I have nothing bad to say about the teachers, ( most of them) but I am sorry I cannot say the same about the principal. She is arrogant and does not take the initiative to get to know you and your children. I feel she makes decisions concerning the children based on what is better for the school and the teacher/child ratio. I have seen some of the staff/teachers decorating the hallways during school hours while the children are sitting on the floor against the wall.
From the friendly face that greets you at the door each day to the dedicated staff, we truly feel like this is our second home. We have been with this program for a year now and we honestly feel like this is the best decision we will make for our children in these young years. They take educating children so seriously, and even though they're a corporate company, they're priorities are straight-- Children, Family, and Education. Cannot tell you which one ranks first for them as they seriously put 110% effort in making each event look flawless. My child loves this program, and we do too. Thank goodness we found this preschool!
I have had 2 girls go through the Pre K program and I cant believe how well they have done in Kindergarten. The teachers are dedicated, experienced and very in tune with the individual children. The administration works very hard to plan great events & maintain good relationships with the families. The school recently upgraded the playground & continues to make improvements as needed.
My son has been at Merryhill since he was 18months old, and he is due to turn 5 in January 2009. I have had mixed feelings in regard to this preschool. There are things that I love about the school (ie:some teachers, the school provided cook, the activities throughout the school year and summer) but there has been some things I do not like (ie: the lack of the teachers attentiveness when the children are playing outside or have freeplay time, some of the movies that the kids are alowed to watch, and the way some of the teachers speak to the children). I have been extremely impressed with a few of the teachers, Miss Kathy, Miss Paula, and the director Miss Sheila. The three of them are extremely caring and attentive to the students, and I feel from them that they really like their jobs and care for the children...