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Ymca The Learning Community2
Posted November 24, 2014
- a parent
My daughter has a decent experience, especially in the 3s room (wonderful teacher--better than anyone else). Likewise, my son had a nice experience in the baby room. When he became about 1.5, he started biting and we couldn't get rid of the problem. The situation was handled abhorrently. We are not parents who would shrug it off, but the problem worsened (only at school btw, never anywhere else). Finally, we were told that if one more incident occurred, we'd have to leave. The final straw was being handed a bunch of information on biting and what to do about it (pages, mind you including a behavior report, that is supposed to be filled out by teachers). When I realized that they'd done NOTHING on the list, I got up and left. Creative Beginnings--fabulous--took us on in an instant. My son has had NO INCIDENCES of biting! They shadowed him and worked on "using his words" to respond to playmates, rather than hands (or mouth). He is well-loved, unlike TLC, where it became clear that he wasn't. My daughter is doing wonderfully in the preK as well. My friends who've stayed at TLC have had nothing good to say about it this year. Stay away. They've gone down hill.
Not sure who would write a review 5 years after the kids attended unless they had some sort of financial interst in the program. The first two reviews are more then accureate. There is a lot of problems a teacher was caught sleeping (apparently she had medical issues). There is also something all parents should know. The director of this center reports to Sean Doherty. He reports to the board of directors. The director's husband is on the board. So, lets just say it is a real sad sitaution. I have been told that the center was not always as bad as it is now that it has gone down since some key mngt left. If you are there I would enourage you to stay very involved and keep a close eye out. If you are not there I would encourage you to not to go. Look for places that not been reported to the state. If they are on the list then it is bad as it means the state as verified the findings and it is usually very serious. Also, look for a place that is NAEYC Accredited or at least working towards it. These daycares have very high standards. This review has the best interest of the kids at heart. Good luck!
Best Daycare in Wallingford! Both of my sons have attended the Learning Community beginning as an infant then graduating as preschoolers. I would highly recommend this center for their nurturing ability and care for the children. Both of my sons were properly prepared to enter Kindergarten as the center follows the Creative Curriculum format.
Worst Daycare in Wallingford, CT Nice facility but I would not recommend anyone to send children here especially babies. They forgot to feed my baby his second bottle. No apology until I called the state and they were written up for it. Keep looking is my advice!