Our criteria when we searched for child care: safe, loving, nurturing, and that our child has fun learning and just being a kid. The Gallery more than accomplishes all of these things. Every staff member knows every child's name, personality, needs, and talents. Our eldest attended from 11mo. to Pre-K and our youngest from 3 mo. to current day (Pre-K 3). Nearly all of the kids in my eldest's class passed the HISD G/T test, as do pretty much all the kids who attend the CG. The environment is Montessori-like and while the facilities are not fancy, it encourages creativity and keeps the focus on what matters - the inside. It is a small, familiar school (even at age one my son called it his "school") with caring teachers and staff. It's also incredibly affordable, offering two snacks and a hot lunch included in tuition. It's a steal! I'd honestly pay double given the ROI our family has received. If there's a spot - take it! If you're pregnant register well before baby arrives as there's very few spots for infants. We LOVE the Gallery!
My wife and I love this school. In fact we love it so much we will not move away from this area until our kids are old enough to start kindergarten. We know that most other schools will not give our children to quality education and care that we currently receive. From the simple fact at 2 our daughter was counting to 20 and to 10 in Spanish. Not only knew but could identify her Abc's and was writing her name. It is a great school and very affordable in comparison to other schools in the area. They have a new website, it can be found at www.childrensgalleryinbellaire.com
My kids love this school and the teachers there are the best. The environment is small and cozy and the individual attention is phenomenal - my daughter is 2 and knows how to count to 13, recognizes her numbers. She can say her ABC's and recognize most of her letters! They also have an emphasis on art, she can easily recognize several major art pieces and the knows the artist that painted them. They care for my children like I would if I were able to stay home (although they probably teach them more than I would).