Our Odyssey Stories

Odyssey is proud to have established some very close relationships with our families over the years. Hopefully, their stories will provide families considering whether to enroll at Odyssey with some examples of how we treat our customers and of the contribution that we’ve made to the overall childcare environment in Birmingham.

— Here are a few of Our Odyssey Stories —

The Paepcke Family

Odyssey provides the proper balance of education and fun.  Our child has been provided the fundamentals to prepare her for kindergarten.

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The Hayes Family

We trust the teachers and staff at Odyssey, and that makes such a tremendous difference when we drop our kids off in the morning.  We know that they will be cared for in a loving and learning environment.  Our kids also love the extra-curricular activities that Odyssey provides.  From Soccer Shots, to Music, Dance, and Tumble Bus, there are so many additional items available through the program.  It’s also extremely important to know that our children are eating healthy meals during the day, and Odyssey’s consistent food service has been a tremendous plus to the overall value of the program.  Finally, their Internet Video Monitoring system, Visit My Child, has been a very comforting amenity to the Odyssey program, allowing parents (and Grandparents!) to peek in on their children and see them in the classroom environment.

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The Smith Family

We absolutely LOVE Odyssey!  It has been such a wonderful experience for our daughter and for us.  She’s excited to go to school each day and I know that she is well cared for by loving professionals.  The teachers are genuine and well prepared and the curriculum is age appropriate and relevant.  Everyone works toward the goal of teaching the whole child by encouraging learning, manners, and appropriate behavior.  I also like the fact that I am able to see what is going on in the classroom from my office or home using their Visit My Child system.  It is reassuring to know that I can see her at any time and check in on what she is doing.

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Diane and Sean W.

With our first child, we researched what seemed like every preschool within a 20-mile radius.  But once we found Odyssey, it became an easy decision.  We rated Odyssey the highest scores for cleanliness, security, friendliness, organization, quality of curriculum, and just a wonderful environment.  Odyssey is the only preschool our daughter has ever attended and we actually decided to move closer to Odyssey when expecting our second child.  Now our son is there and our daughter wishes she could come back!

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The Fisher Family

The only regret we have is that we did not start our children at Odyssey.  It truly is an amazing place.  Our oldest son has always been special but we were not aware of how unique he really was until he came to Odyssey.  He had been having difficulties at the first daycare we chose for him.  After four years there, we decided to move him to Odyssey at the recommendation of our pediatrician and referrals from co-workers.  Unfortunately, he continued to have these difficulties but the staff at Odyssey was more prepared and trained to handle his situation.  Their teachers assisted our healthcare providers by providing accurate information that lead to a proper diagnosis for him.  After a lot of personalized attention, flexibility, and an obvious love of our child, Odyssey has made a major change in his education and personal life.

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The Vines Family

I cannot stress enough the relationships we have built through Odyssey.  Amanda and Amy do a fantastic job of creating an environment that is professional but very friendly and comfortable.  Not only do we consider the teachers and administrators our friends, but also we have strong relationships with the parents and children we’ve met along the way.  Kaitlyn, who is now in 2nd grade, has best friends from her Odyssey days that go to other schools with whom we still stay in touch and she still enjoys returning to Odyssey to visit her former teachers. We would recommend Odyssey Early School to anyone who not only wants loving care but also intellectual growth for their child.

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