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Old 12-15-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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So it looks like I am going to be a dad in the next 6 months, and my wife and I know that waiting lists for day cares are killer these days. I was wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for ones in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs/Chamblee, or possibly even Roswell area. Additionally, if anyone knows of any resources for investigating day cares or getting reviews, I would be appreciative. Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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So it looks like I am going to be a dad in the next 6 months, and my wife and I know that waiting lists for day cares are killer these days. I was wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for ones in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs/Chamblee, or possibly even Roswell area. Additionally, if anyone knows of any resources for investigating day cares or getting reviews, I would be appreciative. Thanks for your help!
What do you consider good daycare, and what is your price range?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Spacelord,

I assume you're talking about full-time care and not a Mothers' Morning Out/church-type program. Correct me if I'm wrong.

I know the owner at Primrose School-Dunwoody (next to Dunwoody Methodist) and have heard good things. I also have friends who are pleased with Creme de la Creme (multiple locations), but I have heard grumblings at times as well. Check out Infants of Dunwoody (in Dunwoody Hall) and Dunwoody Prep as well. I have no idea how those compare money-wise. I like the Director at Dunwoody Prep, and think she has a good handle on child development.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Hmmm....well, by "good" I guess I mean the kid is being stimulated, some effort is made to have the child learn, and there is no human feces smeared on the walls! I honestly don't really know, since I am new to the whole parenting thing. I guess this would also include having people working there that are consistent and well-trained/certified or something, versus riff-raff just looking for a paycheck.

In terms of cost, I would be open to $175-225 per week. And yes, I'm definitely looking for full-time daycare, since my wife and I both work full-time.

CMMom - thanks for the suggestions, I will look into those.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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Congrats, Spacelord! Do you want full- or part-time? Considering I know exactly where you live from previous posts, I can try and give you specific choices. Dunwoody Prep has long waiting lists but everyone loves it so get your name on it if you need full-time care! The Jewish Community Center (Weinstein Center) is not only for Jewish children and has a great full- and part-time program. It's on Tilly Mill. You may also want to consider doing a Nanny Share (I know your neighborhood has a VERY active email board) and this is something we did when our children were born. It saves money and it the kids don't get sick as quickly! There are lots of ways to work a nanny share but if you find the right family it can really be wonderful.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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$175 to $225 is a bit low. I was unable to find full time care in that price range. Atleast you have 8 to 9 months which is a better to to find an opening than say december.


I listed a 2 sites below that I used when searching for childcare centers. Creme de le Creme generally has an excellent program for children under 2 or 3 years of age. There rooms are open and bright and the centers have amenities that are not found at other child care centers.

Good luck.

Use the link below to view child care site visit and monitoring reports

http://www.sitesearch.decal.state.ga.us/georgiadecal/sites/sitesearch.aspx?newsearch=y

NAEYC is an okay guide. They have excellent standards, but I have visited a few NAEYC centers that were less than acceptable.

National Association for the Education of Young Children


Georgia Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers - Daycare.com
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Did some calling around and looks like $300/week is about the norm for these higher-end places. Too be honest, I would pay the extra for the peace of mind and better teachers....willl need to schedule some tours. Thanks for you guys' help.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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Congrats, Spacelord! Do you want full- or part-time? Considering I know exactly where you live from previous posts, I can try and give you specific choices. Dunwoody Prep has long waiting lists but everyone loves it so get your name on it if you need full-time care! The Jewish Community Center (Weinstein Center) is not only for Jewish children and has a great full- and part-time program. It's on Tilly Mill. You may also want to consider doing a Nanny Share (I know your neighborhood has a VERY active email board) and this is something we did when our children were born. It saves money and it the kids don't get sick as quickly! There are lots of ways to work a nanny share but if you find the right family it can really be wonderful.
Hello,

My wife and I are looking for a nanny share website/forum. Could you please provide some details on the email board that you wrote about?
We live in the Cumming (South Forsyth) area but can do Dunwoody/Alpharetta.

TIA
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Hi kmanGA,

I live in Cumming (South Forsyth) and am looking for a nanny share as well. Please let me know if you are interested. I have a little girl (2) that I am looking to share a nanny with.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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If you want Creme de la Creme or Dunwoody Prep, get on the waiting list NOW. Don't wait at all. Also, it is further for you, but people like Suzuki in Buckhead.
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