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Growing Years Learning Center1
Posted April 09, 2013
- a parent
Beware if you have an active child that is Intelligent and Inquisitive. All the material and the website tells a story of all children are welcome and they will work with you as a team to build positve images with the child at all levels of development. Not the case.... In effective communication and high director and teacher turn over. Alot of change for the child a different teacher throuhgout the day. Mix of various ages in the mornings in one class before all teachers come in. Not the place for active children. Alot of negative acknowledgements a little of positive. Very unsatisfied with approach of communications. I would not recommend this center to anyone.
My daughter is 2 1/2 and has been attending for over a month now. So far we've been very happy with the school and our daughter seems very happy as well. She gets dropped off very early, so she starts off in the early-drop room, then moves to her regular room when her teacher's arrive. Everyone knows her by name and she seems to love all her teachers! I love the fact that they have cameras in all the rooms so I can log on anytime and watch her. I also like that they have lesson plans, even for 2 year olds! They also serve very nutritous meals (breakfast, lunch & snack). We chose this place over several others because it was more of a learning environment rather than a daycare. Our daughter has flourished since starting here! I highly recommend it!
My children used to attend here and after being here on staff and seeing the true side of the teachers who work here I would NEVER bring my child here. Not only is everything always changed up and children moved to different rooms to become in ratio and cut teachers' hours, but a few teachers get a kick out of getting into a childs face and speakin in very derogatory language. I am writing this not only as a parent, but as an exstaff member. Go somehwere else
There is too much change, no consistency. The director/staff changes too often and the new director has never called my child by name I don t think she bothers to learn. The assistant director K--- was wonderful and knew every child and was the only one in the office that really seemed to care about the families and now she is gone also. They let a wonderful administrator and caring person go when she left. I never saw the other directors, and the owners never speak to anyone when they are there. They do not tell parents about changes in advance and you show up one day and your child s class has changed again, or their teacher is gone or something. It is too much. My child no longer attends this center and I can t recommend it to anyone until they stop changing so many things that affect the children negatively.
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