Hello,I just wanted to take a minute and address a previous review. The family placing the review was very happy with the school and the care given to their child. They only had their child enrolled with us for two days before deciding to take their child to Paris with Mom for six weeks and were uncomfortable for paying the tuition for the days the child was here. Thank you,Jodi Someshwar
2020 Denton DrAustin, TX 78758
From Business: Little Munchkins is An Independent, Privately Owned, Christian-based Facility Located in Northwest Austin *We Have Been Locally Owned & Operated for Over 25 Years *We Welcome you to a Warm, Christian-based Family-Oriented, Loving Environment *The Facility Has Over 15,000 Sq. Ft. of Indoor Space *We Have Two Age-appropriate…
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CHCP does what it can to help a student succeed. If it isn't the instructors giving us hands on training, it is the career services helping place in externships and in jobs after graduation. I am one semester shy of graduation and I cannot wait! It has been the best choice I've made to help chan…
9315 Chisholm LnAustin, TX 78748
From Business: Quality child care for babies, infants, toddlers & school-age children in Austin, TX. Offering daycare, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, before/after school programs, summer camp & enrichment programs.
Town and Country was a great experience for my daughter. She was there for two years and I feel that Montessori really prepared her for Kindergarten. She loved Ms. Diya so much that she wanted to make a special trip today to see her after school and give her a thank you gift that she hand made.…
This is a great school! Our three-year-old daughter attends and we look forward to our younger daughter going there, too. The tuition is reasonable. The building is older, but in good shape and in a safe neighborhood. Their playgrounds are nice and well-shaded. We love it when our daughter …
1910 Justin LnAustin, TX 78757
From Business: Voted Best Early Care and Education in Austin for 14 Years. Children ages 6 weeks through 11 years. Infant & Toddler Care â€¢ Preschool â€¢ Prekindergarten â€¢ After-School Care â€¢ Summer Camp. Our Early Achievers Program is part of our proven Kindergarten Readiness Program. We are nationally recognized and locally owned.
Kids Campus has been a wonderful place for my son. Everyone knows him and goes out of their way to make sure he has a good day. The teachers have also helped me as a new parent by sharing ideas and tips. My son especially loves the fresh food, playing outside and making new friends thanks to Kid…
1500 Royston LnRound Rock, TX 78664
From Business: Concordia Academy High School is an accredited 9th through 12th grade college preparatory school that is conveniently located in a residential community just outside downtown Austin. Concordia Academy High School was founded in 2002 and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). In 2014-2015, we expect a…
My mom took her classes at the Galleria Campus in Houston, and suggested that when I move to Austin to get into it. The schedules were great and flexible, the instructors were fun and full on great info! The staff was great and also funny. Great Place to get your Real Estate License. Going ba…
Serving the Austin Area.
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5000 Fairview DrAustin, TX 78731
From Business: Crenshaw was founded in 1949 as one of the first private gymnastic studios in the United States. In May of 1984, the club made its present move to 5000 Fairview and became one of the most prestigious gymnastics facility in the country. The programs under Gil and Candace Elsass now include Gymnastics, Swimming, Pre-school E…
28. Elsass Academy
This is a wonderful school. I adore the office staff. They are very attentive and take great care of the school and staff. The teachers are wonderful. A reflection of the school as a whole. We could not be happier. Even my picky mother thinks this Elsass is perfect.
1311 Hackberry StAustin, TX 78702
From Business: The Austin Learning Academy provides family-based educational opportunities. Its educational programs include infant and toddler, teen education, adult basic education, the English as a Second Language and general educational development. The academy offers instruction in basic math, language, reading, writing, and technol…
I have had my children at both campuses and I have the up most respect for the director,Jodi, and the entire staff at OWM! My son attends the infant room and the women are the most loving and caring teachers! Whenever I have had any concerns Jodi has been there to listen and correct anything I needed. She is present at both campuses and has always made it known that she is there for the children and families because she wants to be. She is sweet, professional and the “campus grandmother”! She is not “bipolar” as stated in another review. My daughter had an dairy allergy and the campus made every accommodation for her without hesitation. Personally, as a teacher, I knew what I wanted and the type of environment I wanted my children to be in while I was at work and the teachers and curriculum exceeds every expectation I had! My children are able to thrive in a safe and loving community. As a mother there is nothing else I could ask from them! The campus is clean, the staff is friendly, professional and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my children! They truly love all the children as if they were their own!
AVOID AVOID AVOID I went to their newly opened second office -100 Deer Ridge Blvd Round Rock TX. Their second facility was just opened and nice and clean. However, a teacher was holding infants' one arm and moving him around one place to another like monkey. When I said this concern, the director Jodi was extremely rude and giving us bipolar mood. She only wants to talk but don't know how to listen and has a weird temper issue. I quit right after I saw that. And my child has a shoulder injury so had to see a doctor. Jodi thinks it is not that severe issue!!! infant period is the most important period and it can cause a permanent damage. Our every infants are so precious and need to be loved by many others and should not be treated like that. I would avoid this place if you are smart and educated parents. Now I see why this montessori is very low rating and their second place has no place to write a reviews on. I see why. AVOID.
The Parmer Children's Montessori Academy discriminate against kids with multiple food allergies conditions.They named themselves as nut- free facility, but they don't accept enrollment of children with multiple food allergies. I enrolled my son to Parmer Children's Montessori Pre-School, and after two meetings with the daycare center including an email explaining his allergies issue (he is allergic to egg, milk, lentils, tomato, kiwi, and strawberry) they told only on his first day at the daycare that they can't accept him in there due his allergies issue. Mrs. Jodi specifically said my son's condition would create high liability for them and investors wouldn't like that! After this event happened to me, I checked on the DFPS site another complaint that a child was left unsupervised in the bathroom for approximately 2 hours. I wonder how was that even possible and what irresponsibility. Here is the website:https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Search_Texas_Child_Care/CCLNET/Source/Provider/ppComplianceHistory.aspx?fid=737009&tab=2 I do not recommend this daycare at all and I appreciate other parents to read this review and really consider not enrolling their child in a place that ignores ADA and its anti-discrimination protection and left children unattended for long periods of time.
This is probably the best daycare in Austin. The teachers are loving, kind and attentive. PCMA has been a blessing for us. I never have to worry about leaving the kiddo here - he is happy and content. he also learns a lot. the teachers have consistently been some of the most caring, creative and knowledgeable. Their facilities are always clean and free of clutter. The hallways and classrooms display the children's art/craft projectsThe director Miss Jodi at PCMA is awesome,kind when interacting with the kids, and very professional interacting with parents and staff. She is very experienced and helps parents know how the children are doing at the center and thier improvments/achivements. the children's day is structured really well and the facility is clean, modern, spacious and well organized.The teachers and staff at PCMA are very kind, compassionate and nurturing; the environment allows the younger children to learn great life skills. I was also impressed with the activities/ educational toys for the children who are beginning to learn.
I am yet another dissatisfied parent with the behavior of the staff at this school. The director, as stated in many other reviews, is extremely rude, and I can attest to the favoritism to her granddaughter as my child was in her class for 8 months. My biggest regret other than taking my child in the first place was the length in which I let him stay. I wanted to prep my kid for kindergarten, and I thought montessori would be the best route, but I will be soured on montessori forever because of this school. My child became depressed after 8 months of being in this school. It was gradual, and for too long I just thought he was being a baby, because they were just being stricter. He kept telling me the teachers are so mean, and so my wife and I would go talk to the director but nothing ever changed, and we were assured that nothing was wrong. After several weekends of attitude and anger from our child he finally broke down in tears and in a 4 year olds best ability told us that the teachers are always mean to him, but they have favorites in the class that get to do what he wants to do, and that he hated that school, and that the teachers are mean....he reiterated that many many times. My heart sank, and I still can't forgive myself for keeping him there for so long. He is now in another daycare, and the difference is like night and day. He only has nice things to say about his teachers, and he has his same playful humor back. In short, don't send your kid to this school. I wanted mine to read so bad before kindergarten that I ignored the signs, and sacrificed his happiness. He has learned more in a few months because of the change in environment than he did the whole 8months at that horrible school.
Healthy & Loving Learning EnvironmentMy kid has been enrolled in PCMA for almost 2 years and I have never touched the ‘animal cracker’ jar mentioned by previous poster. I have always waited patiently for one of the staff member to get free and give my kid some crackers. They have a hygiene protocol and I totally respect it. If any kid is restless, I believe there are enough interesting things in the lobby area and library to entertain him/her. After hearing horror stories about other kids falling repeatedly sick after joining any new school, I was attracted to PCMA’s promise to create a healthy environment for kids and they have lived up to the promise. My kid rarely gets sick at this establishment. The building layout with bathrooms, little sinks and tissue dispenser at kid’s reach in each room; Special flooring which uses less chemicals to clean; Good hygiene protocols for cooking and serving food; Use of disposable plates and utensils for every meal; Daily sterilization of toys and weekly cleaning of cot linens; Good sick kid policies- These are just a few examples of how passionate PCMA’s director Jodi is about the health of the kids in the school. I recall discussing the weekly menu with her and her request to get store-bought muffins as a healthy and safer alternative to homemade cup cakes for celebrating birthdays. I was surprised how detail oriented she was. On many occasions, I have noticed she has a similar attitude about my kid’s curriculum, about the special summer activities, about creating a healthy and loving Learning Environment for the kids.I can relate to Jodi’s reaction to the previous poster. How else was she supposed to react when someone was even unintentionally trying to disrupt that healthy and loving environment she works so hard to create? Thanks for standing up for your beliefs and our kids, Jodi!!
Our daughter was enrolled in Parmer Children's Montessori Academy (PCMA) from the end of April 2011 until August 2012 in the Primary 1 class. We moved to this school after seeing a decline in the education and the continuous teacher turnover in her previous daycare/preschool causing us to become very concerned for our daughter's education. We were greeted by a warm staff and were impressed by how clean and organized the center was. We were shown work of some of the children in the Primary class and we were very pleased to see how much they were learning and the level of the work they were doing. We immediately enrolled. Our daughter fit right in and we saw her blossom educationally from her first day there. Upon returning from her first day, she excitedly told us the whole life cycle of a butterfly. She continued to come home in the weeks that followed telling us about the different modules they were learning from the types of whales, to the water cycle, the phases of the moon, the solar system, etc. The teachers were easy to talk to about any concerns. Mrs Suma quickly realized how much our daughter was excelling and grasping all of the material and set out to challenge her by giving her advanced workbooks. Our daughter also learned addition, subtraction, improved her reading and writing skills tremendously. Prior to coming here she was able to put sounds together and could read some words phonetically. However, in Mrs Suma's class her reading took off. She started Kindergarten this school year 2012-2013 and due to how advanced she was and her desire to learn we had her tested for the first grade within the first 3 weeks of school. When evaluated, after a week in first grade (1st - 4 week evaluation), her reading levels were already above what she is supposed to score at the end of first grade. Additionally, her skills in other areas were advanced as well. She was able to compete academically in first grade due to the solid foundation that she received at PCMA. PCMA also taught her to embrace diversity as the student makeup at this center is diverse. I would highly recommend PCMA for any parents looking for a quality, clean, and nurturing environment that will enable your children to achieve their full potential. The center's founder and director, Mrs Jodi Someshwar, is very passionate about her center. This passion is reflected in her dedication to ensuring the children and parents receive the best experience possible.
I went to this school today with my 2 year old son for a tour. When I got there, the Director Jodi went into her office and I was left waiting in the lobby. I saw a big plasic jar of animal crackers on the side of the front desk with some 2 inch tall dixie cups beside the jar. I thought, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;how nice to offer those to the children&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, and proceeded to scoop up a few with the dixie cup for my son so I could have him calm and entertained with a little snack while I toured the school. As I was scooping up some animal crackers (I was only able to get 3 in that small cup) the Director Jodi was looking at me with a mad and horrified look on her face. She said &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;oh we don't do that, we don't put our hands in the jar&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;. I responded by saying I didn't touch any of the animal crackers and that I used the cup to scoop some up. While I was responding this to her, she was frantically putting on a plastic glove on her right hand. I could tell she was pissed off and so then I said, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;uh that's ok, 3 should be fine&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;. I thought we would start the tour but she handed me a form to fill out. I started filling it out and she went back into her office with a parent that had arrived. As I was finishing up the paper she gave me, my son had already finished his 3 animal crackers and was asking for more. Jodi was still in the office and no one else was in the front. I saw a large container of hand sanitizer and put 2 large pumps in my hands and disinfected my hands. Then I put on a plastic glove and this time poured the animal crackers onto the small dixie cup. As I was finishing up and putting the lid back on, she was standing outside of her office giving me and my son the stare of death! Yes people, her look was that ugly and awful! I was thinking, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Are you kidding me&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;. So then I asked her, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Is there a problem?&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; She responded by saying, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;I just wish you would have asked us for more cookies&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;. I was in complete shock and disbelief and made me feel disgusted to be there. I had my son in a stroller so I pushed the stroller and went around her, then went to the front counter where I had left my information on the paper she gave me to take it with me. She stopped me and said I couldn't take it because that was their paperwork. I said, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;well it has MY information and I don't want you to have it&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, and I tore it in half. She then grabbed one half of the paper and I proceeded to tear up my half into smaller pieces. She then put her hand out so I could put those torn up pieces in her hand. I gave them to her and as I walked out with my son I told her, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;I'll be sure to give you a bad review&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;, and so here it is people! She has the meanest, coldest look and soul I have ever come across. I would not trust leaving my kids there for a second, and you shouldn't either. I'm sure she tries to put up a front, but deep inside she is not really passionate about her work, the children that attend there, or the parents that pay her bills. If she truly loved her school, she would not have that type of unprofessional behavior, especially to a new customer. I give you my word that this experience at this school is 100% true so don't waste your time going there. There are so many other Montessori schools in Austin that would be more than happy to share animal crackers with my son.
Worst experience ever with the Director!!!! She was mean, rude, &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; very unprofessional to my child (2 yrs) and I, a mother of 3 looking to put 2 kids at her school. I will not trust her or her school with my children. First impressions are everything and she left a very bad image of herself and her school. She lost a chance to know some amazing kids and also lost some really good business too. Good riddans!