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Joy Of Learning Child Care Center1
Posted April 17, 2015
- a parent
I very sad to give this review, I used to be so happy with this school and I truly believe in the philosophy of Regio Emilia. In my experience, this school has lost leadership, my daughter is finishing Pre-k 4 not well prepared for kindergarten at all. There's a lack of organization, communication, guidance, and worst of all, professionals who know and practice the philosophy. If you are lucky you might get an amazing teacher who loves what she does and your child might thrive. But those are very rare. In three years of experience in that school, two have been very unsatisfactory. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone, it's a shell of what it use to be.
This pre school is great my son went there for 3 consecutive years. He was always happy to go and the time we had a problem with one of the teachers we could solve the issue and everything went well. I can say that the school is very clean, Bea is wonderful, Mara is the best, my son loves her and the food is excellent! I am not having second thoughts of where my second child is going. I think a good communication from the begining can solve everything.
This is a wonderful school, I am really sad that this was my daughter's last year since she graduated. All of her teachers were excellent and I felt they provided a great education while making her feel safe and secure. I am very thankful for all the beautiful memories and for the love, guidance and lessons they gave her. This is a great place to send your kids to!
The school is really good environment I had my child for three years she graduated from that preschool unfortunately the last year was the worst year due to the ineffectiveness of Irene one of the teachers for prek4 she doesn't care what the parents think and she believes she is the director in that school a lot of parents had complain about her and yet they don't do anything towards that I think if you work with kids you should be a good vibe person not somebody that even kids don't feel welcome. If you are going to enroll your kid in this school try to avoid Irene she is the worst!!!
I am happy with this school. My 5 yr. old and 2 yr old both go there. The staff is courteous and helpful, the teachers are loving and caring, and the facilities are clean, organized, and very inviting. My children love their school. I highly recommend it! -
The Joy of Learning has an amazing facility and visually is quite impressive. Unfortunately, I found the curriculum, the teachers, and the administration lacking. Class sizes are very large. Kids who need little direction or support will probably do fine, but most children are not that independent. As mentioned in several other reviews, few of the teachers and administrative staff speak English which can lead to communication difficulties. Given these issues, I see JOL as more of an expensive day care, and less of a school. Our son attended JOL for three months until we realized that the curriculum was too basic and our money was better spent elsewhere.
My son loves his school. We have been with the school for three years and the teachers are very qualified and have helped him develop a love for learning. I feel he is going to be extremely prepared for kindergarten. The Reggio Emilia curriculum that they apply is excellent. I couldn't imagine sending him to another school! Highly recommended.
Very pleased with the teachers, staff and curriculum. Very nurturing atmosphere. Reggio Emilia conducive to learning In a semi structured, positive environment. Prefer this than Montessori. Great after school activities and nutritious meals made in the premises. A bit expensive but well worth it.
I had a really bad experience with my son, The Director of the School have no Pedagogy Skills, The management support was never successful, it never received a good guidance she was always apathetic and uncooperative at times when we need help. I am in favor of things must be communicated in time and in the right way, and that there should be a monitoring process to ensure that everyone is working together to achieve the objective. A good school is more than a nice place or good food, must have the right people to support your kids. Good Luck!