Parent Testimonials

See why your neighbors entrust their children’s well-being and growth to the Early Learning Center at Johnston Health in Smithfield.

“I have a two and three year old that have been attending the Early Learning Center since they were two and three months old. It has been a wonderful experience for my family. All the teachers have always been wonderful with my children. Any parent thinking about sending their child to this facility will have no regrets.”

-Tracy Davis

“The Early Learning Center has been our childcare provider since our toddler was four months old. We have been very pleased with the care and education that our daughter has received. We feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful place for her to spend her time while we have to be at work. We love the balance of activities, the wonderful curriculum and the colorful environment that the ELC offers. The center is kept in immaculate condition. We couldn’t have asked for a better second family to teach, guide and love our little girl and we thank each of them for all that they do!”

-Todd and Jodi Ramsey

“The staffs are exceptional.  They listen to my needs and concerns as a working mother, they follow through on every educational goal established by the center, they communicate daily with me through notes and direct conversation regarding my children’s day at school, and they communicate formally at a quarterly meeting to review progress in all developmental areas.  The staff makes me feel welcome to visit anytime.  When my work schedule has allowed, I have been privileged to have lunch with my children, visit them while they are on the playground, observe parades, and tuck-them in for their naps. Having provided therapy for children in varying child-care centers across the county with my previous employer, I can state with honesty and conviction, the Early Learning Center warrants every single one of its five stars and more.  They outshine all other sites, and I personally cannot imagine my children anywhere else.”

-Trish Mahlschnee

“The Early Learning Center has played a wonderful role in our family. Our son is growing and thriving as he learns, but he also gets nurtured and loved by the teachers there. Each morning when I drop him off he heads straight into his classroom, excited about the day, and greets his teacher and classmates. The staff of the center has been very accommodating, working hard to know our son and to respect our special requests on his behalf. The ELC is a great place for my children and I feel certain that other parents who take advantage of this benefit will discover the same.”

-Rev. Jeanell Cox

“My wife and I are very pleased with what the Early Learning Center has given to our daughter.   The staff is very courteous and consistent. We really appreciate the way our daughter is made to feel special everyday by the staff. By greeting each child by name at drop off and pick up, it is a small but consistent act that makes each child feel valued. As a parent I have always felt welcomed by the teachers and administrative staff to visit or to just have lunch with the kids. All I need to do is spend time talking to my daughter to realize that she feels confident and excited about being an active member of her class at the Early Learning Center.”

-J.P. Renfrow

Take a Tour

Call 919-938-7578 to schedule a tour of the Early Learning Center and meet our teachers. You may also take a virtual tour.