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Spreckels Sprouts Daycare

Family / home daycare

68 Spreckels Boulevard / Po Box 7235,
Spreckels, 93962
California, USA
Lucinda Zeidler Plummer
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Tel.: (831) 455-9144
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+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"My husband and I highly recommend Spreckels Sprouts Daycare to anyone looking for child care that consists of a nurturing and caring environment. Cindy and Dennis provide a professional approach to child care. Our son was secure and happy and learned a lot during his time spent at Spreckels Sprouts Daycare. We are extremely grateful that he got such a good start with Cindy and Dennis❤️"
Alison Decarli (74.123.248....), Apr 21st 2020
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"We absolutely LOVE Cindy and Dennis. We couldn't have found a better place for our daughter. She is now 2 and has been with them since 3 months of age. Shes flourishing in their care. Learning the alphabet and shapes, and is excited everyday to go. They are kind and loving, but firm where needed and have taught her manners and respect. The absolute best!"
B Trebino (209.165.223....), Mar 5th 2019
Provider's reply:

"Thank you so much Brittany! We completey adore your daughter and enjoy watching her grow and learn."
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"Words cannot express our appreciation to Cindy and Dennis for the care they have provided to our girls. When we were looking for day care for our oldest, we met with Cindy and Dennis and knew instantly that Spreckels Sprouts was the place we wanted her to go. Naturally, when our second came along, there was no doubt in our minds that we would be sending her there as well. Cindy and Dennis provide a clean and safe house; lots of toys to keep the kids entertained; and educational activities to help them learn their letters, numbers, colors, etc. Our kids love that they get to play outside on the slide, with the tri-cycles, and with the other activities they have.

Cindy and Dennis helped teach our girls good manners and helped with potty-training. The hours of their daycare were perfect for our schedule as we have to get to work early. Overall, I would highly recommend their services. Our girls are lucky to have Cindy and Dennis in their lives and we are too!"
K. Holcomb (208.73.13....), May 20th 2016
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Kiley for writing this review of our daycare! We're really lucky to work with such a wonderful family!"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"Our son started at this daycare when he was 3 years old, and he loves it! It was very reassuring when Cindy texted us pictures during the first couple of weeks so that we can feel at ease. Cindy and Dennis are absolutely the best care providers you can find for your little ones. They are loving and patient; sometimes I wonder how they do it! Both the house and the yard are very clean and well organized. There are an enormous number of toys and activities for the kids, and the backyard is just a little piece of paradise with slides, tricycles, water play etc. It also provides an educational environment with structured activities: kids actually learn numbers, letters, colors, shapes. Our son can now write his own name, and he is not even four. I highly recommend this daycare!"
Eva & Paul Casucci (172.10.192....), May 16th 2016
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Eva and Paul! We apprecialte your recommendation. :)"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"As a parent/guardian reviewing this review, I know you are like me. You are looking for answers to your questions. However, when I was looking for a daycare provider, I didn't have any questions. I was overwhelmed by needing someone else to care for our children since we had to work full time. I was like Goldilocks, I just knew that I would know it was the right place when I found it. Cindy and Dennis gave me that feeling when we met them.

If you are like me, you toured many places. We toured Ryan Ranch Children's Center and River Road Children's Center. Although both had many positives, they just did not give me that feeling. I was looking for a place where my sons would be safe, warm, and small enough where someone would know if they were sick or sad. Their house is clean, comfy, warm, and set up to meet the needs of the kids.

Pros:
Small and Cozy (kids within reach)
Husband and Wife Team (yin/yang balance)
Toys Rotate (more sanitary, holds attention)
Consistent Routine (we mimicked routine at home)
Manners (kids use please, thank you, excuse me, etc)
Music (the boys love when Dennis plays his Guitar)
Clean (boys never caught anything more than a virus)
Convenient Access (easy to get on/off highway at Airport Dr.)
Early Hours (for parents who work early - we are teachers)
Educational (Cindy uses a preschool curriculum with activities to strengthen their hands by practicing lines, mazes, learning ABC's, opposites, etc.)
Positive (limited educational cartoons, consistent routine, encourages nutritional food, helps with poor learning patterns)
Consistent (your kids will have reliable care, daycare only closed on scheduled days)
Schedule (they take very few days off)
Tailored (our sons needed white noise to sleep)
Developmental (helped wean our sons from their blanket/pacifier)
Reasonably Priced (their price is consistent with other providers)
Fun (holiday/seasonal crafts, they were always bringing something home to share)

Cons: For some parents, early pick up may be a problem.Not so for us, we are teachers. They also ask that you keep your kids home when they are sick so they can maintain a healthy environment. Good for us because our boys get sick easily. They have a dog, something we love. Paying/sending the boys over the summer when we were off as teachers was an extra cost. However, it ended up helping us get things done at home and helped keep the boys on schedule. Oh, they also never have an opening. So, if you find that they do - jump on it! We persisted to get our spots.

Overall, we felt apprehensive only at first. It's natural. It takes two weeks for any kid to adjust. They sent us pics and gave us a daily rundown of how the boys were adjusting. Many of our sons daycare playmates were brothers or sisters of previous kids they had watched. That made us feel good too!

Honestly, I'm going to miss them. They became an extended part of our family."
J. Roland (108.224.140....), May 15th 2016
Provider's reply:

"Thank you so much Jeannie for the extensive review! We really appreciated working with you and your family, and we'll miss you all so much! Please keep in touch. We love seeing kiddos come back and visit. :)"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"I absolutely love Dennis and Cindy! It is home away from home for my little guy the last few years. They are the best!"
Tai (32.156.193....), Aug 26th 2013
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Tai! We love caring for your son!"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"If you have to pick a village to raise a child...Cindy and Dennis are two people you would want in YOUR village!!!! I have been using Cindy and Dennis as my home care providers for six years. They have cared for two of my sons from five months to four years old. Cindy and Dennis run a wonderful and loving environment with rules and structure (similar to my home)! Their home is clean and warm and they have lot of toys and safe backyard space for the children to play. This year they started a pre-school program which has been fantastic for my four year old. My son has learned so much that I decided to leave him in the day care instead of moving him to a pre-school. I would highly recommend Cindy and Dennis for in home care."
Sara Hidalgo (67.164.76....), Jul 1st 2013
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Sara for your nice review! We have enjoyed watching your children grow, and will miss seeing you all everyday... It has been a pleasure to be a part of your family! - Dennis and Cindy"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"Our son has been at Spreckles sprouts since he was 12 weeks old. He is now approaching 3 years. As a first time mother, it was extremely heart wrenching knowing that I had to leave my child. Cindy and Dennis were so wonderful and warm. They would send me text messages the first few weeks to reassure me that he was ok. They are so loving with all the children. There is a lot of structure and their place is spotless! The kids have a blast and they are always doing different activities. My son loves "honey" (Cindy) & Dennis. I could not have picked a more perfect daycare for our son."
Esmeralda Souza (209.234.175....), Jun 25th 2013
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Esmeralda. We appreciate you too!"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"My son started at Spreckels Sprouts when he was only 10 1/2 weeks old. As a new mother I was devastated about leaving him anywhere at such a young age, but Cindy and Dennis put me at ease. After just one week, I knew my son was in good hands - after all, it was my first time with a baby, not theirs! They are easy to work with and allowed me to ask as many questions as I needed to and also welcomed my frequent check-ins at the beginning. My son is almost 1 now and I am certain that he is excited to go there every morning. They provide structure, support, and care in a way that alleviates my guilt of not being able to be with my son all the time. The program includes learning activities for the older kids and allows for outdoor play as well. Their handbook for parents clearly lays out everything you need to know and they also take the time to answer questions you have about your child. I can't imagine anyone else caring for my son (myself and my husband excluded), this is his home away from home. I highly recommend Spreckels Sprouts, the kids are lucky to have Cindy and Dennis!"
Megan (50.196.155....), Jun 24th 2013
Provider's reply:

"Thank you so much Megan."
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"My wife and I have taken our son and daughter here for 3.5yrs! This is a wonderful, fun and safe place for infants and up! Cindy and Dennis are easy to work with and on top of every detail! You will be delighted with the care your child receives. Not to mention the social skills your child will develop. Truly a 11 out of 10!!"
Josh A (172.15.139....), Jun 24th 2013
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Josh for the kind words."
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"We have sent both of our daughters to Spreckels Sprouts Daycare and have been extremely happy with their care, advice, friendship and supervision. My wife and I can not say enough about them. The children are created everyday with a smile. They spend time reading, inside play, outside play, music, make believe, nap times, snacks and soooo much more. Our daughters have always, everyday, looked forward to going to daycare. They are a huge peace of mind and very reliable. If we had more children, hands down, this would be where we would take them."
Derek And Amy (12.151.39....), Apr 28th 2011
Provider's reply:

"Thanks Derek & Amy!"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"Cindy and Dennis have cared for two of my sons over the past four years. It is so wonderful to have BOTH Cindy and Dennis as a team. They each bring something special to the children and my boys love both of them-- I have refered many families to Spreckels Sprouts. Their home is safe and clean. They provide a variety of activities that are fun and educational. It is a home environment (warm and comfortable) which is important to me."
Sara (24.4.71....), Jan 2nd 2011
Provider's reply:

"Thanks so much Sara!"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"Having found Cindy and Dennis was a blessing for both my children and my peace of mind. They provide a warm and loving environment that nurtures and encourages my childrens' learning and development skills. Their home is always clean and well-organized, and the "sprouts" are always doing something fun. I consider Cindy and Dennis a part of our family and highly recommend their daycare as it provides a "home away from home" for my children while I am at work."
Liz (208.201.214....), Dec 16th 2010
Provider's reply:

"Thanks Liz!"
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"Cindy and Dennis provide a high standard of child care for my son. His ability to interact with other children has improved tremendously. We made an excellent choice!"
Robert M. (184.223.190....), Dec 13th 2010
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Robert."
+4 Childcare provider: Lucinda Zeidler Plummer

I obtained services from this family / home daycare and I find that:

"I found Spreckels Sprouts Daycare about a year ago. I was returning to work after a year leave of absence and was very nervous about leaving my baby in the hands of someone I did not know. Cindy(Lucinda) and Dennis have been nothing but wonderful with my son. He has learned to interact with other children. He shares and is learning letters, shapes and colors. I am very happy with the caring and nurturing environment that Cindy and Dennis provide for my son."
Anonymous (70.134.100....), Dec 11th 2010
Provider's reply:

"Thank you Sandra."
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