Theresa Cabalette said: June 26th, 2015 12:25 pm
As a working mom, finding a place to your children is a very difficult decision. You think, “who will love them and take care of them like I do?” While I was on maternity leave with my son, I looked at many different places from institutional daycares to in-home daycares. When I went and met with Gayle and Marv I immediately knew that’s where we should bring our son. Although leaving him there on the first day was filled with many tears (mine…not his), I was reassured that he would be well-loved. Over the three years that Wyatt was with Gayle and Marv we saw him flourish. He learned manners, sharing, routines and of course had hours upon hours of playing. He made friendships that he still talks about and truly loved Gayle and Marv. Last September we also brought out daughter to Treasures and More and she loved it there as much as her brother. Unfortunately, we moved to El Dorado Hills about 3 years ago and the commute became too much for us. We did; however, continue to bring both of our kids there for over two years while we were in El Dorado Hills. We wanted to wait until Wyatt was three and ready to attend preschool to move him somewhere else. One of the greatest gifts that we received, besides knowing our kids are in a wonderful environment, was a photobook at the end of every year. With working full-time and leaving my kids for up to 10 hours per day, there are so many memories that I didn’t get to see. Having this collection of pictures from the entire year is a priceless gift. Not only does Gayle give you a photobook, but she also was constantly sending us home with duplicate copies of pictures that she took and also with crafts that the kids made for us. These are items that we will forever treasure. I cannot say enough good things about Gayle and Marv. I am so thankful that I found them.
Dianna said: April 26th, 2011 10:12 am
My mom has been doing daycare in her home ever since I was little, now I am in my late 30’s and my mom and Marv are still doing daycare . They have been doing daycare for over 20 years now together. They are a great pair. They work well together to give any child that comes into their home the best care possible. They take care of your children like they are their own. They have routines, and base their whole lives on honesty, respect, and integrity. I love the fact that they are a duo and they do crafts, abc’s etc., and have loads of fun all the time. This may seem biased but I would highly recommend them even though they are my parents. Now that I am a mom myself I am glad that they taught me values and how to do the best that we can at everything that we do.
Jennifer Perry said: January 14th, 2011 3:36 pm
Where do I begin. I am a full time working mother (for the 1st time) who desperately wishes I could stay home with my baby. Leaving my son with a stranger was the hardest decision. I interviewed many many people, and finally found Gayle and Marv online via their website. After meeting with them in their home it was clear that they were the perfect fit for my son and my family. I know that my son is genuinley loved and nurtured while in their care. They teach manners, encourage politeness, and stick to a schedule, which makes night time seamless. My baby is always so happy, and clearly well taken care of. I love that they work as team and have made their home a home away from home for all the children. Their playroom is awesome and always clean and in order. My son at 1 year already understands how to put his toys away, knows how to share, loves to read books and knows what is expected of him. I could not love both Gayle and Marv anymore than I do and hope to keep my child in their care as long as they will have us. p.s. Gayle loves to take pictures, and for Christmas this year, I received a huge and full photo album of all the things that they do during the day. This was the best gift they could have given me, as I wish I could be there with him everyday, and at least now I get to see the joy on his face as he plays with the other kids and participates in so many activities. I feel very blessed to have found them, and wish all the kids I love could be so lucky!
Cathy and Tait said: April 25th, 2010 9:40 pm
We would like to comment on what a wonderful, loving environment Gayle and Marv have provided for our children over the years. Both our children have been with Gayle and Marvn, and we have known them for over 3 years. An in-home daycare was very important to us to find and we were very fortunate to find Gayle and Marv because it has always felt like we were leaving our children with family. They definitely love the kids as they would their own. We feel safe and secure with Gayle and Marv, which gives us a lot of piece of mind, but we also know they are enjoying art projects, music, reading books and playing outside in the large yard. We want to thank Gayle and Marv for being such a special part of our familyâ??s life! I would highly recommend to every family.
Lillian said: March 1st, 2010 10:26 am
I’d like to share my experience with Gayle as a caregiver – My parents were my child care providers until my daughter was about 18 months. At that time, both of my parents got cancer so I needed to find outside child care. I was lost and didn’t know where to turn. I got a list of licensed caregivers in my area and made an appt with Gayle. In all honesty, I was only going to use her as a practice interview so that I knew what kinds of questions to ask, and what to look for. Once I got to their home, I actually recognized Marv as he worked at a store near my home before he retired and I knew him as a very kind person. Also, their sparkling clean home and lovable dogs, made this a real home, not just a care facility. After our interview I knew this was exactly the right place for my daughter and I didn’t need to look further. My daughter had a very large vocabulary for her age and could tell me a lot about her day. She loved when Marv would play the guitar or piano and they would sing. She was happy to go to their home and happy when I picked her up. At that time, Gayle’s kids were still living at home. They were really nice kids. On occasion I’d see them return from school and play lovingly with the little ones. We still cherish photo albums Gayle made for us. To this day, whenever my daughter (almost 21 year old) sees Gayle or Marv at a store, she is still happy to see them and give them a hug. I had never intended for my daughter to be cared for by anyone out of our family but when circumstances changed, and I needed outside care, I found myself truly blessed to have found Gayle and Marv.
Tiffaney said: February 3rd, 2010 9:27 am
Gayle and Marv are absolutely terrific! The children in their care just adore them. Gayle is so conscientious with the kids, which is a comfort to any parent. The children are taught manners and politeness, while also having a lot of fun together. They are exposed to music, crafts and outdoor play. Gayle and Marv add such a personal touch to what they do. We have seen our son, who started at Treasures and More at 5 mos. old, blossom into a well-mannered and well-adjusted toddler. We owe this largely to her excellent care. She treats the kids just like her own grandchildren.
Heather said: January 24th, 2010 6:21 pm
I have been very happy with the child care my daughter has received from Gayle and Marv. They have lots of outdoor play (a very important thing for me). They do crafts and have an endless supply of toys that challenge and entertain the children. It’s always much easier to head off to work knowing my daughter is happy, safe, learning and having a great time!
Katie said: January 5th, 2010 10:35 pm
Hi there! I have so many wonderful things to say about Gayle and Marv. They are an absolute blessing to my family. My daughter jumps out of my arms every time we arrive. They have a passion for caring for others and it is apparent. I would recommend Treasures and more to every family. I am at peace everyday knowing my child is loved as though she is home with our family.