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Children Of Our Savior Pre-School3
Posted September 19, 2014
- a parent
There are WAY too many kids at this school. Way too many. Children are not getting the individual attention and care that they need during this early development stage at this school. There are too many kids competing for attention and care. This causes a lot of added stress on the kids and parents.The administration should really cut back numbers in order to improve quality of behavioral issues and care. As for the playground, it could be a million times better. There is not much for the kids to explore and discover while outdoors. Kids spend a majority of their time literally throwing sand at each other because they are bored. The faith-based curriculum is all that this school has going for itself. It's the only reason I pay the high tuition prices. The Director has no concept of customer service. she could and should also be doing a better job of keeping the facilities cleaner and providing the teachers with better resources, training, and equipment. They also never survey parents to rate overall satisfaction with the school. Top notch curriculum, one or two gem teachers, poor playground, poor restroom sanitation, and overcrowded classrooms. No school lunch program either.
This school has been wonderful for our daughter. She started at 2 and has spent 2 wonderful years here. Our son will start in the fall. The teachers and the directors are amazing, caring and supportive. I only wish the teachers were more available for more one on one conversations about my child. I have to drop off early and pick up late and I have only seen my childs actual teacher maybe twice. I don't worry at all about my child and her safety while I'm at work though which is a wonderful feeling. We aren't religious and it hasn't been a problem at all!
This preschool has been perfect for my daughter. She started right at 2 years old because she was ready for school but not yet potty trained. She is now 3.5. My favorite thing about the school is that it feels very loving and comfortable for the children. The teachers dole out plenty of love and attention while still maintaining order. It is also really nice to have a school that is so flexible to our needs. They allow early drop offs or late pickups, allow you to change your child's schedule if needed, and offer plenty of opportunities for involvement without being pushy. I was a little concerned about the religious aspect because we are not religious, but I don't feel the religion has been heavy or had much of an impact on my daughter at her age. This school is a perfect transition between home and formal school.
Love this school! We toured sveral schools and this one was leaps and bounds above all the schools we visited. Our 4 yr old just started his 3rd and final year and I am so sad that he will have to move on next year. It's a big, bright, super clean facility with wonderful kissy/huggy teachers. The outside play area is super big and fun. My daughter will be starting here next year and I am thrilled for her.
Clean facility, loving, good teachers and nice parental involvement without being overbearing. And old fashioned play based school in a city that takes preschool far too seriously. Classes are a bit large, though, and student to staff ratio is higher than I would like (I'd happily pay more to bring it down to 1:6 or :7). Communication with teachers and directors is a little spotty depending on what class you are in, but besides minor annoyances we do really like it there!
We are very happy with Children of Our Savior. Our first child started at age 2 yrs, 9 months and it has been a wonderful experience. The religion influence is positive, but not overbearing. Music class is included in tuition, and optional sports, gymnastics, martial arts and Spanish are available. Our second child started this fall, and we're just as happy the second time around. It is always a good sign when a family sends younger siblings to the same school. Benefits: acceptance of kids at age two. They potty-train! (Gently and effectively). Large, airy, bright and happy classrooms with an abundance of books, toys and activities. Nice outdoor space for outside playtime. Caring, dedicated and smart teachers that make this an enriching experience without being hyper-academic, or just a glorified day-care.