Parents, both current and previous clients, offered these gracious recommendations. We wish to share them with you here.
My daughter has been at My Bundle of Joy for 5 months now, and she absolutely loves it. As soon as we mention “school” in the mornings she runs for the front door to leave. She’s happy every day when we pick her up. She learned to walk there, she’s learning to talk, and she comes home knowing new things every day. Like we just realized she knows the sign for please, which I didn’t get around to teaching her. We went to the zoo and found out she knows that ducks go quack. The staff definitely listen to your requests and let you know how things are going on a daily basis.
They also got her a birthday present and had a little party. Which was so sweet! The gift is still one of her favorites months later, they obviously know what kids like.
On top of the regular challenges, we started at MBOJ during Covid. The staff has been great about following all the procedures and so far we’ve avoided even the slightest of sniffles. We are very happy with the care and attention she’s getting!
We love My Bundle of Joy! Our son has been at 3 locations (because we were moving) – Burlingame, Concordia and Piedmont. He was so happy at all 3 spots. The teachers have been wonderful: so responsive and supportive. It’s so reassuring to drop your child off and know they’re content and safe. Every day he ran in with a smile and every day we picked him up with a smile. He came back singing songs and saying and doing things we didn’t teach him. We have been so impressed over the last couple of years and are quite sad to say goodbye. Highly recommend.
Our daughter has been enrolled with MBOJ since she was 3 months old and she is now 18 months. MBOJ is a wonderful “home” environment, clean/tidy and extremely organized…just what we were looking for. We are extremely happy with the kindness and care she receives from her caregivers. They really enjoy the children and invest in their development. We feel so fortunate that she gets to spend her days at MBOJ when she can’t be with us. In addition, we are beyond thankful that they were there for us and our daughter during this pandemic.
We had our infant at MBOJ – Piedmont for a little over 9 months while we waited on the waitlist for a more conveniently located (for our family) learning center. We really couldn’t have asked for a better home daycare center! The providers were so kind, thoughtful and respectful of our child. Our baby was excited every day at drop off to see his friends and get into the daily routine. They follow a helpful schedule and were always very good at naps and feeding. Some of their unique policies like providing food/formula and washing our bottles for us added extra convenience for our family. It is just another example of how they go above and beyond other daycares in the area. I recommend this location (and the full company of home daycares) to anybody looking for full-time infant care in Portland.
I put my son on three waitlists for daycare when I was four months pregnant thinking I was ahead of the game. Fast forward 6.5 months later when I was well into maternity leave, I still hadn’t been called off any of them. I was overwhelmed with being a new mom and terrified that I wouldn’t find a place I felt comfortable leaving my son. I reached out to Michele and Monet at MBOJ to see where I was on their waitlist, and told them how worried I was. They bent over backwards for me, saying that my preferred location wasn’t available yet, but that they had a spot at one of their other locations and would transfer us as soon as a spot opened up near my house. Now, this interaction came on the heels of me reaching out to another daycare who treated me like a number and displayed zero empathy. I will never forget the genuine care MBOJ showed to me. Fast-forward to now and my son has been at MBOJ since he was 3 mo and he’s now 7 mo. I feel that teachers there genuinely care for my son. They share great stories of his day, and I love the report cards they write. They also work with the kids to make special cards for Mom and Dad. (Sorry for the spoiler but it’s so cute!) Being a working Mom, it feels good to know that he is smiling and happy when I take him there. In fact, my husband and I agree that he has so much fun there that he’s bored when it’s just us on the weekends. These people work incredibly hard and take great care of the children they work with. Look no further. Thank you MBOJ!
In the mornings, Miss Kari or Miss Vanessa kindly greets us at the door and inquires about Olivia’s evening. Olivia never hesitates, but eagerly leans to them, ready for breakfast and to play with her friends. Each evening, Miss Kari or Miss Vanessa reviews in detail Olivia’s day, answers our questions, and offers funny or monumental events from the day that they know we would not want to miss.
After one year, we are still thrilled to have Olivia at Bundle of Joy. All of the ladies are warm, gentle, fun, smart and loving. There is no doubt in our minds about the love that they have for each child. We see it everyday when we drop off and pick up Olivia. Bundle of Joy offers Olivia a fun, structured, educational and loving environment where she progresses at her own pace. We recommend Bundle of Joy to everyone.
We made the decision to enroll Kate, in the program beginning the fall. After having an in-home care experience with our now four year old daughter Taylor, and five friends’ / co-workers’ infants enrolled at Bundle of Joy, the decision to enroll Kate at Bundle of Joy was easy! Especially given the fact that two of the five parents had two children each enrolled at Bundle of Joy from the start. We only wished that we had met you when Taylor was a baby!
The warm, caring environment that you provide is wonderful. Your attention to cleanliness, nutrition and safety leaves us without a worry when we drop Kate off. It is clear by the smile that lights up Kate’s face each morning when she is greeted, that she is loved and well cared for. Bundle of Joy provides a tremendous focus on positive emotional development. Your commitment to develop independent, positive, respectful, creative, curious, individual, fun-loving, well-mannered children is outstanding.
Each day Taylor and I drop off Kate at the home and each day Taylor is greeted as warmly as her baby sister. We always enjoy starting our day with the warm, cheery welcome your staff give!
As you know, Aiden attended another in-home daycare before coming to Bundle of Joy. While the other owner was extremely caring and attentive, she was alone with six and sometimes seven children and just could not give them the individual attention I felt they needed. After seeking out daycares in the area surrounding my work, I happened upon My Bundle of Joy through the Lewis & Clark website. I knew immediately you were different from the rest; none of the other daycares took such care in providing me with information both over the phone and through mailed materials, complete with over 30 letters of reference from the parents that I could contact if I so desired!
But, it was the visit to Bundle of Joy that really impressed me most. There was a world of difference between it and the other daycares I saw; the others consisted mostly of one-room infant/toddler areas where the babies slept on mats on the floor, were changed, ate and played all in the same, cramped area! At Bundle of Joy, I was relieved to see three separate, beautifully designed play areas, and separate changing and sleeping rooms complete with real cribs. It had the charm and warmth of a home, but the professionalism and organization of a business. But, most importantly, the girls are all amazing! They treat my child with respect and love, and yet provide the guidance and discipline I so craved at the other daycare Aiden attended. I no longer walked into a room full of screaming and unruly children, but rather happy, playful and well disciplined children. Best of all, I learned invaluable techniques from the providers … to help me become a better mom! Just watching them and asking questions has helped me to better guide Aiden to becoming a respectful and well-adjusted child. I can see the difference between his behavior and other children his age already because he knows that “using his manners” is important, thanks to you!
I cannot say enough about Bundle of Joy, except that I feel very privileged to have Aiden there and that we will miss you during the year we will be gone in France. However, we will be reenrolling him upon on return to the states, as I cannot imagine having Aiden go anywhere else for preschool!
If you are a parent who is looking for exceptional childcare for your little one, look no further! Bundle of Joy is the BEST place you will find! And if you aren’t sure, just visit some of the others first and then you will most definitely see the difference!
Thanks again to all of you at Bundle of Joy for all that you do every single day to make my child feel special and loved. We will miss you very much while we’re gone, but we will see you soon!
The staff at Bundle of Joy clearly love the children and enjoy being with them everyday. They are always smiling, friendly and playing with the children. They treat each child with love and respect. There is no doubt that Tristan is very happy at Bundle of Joy. He is excited each day when he arrives at the house and we often have difficulty getting him to leave at the end of the day. Because Tristan is so comfortable, he is learning many positive things at Bundle of Joy; including how to play with others, how to use his manners, and how to communicate. Although we can’t be with him during the day, we know he is learning and developing in a healthy environment.
Tristan has some food allergies, which can make planning meals a little more challenging. The staff at Bundle of Joy not only address his dietary needs, but they provide personal attention for all aspects of his time there. We know and appreciate that the staff is willing to address any concerns that we may have. In addition to meeting Tristan’s needs, as parents, we really appreciate the daily updates. Keeping up-to-date on how his day went, his routine, and his development is crucial to us. The pictures not only put a smile on our face every time we see them, but they also let us enjoy the birthday parties and other fun activities that the children get to experience.
It makes it easier for us to go to work each day knowing that Tristan is in such a safe and loving environment. We can’t think of a better place for Tristan to spend his day and it is our pleasure to highly recommend My Bundle of Joy.
Bundle of Joy has provided excellent care for Cameron, and they will soon be caring for my newborn this spring. I leave Cameron at Bundle of Joy each morning knowing he will be in the best care and I can go to work without worries. In fact, I have referred 3 of my closest friends and they all bring their kids to Bundle of Joy with the same assurance.
The staff is loving and very attentive to all the children. When I pick Cameron up at the end of the day they know exactly what he’s done from eating, sleeping to poopy diapers! I especially enjoy the monthly progress reports and the pictures. The pictures truly capture his happiness with all of his pals at Bundle of Joy.
I truly believe you have met the most wonderful team of daycare providers!
The staff at MBOJ are wonderful. Professional but personable and oh so good with all the kids. I was very happy knowing my daughter was with this team every day, and she loved it too. They communicated effectively about challenges and needs, as well as the highlights and milestones. Lots of art and craft time, books and play. They also accommodated our dietary restrictions as best they could. It was sad to leave them behind. Would have stayed if not for an opening at a language immersion school, and would recommend to other parents.
We know that Caroline gets love and attention at Bundle of Joy that is truly unique! Nothing better illustrates this than when we ran into a couple of staff at the grocery store one evening. You would have thought that they had found their long lost sister, the way they doted over Caroline. And this attention at Bundle of Joy really eases the guilt feelings of leaving our “baby” each day.
It isn’t easy having both parents work- as you well know. But when we leave Caroline with you, we know that she will be safe, that she will be nutritiously fed, and that her personality will be nurtured and encouraged. Because she is in one of your homes she has had the opportunity to explore and experience things that wouldn’t be available to her in a more institutional setting. This summer was particularly great as Caroline had the opportunity to watch your garden grow and play outside – much like she would if we could be home with her. Now that winter is on its way, we know that she will spend time reading and learning to love books – which we view as one of the most important educational skills/loves that we can teach a child – and that she will learn new skills as you begin craft projects and other types of creative play.
Caroline is growing up so fast and it is so fun to watch her grow and learn. As we see Caroline so proud of her daily accomplishments and watch the development of her social skills and ability to interact with others – both children and adults – we know that her time at Bundle of Joy is very well spent. Thanks so much for being a part of our family.
With sincere appreciation,
I’m so thankful we found MBOJ! My son started at MBOJ right before his first birthday and he is now 19 months old. The Piedmont house staff are truly wonderful – they were attentive, patient, and sweet with our son. When we first started, they helped him adjust to napping in a room with other children (3-4 children per room, each in their own crib) and also supported us when he transitioned to 1 nap per day. My son is severely allergic to eggs and we provide his own food, but the staff have been absolutely diligent and careful – there has not been a single incident and we know he is safe in their hands. We really appreciate that the staff make a point to get the children outside to play as often as weather allows. We value the daily updates and monthly photo uploads. We really can’t say enough positive things!
We started our son at MBOJ when he was 9 months old. As everyone knows, finding a daycare center (especially with your first child) is a daunting task. I could not be happier with the services that MBOJ provides for my son! He literally squeals when we pull up in the morning. All the ladies there are thoughtful, so patient, and genuinely adore children. I feel as all his needs are being met, and I love the Piedmont location due to how new everything is. Another huge + for me personally was that this care center each child has a crib, versus a cot on the floor. My son is an excellent sleeper and I think a lot of that has to do with him having long comfortable naps. Can’t say enough lovely things about this place and people.
Our daughter has been enrolled since 4 months old. As a new mom this was the hardest thing to do. But MBOJ made the process easy and reassuring. The care, attention, and kindness they provided and displayed put me and my husband at ease immediately. The cozy environment they have created has allowed me to go to work every day knowing she is well taken care of. Now at almost 11 months our daughter is thriving and has a huge smile on her face every day she arrives and when we pick her up. She’s making friends and enjoying all the activities available to her. During these times they have also been extremely communicative on how safety and cleanliness are high priority for everyone. We are so happy to be part of the MBOJ family.
We’ve sent both of our kids to My Bundle of Joy. They have always been warm and caring with our kiddos, and great partners as they grew from babies to toddlers. Our youngest has some special needs that the caregivers really worked to support, and it really helped him to develop and grow! I especially appreciate their calm, balanced approach to childcare, and flexibility with changing schedules and doctor appointments. I can definitely recommend MBOJ!
My Bundle of Joy is a wonderful place. Our daughter has been there for almost a year now, and all the people here are amazing. When we moved across town, Michele helped us transition from our first location in SW to a more convenient location in NE as soon as possible. Both locations are clean and bright, the staff is great with the kids, and they are very accommodating and communicative. It is clear that everyone at My Bundle of Joy cares deeply for the kids in their care, for their wellbeing, safety, and health. I can’t recommend them enough, thank you, Michele, Monet, and everyone!
My Bundle of Joy has been so amazing for our little one. The location and space is wonderful and the care providers are beyond compare. When we drop our little one off, she runs to hug the staff and talks about them when she’s at home. The outside space is fabulous and has helped our little one gain a love and excitement for play outdoors. She is learning new words and skills, tries new foods and engages positively and excitedly with other kids because of the love and support of everyone at MBOJ. I absolutely recommend it!
Our daughter started attending the My Bundle of Joy Concordia house when she was just three months old, and as a new mom, I was so nervous to leave her. I was immediately put at ease when I dropped off my daughter on her first day, as the team was warm, open, and so caring for my daughter and the other kids. I’ve continued to feel extremely confident that my daughter is in great care every day. I appreciate the daily updates I receive on her mood, meals and naps when I pick her up, and I can tell she really loves her time at daycare. She has learned some sign language to help her communicate, and I appreciate that she is immersed in a social setting with other young kids on a daily basis. I would definitely recommend My Bundle of Joy to other parents.
Our son, Marcus, has been with Bundle of Joy now for eight months and he is happy and thriving! He walks in every morning excited for the day and enters like it’s his own home. We love the home setting and the staff are wonderful – experienced, caring, nurturing, communicative and clearly love what they do. The center is clean, bright and engaging. And Marcus loves all of the friends he’s made there. Bundle of Joy staff have helped us through sleeping challenges and have been great at answering all of our “new parent” questions, giving us suggestions for things to try at home when we have been at a loss. When we have experienced challenges, they have worked through them with professionalism and open communication.
We are so thrilled to have found such a wonderful daycare setting for our son! It is hard being a two-working parent family, but knowing that our son is in such good hands when we leave him every day makes a world of difference. Thank you My Bundle of Joy!
I will never forget the day I came in for my appointment and the relief I felt the minute I walked in the door and met Monet. Having a premature baby is difficult enough, finding an environment that you feel secure leaving your tiny baby in is an even tougher task. The bright, happy faces of the children and genuine interest in Harper from the staff were wonderful. The confusion of being a new mom faded as we talked and my ambivalence toward returning to work moved to the back of my head for the first time since giving birth.
Leaving Harper in your care was one of the best decisions we have ever made. She has thrived both physically and emotionally since her tiny start and much of that is owed to Bundle of Joy. She has loved all of her time here and we have never once worried about her well being. I can honestly say that occasionally some things are too good to be true! The ability to have a loving and secure home and maintain the professionalism and high standards that you have is something to be admired and celebrated. I wish all working parents could feel as positive about their child’s care giver as we have about My Bundle of Joy.
Thanks again for everything.