My three children attend the Louetta branch. They all love going, and we feel very comfortable leaving them there. My oldest has been there since she was 3 months old. The teachers are all very friendly and approachable. We also love that all the teachers know all three of our kids by name. I have never had a problem with any of my children being hurt repeatedly, as stated in the other reviews. My oldest two were bitten once or twice in the Toddler class by other kids, but were not repeatedly bitten or hurt. My oldest attends a Spanish class once per week and has participated in various other extra-curricular activities offered by the school. All of my kids are leaps and bounds above their cousins, who stay at home. None of my children have ever cried about being left there, they've never been put in another kids clothes or their clothes given to another kid. No, there is not an "observation room", but the internet cameras are available for $20/month, not $300/month as stated by the other review. We have subscribed to this service for the past 5 years. The racial mix of children in my oldest child's class is split pretty evenly. The only complaint we've had in the past was support teacher turnover, but this seems to have subsided in the past year or so. There has not been a large turnover of lead teachers in the classes my children have attended. A fair amount of the support teachers are young adults attending college. Most that we have been exposed to are pursuing a degree in child education of some sort. I would recommend (and have recommended) this childcare center to anyone.
My daughter attended this school for almost three years. In that time period, she had a couple of amazing teachers and a few that were not so great. You can tell which teachers really care about their students and you can definitely tell which ones are just there for a paycheck. Some of them are quick to yell at the kids in a harsh tone and say rude things, and I've seen a teacher drag a child on the ground into the hallway by the arm. The front desk lady at the Kindergarten building (Mrs. Karen) is very sweet and helpful even though she is always super busy. I would say the shining star at this school is Mrs. Chapelle (sp?) She was my daughter's Pre-K teacher and is one of the most involved and nurturing teachers I've seen. She genuinely cared about my daughter and made her feel comfortable. You can tell she really cares about all the kids there. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Cole and she is a great teacher. My daughter learned so much and is well past where she should be as a First Grader thanks to her. The school is pretty nice and large but it is in a bad neighborhood and if you leave anything valuable in your car it is likely to not be there when you come back out. I would recommend this school if you have a weird schedule since it is 24 hours, but if you can afford a school in a better area, I would do it. All in all I gave the school a 3 because they are pretty much equal in good/bad qualities.
I am a first time mom and when looking at my childs care options in the area, I was not really pleased with any of them. I found the MSOD and was impressed. I enrolled my daughter and she loved it! This is an environment where she thrived and loved going to school. The teachers were interactive and the facility was very nice. I dont know why it got so many negative reviews. No, you are not allowed to go into the class rooms because they dont allow anyone in the class rooms other than the teachers for security/ sanitary reasons. But you have a huge bay window to view your child through and watch their class. I never had any issues with how she was treated or things she was learning. She did get sick very often but it was her first time in child care and she did not build up her immune system. The school sends out weekly newsletters, pictures and has family nights scheduled at local restaurants. It is run like a school and your child will learn. Not every family is built for the montessori requirement, others might feel better having their child in a day care facility. I wanted my daughter to learn and benefit from being in child care, so this was the perfect facility for us. The only reason why she is at a new facility is because we moved accross town. We both deffidently miss MSOD!