"The enthusiasm of the staff every day provide a positive learning environment. The enthusiasm has resulted in our son being excited to get to school and race down the hall into class (and sometimes not want to leave at the end of the day when we arrive to pick him up because he is having so much fun). Anytime I drop off or pick up our child the entire class is engaged in learning and/or play with the teachers! The entire staff's energy and passion to teach and care for children is amazing.
The staff has an exceptional attention to detail for each and every child. When we had a second child coming to the teachers all took note of that and started discussing this in school and going on “field trips” to see the babies.
THANK YOU for all you do – you are truly a part of our family and have played a significant role in making my son the amazing child that he is."
"Where do I begin?! Tender Care is a wonderful family! There was never one day when my son said, "I don't want to go to school." Not one time in five years he was there. The teachers/staff treated him like their own child. He is more than prepared to enter kindergartenand was totally excited for the new experience. We are forever grateful to Tender Care!"
A Hamden Parent
"Tender Care is much more than a daycare for our family. It has been a community and a source of friendship and enjoyment for years. Our oldest son started at 4 months and will now be going to kindergarten and our youngest son is still enjoying the program, entering transitions (mid 2yearolds) this year. We've referred several friends to Tender Care and they've all been enthusiastic about it and stayed with it. One of our friends credits Mr. James and the preK room with turning around their son's behavior, as he had had serious behavioral difficulties in a prior childcare center and at Tender Care he thrived. One of the aspects of Tender Care we value is Lori and Candace's cheerfulness and orderliness in running the center. They know all the children, they're always willing to help, and we've always felt our children are safe and in great hands. The teachers, as well, have been fabulous, and there are too many to name personally and credit with having beneficial, and what we expect will be a positive lifelong impact, on our children. One last note: Some of our friends and family were initially skeptical about daycare as we were the first in our family to opt for it. Now that they've had a chance to visit Tender Care, do the pickups, meet the teachers and Directors, they're as enthusiastic as we are. They also credit Tender Care with contributing enormously to our children's happiness and wellbeing. We're very thankful to Tender Careand the whole stafffor providing us and our children with a wonderful experience and place to grow through their early childhood.”
“After having a horrible experience with another daycare my family found its way to a Tender Care. After meeting Lori and touring we knew that this was the perfect place for our son. I cannot say enough good things about Lori the manager at Tender Care Hamden. She was super responsive, supportive and caring of my son and our family. Every aspect of the school was amazing. If my family had not relocated from Hamden to Durham we would still be enrolled
The teachers are caring and loving with each child. I have always felt the teachers treated my son like one of their own. Also the amount of progress my son made since starting was amazing. He was quickly toilet trained and ended his time at Tender Care graduated the pre-k program significantly more advanced than other kids his age entering kindergarten.”
“Our daughter was enrolled at Tender Care from age 4 month until 3 years old. Tender Care provided the safe, loving, and educational experience we were seeking for our child! Each teacher (even ones who were not my child’s assigned teacher) took the time to really get to know and understand her personality. We felt like her teachers became a part of our family and we so sad to leave when we moved! Our daughter grew and flourished into a curious, happy little girl during her time at Tender Care. I would recommend their program to absolutely anyone!”