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Each One Teach One GFDC, Inc. has been in the daycare business for nine years. We've never received a negative review. It came to our attention from a previous parent, whose child made honor roll entering pre-k for charter school. We would like to address Ms. Shelly D comments regarding her review. Our daycare opens at 7 a.m. Monday - Friday. We have several workers who travel via mass transit that are scheduled to open. Yes there were mishaps on late arrival. On several occasions, when a childcare worker arrived prior to open Ms. Shelly was always welcomed in. (This occurred more than the mishaps), Unfortunately in accommodating her tight travel schedule, Ms Shelly would berate the same childcare worker for five-ten minute delay. Ms. Shelly states, "the van driver made an inappropriate regarding her daughter weight". This statement is an out of content statement. Our staff prides themselves in creating bonds with our children and parents. What Ms Shelly omitted to include was nothing was said to her child in malice. Nor was the content of the statement made to be rude or inappropriate. Each child care worker is fingerprinted, SCR cleared, mandated to 30hrs of training. When Ms Shelly addressed her displeasure of a male staff member, management ensured her that he was cleared by the State of New York to work in the capacity of a childcare worker. It was also explained to her that the young man was a previous employee who was a college student enrolled for Early Childhood Education.(Ms Shelly works in the education field with male comrades) Ms. Shelly rebuttal was very unprofessional and several workers had to ask her to leave, due to her inappropriate language & her invitation to have the supervisor "Take it outside". All of this was during operating hours. EOTO parents pay by money order & checks. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH. Ms. Shelly paid by money order which has a receipt of payment attached. All parents are responsible for the money order receipts. During tax season, each parent is provided with all payments made through-out the year. Ms. Shelly omitted to state, her payments were never during the scheduled payment date, and she was never charged a late fee for her payments. In conclusion Ms. Shelly ends her zero ratings with the statement " While this establishment does provide a decent education". Thank you Ms. Shelly for acknowledging what our mission & goals are for the children enrolled at our establishment. In acknowledging the work we do also contradicts not receiving updates or proof of your daughters achievement whiled enrolled.
We highly recommend New Spirit Realty! I cannot imagine having a better experience with a realtor than we had with Frank and New Spirit Realty. Working with Frank was an absolute joy, right from our first meeting. We gave him a wish list for our ideal apartment within our budget and he found us an amazing place in what seemed like an impossibly short amount of time. Literally the first place he showed us was PERFECT! Frank never pushed us to look at any apartment that didn't have everything we wanted, was always quick to respond with our questions, and worked with the landlord to get us a great deal. He worked with us every step of the way and never left us wondering or wanting. He was always honest, friendly, polite and respectful not only to us, but to the tenants that were moving out of the apartment he showed us. Even after we signed the lease, Frank remained in constant contact, helping us communicate with our new landlords and making our transition to our new home easy and seamless. He's clearly not just an expert on Bay Ridge, he has the same love for the neighborhood that brought us here. If you want a great experience finding a place to live, New Spirit Realty is for you.
If you are a parent that is involed with your child. Do not enroll your child here. The owner, Ms Welcome...is not welcoming at all. She has an ego problem. She always manages to push away parents inquires, no checks and balances and if a parent doesnt just drop the kids off and pick them up she gets upset. They dont want you to use the very same e-mail that they have on there website to communicate to them if your working. They try there best not to document anything, so they can get away with fraud. She was mad that I told the payment department that the kids went on vacation for a week, so she cant still get that check. a few days later she decided to drop the kids from the program without warning. Someone so disposable should not run a business handling children.
This place is a nightmare!!!!! The lack of supervision is atrocious, teachers constantly on their phones, their staff turn around is at the highest, they have no consistency. Different people every time you drop your child. The Director is only present 2 or 3 times a week, the owner hardly is ever there and the certified teacher is only present like twice a week. The "teachers" yell at the kids most of the day, they have no control of the kids and they have the TV on. Kids are not separated by age group and although it has a gate to separate them they are all mixed together. They do not follow a curriculum, they do not provide a daily schedule and you only see projects for holiday occasions. Their back yard is filthy filled with bugs that bit my child and left her marks. The teachers do not have a system to communicate with each other nor the parents. If you make a stink about it they will then attempt for a week or two to correct the problem and then make the same mistake again. They can never give you a report of your child's day. They have played the system. I am surprised DOH/OCFS has not shut down this place. If you want a place to drop your kid and suffer all kinds of psychological issues, this is the place to do so. I unfortunately needed a place and picked this one. BIG MISTAKE!!! Took my child out of this place and regret registering her there.
I have used Heather for many years to do my apartment rentals and she has always brough me excellent tenants, so when it cam time to sell she was the logical choice. Everything went very smoothly and she got us an over asking price!
I would leave ZERO stars if I could but I will instead list the several issues I've had with this daycare since my daughter's placement-Timeliness: Routinely opens late and occasionally not at without advance communication. -Poor communication: I was accustomed to receiving weekly newsletters or updates regarding the curriculum at my daughter's first daycare site and we received nothing of the sort here. Any events/shows/etc. are shouted at you during pickup and nothing is written down (They do not even provide receipts)Professionalism: I've had several issues with staff and professionalism including a Van driver making an inappropriate comment regarding my daughter's weight and a worker leaving her son, a stranger, in charge of opening the daycare. When I questioned her about his qualifications and voiced my concerns seeing as I had never seen him opening up the daycare I was called unprofessional. We pulled my daughter immediately following this incident. While this establishment does provide a decent education, they leave much to be desired in terms of professionalism and timeliness.
This school is a school. This girl school is a girl school. It is also a high school. Rochel goes to this school that's a school. And also her friend yocheved and miri go to this school that's a school. But unfortunately chain doesn't go to this school that's a school. Oh no. They all rock. Is a school that's a building.
Please DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE. They have unqualified teachers, they have bad teacher turn over rate. The food is not well prepared and not good. My nephew went to this school and my sister was so mad on how they handle their business. The daycare only eat soup everyday. Where is the 900 a month money going to because it's not the food. The Owner is rude and so is the Educational Director , She has no clue what she is doing. The gave my nephew chocolate pudding with cheese for breakfast and hot dog with no bun with hash brown and half of the bun for chicken paddy. If you want quality education this is not the school for your child. I recently found out that the department of health keep showing up. I don't know why this school is still in business they really don't care about the children like they claim. My sister had to withdraw him from this place. PLEASE FIND ANOTHER PLACE .
This daycare does not provide healthy meals for my child. My daughter told me that she had cookies and chocolate pudding for breakfast. Another time she told me she had animal crackers for breakfast. She is not given any food during the afternoon and she is there all day. The staff are friendly. The educational director is very rude and unprofessional. There is a high teacher turnover rate at this daycare. This shows that something it happening in the school. I suggest bringing your child to another daycare.
Nice school; clean and professional. Owners where very nice and know what they want for the children in their facility and that is to learn and be reading for kindergarten.
Some people use their garages to keep their cars safe. Others use them to store boxes of books and home decorations. No matter how a garage is used, there is one key factor they all must have in common to protect the precious items within: A functional garage door.
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to choosing a garage door. Options include different materials, styles and lifting or opening methods, each with its own unique pros and cons.
When deciding on the right garage door, the first thing to consider is the style.
Garage Door Styles
The two most common styles of garage door include:
The benefits of swing-out doors are their classic look and the ability to keep the garage ceiling clear for added storage space. The major downside of this style is the amount of time it takes to manually lock, unlock, open, and close them. They can be manual or operated by a remote control.
Perhaps the most common and recognizable style is the roll-up garage door. These features are much easier to automate than their swinging counterparts, making them a preferred choice for many homeowners. However, ceiling space must be sacrificed to make room for the door when open. These are typically automatic, but manual models are also available.
Aside from these popular models, homeowners can choose between:
Once you've determined the style of garage door, you can move on to choosing the material. Some considerations you might keep in mind include:
If you're looking for something that will withstand the test of errant basketballs and driver's education students, a vinyl door might be your best bet. These doors are hard to dent or break and don't need much maintenance to keep up their appearance. They are usually built on steel frames with polyurethane insulation and come in a limited variety of colors.
Wood can stand up to plenty of the abuse a garage door may be subject to from time to time. They are also attractive doors with many color options. They can be painted or stained at the factory or on site. One of the biggest downsides to wood garage doors is the upkeep - they may need to be repainted or restained regularly to maintain the color.
Fiberglass doors can break with a strong impact but in general are pretty sturdy. Like vinyl doors, they are built on steel frames and insulated with polyurethane.
Wood composite doors have the same aesthetic advantages of wood doors but are less expensive. They usually have a wood frame and are filled with polyurethane insulation. Some may have fiberboard skins and are designed to closely mimic wood.
It doesn't take much to dent these doors, but they aren't very expensive and require little maintenance. However, they are subject to rust, especially in damper climates.
These doors can also easily dent but don't rust. They are also lightweight, which is ideal for larger garage doors, as more weight on such a large frame could put added stress on the lifting or opening mechanism.
Five basic designs of garage door openers are available to homeowners. Two are relatively recent developments, while the other three are fairly standard and have been around for decades.
One of the biggest advantages of the direct-drive opener is how silent it is. With the motor being the only moving part of this machine, it's said to be the quietest model available. This is one of the newest designs and was developed in Germany.
Another relatively recent design, this model is ideal for a homeowner who wants to keep the ceiling clear for storage. It is set up on the wall closest to the garage door as opposed to on the ceiling, like most garage door openers.
This opener is powered by a motor that rotates a threaded-steel rod on which a trolley rides. It is a relatively quick garage door opener, though most garage doors close at the same rate for safety reasons. Additionally, they are said to be the easiest to maintain, given that they don't involve many moving parts. However, these doors have a history of problems when the temperature quickly changes, and they are noisy. If there is an apartment or office above a garage, screw-driven openers may not be the best option.
These use a chain similar to that of a bicycle. The chain pulls a trolley connected to a bar that lifts the garage door. It can be noisy and cause vibrations, given the metal-to-metal contact, though more recent models are said to be a little bit better about this.
The function of belt-driven openers is the same as chain-driven openers. The only major difference is that instead of metal chains, these door openers are built with a belt made of fiberglass, steel-reinforced rubber, or polyurethane. This brings down the noise level but increases the price.
As with most things mechanical, garage doors may begin to develop problems after a few years of use. Many typical problems are easily identified and, with the right knowledge or help from a professional, aren't too difficult to fix.
Transmitter or Remote Won't Work
The first thing you should check in this instance is the transmitter battery. Dead batteries are often the culprit, though there are other causes seen as well. If the batteries are in good shape, take a look at the cables and tracks to make sure they are clear, clean, and sturdy.
Door Doesn't Close All the Way
If you notice a gap at the bottom of your garage door after closing it, try resetting the close limit. Your door might be set to close at a higher point than the ground. It might also be set too low, and when the door reaches the ground, the sensor reacts in the same way it would if an object was obstructing its path: by retreating upward.
Door Shakes When Opening
This could be caused by debris on the tracks or wheels. Clean these first to see if this is the problem. If not, the springs might be stretched unevenly or worn out.
Door Squeaks When Opening
The rollers are most likely dry and need to be lubricated.
Door Closes Faster Than Usual
A quickly closing garage door could easily become a safety hazard. The problem is usually springs that are too stretched out. They should be replaced by a professional. Working with these large springs can be difficult, and they can quickly turn into dangerous, fast-moving metal whips.
Door Makes a Strange Sound at the Same Point Every Time It's Used
This might mean your tracks are either dented, falling, or otherwise misaligned. This is not just annoying; it's dangerous. Misaligned or damaged tracks can cause the door to cease working or to fall off its tracks. If your door seems to be working fine overall, feel free to inspect the issue further. But if your door is stuck, slanted, or looks unstable, call a professional who will have the right tools to fix the problem.
Door Sticks When Opening or Closing
If you begin to notice this around a change in seasons, check the lubricant on the tracks. Weather patterns will affect lubricant's effectiveness. Dirt or debris on the tracks could also be the cause; make sure they're clear and clean. If the tracks look fine, make sure the doors are hung evenly.
It's not uncommon for a garage door to have a problem or two every once in awhile. But, if the same issue keeps coming up or one cause has led to a variety of problems, it might be time to consider replacing your door altogether.
For someone who's familiar with tackling tough home improvement projects, installing a garage door might be a viable do-it-yourself project. It'll likely take the better part of a Saturday, and it's not a bad idea to ask for help, especially when taking off the old door.
But if you're even a little bit wary of taking on such a large task, reaching out to a professional would probably be a smart move. On average, a new garage door installation will cost around $1,000. Most homeowners end up paying somewhere between $740 and $1,400, including the installation and the door itself.
Likewise, a custom garage door could be a project that an experienced wood or metal worker can take on with the right materials, tools, and knowledge. However, for the amateur DIY-er, contacting a professional might be the best way to go. If you are unfamiliar with the project, the weight alone could prove to be an issue. Depending on the size, it could weigh as much as 200 pounds, though some smaller or uninsulated ones could be less than 100 pounds.
To keep your garage door functional for as long as possible, try to inspect it every so often to ensure everything is working properly. A problem that goes too long without attention can only get worse and wind up costing you more to repair or replace the door.
About once a month, carefully observe the door as you open and close it. If you hear or see anything unusual, take a closer look at it. The regular motion could easily loosen up some of the hardware, so take a few minutes to tighten everything up. Also, be sure that tracks, tires, and other moving parts are properly lubricated.
If your door is painted, make sure it isn't chipped or peeling. Deteriorating paint on a wooden door could let moisture in, which leads to warped doors, while a steel door could rust if water gets in.