My experience with Ivy League Academy has been since day 4 of the first day the center opened. I am sad to say that my child has now advanced to the 6th grade and can no longer attend the center. Leaving was a difficult thing for my child and my husband and I. The new director and assistant director have made such amazing improvements within the center and the teachers are the best of the best. The curriculum this center uses is absolutely great. My child has excelled in elementary school thanks to Ivy League and the dedication they give to the children. My opinion counts at this school and is always taken into consideration. I read the comment left by a very discruntled parent on this page and truly found it shocking. Most individuals that take the time to write only negative comments are usually those that lead a negative life and look for all the negative things in life. This center and the staff have never demonstrated anything but professionalism and compassion during the 4 years I have attended. I was aware of the annual fees and all other policies when I enrolled because I actually read my parent handguide and the documents sent home with my child. I guess if you don't take the time to read then yes you may have a shock one day when given an annual fee of $100. As for the comment about playing all day, well if you take the time to understand the curriculum used and the best practices for early childhood development, you would soon see that children learn best through play and interaction with their peers. It is the above negative parent that is uneducated in the process of learning in the early childhood world. I think it's all about communication and working together as a team to solve issues or concerns. That has always been my motto at my job with my own staff. I have used that same approachI when I am concerned or confused at Ivy League. I always get great information from the director and always feel better aware when I leave. One thing I do know is my child was in excellent hands while I was away and I feel that I couldn't have chosen a better place to care and educate my son the past four years. Thank you Ivy League in Oakleaf for a job well done. I will reccommend this child care center to everyone. You must go tour and see for yourself.
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It takes a village to raise a child. I understands it more than a parent looking for quality daycare. From my experience with the Bosman's Family Academy the caregivers to the administrators are wonderful and a excellent center to have your kids at. Everyone that is involved in this daycare's operation helps shape my child's experience. It's no surprise that finding a good daycare was my prime concern; for my family, it's a safe, affordable option that allows my kids to socialize and learn in a loving environment structured around their needs. I love this daycare and if any parent read their contract they will know you are not bound by contract, all they are really asking is if you decide to leave the daycare you put in a 2weeks notice just like if you was living a aparment or house where you pay rent you have to give a 30 days notice as well. I see the bad reviews only come from parents who dont care about their children safety or not reading their contract accurately. I feel you get what you pay for, so if you are willing to pay for a cheap daycare you are going to get cheap services and that is when you will run into problems and have concerns about your childs safety and health; your children getting sick, not getting the care that they need, not getting the learning experience that provides them to excel in regular school, and specially with all this abuse going on in all these D graded daycares who dont care about your child. To me regardless the Bosman's Family Academy are one of the best and clean daycares in Arlington and safe as well. The money I pay I have no problem with because when I drop my children off I know my children are in good hands and not to mention they have passed every DCF inspection over 90% but that is just me being a concered parent.
Look elsewhere....We went with this Daycare after moving to Oakleaf and finding all other centers full around us. I and my child have been unhappy for the most part. #1 My child's room is usually chaos. Not one time have I popped in and witnessed any learning activities. It's always playing with toys or outside or looking through books. That may be ok with you, but our previous daycare before we moved had a structured educational plan and my child was always coming home with something they learned and bragging about it. Hasn't happened once here.#2 My child's behavior has gone way down hill since starting here a few months ago. We never had any issues with aggression until now. We see biting, throwing things, yelling, etc. I feel like it's because they have to stick up for themselves in the chaos.#3 over the summer we were told to provide swim clothing, towel and sunscreen for "Water play day" once a week. I think that lasted 3-4 times and they cancelled it. My kid was devastated and didn't understand. #4 We registered a few months ago, yet last week were charged another $100 "annual enrollment fee". Really? Why? I've spoken to the office staff, it's correct according to their practices and I have to pay it or leave.So, since I am not thrilled with them anyway, my child is going to switch centers again =(
My son has been enrolled in Rattles to Tassels for 6 months now & I can tell he loves it. He has learned so much in so little time & I can truly see the difference in how he acts. His growth just from being around other children his age & older is shocking. He is talking more, & is more active with the people around him. They are helping me potty train which has been even easier since he gets to go day & night. The staff are great! The facility is very welcoming & from the very first time I walked in I was amazed. I felt that my child would be in a safe & secure environment & nothing has changed. It is very clean & organized. I love that I can call at any point & find out how my child is doing that day. Everyday I pick my son up I receive a daily report of his day so I don't have to ask 50 questions about what he ate, when was the last time he was changed, etc. I have built a connection with the owner & I appreciate her for all the time & effort everyone puts into making my child have a great hands on learning experience. I am one of those over protective parents but I have no worries with where my child spends his time w/o me at Rattles to Tassels. I am blessed to have found a facility that cares about my child almost as much as I do!
Wow these parents must have been mad or they themselves must have had a bad attitude! These reviews are so OLD 5-6 years old!Let me write you a new one!Lets start in the office: The office staff must have changed! They are very nice and helpful with whatever situation you have, if they don't know they will find out and get back to you quickly. The director has helped us with great advise. She does run "tight ship" but if you don't then you wouldn't have the BEST around nor the BEST teachers! Fundraisers: All schools/ daycares and learning centers need to have fundraisers! If places don't have them how do you think they are going to get new things and updated curriculum to use for the children to learn? Everyone needs and should have fundraisers, if no fundraisers then rates would have to go up! You are NOT required to do fundraisers! Teachers and staff:Teachers and staff are great with the kids. Are very professional and have training to better themselves to have a great learning environment. I could add my opinion to all these reviews but I wont! Go see it for yourself! Ask questions!
Ivy League is a fantastic center for children. I attended the center several years ago and was not pleased with management or the teachers but heard there was all new management and all new teachers. I took a tour to see for myself and WOW what a difference the new director has made. The center looks like a completely different school and is run professionally. The teachers act like teachers and are so happy and smile. It was a pleasant surprise to see, and felt amazing when I had conversation about the new curriculum. I enrolled immediately and my daughter is so happy now. She wants to go to Ivy League on the weekends. I'm thrilled with the new face of Ivy League. I'm glad I took a second look, well worth it. Thank you for all the hard work and for taking such great care of my only child. I'm trying for my second child and will save a spot at Ivy League for sure. I have one complaint remaining from the past..... Get a lighted street sign! It's difficult to see where to turn when it's dark.
My child has been in the infant/toddler care class for a year and a half now and I can say I have never had a bad experience. The office staff is wonderful and understanding and friendly. I go into the office at least once a week; I have to assume the people that are being discussed in these reviews have been replaced since then. My child and myself have been treated with kindness and respect. The teachers are wonderful! She's had several teachers and all of them have taken a direct interest in her development and have celebrated all of her successes. The fundraising is all in the interest of improving the experience for the children; with new curriculum, new equipment, etc. I shopped around for a center for almost an entire year before deciding on this one and it was not a decision I took lightly. I highly recommend that you go in and take a tour and decide for yourself; but for us it's been a wonderful experience.
7-21-11Nichole King2 children ages 2 & 3Mrs. Ancion is the best teacher a parent could ever ask for. My children love going to school daily and they have learned so much in the past year. Ms. Linda takes the time to teach them extensively. They know their ABC's, numbers colors, city, state, animals, flag colors and meanings and so much more. She potty trained both of my children within a week's time each. Ms. Linda teaches my children well beyond basic education standards, she goes above and beyond to teach them life values, morals and advanced learning materials. I highly recommend Ms. Linda to everyone I know, she is a wonderful woman and the best teacher/childcare provider I have met. Ms. Linda is always making things with the children and allowing them to have confidence in their work while at the same time teaching them team work.
This is the first time that my kids have been to daycare. I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old. My kids started attending this daycare about three months ago and I absolutely love this daycare. When my youngest started he was about 11 months and started off in the infant room. The infant room is set up like a nursery and every child has their own bed, its beautuful. My almost 3 year old came to daycare. Struggling with some of his numbers, colors and shapes. He learned them all within two weeks that he was here. I would honestly recommend anyone looking for childcare to check this facility out. Have a blessed day!
Absolutely love it!The staff is amazing the owner is just genuine and the sweetest she really does this with her whole heart the love she has for these children including mine is hard to find I use to be skeptical of sending my children to daycare bit this place has washed my worries away I know mu children are in great hand they don't do this because it's their job they do it because they truly love children and I absolutely love that my children are happy to be there and I'm happy to have found a place like this I would HIGHLY recommend this daycare it's 100% full of love.