this is an unsafe place. If you are applying there ask about recent case of lost child, they will have to tell you about it, a 3 or 4 year old was just wandering alone on the street outside of daycare.
I wish I knew about bad reviews before we wasted so much time with this school.
Our son started refusing to go to school and crying every morning for an hour. He was claiming that he was bullied and we did not believe him. Finally I took time off from work to be able to sit in the classroom and see what is going on. It turned out that teachers Elsa and Jane were allowing bullying to happen and were somehow encouraging it by constantly not noticing it on purpose, it was I guess easier that way for them. Well it would be their job to notice and not to let it happen. We complained but nothing changed. I would not recommend this place.
this is the worst place for children, please be aware! it looks normal on the surface but when you spend some time there you will notice bites and bruises on your child, you will see bruises made by an adult. teachers are very poorly educated and they use inappropriate language around children. our daughter claims that the teacher hit her on purpose and she never makes things up, when we tried to report this they started explaining that the child is spoiled and crazy, in different words clearly. This may be the worse place around the area. We are now in a different place and very happy.
School looks great on the surface. I had two kids attending Krieger. My 3 year old son was constantly bullied by older kids. He used to come home with cuts and bruises and always complained about going to school. Its only many years later that we came to know from my older son that there was a lot of bullying going on. It seems like my younger son was dragged through the playground by some older kids. My older son was too scared to say anything until now and the teachers were obviously nowhere around.
We had lots of high hopes when our child was finally accepted to Krieger after an almost a 3 year wait on their list.Unfortunately, after 8 months, we had to pull our child from there.Other than a nice new addition to the day care and empty promises, the following were our concerns and displeasures: The Director has all the teachers running scared, one teacher told us they are constantly being watched and monitored.The teachers are unqualified, do not interact with the children.The center steadily asks parents to have their children assessed by their on site or their rocommended shrinks. They do not teach the children any corriculum. Very over priced and the teacher to child ratio is overexagerated. We along with other families were very dissapointed and removed our children from Krieger. UCLA really needs to restructure the day care with new staff and supervision that know how to educate and advance children. The center does not deliver what they promise. We ended up sending our child to a different day care, where they have flourished and is ready to attend kindergarden this fall. Krieger was the worst thing we did for our child. They can really do wonders if they try.