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3035 Alachua Place
New Port Richey, FL 34655

(727) 375-2664
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March 05, 2015
Our son is 3 years old and has a speech impairment. This was his first school experience and from the very first day the teacher, Michelle, made this a miserable experience for our child and us. She had nothing but negative things to say about our son and seemed completely overwhelmed. We withdrew him and now have him in the Talk program to help with his speech impairment. They are so much more understanding and helpful it really made us see how bad Michelle is at her job.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
This is without a doubt the best preschool around. My three children have attended this school over the last ten years and I can' t say enough good things about it. The facility is top notch and I always felt like my kids were safe. The staff is friendly, courtesy and well trained. The curriculum is outstanding and my kids were more than prepared to enter kindergarten. Our youngest daughter just graduated and she loved going there. We will miss everyone there. Thank you for all you did.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
Long Leaf Learning Center has proven to be one of the best decisions our family has made for the developmental progress for our child. The kindness, compassion, and loving environment this school provides to assist us parents in raising our children has been a remarkable. As I review the work my child has done at Long Leaf Learning Center from the age of 3 to the age of 5 the curriculum component results have been phenonomial. I have great confidence that my child is ready for Kindergarten and will excel with everything he has learned over the last several years at the Learning Center. Thank you Long Leaf Learning Center for all you've done!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
LLC has been a home for our two children for over three years and I can only say it was the best decision we ever made. Ms. Jackie and her staff have been absolutely wonderful and have done an outstanding job to keep a safe and caring environment for the children. The kids have grown and learned so much over the years and are definitely ready for Kindergarden. I highly recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
Do not send your child to this school. This school is dysfunctional, careless, and lazy. The director is mean and derogatory. They prefer your child be a robot in the classroom instead of fun. Teachers and Director do not want to have to think of ways to best stimulate your child academically and by personality. Your best choice is not to send your child here!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
My two year old son teacher once stated to my wife "I hope he does not start crying. I have a lot of work to do." Seems to me having a classroom that looked nice was more important then the needs of my child. We are very unhappy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
I love this school! I have had 2 children attend and my third child will be attending soon. All of the teachers and staff truely love the children. I always feel welcomed when I walk through the door. The director goes above and beyond to make it a great learning and social environment for the children. I could not ask for any more!!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2011
Run away fast from this school! Director is highly emotional & unorganized. Can't keep good teachers there. It's a shame because it used to be one of the better places for preschool education that was worth its weight in gold. A lot changed from what I have heard via friends. Great neighborhood though, just not a good preschool.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2011
If you are looking for a caring, loving, and holds high expectations for children, you will find it at Longleaf Learning Center. The director truly cares about every child that walks through the door. The director takes the time to learn and understand the needs of all families. The teachers show enthusiasm and will go the extra mile to help children. Thank you LLC staff for giving me calmness when leaving my precious son behind. I never have to worry that he will not be taken care of. The staff looks after everyone. Kudos to you!!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
As we all know, when you drop off your child at a daycare facility, the staff there is helping to raise your child... pretty serious stuff. With that in mind, I always feel comfort knowing my son is in such good hands. My son has attended LLC for over three years now. He is very advanced in his learning, communication and people skills. All of the the staff is professional, yet personal towards not only the children but also the parents. I have nothing but nice things to say about LLC, Director Jackie Maness, Miss Denia, Miss, Shannon, Miss Lisa, Miss Kelly and Miss Vicky to name a few. From what I have read, the bad reviews come from bitter people. Some of the slanders towards Ms. Maness and the facility are so exaggerated that it surely shows that it came from someone not of a rational mind. Please consider only the legitimate criticisms, not those uttered by parents with deeper issues.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
As an educator and teacher myself, I can not say enough great things about LLC. The teachers are knowledgeable and caring and very welcoming to parents. Mrs. Maness is a fantastic director. Her door is always open and she is always willing to help her families. She has fantastic leadership qualities and it shows through the happiness of her teachers. As a kindergarten teacher for many years, I must add that the children that enter my classroom that have attended LLC are well prepared and ready to start school. They excel an all areas and have a wonderful foundation for learning. I want nothing but the best for my daughters and I feel that LLC has been a wonderful experience! Thank you Mrs. Manness for a fantastic year!

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no rating May 03, 2010
Not a good school. I took my child out after I saw the way they run the place.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
I am very happy with the director Jacki Maness, She is very approachable and helps you when there is a problem. My children lover there teachers and have done very well in there classes.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2010
I cant say enough good about this school and its staff. The director is amazing and completely involved in what is best for the children. I dont understand the reason behind posting negative things directed at one person, if your not happy why are your children attending the school? My family and I could not have had a better 'pre-school' expirence! I would recomend this school everyday to everyone with little ones!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
I have to disagree -- this school is doing a complete turn down. Under Ms. Bates the kids used to graduate from there with amazing skills & education. Under the current director Ms. Maness the teachers are leaving, new ones keep popping up. The kids don't get half of what they used to under previous administration years ago. Word of mouth is spreading, and I've heard it myself - you can get better than this now. I do hope they find a more organized director. She's a scatter-brain!

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no rating March 09, 2010
My daughter spent 4 years at LLC. The first year under the directorship of Kelly - there was a different teacher ever 6 week in our class, and a business like tone. I was about to quit when Jackie took over directorship! WOW! What a difference. The center has a warm loving enviroment, with a staff that cares about you and your child. They listened when you told them your child didn't sleep well or something exciting was happening in thier lives. When my daughter was old enough for kindergerten, we all cried because we had such an awesome bond. My daughter still talks about her wonderful experiences at LLC. It was a great feeling knowing that they loved my daughter as much as I did while I was working. I can not say enough wonderful things about LLC. With help from them she is a strong, educated, independant

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2010
As a parent of 2 children who have attended LLC over the past 4 years, I cannot say enough great things about the school. The curriculum surpasses anything else you will find. The teachers don't just teach your children, they love your children. The time and energy they all put in proves it. The director is great. She is definitely a child advocate and will be sure your child has the very best learning experience possible. This is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
I am a mother of 4 & I take their education seriously. I was initially impressed with LLC grounds, teachers and curriculum. Upon digging deeper, I became more & more impressed. I have had my children enrolled in LLC since 2006. The level of care the teachers have for each child is remarkable. The security is wonderful. And I personally adore the Director, Jackie Maness. She is a student advocate who holds the needs of her teachers and students as priority. Her personality creates peace and security in the school. My children have always love attending. I can't attest for the negative comments below. Over the past 4 years, I have had NOTHING but positive experiences. LLC has enabled my children to adopt a positive start to their education career! Thank you JACKIE!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 22, 2010
Find other places & beware of this one

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no rating December 15, 2009
Used to be a good Preschool until Director J. Maness took over. Teacher turn-over is very high. Kids no longer come out of there with a higher level of learning than they used to with K. Bates as director. Dr. Missy get a new director for that school - it's going downhill.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2008
Great school, safe, & excellent curriculum. Director (2008) needs better communication & organizational skills.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2008
This is a wonderful school. Your child will learn above and beyond their age level. The degree of caring and professionalism that this school provides is unbeatable.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2008
This school is fantastic. Offers a safe, professional, clean environment for your child. The staff are great, always professional and there to make your child feel safe and secure. once you come to this school, no others will compare.

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Longleaf Learning Center
3035 Alachua Place, New Port Richey, FL  34655
(727) 375-2664
Last modified Longleaf Learning Center is a Private school that serves grade PK
Longleaf Learning Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top