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Top Daycares in Jessamine County, Kentucky

Me working as a camp counselor at Rockfish Camp in North Carolina – Summer 2017

Every mother/father/caregiver only wants the best for their children. I, myself, even though I have no kids also want the best for theirs and your children. I have compiled a list below of the top FIVE daycares that are located in Jessamine Co. Ky that real people have nominated! Those who nominated these businesses/daycares weren’t allowed to nominate their own or nominate any if it was owned by their family or friend. I can assure you this list is genuine and I was not paid to promote. I simply just want to share the best!

A lot of you may or may not already know but I, myself have been in childcare for 7+ years. I have worked as a babysitter for more than 5 people overnight and during the day. I worked at a summer camp in North Carolina during the summer of 2017; and I have worked at two different daycare facilities. None of the daycares I mention are any that I have worked for as again, I want this to be genuine. I have also been a part of the Lunch Buddy Program at Wilmore Elementary which is where they assigned college students who attended Asbury University a child who really needed a mentor or someone to keep them company. As you can tell after all that being said I really enjoy being around children and just having a positive impact on their lives is just amazing and it really gives you a different outlook on life. This is why I wanted to do this, so I hope my list helps you all! DISCLAIMER: there is no particular order however I went by how many nominations they had from top to bottom. I was able to ask those who nominated these daycares their opinions and input. I was not able to go in any in person due to COVID as I didn’t want to potentially harm anyone. All interviews were done via email and if you would like to add information then please email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com or comment below with your opinions! Thank you.

Children’s Choice Learning Center

Over 10 people total nominated this daycare making it #2 on the list! I asked what the same questions and their response:

Our main goal when starting our facility was to provide the children of Jessamine County the opportunity to build a relationship with God. We’re also proud of the educational and emotional support we are able to provide them. Our philosophy is to help each child grow and learn to their fullest ability. We pride ourselves on treating each child as if they were our own. We begin caring for children as young as six weeks, up to children twelve years of age. We have a lot of children who begin their daycare career with us as infants and later age out, we love seeing past children out in the community. Our center prides itself in showering kids with love, redirection and other age/daycare appropriate tactics for behavior issues. Our teachers educations vary from CDA, college, state and federal mandated certifications, plus more. Children’s Choice Learning Center prides itself in providing quality childcare and we would love the opportunity to serve more children in our community. – Daycare Director, Barbara Miller.

Children’s Choice Learning Center has been in business for over 5 years. Below is a recent photo of their staff.

ABC Learning Academy

Over 10 people also have nominated this daycare.

ABC Learning Academy is located off on North Main St. in Nicholasville. They have been in business for quite a while and from what some of the parents have said is that and I quote, “the best daycare I have ever enrolled my children in. They really care for the kids and they are definitely good people. I trust them wholeheartedly with my babies”. They take in between infancy and school age kids. This is a licensed daycare! They responded to my questions and here are their answers:

My Mom (Debbie Edwards) and I both have a degree in Elementary Education and a true passion for children which led us to the decision of opening a daycare. I have been in the daycare field since 2007 and my mom was a teacher. You hear so many heartbreaking stories about daycares, it was important for us to provide  a safe and loving environment for the children off Jessamine Co. We are a family owned and operated business! My Mom and I both serve as the owners and directors and are constantly involved in the daily operation of the daycare. We believe all children are unique and every child deserves to be loved unconditionally. Each of our rooms are designed to meet the different needs of each child therefore, providing a safe and equal opportunity of learning. [They have 6 weeks to 12 yrs] [I asked about how they go about behavioral issues] Positive reinforcement and redirection! We focus on rewarding and praising positive behaviors instead of disciplining negative actions. The owners both have a degree in Elementary Education. Several of our staff have either obtained or working to obtain their directors credentials.

Here is their Facebook Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/ABCLearningAcademyNicholasville/

ABC Learning Academy has been in business for over 10 years.

Bellaire Creative Christian Academy

9 People nominated this daycare and again no response but that is totally okay! I still managed to get some info from parents whose children are enrolled here so I hope their words can help you further contact this amazing business!

Bellaire Creative Christian Academy actually has two locations! One is in Nicholasville off 27, while the other is in Lexington! I talked to a couple parents and they all dais they love having their children are cared for by this facility. One mother said that her children bring art home all the time and it just brings a smile to her face because she was with another daycare that didn’t even bother with working with children in such creative ways. So if you’re looking for a very creative daycare that is Christian-based then this may be a fit for you! They take in children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. You can find out more by clicking this link that will take you to their “about us” page on their website: https://www.bellaireacademy.com/about-us !

Bellaire Christian Academy has been in business for over 10 years.

Academy of Little Learners

7 people nominated this one and I had to share it! I talked with one mother who loves having their child here and I hope her words encourage you to look into this daycare facility! Again I had no response but that is perfectly fine! I found some helpful information that I will list in the next paragraph!

Academy of Little Learners is a daycare located in Nicholasville Ky off of Wilmore rd. They take ages from infancy to 12 as well as most daycares do in this list. I talked to one father and he says this is an outstanding daycare and his child is not at all afraid to go in the mornings (there is a good sign!!!). or years his child has been terrified of daycares due to separation anxiety but he says it looked like they really helped with that issue. He recommends everyone with an ‘anxious’ child to give this daycare a shot! You can also find out more by clicking this link tot heir website: https://lsettles9.wixsite.com/acadoflittlelearner/about

Academy of Little Learners has been in business for over 10 years.

More Daycares:

Academy of Great Beginnings & Child Care Network (off Brannon Crossing)

Disclaimers & More Information on Blog:

I wanted this blog to be genuine and helpful for those who need a new daycare service or are moving here and looking for a good childcare place . I truly hope this blog post helps others find the perfect choice for their/your children. Thank you so much for reading! I WAS NOT PAID TO POST. Please subscribe to my blog for more locally owned businesses here in Jessamine Co. Ky. Feel free to look around a bit I blog about Kentucky Living, Self Love & Care, Beauty and Fashion… Basically everything lifestyle related. I would like to thank Safe Harbor Academy and Children’s Choice Learning Center for replying to my emails and answering the questions I had. If you see your daycare mentioned and would like to add anything or fix anything please email me at caitie@lifewithcaitie.com and I will get back to you ASAP!

PARENTS: Please please also research these daycares on your own as well. When you search their names they will be cited on different sites that help parents know more about them. You will be able to see a track record. Just putting that out there as well. Thank you again for reading.

How To Let Go Of What You’re Holding Onto

Letting go is something hard to do sometimes I know this from experience after experience. I have lost connections with good friends of my past, I have had to let go of situations that have caused me trauma even at a young age. I have tried to suppress anger, guilt, sadness only for it to go south and never leave – to be forever engraved into my skull. (I get poetic sometimes, sorry if that was too dark!)

There are so many people in this world that have felt what I felt, or feel what I feel which is why it was important for me to start this series on selfcare and selflove as well as body positivity. I don’t want to get too much into my story this early on in the series as well as since I created this blog for all of us! I want to help, not sulk or make this about me. This is about all of us who have felt these negative emotions and gone through tough situations. Read ahead to learn the best tips on how we can let go of this weight we carry on our shoulders that do in fact, affect the way we live day after day. It is time for us to let go and live as our best selves!

Distance Yourself!

I know many people tell you to do this, listen to them. It really does help when you distance yourself from things that no longer serve you for the good. Whether it be people, a thought, a situation, etc. It is time to put a wall between you and that said item.

Don’t Focus on the Outcomes!

Don’t get yourself invested and obsessive over what is going to happen. This just causes unnecessary stress that you really don’t need at the moment. Instead, have faith. Have faith in yourself knowing that whatever happens, it will only result in you getting stronger and more self-aware. When you trade fear for faith it tends to really help build your confidence and mind in positive ways. This is a part of self-growth individuals deserve to recognize.

Talk About It!

Everyone dreads talking about their feelings for so many irrelevant reasons. We think we are a burden or a “Debbie-downer” however, none of those are the case! Talking about the way we feel should NOT make someone uncomfortable if they are a real friend or a good family member. We also can always contact professional help to listen to us too. Don’t feel ashamed, every single person on this planet has something going on in their lives. Talking about your feelings will help you. Don’t you even think about being “edgy” and push your emotions away to avoid talking about it. Maybe if it is really hard for you to talk about your feelings, invest in a journal! I journal all the time and it really does help me tons.

Let Go of the Idea That You Can Control the Situation!

Let go of the idea that you can control people or the situation. You do however, have control over yourself; keep composure and analyze what is exactly going on. Will this situation serve you no matter the outcome? Now is the time to make decisions for yourself so don’t stress about others or the situation itself. You can remove yourself from the equation altogether if that is also what you want.

Stop Blaming Yourself!

Stop blaming yourself and others (depending on situation). Something I tell everyone including myself is that if you continue to blame yourself (or others), you will never get over the situation no matter what other tips or pieces of advice you follow. You must take one breath in, and out. Realize that it is over now and you are in complete control about what you do with that realization. Stop blaming yourself for starters.

Accept What Has Happened!

Once something is over with it, this kind of goes hand in hand with the fact you need to stop blaming yourself. Accept what happened and think of ways you can move on. Simple as that! Following all these other tips can also help you accept what happened.


Another tip that goes hand in hand with how you need to stop blaming! You must forgive that person or yourself so you can fully let go of this situation. I know how hard it is to forgive others, it can be so so hard. But we must not forget our worth and how people do have the chance to change. Even if they can change – if you don’t want to see them again, you can still forgive them.

Practice Being in the Present!

Practice being in the present and aware of what is going on right this second. This will help you keep going after you finally have let go what you were holding onto. Practice not only being in the present for your emotions but practice for yourself. Being in the present is a beautiful thing. Focus on living life right now. It is time for us to quit sobbing over the past. We cannot change what has happened/occurred in our past, but we can change what happens in our future (depending on what it is of course). Don’t even bother worrying about the future either! Live in the now.

Focus On Yourself!

After all is said and done… FOCUS ON YOURSELF! We need to start focusing on ourselves now, our own lives. Do what is best for you and not for others (unless of course your kids are involved).

Engage in Selfcare & Selflove

Finally, engage in some selfcare activities. Start journaling (I have great February Journal Prompts for you to use over on my Instagram just click here!), start doing things you love or enjoy, start putting yourself first… start living for you and not them!!! Selfcare is one of the best practices in the world – and most of the time, free!

Follow me on Instagram so you can stay up to date with this series. I also have so much more going on in my stories on this subject, go have a look! Read some captions, and start loving yourself now! Happy February! New blogs every Friday this month, so subscribe to the blog for more! Thank you for reading! ❤