“ I felt that the heart of ICRI was at the right place - they're in it for the future of our children and they invest in all the necessary resources and research to make their vision a reality."
"ICRI has an impressive track record of delivering the kind of quality preschool care and education we are looking for, across a wide variety of contexts."
“I think ICRI is the right choice because they have terrific experience helping committed, caring, and capable childcare professionals be even better at what they do through their innovative, child-led curriculum and dedication to professional development."
“The ICRI model uses decades of experience to create a space for children to be their authentic selves- to be the best version of themselves... and to experience the pure joy of early childhood. The teachers seemed to model the values ICRI espouses to have- they seemed as if they were a family- all unified for the single purpose of serving the children so that they grow and thrive."
"ICRI was the only program that began conversations by describing their philosophy, beliefs about child development, and hopes for children . . . While valuing the learning of specific knowledge and skills, they recognized that these are best learned within meaningful experiences for children."
"ICRI prides themselves on fostering a child's innate desire to learn using play-based emergent curriculum and, from what I saw, this concept is immediately evident when walking into their classrooms. It's what I believe our children deserve."
"ICRI is an industry leader in early childhood education. ICRI runs care centers that implement early childhood education best practices, is often hired to train early childhood educators, and will partner with our teachers and families to provide an environment consistent with these best practices.”
“They will provide a more agile approach, incorporating best practices tailor-made for Stanford, along with improved responsiveness and adaptability.”
"Besides describing their goals for children, ICRI expressed an interest in being a leader in the field. The organization’s focus was on children, families, and high quality early childhood experiences, not on corporate structures. I believe their clear sense of mission, priorities, and educational philosophy will promote consistent leadership and training for caregivers.”
"After visiting the centers, seeing how the teachers interact with the children, seeing how the classroom is setup to feel cozy and at the children's level, I remember thinking - if I had an ICRI center near my house, I would move my children there tomorrow - the impression was just that strong!”
"They see us as partners who together can create world class childcare centers that put our children and their natural curiosity and drive to learn at the heart of what they do.”
"when I visited their center I finally thought, 'Yes, they get it.' Beyond learning specific skills, early childhood is a time of wonder, joy, and exploration."