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Red Bell Nursery1
Posted February 27, 2012
- a parent
The certified teacher was only present a few hours in the morning. The rest of the day is run like a daycare. When I pulled up, teachers were texting on the playground with kids on HIGH play structures. (Do not be lured in by cool-looking playground!!!!!) Kids behaviors are not redirected when harsh toward each other. I did not feel the school was teaching respect and problem-solving with preschool-aged children. It was disappointing and I had to take my child to a different location.
My daughter is a student in the Green Room. She absolutely adores Miss Becky and Miss Kim. She talks endlessly about the songs that were sung and the stories that were read during her time at school. Everyone is so welcoming and warm at Red Bell. I truly feel that Red Bell is a second home for our family.
Staff is great - especially Ms. Susan - and the playground is amazing. I love that they involve the parents in lesson plans and provide opportunities for myself and my husband to participate in celebrations. Only concerns are lack of alternative quiet activities for children that have outgrown naps - this is a constant source of frustration for my son that attends 3 full days per week - and I wish more professional staffing were provided during the afternoons instead of just morning sessions. All in all, I would definitely recommend them. Also worth mentioning that they offer a lot of flexibility in scheduling, which is helpful when both parents work outside of the home. My son has loved his time there and when his brother turns 3, we will definitely have Red Bell on the list!
Red Bell's staff is extremely friendly and communicates with the parents very well. Monthly calendars are given out letting us know upcoming projects (which are very creative). Pictures are emailed out almost weekly. Not to mention they have an awesome play area.