Not impressed with what I saw
I am looking for daycare for my infant son & had read the reviews prior to visiting the San Mateo facitlity. I thought I would still give them a chance even though I had read quite a few negative reviews. Upon visiting the site, I heard several crying toddlers on the playground. I actually heard a teacher say " I wish you would just hush up, or shut up"; not sure exactly which words were used. The teacher did not try to comfort the children at all. Upon meeting the director, I decided I did not think it was the best place for my infant. Upon leaving the facility, I told the director what I had heard, she did sound concerned and seemed to genuinely care, however she is not the one taking care of the children. When I was leaving another toddler was crying uncontrollably, and no one paid her any attention. I made a comment to the director and asked if it was their policy to let the children cry. Her reply was...she is teething. It may be the facility for some of you, but I would never leave my infant in a facility that does not believe in comforting a crying child or a child in pain. At least a toddler can tell you if their teacher is unkind, my infant would not be able to tell me if somethig was wrong. I also question how much experience the teachers at the center actually have. I was surprised that none of the teachers interact with the children in the play area and instead complain about the crying. I was not impressed in anyway and would never reccomend this facility to any of my friends or family. I do not run a daycare and my story is factual not fiction! Check the place out for yourself around 10:30am, when the kids are all outside, and unfortunately you will see what I saw. Best of luck to all of you who are still looking for daycare....like me!! I did like Ganon Center in San Mateo and am leaning towards their facility. I did not notice any of these problems on my first visit. Plan to take my husband to visit it next week. The staff seemed to love their jobs and also really seemed to care about the infants as they took care of them. You may want to check that facility out in San Mateo.