I can’t be happier with a choice of the childcare providers we made. Natalia and Mikhail are very sweet, keep us updated on everything our son did through out the day, what he ate, how long was his nap, what new Russian words he said. He even brought some crafts home. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone who doesn’t want to worry about well being of a child while you are away from him.

– Maria Berg (Madison, WI)


The providers are remarkable individuals with a genuine devotion to every child under their care. I feel comforted knowing that my kids are in a loving environment that only a parent or grandparent could provide. Natasha makes sure that the kids have the best of everything – from meeting a child’s emotional and intellectual needs through individualized attention, arts and learning, to providing healthy and delicious homemade meals, great toys geared towards imaginative play, comfortable, clean bedding and more – in short, no detail escapes careful consideration.

We truly love Pelican and so do our kids, for whom it is a home away from home.

– Marina Zilbergerts (Madison, WI)


I’m very proud to say my kid attend this day care. Natasha and Mikhail not only provide a home-like experience but they provide home cooked meals and the cultural experience.

– Vesta Shelatonova (Madison, WI)


Natalia and Mikhail are an amazing, all-around great couple with many talents for comprehensive child care. They are always cheerful and motivated! It has been incredible to watch our daughter grow, learn and develop while in their care. She went to Kindergarten well prepared thanks to Natalia’s school readiness curriculum. It brings such peace of mind as working parents to know your child is in good hands. I highly recommend!

– Irina Komarova (Verona, WI)


We are so lucky to have Natalia and Mikhail as daycare teachers for our daughter! I feel that Natasha is like an extra grandmother in our family and I can rely on her as such. My child had many important milestones reached because of the care she got at Pelican since early age. Her speech, reading and writing skills are excellent. Also, because we started taking math lessons from them in the last year, I see a big progress with her addition, subtraction and even multiplication and division skills (she turned 7 two months ago). Can’t recommend these people enough!

– Anastasiya Craig (Madison, WI)


My grandson attends Pelican and I often am the one to drop him off in the morning. I always feel that I’m leaving him in good hands. Mikhail and Natalia are warm and caring and so committed to what they do for the children in their care.

– Carla Berg (Madison, WI)


Воспитатели Пеликана проявляют искреннюю заботу и любовь к детям. Большее внимание уделяют разностороннему развитию детей. Это очень радует!

– Gulnara Seip Glowacki (Madison, WI)


Great family daycare!!! I echo all other reviewers on the curriculum and would like to highlight that additionally it’s like dropping off your child at grandparents: every child is sincerely loved and cared for. Kids get three course healthy lunch and unlimited healthy snacks throughout the day. Kids nap in real beds, not on the floor, not sleeping bags, not cots – little beds! Lots of outdoor time as well. Highly recommend this fully licensed daycare.

– Anita Ko (Monona, WI)


This is the Best daycare and after school care you can imagine! My daughter loves it and she has been there since she was 1.5 year old. Now she is 7 and, even though she is in regular school she still can’t wait to go for her after school enrichment classes. Truly family atmosphere; great enrichment opportunities! Sincerely recommend it it to everyone!

– Alena Holmes (Madison, WI)


Отличное заведение! Занятия на русском языке. Упор на математику! Детей отлично кормят (домашняя здоровая еда). Приятная домашняя атмосфера, как в гостях у бабушки. Несколько раз в году устраиваються праздники для детей и родителей. Пожилая пара, которая ведет детский сад – опытные преподаватели. Наш ребенок в восторге!

Excellent daycare! All classes are held in Russian language (no English spoken, therefore kids learn real fast). Emphasis is on math! Kids are fed healthy home cooked meals. Pleasant atmosphere – like visiting Grandparents. There are celebrations held several times a year for kids and parents. The older couple managing daycare is highly experienced. Our child loves it there!

– Julia Rudnitzky (Verona, WI)