My son has attended this day care since 2012 and they deserve the 5 star rating I am giving and that they have been given by the state of NC. To address the previous bad posts for Aconcernparent, my son started this daycare at 3 months, the infant 1 rooms have plenty of toys, and bouncies for the children none of which were old and are on par with the toys that we have at home. For the Infant 1 room (newborns to about 6 months) I was particularly happy that the babies were not stuck in cribs all day and rather spend the majority of their waking time in a circle on the carpeted floor in boppies, bouncers, or on the laps of the staff so that they can interact and play with each other and the toys and get tummy time etc. Also, I don't know what the heck kind of phonics she thinks will be taught to an infant...that comment alone makes me believe that parent is a newbie at this mom thing and has unrealistic expectations. As for them feeling like their children do not receive nurturing and loving care, this is the first daycare I've been to where almost all of the staff knows EVERY child by name. That doesn't happen with an uncaring staff as Aconcernparent described. As for Mommaof1.5, as a parent of a child who attends this day care, I am very glad they are not allowing anyone who decides to stroll up to the door the opportunity to walk through the halls at any given time on any given day. They have schedules for the children for eating, napping, learning, and play which would be disruptive if they had an open door policy having to escort any and everyone around 24/7. Scheduling an appointment was not an attempt to "hide anything", which is a silly assumption because parents with children attending have access at all times AND they have video cameras in EVERY room and playground which parents with attending children can access at any time from their computer or smart phone to watch their children. As for you not receiving your courtesy call when the power went out, honey their priority is getting every one of those children safely home. They call EVERY SINGLE PARENT for EVERY SINGLE CHILD until they have contact and confirm a parent is on the way to pick up the children. If you could not be understanding to the fact that the safety and well being of the children was *gasp* put ahead of making sure visitors get a courtesy call...then I don't know what kind of center you're really looking for. The fact that waiting 20 minutes for a call back frustrated you to no end, lets me know you likely did not have reasonable expectations the first time you "waited for a call back you never received". I usually do not write reviews, but we really enjoy this school and it bothers me when people make false accusations based on incorrect assumptions, and unrealistic expectations.
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It was 2000 and my 18 month old had been attending her first daycare for 9 weeks...9 weeks of my dropping her off hysterical and picking her up hysterical. She was inconsolable going in and coming out and it was torture for us both. I’d heard about Kidzoo from a coworker who happened to live in the neighborhood. Anything would be better than where we were, right? Day four at Kidzoo, Darbi, walked in alone and turned around to wave at me, “Bye, Mommy.” It broke my heart and gave me such relief all at the same time…she’s 10 now and I drive from Fort Mill, SC every day to take my 20 month old to the one and only place that I trust (I don’t even work close to Kidzoo either). There’s no commute that exceeds the love and true dedication to the development of these little minds by the folks at Kidzoo. The “other” daycare had a potty training policy that my 18 month old was required to be fully potty trained before moving to the next room but, they didn’t potty train. I had approximately 2 hours a day with my child and they spent 8 – 9 hours with her…there was something not quite right about that policy but, what did I know, this was my first daycare experience. Ms. Kathy had Darbi fully (and I mean FULLY) potty trained in 2 weeks flat. I was amazed. The first of numerous occasions to come… I remember Darbi reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, her prayers, grace, Twinkle Twinkle…it goes on but, when she started school and was reading on a 2nd grade level in kindergarten, I knew that I owed it all to Kidzoo. When Darbi’s 1st grade teacher told me that she was recommending her moved to the next grade during the middle of the school year, again…Kidzoo. They take the time and have the patience to teach every attending child to exceed their potential…and in a caring and unbelievably uplifting way. Darbi & I both have grown up at Kidzoo. We've been together through tragedies and joys and not only do Darbi & I both love them like our family; my new husband and baby Blakely have fallen in line too…their infectious… Anthony, the Brotherly Jester Tessa (Teresa), the Caring Overly Protective Mother (& advice giving sister) Ms. Kathy, the kind Grandmother and true inspiration for the lot of the Kidzoo clan (& Ms. Debbie…Jenn…Ashley…Amanda…everyone who’s every cared for or been cared for by the Kidzoo philosophy) I can’t imagine what life would be like without having been a part of this family…their care surpasses that of any daycare that you would find anywhere…
Kiddie College Preschool, Staff and Director all have clean criminal background records. Public record indications Autumn's momma (Gingerbread _Michael) has a public derogative criminal background. See Jalisa Maxwell's public profile information on google.com. Jalisa Maxwell's records has been public since she was 18 years old, after being arrested. She has been a resident at the local homeless shelters on the Plaza and kicked out for negative behavior, not getting along with other residents, not taking her parental responsibilities serious and being conflictual with staff there. Ms. Maxwell needs to focus more on positive behavior for her daughter Autumn. And spend less time making false statements about diapers, seat belts and pajamas stories. How ridiculous. Jalisa Maxwell has a criminal record and public criminal pictures and arrest history on google.com. Yet, she posted negative and untrue statements about a professional staff of working women that have no criminal arrest history at all. But are hard taxpaying mothers and family women. It's so easy for Jalisa to point the finger at others, while she has made far bigger mistakes.
I love KID ZOO! I have been going here since I was in diapers and still go here for afterschool. Anthony, Ms.Kathy, and all of the teachers are so nice and great to us. I am best friends with all of the people that i went here with when i was a baby. We have a lot of fun. Now one of the teachers are teaching us how to do really cool cheers that are fun to learn. The school kids all get to go on field trips to the park, movie theaters, and all sorts of other cool places. Me and my sister go here and it so much fun. But we do have to do some schoolwork and read but that can be fun. Then we also help some of the kids that aren't in school do crafts and other cool and creative things. But the afterschool kids they can play on computers, the playstation, and gameboys and the toys. Outside you can play on the equipment, or just run around and do flips, play tag and more stuff. They provide us with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack and on sweaty days we get water breaks. It is a lot of fun to come here and just hang out. That is why everyone that has been to KID ZOO loves it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been looking for a dress for several weeks now. I have looked online to get an idea of what I liked. I haven't really had need for formal wear, other than a simple black dress since I went to prom 30 years ago! I found a dress on the David's Bridal website. I was a little frustrated to find that it was an "instore only" dress and that the nearest store that had it in my size was 3 hours away. I called the store and found that I could not have the dress sent to a store near me without paying in full for the dress. I went to the Nothlake store expecting horrible service based on the yp reviews. What I found was a pleasant, responsive, attentive salesperson who helped me figure out my size and who found the dress for me to try on near my son's college (where I will be visiting this weekend.) She helped me with 10 dresses in varying sizes, even though she knew I had no intention of buying any of those dresses. She even gave me a $20 dollar off coupon to use when I do find the dress I am looking for. With any luck, I will be able to find the dress I have been admiring and I will have a better idea of what I need.
Both of my children have attended this school since both were a year old. I give five stars because even when I had a problem with care, communication, or curriculum, I addressed the problem to multiple people and my problems were always resolved to my satisfaction. I am very involved and known for just showing up at random times during the day. If I did not like a classroom assignment (because I preferred a different teacher) the school administrators did as I asked. I will admit that there is some confusion as to who makes specific decisions and communication is not always 100% awesome, but because I ask questions and talk to my children and my children's teachers, I stay informed. And for the person who felt this is an expensive daycare,... check the prices at Chesterbrook, Goddard, Discovery Harbor, or Gateway Child Care. These are more expensive than Early Beginnings. I mean let's face it, child care is ridiculously expensive but you usually get what you pay for. I would recommend Early Beginnings to other parents, but regardless of the school a child is attending, tell parents to stay involved.
A very loving, professional, and nice business in the Charlotte area. I would encourage you too meet the staff and owner for yourself. Unfortunately, no one business is the perfect match for all, and of course there are the haters that just can't be pleased because of personal dissatisfaction in their personal life. After being in business for over 14 years with a steady enrollment. I can easily see that Kiddie College Preschool is performing well to most of its clients. In fourteen years, for the two complaints on this site, We as a Staff would like to say "God bless you, and we hope that you find the level of success and happiness that we as a professional staff enjoy as Christian and a professional team. We have an open door policy. Our doors are always open to the Community to come visit, meet us, visit your children and make your decisions of our quality. We would love and look forward to meeting you soon. Let us show you in personal all the wonderful experiences our children are enjoying as member of the Kiddie College Preschool Family. God Bless and Peace to All.
I purchased my wedding dress/veil here and the entire process was wonderful. Finding and purchasing my dress was one of my favorite aspects of wedding planning. Their supply of dresses is fabulous - all of my favorite dresses were at this store (and I visited many stores). The ladies at NY Bride were extremely accomodating (I visited multiple times to show my mother/mil/friends the dress that I had chosen) and always friendly. My dress came as promised and on time. I used the dress for my bridal portrait and they did a wonderful job of cleaning/pressing the dress after the portrait (which was outdoors) and before the wedding. I absolutely loved my wedding dress and I know a big part of that feeling was the ease with dealing with NY Bride. I highly reccommend NY Bride to any bride looking for a fabulous gown and a great dress-buying experience. *My positive feelings about this store were furthered after watching my friend deal with a nightmare dress shop (I won't mention their name here - but I will rate them so that others will stay away).
When I walked in, I was greeted right away, and assisted momentarily. The sales reps that I had were very helpful and professional. While trying on several dresses, the attendant was very dedicated to helping me,and supported the style I was looking for in a dress. She helped me with every detail. I really was not sure of my dress size so I guessed a close estimate, when I needed a bigger size, the attendant really tried to assist me in finding the correct fits.The only problem was that the store/company itself had only ordered a few sizes in specific dresses, so the ones I really liked did not fit, and I am not very big...about average. However, they were dedicated to meeting my needs as well as they could. The atmosphere was calm, relaxing, comforting, professional, and the attendant had a great disposition. She chatted with me professionally, yet comfortably, was kind and polite. I enjoyed my experience,even if I did not find exactly what I was looking for, I would still go back and try more dresses.
Hi, I have been a client of Metro's Other Woman for a little over 6 months. I use them for house cleaning, running errands, a few of my additional house hold chores, and they recently produced my little one's 5th birthday party. It was great, he loved it and Sarah came up with some very inexpensive ideas. My original contact was Michael, thats right Michael. A man associated with the other woman, go figure, but he was quite sharp and charming when he visited my home to introduce their services to me. Sarah took over from there and like I said I have been quite pleased. Gezette has been my house cleaner, she is great. If you live in the south charlotte area I recommend you request her. The team at Metro's Other Woman has always been very curteous to my needs and wants. They have almost become an addition to my family. I can't imagine life with out them now. If you need a little help with things like I did and still do, then I highly recommend you try them out. Its worth a shot!