I might not have considered this place if it hadn't been so warmly recommanded by another mum that I knew was a very serious person as I read some bad reviews on internet and considering the fact that the facilities don't don't seem so modern. BUT after one year I can only say good things about it : children are very stimulated, they have a show time, dance lessons ( my daughter just loves it!) every week. It is important also to say that it is very convenient for working parents as it offers extended hours 7,30am-8pm and everything is included : diapers, food, snacks, no need to bring sheets for the nap... and it is a very clean place where kids are very well taken care of. My kid has only been sick once last winter which is for me a good proof of it.
Great place for our little ones. My kid goes to the House of little People 2 and there is no word to say how grateful we are to Debbie and her team for the joy she has in going there everyday, leaving me always with a smile and without crying, and how much she learned there in only few monthes... alphabet, counting, all about dinosaurs... we can only recommand it!
Great preschool ! My daughter has a lot of pleasure in going to the House of people 2 everyday and is growing up so happy ...it is a real nurturing and safe environment for the little ones I hearthfully recommand.
Mr. Ray was one of my favorite teachers when I was there. When I saw the hurtful comment about him, not only he was offended, I was too. Everyday, he'll play on his piano with a different music tune during music time. When there were moments where Mr. Ray was tired or when it wasn't music time, we still requested him to play some more! One day, it was one of those hot days in early June. Me and my classmates went down a few blocks to the playground to go enjoy the sprinklers. I was super excited and was running all over the place when suddenly I bumped into something and my mouth started to bleed. The first person who immediately helped me was Mr. Ray. He brought me back to the HOLP and helped me wash my mouth. We talked on the way there and back, me half sobbing and half laughing. He has helped me so much and I ran out of thank you's. My little brother has graduated from there too. He has so much good memories with Mr. Ray as well!
AMAZING SCHOOL. For anyone reading the 5/17/11 review, let me give some background.... Mr. Ray has worked there for 30 years, and this is the first allegation ever made towards him. He has personally made a huge, positive impact in the lives of my children. CPS was called based on these claims, and the results came back last week as unfounded. There was also no police involvement in the case. Interestingly enough, the parent posting this review sent her son back to school for several days after calling CPS and after the "incident" took place. I have two children as well as a nephew there, and have been a part of the House of Little People family for over 3 years now. It is the best decision my husband and I have made as parents, and my children are probably safer there than they are in their own home. The owner, director, staff and facility are all top notch. It's sad that other families try to sabotage a business's livelihood as well as many families based on inaccurate claims. This school has been around for well over 30 years - and for good reason.
PARENTS BEWARE!!!! Do not send your child to this place. My son was slapped and abused by the preschool 'teacher' Ray and I had scramble to put him in another preschool. I had to get Childrens Services and the police involved. The owner refused to do anything to this person and my family had to suffer. Only the director has teaching credentials and there are hardly any resources (updated toys, writing utensils, old facilities, etx) for the $1750 a month!!! Don't waste your money or punish your kid at this place.