I started at Smarty Pants when I was
11months old. Now I’ll be 3 in October. I know all my ABC’s, colors
and numbers up to 20. That’s all really great stuff but what me and my family
love about Smarty Pants is simple…FAMILY. Since Day one we felt like a part
of their family. Having the family values that we have. My big brother Ethan is
4 and comes to Smarty Pants after his special school. Ethan has autism. The care
they give him and most of all the love they show him words can’t describe.
My brother Ethan is not easy to take care of. I see how hard mommy and daddy have
to work. When my big brother comes here I can see the relief my mommy has knowing
how wonderful they treat Ethan. Some other schools have thought of Ethan to be a
bother but not to Smarty Pants’s family. I can see how they treat us like
family. I love my teachers and friends. So it’s simple for me…FAMILY-
that’s what I love about Smarty Pants Preschool.
How do you describe love in action? It’s
taking time for each child: caring, compassionate, friendly, encouraging, building
character, having fun, making memories, teaching academics, developing skills, fixing
hair, making music together, laughing, playing, competing, listening, discovering,
and preparing for grade school. All of this and so much more is what happens at
Smarty Pants Preschool every day. It really is the place where you will find love
Smarty Pants is an amazing school. I looked around to see what was available for
my children and nothing I saw compared to Smarty Pants. The staff is amazing and
compassionate. They take great care of my princess Kaydence. In a hectic situation
they handle it with ease and do what needs to be done. My son was a handful and
had been asked to leave from two other preschools and they accepted him and really
made him feel like he was important rather than just “dealing” with
him. He graduated from Smarty Pants a year ago and the staff still asks about him
and he still asks to go back. He had a wonderful experience while he was in their
care. They really helped shape him into the little man he is today. My daughter
has been attending Smarty Pants on and off for almost two years now and she loves
it. If she isn’t well enough to go she gets very upset. She is always excited
when I drop her off and very happy when I pick her up. I can’t say enough
about how much I appreciate everything Smarty Pants does for my family. I would
recommend them to all my friends, and I have. Thank you so much for all the wonderful
Chrissy and Dave
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed
the orientation, and loved to see and hear everything you do. I know that over the
past year I sometimes become emotional dropping Conor off or picking him up from
school, it is very hard to leave your baby in someone else’s hands. However
I am so glad that the hands I leave him in are those of Smarty Pants! Ms Danielle
and Jillian definitely took the time my first year as a new Mommy to do more than
just take care of my baby; they took care of me too! I know that Conor is loved
and well taken care of, he is a happy baby and it is because of the great care he
receives during the week. I love Smarty Pants and the entire extended Serra family!
Rich and Amanda Sherry
Thank you for all that you have done
in providing an environment in which our daughter Demi has thrived. Because of your
care she is ready to enter kindergarten with all the skills she needs. We appreciate
the loving, nurturing, safe environment that has become her second home. We will
miss the school, but will always remember her 3 ½ years as a tremendous gift
Wendy Sheryl and Dylann
Thank you all for the years of memories
and happiness you have given Dylann. We will miss you.
Thank you with assisting in potty training
Bennett your system and advice worked. He pooped immediately. Thanks again for your
patience, we appreciate all your hard work and are thrilled that Bennett has such
amazing teachers at such a wonderful school.
Shannon will be going to elementary
school now, which is good, but she will also be leaving the school which has helped
her so much. When we brought her to you, she was introverted and constantly very
sick because of another school we were sending her to. I do not need to tell you
the conditions of the schools Shannon has previously attended. The level of improvement
in her health and personality speaks volumes. Since Shannon started coming to your
school, she is so much healthier, and has truly blossomed. I am grateful for everything
your school, your family and your employees have done for her. You and your staff
have not only cared for her, but have also cared about her personally. That level
of caring, as well as the level of cleanliness you maintain, has truly been a godsend
for Shannon at a time when she needed it most. I don’t know how to put into
words how much I appreciate all you have done for my daughter. Please know that
when I say “thank you” that is the most sincerely heartfelt sentiment.
I will continue to recommend your school
as the only choice for a pre-school in Florida.
Dana, Jamara, and Bri
When Brianna started Smarty Pants Pre-School
I Knew we had made the right decision. Brianna always came home excited, full of
life and happy. In addition to her cheerful mood she was learning new things every
day. We have been using “Your Baby can Read” at home and were glad to
know you were using it as part of your curriculum daily. We have seen a difference
in Brianna and an increase in her vocabulary. At 18 months she is counting, learning
colors, and has a huge vocabulary.
Thank you for all that you do.
Cory and Amber Bankes
Being parents of a three year old,
we are thankful for many things. One of the things we are most thankful for is the
wonderful school that we are able to have our son attend. Cory has been with Smarty
Pants his whole life and let me tell you what a blessing it is to have a sense of
security and peace of mind when dropping him off every day and know he will be taken
care of by people who care and love him. Our work schedules are hectic and it seems
like Cory has been in school for 10 ½ hour days, the reassurance of knowing
he is cared for, learning, growing in a healthy clean and safe environment while
receiving genuine love is comforting. You are his family away from family.
Sincerely thank you from the bottom
of our hearts.
Brad and Diana Higgins
"We thank you for your commitment
and dedication that you show on a daily basis. It is because of your strength and
love that we trust you with our most precious possession."
"My son Zachary has attended Smarty
Pants Pre-School since it opened. He absolutely loves going to school every day
and has been introduced to, and learned so many things since he began. We are consistently
amazed and impressed by what he learns every single week.
The school's high quality and standards are evident in all aspects of the center,
including: the learning curriculum and staff. It is obvious that the vision the
Serra family had for creating the Smarty Pants Pre-School concept is definitely
a step above the typical daycare/pre-school experience existing in the local area.
It is always apparent that all members of the Serra family care deeply for the well
being of the children and the consistent quality that the center represents.
I absolutely could not imagine having my son anywhere else except at Smarty Pants
"At Smarty Pants Pre-School, safety
and happiness of the children is the # 1 priority. The educational experiences the
center has provided for our son have been incredible. It has already helped him
grow into this beautiful, young and respectful kid. What we like the most about
Smarty Pants is the nurturing way they treat our son. I can go to work and not worry
about his well being. I know that he is loved as much as we would like him to be.
Our family has been blessed by this wonderful people. It has changed our lives.
Thanks Smarty Pants Pre-School for given our son a Bright Future
Heather and Rick Little
"I don't believe that a thank
you note really expresses how we feel! But thank you is needed! As I said before
it was faith that brought us together. God has brought us together so we can help
each other! We thank you for your quick action with Emma. If not for you, I shudder
to think what would happen. From day one I trusted you with our daughter, I not
only trust you with her, but I trust you with her life. She has received more love
at Smarty Pants than she would have received anywhere else. You all are Amazing
and are God sent people.
We can't imagine our lives without you! To family and friends that I have told about
you, they are amazed with this Preschool! They said they have never heard of anyone
doing so much for the parents and children. I said I know, it's the best Preschool
ever! We are so thankful for you and are so glad that you will be part of our family!!
"When we first started Smarty
Pants, we did not realize all the wonderful programs your school had to offer. Our
son, Andrew has learned so much and has advanced thanks to your great care and curriculum.
From singing new songs every day to learning Spanish, to one day surprising us with
the Pledge of Allegiance, our son has definitely benefited from attending your school.
All the teachers and staff are wonderful, very friendly and helpful to the children
as well as the parents. We are very impressed and enjoyed being part of your holiday
celebration, where the children put on a wonderful play and we got to see a video
of what they are up to. Our son and us as well, could not wait to see the circus
fun show that you had with the magician, clown, all the fun activities, wonderful
treats and extremely fun face painting that we could not stop talking about for
We just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great care
you took of Andrew and we will highly recommend everyone we know to come to your
Amy Lorenzo and Scott Heller
"Seeing Anthony and Pauline's
children teach and perform with the preschool students, speaks volumes to us of
how wonderful parents they are."
We've had our son in their care now for over 3 years and could not be happier with
the way they've handled Christopher. He's become an outgoing, personable young man
and we owe much of his success to the Serra's. They are re-defining child care!!!!
We are thankful to have found such a loving and caring family."
"Thanks for everything, I had
learned too many things with you, and had so much fun in the Nursery. Thanks for
teaching me "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and the "Old McDonald" song,
it's my favorite songs.
Ellen J. Campbell
Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee
Thank you for your contribution of
247 lbs. of miscellaneous food to keep our Food Bank at Meals on Wheels PLUS helping
the needy of our community.
The Food Bank helps to provide infants with formula, bottles, diapers and other
necessary items to ensure their well being. Together, we are able to help families
caught in emergency situations to regain self-reliance. Thank you again for your
"Every day our son is greeted
with huge smiles, and heartfelt hugs. He is
engaged and taught with stimulating
activities full of adventure. I feel very lucky to have Jillian Serra as Elliot's
teacher. I knew he was loved and cherished in her care from day one."
"Just in the little time you've
been with Emma she knows red, blue, yellow, green, white, and black. She counts
1-10 sometimes more, she sings so many songs, she says things I don't understand,
and I just laugh because I think she must be speaking Spanish.
When I drop her off in the morning I never go to work and worry about Emma."