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Selecting this in-home daycare has proven to be a true gift for my family. The pre-school curriculum is laying a strong foundation for their future academic years. But it's not just ABCs and 123s – Milestone’s sneaks in life skills, teaching independence and responsibility without the kids even realizing it. Whenever someone compliments one of my kids, I say “thank Tracy and Jen! They are helping me raise these little humans.”
Beyond the structured learning, playtime is elevated to an art form, fostering creativity and imagination in a fun spirited manner. The expertise for child development and genuine passion for children fosters an amazing environment for each individual kid.
A humorous anecdote from my interview – I remarked that all I desired was for my child to learn kindness. Little did I know, the experience would encompass a comprehensive blend of life skills, engaging play, and, of course, those invaluable lessons in kindness. So grateful for Milestones!
~Kate M Raess
It is my sincere pleasure to write this letter for Mrs. Tracy Colangelo. I have known Tracy since the Spring of 2012 when she was introduced to me by a colleague as a result of her superior skills in child care. Based on my colleagues reference and high regards for Tracy, I set up a meeting in order to see if my child would be an appropriate fit into her daycare/preschool, Milestones. Right from the start I knew that Tracy Colangelo had a warm, sensitive and caring personality. She welcomed me into her home and gave me a tour of the facilities. The spaces were well-organized, cohesive and tidy. The children were busily playing and learning and from my vantage point I could see my own child fitting in perfectly. After meeting with Tracy, I formally signed a contract for my son to begin in her daycare the following school year. This decision will prove to be a wise one for my family. As we welcomed another child in the next year, I could see long-term that the choice to work with and alongside Tracy would be more than beneficial for the growth and development of both of our children. Tracy deserves the highest of praise from the state of Illinois as she is truly excelling in the classroom for her preschoolers and in daily care she provides to the toddlers and infants. Tracy impacts children's’ lives. She strives to challenge them with ground-breaking educational delivery models and trust me when I say...it is working. Her children at Milestone’s are learning at high levels, and I believe this is a direct result of the expertise of Mrs. Tracy Colangelo.
Here are some important facts to know about Tracy. She has worked with children since she was practically a child herself. She has always wanted to be a daycare provider, as it is in her makeup as a human being. She has two sons of her own, and as their mom, she is their biggest fan. She is supportive, loving and dedicated. Her daycare, Milestone’s, is a family affair. You can often find her helpful and kind husband assisting her with the children and interacting with the parents. Her two sons will also be present during the hours that the children are at Tracy’s. They will play with the children and make them laugh. The aura that they Colangelo’s put off is: positive, family-oriented and fun. Also, Tracy has an extensive knowledge base of the essential developments of children. She is well-versed in infancy through early childhood, and this is apparent when she helps guide the parents of the children through the different stages. Tracy is honest and helpful, especially when dealing with a child that may be acting out. She is patient and understanding as the child grows and develops into themselves.
Mrs. Tracy Colangelo taught our son from Fall 2012-Spring 2015. In August of 2015 he ventured off to kindergarten, and was more than ready. He learned so much from Tracy, and still to this day asks about her all of the time. She has made an imprint on his heart. Truly, that cannot be said about everyone. I am grateful that since the Fall of 2013 until the present time that she is still teaching and caring for our 2 ½ year old daughter. Tracy is a huge reason that I feel confident and competent in my profession; I know that my children are being loved in my absence. I know that my children are learning and laughing. I know that my children are growing and playing and making friends. I attribute this to Mrs. Tracy Colangelo, and her outstanding character.
I unhesitatingly endorse this letter that displays the wonderful character of Mrs.Tracy Colangelo. I have appreciated the chance to know Tracy as she is helping us guide our children down the right path. I am grateful that I will still have the chance to work with her as our daughter grows and develops at Milestone’s. In closing, I am hopeful that she is recognized for her outstanding work as she provides learning and lots of love to the children in her home.
-Lindsay M. Benedetti
Our children have had the privilege to attend Milestones Family Childcare with Tracy Colangelo since August of 2012.Our oldest son started going to Milestones when he turned one year old and a year later, his younger brother joined him at four months old.
As parents you know you have made a good decision about childcare when your children are excited to go to daycare every day to see their friends and to see Tracy.My husband and I appreciate that Tracy views our relationship as a partnership.She always has the best interests of our children in mind. Tracy has a natural ability to work with children and to help us as parents.
We value that Tracy has a preschool program at Milestones.Tracy has helped our sons develop socially, physically and mentally.Tracy’s home has an atmosphere that is comfortable for our children to both play and learn.
Part of our oldest son’s nighttime routine is to say “Happy Thoughts”.As parents, we know our children are where they should be when “Going to Tracy’s” is a happy thought.Our children receive love and are happy each day they are at Milestones Family Childcare.Tracy is a member of our extended family and we feel very fortunate to have her in our lives.
-Sada and Steve Boden
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