My son went here for high school. His college applications were rejected after he graduated. All colleges rejected his application due to his high school transcripts from this "school" being invalid. Only community college accepted his high school diploma as "home school credits". It was heartbreaking to see his future was put on hold. He took an assessment test at Bakersfield College and scored low despite getting nothing but A's at Bethel, with their "gate level" education. We used to think he was so bright and was doing wonderful there. That was until we learned their level of education was not as good as their sales pitch claims to be. They teach a historic 40+ year old A Beka Book curriculum filled with dated graphics and inaccurate info that hasn't been revised in years. I did research and found out it's used for parents who do home schooling. Therefor can't be true that they have a gate level of education. They claim to be MSA accredited, but they aren't listed on the MSA website as members. MSA/CESS accreditation is worthless anyway. The department of education recognizes hundreds of institutional accrediting agencies, and MSA is not one of them! Regret not sending my son to Garces, Bakersfield Christian, or Stockdale Christian. ALL those schools are accredited and have college prep level classes! Even public school would've been a better option. Don't be fooled with their "We're the lowest cost" angle. They charge a premium for uniforms, unhealthy lunches, textbooks, supplies, functions, trips, and "lab" fees on top of the tuition cost. It quickly adds up and ends up being the same if not more than the pricier private schools in town. I wouldn't send my youngest child here, now that I'm a wiser parent. Don't send your child here if you want them to succeed in life. You'll be wasting your money on below average education. Lastly, beware of their staff reading a script to brain wash you into signing your child up immediately. They have a very aggressive sales team.
My grandson has been attending since he was 2 years old, as a grandparent I am impressed by the way the school goes above and beyond what a typical preschool does both in the way of curriculum and special programs to celebrate not only the children's accomplishments but also the importance of celebrating their families with a special Mother's Day celebration, a special Father's Day celebration as well as celebrating Grandparents. The school is above standard in the way they ensure the children's safety and wellbeing, and the cleanliness of the school surpasses that of any preschool I have seen. As for the director Ms. Toni she has never been anything but accommodating and a delight to deal with always professional. I would highly recommend this preschool to anyone looking for good quality care where your child can not only learn but also feel loved, you never having to worry if your child is being cared for cause you know they are.
Both my children attended Little Wonders for years. I have never had any issues and the staff is very accommodating. I enjoy the personal attention that is given to each child to transtion and make them feel welcome and comfortable. I find the open door policy and accessablity to the director and staff very reassuring. I'm waiting for my third child to be old enough to attend. I highly recommend Little Wonders to anyone that asks me where my kids go and speak nothing but good things about them. The facility is kept clean and children are always learning something new. If there are ever any issues they always inform the parents right away and take all the nessasary measures to correct the issue in a timely manner. As a parent who has dealt with other preschool's and daycare's around town, this place beats them all hands down in many areas trustworthy, cleanliness, affordability, friendliness, professionalism just to name a few.
Love this place!! Cute painting inside, friendly staff, great play yard for the kids! Definitely go check it out!
on 2/10/16 around 3/15 when i went to the care center to pick up my grandson there were about 10 small kids alone, the teacher left the premises to pick up two jr. high students who were perfectly able to walk on their own to the care center instead of jeopardizing 10 young kids by leaving them alone.
I went to Bethel Apostolic Academy for 5 years. My parents and myself felt that the educational standard set by the school was below average. We looked into changing schools and was put on wait list at Garces and Bakersfield Christian. It was difficult transferring to a public school, and other private schools because Bethel had a sketchy accreditation that other schools would not accept. I ended up going to Bakersfield Adult School to make up for the unaccredited High School units that Bethel claimed were valid, before Garces would accept me. $5k a year put to waste... Do not go here. It also didn't help that the staff acted like crooked politicians when we asked about their sketchy accreditation.
I love this place. my son has grown up with these wonderful women.
The present posture of this articulation is in regards to the lack of Americans with Disabilities access to the campus of this facility not to mention the obstacles that are put in place to limit the parent with a physical challenge accessibility to their children and to their children being picked up not to mention the bus that takes them to and from school the driver attempting to make your child get off at the wrong stop with a parent that is not even their own
SCHOOL'S PHONE IS 661-366-0024
Principle, Vice principle at lakeside and the Superintendent are just the good old boys.principle will high 5v a student one day and next day scream "why are you always in the hallway. Confussing the students.normally when parents are watching principle smiles but when parents leave the yo yo kicks in a definition hot and cold attitude confuses students as well as staff.you read it right im using (TACT) when I say principle is a yo yo there is no other words that can explaine what I have seen and experienced myself. And as for the Vive principle these are his word I am just repeating what I heard and saw and im not blind! Running out of his office screaming down the hallway (im not a babysitter of those county kids) I am an employee at lakeside and it is all staffs responsability to watch over all students in my eyes all students are equal. At lakeside we have special need children. They have names like all the other children maybe the vice principle and principle should learn TACT and call them by their names not couny kids. And believe it you are high paid students sitters that is a fact. And as terrible as it might be for the superintendent looking out a window in the oppitsite direction of your school is being more blind of what is happenig at your school. I can only speak the truth cause it seems that all other staff is not willing to do so.the 3 amigos are monopolizing in stipens principle has the title MOT puts more money into his pockets but doesn't have his endorsements.watchout residents of this district are sure you want this person to be the next superintendent ex military probably why are country is falling apart guys like him.and as for the vice principle telling employees that they can only use the restroom on their break really you might want to check the law on that one. Well just wanted to let the big boys know that iam still around. Your employee LoL im not done yet