To the staff member who was so highly rude that I was visibly upset that others noticed. Please note where your salary comes from- patrons who want to send their children to learning centers. While your organization resides in River Oaks nothing about your manner displayed finer skill set. The worst experience imaginable since other parents were sympathetic and two actually shrugged at me.
I recently went to Pooh Corner since I'm applying for programs for my son. I have tried repeatedly calling the number and finally my husband and I went to visit the school. We drove up to what can only be described as a worn down shack, and finally had the opportunity to talk to a staff member. In asking politely- can we gather more information for the program she looked at me up and down ( I was wearing jeans and TShirt) and coldly replied, sorry not the right time and turned her back on me. I waited about 5 minutes expecting her to tell me when would be a good time but to no avail.
I have never been treated like that in Houston let alone trying to apply my child to a PreK program. I've attended open houses and applied to Awty, ROBS, Post Oak and also to St Johns. Never once has the treatment been like that, but rather trying to attract new parents to the school.
For those wanting to join- beware- they are judgmental- more importantly I learnt my lesson and will be glad to take my son and my business to another one of Houston's great schools.
A mother of 4 children, I wish all my children could have gone to HPC! It was such a great experience for my son. The school's style of teaching and disciplining transformed my son to learn to love learning, focusing, learning new manners and building confidence. It is a well rounded school. He LOVED HPC!!
With three kids, we've experienced four different preschools in Houston and Pooh Corner is by far the best. The teachers are very accessible (there is a dedicated hour everyday where you may call your child's teacher), the playground is phenomenal, and the principal sets very clear expectations for the children. Teaching social skills is emphasized and they manage unruly behavior very effectively. The kids spend a lot of time outdoors and the teachers are very experienced. The school incorporates many Montessori elements while also feeling very traditional. Parents are very welcoming (we came in halfway through the school year) and there is a strong sense of community/camraderie among the families. My son absolutely loves going to school and we wish the school continued on beyond preschool.