1) It is totally unclear where the teachers are during rotations time, when the PARENTS are doing all the teaching. 2) Unprofessional - Mrs.Pamela will yell @ you, demand you to put things down as you're working on things, embarrass you in front of other parents & overall demean you. 3) Yes parents become friends with others & some people are excluded. This wasn't a problem for me, but what I found was, parents were not as nice, not as willing to see my point of view, simply because we weren't personal friends. The other thing is, if you don't do things exactly the way someone else wants, you have now made someone unhappy & that doesn't work well when that person is teaching your children. Since I didn't have complete faith in Mitzie or Pamela, I chose to not return the following school year. I'd rather pay more money, to have my children in a quality preschool, where teachers are professional & respectful. I still have my days, where I completely regret having put my child @ DBCP. What this has taught me, is to never be afraid to advocate for my children. Although I did advocate @ DBCP, I was intimidated by Pamela. Thinking about it makes me mad. I'm glad we didn't return.
This will be my third year at the Co-op. My daughter attended 3 yrs ago and she is still talking about and loves her old teachers. My son is now in his 2nd year starting this Sept. and can't wait to start!! We love the parent to child ratio. Second to none! Your child won't get this kind of attention at any other preschool. Really excited for the "new" learning experience my son will have with new equipment and IPADs. Stepping Stones will be stepping it up this year for more learning. 2oth Century style Snack is regulated by state standard. Their is NO FREE pour with juice. Kids I believe get no more than half a cup. So, I'm unsure about the woman below who ranted about school snack/juice. Special handling with food preparation is always discussed at monthly meetings, signs posted and special dietary concerned in BOLD on refridge at snack time. The parent involvement and friends you meet while watching your child learn and grow in a loving, exciting, fun environment is second to none. I wouldn't have my son attend any other preschool. I'd rather pay $200 a month and be involved then have my son attend a FREE preschool with no heart. WE LOVE DIAMOND BAR COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL!!
This school is simply amazing! Years ago, when my oldest was ready for preschool, a trusted friend pointed me towards Diamond Bar Community Preschool. We absolutely fell in love with the caring teachers and family community at the school. My oldest was so prepared for Kindergarten by the time he finished preschool and had such a confidence and love for education. I firmly believe his success today a direct result of his experience here which provided his scholastic foundation. Now my youngest attends the school and I am so appreciative that he has access to the same warm, nurturing experience my eldest had. We drive a ways just so we can provide our child with, what I believe is, the best preschool experience there is. The teachers, Ms. Mitzie and Mrs. Pamela are very organized, warm and knowledgeable. My sons love the hands on learning and calendar filled with fun activities. I love having the opportunity to witness, firsthand, my child learning and interacting. This is our last year here, and I am so grateful that I took my friends recommendation years ago. We have made life long friends here and have provided our children with the best in academic start available.
This is one and only kind of co-op preschool. My first daughter went and my second one is in for third year. The place is very clean and have a huge playground with variety of toys. You get to involve with your kid's activity and learn about school system. More over, you meet great people (moms) and become your best friend. Furthermore, I love the director and teacher. They are so experienced with kids and have patience with them in any circumstances. They pour love to the children. I highly recommend this school if you are looking for preschool.
The idea is great but in reality there are things that they are not willing to change that made us leave regrettably. 1. Kids don't eat after hand washing. They do calendar indoors then eat outside. To the children whom we are suppose to teach good habits would not make that connection and is not sanitze in my book. 2. If you don't mind that your child is eating junk food at school which is suppose to be exemplary for us all. With that many kids and is always someone's birthday so cakes is eaten regularly at 10am especially is a 2/3 day kids. All other snack would be chicken nuggets, qusadilla the like prepared by a parent hoping they should have foodhandler traing. Straight juice is offered in help-yourself pitcher for the children and of course it always need a few refills compare o the water jug. They really limit what is offered to students. Loaded Ice cream sundaes, candies...should I go on. 3.You don't really know whom have been the authority figure for your child because they don't discriminate. I heard from one working parent that "boys don't cry in school" to a four years old when he fell off his bike. 4.Weapon toys and girls only like pink are the messages send
Hidden gem of Diamond Bar. Hope you are lucky enough to come across this because word of mouth is how most people find out about DBCPS and that's enough. All too often preschool teachers are young and inexperienced. Not the case at this school. Ms. Pamela is a loving and caring teacher. Experienced and a mother of 4. Ms. Mitzie (director) was a kinder teacher for 15+years truly cares about all kids at the school. There are 7 working parents and 2 adult teachers for a 1:4 ratio of adult to kids. You will not find this anywhere else. My kids love going to school there.
Diamond Bar Community Preschool is by far the best preschool I have ever come across. My son started the 2-day program when he was 3 years old and thrives in this hands-on learning environment. Ms. Mitzie (the Director) and Ms. Pamela are compasionate with the chidren, who have developed a great great respect for these teachers. My son loves attending school each week and he is now 4 years old and in the 3-day per week program. This involves 45 minutes per school day of Kindergarten curriculum to prepare him for K next year. It's incredible to see his progress and he is so happy there, everything is made fun for the children. They are encouraged to have fun, respect others, listen when spoken to, and clean up after themselves, to highlight just a few morals. I couldn't be happier!