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"My daughter, Cecilia, attended Hand In Hand for all of her "pre-K" years. We have had such a positive experience! The focus on learning and kindergarten readiness has been so impressive. She knows all of her letters and numbers, has great writing skills and learned all of the things children are expected to know when they enter school. Every day she is so excited to show off her work and papers. Cecilia has also learned social and play skills, how to participate as part of a group, an to follow instructions which are critical to being successful in school. When we went to kindergarten round-up, she successfully completed all of the tasks they asked her to do. Thank you to all of the staff at Hand In Hand - the transition to kindergarten is going to be such a positive experience for us because of you!"

Shelia -

"Hand in Hand is more than just a daycare to us. Day in and day out the staff love and take care of our daughter like she is family. The staff is caring, nurturing and supportive. We have loved our experience at Hand In Hand and more importantly our daughter LOVES going each day!"

Kevin and Angela -

"Both of our children have been attending Hand In Hand since they were each 12 weeks old. We could not have chosen a better place for them to spend the day. It is so nice to get ready in the morning and they both look forward to going to "school"! We are very happy to know that each day we go to work our children go to place where they are loved. Thank you!"

Bryan & Erika -

"I often think how fortunate I am to have found such a wonderful place like Hand in Hand Children's Center to take my girls! Nothing is more comforting for a working parent then to know your children are being well cared for by people who you can depend on and trust. The staff at Hand in Hand are teachers, nurses, counselors and much much more! They truly guide, teach and love my girls and it is great to know they are receiving this kind of attention day in and day out when I cannot be with them! Thank you Hand in Hand for always providing a safe, secure and loving place for my girls!"

Jennifer -

"Hand In Hand is great! I was a stay-at-home-mom and recently rejoined the workforce and they made the transition easier for us. They have a caring staff, which made me feel comfortable leaving my child there. They are like a family at Hand In Hand, all the staff know my child by name."

Annie -

"We are grateful for Hand in Hand! We chose this day care for our twins after hearing and seeing how happy our niece was attending this school. The staff have taken the time to help us with our new infants, even before they were born. They definitely treat us like family and genuinely care about our girls. We feel confident that they are happy, safe and learning every day! Thank you for being there for us, we appreciate everyone at Hand in Hand."

Lorri -

"LOVE LOVE LOVE this daycare. My son went to another daycare in the area and it was awful for him. I researched many daycares and finally found this one. They are caring and everyone knows my child. They work with the parents, so you always know what is going on. My son loves it! They have 2 different areas of playground equipment, based on the age of your child, and a swimming pool. The teachers are knowledgeable and always willing to take the time for children and parents."

Megan - Independence, MO

"Both of my girls have been going to Hand in Hand for quite awhile. They both really love it! They like all of their teachers. The entire staff knows not only your child's name but the parent's names as well - it is a great family atmosphere! I love the home cooked meals and how much my girls have learned since going here. The staff truly cares about your child. They take the time to make sure the kids are having a great time with fun learning projects & activities. While I'm at work it is so great to know that my kids are in a such safe & friendly environment."

Lisa - Independence, MO

"I can not say enough about Hand in Hand. When I decided to go back into the work force after staying home for 3 years, they helped my son grow and feel right at home. All the staff here is excellent and I would not trust my son's care to anyone else. They also have a great Pre-K program that helped my child move on to Kindergarten without a hitch. "

Melissa - Independence

"Our son, Seth, was there for a brief time a couple of years ago, but it was also a very critical time for our family. The Director and the rest of the staff were extremely attentive to our needs and always made sure we knew exactly what Seth was doing and learning. Whenever there was a concern the staff had (i.e. Difficulties with his fine motor skills), the staff never just said he was having a difficulty, then left it at that. They are very knowledgeable and educated and not only addressed the difficulty, but also educated us about the situation we had a better understanding of it, then provided a plethora of ideas, tasks, exercises, etc. that we could use to help Seth along. Their knowledge, education, and multi-faceted approach to addressing difficulties and doing everything they could possibly do to ensure Seth was getting the best from them, made a world of difference with us and Seth came out on top! When Seth began Kindergarten, some of those issues looked like they were trying to make a return, but we used the same methods that we were educated about by the staff, and it wasn't long before things were once again back on track for him! I can go on and on about how great the Director, the Staff, and the facility are, but I'm sure I've made my point! If you need care and education for your child(ren), with people you can actually trust with that responsibility, where there is far more laughter and joy than there is tears and tantrums, and the kids are actually excited to go and secure and happy to be there, then you should most definitely choose Hand In Hand! Even though our time there was short, it made a HUGE difference and now I recommend Hand In Hand to everyone considering, or actively searching for child care! "

Charlotte - Independence, MO