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Posted February 05, 2015
- a parent
Daffodils is a great school! My son started attending preschool here last Fall as we were new to the area. He had previously attended a wonderful montessori so we had high expectations. Not only are the teachers friendly, they truly are vested in my child's education. The Montessori method combined with the Waldorf Approach leads to a great, well rounded, curriculum. My son is learning concepts that are beyond preschool level. He enjoys the cooking lessons, art and science projects, yoga and Spanish lessons, and the Funbus. I love the variety of experiences that he is exposed to. I would highly recommend this school.
Daffodils has been a terrific pre-school for our son to attend. It came highly recommended to us 3 years ago from 2 previous families (both with 2 children there). He loves it. We cannot say enough good things about the teachers and their dedication to the children. It has been a blessing to find this school in McKinney.
We brought our 2 yr old son to Daffodils after many glowing recommendations from family friends. After only a few months, this school and its teachers exceeded our expectations. We saw instant improvement in our son's speech and grammar. The varied curriculum keeps him engaged and excited to learn every day. Now 4, our son has a keen grasp of letters, numbers, science, and nutrition. We are so thrilled with his overall progress that we can't wait to start his 2 yr old sister at Daffodils this fall.
If you're looking for a Montessori school to enroll your child in, this is not the place. If you are familiar with the method ( as you should be if you are enrolling your child in such a program) just shadowing for an hour will help you realize that this organization is merely some place to leave your kids while you're at work. The Montessori method is rarely, if ever, implemented. Most of your child's time will be spent waiting in line or taking a nap. Teachers are not well trained nor does there seem to be enough of them. Keeping the teacher to student ratio in mind, all too often one teacher is left with more than 9 toddlers at a time, which is not only unsafe, but illegal. On a more personal note, the teachers are not very friendly or warm when parents exit the school. They are not passionate about what they do, they are only there for a paycheck. My advice is to do your research when you look into this institution, as they are not who and what they claim to be. I would also ask them if there has ever been a case filed against them, legally, they are obligated to release that information.
Both of my children were at Daffodils Pre-School from 18months-5 years. The teachers are wonderful and the curriculum helped my children get off to a fast start in kindergarten. I highly recommend Daffodils!
I love Daffodil's. We have been going there since my little girl was in the nursery. Both of my kids attend there and we have been very happy. Choosing a daycare is one of the hardest decisions I had to make and I have been very pleased. The staff and teachers feel like family to me and treat our kids like that. Additionally, we are extremely pleased with both of our kids progression through the Montessori program. My 5 year old is already reading and her math skills are impressive for her age level. The school offers all the extras that you usually have to pay for like Spanish, Fun Bus, Music, Yoga & computers. It's already included so they have a very well rounded program. I highly recommend this school.
Daffodils Pre-school stands head and shoulder above any pre-school in the Mckinney/Frisco area. The entire staff, from teachers to administration are genuinely engaged and truly care about education and the nurturing of our children. I had not realized that difference until I enrolled my girls at Daffodils having left a previous montessori school due to dissatisfaction on my part with the teachers/staff and their lack of interest in educating the kids. Daffodils is a Montessori pre-school where the approach to education is noticeably first class. My only regret is that I didn't enroll my kids here sooner.
This school is fantastic. The teachers and all the staff are very loving. I have read some of the reviews and i would like to say that I am not aware of any teacher turnover in the 2 and 1/2 years my daughter attended the school. She learned so much, in terms of personal development as well as academics, and she can already read and write. She used to be very shy around anyone (kids/adults) and now she is a lot more comfortable. She is starting kindergarten next year, and we already signed up our second daughter for the next school year. I would recommend this school to anybody who wants their kids to receive an exceptional care.
We ve had two of our children at Daffodils over the course of 8 years and during this time we have seen hardly any staff turnover, which is rare in preschools. Majority of Daffodils teachers have been with them since they opened over 9 years ago. All the lead teachers have degrees and training, and the staff is very loving. I have always found the school to be well staffed, they also have a full time float who helps in the classes. Daffodils was referred to us by another parent and we are grateful. The school has provided a caring, loving and nurturing environment for our children and given them a strong academic foundation. Majority of the enrollment is referral based, which is testament to the quality of the program. Sometimes a particular environment is not a good fit for a child, but it is unfair to submit reviews that are not based on facts. We have had a wonderful experience at Daffodils and would highly recommend it. Daffodils is a hidden gem!
My family loved this school. The only reason we aren't still enrolled is that we have relocated. I've seen the same teachers since my first child started there in 2008. My second child graduated this year. We loved this school because it's one of the few places that offered 2 and 3 day programs as well as half day programs. My kids did the 2 and 3 day programs and were reading by the age of 4. My oldest child was reading at a second grade level in kindergarten. The school is always clean. The teachers have been nice to my children and polite to my husband and me, as has the director. We enjoyed the Christmas and end of year performances and the art expos and presentation night gave us as parents, the opportunity to see what our children had accomplished. My kids enjoyed their yoga, and art classes as well as the fun bus sessions. Neither of my kids cried a single day at school and always came home smiling and happy. I would definitely recommend this school to parents who'd like to give their kids a well rounded education.