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Posted August 06, 2014
- a parent
My child has been at the Cradle Club for just over a year and we LOVE it! The teachers truly care about the kids. They have great activities planned and my child has learned so much! I couldn't ask for a better school for my child to attend!!!
My child was treated differently because he was going through the terrible three's. He was potty training and I informed the staff, they said they would help but he was not allowed to use the bathroom. They let him wet himself then punished him by putting him in the corner for 10 minutes. Horrible director, never sending my child back!
This program is not a good place for kids. Children have no voice. Babies cry themselves to sleep. Classrooms are poorly designed. Most of the toys are junk toys from fast food places. The amount of toys in each classroom is very low. The classroom furniture is to large for kids or plastic and junky. Some classrooms don't have sensory tables which they are supposed to have in all rooms. Most of there teachers do not have degrees in Early Childhood. Teachers do what is best for them and not the kids.
I have one child that attended this program for 6 months. In this time, the classroom teachers changed twice, and the management (assistant director and director) changed as well. The facilities are not maintained we'll, and the teaching staff are fairly inexperienced and poorly trained. I would not recommend this program to anyone. The only benefit is that the cost is about $25-50/week less than similar child care centers in the area ( the ONLY benefit in my opinion). You do indeed get hat you pay for. There are several better programs in the area.
My daughter has attended the Cradle Club since May. I have been incredibly impressed with the curriculum, the teaching staff, and the administration. Any concerns voiced to the director have been resolved rapidly and respectfully. My communications (phone and email) have been returned quickly. I love the addition of music classes and field trips, and my daughter has advanced so much in her vocab (she's 18 months) and social skills since she started at the Cradle Club. We would definitely recommend this program.
My child attended CC for four years. I was very disappointed with the level of professionalism of the staff and the lack of quality teachers. After repeatedly being ignored by administration about my concerns I pulled my child out in favor of a safer environment where she would get a better education and where I could tell that the staff actually cared.
My children have been attending the CC for over 5 years. There are some leadership issues at the school and the teaching my children received was average, but not above. My experience with some of the administration was unprofessional and little is being done to make the necessary changes to move the school forward in a positive direction.
My son has been attending CC for almost a year. The teachers are wonderful. I have recommended CC to many people at work for pre-K and pre-school and they have also been thrilled. While not accredited, their programs are as through, if not more so, than many accredited programs. The teachers make this school a rare find.