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Developmental Preschool Kindergarten5
Posted February 12, 2015
- a parent
My 2 yr old daughter goes to DPK and it has been one of the best decisions that I have made! She stayed at home with me until going to DPK and the transition has been fantastic. DPK is far more than just a "daycare," they provide true learning experiences everyday through the activities that the children do. After reading some of the negative reviews on this site, I questioned whether I wanted to send her there but I had heard such great reviews through word-of-mouth that I decided to try it out. Best.Decision.Ever. We love DPK and look forward to more years to come!
This is the first review I have ever written. I've never wanted to take the time to write reviews but this has to be shared. We enrolled our son this year into this school and it has been the best educational decision we've made so far. He loves going to school loves his teachers and the strides we have seen him make are remarkable. I have been thoroughly impressed. From the teachers to the admin that run the school everyone is great. The school events from the thanksgiving day concert and feast to the Christmas concert every event has been a blast for the parents and the students. The school even had snow brought in for the kids to play with. We had our son in a different school before this and he hated it and didn't seem to learn much. I have been impressed with the amount of new and exciting things he learns and shares with us. I literally have not one thing to say bad about this school except it would be a waste to send your child anywhere else. Thank you to the Developmental staff. Thoroughly impressed. N.F.
PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU LOVE YOUR KID!! What a mistake!!! The biggest mistake of my life. Don't get fooled by the looks of the school or the fact that you are allowed to watch your kid through the school's viewing booths. THE KIDS ARE TREATED VERY POORLY WHEN YOU ARE NOT WATCHING! I saw an change in my son that first week of school. His enthusiasm for school was gone. My son would cry in the car on the way home from school almost every day. I complained to the owner about the teachers. The owner told me to ignore my kid's unhappiness and unwillingness to continue attending the school. She said that the problem was my kid, not her school. Then why is he doing so great at his new school? THE FIRST RED FLAG SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE CONTRACT THEY MADE ME SIGN AT REGISTRATION. They know that you will soon be unhappy, but tied to a very expensive contract. What a place!! Visit the school anytime and you will find the owner barefoot all over the school. That's how unprofessional she is. THIS SCHOOL IS THE WORSE KIND.Treating children poorly while they're cashing in every month. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL if you care about your kids!
Where do I start? This school was practically detrimental to my son's development. The teachers lack empathy are not very well educated. I highly doubt they have any type of degree or teachers certificate. If all you want is a decent curriculum but don't care if your child is treated poorly then this is the school for you. The teachers show favoritism to one or two kids in each class. If your child has a any developmental delays then do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY! The are not educated and have no idea how to handle even a child with mild speech delays. I am glad that I took my child out of this school before any more damage was done.
Excellent Academic Preschool We were looking for the best preschool for our little son. DPK was referred to us by teachers at American Heritage, a nearby private school for older children. We were not looking for a daycare but something which could stimulate his mind and teach him. After touring 6 preschools we picked DPK. DPK was initially a long commute for us and there are some parents which commute long distances with their kids because of its academic excellence. A lot of thought has gone into the school layout: from the enclosed playground to separate classrooms for activities. Our little one gets exposure to a great variety of topics, some of which he develops an intense interest in. He also learns to play with others, be polite, to express himself, and discipline. The little guy has been attending DPK since shortly before 2 years old (started at summer camp). At parties and events he is noticeably better behaved and more social than the older kids of co-workers who have attended other schools. Would highly recommend DPK to parents looking for the best in academic preschools and who hope to get their little ones into some of the more elite private high schools.
This has to be one of the most fantastic schools ever! I didn't have a problem with the owner and couldn't have loved the teachers more. The office staff was wonderful with helping me with everything when it came to registering my son and the owner helped me to find the best OT when I felt my son needed the extra help! The teacher are simply the best at what they do. The love they have for the children not only in their classes but for all of them in the school is something you can't just find every where. Nothing beats walking into your child's school and being greeted by everyone with a smile and a beyond friendly good morning. I couldn't have been happier with my time spent at this school. I love to recommend this school to my friends and family because I am positive that they will have the best experience as I did. Keep up the good work everyone! You are doing great with our children!
I have to say that I love this school. I have two nieces who both have attended this school for many years. I was lucky enough to have been involved with them and the school. I am so happy with the school that I registered my child as soon as it was possible to attend the school. The group of teachers are beyond amazing and really enjoy what they do and it shows! I look forward to the years my child spends at the school. I can't wait for her to come home and show me the awesome art projects and teach me the songs she learns in music and spanish. The office staff is great. Everyone is helpful and outgoing and that's what makes it the best school in Plantation!
This is a wonderful school! Every one of those parents that wrote such awful reviews clearly dont know what a great pre-school is. I've seen nothing but a positive improvement since my son atteneded and I would recommend it to everyone I know with young children!!
Nothing special about this school except the lack of education amongst the staff. Was shocked that the owner/director is a former speech pathologist with no back ground in education?! If this school was located anywhere other than Plantation it would not be a real consideration for educated parents. When teachers who have a their GEDS and occasional high school diploma are in the position to educate and instruct young minds it is unfortunate. The owner seems to have drank her own kool aid and is utterly intoxicated with what she seems to believe she created. Very sobering for a parent with her doctorate inChild Psychology. If it works for you're child great but that would be due to your child and not the school.
Carefully review the other comments about how "DIFFICULT' the owner is as well as comments about the staff. There are several issues at this "business"; which should not be considered a school. I wish I read the reviews prior to enrolling... The person that referred me pulled her child out of the school and several children left early throughout the year. I experienced privacy issues; for example they have what they call room moms who assist them. However, these room moms are privy to information from the teacher that they share with other room moms and essentially gossip about children and their parents. I do not recommend this school to anyone; if you are looking to enroll your preschooler in a Business, then this is a great fit. If you are looking for warm, fuzzy, loving, nurturing environment that put s the child first then you have several other alternatives. If in doubt read the other comments below that mirror my feedback dating back to 2008. I am not a disgruntled parent; I am disappointed that I put my child in this environment. My child is back to being happy and so am I!