Essential Steps is a best kept secret. While it may not have all of the frills of a new facility, the children are well cared for and LEARN so much! My son has attended since he was about 6 months old. Before he turned 2, he knew how to count to 10, learned his ABCs, shapes and colors! He amazes us everyday. It is a diverse set of students that LOVE each other. They greet each other with hugs in school and in the community. You won't find a better early development center for your little ones. They offer tremendous value!