If you plan on taking your newborn/pre toddler here be aware. I didn't start experiencing mishaps with my child till the 12 month old room, where the teachers were unaware of why she was crying at times when she was picked up. Always had a draining nose that I had to ask if they could clean before handing her to me. I took her out after she was "suspended" for biting another pre toddler 2x and the newborn manager "stopped" her 3rd attempt. My daughter never bites at home or with older sibling during playtime. After seeing footage for myself assurance and wanting to see what the teachers were doing for her, I was dissapointed in the staff as to keeping an eye on my daughter to help prevent her from doing it a 1st and 2nd time. But in the managers words "they don't know, their too young to understand" but she understands getting suspended? She's 1 years old! It hurt me as a parent working full time to have her out of school for 2 days due to negligence and poor care taking and guidance. Yes they're over crowded. So if you plan on wanting your child to get the fair attention they deserve, look elsewhere. My daughter is now enrolled at another school, getting the fair attention every child deserves, doing learning activities and has had no biting incidents since. Another thing, I've taken new wipes and package of new diapers and haven't ran out and been close to a week n half. At red barn by day 4 she wouldve needed more. What else does that tell you. Some of the teachers were great but you would be lucky to have them again the next day because they move them around so much. And incident reports were rarely made when finding a scratch on her face or why she was crying.
4901 Burney DrCorpus Christi, TX 78411
From Business: A-Bar-Z Ponderosa has provided quality child care in Corpus Christi since 1973. Many of our children’s parents were former students of Ponderosa. We offer full or part-time care for children from ages infant to 12 years. We provide a safe, nurturing environment that allows children the freedom to explore, play, and learn. …
Very friendly staff. The best place I have ever taken my children. My 3 year old was terrified of doctors until we came here. They handled my child on his level and were able to get him to do everything they needed by making a game out of blowing paper and allowing him to see the light before th…
At first I was concerned that the building was not the nicest looking and it was in a part of town that is know for being bad, but the lady's taking care of the children are very nice, my son absolutely adored his teacher, Ms. Bel. The cost is great, considering I don't get help with daycare ex…
Just recently started bringing my 18 month old baby to Bay Area. So far I have had no problems. The teachers are very caring towards my daughter, Every day they provide me with a slip that tells me everything that they have given her and times. It has all been on schedule so I feel a lot happier…
I honestly love this day care my kids went to a day care before here in corpus red barn and everyday my daughter cried my daughter has learned so much she sings songs counts colors and her teacher is really nice i was so scared to leave my kids at another day care after the red barn situation my…
he Staff is underpaid, the classes are to full, no real certified teachers and therefore teachers don't care for the kids. If kids get to difficult they write one write up after the other, send kids home and then suspend kids! They don't teach the kids anything, all the kids do is run around, scream and play. My son was 9 months there and his behavior got worse and worse the longer he was there. Now he is in a new preschool and he is like a new child! I do not recommend this place.I posted another review on yelp and the owner argued with me back and forth. Claiming my child was so bad that no teacher wanted to work with him and some of them even quit! In her opinion she can do no wrong. My son is now in Little Roos Preschool Academy and he is like a new child! He learned in 3 months more there than in 9 at Bay Area! Do some research on this place !
Love this day care for my children and grandchild !!! I couldn't be happier. The teachers are attentive and caring. Never imagined being so comfortable with any day care, but I go to work everyday knowing my kids are in a great and nourishing environment. Couldn't be happier highly recommend !!!
many of my siblings and including me have gone to Red Barn for a while now and we think it couldn't be better. I learned a lot from the teachers and how involved they were with me. Often when i would become upset, he owner would pull me into her office and talk to me. Somehow she would always find a way to cheer me up. Seriously recommend Red Barn for the KIDS!
The Learning Tree Preschool Center is such a great school. My child looks forward in attending everyday. She gets excited about going to learn and have fun. The director and the staff and including the chef are so awesome! The food is prepared daily and is very delicious. As you walk in you can't help notice the cleanliness and the Christian Love. Very professional staff. M.R.
My Boys Have Grown And learned Alot While Attending The Learning Tree Preschool Program. They Have Advanced And Now Know Many Things That Their Teachers Have Taught Them. They Share Their Love And Kindness, And They Make A Difference In My Twins Lives! I Really Recomend This Program For Any Child That Will Grow!
ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS! I had my infant son enrolled at the Greenwood location. The first day his teachers were never notified he was enrolled. The director didn't even know he was in attendance! They advertise CCTV monitoring to helpparents feel assured and allow parents to review it at their request. My 8 month old came home a with a HUGE BRUISE on his nose. When I asked to see the video, they told me they first had to notify the "CEO" to review it and then decide if I would be allowed to view only a "section" that they had pre-approved. After several follow ups, I still was never allowed to see the video. I requested this so called CEO to contact me since she is NEVER at the center, which also never happened. They will charge you $5/day if you're late on your payment, yet several times when I've attempted to make a payment I was told to come back later or the next day due to the director being unable to find her record book, a person being left in charge for 2 days who did not know how to process payments, or to be told the director was out on a smoke break. I also was told while taking a tour before enrolling they offer 1 week per year will be charged at half the normal rate. It also states this in their parent handbook. When I attempted to utilize my discount for a family vacation I was told it only applies if I have been there minimum 1 year. I was directed to contact the director at their Embassy location and informed her it states no where in their handbook about the 1 year rule. She copped an attitude with me and said she would look into it and follow up with me. 2 days have passed with no response. I tried calling her 3 times to be told she hadn't come in yet or was in a meeting. I could go on and on! This place is a total joke with incompetent management. They will give you the run around and play caddy little games with you. Do not waste your time, money or energy with these clowns. They are ripping off parents!
Check this link and you will NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE leaving your children with these people. https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/child_care/search_texas_child_care/ppFacilitydetails.asp?ptype=dc&fid=943755 We had so many problems including excessive biting on my children and my daughter's wrist hurting from being pulled by the director (Margaret). They gave us "boo boo" reports but didn't have their own documentation of it. They have FIFTY VIOLATIONS from the Department of Family and Protective Services. She will claim that she has turned the place around in the last 2 years that she has been there. The report I pulled with the 50 violations was for ONLY the last 2 years. And keep in mind, she was there before, but as the assistant director. Please, for the sake of your children, find a different daycare even if it is not as convenient. Their safety is more important than free breakfast.
Wow so disappointed in my daycare! Yesterday my husband walked in on a worker pulling my 1 year olds hair! Of course like any parent he confronted the teacher she immediately denied it.He talked to the owner and said we would look at the video in the morning. I immediately started questing my other children if anyone is mean to them at daycare without prompting him my five year old told me the same teacher hurts his wrist because she squeezes it really tight! How would a five year old know that and was able to show me himself if me and his dad have never done that to him. We go to look at the video this morning and because my daughter was out of frame of the video they refuse to do anything to the teacher. They told us the best they could do is move the teacher to another facility of course I'm angry if this is happening to my children I know they can not be the only ones why would I want her working with any children! So today when we show up they said the teacher would not be watching any of my children I'm uncomfortable with it immediately even though they said she would be gone the same day but I had to work, so I had my husband check on them every couple of hours to randomly pop in on them. Mind you I had loved the daycare prior to this I should have known with the amount of licensing calls I received asking me if I had any problems with the teachers and my children. So fast forward to today I receive a phone call from the daycare saying they will no longer be providing services for my children because my husband made them uncomfortable by showing up today and they just couldn't make him happy. So this is what happens when you walk in on someone assaulting your child and report it to the owner. Thanks Bay Area Child development center! That's fine this isn't the last of this momma I can guarantee you that.
An individual with the administration of this company gave a knowingly false reference for a former employee, causing possible harm to her future employment. Which I believe is illegal. A file with EOE is being filled.