Parent’s Corner

Parents have always played a major role in shaping the child care program at Bernie’s Place. Parents serve on our Board of Directors and on committees; assist on field trips; participate in fundraising; spend time reading with children; and join us for meals or group time. We hold parent teacher conferences to share information, set goals and solve programs for each child. Staff and parents work collaboratively to create a very satisfying experience for each family.


“Bernie’s Place is a fantastic child care center. The teachers and Amy provide a really special place for children to learn and grow. Their emphasis on social-emotional development is something that I really value and appreciate from this center.” 

“Bernie’s is part of our family. Both of our children thrive here and have a strong foundation for their learning future. 

“This is a wonderful program and we would not send our child anywhere else. Thank you for all you do!” 

“Bernie’s is a great center! My kids love to come, sare, learn, and have fun. We are so grateful for the staff and for making every moment special.” 

“To the wonderful teachers at Bernie’s Place,
Our daughter attended from baby Bernie’s up to age 3 when we moved. She’s now in kindergarten! We have never found a school as special as Bernies! Everyone was so caring – we are so lucky that our girl could attend when she did. She still talks about it :)”

“Thanks so much for welcoming me for lunch today! That is the most delicious egg salad sandwich I’ve ever had. We strive to eat like that at home but don’t always nail it – I’m so glad the kids eat your food every day.
The children were so cute and pleasant and I could tell that they feel respected and loved at mealtime. This was the first complex time of day I’ve witnessed at Bernie’s and I’m beyond impressed with the organization, the patience, and the plain old hard work that each of you put into taking care of our kids.”

“I’m so impressed that all of the staff seem to know what is going on with each child and how professionally the staff deal with one another.”

“The food at Bernie’s is amazing! Thank you for making whole foods a priority.”

“I would not imagine that I would ever be a parent that would find a school program that so statisfied my ideals. I feel like my values and goals for my child are supported and enhanced by the staff at Bernie’s.”

“I feel the staff is incredibly professional and really know and like what they are doing. The staff demonstrate a strong respect for children that is really great and not very common.”

“I am beyond happy with Bernie’s. I am ecstatic that my child and Bernie’s came together for day care.” 

Open Door Policy

Bernie’s has an open door policy for family members. Do you have a minute? Want to help out? Please feel free to join us for a meal, volunteer for a field trip, join group time, contribute to a workday, and so on. We look forward to whatever talents and contributions to the Bernie’s community you bring. You are always welcome. Covid-19 Note: The pandemic is forcing Bernie’s to take differnet practices, including limiting outside exposure. We look forward to resuming as soon as we are able to under the directions of public health.