We love The Meadows and Katie. Katie is a smart business woman who knows childcare. Her teachers are phenomenal and we love the openness and community feel to the center.

We had our son at another local daycare from 12 weeks old to just over 1 and for that time we were satisfied. Our son had a rough transition to his toddler room and nothing seemed to be clicking or feeling right. I dreaded looking for a new daycare, especially when I couldn't be certain anything was "wrong" where he was.

Then I came across the website for The Meadows. As I was reading all I could think is "he would love that" "he would thrive in that sort of atmosphere" "that sounds amazing" and then finally "how is this cheaper?!"

We made the move and have been at the Meadows for just over two months now and our son is thriving. He is happier, more well rounded and learning in leaps and bounds.

Our family would recommend The Meadows to anyone.


My husband and I are in daycare heaven at The Meadows. After a bad nanny experience where one of my children was injured, seeing a teacher behave aggressively towards a toddler at one of the popular chain daycares - this place is such a breath of fresh air.  We were nervous to consider the school (for our infant and toddler) because it is so brand new, but after touring and meeting the owner, we were sold. 

Where to begin:
The teachers - they are all patient and wonderful. They provide pictures of your kids throughout the day and also send meaningful updates, instead of some generic update at the end of the day. One day, our toddler didn't seem herself, and the teacher sent a note letting us know. They spend so much time outside with the kids, and build their curriculum around what the kids are interested - not some nationwide curriculum dictated by a corporate HQ (the Meadows is locally owned/operated). 
The food - food is included in the tuition and you're not paying for garbage. The food provided is healthy and I'm amazed at some of the stuff my toddler is eating! Multiple servings of cauliflower, zucchini bread, chickpea salad, etc. They can also accommodate dietary restrictions!

Other thoughts - my toddler loves the place and doesn't want to leave half the time! The director, Freedom, is fantastic. She often lends me a hand out to the car when I've got my hands full with an infant, school bags, and a toddler on the verge of a meltdown b/c she doesn't want to wear a diaper :-) And as an added bonus, the tuition rates are lower than most other places we toured in the area! 
I could go on and on, but just go check it out for yourself. We are SO happy there!

~Pizzaro Family

“The Dynamic Duo.”

With the dynamic duo of Katie McDonald & Freedom Passarelli the sky is the limit (and then some) for learning, adventures and lots of love. Please rest assured your child will be well cared for in all aspects of their emotional and physical needs! At this center the children indeed come first! Happy growing!! ♡

— M.L.C

A testimonial from one of our parents

Thank you for all you do! My child feels so loved and secure when she is at Meadows and I’m grateful for every single one of you!


Such a wonderful place for young children to learn and grow!”

Such a wonderful place for young children to learn and grow! Indoor and Outdoor play areas so that no matter the weather the children get time to run and be kids! From a mom perspective my children get organic meals served fresh each day! (No packing lunches or snacks like some places). My children are happy and full of stories of excitement and wonder from their adventures that day. The teachers are kind, friendly, and knowledgeable! They even use an app to keep me updated throughly the day about their day! I get pictures of what they are doing and notices about what they ate, even a note that my potty training little one successfully peed in the potty! The school also has a community room for family events and activities! Can't imagine a better place for our family!

-Turner Family


The owner of this establishment is amazing she has watched my daughter multiple times. Every time she comes back with something new she learned. I want to personally thank Katie McDonald for taking great care in educating the youth in our community.

— Lake Bishop, Rhino Realty

Katie and Freedom are fantastic early childhood educators and they have put together a wonderful team of awesome teachers! They have a great hand crafted curriculum that you won't find anywhere else and their philosophy of bringing nature to every child in their care is something you're sure to love. The center is warm and cheerful and the playground is somewhere your child won't want to leave! I strongly recommend stopping by in person as words do not do this school justice!

— C.R.