I have been happy with my child's teacher.Be aware of other things thought: 1) They have SIGNIFICANTLY increased their tuition, with no benefit to the children. NO COMMUNICATION FROM THE DIRECTOR, except she says she wants to be competitive with surrounding areas. There is no increased programming for the child,2) There is a program called B-ENRICHED. Initially, I was told what a robust program it was when I had my child join, but it died out after 1 semester. They had children doing all sorts of programs from Swimming, Math, Computers, etc. for every day of the week. Now, a year later, they are giving the children 1 special activity for 45 minutes for 1 day per week. It is certainly NOT the program I was told it was. 3) THEY HAVE 20 HOLIDAYS!!! in total for the year. A calendar of school holidays was provided. They ALSO added Christmas Eve Day (unannounced until the week of), as it was not on the original Holiday Calendar.They take off Catholic holidays, Jewish holidays, Martin Luther King Day,etc...... THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY HOLIDAYS for the price you pay. As a working parent, I have to work on the Jewish holidays, Christmas eve, day after Thanksgiving, MLK, etc......Tuition is so high and then you factor in childcare for these additional days it is ALOT of MONEY! If you do go here...take note You'll need to consider the child care costs for covering ALL of the holidays in this school and that they may just add a holiday that they did not have on the calendar. Be prepared for outrageous tuition spikes, without sufficient notice too.
1525 Unionport Rd Apt MeBronx, NY 10462
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The camp is mediocre. They hire high school students that seem disinterested and they tell me they are underpaid. The camp is expensive and the quality of care does not compare to what you are paying. Look elsewhere and compare. They also make you sign a waiver that you will get no $ back. Rough crowd.
Tried very hard last year to reach out to an administrator for information about the program...no one ever got in touch with me...the new administrator got in touch with me over the summer - apparently, the last administrator who never responded to my messages is no longer there. Then met and toured with new administration staff and teachers and enrolled our child shortly after. Very happy with the program so far, our daughter loves coming to school and doesn't even want to leave some days when we come pick her up. She is learning alot and we are happy we have the opportunity to come here and we rest easy knowing she is safe, being taught, and taken care of all day.
My husband and I toured at The Lauren Wendroff Early Children's Academy earlier this past summer and we were almost immediately convinced we'd found the perfect place, and have been just as happy as we'd hoped we would be.The teaching staff here is very professional, experienced, and attentive. There is an equal balance of learning and play. I am always hearing about what my child learned and how much fun they had during the day.My child is a high-energy child and the teachers are patient; they are able to channel these characteristics in a positive way and keep my child engaged.They preschool offers a vast amount of enrichment and extracurricular classes and The Center also offers different extracurricular/after-school programs that I currently have my child enrolled in. There is little room for my child to be "bored" while at school or at the Center.There is a great teacher-student ratio and the school is diverse in many ways; ethnically, ages, etc. The administrative staff is well-run, upbeat, and organized. They are happy to talk to me and assist me with whatever questions I may have.I highly recommend The Lauren Wendroff Early Children's Academy. I absolutely love it and so does my child, who looks forward to coming to school every day. My child has steadily grown and developed so much in the last few months and as parents, we are so grateful for that.
JCC used to be good. But with the change of directors almost every two years (or less), it's disappointing. The fee is up, but service down. My kid got injury on head. There's another kid broken bones. The only good thing there is that they got a lot of kids in the summer, so kids can play with each other and "happy", and the staff (look like high school student interns) in the summer camp can sit there checking their phones, and the office manager is happy to count money. They cancel classes and you'll have a hard time getting refund. You need to call again and again, and wait for the refund months later. The place is money-making machine.
Their price increase of $240 for tuition for the upcoming year is outrageous. We are very unhappy with this change.Camp prices, I feel, are also outrageous. The prices have increased again.Their camp prices have increased to go else where. When I inquired about the cost increase, they said "we must increase tuition to be competitive with other schools". When I asked what else we get with the increase in price, there was no explanation - except, we are raising our prices to be competitive. Seriously? Raising prices with no benefit to children? With all the fundraisers, the only improvements I have seen were an improvement to the façade of the building & the children's bathrooms were re-done.As for camp, be advised, they usually take the kids to the park for 3-4 hours. My neighbor is a Stay at home mom & she used to see my daughter there for hours, while some of the teachers seemed to be texting quite often. I would not recommend with the price increases. You get more for your money elsewhere.
After reading the review posted before mine I have to admit I was completely shocked! My husband and I, along with my twins, moved to Bayonne six years ago from Delaware and we have been part of the JCC's nursery and then Club 1050 program ever since! Especially within the last two years, Club 1050 has proved its worth. The program is very organized and the counselors are very attentive, most of them working in the program year after year.My kids rave about the activites in the program and sometimes even come home saying that they has fun doing their homework with the counselors (never thought I would hear that from two nine year olds!).If the counselors were treated as badly as the review before mine has stated, why would they continue to return year after year! Most of the employees are in college or even out of college!All in all, great place for kids and family and I have nothing negative to say! A+++++