The teachers hold this place together. Without them it'd fail. The owner, on the other hand, is going to single handedly run it into the ground. The facility is subpar and has multiple health department deficiencies which can be found with a simple search on the PA department of health website. Everything from the heating and cooling (never where it should be - scorching hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter) to the front door that barely locks, to the carpets that should have been replaced five years ago - maintenance is not at the forefront here. Not to mention the cribs are setup in a way that you cannot see the children while they're sleeping, which is compounded by the constant staff to student ratio discrepancies. It's always an issue and it's noticeable even to outsiders. Safety really has to be questioned with regards to some of these items. What's worse, if you bring any issues up, it's almost like the owner forgets that she is a business provider and the parents are her clients. Without the parents, there is no business. Instead of respecting that, she is rude, passive aggressive in her comments and actions and just flat out ignores you after you question her. The lack of maintenance results in kids being sick constantly (more than other daycares). Leaving VSH was the best thing we ever did! There are much better facilities in the area. It's amazing to see what a daycare looks like when it's being run according to codes and regulations and overseen by someone that cares about more than the bottom line. Spend your money elsewhere!
not so great. things always change and kids and parents are not notified. child learned great things By teacher( who was certified) there are better centers in the area. there is no flexibility in scheduling. parents are always paying full time payments. the owner does not like to communicate with parents. only in a passive aggressive manner.
My child has been at village for several years, and I am very pleased with her growth and development there. The facility is adorable, with a huge playground shaded by large mature trees, miniature sinks and bathrooms, and a genuine "village" schoolhouse building feeling. The school is nothing without the teachers, however, and I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Claire (2yr old room), Miss Kate (3 yr old room), Miss Helen (4 year old room, now a floating aide), and the amazing kindergarten teacher, Miss Carolyn. Village also has sports and other extracurriculars throughout the month, they have a kitchen and frequently do cooking projects with the classes, bring in someone to do yoga once a month, and have a very structured academic program. I love Village and truly appreciate the educational footing they have given my child (who was reading before she was 5).
Wonderful... my 3-year old son has attended the VS since he was 12 weeks old. The faculty is experienced and genuinely caring and my son couldn't be happier there. By Sunday night, he's asking when he can go back to school! He is learning more at 3 than I'd ever imagined possible. The VS is truly a top-notch school at a very reasonable price.
Outstanding! Both of my children have been in the school since they were infants. The staff is kind and caring in the infant and toddler rooms as well as the preschool. Village begins the 'preschool experience' in the toddler room - they teach colors, counting, alphabet and encourage reading and imaginative play. I would, and have, highly recommend Village to anyone.