My son fell off a swing because nobody was there to monitor the area. They leave your kids unsupervised and only have one teacher to supervise thats never in there. Your babies or toddlers are care for by others who have zero education in childcare handling or education.
Dirty, filthy, unsupervised classrooms. Placed my toddler in their daycare for a month and only allowed him to attend 6 days out of the month because the classroom was unbearable for me to see him in such filth. Crumbs of old food left on the floor for weeks, each time i came in there, babies on the ground eating crumbs, eating paper from books, and they allow that!!!!! My kid was terribly ill the first day he attended because they allow kids with severe viruses in the classrooms with coughs, sneezes, and hacking up stuff in the tiny , dark, and dirty classroom. I wouldn't recommend this atmosphere and environment to anybody unless you want your kid to become terribly ill or chew on books and fall off swings and suffer severe head injuries like mine. Not only that, they place your toddler in any open classroom regardless of age just to fill up the space! In addition to all the damage, they overcharged me $169 for the first month. Unprofessional and incompetent employees that are out to rob people .
The JCC Early Childhood Center was a great partner in raising our three children. The teachers are very loving and many have been part of this community for years. The activities are varied so every child can find something they love - cooking, water play, music, etc. We are not Jewish, as is the case with nearly 50% of the families in this care program. It was never an issue. My kids came home everyday with a smile on their face and a tale of a new adventure. Thank you ECE!
The JCC Early Childhood program is a good place for kids and their families. It's a large program, so the school is big with many small classrooms and the transition from one age group to the next can be a bit jarring for families (drop off and pick up procedures are completely different from two to three year olds). Many of the teachers have been at the school for over 5-10 years. The teachers work really hard and probably don't get paid very well as it is a non-profit community center preschool. I hope that means they love what they do and they get benefits (I don't think preschools normally give benefits). Even though the program is expensive, families that qualify can apply and often receive a scholarship. I haven't been to any perfect schools, but I think that the JCC is doing a great job with kids and I feel welcomed each and every day.
The early childhood center has been horrible for my son. They have a policy that if your child doesn't want to do something, they cannot make them do it. Unfortunately in the case of my son, it meant that they cannot motivate him to learn. He is going to go into kindergarten well behind and probably fail. If your child is motivated to learn with their style, they will probably do fine.