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In business since: 2007
Total Employees: 2-10

LICENSING INFORMATION

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Hours

Monday :
8:15AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday :
8:15AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday :
8:15AM - 5:30PM
Thursday :
8:15AM - 5:30PM
Friday :
8:15AM - 5:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Additional Details
Emergency backup care
Summer care / camp
Special needs care

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $ 75 per day 0
Toddler $ 75 per day 3
*availability last updated on 03/10/2015
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 11)
Elise C
12/21/2017
Lucia is absolutely amazing with all the children she works with. She is knowledgable, thoughtful and kind! My daughter absolutely loves going and she has grown and changed for the better over the year she has been at Practical Life Guardians.
Molly M
08/22/2016
My son started at PLG at 2.5 months and now my daughter is starting at 3.5 months. We absolutely love Lucia. She is passionate about meeting each child's needs and is committed to guiding each child towards independence. Communication has always been very clear and her ideas/suggestions are always helpful.
Sarah L
02/09/2016
Our daughter started at PLG when she was just 3 months old. We felt immediately comfortable with the environment, the experienced staff, and the care she would receive here. Our daughter is now approaching 2 years old and we consider PLG family. They have done an amazing job in helping our daughter to develop into an independent, well-behaved, creative, and loving child. I hear other parents struggling with sleeping, eating, or behavior issues and I'm thankful every day for the structure, guidance, and LOVE that PLG has provided for our daughter!
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thank Sarah you guys are the best!
07/05/2016
Jami P
09/04/2013
I am so happy to give Lucia of Practical LIfe Guardian Inc a raving positive review. Lucia is caring for our 9 mos old. I couldn't feel more confident and comfortable leaving my baby with anyone else. Lucia is so loving. I'm so happy that our son spends his days learning and connecting with her. She is such an asset to his life. PLG is also an incredibly organized, clean and professional environment. I think it's something important to mention. Lucia makes everything clear as far as baby's sleep schedule, how he's feeling, pooping, eating. :) so when things get crazy and busy her help and communication really keep life in sync between PLG and home. I feel like Lucia is part of our family. I can't recommend her enough.
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
So sweet Jami, Thank you and Daniele for letting me be a part of your sweet Babe's life! Thanks for the review Jami!
07/05/2016
Amy
08/21/2013
I have known Lucia for 12 years. I met her while working at a Montessori school and we have remained friends since. I have witnessed her help raise many children, and have always been moved by her deep love and compassion for each child. She nurtures each child's individuality, and provides a variety of activities including art, music and gardening activities, that allow the children to express themselves with confidence and creativity. I highly recommend Lucia's Practical Life Guardian Inc., a Montessori-inspired child care service to help your child develop a sense of independence and skills for thinking, speaking and social interaction. Lucia is truly the best!
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Oh thank you Amy, you are a great friend!
08/26/2013
Marcela
08/10/2013
I worked with Lucia for many years at the Montessori school. She has a way about her that quickly builds an authentic, positive relationship with children. Her warm approach is welcomed by both the parents and the children. Luica loves children and her passion is clearly shown. I have visited her daycare and have always been impressed by her creative projects, Montessori-inspired tasks and impromptu music concerts and/or kiddie dance-a-thons. The children always look like they are having fun and clearly love Lucia.
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thanks Marcela, I truly appreciate it!
08/10/2013
Abbie L
08/10/2013
Lucia cared for both of our children over a 4 year period. She is an amazing teacher and childcare provider. She is incredibly reliable. She provides a warm, nurturing environment full of exciting educational activities. Our son went on to Montessori kindergarten very well prepared. Her house and yard are delightful. She is a true gem and we are so grateful we had the opportunity to be a part of the PLG family. We only left because we had to move out of state - we haven't found anyone like her or PLG in our new area!
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thank you Abbie, PLG misses you and your family. So glad we are still in touch! I appreciate the review!
Lucia
08/15/2013
Melissa
08/07/2013
I've known Lucia for over 13 yrs. and I can honestly say she is one of the most kind-hearted and wonderful people around. She is a natural caregiver and teacher and exactly the kind of role model I want my children to have.
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thank you!
08/07/2013
Jane
08/07/2013
Lucia took care of my son for more than 2 years. He began going to PLG very shortly after he arrived here from an international adoption. She provided the most stable, loving, nurturing and educational environment I could have ever hoped for. She's a gifted teacher and artist. Lucia not only teaches kids art and Spanish, but a love for learning and the importance of accountability and respect. I would recommend Lucia to any parent.
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thank you!
PLG
08/07/2013
David
08/06/2013
Lucia has cared for all of our 5 children over the past 18 years. She has done so with great care, expertise, and engagement. We would recommend her and PLG highly.
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thank you!
08/07/2013
Myra B
08/06/2013
A very loving, honest and caring environment for any child.
Reply from Practical Life Guardian, Inc.
Thank You!
08/07/2013
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