I normally don’t write reviews but today I felt it was necessary. Only due too the fact that I felt harrassesed and threatened by one of the directors at this center. I am a former employee that worked there and witnessed everything and even help them out by hiding so many things that shouldn’t have been hidden. Because I finally spoke up about it I received a nasty and very unprofessional text message from marta (co-director) pretty much throwing low blows and trying to belittle me. I left the center because at this point it felt unsafe for the kids and I didn’t want to be apart of it. I still believe it should be shut down or ran by other owners/directors. Below I’ll post the text message the director sent me and I pray that after seeing this picture people really think about sending there kids to a place w/ a director that acts like this!
This center is now under new management, I was hesitant at first however once i visited the staff and was greeted with professional teachers/admin I was very impressed, they are implementing new programs to improve the overall experience for each child enrolled. Fall is going to be a very exiting time for this center as i was told as new changes become effective immediately. Im excited for my son to attend.
I would normally not take the time to comment on an obviously disgruntled employee but her words are very hurtful and offensive. We, (Trish and Marta co-owners) build the center from the ground up (literally, construction included). We worked in our classrooms together from open to close until we hired teachers TO DO THAT JOB. We are very proud of our facility! We have limited resource but our staff has NEVER not gotten their paychecks! (Ms Clark included, so that's a blunt lie!) We pride ourselves on the family-style atmosphere that we have created and have gotten nothing but positive comments from parents and visitors alike. Please come by and see for yourself. Its a shame women like Ms.Clark have ill intentions to tear other women down in business. We should be able to uphold one another instead of being jealous and spiteful.-Marta Bumbray
I was employed here for a month, one of the owners, Marta Bumbray, was very welcoming and very nice and always communicated with me. The other owner, Trish Ray had an issue with my sister who also worked there. She fired my sister after only 2 days of employment because she felt my sister complained too much about things that she felt needed to be changed in the infant room. At that point, I felt uncomfortable of course. But I continued to work there. Time goes on, I'm noticing the kids don't do many activities throughout the day because their schedule doesn't really allow for them to do anything meaningful. A lot of their "learning" was rote memorization rather than interactions and engagement. The teacher I worked with tended to be very verbally aggressive toward the children when she got frustrated (if they had an accident, or did something they weren't supposed to she would yell at them or make them feel bad by yelling "WHY DID YOU PEE ON YOURSELF?!"). A few weeks into the job and I no longer had any desire to be there, the environment didn't feel right, both owners became unprofessional in their demeanor and the way they talked. They both cursed while holding conversations with employees and spoke negatively about parents who gave them any problems. I understand being frustrated, but Marta Bumbray even said at times that she didn't want to be there, and for a LARGE portion of the day, both ladies would be gone for hours leaving one of the 2 year old teachers in charge. The front door would be left open so at any point a stranger could wander in. It wasn't safe for the children at all. I have also not been paid my final paycheck from these women and have been given many excuses as to why. UNACCEPTABLE! This is not a suitable place for employment or for children!