* I have had the pleasure of knowing the McLemore’s' personally and professionally. Their daughter Mariel was one of my students. They were always supportive in my classroom and very active at our school. Their daycare runs like a "well-oiled machine". They are supportive, passionate and nurturing to the children and families they serve. They are active in the community planning events on Saturdays that include presentations on family and community involvement. They are always brainstorming on what they can do next. They never stop and say "we have done enough". I cannot say enough about how they care for people. Every time we talk they are always thinking of how they can help and serve people in the community. They are truly QUALITY people.
* My name is Micki Berg and I am the principal at Ford Early Learning Center with Ypsilanti Community Schools. I am writing this on behalf of Bottles and Backpacks, the preschool/Daycare center housed within my building.
I have worked with Mr. and Mrs. McLemore since I began in July 2013. They were one of the first ones down to greet meet and welcome me into the community. Since that time, I have watched these two people welcome many new faces into their program as well as seeing the delight on returning students. They both have a very calming, quiet way about them and you can feel it just by being around them. They are very easy to work with and have a true passion for what they do.
I am pleased to recommend them for parents who are looking for daycare/preschool options. Your child will be loved and well taken care of with Bottles and Backpacks.
* My name is Sara. I have four very different children aging from 10 down to 3 years in age. Mrs. Deata, Mr. Kier, and all of their staff have always attended to my children's needs with grace and true parenting skills. My baby is educated, my older children guided to continue being responsible for their education and homework. I applaud their care, professionalism, and friendly family environment.
* I was privileged to acquire the services of "Bottles and Backpacks" when the daycare/latchkey program was just developing, and with that being said; I have nothing but positive things to say about the "Bottles and Backpacks" daycare/latch key services.
After the unfortunate loss of my late husband; I was in dire need of latchkey services for my two youngest children. I was looking for a caring, trustworthy place as we all were grieving for our loss. I needed a place where staff would go the extra mile to care for my children in a most caring, patient, and understanding manner. I needed a place that offered flexibility in hours and service, as well as, a place that would provide growth/enhance academic needs for my children.
In my experience with "Bottles and Backpacks", they provided us with all the above mentioned and more. I would refer and have referred others to obtain services for daycare, and or latchkey services. The ambiance at "Bottles and Backpacks" is a clear indicator that learning takes place, it is safe and clean, most of all, "Bottles and Backpacks provide a caring and sincere staff. As a working, single mother; this allowed me to be at ease when they were in their care.
Thanks to all for a positive experience!!!
L. White :-)