WARNING!!! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN TO MINNIELAND OF ASH BRIAR OR ANY MINNIELAND!!!!!Back in the day, 2008, 2009, 2010, even some of 2011…this school was great. It had a Director who ran a very tight ship and was very parent/child oriented. Unfortunately, that Director later moved on and was terminated for being unprofessional while a parent was listening – oops! I guess she was good at her job, but her love for the parents and children was all a façade, as the parents unfortunately heard on the other line. In any case, this school and Minnieland as an organization has gone completely downhill. There are literally “teeny boppers” running this school, there is ZERO security, hardly anyone ever at the front desk, gaggles of staffers at the front gossiping about what happened this past weekend, “teachers” leaving kids on buses because the kid fell asleep, “teachers” wearing nose rings and eyebrow rings, “teachers” who have had ZERO to little experience with babies working in the infant room, a lack of cleanliness and hygiene, zero confidentiality when sending an email to the “director” (who is SO not qualified to do her job) and the “assistant director” (again, not close to being qualified), as they share your email with the staff because they’re all friends. They gossip about the kids and the parents and have nothing but hate for you and your children. When bringing up these issues to Minnieland Corporate, they did nothing but protect the unprofessional staff and let me and my child walk away after five years of being at the school – five years! You will receive NO email updates, you will receive NO invoices, you will have NO parent/teacher communication, you will pay out the wazoo for “curriculum” that you have no idea what it is, you will pay more as your child gets older for a “degreed” teacher, which means a teacher with one Associates-level class under her belt, and when you complain about it, Minnieland Corporate will say “we’re working on a replacement.” You will pay more for an online tool that you will NEVER receive a link to. You will deal with teachers who shove Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, and Easter down your kids’ throat for more than half a year and teach them VERY little in the way of education or music or foreign language or social studies or math – things that you PAY for. Again, do NOT take your children here. It is a complete sham of a daycare and, in my opinion, should not at all be considered accredited. Many parents have pulled their children from this “school”, as their kids were not ready for Kindergarten and had learned very little. This school, back in the day, used to be at max capacity with a long waiting list. It’s now at approximately 80% capacity, if that. The competition in this area is large, so don’t waste your time. Don’t endanger your children with “teachers” who are obviously not professional, not parent and child oriented, and will leave your kid on a bus who fell asleep on the way home from a field trip. Don’t trust these people to watch over your children, as they honestly have no idea where your kid is or if your kid even showed up for the day, if he left for the day, who knows? There’s no sign in sheet, sign out sheet, zero biometrics or pins to sign your child in and out for the day. There’s a pin on the door, and half the time, the door is left open to let the UPS guy or the food truck guy in. They rarely check the ID of a friend or grandparent visiting your child, which I have talked to them on numerous occasions about. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE SAFE, DO NOT TAKE THEM TO MINNIELAND!!!