What Parents Say
Our family could not be happier or more fulfilled that we found Buenos Amigos (BA). We had experiences with other daycares, but BA is simply remarkable. Most important is that they truly love and nurture the children under their care. We could see and experience this from the moment we dropped our son off on his first day. The teachers are kind, our children absolutely love them and call them their ‘best friends,’ and the whole staff works to ensure the kids learn, grow, are challenged in the right ways, and foster such a welcoming and supportive environment.
Maria who runs the daycare pours her heart and soul into the program. She communicates frequently with parents with texts and emails in addition to the regular newsletters that inform parents about the food, schedules and activities for the children. We have three children there now, all who attended during the pandemic, and it was a rough challenge for Maria and her staff to juggle all the health concerns but there was never a doubt they were trying to accommodate everyone as best as they could.
Also, for any families like ours who were not Spanish speaking, each of our three children now understand and speak Spanish (which is remarkable) and Maria and her leadership staff are bilingual and are able to communicate with English speaking families about anything they need.
Just an example of how much of family/community atmosphere that Buenos Amigos fosters, each year they rent an auditorium and put on a few ‘shows’ with the kids who learn songs and dance routines and you can see how much your children and learning and growing every day.
In sum, my wife and I could not recommend Beunos Amigos highly enough. We entrust our three children to them, and in a way consider them part of our family now.
Buenos Amigos Daycare is one of the best-kept secrets of Silver Spring. I send both of my kids there and I cannot believe my luck. It is amazing. The teachers are great and supportive. My kids talk about them like they are best friends. The owner, Maria, is well-organized and transparent. She has high standards for her staff and for parents, which I greatly appreciate. The rules are clear and consistently implemented.
When my son was diagnosed with a developmental disability, Maria and her team were there with me every step of the way. They provided support and accommodations for us. They’ve been very flexible with me taking him in and out of school for his various therapies. It means the world to me. When I asked, they relayed experiences and stories – never judgmental. When I have questions, they always respond with thoughtfulness.
Maria and her team clearly prioritize Spanish immersion education. There’s a variety of activities – circle time, yoga, dance, outdoor free play, field trips to the park, etc. I’m very impressed with how many creative things they come up with. Each week has a theme, which makes it extra fun.
She’ll also go the extra mile for you, even during a pandemic. When my Elmo-obsessed daughter had her birthday celebration, Buenos Amigos decked the place with Sesame Street and gave her a small Elmo wristband. My kid talked about it for WEEKS. It’s the little touches like that showed me that they have gotten to know my kids.
In sum, this is a caring, stimulating environment with happy kids. It’s not just a babysitting situation. This is an amazing daycare.
Our son has been attending Buenos Amigos since November 2020 and we are so happy to send him there everyday! The teachers are so loving and caring, the facilities are beautiful and the director (Maria) puts so much work into ensuring that each and every child that attends this daycare has a good experience. The food they make for the children is excellent and our son regularly eats foods there that he won’t at home. They even have cameras that you can watch to make sure your child is happy and learning! We encourage any parents in this area to look into Buenos Amigos for their children!
I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience, but my family has had an amazing experience at Buenos Amigos. My daughter has had the same teacher for 3 years, and she runs up the stairs to give her a hug every morning. Throughout COVID they have been incredibly careful, and respectful, of both the children and the parents – keeping everyone informed about changing protocols and expectations in a way that made us feel very fortunate to have our child in their care during the pandemic.
The teachers are all patient and caring and great with the kids, and my daughter brings home “treasures” every week consisting of artwork they’ve done in class. I’m always amazed by how much the kids are doing, and my daughter’s Spanish is amazing. I would, and do, recommend Buenos Amigos to everyone.
We have wonderful experiences at Buenos Amigos. The owner, Maria, and her entire staff of teachers made our family feel welcomed and seen.
They know our kids well, and made sure that they receive the type of unique support and care according to their developmental stages and personalities. When we ask them, the team helps us learn about child development from their professional perspectives. When we have special requests about how to help our kids during developmental leaps or challenges, they work with us to make the transitions smooth.
This program incorporates hands-on, creative, and educational activities, and the parents are kept in the loop about what they are doing during the day. They provide 2 meals and 2 snacks per day, and make the meal schedules available to the parents. The kids get plenty of outdoor play time each day, weather permitting. Our kids love/d all of their teachers, and they have treated our family with love and professionalism.
During the pandemic, Maria kept us abreast of regulations, expectations, and was clear about the precautions they take to keep us safe. They are vigilant about sticking with legal, professional training, ethical, and safety regulations. They make safety and wellbeing a top priority.
Maria has been as transparent with us about her decision making processes during the challenges of the last couple of years (pandemic), and included us in decision making issues that needed input from the daycare families.
Our kids are thriving as a result of this wonderful daycare program. We all feel safe and cared for.
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