The Sandbox is simply wonderful across the board considering environment, and with care, emotionally and physically. I'm beyond blessed to have tripped over this incredible gem by accident. I feel lucky every time I drop my son off for care knowing that he is at the BEST learning establishment possible here in Tucson.
Our oldest son has been attending for about a year, and he loves The Sandbox! He has so much fun and has learned so much - his verbal and social skills have developed greatly since he began. The teachers are all knowledgeable and caring, and the setting is very warm and homey. I would highly recommend The Sandbox to anyone looking for excellent child care.
We have been very pleased with The Sandbox. We began taking our daughter to The Sandbox when she was one and immediately noticed her developmental growth. She blossomed verbally and also began to use sign language to communicate. She continues to amaze us with her knowledge and appreciate the teacher s commitment. The curriculum is well planned and provides my daughter the opportunity to learn through various hands-on activities. The Directors and Administrative Staff are always friendly and professional.
My oldest son started at the Sandbox when he was a year old. We have had four great years with him at the school. The teachers and the curriculum are great. My once shy and quiet baby has grown into a confident and out going little boy. The teachers are dedicated and committed to what they do. He recently left the Sandbox to start kindergarten and we were amazed and impressed by how much of what he needs to know by the end of kindergarten he has already learned from the Sandbox. We also have a two year old at the Sandbox who has been there for just over a year. He has opened up so much in the last 6 months - it's great. I love the fact that both of my boys have had many of the same teachers - we have come to know them and feel like this gives our boys some stability. I cannot say enough positive things about the Sandbox and their programs. For someone who was afraid to send her children to daycare - the Sandbox has been a great experience for my boys and my family. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic program that will grow and learn with your children.
My daughter has been at the Sandbox since she was 5 months old and is now going on 2. I was so nervous to leave her to go to work but the staff there did so much to help me feel confident at the beginning. Over time, taking her to school got so much easier because it was clear she enjoyed her time there and got a lot out of it. She is now in the toddler room and is learning so much--signing, singing, talking, dancing and problem solving. Having peace of mind that she is in a high quality setting is so valuable to us working parents. The staff has been wonderful and genuinely cares about and is deeply invested in our daughter. We love the Sandbox!
My 4-year-old has been attending The Sandbox since 18 months old and I have been very happy with the care he has received. The facilities are wonderful. I toured several facilities and The Sandbox just felt like home. The classrooms are warm and inviting. The playgrounds are shaded by beautiful trees and creates a great environment for play and exlporation. The teachers are exceptional. I love when he comes home singing a new song from music class or tells me something new about what his class has been learning. I have also felt supported as a parent by his preschool teachers. We have had a great experience as a family at The Sandbox.
I am an old Sandboxer. Both of my sons went to the Sandbox. They are now 28 and 22. The Sandbox prepared them very well for elementary school, as well as life. The staff is very caring and does what is academically appropriate for young children. The school has been accredited several times by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. They have many staff members who have been there a long time. My oldest son has graduated from the U of A and my youngest has one year remaining at the University of Arizona. I credit the Sandbox with helping them to develop into the amazing young men they are today and for furthering their educations.
Our children attended Sandbox full-time, year-round, starting at ages 2 & 1, all the way through their pre-K curriculum. They are now ages 9 & 8, and still return for summer break. Sandbox has truly become their home away from home. The teachers and administrators have been consistently superior. We visited about 15 different childcare facilities before deciding on Sandbox for our children, and we have never had a doubt about our decision. The longevity of staff has been incredible over the years, and contributes greatly to the excellent experience we have had with Sandbox. It will be a sad day indeed when our kids are too old to return for summer. The activities available for play, learning, growing as a person, etc., are truly unbelievable. Our kids excelled at school after their early childhood education at Sandbox, and they have always received reinforcement from Sandbox employees of many of our family values such as respect and responsibility. As full-time working parents, it has been a blessing beyond belief to have a group of people that we have grown to trust with our children, helping to teach our children to be good citizens. We love the people who are Sandbox!