Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Peppertree Children’s Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Peppertree Children’s Center is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a reputable child care provider that will lovingly provide care for your little one, look no further than this award-winning company!

Peppertree Children’s Center has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.56 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five child care providers in Maryland!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Peppertree has cared for both of my children from infancy through preschool. They have a wonderful program and curriculum with excellent and caring staff and administrators. I could not have asked for a better place for my children!” – R.W.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Peppertree Children’s Center is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We were excited to learn all about Peppertree Children’s Center and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Executive Director, Debbie Brol.

Peppertree Children’s Center was founded in 1982 They are a non-profit child care provider that has been loyally serving Germantown, Maryland, for nearly 40 years! They are NAEYC certified and a Maryland EXCEL level 5 childcare provider. They are incredibly family-oriented, and Debbie said that they form a bond with their families and grow quite attached to the children they care for.

Debbie also told us all about their business mission:

“Our mission is to provide the best possible care and education for children, ages six weeks to 12 years of age, in a healthy, multicultural environment that encourages all children to explore and grow socially, emotionally, academically, and physically. We also recognize that the welfare of the family unit is integral to the well-being of the child and strive to work with all families to ensure a successful early-childhood experience.”

Building Success by Providing Loving Care

Peppertree Children’s Center has earned a phenomenal reputation, which Debbie says is thanks to word of mouth and referrals from the happy families they provide care for.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Peppertree Children’s Center has managed to. We asked if Debbie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“I would say they need to remember how important the families are. Respect all families, regardless of their income… We have learned how to respect our families, and we try to understand where they are coming from and do not judge them.”


Congratulations to Peppertree Children’s Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Debbie for taking the time to speak with us!

Ohio’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Northminster Cooperative Preschool

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Northminster Cooperative Preschool is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Ohio!

When it comes to child care in Cuyahoga Falls, there’s no better child care provider to turn to than Northminster Cooperative Preschool.

Northminster Cooperative Preschool has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 92.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 child care providers in all of Ohio!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I truly cannot say enough good things about this school! We are so happy we made the choice to send our kids here. Our son has grown and learned so much! They have a wonderful balance of learning through play and real preparation for school work that I value. Our son is so happy here! They really work to help each child come into their own at that child’s own pace. All the teachers and staff are always helpful, friendly and caring. We also love and appreciate the extracurricular activities, like Spanish class. We are so thankful for Northminster Preschool!” – Bethany R.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

Teresa Lance, the Director of Northminster Cooperative Preschool, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Northminster Cooperative Preschool apart from the many other child care providers in Ohio. Teresa pointed to their longevity in their community and to their staff, which includes a Speech Therapist, an Art Teacher and a Librarian. They offer individualized programs, including a lunch program, and have a strong, family cooperative relationship. Parents of students at Northminster Cooperative Preschool choose six days in the year to sit in on a class, which gives them a chance to see their child in the preschool environment.

Teresa went on to tell us that she took over as Director of Northminster Cooperative Preschool in 1992. She brought her son to the preschool, and she liked it so much that she first became a teacher and then took over the business when the previous Director retired.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Northminster Cooperative Preschool and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Teresa had to say:

“The goal of Northminster Preschool is to provide a nurturing environment for your child to develop socially, as well as to academically prepare them for elementary school.”

Building Success With a Wonderful Staff

When we asked Teresa about Northminster Cooperative Preschool’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“We have a wonderful staff, and we have been here for a very long time. We have developed a very good reputation in the community. I think that is what brings people back. We do not solicit reviews; parents just leave reviews based on their experience.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Northminster Cooperative Preschool has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, which is a testament to the next-level child care they provide.

Clearly, Teresa knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Take that extra step, and do a little more than what is expected of you.”


Congratulations to the team at Northminster Cooperative Preschool for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Teresa, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Northminster Cooperative Preschool in Cuyahoga Falls. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Little Lights Child Development Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Little Lights Child Development Center is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care center that will compassionately look after your little one, look no further than this award-winning company!

Little Lights Child Development Center has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.21 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 child care providers in Maryland!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I am a nurse and had to return to work at nine weeks postpartum. Therefore, I was very emotional (to say the least) with leaving my nine-week-old baby boy all day in daycare. I must say it is a WONDERFUL place for children. My little one has learned so much and is always happy and smiling when I drop him off or pick him up. The staff is friendly and have always met our needs. We are happy to be a part of the Little Lights Family. My husband and I work long days and it makes us happy to know that our son is in safe, reliable, and caring hands.” – T.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Little Lights Child Development Center is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Center

We were excited to learn all about Little Lights Child Development Center and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Program Director, Rachael Pyles.

At Little Lights Child Development Center, people come first, and that includes the children, their families, and the staff. They make it a point to be sure that everyone feels supported and cared for. Rachael continued by telling us a bit about their company’s mission:

“We’re a non-profit organization, so our goal, our mission, has always been to serve families in the community and to make sure that their children are part of a program where they’re treated like family.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

Little Lights Child Development Center has established an incredible reputation, and Rachael says that a lot of their success has been thanks to word of mouth. She said:

“We do not have to advertise. We don’t have to do anything like that. Our reputation speaks for itself. Parents talk to one another and that’s where most of our new clients have come from.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Little Lights Child Development Center has managed to. We asked if Rachael could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“I would suggest that they understand the community they are serving. Put the families and the children first. Make your staff feel like they’re a part of more than just coming to work, that they are a part of a team. It reflects in the way the parents see you…”


Congratulations to Little Lights Child Development Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Rachael for taking the time to speak with us!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Little Hearts Child Care Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Little Hearts Child Care Center is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Nevada!

If you’re looking for exceptional child care in a safe, nurturing environment in Las Vegas, look no further than Little Hearts Child Care Center.

Little Hearts Child Care Center has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.76 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 93.57 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 child care providers in all of Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I tell everybody that I love my daughter’s daycare! And today, I got off work early and was planning to pick my daughter up early as well. But when she saw me, she said, ‘It’s a daycare day mom. You need to go home. You can come back and get me at 5:00.’ What a blessing in my life that my child is safe and happy while mommy works!!! Thank you, Little Hearts!” – Anna R.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We wanted to learn all about Little Hearts Child Care Center and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner/Director, Louiza Nacer.

The first question we had for Louiza was what is it that sets Little Hearts Child Care Center apart from their competition in Nevada. Louiza told us that she pays special attention to new kids at her daycare, which helps them to trust her and her staff more and helps them get more comfortable with being in daycare. The doors at Little Hearts Child Care Center are open to everyone, and they welcome in parents are any time. Louiza herself is also an active part of Little Hearts Child Care Center, and she does everything from changing diapers and vacuuming to playing and dancing with the kids.

Another thing that sets Little Hearts Child Care Center apart is how Louiza treats her employees, many of which have been there for a long time. She works hard so that it doesn’t feel like work to them and becomes a part of their lives.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Little Hearts Child Care Center. Louiza told us that her dream is to open a private daycare with a charter school right next to it so that she could take care of her kids all the way through 12th grade.

Building Success Through Hard Work

Louiza attributes Little Hearts Child Care Center’s strong online reputation to her commitment to working hard for her clients. She told us that she doesn’t ask clients to write reviews, but that those reviews reflect the hard work she puts in day in and day out.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Little Hearts Child Care Center has gotten their name out there through Google and Yelp.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Little Hearts Child Care Center has. Here’s Louiza’s expert advice for them:

“If people see that you’re a hard worker, you don’t have to ask them to write reviews, because they’ll appreciate you.”


Congratulations to the team at Little Hearts Child Care Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Louiza, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Little Hearts Child Care Center in Las Vegas. Visit their website today!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Five Star Sitters

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Five Star Sitters is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a reputable and loving child care provider, look no further than this award-winning company!

Five Star Sitters has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three child care providers in Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We have been using Five Star Sitters for over four years. They have ALWAYS done a GREAT job! Every single sitter we have used has been amazing and most have become like family. [We] highly recommended [them]!” – B.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Five Star Sitters is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We were excited to learn all about Five Star Sitters and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Co-Owner, Danica Speer.

Five Star Sitters will have been open for six years in August. At Five Star, they focus on the client and taking the stress off their plate. They try to always feel like a mom and pop shop regardless of how large they grow. They always thoroughly vet their team and give lots of options for parents to choose from.

Danica told us a bit about their business’ mission:

“[Our mission is to] try to provide high quality and affordable care. Parents are given the ability to take care of themselves so they can be the best they can be for their children.”

Building Success By Offering Consistency

Five Star Sitters has earned an incredible reputation over the years, so we asked Danica about how they have marketed and grown their company. We learned that they have utilized Google AdWords and social media, but that word of mouth is to thank for most of their new business.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Five Star Sitters has managed to. We asked if Danica could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Identify your core values and stay true to them. It helps to create a foundation that helps guide your road map. Find a mentor that can help you work through the hurdles. Focus on the overall mission and focus on yourself. Be consistent with your clients and the service that you offer.”

We have good news if you’re thinking of trying out Five Star Sitters for the first time — the first hour at their downtown Summerlin location is free!


Congratulations to Five Star Sitters for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Danica for taking the time to speak with us!

Nevada’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Almost Home Day Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Almost Home Day Care is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care provider that is focused on nurturing and educating children, look no further than this award-winning company!

Almost Home Day Care has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.17 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and the number one child care provider in Nevada!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I feel very fortunate to have such a great place to take my daughter to. Not only does she love it, but I always feel happy and secure about leaving her with Jilladay and all the girls. I’m very lucky to have somewhere with such sweet ladies who are happy to work with my crazy work schedule.” – N.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Almost Home Day Care is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We were excited to learn all about Almost Home Day Care and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Owner and Director, Jilladay Carll.

Almost Home Day Care is a family-owned and -operated business that has been around for 22 years! They are incredibly hands-on and have a very small child to caretaker ratio. They want to act as a home away from home for all of the children in their care. In fact, Jilladay told us that many of the kids who have ‘grown out’ of them have ended up sending their own children to Almost Home! She said:

“We are raising the future and we take that very seriously.”

Jilladay is passionate about what she does, and she shared a bit about her business’ mission:

“[Our mission is] to positively impact every child and family that crosses our threshold, to create a warm, accepting atmosphere which allows children to explore their feelings and compassion for others, to instill in all our children the desire and motivation to learn, to teach honesty and integrity above all else in our order of beliefs, and to work together and communicate with our families, friends, and guardians to raise children with feelings of self worth and awareness.”

Building Success Through Hard Work

Almost Home Day Care has such an incredible reputation that they even have an 18-month long waitlist. We were shocked to learn that despite all of their success, they have done absolutely no advertising!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Almost Home Day Care has managed to. We asked if Jilladay could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“It’s hard work!… Get a great team to help drive your success.”


Congratulations to Almost Home Day Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jilladay for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Provider Award Winner: Zoia’s Childcare

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Zoia’s Childcare is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care provider that will provide a safe and nurturing space for your little one, look no further than this award-winning company!

Zoia’s Childcare has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five child care providers in Maryland!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My son has been at Zoia’s for about a year and a half, and he has grown so much in that time! He is two years old and knows many nursery rhymes, can do some counting, and most importantly, he is kind to others. Zoia and her family have taught him wonderful social skills that allow him to interact positively with other kids. She provides both structure and playtime for her students to grow. It has been a wonderful experience for us as a family!” – L.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Zoia’s Childcare is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Center

We were excited to learn all about Zoia’s Childcare and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Zoia.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Zoia’s Childcare stand apart from their competitors. Zoia said that their goal is for all of the kids to feel comfortable and happy, so they offer them all love and care. They group the kids so they will have a better experience, learn more, and be comfortable. They offer great hours and many different activities.

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Zoia’s Childcare has managed to. Zoia attributes their reputation and growth entirely to word of mouth and referrals.


Congratulations to Zoia’s Childcare for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Zoia for taking the time to speak with us!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Mother’s Day Out

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mother’s Day Out is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care provider that will provide a safe and nurturing environment to your little one, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mother’s Day Out has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.42 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 child care providers in Wisconsin!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“All three of my children are attending or have attended MDO. It is a wonderful program! The teacher-to-student ratio is small, which allows for lots of learning. My oldest just completed kindergarten this past school year, and he was WELL prepared for school. I attribute a lot of this to the great 4-K program at Mother’s Day Out.” – C.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mother’s Day Out is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Center

We were excited to learn all about Mother’s Day Out and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Director, Michelle Halstead.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mother’s Day Out stand apart from their competitors. Their hands-on educators make it fun for the kids to be in their care. She shared:

“Our goal is to enrich the lives of families within a Christian environment so that they know that their children are safe, nurtured, and challenged appropriately, while gently receiving the individualized support needed to move them towards success and contentment in the future.”

Building Success Through Consistent Care

Mother’s Day Out has managed to gain an impressive reputation. Michelle said that since they are attached to Faith Bridge Church, that’s where their primary enrollment comes from. After the church families have enrolled, they open registration to the public. Michelle said that all of their growth and recognition is thanks to word of mouth. They are excited to be expanding their program in the fall to offer care to infants!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Mother’s Day Out has managed to. We asked if Michelle could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Offer good quality care; be consistent, and be welcoming to everyone, regardless of race or needs.”


Congratulations to Mother’s Day Out for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Michelle for taking the time to speak with us!

Georgia’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a clean and comfortable child care provider that will provide love and support to your little ones, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.47 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 child care providers in Georgia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My little one spent two and a half years at Mommy Angels and loved it. The teachers are extremely polite and welcoming. My toddler is now in Pre-K and is at the head of her class learning-wise because of how well Mrs. Bolling and her staff prepared her. It was honestly a sad day when saying our goodbyes to the staff at Mommy Angels. We actually pop in from time to time to say ‘hi’ and are always greeted with the same smiles and enthusiasm. Thank you, Mommy Angels!” – D.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We were excited to learn all about Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Lenetta Henderson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC stand apart from their competitors. This is a family-owned business that truly loves the kids they take care of. Lenetta told us that her deepest wish would be to create a safe haven for all babies. In addition to their endless passion, they have also earned a three-star rating from Quality Rated Child Care, which is the highest possible rating.

We asked Lenetta if she could tell us about the business mission at Mommy Angels. She told us:

“[Our mission is to be a] home away from home; we want the babies to love the daycare.”

Building Success Through Passion

Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC has grown from two to over 50 employees! We asked Lenetta how she has marketed and grown her business, and she said that it is all thanks to word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC has managed to. We asked if Lenetta could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be prepared to lose everything you have to get what you want! You just can’t give up.”


Congratulations to Mommy Angels Daycare, LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Lenetta for taking the time to speak with us!

Georgia’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Destiny Starr Academy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Destiny Starr Academy is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care provider that will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your little ones, look no further than this award-winning company!

Destiny Starr Academy has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.29 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 child care providers in Georgia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I LOVE this school! My daughter enjoys every day with the wonderful teachers and friends! It is always clean and well put together! The teachers are wonderful with the kids! All around, this is a wonderful place! I sure will miss everyone when my daughter moves to kindergarten next year.” – A.L.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Destiny Starr Academy is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We were excited to learn all about Destiny Starr Academy and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner and director, Dr. Alnita Harrison.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Destiny Starr Academy stand apart from their competitors. Dr. Alnita Harrison told us that they offer a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee, and that if a client is not happy, their money will be refunded. She said that they work hard to meet their business’ mission of providing quality care to children. They even offer a grant that offers free childcare to qualifying families.

Building Success By Building Relationships

Destiny Starr Academy has been in business for 11 years and has managed to gain an impressive reputation in that time, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have marketed and grown their business. Dr. Alnita Harrison told us that they have done some advertising through Google, and that they have utilized social media to keep in touch with their community. She also let us know the value of reviews, and said:

“When parents say something positive, I ask them to go online and write a review.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Destiny Starr Academy has managed to. We asked if Dr. Alnita Harrison could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Build a relationship with the customer.”


Congratulations to Destiny Starr Academy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dr. Alnita Harrison for taking the time to speak with us!