My 2 daughters are attending BDLC for their second year now. I'm very pleased with the diversity of teachers, with all types of personalities. It's important to me that my children are exposed to all different types of people. I'm weary of the schools where every teacher is hyper-enthusiastic as this is not a representation of the real world. Each of my daughters have formed lasting and loving bonds with their teachers, and are enriched every day by their interaction with them.
My child attended this preschool for the first time and I can truly say that I think they need to reassess who they hire. The front desk staff is friendly , however the teachers not so much. Teachers weren't enthusiastic and never captured my child's interest . I do feel that they have a good program , sadly Bermuda Dunes learning Center was not a good fit for my child. Unfortunately , I would not recommend this school to anyone.
My children currently attend BDLC, I can say first hand that there is a good amount of teachers who do an exceptional job. However, there are a handful of teachers who are very unprofessional; they are gossipy, lack proper etiquette when speaking to parents (myself), and lack accountability. Most of the staff in the front office are friendly and can be very helpful, but I will say that those who work with numbers do better with that than with people.
The teachers are not paying attention to the children. My husband and I would stay and watch our four year old before they would go into class time. Several times the children are fighting and there are some kids that bully or snatch toys from the others kids and the teachers are unaware. They are too busy talking. Classroom wasn't that great. Smells awful. Don't be fooled by the friendly staff in the front office. Just because they are accredited doesn't mean they're great. I was very disappointed.
BDLC has a safety communication policy and all families receive an ouch report for injuries that occur at school. Most often families receive a courtesy call in addition to the ouch report for any injury leaving a mark or bruise, especially on the head or face. Our two year old classrooms are at a 1:6 ratio with twelve children and two staff members. Our administration is always available to speak with families regarding any concerns, issues, or needs.
The teacher for the 2 year old, belittled my 2.5 yr old. There are too many children in the small classrooms. My son had a swollen lip with a scrape. He is on 11 months. I was never informed. I would not recommend this school.
My three children have attended BDLC from a very young age. Our experience continues to be wonderful. The staff are willing to work with us and our children. The teacher wonderful in giving love and support to our children as they have grown. I recommend BDLC to all families that are looking for a safe, loving and great learning environment for their children.
My oldest child attended BDLC before their expansion, and I was very happy with his care. However, my second child attended after the expansion, and I was very disappointed. The quality of care had definitely declined. The care was much less personal, and the center seemed more concerned with making money than the children.
All three of my children have attended over the course of ten years. Each experience was enjoyed by our family. Our children learned so much through this developmentally appropriate program.The admin, teachers and office staff are always available to meet our needs, ideas, or concerns.