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Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

SPECIAL OFFER
Available to assist with school age children on remote learning days
In business since: 2011
Total Employees: 1

LICENSING INFORMATION

This business has reported that they are exempt from state licensing.
There are many reasons why a business may be exempt from state licensing. For example, the center my have a religious exemption, the number of children it cares for may be below the licensing minimum, or it may not be subject to your state's licensing authority. Exempt businesses may not be required to meet health and safety standards.
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Hours

Monday :
6:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday :
6:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday :
6:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday :
6:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday :
6:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1:1
Program Capacity:
1

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
All Ages $ 200 per week 1
*availability last updated on 08/25/2020
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Cash

Ratings & Reviews

( 9)
Jane H
08/20/2020
When we moved to the Rochester area, one of our biggest stressors was finding a new child care provider. Finding Ellen was a definite blessing. We started at Ellen's over 4 years ago with her watching our 2 year old and our kindergartner on her occasional days off from school. When our third child came along, he joined the pack at Ellen's. Eventually, my work schedule changed and Ellen was quick to accommodate the adjustment. Her willingness to be flexible was much appreciated! We were grateful for her ability to roll with the punches and her willingness to communicate throughout the day with texts and fun pictures of their outings. Speaking of outings, the kids were constantly exploring all the amazing places our city has to offer. Museums, the zoo, parks, and libraries were all part of their schedule during the week. I am now staying home full time with my kids and 2 out of the 3 of them are school age, but we will always look fondly on the time spent at Ellen's. We recommend her without reservation!
Heather L
08/10/2020
Ellen has been watching our two boys for over 4 years now. She cares for them like they are her own children. She is dependable, trust worthy, honest and has an enormous amount of experience with children. I've never seen her flustered or unsure - she handles everything as it comes. I have never been concerned about a change in schedule or behavior or habit with our children because Ellen just adapts and moves on. She has helped us out many times with emergency or unpredictable needs. Her house is always full of activity and she frequently takes the children out on walks, to museums, the library, etc. She is able to balance many different responsibilities and activities all the same time and always seems to have a handle on all of it. We have felt such confidence in leaving our children with Ellen, I always feel sure they are in capable, trustworthy and safe hands. She has become part of "our village". We really can't say enough great things about her!
Andrea
08/10/2020
Ellen provided outstanding and loving care for my daughter. We have since moved away, but my daughter still talks lovingly about Ellen and all the adventures they went on. Ellen paid special attention to her dietary needs (dairy allergy) and supported our wishes to cloth diaper! Her home was full of captivating toys and outdoor play equipment; it was never a full day. My daughter always had a blast and loved spending time there. Ellen was also always great with communication and highly flexible. She was a dream caregiver; you should look no further for exceptional childcare!
Rhiannon
08/10/2020
If you are reading this review, stop and go set up an interview with Ellen right now. She is an excellent caregiver! I honestly can't say enough positive things about her! She has been watching my three year old daughter for a year and a half and my one year old daughter since she was four months old. Ellen is VERY reliable and flexible. She has never called in sick and has always been able to accommodate any schedule changes or other adjustments easily. Ellen is also willing to follow your kids' diet and lifestyle guidelines, like bottle feeding your breastfed baby, using cloth diapers, or limiting sugar or other foods in their diets. In addition, Ellen keeps all of the kids and babies in her care busy and constantly learning new things. Before COVID-19 my girls went on an adventure almost every day. Some places they visited consistently were the zoo, the science museum, the museum of play, local playgrounds, story times at local libraries, and indoor play areas. Recently Ellen started following a preschool curriculum with my three year old, and she has been learning a lot! When they are not out of the house, they spend time playing a variety of different games and activities inside and in the backyard. My three year old loves climbing on the jungle gym in the backyard! Ellen sets and follows a consistent schedule for the children in her care. They eat breakfast, lunch, and snack at the same times daily, and they always take naps at the same times as well. In general, Ellen is consistent and fair with my girls. She sets boundaries and rules, and sticks to them. Lastly, Ellen is loving. She snuggles my one year old often, gives lots of positive reinforcement to my three year old, and generally treats both of my girls like they are a part of her family. My two daughters absolutely love Ellen, and I am so happy that I found her. One of the key motivators for buying a house in Penfield was so that we would be in the same school district as Ellen, so my girls can continue to stay with her in the mornings and afternoons even when they are in school. I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend her!
Annalise
08/07/2020
Ellen has been a great option for child care for our family! I'm a stay at home mom but since we have no family in the area, there have been occasions when we've needed someone else to watch them. Ellen has been fantastic at accommodating our typically last minute requests.

I am always so impressed with how much Ellen does with the kids! While out with my own children during the day, I have often run into Ellen out at the same place with the kids she watches.

I appreciate how Ellen texts updates throughout the day, letting you know how the kids are doing. My daughter loves the dance parties they have in her living room :)
Kate K
08/07/2020
We hit the jackpot with Ellen. With suddenly having to find new childcare for our just-turned one year old, as first time parents we were terrified. Ellen was recommended by three different neighbors. She walked us through their day and I was impressed with how much they did both inside, and outside, the home. Our son had no problems transitioning and loved it. She texts you updates throughout the day and while it is a structured learning environment, every time you walk into that home all you can hear is children having fun. I prefer a home setting so that our son got more one-on-one attention. It felt much more natural bringing him there. We really liked that our son was exposed to all ranges of kid ages in a small setting in terms of socialization. If you have any questions or concerns, just ask Ellen. She is extremely approachable and professional.
Tara O
08/06/2020
We were blessed to find Ellen, a little over a year ago, on the recommendation of a friend. We have been beyond happy with the level of care, that she goes above & beyond, to provide our little one. She is attentive, compassionate and engaging. Every day offers something new for our little one to partake in!! There are outdoor activities and adventures, trips to local libraries, playgrounds, museums, berry picking, snowman building, walks, exercise, and educational tools provided. We love Ellen and are so grateful for her
Julie K
08/05/2020
Ellen has worked with our family for close to three years now. She is very dedicated and makes sure to keep the children busy. She over see's them and also allows them independence. Her compassion and understanding in helping our family in a pinch has been an extreme positive. She goes above and beyond.
Jillian W
08/05/2020
Ellen is phenomenal! We were in a pinch to find daycare for our two year old son, and upon meeting Ellen, I immediately felt comfortable leaving my son in her care. Ellen is extremely attentive, thoughtful, caring, and fun. My son is overjoyed to go to her house, constantly asking to go back, and even acting out his toys "going to Miss Ellen's house". Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to remove daycare from our budget; however, I would send him back in a heartbeat as circumstances permit. Ellen- thank you so much for everything. You are an incredible care provider, and we are so lucky we found you!
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