Read & watch what our parents (and teachers!) are saying about the wonderful programs and staff at ABC Academy . . .
“I love being able to experience these memories with my child…”
We love how involved they encourage the families to be. I personally love being able to experience these memories with my child and watch him grow and learn. Also, we love how friendly the staff are and they always make us feel welcome in the room.
“Our family thanks you all for your commitment!”
ABC Academy started the GSRP program this year at Concord Elementary and as soon as we found out we were super excited! We have had children in our extended family go to ABC Academy Childcare Centers in Jackson, as well as family being employed by them. I have only heard good things. In just a couple short months of attending ABC Academy’s GSRP Program, we have seen nothing but improvements in her social skills and growth in the rest of her development. Our family really enjoys the communication with the staff. It’s comforting to know she’s in good hands, the pictures we receive daily are reassuring us we made the right choice to enroll her in the GSRP Program at Concord. Our family thanks you all for your commitment!
“He has done phenomenal and way better than we could have ever anticipated!”
I can’t say enough about Cody and the staff at ABC. We were very concerned about Hudson’s behaviors before beginning school and how he would do. He has done phenomenal and way better than we could have ever anticipated. The staff have worked with him to teach him emotions and conflict management in the social setting which was what he needed. We are so pleased!
“We love ABC Academy!”
We love ABC Academy! Mr. Cody is amazing with the kids and my daughter adores him. She is learning so much and the classroom setting is really helping with her social and emotional skills.
“She begs me to go to school now and even pretends to be Miss Andrea at home!”
I absolutely love ABC Academy! I am very impressed by the amount of change that Natalee has had already. Getting emails of her daily activities and pictures ease my mind and I know she’s in great hands. Last year we tried another program and unfortunately had to pull her out. She was nervous to begin preschool again because of the experience she had before, however she begs me to go to school now and even pretends to be Miss Andrea at home! Thank you, ABC Academy for a great year thus far!
“Whenever I have to pick her up early she doesn’t want to leave!”
ABC Academy has been a fantastic experience for our family. They have a great open door policy so I can pop in and play with my daughter as well as help with the other kids as often as I feel like it. They organize plenty of events for parents to come in and enjoy activities with their children. My favorite part of this whole process, is my daughter’s experiences with the group. Whenever I have to pick her up early she doesn’t want to leave! She has such a good time in her class with her friends and the teachers. My second favorite “perk” is their use of tadpoles. They keep us highly informed of our daughter’s activities throughout the day, they also include pictures of our child doing activities and how well she ate that day. I highly recommend ABC Academy to any parent for preschool. It has been a fantastic experience!
“ABC Academy has been a great addition to my son’s day. The preschool programs are wonderful. The teachers and staff know my son by name and what he likes. The staff make sure everyone and everything is working together to make the child’s experience one they will remember. Thanks!”
Victoria Andrews, mother of Blake, age 3 ½ years
“As a result of ongoing school budget cuts, the elementary school my children currently attend no longer buses outside school district lines,and therefore, no longer buses our children to ABC Academy. This is the school my children have attended since kindergarten, that I have been a member of the PTO, and through which my family has developed close relationships with faculty and friends. However, when forced with the difficult decision of either changing schools or changing daycare providers, my husband and I decided to change schools and to keep our children enrolled at ABC Academy.
It is most important to us that we provide our children with a stable daycare program with staff that my family has come to know and trust. A program that does not boast high turnover rates, but rather provides caring and competent staff who enjoy our children and that have remained dedicated to their positions for years. We have found this quality of care at ABC Academy. Beginning fall, our children will attend a new school, and while change can be difficult, my husband, children, and I look forward to making new friends, meeting new teachers, and participating in new curriculum all the while knowing that our children’s after school and summer care remains consistent and intact.”
Cara McSurely, mother of Ian 7 & Zachary 5
“ABC Academy offers outstanding care for children of all ages. Our family has been coming for 6 years and appreciate that a facility like this is available. All of the staff is great! Especially Miss Sheila who we have known since the beginning.”
Darbi Rowley, mother of Emmarae, age 6 & Laila, age 3
“The staff at ABC Academy is fantastic. ABC has been a wonderful experience for RJ. He’s excited to go and enjoys all of the activities and learning. He’s created some great friendships and relationships that will help him as he begins school in the fall.”
Sue Risner, mother of RJ , age 5
“Emma has grown so much since she has been at ABC Academy. She has come a long way. I am very thankful for the program here and am going to be sad when summer is over.”
Jessica Curtis, mother of Emma, age 5
“I really appreciate the one on one attention my son receives from his teachers. I know that they care about his development and he loves his teachers.”
Amber Zeigler, mother of Donovan , age 3 & Aubree, age 8 months
“Before coming to ABC Academy Gavin was very shy and not very outgoing. After just a few weeks at ABC he is a different child, very outgoing and sociable. He has a much easier time making friends and “adjusting” to stranger situations.”
Mary Owens, mother of Gavin, age 4 1/2
“ABC Academy has been a great place for my son. He started at 7 weeks old and the teachers and staff are great with the kids. There is lots of learning and dancing and Zach’s made a lot of great friends. He has learned so much at a young age and I love that he is singing his ABC’s, counting to 10, recognizing shapes, animals and colors at 18 months old. Zach knows all of the staff my name and interacts with everyone. A great child development center. I wouldn’t trust anyone with my child but ABC! ABC is Zach’s home away from while while mommy and daddy are working!”
Cricket Diver, mother of Zachery Diver (18 months)
“Thanks go out to ABC Academy for enriching our children’s lives. Between the youth group for our daughter, the preschool for our son and the nurturing environment at ABC, we know we have made the right choice for our family”
Thank You! Dan & Dawn Dixon, parents of DeAnna (age 6) & Dawson (age 3)
“I can’t express enough how thankful I am for ABC Academy & their staff. There is a superior level of professionalism but at the same time caring and warmth. All staff members have been supportive of my son’s transition to the center even during the rough times. Cooper really enjoys the center, his teachers & his friends. I enjoy the staff, engaging educational activities and most of all the sense of relief I have each day while I’m working. I look forward to having my son at ABC well into his school age years.”
Kristin Flick, mother of Cooper (age 3)
“I am a very cautious person when it comes to leaving my child in the care of someone else, so cautious it never happens! But I had to go back to school and needed child care for Madison. ABC Academy has made me very comfortable leaving her. I know I don’t have to worry about her when she is in your care. She LOVES going to daycare too. She gets her coat in the mornings and brings it to me and says “Bye, bye” and when she enters the building she says “hi” to all the classrooms. I am so happy she loves it at ABC and I love that you help educate her too. Thank you so much for the excellent care! And for making it easy for me to leave her in daycare.”
Rachell Grinnell & Shawn Carr, parents of Madison (age 1)
“Both my sons, Hunter and Nolan, have attended daycare/preschool at ABC Academy. Not only does the staff provide an educational environment, they provide a safe and caring environment too. When we moved out of the area we tried several other preschools, none can hold a candle to ABC! We appreciate all that you do!”
Valerie Harris-Callahan, mother of Nolan (age 3 1/2 years)
“We are so grateful to have ABC Academy as our Day Care provider. The staff are caring, compassionate and totally invested in the growth and development of our boys. We appreciate the partnership of the teachers helping our boys meet milestones and grow their personalities.
I would love to spend all day at home with my kids, but that is not the lifestyle we have chosen, so if I have to leave my kids in hands of others I am glad to have teachers like the staff at ABC Academy. It makes leaving them in the care of someone else so much easier when they are excited to be with their ABC family. Zachary asks each morning “Am I going to “school” today?” When the answer is “no, not today”, he is disappointed and asks how many bedtimes until be gets to go to school again. Thank you for the support and passion you have for our children.”
Most Sincerely, Tom & Melissa Jaakkola, parents of Zachary (age 4 years) & Wyatt (1 1/2 years)
“At 14 months old my child went from in-home, one on one daycare provider, close family friend to the community of ABC Academy. We were anxious, worried and anticipated a difficult transition. But our worries were soon whisked away when we continued to receive such amazing care and attention. Not just our daughter, but we, the parents as well. The open door policy for communication, via phone, email or in person visits are welcomed.
ABC Academy is an extension of our family. Every teacher greets each student by name, even when they are not a student in their room. Hugs are provided daily, not just to sooth the pain of a boo-boo but just because true care, compassion and kindness flow from each member of the team. The students feel valued and the parents are encouraged to be involved and it is reinforced that our opinion are valued as well.
Thank you ABC Academy for making it a comfort for working parents who must trust their children to your team five days a week. It makes it so much easier to go into work knowing that your child is happy and receiving specialized care and attention. We look forward to many more years together.”
Shaun & Tracy Brewer, parents of Anna (age 3)
“ABC Academy is a child care center of highest quality. As a certified teacher and someone who has worked with children for over 20 years, I can say I would not have my children go anywhere else. My girls have special needs and there they get the kindness and attention they have received nowhere else. Thank You!”
Kelly Robles, mother of Soline (age 10) & Molly (age 11)
“Our experience at ABC has been excellent. We are very appreciative to the detail and precise notes and care that we receive on a daily basis. It makes a difference being away from my son all day! Thank you for caring for him!”
Kristine Gough, mother of Parker (age 2)
“After attending my first ABC Academy Parent Committee meeting, I left filled with so much excitement I stayed up later than normal telling my husband about all of the awesome community activities and family events discussed at the meeting. I really enjoyed sharing with the group of parents and hearing all of the stories. The honest sharing by the director and the excitement of the important projects made me feel like I’m part of a wonderful community at ABC.”
Monica Day, mother of Jaxon
“As an educator and a mother, I cannot imaging choosing a better place for my daughter to start her education. I always felt confident and worry-free leaving my child in ABC’s hands. ABC Academy has provided my daughter with a tremendous amount of social, intellectual and personal growth. I feel grateful to the staff at ABC for providing my daughter with these valuable tools. Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am, to everyone at ABC Academy.
I asked Allison, “If you were going to tell someone about ABC, what would you say?” She said, “I would tell them that their school is ABC Academy and they would learn lots of stuff because the teachers are really smart.” Thank you sooooo much for everything that you have done.”
Abbie Armstrong, Language Arts Consultant, Jackson Area Career Center, mother of Allsion (age 4)
“Ever since our daughter Joclyn joined the 3 year old class all we as parents ever hear about is how excited Joclyn is to return to ABC to see her teacher. One has to take a moment to know our daughter before understanding how amazing it is to see this excitement in Joclyn. For starters, we have been attending ABC for at least a year and while Joclyn has always been happy to go, she has been jumping up and down with excitement ever since entering Miss Jess’ room. Our little girl does not take well to change or to new people. The staff at ABC has always been wonderful when it comes to transitioning Joclyn to a new classroom, taking the time to introduce her to her new friends and teacher before she begins attending her new room full time. It only took a day for Joclyn to warm up to Miss Jess and as a parent of a timid little girl; I know that this speaks volumes about the care, warmth, and patience that Miss Jess has for her students. It is classroom teachers like these that allow a parent to head off to work each morning with a heart overflowing with joy rather than heartache. ABC Academy takes the time to hire caring, compassionate teachers like Miss Jess and as a parent we are so thankful!”
Betsy Howell, mother of Joclyn (age 3)
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to ABC Academy and their staff for their hard work and dedication in child care. My son Tyler whom is six years old has been enrolled since he was 11 months old. They guided him into taking his first steps, eating by himself, speaking, potty training, cutting, coloring, preschool and kindergarten classes. He has grown so much within the past year with the interaction from the other children and the many new experiences from kindergarten and summer break. Thank you to the teachers that work with him and encourage him to try new things, such as the polar bear slide at Nixon and the overnight camp out. This has been such a wonderful experience for him and he has learned so much. The memories for Tyler and our family will last forever. Any parent should feel comfortable to entrust the staff with their children, you can truly tell that they love them just as much as we do!”
Wendy Tyslenko, mother of Tyler (age 6)
“Our daughter, Caitlyn, is currently enrolled at the Lansing Ave ABC Academy. I would like to offer my compliments to your preschool and all the great things that you bring into my daughter’s life. Not only no you provide a safe environment for my child to play and enjoy the company of her friends, but ABC Academy also teachers her many things that will prepare her for the school years quickly approaching in the future. She is above her developmental level in speech and motor skills, and we contribute ABC Academy as playing a big role in her being as the level that she is at. Thank you for all of the hard work and dedication you provide to my child and all the children that attend your center.”
Thank You, Chris & Andre McCabe, parents of Caitlyn (age 3)
“ABC Academy has been a great place for my son. They have worked with our family’s schedule, ensuring our needs are met. I am happy that my child is at ABC Academy.”
Victoria & Zachary Andrews, parents of Blake (age 3)
“ABC Academy … a great place for your child
to grow, learn and succeed!”
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