Discrimination!!!! My 22 month old never had the chance to experience any care at Berry Best. During our tour of the facility, we informed them that she is not walking yet even though she is about to be 2 years old. Our daughter has Agenesis of the corpus callosum. The lady stated that she would be in the tots room but could not advance to the twos room until she is walking. We fell in love with the facility and called a day later to see what we had to do to register. When my husband called, he was informed by another lady that my daughter would have to stay in the infant room until she was walking but that he could call and talk to the director in the morning. We decided that was fine and he called and spoke to the director the following morning. She then informed him that our daughter could not come to their center for child care until she is walking. They have refused to even try her in either room. The director was VERY rude to my husband. Obviously they are not about the children or willing to work with parents to find a solution. They are the ONLY center who had a problem with our daughters learning disability.
All I have to say is that this is not a nurturing environment that children in preschools should have. The school principal (director) is very unfriendly, teachers are not trained to deal with children emotions and socials skills that should be addressed at this age. There is a big difference between regular age students with preschool students that should be prepared to be in a struture school enviroment. Preschool students need to be prepared for that and not expected to be prepared when they attend a preschool. I think this school lack of the skills necessary for that. Even children psycologyst state that fact. I had to take my son to a psycologyst after the horrible experience he had in this school. The psycologyst told me the staff in this school traumatized my son making him feel he was a bad child instead of addressing and teaching social skills and his emotions. Parents beware, I thought my son had a behavior issue and it turned out that this school does not has the skills set necessary to teach preschool students.