Very Professional, Take Great Care of Your Children, Provide Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack, Affordable Daycare.Recommend Parents who need Affordable Daycare and Great Service.
15. Kiddie Academy
Serving the Fort Lauderdale Area.
From Business: Since 1981, Kiddie Academy® has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering…
I had four schools on my list that I had plans to visit that day and Char Lee was my last stop. I walked in, the woman up front who I believe to be the Director Alexandra Renjifro (who didn't even bother to introduce herself) was on the phone so stood there waiting. Once she got off, she sorta just glared at me without saying much. I informed her that I was there for a tour and that I had called an hour earlier to inform that I was coming.She took me to one of the classrooms, stood halfway between the doorway and said "here's the classroom". I then asked her if I could walk in, at that point she moved aside. I stood in the front of the class, the "teacher" was sweeping the floor and barely looked up. Meanwhile, Alexandra had nothing to say. She provided no information on the classroom, curriculum, price, hours etc. We then stepped out the door and she just stood there looking at me! At that point I asked "are we done? Aren't you going to show me the play-ground?". Then she grudgingly walked me out to the area and said "here it is! This was the extent of the tour! Then she just stood there again looking at me then at that point I said thank you and head out.This was such bizarre experience. I guess she took one look at me and assumed I was some sort of hoodrat food stamps recipient; not knowing that I probably make twice as much as her yearly salary! The woman simply didn't give a rat ass. If she's the Director and the head of this facility, I can't even imagine how the rest of the staff is! I wouldn't send my child there for free let alone pay these people. I have three kids and I've tour countless facilities for them - both in palm beach and Broward area. This was by far the WORST experience I ever encountered; specially since the treatment I received from the previous 3 facilities were impeccable! Don't even bother with this place if you believe that management / staff roles are an integral part of a daycare facility.
This Is An Amazing Daycare... My Daughter Been Attending This School Since December.. And She's Learned Alot Within The Time Being There.. The Director (Ms.Alex) Is Very Understandable And The Teachers Are Very Polite Never Had An Issue With This School...
people in these reviews really to type their experience and keep it moving.Everyone have the right to express their experience with this place your experience is not the same as others and if u have a lot of people saying this place is no good even on the Internet Google that says alot so do you. Thanks
My son has been there for going on three months. He is safe, fed and clean when i pick him up. He enjoys circle time and is learning a lot. The staff are friendly and very nurturing. They keep my mind at peace while I'm working.
Everyone have had different experiences with this daycare which shows that they're not consistent so everyone who has a comment about their experience is entitled to one so I don't understand why people have disrespect and talk about someone they dont know about or what they went through at this place Just write what you like or dis like about the school keep calm and move on
The owner of charlee preschool is a nasty person she only worry about her self. No one should bring their child to that school.They have to many kids in one class.DCF always coming to that school every month about the kids. Please do not bring your kids their if you want you kids to be safe keep riding by. The owner need to get everything taking away from her she only want the money .
Please do not believe these negative comments. One lady can't even spell or use punctuation and they other person said there is a pill mill next to the daycare which is totally false. Great daycare would recommend to anyone. The teachers are clean and polite. Never had a problem. This daycare is beautiful and has been totally renovated. Even with my child who has a behavior issue they never treat him different than any kid there.
These reviews are ridiculous my son is turning two in December he is in the correct classroom he has learned tremendously and has progressed since the last daycare he attended his teacher is wonderful she helps him and is very caring the supervisor is very understanding and nice the other teachers are polite and help with the kids as well I've never had a problem although it is a little expensive it's worth it there is absolutely NO PHARMACY next to it never seen any druggies around either these reviews are bogus trust me just do your research and stop by for a tour so you can form your own opinion
As I drove up to the location, I was surprised. It seems pretty well kept. I took a few photos (EXTERIOR) to send to my wife who couldn't be with me. When I entered, the owner was ready to attack because of the photos, as if I had taken photos of children, or something. In fact, through the entire visit, the owner was jumping into the conversation with her director and seemingly defending herself across every turn. But, when I asked if my wife and I could meet with her later, she was quick to tell me that her director has been with her for 18 years and that I would be in good hands with her. Next, she asked me if I was SPYING on Kidz First! She said that normally people come ask information and are spying. WHAT?? I thought people looking for facilities for their children ask those questions?? How much is VPK, wrap around, after care, etc. I have 4 kids and that requires a lot of information. I asked what the summer rate was when school is not in session. The OWNER's response: "Don't worry about summer now, that is a long way off." When she saw my dissatisfied look, she continued to defend herself saying that they are in a growing phase and don't know that information yet, that it could change, that other people might not want summer daycare and might put their kids in other camps. (none of which answered my question). Still suspicious, she then asked me to tell her when my children were born. She said, just to compare with her birthdate to see if they matched. Afterward she said, I just wanted to make sure you weren't spying, I'm sorry, I get that a lot.Shockingly, I'm still gathering information. She told me that they embrace all religions and holidays. That all of their students and children are required to participate in kwanzaa, christmas, birthdays, hannukka, (sorry for the bad spelling), etc. I asked, if there is a celebration, can my children do another activity while they finish their celebration. Her response was a staunch no and that my request was completely improper (although the public school systems readily respect the request and do everything they can to help). I can't believe that any reputable learning center, in this day and age, would force all of their students uniformly to participate in all religious activities across the board, especially considering this is supposedly NOT a religious school. This owner has no interest in educating your children as a cooperative effort. You either do it their way or don't. Frankly, for $500 per week, the learning center better be well equipped to respect my simple request to allow my child to do a neutral activity instead of religiously charged activities. I dare not ask how they would accommodate my son's blood disease and health needs that are also DIFFERENT than the rest of her students. No shock that for the entire duration of my visit, the owner was consulting with an attorney, explaining to him that she had a hard time finding anyone that could represent her with the nature of what she was being sued for.The price may be great in some aspects, but my child's welfare, environment, education, and parenting is worth far more than this second rate discount center. Still can't believe I was accused of spying!