Strawberry Hill Academy
12330 Natural Bridge Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044Add Hours
I do not have any experience with the school itself; however I just had a very alarming experience with a driver of the school on Natural Bridge Road. He was driving very aggressively and erratically driving much faster than the speed limit. I called to complain as he almost drove me off the road. When i pulled up next to him I called to complain and he turned down his (excessively loud) music and heard that I was complaining about his driving. He then proceeded to go 35 mph (5 under the speed limit) as I was behind him. This seems very unprofessional and unsafe. Especially in a van that potentially transports children!!! I am leaving this post here as I would not send my kids to ride with this man due to how unsafe of a driver he is. The lady who answered the phone told me she would let her director know of my experience, but I wanted to let the public know in case nothing is done.
They claim to be christian based, they claim to have a working curriculum that is actually used, and offer to pay people who work there. If you look under Mo State Govt Pages and put in Darlene Pate you will see all the state and federal charges against her for violations concerning the day care, limited not limited for insurance for employees, and payroll for employees. Dont be fooled that she is no longer shown as the principle person. Cedric Bonds is her brother, even though she lied to the prosecuting attorney and claimed no association. This is not malicious or wrongful information it is a matter of public record and given because I believe all children should be safe and secure even when they are out of the parents home. I personally have witnessed screaming at the children, obsentities and manhandling which I reported. There are exceptional people there however, even they must submit to the authority of the Pate's and Bond's to run the day care. I do pray for them that they will not continue to be the wolves in sheeps clothing. I pray always for the children who must endure the misrepresenation of a christian based day care.