It is will great pleasure that I write a recommendation for Mrs. Janet Maples’ daycare, Maple Leaf
Daycare located in Mclean, Virginia, not far from Arlington and Tysons Corner.
My son, Miles Cook began in her daycare when he was three months old in April 2019; and will continue
there through the end of August 2020. I would have kept him in the daycare longer, however, my family
is in the process of moving to Ethiopia.
My husband and I are big fans of in-home-daycares because the environment is so much more intimate
and personal compared to large, corporate daycare centers – much like a family. We have two older
daughters (now in elementary school) who also attended in-home-daycares, so we were keen to repeat
the experience. Our daughters’ former daycare was at maximum capacity when I needed to go back to
work, so I began researching other in-home-daycares that had availability – and I came across Maple
I visited Maple Leaf when I was still pregnant in 2018 and was pleased with what a nice home Janet
kept, how well the children were cared for, and what a lovely, safe backyard the children had access to
play in with a large swing set and toys. I could see how well she and the children go along and so we
selected her daycare, and I haven’t regretted it a single day since!
Janet made going back to work and being away from my son less stressful because I knew that he was
with his daycare family. He always comes home happy, well-fed, well-rested and clean. Her four
beautiful daughters love my son and treat him like their own little brother, and he adores being with
them too, just like his sisters. Janet has been a godsend to our family – even caring for our three
children occasionally on weekends, when we needed extra help. I traveled overseas often for work and
she took the sting out of it by frequently sending me pictures and videos of Miles.
As you research daycares, I would be happy to provide you with more information as a reference. I am in
Ethiopia now (7 hours ahead), but I can be available for a Skype call if you would like more information.