Parent Testimonials


‘I would like to say that Caring Friends has been a great daycare and the staff has been great working with our daughter this summer. They have taught her life values and have shown patience/kindness. My daughter has learned to say “yes ma’am” and “yes sir”. She also prays before every meal now. She actually loves going to daycare. That is a new experience for her and us! This has been our first positive daycare experience and I will recommend them for any school age child. Thank you Caring Friends!–Brandon Meredith

“Terri Hartweck is one of the most caring and compassionate individuals I’ve ever met, but not only is she wonderful on a personal level, she is perfectly suited as a director, educator, leader, and spiritual role model to children, their families, and staff. Each of my three children have attended preschool throughout the past five years at Caring Friends Daycare Ministry,where ‘Miss Terri’ is employed as the ministry’s director, My children have tried and tested Mrs.Hartweck and her staff with the gambit of ADHD and ODD related stunts, but Mrs. Hartweck has been unwavering in her systematic and education first approach that is both stern and appropriate yet kind, fitting, and fair. Not only have my children loved attending daycare/preschool at Caring Friends, but they have thrived academically, emotionally, and spiritually under the direction of Mrs.Terri Hartweck. ‘Miss Terri’ has taught my children to enjoy learning and in turn has given them a precious gift that will last them their lifetime. I would recommend Mrs. Hartweck and her expertise in early childhood development and education to anyone looking to give their children a strong start in life. ” – Amy Sitzman

” Caring Friends is a God send. I absolutely don’t know what I would have done without them. I had tried 3 daycares and homes before finding them and waiting on wait list to get in, but it was all worth it. The teachers are caring and nurturing. The meals that the cook provided are unbelievable – my kids always want me to call Mrs. Terri to find out how to cook the meals on the weekends or for supper. Mrs. Terri is the director and she is the kindest woman that I have ever meet, very knowledgeable and treats the staff great and the kids and parents like family as well. The academics is better than most schools. My kids have learned Spanish, Sign Language, how to write their complete names, ABCs, numbers,  history, science experiments, tasty Tuesday and Food Friday cooking, Show-n-tell, and so much more. They even brush our kids teeth. they go on field trips and parents are always invited and welcomed to go along as well as parties and luncheon parents are invited too. I would highly recommend them.” - Angela Smith

“I can never say enough good things about this place. Structured, welcoming environment with active, involved teachers. Great communication between teacher/parents. I always know my child is happy, safe, and well cared for while here.” Alicia McDowell

“I am a working grandmother and needed daycare for my granddaughter. It is hard to find a place that provides a comfortable and secure environment;however, I found that place at Caring Friends Daycare Ministry under the direction of Terri Hartweck. They are Christain based,my granddaughter has been taught the word of God, treating others with respect, how to share and how to pray. She has learned her ABC’s, numbers, letter and number recognition, Spanish and sign language,opposite and same game shapes, music and even computers. She has learned life enhancement skills like patience, understanding and love. She eats well balanced nutrious meals and snacks and has the opportunity to exercise in the adjacent playground. The love and patience that Mrs. Terri gives the children makes me realize how blessed I am to have found a home away from home for my granddauther. Terri provides a wonderful, nuturing, and loving environment for the children in this daycare and that flows into the hearts of at flows into the hearts of the staff that she over sees” — Kathy Tuley

“My son attended Caring Friends Daycare for a couple of years, and I consider myself lucky to have found them, and Terri, when I did. My son is on the autism spectrum, and Terri and her staff were always patient and caring.  She always, always, took time to discuss things with me in length and I always felt that I could go to her with any concerns or questions I might have regarding my son’s care. Terri is very involved with the children who attend the daycare, their parents, and her staff.” – April Vogt

“We have loved having our son attend Caring Friends Daycare Ministry. He has come home singing songs, saying prayers, and talking about nature walks.He has made so many friends and talks about his friends and his teachers often. We can see our son is very happy going to “school” and have peace knowing he is enjoying his day. A true gem of daycares”. — Samantha Saini

“I really love Mrs. Terri and the staff of Caring Friends. They are very organized, professional, and extremely attentive to each child at the daycare. They are truly like family to us. “– Shannon Higgins

” We absolutely love Caring Friends Daycare Ministry. Mrs. Terri and her teaching staff are amazing. We can really tell how much they truly adore the children. My children have learned so much over the past years from phonics, Spanish, computers to compassion and sharing and caring. All three of my children were ready for school when the time came. They still attend afterschool and on all those days that school is out – spring break, Christmas vacation, and Summer. Going to daycare is one of their highlights of summer break. They also really love the food. All they talk about is the great food they eat. Also they do lots of fun activities and field trips. we can not say enough wonderful things about this daycare and its staff. They are a one of a kind.”– Carl Calvin

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Everyone  has been great during my son’s time at Caring Friends Daycare. He felt so comfortable and very loved. He would come home and say, Mrs. Terri called me sweetie today or Mrs. Brandi helped me with my artwork today. His papers and attitude reflected the teaching of caring for each other and loving each other. I noticed how much better he seemed to respond to working on something as a team and doing his  personal best. I am excited that I have Caring Friends Daycare to refer my friends to for their children! Thank you for caring for my son over the years as he was your own. I appreciate ALL of you for your talent of working with children and placing excellent values in your organization which then flows into the children. God Bless each and everyone of you! My son misses you and so do I! What a joy it has been to be a part of Caring Friends Daycare Ministry and I would highly recommend you to anyone.” – Kristi Eggers

Caring Friends Daycare Ministry is a wonderful place to take your children beginning at age 3 years old up through school-age years. Terri the director, is a very compassionate and caring individual, that puts your child’s needs as a top priority. All   3 of my children learned SO MUCH from their wonderful teachers that she hires and trains to instruct each of her classrooms.” - Tabitha Taylor

“I highly recommend Caring Friends Daycare Ministry to you and your family. I was very impressed with Terri the director and the staff’s expertise in child development and the patience and caring they showed the children.   My son was excited to go to preschool everyday and he came home eager to show us what he learned. My 3 year old started in August and unfortunately we had to move to a different city at the end of December. During the short 5 months my son attended Caring Friends I noticed a significant difference in pre-readiness, listening and social skills. We always have read a to him, but now he wanted to “read” to us. Each evening when we would read books and he would point to each word as he read a memorized book, such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear. His imagination really took off!  In addition, by December, he could count to 10 in Spanish, and was attempting count to 40 in English. The curriculum includes reciting prayers and songs, and basic sign language! We also noticed he was able to follow two and three step directions. My mom is a 1st grade teacher and she told me that he already has skills that she has to teach her 1st graders.Each morning the students recite the pledge of allegiance and talk about the president, vice-president, secretary of state, and their spouses. It seems like most schools got away from the saying the pledge of allegiance in the classroom and I was happy that this preschool instills patriotic values and pride. They talk about the flag and how many stars and stripes are on it.Caring Friends not only teaches academic skills but also instills social skills and how to be caring and respectful to other people. He says yes mam, no mam, please and thank you, excuse me, bless me. I was impressed how respectful and courteous he has become to adults and his little sister. Caring Friends has gone above and beyond all of my expectations. Caring Friends is an inviting place for children to play and learn. I strongly recommend Caring Friends to everyone! “- Caroline Conover


Terri Hartweck – Daycare Director