Wyoming’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Child Development Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Child Development Center is the number one child care provider in all of Wyoming for 2019!

If you’re looking for a child care provider you can trust in Casper, you need Child Development Center.

Child Development Center has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.83 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 92.33 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one child care provider in all of Wyoming!

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

“They are top-notch and have done a lot for my little boy. I am very very pleased with the outcomes that we have had with him from the school.” – Mandy D.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We wanted to know what makes Wyoming’s number one child care provider so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with Executive Director Alisha Rone.

The first question we had for Alisha was what makes Child Development Center unique compared to their competition in Wyoming. Here’s what he had to say:

“The Child Development Center puts kids first and listens to their families’ needs and tries to accommodate them by going above and beyond in everything we do to improve the child’s overall development. We offer specialized programs and quality outcomes that show how the CDC has impacted the children we serve.”

We also asked Alisha about Child Development Center’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Alisha told us:

“Our mission is to provide family-focused and developmentally appropriate services for children, ages zero to 21. We do that through therapies — physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, an accredited preschool and CDC+ — our outpatient clinic for kids with and without special needs.”

Building Success by Providing Great Service

When we asked Alisha what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at Child Development Center, she said:

“We serve 530 children and families who just love our program. I think that’s the big thing — just providing great service, and then, in turn, they leave a great review…”

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, Child Development Center has spread the word about their service by working with a local marketing firm, but most of their business comes from word of mouth:

“When you provide great service and have quality outcomes, that will drive more business and community people your way.”

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Child Development Center has. Here’s Alisha’s advice for them:

“The biggest thing is just to tell your story. People follow great stories, and we have stories that come out of our business every day. The more you can tell your story and market through different areas, the more response you’re going to have, both online and in bringing people through your doors.”


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

We highly recommend Child Development Center in Casper. Visit their website today!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Willowcreek Children’s Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Willowcreek Children’s Center is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Utah!

If you’re looking for the right child care provider for your little one in Sandy, look no further than Willowcreek Children’s Center.

Willowcreek Children’s Center has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 91.20 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five child care providers in all of Utah!

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

“My son has been attending Willowcreek for about six years. When it comes to a place that you can trust with your child(ren), I would recommend this center. The staff is bursting with creative projects to keep the kids busy. It’s not just a center where kids watch television; they are engaged in learning, even during the summer.” – Mone’t I.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

Celeste, the owner of Willowcreek Children’s Center, 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 Willowcreek Children’s Center apart from the many other child care providers in Utah. Celeste pointed to their 16 years of experience and the nurturing environment they offer, and said:

“We are all about the kids. We have small class sizes, which gives us more valuable personal, one-on-one time with children…”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Willowcreek Children’s Center and how they work to make the world a better place. Celeste us that they do what they do for the children. They aim to be models for the kids in their care and to help them become great citizens.

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

When we asked Celeste about Willowcreek Children’s Center’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she told us that the families of the children in their care leave the best reviews for them and that Willowcreek is a fun daycare.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Willowcreek Children’s Center has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Facebook and word of mouth. Most of their business comes from the children’s families telling others about them.

Clearly, Celeste 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:

“Just be honest, and be fair.”

Celeste ended our conversation with this touching shoutout:

“I couldn’t do it without Sherrie, my director, and our staff!”


Congratulations to the team at Willowcreek Children’s Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Celeste, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Willowcreek Children’s Center in Sandy. Visit their Facebook page today!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Discovery Tree Academy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Discovery Tree Academy is a second-time award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for an outstanding, local child care provider, look no further than this award-winning company!

Discovery Tree Academy 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 92.15 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three child care providers in Utah!

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

“Discovery Tree Academy has been so amazing! We searched and searched for a quality child care and preschool for our daughter, and Discovery Tree exceeded our expectations. The teachers and staff are wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable. My daughter had an excellent experience! She was loved and cared for, and she learned so many things. Thank you!!” – K.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Discovery Tree Academy is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner for the second year in a row!

More Than Your Average Childcare Facility

We were excited to catch up with Discovery Tree Academy and hear about how the last year has gone for them, so we sat down with owner, Tim Carter.

Tim started off by telling us a bit about their business and their team, as well as what makes them stand out compared to others in the industry. He shared:

“We have 12 employees; eight of them are caregivers; we have a chef and then an administrative staff. We have three unique things that make us different. First is the facility; we keep it clean, current, and fresh. Second is security; we offer state-of-the-art security, software, and communication to ensure our parents know what’s going on at the facility and with their child. Finally, third is our curriculum; we’ve spent years developing and putting it in place. It’s an all-day, every day program, which is rare in this industry.”

When it comes to their accomplishments over the last year, Tim was excited about what the recognition of Top Rated Local means for Discover Tree Academy. He said:

“Winning this award for a second year in a row as a Top Rated Local business means a lot to us. It validates the hard work we do to make sure that we have satisfied clients who are willing to leave positive reviews online.”

Making It As A Small Business

It takes a lot of courage and even more hard work to make it as a small business in today’s world. We asked Tim what has been the most rewarding part of being a small business, like Discovery Tree Academy. He shared:

“We saw a need to do ‘better’ in our industry. Not ‘best,’ because that implies that you’re done growing. As we looked at this industry, I wanted to provide a program and facility that I would have confidence in if I were a parent. We work towards ‘better’ every day to ensure we give parents that feeling of confidence.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Discovery Tree Academy has managed to. We asked if Tim could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Online reviews and a presence that is across the board, consistent, and positive has to be your number one priority. You need to be willing to do the work to get [reviews].”


Congratulations to Discovery Tree Academy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Tim for taking the time to speak with us!

Florida’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a family-owned and community-oriented child care provider, look no further than this award-winning company!

Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K 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 97.25 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one child care provider in Florida!

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

“Thank you to the wonderful, hard-working staff. My daughter, Avany, had an amazing time at your school and has learned so much. She loved all her teachers and will miss them tremendously. Thank you to Mrs. Nancy and her staff for the graduation; it was awesome! The kids and parents had a great time. Thanks for the memories.” – M.D.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K 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 Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Nancy.

We learned that Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K stands apart from its competitors because they were one of the first childcare providers established in the community. They are a family-owned business and maintain strong ties within the community.

Nancy told us that she employs about 35 staff members who passionately care for 240 children, ages two to five. She told us about her staff, saying:

“We want a personal connection with the family and the child. A lot of [our success] is due to the staff that I employ. This is their passion! Some have been with me for over 15 years. Their passion comes through with the daily interactions.”

When we asked Nancy about the Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K business mission, she told us:

“Our mission is to provide high-quality early childcare for the families in the community.”

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Nancy how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out.

“We don’t advertise. All of our clients are from word of mouth or from seeing reviews. It comes from the quality of the care that we offer.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K has spread the word about who they are and what they do by getting out and giving back to the community. Nancy said:

“We participate in a lot of community events. We are frequently seen out and about sponsoring events and booths, and I am very active in advocacy for early childhood education in the community.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K has managed to. We asked if Nancy could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Never lose the personal connection with people.”

Nancy ended our conversation with this shoutout to her staff and the families they serve:

“Thank you to my staff. You all are the heartbeat of our center, and thank you to the families that have been with us for so long!”


Congratulations to Gingerbread House Pre-School and Pre-K for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Nancy for taking the time to speak with us!

Vermont’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School is the number one child care provider in all of Vermont for 2019!

If you’re looking for a child care provider that can provide your child with an unparalleled developmental environment, look no further than Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School in Springfield.

Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 92.45 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one child care provider in all of Vermont!

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

“The staff at Suzy’s loves their jobs; you can tell when you walk through the doors. They take exceptional care of my daughter. From the first day I dropped her off, I felt like my daughter was in great hands. There is a lot of good communication and helpful advice! My daughter couldn’t be at a better place! Thank you, Suzy and all of the wonderful staff!” – Alexandra B.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We wanted to know what makes Vermont’s number one child care provider so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the Director, Heather Laplante.

The first question we had for Heather was what makes Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School unique compared to their competition in Vermont. Here’s what he had to say:

“We try to build relationships and make sure our environment is positive.”

We also asked Heather about Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Heather shared their mission statement with us:

“Suzy’s Little Peanuts strives to provide a safe, academically challenging social environment to develop positive self-esteem and responsibility in children for their future in school and the community.”

Heather went on to tell us about a few of the ways they give back:

“We try to do activities out in the community, including a Make It and Take It event with preschoolers at our local community center. We do food drives and have taken donations for our local humane society. We also just signed up for Trunk or Treat in the community.”

Building Success by Providing an Unbeatable Experience

When we asked Heather what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School, she said:

“People just leave us reviews on their own based on their experiences.”

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School has spread the word about their services through their website and by participating in community events and conferences, as well as by handing out business cards.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School has. Here’s Heather’s advice for them:

“Just have a positive relationship with people, and make it clear on what the expectations are within the business. Keep communication open, and be open-minded.”


Congratulations to the team at Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Heather, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Suzy’s Little Peanuts Day School in Springfield. Visit their website today!

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Kentucky!

If you’re looking for a child care provider that will care for your child as their own, look no further than The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville.

The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville has received dozens of reviews on two verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five child care providers in all of Kentucky!

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

“I started my third child at Children’s Academy back in July. My first two children had gone to a private sitter, but right before giving birth to my third child, I was informed that the sitter who had kept both of my children since they were babies was no longer going to be keeping children. I was very upset and didn’t know what I was going to do. I talked to many people about different sitters and daycares. I heard great things about The Children’s Academy, so I got my son enrolled. I have been very pleased with the care that my son receives there. I really feel like they care about the children who go there. They have made the transition from a private sitter to a daycare great!” – Lynda S.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

Tameka Redd, the Director of The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville, generously gave us a few minutes of his 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 The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville apart from the many other child care providers in Kentucky. Here’s Tameka’s response:

“We do a lot of different activities outside of school, including family nights, Grandparent’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We love to do hands-on activities as well.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Tameka had to say:

“We strive to please the families and ensure that every child is taken care of and is prepared for their future education.”

Building Success Through Communication

When we asked Tameka about The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“We are very good about posting online on Facebook. We are very involved in the community as well.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville has spread the word about who they are and what they do through online advertising and marketing.

Clearly, Tameka knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other child care providers out there:

“Have strong communication with the parents. If you don’t have that strong communication, then it’s not going to work.”

Tameka ended our conversation with a few very important shout-outs:

“Thank you to Jessica, the Curriculum Specialist, and Shea, the owner. Also, thank you to all of the wonderful parents for trusting us with their kids!”


Congratulations to the team at The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tameka, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Children’s Academy of Hopkinsville. Visit their Facebook page today!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Step by Step School for Early Learning

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Step by Step School for Early Learning is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Pennsylvania!

Help make your child’s transition into kindergarten a smooth one with the help of Step by Step School for Early Learning in State College.

Step by Step School for Early Learning has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 92.08 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five child care providers in all of Pennsylvania!

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

“It’s very obvious that the teachers and staff at Step by Step love their kids. They constantly go above and beyond, and we are lucky to have our son in their care. My son learns new things every day and gets excited to go to school every morning. I will never run out of wonderful things to say about Step by Step.” – Shravya M.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

We wanted to learn all about Step by Step School for Early Learning and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Rachel.

The first question we had for Rachel was what is it that sets Step by Step School for Early Learning apart from their competition in Pennsylvania. Here’s Rachel’s response:

“We have grown a lot recently, but we are still family operated and make sure that every child gets the attention they need by doing teacher training, ensuring there are never more than four babies with one teacher and having a few floater teachers to help out if a teacher calls out.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Step by Step School for Early Learning and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Rachel had to say:

“Our mission is to provide high-quality early learning experiences to all kids. Using fun-based curriculum activities, we try to meet the needs of all children of different abilities.”

Building Success by Connecting With Customers

Rachel attributes Step by Step School for Early Learning’s strong online reputation to their commitment to connecting with their customers on a regular basis and making sure that they have a good experience. They also have an active social media page, giving customers a great place to leave their feedback.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Step by Step School for Early Learning has gotten their name out there through radio ads, digital commercials, signage outside of the building and word of mouth.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Step by Step School for Early Learning has. Here’s Rachel’s expert advice for them:

“Have a very informative and current website, and use Facebook as much as possible; if you pay for the sponsored ads, it goes a long way. Have a good business plan that makes sense financially. Don’t be afraid to take some risks. Really be passionate about what you do. If you are passionate, then others will be passionate as well.:

Rachel ended our conversation with this sentiment:

“We would not be where we are today without our fantastic staff that has grown with us and put their trust in us. Thank you to our families for trusting us with their kids and partnering with us for early childhood education.”


Congratulations to the team at Step by Step School for Early Learning for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rachel, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Step by Step School for Early Learning in State College. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: The Peak Center of Excellence

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Peak Center of Excellence is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Colorado!

If you’re looking child care provider that will provide your child with the academic tools they need in a safe, caring environment, look no further than The Peak Center of Excellence in Ken Caryl.

The Peak Center of Excellence has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.83 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 94.25 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five child care providers in all of Colorado!

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

“The Peak is the second daycare center our daughter has gone to; we wish it would have been the first! I read the reviews of parents reporting how much their child had learned while at the Peak. It is true; our daughter has progressed so much in the short time she has attended. I love the atmosphere, the teachers and the curriculum. We have recommended the Peak to any parents in the area as a great place to take their children!” – Pam C.

A One-of-a-Kind Child Care Provider’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

The Peak Center of Excellence has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, LaRae.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes The Peak Center of Excellence unique compared to the many other child care providers in Colorado. LaRae told us that they have a 5:2 baby ratio; whereas, other places have a 10:2 ratio.

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at The Peak Center of Excellence, LaRae pointed to the fact that they do not pack their classes, that they have good teachers who stay with them long-term and that they spend more one-on-one time with the kids in their care.

LaRae went on to say:

“Our parents are really happy, so they leave good reviews on Yelp.”

Making the World a Better Place by Preparing Kids for Academic Success

We also wanted to know what their mission is at The Peak Center of Excellence and how they work to make the world a better place. LaRae shared with us that they make the world a better place by providing high-quality education services to prepare young children for academic success. She added:

“The mission is to get the kids to where they need to be.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Peak Center of Excellence has grown through word of mouth from happy parents, Facebook and their website.

It’s clear that LaRae 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:

“Provide good training for your staff. Keep the ratio low, so you can provide more one-on-one attention.”

LaRae ended our conversation by giving a shoutout to their wonderful staff and the other owner, Denise.


Congratulations to the team at The Peak Center of Excellence for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend The Peak Center of Excellence in Ken Caryl. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Infinite Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Infinite Care is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

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

Infinite Care has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one child care provider in New York!

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

“My child currently goes to Infinite Care, and she has grown there tremendously. She’s a smart girl on her own, and with the help and constant support she gets from her providers and teachers, she will be a pleasure to have at school when it’s time to enter kindergarten. We love it!!!” – S.Q.

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

Not Your Average Childcare Facility

We were excited to learn all about Infinite Care and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Demetris Fullard.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Infinite Care stand apart from its competitors. Demetris told us that they provide care for children ages six weeks to 12 years. She told us:

“We teach kids to love to learn and to learn through loving.”

We asked if Demetris could tell us about the Infinite Care business mission. She said:

“Our mission is to provide each child with ongoing love and care.”

Building Success By Loving What They Do

Infinite Care has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Demetris how they have managed to grow their business and get such incredible reviews. She told us that any reviews they get are simply based on how much they love kids!

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Infinite Care has spread the word about who they are and what they do solely through word of mouth, which says a lot about the impeccable service they offer.

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

“Allow your service to speak for itself.”


Congratulations to Infinite Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Demetris for taking the time to speak with us!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: New Wonders Learning Center, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care provider that will put your child’s needs first, look no further than this award-winning company!

New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.76 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 92.59 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three child care providers in New York!

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

“My daughter just started here a few days ago, and I absolutely love it! It’s been super tough for me to find care that I have trust and have confidence in. Being a first-time mom, I was super paranoid because I had no idea what to expect. A few people recommended this facility to me and I did my research and went on a tour and I knew this is where I wanted my daughter to go! She finally went, and she loved it! She had so much fun! The WatchMeGrow and Kangaroo Time apps made the transition so much easier for me and give me peace of mind. I love all the activities they do and all the staff is super friendly! It makes me feel at ease knowing that my daughter is in good care and is not just being “babysat”. Thanks for giving me that confidence and trust for my baby girl.” – A.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. 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 New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Valarie Peterson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. stand apart from its competitors. Valarie told us:

“We have a family atmosphere and are considered a home away from home. It is warm and loving and fun, and you can feel that energy right when you walk in the front door. They are a play-based learning center, which encourages kids to be kids and have fun, but still stick to the mission.”

Valarie told us that they refer to their employees as “NIRDS” which stands for, Nurturing, Integrity, Respect, Diversity, and Support

When we asked Valarie about the business mission at New Wonders Learning Center, Inc., she said:

“Our mission here at New Wonders Learning Center is to create and foster individuals who become honest and productive citizens who can contribute to the world with integrity respect and the ability to make the right choices.”

Valarie shared that they are just starting their fourth year in business and will soon be expanding and opening up a second location in Montgomery, New York!

Building Success Over The Years

New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Valarie how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. She told us that they use Facebook and their website to reach out to their community, and that outside of that, most of their traffic comes from word of mouth.

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

“Be open-minded and don’t be afraid of new experiences, they make you stronger. Think outside the bubble.”


Congratulations to New Wonders Learning Center, Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Valarie for taking the time to speak with us!