Wow, I am sad to see this preschool that used to be so WONDERFUL suddenly slip downhill! This process began about 2 years ago and I am not sure why! When my older child attended preschool here years ago the staff was consistent and really seemed to LOVE what they did with the children, You could tell because everything was so hands on, people smiled each time I was in the building, and the same smiling faces were there day and night and were happy to tell me what fun my child had that day. Now with my second child to attend the preschool I don't know who the teacher is going to be at the end of the day, sometimes it is just some lady they throw in the room who has to put a sticker with my child's name on their shirt just to know who he/she is! The administration is never accessible for me to vent frustration, ask questions, or even pay my bill but instead I have to drop a check in a little jewelry box and hope they get it! I see some of the teachers are not happy as I have lingered outside the door and heard frustration with them about limited supplies, not getting help in their rooms, and sometimes having way too many kids to be safely left with at the end of the day!
Yes the building is ran down and the toys are all second hand but those issues I could deal with. But when it comes to safety for my child I get a little cranky. Have you seen the playground? That is a death trap waiting to happen with the mulch plastic sticking up just waiting to grab a little ankle, splintered wood, broken swings hanging by chains, and popping up nails all over the place! Maybe they will work on that over the winter but I really hope they work on keeping some of the few good teachers left(because I have seen the highest turnover rate in the past 6 months of wonderful teachers leave this preschool) that really go above and beyond to make sure the children are prepared for grade school, who work with little supply and still manage to let my child do art every day! Props to you teachers, I think you will know if I am talking to you.