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I am so proud of this school for having my kids here! The teachers are great and loving. Mr. Dan is a professional director with good listening and communication skills. Miss Susan is one of the most awesome teachers in the building with much love, care and professional approach. We love Miss Hanna too! We recommend this school as the best childcare center in the city!

Julie 5 stars - Excellent

This is a great school!! it has educated my child in all aspects and I can’t thank the staff and the administration enough. This is my third year taking my child here but they care and love children so much. My appreciation goes to all teachers especially Miss Susan for the love she shows all kids at drop off. She knows all kids by name and she makes sure they settles in for breakfast happily! Today I sat down with my child till she was done with breakfast, but I got the best experience when parents were coming in and dropping off children to her!!! it was amazing and gave me confidence, trust, and love for this center. I 100% recommend it!

Mandie 5 stars - Excellent

It is a great school and we do not regret for having made such a choice for our child. Our child started in Africa with Miss Haley for a few months and then joined Pre-K class. It has been a great experience from day one because our child was a crying baby at drop off every morning! but we are so grateful for the teachers who have shown so much love and care for our child! Mr. Dan is a wonderful director who seems to know all the children by names!!! we are so grateful to all the teachers in the Pre-K class most especially Miss Susan for her special character and personality with kids because she is always there in the morning and our child would look for her to make sure we wave through the window!!!!! We recommend this school for safety, care, love and good learning environment.

Lynn 5 stars - Excellent

My daughter has been to so many day cares, but we never got what we wanted for her because the teachers were so mean, aggressive, and so negative about her character! But when we joined Canterbury everything changed and she has learned so much. Her interest to go to school shot to high because the teachers are so caring, loving, and welcoming. The director is good at communicating and addressing our concerns. Her teacher Ms Susan has helped her gain self-esteem and confidence that we started to notice at home. We will miss her parenting skills and professionalism she has used to groom our daughter. We recommend this school for any parent who has been disappointed with other child cares and is looking for the best care.

Ken 5 stars - Excellent

I can not thank this school enough! The teachers and the director are so caring and great with children. Every morning I drop off my two girls, there are teachers to say good morning and have a great day!! It always blesses my heart and feel comfortable leaving my kids in a loving and safe place! My first daughter surprised her kindergarten teachers when we visited because she was way more ready to go. We are so grateful to Ms Susan for passionately loving her job and teaching our daughter. Would recommend this school 100%.

Larisa 5 stars - Excellent

Great school with great teachers! so loving and caring!! my children loved Miss Susan so much!! she is so passionate about her job!

Ketie 5 stars - Excellent

When I first walked into Canterbury, I instantly like the atmosphere. It is a clean and sunny facility. The playgrounds are safe and spacious with nicely-sized “bike paths.” My son turned into a tricycle-pedaling machine from the extra practice he has on his favorite “blue bike.” We love the FitKids program. My son has learned so much about his favorite sports- basketball, football, soccer, baseball. [He comes home asking about who is on offense and who is on defense! He insists we need a pitcher, catcher and an umpire when we play baseball in the driveway.]I like that he gets extra exercise and has a ton of fun. Thursdays (FitKids day) is his favorite day of the week. . . He asked if he could invite Coach Albert to his birthday party! Peace of mind is so important, and the director sets the tone. Her calm confidence, easy attitude, steady leadership and experience make all the difference. Canterbury’s online system and webcam in the infant room is AWESOME. Being able to check in on my baby’s day, including her bottle and diaper schedule, and sneak a peek at her from my computer was a huge benefit. This was so very helpful as I transitioned back to work after my maternity leave. Canterbury’s holiday schedule and no-snow day policy underscore the accommodating nature of the staff. When practicing the ABC’s at home with my 3 year-old, I ask him to point to his letters. If he needs a hint, I use his Canterbury classmates’ names. He always knows that E is for Emerson and Z is for Zach! The Briarcliff location is ideal.

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Kansas City, MO 64150



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Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Canterbury Academy at Briarcliff