boundless thoughtfulness has rubbed off on our own children and we are extremely proud of the empathy and kindness they have developed.
We feel immense gratitude for the time our children have spent with Elizabeth, Tita, Carolina, and Josefina. Our entire family has grown and benefited from our experience with this amazing daycare.
Little House has provided an excellent experience for my family. I currently send my three and a half year old and my eighteen-month-old. I have been sending both of my daughters to Little House since September of 2012. My younger one started when she was just three months. When I realized I would have to return to work while she was so young, I was nervous. However, as soon as I found Little House my fears subsided. The small and caring atmosphere was exactly what my baby needed. Little House is small and family run, so I knew Elizabeth and Tita would provide the love and attention that my little one required. They even accommodated me by providing a comfortable and quiet area where I could nurse the baby twice a day. I would run over from work during a free moment and nurse and then run back to work. I can confidently say I am lucky and thankful to have discovered this wonderful daycare.I have many favorite things about Little House. First, Elizabeth and Tita provide love, rules and structure and the children respond and appreciate it. My older daughter is constantly proud of her artwork, her writing, and her good behavior. Little House sends her home with something to be proud of every week. Second, Elizabeth is so cool and calm when my daughter misbehaves. On tough behavior days, Elizabeth usually hugs her, clearly states what she needs to improve upon, and tells her that tomorrow will be better. It always works. Third, Little House makes a serious commitment to bettering both minds and bodies. Tita’s breakfasts and lunches are wholesome and healthy. When weather permits, there is always a trip to the park for exercise. On rainy days, exercise comes in the form of dance parties. Elizabeth is truly a teacher at heart and makes an effort to grow the minds of her students. My daughters are learning the Spanish language, how to write their names, and how to read. Fourth, Little House maintains open and consistent communication. From daily email updates, to picture text messages, to monthly calendars and newsletters, I always know what my children are up to and how they spend their days. Lastly, it is obvious that Elizabeth truly believes in her product and takes pride in her work. She is always staying updated and open to new ideas and trying new things. She is constantly coming up with fun and creative activities. She maintains the perfect balance between providing comfortable routine and exciting, new adventures.I am so thankful to have discovered this daycare. Every morning my children are happy and excited to go to Little House. They love their friends and their teachers. I would recommend Little House to any parent.
They are the best! Elizabeth and her staff are so warm, welcoming and nurturing. They constantly create a positive, enriching environment and are so wonderful to work with. They are always accommodating and really make life easier for parents. My daughter loves spending her days at Little House. I’m so glad we found this gem!
Little House Daycare has been a truly great experience for our family and we could not be happier. Little house takes an individualized approach to each child’s learning and development in a loving, nurturing environment where they are treated like family. Mackenzie loves being at little house daycare and loves all of the activities which have helped her to develop socially and emotionally. I never have to be concerned when Mackenzie is there because Elizabeth and her mother care for her as if she were their own child. The connections and friendships we have formed there thus far will last long after Mackenzie moves on to school.
We are so happy to be a part of the Little House Daycare family! Our twin boys Alexander and Adam have been attending Little House Daycare for 3 years. They are learning, growing and making friends in such a fun environment. The teachers genuinely care and love working with the children. The teachers are as excited as we are to see our boys reach goals and developmental milestones. Elizabeth has provided us with a ton of parietal guidance throughout the years and has been instrumental in so many ways in our lives. Things like setting a schedule for our twin babies, getting rid of pacifiers or potty training were effortless for us thanks to the wonderful teachers at Little House Daycare. The daycare program is well organized and the projects are creating, engaging and fun. Alexander and Adam are always so proud and happy to show us their artwork or something they’ve learned in daycare. They’ve learned so much socially and educationally! Little House Day-care also provides homemade fresh and nutritious meals with lots of fruits and vegetables. Such healthy diet is so essential in child’s development and makes our lives as working parents that much easier. Elizabeth and Maria, we can’t thank you enough for being such wonderful and compassionate teachers! We love you so much!.
Love Little House! Their care is wonderful! My kids “graduated” a few years ago but still like to go back to visit. And I love seeing the kids take walks to the park – so cute!
Thank you, Elizabeth and Maria for such a great experience for my kids, my husband and me!
My experience at the daycare was amazing! I started going since I was 16 months old. I am now 12 years old and the daycare made me who I am today. At the daycare, I made friends and play games with them. My friends and I played with cars, animals, blocks, and with the toy foods. Some of the friends I had at the daycare, I’m still friends with today. With my friends, I learned social skills, learn to take turns and to be patient. The daycare had many activities, which I still do today. One of those activities were drawing. The food was amazing! I loved the lentil soup, rice with beans, and the split pea soup. People who work there are great with kids, they show love and appreciation to them.