What parents JUST like you have to say about Woolsey Academy For Young Learners!
LaDonna has cared for my child for over 3 1/2 years. I just want to start by saying AMAZING!!!!!!! She loves each child like they are her own. It brings me to tears knowing that she is leaving Willard, Mo! My daughter, Violet, has a magical connection with LaDonna. She LOVES Ms. LaDonna!!!! LaDonna is amazing in soooo many ways. She is always finding new and interesting ideas to keep the childrens' interest. She is very VERY patient with each and every child, and address their needs differently, depending on child. She will be greatly missed!!!!! Plenty of HUGS will be given!
Lorisa Kirkpatrick CST/CFA, Willard, MO
To whom this may concern,
My husband and I both work full time and during the year 2011 we needed a child care provider for our five year old daughter and our 20 month old son. I am a Special Education Teacher for the Willard RII district in Missouri. I found LaDonna Woolsey on the internet while searching for a child care provider. I had called numerous places and never felt comfortable with any of them to even make an appointment to meet them in person. I called LaDonna, and almost immediately after the conversation started, I felt a sense of relief and made an appointment to check out her daycare in person, the following day. When I saw her facility I was absolutely amazed. LaDonna answered all of my nervous mom questions and watching her interact with the children made me realize I had found the perfect person to watch my children during the day. She started providing Child Care services for my children immediately. My children felt completely safe and secure in her home. LaDonna offered many various educational activities, as well as healthy snacks and meals. The kindness and patience in which she showed to all of her children was outstanding. Her home was always clean and kept child proof. She allows her students to learn through educational play. They don’t even know they are learning! LaDonna always has hands on activities each day for all of the children: making play dough, making finger paints, baking, and arts and crafts. My children always came home dirty, in a good way, this allowed me to see that they actually played and had fun. As a teacher I wanted to make sure that my children would be learning during their time with her. LaDonna has purchased several preschool curriculums and pulls from those to provide the best educational experience for the children she is caring for. It says a lot about a Child Care provider when all of her students score in the high 90 percentile during their Kindergarten screenings. My daughter scored at the 96th percentile and I credit that to LaDonna. When I get home from work all I want to do is play with my children and not have to teach them. Not only does she use a preschool curriculum, but she runs it like a preschool and holds parent teacher conferences. This allowed me to know exactly what I need to help my children with while they were at home. LaDonna not only knows what stages children go through at each age, but she works with the parents and has impeccable parent/teacher communication.
I would definitely recommend LaDonna Woolsey as a child care provider for any other family in need of day care services. With her background experience and strong abilities to connect with children, she can definitely offer everything a family would be looking for in a provider.
Sincerely,Lisa Lassley(417) 844-3403
My little boy Elijah was only 2 when he started the Woolsey Learning Academy. He is the youngest of five children and the only boy. Elijah suffered from separation anxiety and in all honesty, I did also. My husband and I thought it would be wise to send him to a preschool/daycare for a couple of days a week so that he could interact with other children and learn to socialize. Immediately I was impressed with how Miss LaDonna cared for Elijah and how she took the time to hold him, calm him and reassure him. He truly loves Miss LaDonna and enjoys his time at the preschool. I cannot find the words to describe the positive changes that we have seen in Elijah. He has developed into a very confident little guy and has learned so much. I have never regretted our decision to place him in Miss LaDonna's care. I know that she provides a safe environment and goes out of her way for each and every child.
Mary Roberts, Willard, MO
LaDonna Woolsey is one of the most caring people that I have ever trusted to care for my son. She is a wonderful person and a great teacher. My son loved going to her school and was very happy there. I never had any worries about him while he was there, because I knew he was in great hands. My son and I had a wonderful experience at the Woolsey Academy and I highly recommend LaDonna to anyone looking for high quality care for their child.
Sincerely, Johnie Jones, Willard, MO
Woolsey Academy has been an amazing preschool for my high spirited little girl. LaDonna was always ready to try something new to keep my little one engaged and challenged. We have missed her since moving on to Kindergarten, my daughter often asks if she can go back to Ms. LaDonna's instead of going to Kindergarten. We wish her all the best, and for the Kansas City area, you are gettting an amazing lady!
Tahnee Puckett, Willard, MO
To whom it may concern,
My name is Jennifer McDonald, my family and I had the privilege of having LaDonna Woolsey in our life. She was one of the first people we met when we first moved to the state of Missouri. Our son Brady attended The Woolsey Academy where LaDonna was his full time teacher, friend, second mom, and caregiver. LaDonna is a strong Christian woman with a big heart and an unlimited amount of patience. She took such good care of our son Brady who was 2yrs old when he started at her school, he is now 4 almost 5yrs old. She made learning exciting! LaDonna did not take the children on fieldtrips, instead the fieldtrips came to them. They had a Librarian come regularly, a Zoo Lady come with animals, a speech teacher, and her father –in-law “Paca” to take them on pony rides. In fact, LaDonna was the one that realized Brady’s hearing/ speech problems and worked with him after he had tubes put in. LaDonna also welcomed our older son Toby at her school, when his school was closed. LaDonna has made a huge impact in the lives of the children and their families! She made every child feel loved, she used each child’s strengths to help them learn during class time. One of Brady’s favorite things, LaDonna is a great cook and would make each child whatever they preferred for breakfast and lunch. She is very caring and very organized. We have trusted LaDonna with our children and absolutely hate to see her leave and relocate. LaDonna cares and loves each one of the kids like she does her own children. I know she prays for the children and their families often. I would definitely recommend LaDonna to anyone!!
Sincerely, Pastor Kevin, Jennifer, Toby and Brady McDonald; Cell# (Jennifer) 901-921-5366 Email (Jennifer) firstname.lastname@example.org
My husband and I both work full time and during the year 2011 we needed a child care provider for our five year old daughter and our 20 month old son. I am a Special Education Teacher for the Willard RII district in Missouri. I found LaDonna Woolsey on the internet while searching for a child care provider. I had called numerous places and never felt comfortable with any of them to even make an appointment to meet them in person. I called LaDonna, and almost immediately after the conversation started, I felt a sense of relief and made an appointment to check out her daycare in person, the following day. When I saw her facility I was absolutely amazed. LaDonna answered all of my nervous mom questions and watching her interact with the children made me realize I had found the perfect person to watch my children during the day. She started providing Child Care services for my children immediately... - Lisa Lassley - Special Education Teacher for the Willard RII