Maple Ave School, located in Montebello, California, is a preschool that enrolls 140 students. It accepts 2 to 5 year olds.
The school community has reviewed this preschool and given it an average rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
I have a child who is currently in the toddler class and I'm upset that I pay as much as the other parents from the other classes yet in my child's class there's hardly any crayons, books, toys, and essentials needed for their learning. I've seen the other classrooms and they're so nice and colorful, full of books and educational toys. I'm wondering where is all the money going? Everything in my child's classroom is a hand me down from current and previous student's parents. So I would appreciate it if they gave the toddlers center the same attention and dedication they give the other classrooms. I pay a good amount of money towards my child's education. If I find a better school I won't think twice and I'm sure the other parents would agree.
This school worked great for my kid. Within two months of enrollment she was able to communicate well with the teacher and other kids in the school, though she spoke in her mother tongue till then. For sure, the kids studying here would have a good kick start in their education going ahead as they get good class work activity, a balanced homework to do at home along with social,cultural and extra curricular activities. That way, both teachers and parents involve in interacting with the student right from the beginning of their academics. I agree, the classrooms do not have cots and the carpets are old, but when compared to quality of the education we can consider these aspects as trivial. The Friday pizza program is good but can be included within the fees they are charging at present. Overall, this school works great for entry level kids at the age of 3 (or may be less, not sure) and help them boost in their academics and social behavior.
This school is horrible, especially for the children in the Pre-school program where the office is. The teacher turnover is high and the admin simply dismisses things and blames the teachers by replacing them over and over. I had my child there last year and they asked me to pack a blanket and sheet, only to find out that during nap time they were sleeping on a FLOOR with dirty commercial carpet, that they played/walked on all day, not cots. They were not fed adequately as my child came home hungry on a regular basis. They have pizza on Fridays and ask the parents to participate with $2 or else u pack a lunch. My child made me aware that they were given 1 piece of pizza, which meant my $2 were prob feeding the teachers also. They need a lot of work in their Preschool and Pre-K, they do not evaluate incoming students. Undisciplined and prob children are mixed in with well behaved/young children and are not corrected for their bad behavior. If there was an incident involving another child they would sometimes send a note, that was how they adressed anything. The owners are not very friendly w the parents, only on social occasions like open house when they HAVE to put on a happy face.
I think the 1st review that gives this school 5 stars is/was a staff member. I had enrolled my child there based on reviews and the fact that we were told that children are very advanced when they leave this school. My child attended a private school previously and based on reviews and price, we tried this school. I guess you get what you pay for. They seem to have a high teacher turnover and they had younger children with older children. My child came home on several occasions with bruises and complaints that bigger kids were hitting him and playing too rough. I checked in and they had my 3 year old in a class with 4-4 1/2 year olds. I was not satisfied, I do not feel my child learned anything that he didn't already know. They do not address or try and correct inappropriate behavior and that should go without question. My child picked up some bad habits and lost some good manners that he had learned at his previous school.I do agree that "Miss Linda" is a short when answering questions, someone else probably needs to address parent questions/concerns. This could be a better school if they emphasize good behavior, sharing, etc., rather than letting everyone run around loose.
Maple provides students with a rigorous curriculum for young students. The facility has been recently remodeled in August and every classroom has beautiful flooring, freshly painted walls, and open space. The teachers are caring and supportive. My daughter has attended maple for 3 years, and my family has been associated with the school for over 45 years.
I went to Maple Ave recently to do a tour and was not very impressed at all with the facility. The lessons might be rigorous but I would need to sit in a class to confirm that, but the facility is not kept very clean at all. It smelled and it seemed like the walls and other parts of the rooms had not been cleaned in some time.
My child currently attends the toddler center. The routine could be better but the teachers are very caring. The children say that the child care is 'school' and the teachers do provide a school like enviroment. They have book time, the children paint and learn their letters and numbers. They do potty train when the children are ready. Unfortualty they dont provide lunches or snacks and they take their break at 9 and lunch at 11:30 by 12:00 the children are already being put down for nap time. The school director (Ms.Irene) is extremly nice and professional but that cound not be said for the book keeper Linda. She is never there when you need to talk to her and she is rude and unprofessioal. If your child does not attend one week due to an illness they do not reiburse you any money. Overall they are good teachers.
My daughter currently attends Maple Ave. School and we both love it! The curriculum is rigorous and prepares children for Kindergarten and beyond. The pre-school may not be the newest facility, but the academics are what counts. The teachers are loving, but strict. They have high standards for all students and work individually with them. The teachers may not wear business suits, but that is fine with me because I see them playing and participating in activities with the kids. Overall, I am very pleased.
My 4 year old attends this school and it's great. The teachers are excellent. I love how parents can come and participate in school activities.
My child went to Maple in the 90's and it was a great experience -- principal and staff ran the school very efficiently and the premises were kept up and security was strict. Now that my cousin's children are going to Maple and after several visits, I notice the place is not well kept up, premises not as neat and tidy. And teachers/aides are dressed so casually in jogging/dressed down attires. Kids are served ice cream and soda on a regular basis, and given candies as rewards. And no menu is issued to parents to keep track of what their children are eating at school. This deeply concerns me how Maple Avenue has deteriorated. I do not think I will ever recommend this school again.
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