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My daughters attended Hugs until they finished their PreK program. My first child had a wonderful experience there in 2011-12. She learned a lot in their PreK program and was very prepared for school. A major change happened after their Director, Bonnie left in Spring 2012. My youngest PreK experience in 2012-13 wasn't enriching at all. She spent more time watching movies than learning throughout the day. The themed learning calendar that my oldest had in PreK wasn't used. They brag about the cooking experiences and the theater at Hugs Campus that your child will do, but not the learning. My tuition was wasted that year. It's not a learning center, but more of a babysitter instead. Thank goodness I was able to have my mom watch her during her off days in Olentangy Kindergarten because the Hugs Campus is horrible. After experiencing it with my oldest, I learned my lesson. They let them play all day and complete PreK worksheets. My daughter hated it and begged us not to send her, but we both work and she only attended twice a week. If you're going to spend $200 a week, at least get your money's worth at a daycare that enriches your child and not babysits them.
I would recommend Hugs and Hearts to everyone I know. My son is so happy there and wants to go to school even on off days. He is always singing songs he learns at school. He is so excited about books and learning; I love it. They are creating a love of learning over there!!! They also provide specials that my son loves, computer, Spanish, and gym class. He gets so excited to see Mr. Riley!! I've seen many other centers and none of them hold a candle to the warm, cozy, home like feel of Hugs and Hearts. Excellent school!!!
I've been taking our daughter to Hugs-N-Hearts for a year and a half now, and am excited for our son to start next month (when he's eighteen months). The staff is so caring and every time I "pop in" during the day (I work chose by) my child is always engaging in activities and the teachers always seem to be interacting with her and the other children. I'm loving that they're now serving more fruits and veggies for snack, as well! I recommend this center to all of my friends!
Our daughter has been enrolled in hugs for 3 years. It has been the only daycare we used so we didn't know what others were like. I went with my sister to help her pick a daycare for her newborn since the baby is too young for hugs (starts 18months). I would definitely say go look around before choosing! After comparing hugs to other centers, I realize its not nearly as clean or organized as some other places you could go. There is learning curriculum for the toddlers at other places that my daughter was never given here. Hugs is more if a 'go play outside and have fun' center than a learning center. That can be good sometimes, but its wearing on us. I don't know if all of these glowing reviews that pop up right after any negative ones are real parents or employees, but I can tell you for certain that its just not for everyone. I asked Pam (owner) about more learning and she was defensive and did not really seem open to feedback. For us, it's time to move on.
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