Harry H Gordon School is a preschool located in Bronx, New York.
The school community has reviewed this preschool and given it an average rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
My daughter is in the early intervention program and I regretted so bad to chose this school for her. First of all, the staff are not professional. They don't even have the consideration to communicate using proper language. If by any chance you have a complain and try to addressed with the coordinator of the program, most of the time it's like talking with the wall. They never got your back if you have problems with the transportation company (GVC). Moreover, they will tell you literally "sorry sweet heart but we has nothing to do with GVC". Seems that, they play nice to you just to got your kid in the school once they achieve that, you won't give the same treatment. The installation is ok if you looking outside but inside if so different. The bathrooms are NOT clean and they DO NOT have Hot water. During the winter time, kids are forced to wash their hands with a freezing cold water. I've been complaining about this matter since my daughter started the program (last year 02/2013) and this is the time that, they haven't fix it. About the therapists my suggestion it's to be on top of them, ask question read the report carefully because sometimes they will rush you to sign.
I would think three times before putting my children here. In all my years as a parent , I have never been more insulted in my life. I tried to remedy the situation and instead I got a childish resolution. Both the teacher and supervisior decided it would be better to talk to me through another person. I really did not know what to do but ultimately left because the reasons to leave far outweighed the reasons to stay. Reasons to leave: - Poor custodial work; the bathrooms that my children would use were filthy - Supervisor believes in a "my way or the highway" kind of mentallity, all ideas that came from me fell on deaf ears - Concerns about certain therapist were not addressed and left alone regardless of how much I would ask for a change Reasons to stay: - My child loved one therapist and she was making great progress The saying goes "it is the few bad ones that mess it up for the good ones", unfortunately this not the case here. They are almost all bad, the good ones are the overwhelming few.
In my opinion this school will try to do what ever they want with your child. YAI is a great agency. HHG is the opposite the Management is inadeque and brushes of all problems. They will make you feel like your the problem. They are not a parent friendly school. as soon as you disagree with them on an issue they will single you out.Let's just say for the kids under 3 are learning nothing productive. The teacher in my opinion is un creative and frequently absent. For those who decide to place their child here, my advice to you is to stay on top of your child's progress. If your child is in early intervention ask for a parent involvement. Your able to see your child every month to see how your child is doing upstairs. It's not only for signing progress reports every 3,6,9,12 months. If your child is in preschool ask to observe your child in the classroom, with the therapist so you may carry over at home They have an (open door policy) which many parents DONT* get to execute. Know that your not alone and theirs always someone higher( YAI headquarters) if your having any issues or concerns within the school. Your not alone and no one knows your child better than you.
Both of my children goes here and my oldest daughter is graduating this year I love this school I wouldn't have it any other way I would send my youngest son here as well.
Aside from other comments: The school steps and setting- it is not perfect but neither is so it falling apart and it is doable. Other schools work in lesser conditions and strive. Regarding the calling and not getting a call back. This has happened to me in two occasions. After the second time, I addressed it to the school and has been corrected. Regarding rude staff, location and weak security: Have not encountered a rude teacher or staff and if I did they will hear from me. The location is not the best but they help children strive! (Fact: Charter Schools are great schools located in not so great locations). Security, this is true it was weak however they have been beefing up security procedures since my son enrolled in 2011. All I can say is my experience and that of my son has been great! The teachers and staff are all wonderful and it shows the love and support they gave my son, as my son would brag about his teachers daily. My son went from not talking to expressing himself. All I have to say is great things about this school.
This school serves children with special needs, they also have an integrated program. They play ground is not surrounded in grass, there is that soft black padding around it all. Kids receive all the necessary services they would need -occupational, speech, etc... Kids classes are mixed with some high and low functioning and ages are mixed as well. This gives students the opportunity to learn from one another and learn to accept people. I think this is a great school.
I just went to the school yesterday, the steps inside the schools is made of stone and there are no cushions on the steps- 3 years old are expected to climb up and down the steps-I do not know whether they would pay as much attention as parents would do- and in case the child falls- I do not even know whether they would inform parents- I am a little nervous about the steps and the play ground is full of grass.
This school is very unprofessional, I left several message for a total of four days.I just wanted to make inquiries about the school and the person and named Josanne in charge of it never bothered to even call back. This was terrible
wow ,is all that i can say when it comes to this school they are the worst i cant believe that they put these people in charge of disabled kids wow .i cannot begin to tell u what makes me feel like this,everythinggggggg!!!!the location on bathgate ave. is like the worst school i have ever seen ,the teachers and staff are rude and abnoxious and the security factor of it all is at the least risky!!i cannot began to explain how quickly u will wish u had never considered this school once your child becomes apart of it and starts regressing.
Harry H. Gordon school is the best in my opinion. This is my sons third year and he loves it, as well as I do. He is learning so such there. When my son was 2yrs he started attending. He didn't speak or play with toys. 2 months of being in the school he started clapping for the first time, so amazing. Now at the age of 4, he knows his ABC's, 123's, some colors, sings songs, and is speaking so much. This year I know he'll improve a lot more. He has improved so much, I'm so happy with the school and the staff are amazing. Thank you to all the staff for helping my son in so many ways.
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