Preschool | 12 students |
Red Apple Child Development Center is a preschool located in Rego Park, New York. It accepts 2 to 6 year olds.
This preschool has an average Community Rating of 3 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 18 school community members.
I'm giving this school two stars only because of several issues I've had with the staff . The teacher that my child had was very LAZY . she would NOT go the extra mile to help the kids who were a little behind or who weren't grasping the material as fast as the others. Parents were told that its their responsibility to make sure that their child is not behind and not the teacher's,and that the teacher is following the same protocol as public schools( but lets not forget that this is a PRIVATE daycare ) .There was no interaction with children during play time ( never saw her talk to kids besides when she was giving the lesson). My kid was afraid to go to her class because the teacher was always yelling at the kids. The food sucked , what 3 or 4 yr. old wants to eat tofu (just because this school has a lot of Asian kids does not mean that the menu should consist of fried rice or tofu) . Another issue that I've had was that the teachers would send kids to the bathroom by themselves, which I think is very dangerous if you ask me (slip and fall accidents could happen to anyone especially little kids)With all that said if you can afford to send your child to forest hills location,do it .
I give this school one star. Treated my son badly because he has. Special needs. Worst school
My son got very bad memory there. He stayed this school for two years. Only two teachers were nice to him.
I've read the reviews, and looks like there are a couple of disappointed parents, who didn't write an objective review. First of all, there are always two teachers in a class, one is always fluent in English, so the reported language issues are not true. My daughter learned a lot in this school, as they have serious teaching sessions and the children always have homework.They have a very strict schedule for the whole day, Chinese people are diligent so they teaching the same thing to the children. I definitely recommend this school.
My son loves going to Red Apple everyday. He comes home singing, tells me that he like his teachers and his friends. The only drawback is that the head teacher is only there from 9am - 5pm and is hard to get a hold of during the day. The second teacher are not there when I pick up my son either so I only have the morning to gather how he is developing and the second teacher can't really comment much because her role is more supportive than teaching the children. In any case, I do feel my son is stimulated and is happy in this day care. I just wish I can have more parent teacher interaction.
Very clean, Teachers are nice, very organized and they pack a lot of learning into each day. Parking is kind of hard to find but that's not the daycare's fault.
I have two daughters going to this school, 2 and 4 years old. There are 2 teachers per classroom. One teacher is English speaking and one is Chinese. The teachers are the highlight here, very involved and energetic. There are planned activities all day long. My girls' language skills have improved in the space of a summer. It is true the center has no playground, but they take field trips daily to a local school's playground. I do wish there was more physical activity. Also, the snacks and meals are not that healthy. Muffins or pancakes for breakfast - I usually make something else for them at home. They do serve fresh fruits and vegetables in the afternoon, if your kid will eat it. My daughter was eating slices of tomato one day and few other kids were having it. No homework is assigned, but my kids are definitely learning.
To the parent's comment about teachers not speaking English well: It's a CHINESE DAY CARE. What did you expect? The point of this daycare is to give the kids exposure to a second language (namely one spoken by a rising power in the world with over a billion people). ANYWAY, it's a great daycare. It sounds like 'Ms Amy' was/is great, but so are all the other teachers my daughter has had there. Also, the administrators are so nice and understanding, they've given me no problem about paying a little late, and holding her spot for a couple months when I was laid off. My daughter's development has grown leaps and bounds over the last place she was in. THANK YOU RED APPLE
The only thing positive about this place is Ms. Amy. She is very loving and warm toward the children.
My son has been at this school for the past 4 months and there has definitely been an improvement in his social skills, problem solving skills, and speech. I feel that my son's teachers are genuinely concerned about his development and well-being. I would definitely recommend this school to others.
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