Testimonials & Day Care Reviews

A beautiful center with a wonderful learning environment, incredible teachers and a director who is as genuine, kind and caring as they come... what more could a parent want for their child? My son, Connor, loves it here and I couldn't be happier with his development!


ELCA Bensalem

My daughter has had such a wonderful experience at ELCA. She has made great friends and has had the best teachers who truly care about all of the kids, really get to know each family and understand every child's needs.


ELCA Buckingham

I love the staff and I even love the new location! We struggled at first, but I am glad to say that they made us feel right at home.


ELCA Philadelphia

On behalf of my family, I would like to express our sincerest thanks to Miss Diane, Miss Harrison, and all of the ELCA staff who have been there for us over the past five years. I remember Emily’s first day of daycare, right down to what both of us wore. I think I can recall that day so vividly because of how nervous I was to leave her. It wasn’t because she would know what was going on but because of how much it hurt to transition from my role as Emily’s mom to my role as a teacher and a working mom. Jumping forward five years and the addition of two more children to my family, I can look back on that day as the first of many days where I would transition between roles. I’ve found that having a place I felt safe sending my children made that daily transition much easier, for my children and for me. When I come at the end of the day to pick her up, I can usually find Emily playing with her friends, reading a book, or putting together a puzzle. I love watching this group of children as they play together. I said to Dawn and Diane that it’s like watching fish swim and Dawn quickly responded that sometimes it’s like watching Piranhas attack. Whether salmon or Piranhas, this group enjoys being together. I sincerely believe that Diane, Erica, Dawn, Sandy, Courtney, Alison, and Alicia have created a safe environment for them to learn, play, make mistakes, and ultimately to grow. We are only at the beginning of a long journey as we watch them go through grade school into middle school and eventually to high school and beyond. One thing I know at this point is that we are definitely off to a great start.


ELCA Buckingham

As a parent of two and as an educator, I cannot sing enough praise about the Early Learning Children's Academy in Buckingham.  I feel so grateful knowing that my children are being cared for by superior staff/caregivers.  I have often referred to my children's teachers as their "mom away from mom" because the level of care is absolutely exceptional.  They all truly go above and beyond the call of duty!  The Academy caters to all needs of children: encourages social emotional learning, provides a strong academic curriculum, and let's not forget it is a whole lot of fun as engaging activities are presented daily.  We are proud to be an ELCA family because ELCA has made us feel like family!  


ELCA Buckingham

As new parents, my husband and I were very hesitant to put our son in daycare, but the decision was unavoidable.  Prior to his first day, I was convinced that I was making a huge mistake.  Thankfully, I could not have been more wrong (or irrational)!  His teachers shower him with affection and keep me posted on the precious moments that happen throughout the day.  I actually look forward to seeing his teachers at morning drop-off.  Their fun and loving demeanor put my mind at ease and start my day off in a positive light.


ELCA Fort Washington

I just wanted to drop you a message to let  you know how much we love the facilities and staff at ELCA! The staff in my son’s room and all the staff members that come in to assist during the day are by far the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. The hardest part of becoming a full time working parent is trusting someone to take care of my son and it is without hesitation that my husband and I drop Benjamin off three days a week with your staff. It is evident how much the women love their jobs. I worked in day care for several months before accepting a teaching position in an elementary school. I know from my experience how difficult a job they have. They truly love those kids as if they were their own, and that is something that cannot be faked. It makes me cry just thinking about how much they have positively affected my life.  They alone make it possible for my husband and I to continue our careers and provide for our family. I had Benjamin on a waiting list at another center very far from my house just in case ELCA didn’t work out, but I happily took him off the waiting list because I would never think to leave ELCA. In addition, I cannot fail to mention your warm and knowledgeable director Ms. Nicola. She is always available to answer any of my questions or just give a friendly greeting.


ELCA Springfield

ELCA is an amazing place for kids and parents. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. My child is in the Toddler program, but all staff make it a point to get to know all children. My child has had an amazing first daycare experience. Every day is packed with academics, songs, and crafts. I felt very relieved and as ease sending my child to ELCA for daycare as a first time parent. I would recommend ELCA to all parents!


ELCA Bensalum

Our 3 ½ year old twins have been attending Early Learning Children’s Academy for over a year now.  We were extremely fortunate to have family watch the children until they turned two years old, but this also made the transition to a full-time daycare program much more difficult for us.  We researched and visited five local centers varying in size, cost, and structure.  ELCA was the 5th center we visited and the last because we instantly felt comfortable with the Director, Teri, the older toddlers program teacher, Miss Donna, and the center’s layout/security.  The other local centers were fine, but ECLA offered us more flexibility, a better classroom setup, and the comfort of knowing that there was a curriculum with structured play, without being too restrictive for the kids.


ELCA Bensalum

My granddaughter Rachel has been going here since she was 3 years old. She's now 9 years old and I always walk away with a sense of peace knowing that she will be taken care of. The teachers are like family and they have helped me by reminding me of different events that are going on knowing that my schedule is very busy and it's easy to forget! I cannot say enough about Teri and what a great job she does overseeing the facility. I would recommend Early Learning Children's Academy to any parent.


ELCA Bensalem

I moved my son Matthew to ELCA Buckingham when he was just 4 years old and in Pre-K. I moved him to ELCA for the structured learning. Little did I know how much he would learn and how many great friends he would make. Matthew was diagnosed with ADHD while in Pre-K and the staffs at ELCA were wonderful when I told them the news. They all helped him grow so much and helped him improve his focus more than I could have imagined. The work, love, and effort Miss Dawn, Miss Diane, Miss Courtney and Mrs. DeAngelis has put into helping my son and I will never be forgotten and is much appreciated. I never feel as if I am a single mother when I drop Matthew off at ELCA. They have made me feel that Matthew and I are their family as well. Thank you to all the staff at ELCA for the hard work you do for all of us!


ELCA Buckingham

Our first son started at ELCA at 7 weeks old until he was 2 1/2 when we moved, and we were very upset when a job change forced us to switch day cares.  The staff is caring and excellent - sending me text messages of daily activities some days, and encouraging him during arts and crafts.  Miss Nicola was always flexible with scheduling, and the once monthly "Parents Night Out" was very convenient.  On a few days a week while driving to our new day care, our son will mention Miss Tasha, Miss Liz, Miss Gabby, Miss Ronnette and all his friends at ELCA.


ELCA Springfield

I became a part of ELCA, 2 yrs ago~ I can not express how Much I as a parent appreciate the level of care my children receive here. We are co-parenting - my children spend much time with the staff and they are treated as nephews. If I said it was perfect then people wouldn't believe an actual parent wrote this~ yes, I have had issues arise, here and there~ but ELCA has always resolved any issues/concerns in a timely and professional manner~ which to me as a parent means a great deal. The childcare you have for your child(ren) should not add stress to your day~ it's suppose to relieve that stress/worry~ that is what ELCA does. Love you Staff~ a very grateful/appreciative mother!


ELCA North Philadelphia

My wife and I want to thank you and all the staff at ELCA for the caring environment and wonderful treatment and teaching you provided for our son. We have all watched him grow and have had a hand in his development. We consider ourselves quite fortunate and we are very grateful for all you have done. He loved it there with his very first teachers and ELCA extended family. We will try to stop back and visit and will certainly take advantage of the drop in when available.  Thank you again so much!


ELCA Springfield

I have to say I am very thankful and lucky that both my kids attend ELCA. Great teachers! Great atmosphere! Great leadership! Nicole B.


ELCA-Bensalem