"As parents, we were delighted to find Storybooks school. Our son graduated last June from Storybooks and he has since started kindergarten. We have noticed that he has such strong writing and reading skills thanks to the program that Storybooks has in place. Every night he showed us with pride and joy how his reading was improving. It was truly an amazing journey for him and for us. What is more important though is that every morning he was always looking forward to going to school and sharing the day with his teachers and friends. He misses Storybooks so much!!"

Montserrat Fontanals Torroja (Marc 2020 Graduate & Sara 2019 – Present)

"I absolutely love storybooks school, as does my daughter. She has been registered there since she was a baby. Every teacher she has had has been amazing with her. I was a new mom and they were easy to talk to, give me tips and etc. It is clean, so family oriented—not to mention their learning courses; my daughter has gone leaps and bounds on development, learning, and manners. Plus, she always has fun and loves her teachers. Highly recommend storybooks school!"

Jolene Blakley (Sawyer 2016 -Present)

"My name is Dr. Elizabeth Anyaegbu Onugha. I am a Board Certified Pediatric Nephrologist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am also the parent of Zachary, Ethan and Ezekiel Onugha who attend Storybooks School.

Zachary started at Storybooks School in January 2015 after an extensive search for a daycare/school when he was 9 months old. After visiting over 7 daycares, I knew I had found the right place for him when I visited the facility and met with Mrs. Sandy Cantu. She explained her vision and I saw the warmth and care provided to the children that were in attendance. I have never doubted my decision and Storybooks School has become family and provides a safe, caring environment for my children.

As a pediatric healthcare provider, I am trained in identifying safe environments for children and Storybooks School in my assessment goes above and beyond. They have appropriate class sizes and adult-to-child ratios. They excel in providing a language-rich environment, age-appropriate curricula and stimulating materials in a safe, warm, physical setting. I have frequently observed the warm, responsive interactions between the staff and children, and they have provided me with the peace of mind of knowing that my children are properly cared for and loved so that I can focus on my very demanding job of providing lifesaving therapies to children with kidney disease."

Elizabeth I. Anyaegbu, M.D., FAAP (Zachary, Class of 2019, Ethan & Ezekiel, 2017 - 2019)
Pediatric Nephrologist
Texas Children's Hospital
- The Woodlands

"My name is Maria Karaca and I highly recommend Storybooks School to any family looking for childcare for children between the ages 8 weeks and 5 years old. My daughter, Jaelyn Karaca, has attended Storybooks School since she was 8 weeks old. From the beginning, the staff made me feel safe and comfortable leaving Jaelyn in their capable hands. Jaelyn is now 3 going on 4 and we love the curriculum for each age level. In her years at Storybooks, she has learned sign language at the age of 6 months, and already knows how to spell and write her first and last name. Jaelyn absolutely loves attending Storybooks and looks forward to playing with her all friends. The Karaca family highly recommends Storybook School for any family looking for childcare."

María E. Karaca (Jaelyn, 2016 - Present)

"I wanted to say that our experience and time was great at Storybooks! Our kids felt safe and were eager to join each day. I feel like they were provided a loving, caring and educational environment. I also appreciated the flexibility in drop off and pick up time as well as meals being provided. It made for life with my toddlers easy."

Melanie F. (Olivia & Patrick, 2016 - 2018)

"Storybooks School provided my son with all the skills he needed to be ready for school. He learned everything from procedures to social skills, and was even reading! I never had to worry for his safety and well-being, and their attention to the details as well as gentle approach to learning and classroom management were always a comfort. He loved his Storybooks family!"

Mari Lichtenberger (Elias, Graduating Class of 2015, 2010 - 2015)

"Storybooks provided our daughters a strong foundation and desire to learn that has made them extremely successful in school."

Westley Belcher (Mylene, Class of 2012 & Raelyn, Class of 2014)

"My girls were often the first to arrive and last to leave. Ms. Sandy was their second mom. I could devote my full attention to my job; because I was confident my children were receiving excellent care."

Melissa Chiasson, MD (Mylene, Class of 2012 & Raelyn, Class of 2014)

"It is with great pleasure that I recommend Storybooks School. My son has attended Storybooks School since August 2010 and in this time we have had nothing but positive experiences with the school staff and its teachers.

Storybooks School has provided my son with the love and attention I require while also allowing him to grow and learn in an environment that is safe and positive. Each teacher that he has come in contact with is professional, caring and truly dedicated to his well-being and growth. In addition to the exceptional staff at Storybooks School, the unique 'Houses' for the various age groups creates a secure, more at home feel, which allows for an enjoyable experience.

To say that my son has grown and enjoyed his time at Storybooks School would not fully describe our experience there. In the morning I am more often than not pushed out of the door as my son races in to hug the teachers. It is easy to see how much he enjoys his time at Storybooks School just by looking at his face as he enters the building. As a mother this makes it that much easier and I am confident that he is becoming a more mature, well rounded boy by attending Storybooks School.

My Husband and I, along with our son, are proud and honored to give Storybooks School our wholehearted endorsement."

Amanda Hall (Stephen, 2010 - 2013)

"My name is Yvette Maldonado and I have a 3-year-old daughter named Charlotte. I wanted to share my experience about Storybooks School and the staff there.

Charlotte began school just a day shy of her 2nd birthday and has grown tremendously ever since. Starting school for any child is always scary as was for Charlotte. At Storybooks, the teachers and staff have worked diligently with her to make sure the focus is in her best interest in a fun and comfortable environment. Whenever dropping her off, I always feel at ease because I know I am leaving my child in good hands. They have a very qualified staff that is always professional and friendly. It’s reassuring that my child follows an agenda and has something new to look forward to every day. The fun-filled environment has left Charlotte wanting to learn more and her confidence has increased since attending.

As a full-time working mother, Storybooks hours make it more convenient for earlier drop offs and later pick ups. The facility provided two full meals and snacks per day, with a detailed menu for each week. The menu has healthy and nutritious meal plans that my child enjoys.

Overall, I would strongly recommend Storybooks School to any parent or guardian looking for an educational and fun-loving environment to enrich the lives of their children. I know the teachers and staff at Storybooks are making a very positive impact for my child and all who attend there. As a parent I could not ask for more."

Yvette Maldonado (Charlotte, Class of 2013 & Brooklyn, Class of 2019)

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Sandy and her family for a total of about 5 years. At the time, I was looking for another day care for my son who was 3 years old. He was having a difficult time during his temper tantrum period and was developing a negative attitude about going to his daycare. I finally made the decision to find another daycare provider. I remember calling Ms. Sandy in December and finding out that she would have an opening in January. This was truly a blessing. As time went on, I began seeing a change in my son’s attitude about school, friends, and his ability to learn. By the time I knew it, he was learning his letters, sounds, and reading books before he graduated and left for kindergarten.

As of right now, my daughter who is 3 years old is know attending Storybooks School. She does not refer to Storybooks School as daycare but rather her school. She enjoys going every day and learning new things. Ms. Sandy and I are working closely to monitor my daughter’s speech. I am unable to stay at home with my daughter, but I feel that Storybooks School cares for her as I would.

As a parent and a teacher, I would recommend Storybooks School to anyone I know who is searching for a daycare provider. I could go on and on about the wonderful activities she has had such as Career Day and a Character Literature Day or about the wonderful experiences such as trip to the pumpkin patch and the Early Scholars Center. I appreciate the work of Ms. Sandy to incorporate an exciting and rich curriculum to help ensure the success of my daughter in her future school years."

Cristina Trevino (Jacob, Class of 2007 & Alayna, Class of 2013)

"When we started this journey three years ago, I had no idea what to expect. My life was at a turning point. I had just begun to work again when I received news that my babysitter was closing her daycare. I was devasted! I had no idea what I would do. My mom and I weighed our options and shopped a couple of daycare/Montessori schools around town, but they just didn’t feel right. They all had what seemed like great curriculum programs, but they were lacking one VERY important thing... they were lacking love. Lo and behold, God help us. We heard of Storybooks School through a lady my Mom knew from work and went to check you out. You had a great curriculum and there was a warmth in your home that we had not come across in the other programs. Without hesitation we signed the children up, not knowing what the years would bring. Ms. Sandy, you and Mr. Edward have become a part of the family. Through all the ups and downs, you guys have weathered the storm with us. You were a shoulder to cry on, to give advice to, and to lean on. When my children didn’t feel well, you helped care for them. When my children were sad, you brought smiles to their faces. When the ups and downs of visitation arrangements had my child in turmoil, you weathered it right there with me, consoling the children when they needed it, assuring them when they needed it, and patiently re-teaching things they had forgotten because of the missed weeks during the summer. When my children were with you I never had to worry about them not feeling loved or special. I could always count on you guys to make sure they felt loved and special. I am not sure what the path ahead will bring, but I will always be grateful to you and Mr. Edward for the love, joy and happiness you have shown my children and for making them a part of your family as much as you all have become a part of ours. I hope to see you in the near future. We will keep in touch and continue to share with others the love and happiness that Storybooks School has brought to Anastacia and Elias' lives. You all will always be in our thoughts, hearts and prayers."

Araceli (Anastasia & Elias, Class of 2011)

"Ms. Anjanette, you are truly such a wonderful person, along with your mom, Ms. Sandy, and your Dad. You guys squeezed our rainbow baby in when I wasn’t comfortable at the other daycare. You have always been so nice and care so much about the kids in your care. We will miss you all when we move. Best of Luck to all of us."

Patricia & Robert Murphy (Marina, Class of 2013 & Coral, 2012 - 2013)

"We love having Grant at Storybooks! I appreciate so much that you always call to let me know what has happened with Grant. I feel like storybooks is his second home😊 Thank you for looking out for him and for making Storybooks such an amazing daycare!!"

Stuart & Lindsay Martin (Grant, 2012 - 2013)

"I wholeheartedly recommend Storybooks School to any parent to enroll their child, no matter what their special needs may be.

When I first enrolled my child, he was moving from a school that he didn’t want to be at. Every day was a struggle and filled with tears as I dropped him off in the morning. In just a few weeks at Storybooks, he was entering school with a smile on his face and ready to learn.

I attribute this to a few things. First of all, with the variety of learning centers offered by the school, the children are not cooped up in the same room all day. They move from their classrooms, to the library, to the science room, to the playroom, and to the outdoor play space. This movement really helped my son embrace his new learning center and acclimate much quicker.

The school is also based off the concept of a home, rather than a strict school setting. I think this also helped my son transition into this environment more easily. If he needed special attention on a given day, they handled the situation quickly and with lots of love. For awhile, he needed to spend a few moments by himself before entering the classroom in the morning; knowing this, they allowed him to help in the kitchen (since he loves the kitchen!)—or play in the science room before joining the rest of the class. This is just one more example of how they focus on the children and their individual needs.

I couldn’t be happier with his level of educational development and the help they were in helping him reach milestones, such as potty training.

In the end, the most striking difference with this school is that everything the teachers and staff do is based on lots of love. This isn’t just a job, and the way the school is run reflects that. Holidays are celebrated in a way that I Have never seen them celebrated at any other school. For Halloween, they held an outdoor carnival with a dozen stations and had a petting zoo. For Christmas, they bring in Santa and take photos of each child with Santa. For each child’s birthday, they have a special event planned during class celebrating the child while also including the parent in the celebration.

The biggest key that my son is in the right place is if we happen to pass the school on the weekend he starts yelling 'that’s my school!' in a proud and happy way. And, in the year my son has been enrolled at Storybooks he has gone from hating school to loving it."

Rachel Clow (Joshua, Class of 2013)

"My husband and I were fortunate to learn about Storybooks School in early November of 2010, and were anxious to enroll our then almost three-year-old son. He began attending the school at the end of that month, and just three weeks later, we were blessed with an infant foster child and were able to enroll him as well.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Storybooks School is one of the best child care facilities in the Coastal Bend. The facility is consistently clean, very well organized, and has welcoming and cheerful décor for every holiday season, but above all, the love and care they provide the children leaves me feeling that my boys are in the best of hands. I rest easy when I leave my boys to go to work because I know I do not have to worry about them. Both of my boys LOVE their teachers and have a special bond with them. That is very comforting when we cannot be there to care for them ourselves during the day.

My husband and I also love the fact that our boys are learning while they are at Storybooks. Our oldest son loves books and amazes us with all that he has learned. We love how Ms. Sandy pays attention to each child and gives us updates on areas in which they have progressed and those in which they need more attention. My son Nathan loves Storybooks so much that he asks to go on the weekends! Our foster son has such a unique bond with one of his teachers that it melts our hearts as it is so important to use that he feels loved and secure in this environment.

There is no other daycare facility in this area that I would recommend more than Storybooks School. The staff is friendly, conscientious, loving, and all have a deep passion for children that compares only to that of a parent."

Alana Manrow (Nathan, Class of 2013 & Christopher, 2010 - 2013)

"When my son was three months old, I had to go back to work full time as a teacher. After interviewing many local daycares, we met Ms. Sandy and knew that Storybooks School is where we wanted our son to spend his time when we couldn’t be with him.

Throughout my son’s two years at Storybooks School he has learned sign language, learned to count to ten, and to recite his alphabet. He has also learned how to socialize with other children his age in the developmentally appropriate classrooms.

The staff has been fantastic; they are all caring and attentive to the needs of children. They provide stimulating activities throughout the day with a major focus on early literacy.

I would be happy to recommend Storybooks School to any family looking for the warmth of a family childcare program with the safety and benefits of a center."

Allison Hoyt (Joseph, 2010 - 2012)

"As we have to move to California, we’d like to thank you immensely for the wonderful journey Shreya has had in Storybooks School. Though there are a lot of things we love about the school and are thankful for, these are the top few that would fit in this limited space:

1) Teachers – Starting from the loving tender care of the teachers in Mother’s Care House... to the teachers that kindled her imagination in Radiance House... to the teachers that challenged her and kept her broadening her skills in Creative Minds House... all of them have been excellent. Their ever-smiling focus and patience kept me wondering how they managed to do it.

2) Curriculum and Ambiance - The mix of things you do, the topics you pick, and the material that you provide or have the kids do is awesome. The ambience of the place—be it the natural light or the age appropriate activities—fit in well with what is taught.

3) Approachability – I’m probably one of the parents’ that are most frequently at your place. You’ve been so adaptable with the menu changes and in addressing concerns, and Ms. Anjanette has been very resourceful; Ms. Diana has been providing great meals, and Mr. Edward has made sure Storybooks School looks its best. We hope we’ll be able to find something close to this in California! We wish you and the staff the very best for years to come."

Chitra Kumar (Shreya, 2012 - 2014)

"We are so thankful for all of Randy’s amazing teachers and the wonderful staff at Storybooks School. We just appreciate you all so much."

Coles Family (Randy, Class of 2018)

"I want to express my appreciation for your excellent work caring for my children. The difference you’ve made in my life is immeasurable. Thank you for everything you have done for my children in the last two years. Thanks for your great respect to our food restrictions. I strongly recommend your school."

Ekrem & Sule Demirci (Nevra, Class of 2018 & Inci, 2017 - 2019)


"As a military family far from our immediate family on the east coast, finding a daycare for our new baby was so important. We were on the waitlist at another daycare and started our son here in the meantime when he was 16 weeks old. WE LOVED IT SO MUCH WE KEPT HIM HERE!!! The Mother's Care house and nursery were such a relief knowing that our baby was taken care of by the most nurturing and loving teachers. We are 100% certain that our little boy's sweetness and kindness are a true reflection of the teachers here. Our military orders are moving us closer to home and I am in tears in knowing we have to pull him out and find a new daycare. I can only hope and pray we find one in PA as wonderful as Storybooks was. We will cry knowing what amazing teaching staff we have to leave behind."

Magdalena Gross (Benjamin, 2018 - 2019)