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Harvest Child Development Center5
Posted January 20, 2013
- a teacher
I have been blessed to work with a wonderful Christ filled group of teachers and ancillary staff. I have worked at Harvest for 4 years before needing to take some time off to deal with health issues. I was so thankful when there was an opening and I could come back. The spirit in this environment is wonderfully uplifting and cohesive. I have seen so many fantastic changes to the curriculum that are geared to increase the learning abilities in the children enrolled. When it came time for my niece to look for a preschool for her daugther, I encouraged then to look at Harvest first. All the other schools paled in comparison and my great niece starts this week. I cannot say enough nice things about Harvest. You will just have to come check it out for yourself.
This is a wonderful Christian childcare center! The staff is warm, friendly and highly competent. They offer innovative learning labs at NO extra cost. The learning labs available include: nature, science, language arts, art , computer and an award-winning music lab.
Educated and tenured staff help make this an excellent place to bring your children. The school has awarding-winning learning labs that include art, music, language,and nature. It is obvious that the staff are passionate about what they do! I love the Christian atmosphere that is evident in the curriculum and the classrooms!
I enjoy the learning labs and the CHILDREN LOVE THEM. I believe that most of the staff are @ HCDC not only for their job but as a ministry to the children & their families. I really like that the staff is free to teach the children about God's amazing love.
This preschool has an amazing infant/toddler department! The children are loved on by all adults who work there as if they were their own family! I especially love the idea of Learning Labs! They offer a reading, science, computer, art, nature and my favorite-music. The children start at an early age to foster their love of learning with developmentally appropriate activities in their labs.
My daughter has been attending HCDC for 3 1/2 years. She started when she was 4 months old. As a new mom I did not like the idea of someone else caring for her. I toured several child care centers during my search and felt a sense of peace at HCDC. By the grace of God I was able to enroll her. If I had to leave her with someone I wanted them to love her and I could tell that the did and they still do. The teachers and staff are wonderful. Lots of Longevity which is important. The consistency in the staff lets the children concentrate on learning and playing instead of having to get use to a new teacher. I am happy with the curriculum that they are teaching and very thrilled about the new learning labs (art, music, nature, computer, language arts, and soon to come science lab). My daughter is a bright and loving child who knows that she is loved. She loves her school and is excited about going. Sometimes the hardest part of our day is getting her our of the school so that we can go home. I am 100% positive that I have made the right decision for my daughter and am sure that we will have many more wonderful years attending the after school program. -Thankful for my HARVEST
There is sooooooooooooooooo much I could say about this place that is negative! Aggressive students that they do not keep other children safe from, director and administrators that DO NOT listen to parents' concerns! It seems that this "Christian" child care facility is in the business to make $$$$ not in the business of taking care of the kids in the way they should. Save yourself time, money, and a HUGE heart-ache and head-ache DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN here! The upper management seems to "remember" conversations wrong...funny that the way they "remember" the conversations keeps them out of legal issues. It got so bad that I notified the head pastor of what was happening. Didn't hear anything back from him either....hummm??? Don't risk it with them....they are NOT easy people to deal with when push comes to shove and you have concerns. They only want your money!