Brag Board

Learn about some of the exciting things happening at each of our TGY Centers and read what some parents have to say.

Posted on 10/09/2019 by a parent at our center
The Growing Years in Burlington is an amazing place!! Ms. Brittnie and Ms. Shea were very supportive in making my daughter’s transition in to a school setting a positive one. My daughter cried many days as she adjusted to her “new norm,” and naturally, as her mommy, I was worried. They reassured me on a daily basis that things will improve with time. They comforted her each day when she cried, and they always welcome her with a smile and warm greeting. I am very pleased with our experience and couldn’t imagine my sweet girl being anywhere else!!

Posted on 12/05/2018 by a parent at our center
I absolutely love the growing years in Cary! We moved here a year and a half ago with our 1 year old son, and we have been there since. Our son has moved up to 3 different classrooms as he has grown (He has been in the 1 year old room, 18 month room, and 2 year old room, so far). They are extremely reliable and amazing with the children. I can’t say enough about them. They do so much and have a music class and soccer class each month. They cook for the children, and have accommodated our needs along the way. My son loves his teachers and has made great friends!! We love it here! It is such a great environment.

Posted on 11/02/2018 by a parent at our center
Ramal's first day! YAY!

Posted on 05/31/2018 by a parent at our center
Ms. Nancy in Burlington is one of the most genuine humans I have ever met. She loves each child as if it was her own. We truely appreciate having Ms. Nancy with our child!

Posted on 01/25/2018 by a parent at our center
Hi! Being a first time mommy and sending Camilla to daycare was really hard for me. Ms. Christy and Ms. Andrea have been the absolute best with getting not only Camilla adjusted to daycare but also setting my mind at ease. The love and care they both show to my baby girl is beyond amazing. I love how they both have given me at home advice to try with Camilla for her to conquer her mild stone goals. I love these ladies so much that I brag about them anytime someone ask me how Camilla is doing in daycare. They have made it really easy with matching our at home routine with their daily routine. I always brag about TGY so much that I recommended a friend and her son is now enrolled. I enjoy bringing Camilla to TGY we're always greeted with a smile and felt welcome. Best daycare with the best caregivers!

Posted on 09/12/2017 by a parent at our center
Big Shout out to all the staff at TGY Burlington for being so helpful in the process of enrolling our foster child. Kathleen has gone above and beyond in supporting us through this process and honestly I don't know if it would have gone so smoothly without her. All the teachers have shown so much love and patience to our entire family. So glad our daughters are in such loving hands.

Posted on 09/07/2017 by a parent at our center
Both of my school age boys attended TGY Burlington, so when our new little bundle of joy arrived, it was no question to send her here as well! It's a great staff and wonderful place for her to be. A true piece of mind to be able to work and know she is in the best hands all day! Thank you for all that you do!

Posted on 08/25/2017 by a parent at our center
Ms.Nancy (Green) you are awesome! Thank you for all that you do for our little ones. Sophia looks forward to coming....!

Posted on 07/20/2017 by a parent at our center
Ms.Lillie and all the teachers were wonderful when our son, Caleb, had some "digestive issues" a few weeks ago. Ms.Lillie provided detailed information that allowed the doctor to determine the best course of action. She also cleaned him up more than most. Caleb loves her and she is a great asset to TGY. The directors and other teachers were very supportive and caring as well during this difficult time. Thank you!

Posted on 04/10/2017 by a parent at our center
Both of my children have attended TGY-Apex throughout the past four years. We truly feel as though the staff is family and are blessed to know that our children are well taken care of, loved, and taught so much! Our children run inside each morning, as they look forward to what their day will hold. The director, assistant director, and teachers keep us so well-informed, and we never feel as though we are not connected. We love the TGY-Apex crew!

Posted on 04/07/2017 by a parent at our center
We absolutely love everything about TGY Cary. Great school and happy children!

Posted on 04/07/2017 by a parent at our center
All of my children have loved going to The Growing Years in Cary , the teachers are happy and caring , drop off is never a problem .

Posted on 01/30/2017 by a parent at our center
Thank you for all that you have done to mature and grow our son into the confident " little man " that he is today. We will always look back on our time at TGY CARY with fondness and gratitude.

Posted on 09/29/2016 by a parent at our center
My daughter started The Growing Years monday and it is her first time ever being in a daycare and she LOVES it. The employees there are so friendly and you can tell they Love what they do. She comes home everyday telling me about school and the things that she is learning. Thank you to each and everyone of you guys there that make this such a fun environment for the kids !!!!!!

Posted on 08/12/2016 by a parent at our center
We have been taking our two children, 3 year old daughter and 10 month old son, to the Cary Growing Years for 4 months and couldn't be happier! I have never encountered teachers who communicate so much with parents. Everyone from the teachers to the directors are wonderful and they already feel like an extension of our family. We are so lucky to have found The Growing Years!

Posted on 01/14/2016 by a parent at our center
I would like to Brag about Ms. Katie in the 2 yr old Red room. She has been an awesome inspiration to my daughter Abrielle. The level of communication Ms Katie has shared with me in such a short time is nothing but the best. I hope and pray that TGY sees how precious of a gem she really is because I am!

Posted on 11/20/2015 by a parent at our center
I wanted to thank Ms. Erin at the Burlington location for being so wonderful and patient with our child as he transitions to the daycare environment and being 3. ;) She is awesome with him and the other children in the class. We love Ms. Erin!

Posted on 09/01/2015 by a parent at our center
There's so many great things to say about TGY(CARY) My boys love it there! I love their teachers Mrs.Lora Mrs.Laliyana Mrs.Drika are Really Great Teachers,Along with Mrs.Michelle & Mrs.Catlin...👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 ups Ladies Keep up the Good Work!!!! Mrs.Diane & Mrs.Vonetta(Great Directors)

Posted on 07/26/2015 by a parent at our center
We love Miss Katie and Miss Vik-E! Our daughter had a hard time transitioning from the Green Room to the Red Room. Shortly after her transition, Miss Katie started working in the Red Room. Our daughter LOVES Miss Katie. We know our daughter will be transitioning to the Blue Room soon and we know this will be another hard change for her as she won't want to leave either of these teachers, especially Katie (who she has formed a close bond with). We wish Miss Katie could move with her. Miss Vik-E is excellent too! We love both of these teachers. Thank you both for taking such good care of our girl! --Jocelyn's Mommy and Daddy

Posted on 07/14/2015 by a parent at our Burlington center
All three of my children have attended TGY Burlington. Two graduated the Jr-K program and I just enrolled my newest addition into the infant room. TGY Burlington is a wonderful place full of great people. They put the child first and are always willing to do what ever they can to make the parent feel comfortable. I also love that you can take a peek at your child throughout the day it almost feels like you are still there with them. I have been nothing but pleased since day one!!!

Posted on 07/02/2015 by a parent at our Cary center
Thank you to everyone at The Growing Years of Cary. We are sad to be moving away from what feels like our second family. We cannot thank enough for the love and care both Samantha & Alex received at The Growing Years. We will miss you all greatly!

Posted on 05/26/2015 by a parent at our Cary center
I recently made the decision to move my daughter from another facility to the TGY Cary. Change is always difficult and I was very worried how the transition would affect my 16 month old. I am thrilled to say that from the first day she has been happy and thriving under the wonderful care of Mrs. Stacy and Ms. Caitlyn and the rest of the wonderful folks in the Cary center. I feel confident and happy leaving for work knowing that my little one is being treated with love and learning and growing everyday. Thanks so much to you all for making the transition so wonderful!

Posted on 04/09/2015 by a parent at our Burlington center
Our daughter recently transitioned from the infant room to the wobblers. We want to give a big thank you to three teachers who did an outstanding job taking care of her and helping her achieve milestones during year one. Ms. Karen (Infant I) Ms. Andrea (Infant II) and Ms. Sharon (Infant II) were all wonderful to our daughter and made her - and us as parents - comfortable knowing that she received the best care and attention possible. Thank you to TGY Burlington Infant Team!

Posted on 03/11/2015 by a parent at our Burlington center
I wanted to give a shout out to two AMAZING teachers at The Growing Years - Burlington. Recently my daughter Victoria is transitioning into the Wobbler room for Infants and she has been introduced to table food. One day while dropping off Victoria Sharon approached me to let me know that Victoria was interested in eating table food during snack time and lunch and that she was attempting to eat EVERYONEs food. I appreciated this feedback because I then realized I needed to consider transitioning Victoria to items on the menu. Sharon and Zinobia have been great at making sure I am ALWAYS kept informed on Victorias progression and development while at the center. They have been AMAZING!!!! Thank you for all that you do!!!!

Posted on 02/20/2015 by a parent at our Cary center
My son was so shy and did not talk to anyone when he joined TGY except played with his friends. Now that he is in Yellow room with Ms. Erin and Ms. Claudia he has improved far more than I had expected. He talks with teachers and enjoys being there. Thanks Ms. Erin and Ms. Claudia !!

Posted on 02/09/2015 by a parent at our Cary center
I just want to give my sincerest thanks to The Growing Years staff for the excellent care they give my son each and every day. I hate being away from him all day but know that he is being cared for and loved on in such a way that I would if he were with me. We have had the best teachers between the infant room and orange room and we not only think of you as daycare but as family!

Posted on 02/06/2015 by a parent at our Burlington center
I want to give a shout out to the infant room and the fantastic teachers! They are loving organized and very friendly. I walk in there knowing that they have taking the best care of my baby all day every day. I know all of these things are happening because they take the time to talk with me answer questions and just let me know they love her. They have set the bar high for any other care givers or teachers.

Posted on 11/13/2014 by a parent at our Cary center
As a Grandmother I have enjoyed the video access greatly. This enables me to witness those precious moments that I can not enjoy personally since I live so far away. The staff and administrators at TGYs have warmed my heart with their passion and care that they give the children. Miss Irene won my heart when we shared hugs and tears of love. Diane: when I watch her sit in the floor with open arms and hugs for the wee ones. This means so much and I appreciate being able to view and experience my grandsons day. Just give him a hug for me and tell him Granny loves him.

Posted on 10/16/2014 by a parent at our Cary center
The Growing Years Cary is the Best Daycare Around!!! I Love My Kids Teachers Ms.Vonetta Ms.Chea Are The BEST TEACHERS Along with Ms.Ashley S. & Mrs.Michelle I LOVE THEM ALL & appreciate all they do for my kids! TGY CARY ROCK??????

Posted on 07/17/2014 by a parent at our Burlington center
Mrs. Nancy Ms. Christy and Mrs. Sandra are such a blessing. Being first-time parents it was tough leaving our son with someone else but it was easier knowing that he was in such wonderful hands. Caring for children is truly their gift! LaToya and Devarra

Posted on 04/15/2014 by a parent at our Cary center
My chidren are new to this facility and they absolutely love it. They are excited to go in the morning and excited when they come home. I find that this center provides a balance of home life and social life allowing the kids to connect the dots so to speak. I am in love with this place. The staff especially Diane is always happy and helpful. The entire team is understanding and I can tell they genuinely love thier job!

Posted on 02/10/2014 by a parent at our Burlington center
I LOVE Mrs. Sandra Kim and Nancy. My daughter is new to going to daycare and they really help her feel comfortable and show her lots of attention. It really makes me feel good to know that she is good hands. Heavens Mom!

Posted on 11/08/2013 by a parent at our Burlington center
I can not say enough wonderful things about TGY Burlington. My daughter has been attending since she was 14 weeks old and I have been exceptionally pleased with the care she has received. All of her teachers have nurtured and guided her with the utmost professionalism. I take such comfort in knowing that when I cannot be with her she is being cared for by such wonderful people. The structured curriculum they follow has proven to be a real benefit for my daughter. Each week I get so tickled at the new skills she has picked up at

Posted on 10/01/2013 by a parent at our Apex center
My youngest son just graduated to the toddler room at TGY in Apex. We had the good fortune of having Ms. Felicia take care of him as well as my daughter when she was just an infant. Felicia has always been so warm caring and loving towards my children. I have always felt thankful that she was there to take such good care of both of my children when they were just babies. Words cannot express how thankful we have been for her and all of the teachers at TGY.

Posted on 09/27/2013 by a parent at our Burlington center
My son has been a student at the Burlington center since January of this year. Since then he has made lots of friends and had an outstanding group of people to teach him everyday. My sons last day at The Growing Years was today due to us moving out of state. I just wanted to take the time to say that this is the BEST school I have put my son in. He was never just another number or just there with a

Posted on 09/26/2013 by a parent at our Cary center
I wanted to thank Miss Shea for giving Alex a little extra love and attention this morning. I happened to tune into the webcam and saw that she graciously carried him around this morning helping ease the transition from home to school. Thank you Miss Shea for showing such love to our

Posted on 08/27/2013 by a parent at our Cary center
TGY Cary is our home away from home. Our daughter is happy to see everyone in the morning and seems to have fun all day. Miss Vonetta has been great with providing tips and tricks when dealing with a baby as well as being genuinely affectionate with our daughter. We recently moved but made sure TGY was still accessible since we love this place so much. We plan to spend many more years with the TGY family.

Posted on 08/14/2013 by a parent at our Apex center
My son and I love every one TGY Apex especially Samantha. She is so kind and loving. It makes leaving him there much easier knowing that he is in such wonderful hands. Even if he has not had the best day Samantha still has something positive to say about the day. Thank you Samantha! Landon and I really enjoy being part of your class.

Posted on 05/29/2013 by a parent at our Cary center
Since this is teacher appreciation week I thought this would be a great time to express our appreciation to you for all that TGY Cary has done for Max in the past 2 and a half years. We have always felt as though Max was safe loved and learning from the time he entered TGY at 6 months old. We have been blessed with wonderful teachers some that are still with TGY and others that have moved on. Max has always loved going to school and will talk about his friends and teachers fondly at home in the evenings and weekends. Recently Max has begun talking more about the curriculum units and content vocabulary that he is learning each week. Tony and I are always amazed at the things he has learned and able to tell us. As he was taking a bath last week he was telling me which toys would sink or float something we have not talked about. Last night he was doing a puzzle of Elmo in space. He pointed to a planet and said

Posted on 04/10/2013 by a parent at our Burlington center
My daughter Lilly has been at TGY-Burlington since she was 14 months and loves it! I am constantly blown away at how much she has developed and is learning. The staff is truly amazing. I feel completely safe and secure leaving her there. Thank you ladies for all you do! :)

Posted on 01/29/2013 by a parent at our Cary center
I love my daughter being at this Childcare. It makes me feel safe and secure about my Childs well being.

Posted on 01/25/2013 by a parent at our Burlington center
Dear mrs. Donna: the kids an I loved the dinner you prepared for us last night... It was so delicious... That was very kind of you an Madison to prepare for the families... Thank you all so very much!!!! Love Erica Natalie Leslie Williams and cristavano!!!

Posted on 01/22/2013 by a parent at our center
TGY Bedford Falls is absolutely amazing! Our daughter started attending when she was 3 months. She is almost one and we have been extremely pleased with our experience. The staff is caring extremely helpful and always professional. Our daughter adores her teachers Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Erica as well as Ms. Tanika who often lends a helping hand with the infants. Ms. Cherissa and Ms. Amy co-directors are responsive to all of our questions as first time parents and are open to feedback. The ENTIRE STAFF is AMAZING...they know all the children by name and it is not uncommon in the afternoon for one of the other caregivers to take the little ones on a stroll to help out. Newsletters Friday E-blasts and special events all make the experience at TGY extra special. We love TGY Bedford Falls and are very appreciative of all that you do! ~ The Parkers

Posted on 01/18/2013 by a parent at our Burlington center
Ms. Andrea and Ms. Cindy are amazing caregivers. My daughter is always happy to be at school and I do not feel any anxiety when I leave her each day. These two ladies work extremely hard every day to give lots of love to every child. Thanks so much! Courtnee Cox

Posted on 10/25/2012 by a parent at our Cary center
Thank you Ms. Simone for being so thoughtful and compassionate as we work with Samantha to stop her hair pulling and thumb sucking. We appreciate your help in reinforcing what we are doing at home.

Posted on 10/05/2012 by a parent at our center
We toured many different centers before choosing The Growing Years. We are so happy with our decision. The teachers and staff are wonderful and greet us and our little one by name every day. They listen if we have concerns and are able to offer advice. I know that he is well taken care of and loved during the day. He does not even want to leave in the evenings!

Posted on 10/01/2012 by a parent at our Apex center
My infant son started here about a month ago. I am a first time mom and was very nervous about him starting daycare. Since he has been at The Growing Years he has learned so much and become such an active baby. The teachers here are amazing and patient. When I walk in in the morning everyone says hello to my son even if he is not in their class. I cannot say enough good things about the staff here!!!

Posted on 08/30/2012 by a parent at our Apex center
My son started in the 2 year old red room at the apex center last Tuesday and I have been very happy with this class! My son only goes on T/Th so he tends to cry when I drop him off. But the teachers in that room make me feel comfortable about leaving him. I know they comfort him and as a parent who hates to see their child cry it makes me feel confident that he is in good hands! Thanks for the wonderful care!

Posted on 08/23/2012 by a parent at our Apex center
Both of my sons go to The Growing Years in Apex and they love it! The teachers and staff are wonderful. My youngest son also has several food allergies. The staff has done a great job making sure that the food my son eats is safe for him. Thank you so much for going above and beyond! It is so nice to know that my children are in such a good place.

Posted on 07/12/2012 by a parent at our Apex center
My son has been at TGY for almost 2 months now in Pre-k and I cannot believe the difference from his last school. I feel at home there and he has learned SO much! He loves to come home and tell me about what he has learned. He has made many friends. I am so happy that we made the move to this school. He looks forward to going every day! Thank you TGY

Posted on 07/12/2012 by a parent at our Cary center
We searched numerous child care facilities in Wake County for one that would fit our familys wants and needs and TGY - Cary was easily that place! Our daughter loves TGY - Cary; even on our off days she still requests to go play with Ms. Chrissie and Ms. Hannah her teachers. We are so thankful to have found the right place for our family as is evidenced in the level of our daughters happiness at TGY - Cary and our level of comfort and trust with the teachers and staff there. As we eagerly await our sons arrival this fall we rest assured knowing that he is definitely going to be a TGY - Cary baby in the loving and capable arms of Ms. Kate and Ms. Vonetta.

Posted on 06/15/2012 by a parent at our Cary center
My son Lucas is in the Infant room and I absolutely LOVE Ms. Vonetta and Ms. Kate but this morning I was especially touched in talking to Ms Cindy. Her students are graduating today and when talking to her about them she had tears in her eyes. That is how much our children are loved at TGY and that is why I bring Lucas in everyday. The people at TGY have become our extended family and I love them for that.

Posted on 02/15/2012 by a parent at our Burlington center
My family loves Jaylinn our daughter has only been there 2 weeks and her potty use has been near to perfect at home and her speech has improved amazingly for just 2 weeks. I am totally impressed!!!

Posted on 02/13/2012 by a parent at our center
We are very happy with our choice to send our daughter to Growing Years. Our little girl loves Ms. Kathryn and Ms. Stephanie....and so do we!!

Posted on 02/10/2012 by a parent at our Apex center
TGY Apex is awesome!

Posted on 01/27/2012 by a parent at our center
My son started at TGY at only 9 weeks old. He was our first child and it was so difficult to leave him at first. The first few weeks we were watching the cameras all day but now I am so confident in the care he is receiving some days I do not even check the cameras. TGY has an amazing staff that insures my son now 15 months old is getting the best care possible.

Posted on 01/20/2012 by a parent at our Apex center
I feel so lucky and blessed to have my son in the toddler room at TGY! Landon loves Krystal and Jennifer and all of the other children. It is so comforting to know what great hands he is in when mommy is at work! Thank you very much TGY!

Posted on 01/12/2012 by a parent at our Clayton center
As my children get older it becomes even more evident how important the foundations we build in the beginning are to a lifetime of emotional and academic success. All of the teachers at Clayton TGY are amazing! I would like to sing Ms. Jennifers praises. She teaches my 18 month old who is already able to count to five knows some ABCs and communicates effectively through sentences and some sign language. She is such a creative teacher which I adore. I take every pointer she gives me for effective teaching. I know Ms. Jennifer loves my child and I respect and adore her as well. She is the kind of person you dream about caring for your child- positive loving hilarious playful and so amazingly smart! My Riley is a better person for having Ms. Jennifer in her life!

Posted on 01/09/2012 by a parent at our Cary center
T.G.Y @ CLAYTON CONTINUES SHINE. Lots of great things happening at The Growing Years in Clayton! My children love going to school and the teachers are wonderful. The addition of providing food is most welcome as it will help simplify my morning. Thank you!!

Posted on 01/09/2012 by a parent at our Cary center
T.G.Y. @ Burlington has made being a working mom so much easier. Watching my baby on the web cameras while at work gives me peace of mind as I love what I see. The caregivers are loving and nurturing to the children and the children are happy which in turn makes me very happy!

Posted on 12/28/2011 by a parent at our center
Love the Growning Years in Bedford! The teachers are wonderful and my daughter enjoys it. A special thanks to Carolyn the chef who makes sure my daughters food allergies are not a problem during meal time!

Posted on 12/14/2011 by a parent at our Apex center
We are so very blessed to be at TGY-Apex. Every teacher knows my childrens names! I was initially drawn to TGY because of the webcams my husband for the price. Now I would not dream of taking my children anywhere else. When I tell Sam we are at school in the morning he says

Posted on 12/05/2011 by a parent at our center
Our family LOVES The Growing Years at Bedford Falls! We toured many daycares and even though this center was not the closest to our home we kept coming back to it. We are so glad we made the decision to stay! Lauren is a super director and our daughter loves Ms. Maria her teacher and all of the teachers that she gets to interact with. With daycare being such an important decision when you have a newborn we are fortunate and thankful to have The Growing Years!! The Overby Family

Posted on 12/02/2011 by a parent at our center
Our two girls have attended several other preschools and TGY is by far the best! We have been amazed at how much they have learned in just a few months and are so thrilled with the loving and caring staff.

Posted on 12/02/2011 by a parent at our center
One year ago we made the best decision we could make for Olivia....we moved her from an in-home care provider to a daycare. Prior to that I was concerned she would not get enough attention in a daycare setting so it was really hard for me to take the leap of faith but for a number of reasons the in-home situation was no longer working out. I am so happy to say that Olivia has thrived at The Growing Years and I can truly look back and know that God was directing us. We have been very blessed and are thankful for all the teachers Olivia has had over this past year.

Posted on 12/01/2011 by a parent at our Cary center
Our family LOVES The Growing Years! We are so thankful for the sweet teachers that care for our daughter during the week. She is learning so much at school thanks to the teachers guidance and creativity in her development. We appreciate the directors attention to detail and her ability to manage a safe and nurturing environment for our daughter. We had a wonderful experience in the infant room our first year with Ms. Kate and Ms. Vonetta now we are have nothing but fantastic things to say about Ms. Chrissy & Ms. Hannah in the toddler room. There is no where else we would rather have our daughter attending school. It is a joy to see how happy she is when she is there. As parents this provides us much peace of mind. Many thanks and appreciation to The Growing Years!!! The Faucettes

Posted on 11/18/2011 by a parent at our Apex center
I just wanted ot send a message to let you know how thrilled we have been with TGY APEX!! My two girls look forward to going and love their teachers. Everyone greets them as they come in in the mornings and says goodbye when I pick them up. They genuinally go out of their way to make my girls feel special during the day.

Posted on 11/11/2011 by a parent at our center
Congratulations Cary Apex and Clayton Schools for 100% Compliance on your annual Licensing Visits!!

Posted on 11/07/2011 by a parent at our center
The people here are awesome. Children are happy! Number one choice.

Posted on 11/07/2011 by a parent at our center
Great things are happening @ TGY in Clayton. It is no surprise that the town of Clayton has welcomed TGY with open arms as the parent base was quick to recognize the high quality and developmentally appropriate curriculum! We are delighted to have our 5th location in The Flowers Plantation in Clayton and appreciative of the warm reception we have received from our new families and community partners. We look forward to continuing to grow together.

Posted on 11/07/2011 by a parent at our center
Great place-wonderful people and excellent care ! My children look forward to going to school each day and literally run down the halls to their classrooms. It makes my work day so much more enjoyable to know that my children are happy. Thank you TGY.

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