Our daughter Aya is in her second year at Red Balloon and she’s loved it from the beginning, which was itself a complete turnaround from our prior daycare. The program does a fantastic job of letting children learn through exploration, with lots of different activities, guest instructors, and field trips that provide a range of experiences to the child. Children are able to focus their play according to their interests and what they respond best to; Aya, for example, loves the art projects and the creative projects she picks up at Red Balloon enrich her activities at home. As parents, we are huge fans of the teaching staff, not only for the obvious level of experience but for the way the children are all understood and treated as individuals. Given what a large part of Aya’s day is spent at daycare we feel extremely fortunate to know that our daughter is in such an encouraging educational environment, and it wouldn’t be possible without the financial aid which Aya receives.