Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of North Austin
15111 Avery Ranch Blvd, Austin, TX 78717
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04/23/2012Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I are happy with KidsRKids after visiting several schools in the area we felt that this school made us feel welcomed. The entire staff is so nice, you feel it at the front door. My kids are happy and that makes me feel good. I like seeing them on the cameras in their classrooms and when I am out of town it’s the best. We moved here with no family in Austin and it was hard trying to find the right childcare, I am very satisfied with everything the center has to offer and I look forward to being here a long time. Keep up the good work!
01/25/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I am glad I made my change to Kids'R'Kids Avery Ranch. The facility is nice and clean, the front office staff; are so friendly and the teachers are just sweet. I hate I listened to someone and tried the other school down the street. My child did not receive what I thought was going to be great care like they said. Personally, I have met the owner and she is nice. For the two friends I left down there, just leave, do it for your kids! Don’t worry about what others will think, and for the record the school on Parmer where she went is not good because now she is leaving there in too.
01/13/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I just learned of the post that so many think I wrote. I did not write that garbage. I never saw a teacher spank a child. I never told Mrs.Elwin that a teacher spanked anyone. The children are wonderful and precious. The teachers are pretty awesome. If I had ever told Mrs.Elwin that a teacher did something to hurt a child she would have been on the cameras checking things out, talking to teachers,etc. She would never have let it go. This is silly that someone could post junk (right after I left) and everyone had such a horrible opinion of me that you thought it was me.
I left for my own reasons not because I didn't meet standards. If someone said that, they are lying. If anyone wants to know why I left please ask.
If I had an issue with KRK or Mrs.Elwin I would not post it on a silly website !
10/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My son attended a Kids R Kids in Atlanta and we were very pleased we didn't dream that we could find a similar school as good as the one we were leaving. We didn't we found one that was much BETTER! The Avery Ranch Kids R Kids has surpassed our expectations the teachers are very interested in all of the children and our 4 year old son is learning new skills each week. Our son looks forward to the music, sport and tumbling classes each week.
My wife and I spend a great deal of time at the school either voluntering or spending time with our son watching his activities and this is why I am shocked at some of the negative reviews that I have read here on City Search. I do know that some of these reviews have been generated by former employees. I know from experience that when employees go because they did not meet your expectations that some will try to damage your reputation and or business. It is my opionion that this is the case. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the care and education our son is getting and would highly recommend the Avery Ranch Kids R Kids.
10/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Being a former parents and employee of the Kids r Kids in Cedar Park I was amazed to see such a dishonest review from another former employee. I worked at Kids r Kids for over three years, in that time I enrolled three of my children into the program ranging from the infant room to the afterschool age. My children were never unhappy or seemed to be abused by any of there teacher. Each one loved coming every day because their teacher fostered a wonderful learning environment and love.
On the other side of the coin as a teacher there myself and know one that I worked with over the three and a half years I spent there ever laid a hand on a child. At one time while I was employed there I had been accused of abuse towards a child within the center, thanks to the school camera systems which are in place for the children's protection. It was shown that the child's injury occurred while playing on the playground and nothing more.
I know many of the teachers who are still at Kids R Kids Avery Ranch and none of those teachers would ever treat a child in any other fashion than showing them the love and respect each child deserves.
10/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
To start...I am a parent at this center; not an obviously disgruntled ex-employee. I am also familiar with licensing standards for the state of Texas (since I did research before placing my child in someone else's care), as well as reporting requirements for anyone who works with children. I am disappointed to read that an employee, austinmom73, claims to ""know"" of egregious behavior by ""everyone"" at this center and did not do anything about it. Anyone who works with children or the elderly are mandated to report such acts, and therefore austinmom73, you are part of the ""everyone"". This leads me to believe that these statements are flagrant. Licensing performs random, unannounced visits to all licensed centers, and has found nothing of the sort with any teachers at this center.
Kids R Kids at Avery Ranch is a wonderful center! The teachers are remarkable and do what I cannot do everyday...spend their day with my child. They are loving, respectful, honest and above all, have the children's best interest at heart. Kids R Kids introduces my child to new and exciting ideas and activities that help my child to prepare for Kindergarten. I have seen my child gain success when playing with other children, begin to follow directions (she's a toddler!), and bring home creative art projects.
I'm a realistic parent who knows that it's the small things that matter. I care about my child's teachers and the way they are treated. I hope that my child's teachers do not read the poor comments made by someone who does not support them.
As for the owners, I have nothing but respect and admiration for what they provide for my family. They promote an educational and loving environment for my child. And if I have any problem, I can guarantee you that I will address it with them...not post a hateful message.
10/09/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I just quit this facility. One of the reasons is because many of the teachers are spanking kids (w/o parent's permission) behind the cameras. They know the blind spots of the cameras and go there to ""discipline"" the children. I only worked at KidsRKids Avery Ranch for a few months. It was only a few months because I could not stand to see and hear teachers do this to children. I told the owner what was going on and she did not care. The teachers often brag about what they do to children and I feel all parents should know what goes on here. I did not go to school and apply for this position to tolerate child abuse.
Please also be aware of the owner's tendency to discredit her former employees. She will employ someone for years and once they leave for something better or get tired of her foolishness, she makes it as if that person was a monster.
Please review all licensing history, accredidation, and possible child care abuse of the owner. She even calls in reports on her own employees. She asked me to make a report on an employee she wanted to fire, but I refused to do so.
09/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Beware of the owner writing her own ""positive"" reviews. This childcare is under horrible ownership. It should not be able to use the name Kids R Kids. They are all about money. I see why now the turnover rate is so high. I believe why it gets the reviews it has. I will never recommend this childcare to anyone and am pretty upset with the results of my child's learning. I would also give a no star if i could.
09/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I can not say enough about Kids'R'Kids Avery Ranch. I love the entire school. My children have grown so much in this program and the staff is great. If you want your child to LEARN then put them in this program. They also have field trips that I am able to attend with my oldest child in Pre-K that made me feel like I was apart of his learning. It is hard when you are working and traveling away from your children. I log onto the cameras at Kids'R'Kids and I watch my kiddos play with their friends. I am happy to have this school as a part of my second family.
06/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I brought a groupon for my child this summer at the Avery Ranch location and my child loved it! We signed up for the remainder of the summer. I wasn't sure at first, but I thought a week free will not be so bad. She came home talking about how much fun she had, the new friends she made, and how the teachers are really nice. The school is beautiful and I am so happy that they do math and reading during the summer. I hate I did not buy an additional coupon for a friend, next time I will pass the word on.
I recommend you try this school for yourself and let your child be the judge. This is the best coupon deal in a long time.
11/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had my daughter attend kids r kids for about 5 yrs in houston, tx with exceptional service. Naturally when I needed to put her on an after school program I selected kids r kids here in austin. To my surprise after 3 months of bringing her here it went down hill.
My daughter seemed strange one day when I picked her up and I kept asking what was wrong to which she said nothing was wrong. As soon as we got home she hugged me and started to cry. She told me another little girl had tried to strangle her when they were in the play ground and she kept gasping for air. This was on a thursday evening. I was afraid to take her in on Friday but she (my daughter) told me that the little girl would be out of town and would not be there on Friday.
-the situation was that one of the teachers (teenage mom approximately 19yrs old) was dating a young men who was the director's nephew. And something had happened the weekend before and she told me daughter and other girls about it (a fight between her and her boyfriend). The little girl that tried to strangle my daughter said she knew more about it and told my daughter and all the other girls she knew they were dating but threaten to hit them if they said anything. When my daughter tried to tell a teacher she grabbed her and tried to strangled her.
On Friday evening when I went to pick up my daughter, I asked to speak to the director to report the situation. When speaking to the director she said that kind of behavior wasn't tolerated and that she would make sure it wouldn't occurred again. When she asked my daughter who the other child was --and my daughter told her name (it so happen that it was the director's daughter). She completely changed and started yelling and saying it was not possible. She asked me why had I taken her back if I was so concern about what had happened (i had started a brand new job after being laid off for 2yrs and I couldn't just take off, besides she wasn't there on friday evening). She became very disrespectful with me and immediately took me out of her office and started to say she had no time for me as she needed to go pick up her son.
I was astonish with her behavior ....she said my daughter never showed any signs of being threaten or that she never reported it to any teacher.
She became extremely defensive and rude with me. I told her that I would not take her back and she said that was perfectly fine ...just to pay her the following week per the contract signed.
She never apologized for the assault her daughter did on mine. Nor did she waive the last week (my daughter did not attend) fee. Being that it was her fault I was taking her out.
She was very arrogant to say that she was a very well educated woman and that if I could afford a place like that...I should know that kids will be kids and that she had been a teacher for many years and knew that kids like my daughter clearly would have show intimidation if that would of really happened.
It was a very bad experience as after a week I found texts on my daughter's phone from this teacher telling her about her relationship with her boyfriend (director's nephew) and about her baby father who she usually fought and wasn't sure who to be with. And other inappropriate messages being that my daughter was only 10yrs old.
I am glad this didn't go any further but it was very disappointing how we were treated.
06/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My kids have been going to Kids R Kids on Lakeline in Cedar Park and they love it. The teachers are so loving and caring my girls sometimes don't even want to leave at the end of the day.
They have learned so much: colors, shapes, respect, patience and many other important tools that I know will help them when they go to kindergarten.
I haven't seen one lazy person at this location and the interaction they give my child is nothing but positive.
I guess there are just people in this world that are unhappy with everything? Not this parent!
05/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Honestly i was thinking it was a good idea to send my child there because I was able to see them on the camera.
The teachers are lazy and did not play with my infant. They did not answer my questions when I was asking why she was not engaging with the infants. The direct , MS SUSAN is HORRIBLE. She is fake, Honestly i would have given the school at least 3 stars if it was not for her. She smiles to get the business then when she has your money she does not care. She would not answer my questions nor take my calls.
This is the Kids r Kids on N. Lake Line. I have not tried another one , nor will I . I suggest saving your money and finding a great daycare.
12/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
While I cannot give a scientific measurement of the success of my daughter's instruction at Kids R Kids, I can say with certainty that my daughter is stimulated and learns in a warm and responsive environment created by the Director's innovative approach to early childhood education. The Director (Elwin West) has a way of pulling together and making Kids R Kids a place for children to get a true start in their education. The Director shows unparalleled commitment to parents, families and the community. As a parent, I can attest to her professionalism and her concern for the well-being of the child development center and the kids who frequent it.
12/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
On my daughter's fourth birthday, I asked her to choose a popular character for on top of her birthday cake. Very seriously, she said, ""I would like Miss Susan on my cake."" We often wonder what we'd do without her. Miss Susan (a Pre-K teacher at Kids R Kids) is our greatest ally in the education of our kids about respect for others and the environment, sensorial learning, science, math, as well as the importance of early literacy skills.
11/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
So very disappointed in this school. When we started there all seemed well, then slowly started to deteriorate. This school DOES NOT work with your child if they deviate from the scheduled daily routine in any way. After meeting with the teachers and director it became very clear that it was a situation that was not going to improve and shamefully quick to blame parents and children for any problems. I thought that Child care meant CARING for ALL children not just the ones who do as they are told. Its one thing to guide a spirited child but its another to try and break their spirit. My suggestion to all parents looking at this day care....pay by the week (for a speedy exit if need be) and be sure to watch the streaming video!
08/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I visited Kids R Kids Avery Ranch and was very impressed with the entire experience. Te owners both personally took time to speak with me and to give me a tour of the facility. I really liked the way different ages were groups and separated, from the classrooms to the outdoor play areas. Each area was also equipped to be safe and appropriate for the age group. The staff was all very friendly and the technology in place to prepare the kids for different school districts was awesome. I also liked the cameras and ability to check in on the kids during the day. Overall, I was excited to find a childcare and learning center so focused on the kids and providing a high level of service. I would recommend Kids R Kids Avery Ranch to any parents in the area looking for peace of mind and a great place to prepare their kids for school.
03/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a parent at KidsRKids for about 7 months now. I am also a teacher at another school and have very high expectations for child care and parent/teacher communication. I have had 7 months of wonderful experiences with the administration, the parent-teacher communication, the affection expressed towards my child and the happiness that my child brings home from school. I think many people are quick to judge others instead of communicating their concerns and working with others to reach a desired goal. It is much easier to place blame on someone instead of looking at all of the factors and figuring out the real issues are. I have found the teachers very approachable and the lines of communication are wide open. I look forward to sending my other child there next year too. I wish that more of the satisfied parents would write reviews.
01/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have to say that I am sadly dissapointed on the outcome of this facility. First off, the Logo says ""Schools of Quality Learning"". This may ring true for some chains but not for this particular one. Though few teachers may be fully educated in the feild of child education, most at this center are not. I have found in my experience that the managment is soley concerned about image and not what is really important, teaching children the basic tools they will need to be well prepared for elementary. Yes, it is true that they have a standard curriculum that they are ""SUPPOSED"" to follow but I can assure you most of the time it is not. When I tried to bring this to the attention of managment I was basically shut down. I feel like we as teachers are meant to be seen and not heard at this facility. The management treats the staff like dogs unworthy of any respect. I can recall one incident where I was trying to talk to a parent and a member of management called me on the phone and started telling me how to act and what to say to this parent. ""Make it short and sweet and make sure you make them feel like their child is the only one that matters."" This is what was told to me. I started to feel as though I could not be myself around the parents and that I had to lie and fake to make them think things were so great. That was not the case at all. It was chaos. Most rooms the curriculum is not being implemented but we were expected to lie and tell the parents how great their child is doing when in actuallity it is just simply ""a daycare"". Not a ""School of Quality Learning."" I feel very saddened by the way managment made irrational decisions and watched while we lost some of the best teachers that daycare had. Their is no strive for excellence here. It is simply all about image and nothing more. I would not want my child to attend this facility based on what I have witnessed. This is not slander or any way said in hate. It is simply the truth!
12/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After paying for the whole month of November including a student activity fee we sudden learned my daughter would be going to YMCA that month instead which meant she would be able to attend after school activities at her elementary school. When I went to the administration just to tell them I was astonished at the reaction I got from them Automatic combative and offensive. I have never dealt with them much including the owner and we just got the whole 9 yards of how we don?t get anything back and we can take legal action if we what to and they went on and on about it. I just wanted out of there fast!
Just know this and know it for sure. You may get a deposit back from these people but you are NEVER going to get any other money back that you give them. No matter what the agreement says which mine says they get a 2 week notice but that isn?t good enough for them. They are keeping all of our money when they didn?t do anything for it.
I would suggest paying by the week so if you have to leave suddenly they don?t have their hands in your pockets.