My 2 year old son loves to go to school! He even asks to go. I think that speaks volumes as to how great Briarwood is! I'm so happy that we found Briarwood, the teachers and staff are all so caring. I feel very comfortable leaving my son in their hands. They're always willing to go above and beyond with everything they do. Ms. Kelly is FABULOUS! Everyday she has a new lesson plan. You can tell she really loves and cares about what she does. I'm so thankful for Briarwood Child Academy.
Briarwood academy is great. This is my daughter second school. It has been amazing. When I bring her in I know she's in great hands and can call anytime to see how her day is. It's such a piece of my mind that while I'm at school I can focus and know she's in safe and nurturing place. She comes home with fun stories about her day. She loves going there. Friendly staff, great curriculum, and parent communication A+. Best choice I made sending her there.
Our daughter started at Briarwood Child Academy (North Smithfield) when she was only 6 weeks old. Saying that it was hard to leave her for the first time would be a drastic understatement. But like most moms, I had to return to work. After looking at multiple daycare centers in the area, choosing Briarwood was an easy decision. Their school was clean, spacious, knowledgeable, and you could tell that it had a very close knit community feeling.
The teachers there have been nothing short of amazing. We even jokingly call them our "co-parents" to everyone we know. The school has a set curriculum, even for the infants, to make sure every child is developing the proper age appropriate skills. In addition to a great team and facility, they have a mobile app that you can download and see what your infants schedule was for the day! This was great relief for a new mom like myself. When they ate, what they ate, when they had a bottle, how many ounces, diaper changes, etc. You can even message back and forth with the teachers to check-in without seeming totally crazy. And nothing brightens up a work day more than having pictures of your child playing and learning sent directly to your phone!
I can not say enough good things about Briarwood Child Academy and will always think of their staff as part of our family. I would recommend them to any one who wants to ensure the care, safety, and excelled learning and development for their child.
Miss Marissa has changed my son's view of going to school. He is able to be successful in his classroom and is doing SO well under her classroom management and teaching style. He also adores Miss Debbie and is always happy and comforted when he sees that he's going to her every morning.
This is my son's second school, and it's light years of improvement over his former experience. The teachers are kind and engaging, his classroom experiences hold his attention, and the indoor gross motor room alone is worth gold. The teachers have worked hard to make my son successful as an individual budding student, and the culture of the school parties, theme days, and special events makes him love attending. It's invaluable as a parent to feel completely confident and worry-free when you drop your child off to school for the day. So glad we found this school for him.
My 4 year old has been attending Briarwood (North Smithfield) for a couple of years now and my one year old has been attending since she was an infant. I am extremely happy with this school. ALL of the teachers are so nice and friendly and they really take the time to get to know the kids and the members of their family. My daughter has enjoyed every teacher that she has had. We really like that there is always a variety of contests, family days, themed days, fundraisers etc. going on. They get everyone involved and make for exciting activities for the kids. Additionally, the office staff & Ms. Marie are great! They are so flexible & accommodating. I have had to change my schedule a few times and they have always been able to accommodate, no questions asked, they have never given me a hard time about it. I have looked at many other schools (before choosing Briarwood) and I also have many friends in the industry so I did a lot of research, and ultimately ended up with Briarwood. I still believe we made the right decision. Overall, I am very pleased with the operation of this school and would def. recommend it to others.
My daughter loves going to Briarwood Child Academy in North Smithfield. As a parent I have seen grow both socially and academically. She attends half days and it is a great feeling as we walk in the door that all the staff know her by name. My daughter always enjoys talking about her friends and teachers and it makes me know that I am sending her a great place.
There communication is great with emails, newsletters, and good old fashion conversations. The have many great events and contests throughout the year that keep the whole family involved.
Briarwood Child Academy is the best place that I have ever worked! The team of teachers work very well together and are supportive of each other's needs. They do an incredible job teaching and caring for their students each and every day. The administration is always available to listen to any suggestions, concerns or accolades concerning the center. The parents and students that I have the pleasure of working with make my job very enjoyable every day!
My son and daughter both attend Briarwood Child Academy in North Smithfield. We were worried about putting our children in daycare but circumstances changed for us and had to do so. We never thought that it would be such a positive experience for our whole family! Our son is in one of the infant rooms and we get notifications throughout the entire day letting us know what he is up to! We can message the teachers and always get quick responses and even pictures! Our daughter is in the pre-k program and has learned so much! Her favorite day is Culinary Art day! Maybe she'll be a better cook than me! To top it all off, Briarwood hosts the BEST family events including an incredible Halloween party. We all get to go and even our parents attend! Would I recommend this school to other families? ABSOLUTELY YES!!
My son has been through Briarwood's toddler and pre-k programs, and I must say how wonderful our experience has been. Everything, from the teachers ad administration to the curriculum and enrichment programs, is exceptional. Briarwood truly is the best child care center around. True to their name, they are not just a daycare, but an academy. My son is learning so much and I a confident that he will be prepared for and excel in Kindergarten and beyond. He is currently reading at the level of a typical first grader in September, thanks to his awesome teachers at Briarwood. I am a second grade teacher and I would choose to send my child to Briarwood over the public schools every time. I am not sure why there are negative reviews as all of my experiences with Briarwood over the past few years have been nothing but positive. As a teacher and parent I highly recommend Briarwood Child Academy, definitely check them out!