It has only been about one month new at this daycare. This place has a bully parent who physically assaulted my 3 year old and myself! The staff stood around, did not de-escalate the situation, did not even tell her to quit cursing like a sailor in front of all those kids! This is the 2nd occasion with the same parent! I’m not scared of the parent, the fact that this nonsense wasn’t even second looked by the staff - just let’s me know that it’s not safe enough for my child to attend because no matter what- those children should have been hauled into the class the way that parent was behaving. Either the parent and staff are friends, the staff didn’t care or the staff were scared. Either way, I can not afford to take risks with my child. Proper personnel have been contacted as well as outside authorities. And also! The parent told me that my drivers license is suspended. How does she know my name?
2850 W Cypress Creek RdFort Lauderdale, FL 33309
2201 NW 187th StMiami Gardens, FL 33056
This school is MONEY HUNGRY. I heard many great things about this preschool and was excited for my child to attend. I was instructed to pay a $75.00 non refundable deposit fee and also encouraged to pay my daughters weekly tuition fee early. I transferred jobs and this preschool would be to far out the way for my child to attend. I spoke with the director and well the saying proves true “You get what you pay for.” I inquired with the director how do they refund prepaid tuition and the response I received left me flabbergasted! I was told “ I do not go back to the bank, any money that you paid even if it was early is non refundable.” It disheartens me to learn that United Methodist Church of Ft. Lauderdale backs/donates to a facility that robs the community.
Our son's experience at Little Palms has been absolutely wonderful and has exceeded our expectations. He started when he turned 18 months and has been attending part time for the past 8 months. We have seen great growth and development in several areas: social interaction, motor-skills, counting, letters / alphabet, sharing, problem-solving skills, etc. the staff are fantastic individuals who truly care about each child's growth and development. They are kind, thoughtful and highly engaged. I never once saw them simply sitting around and taking a break. They are always interacting with the children and helping them in their specific areas of development. We cannot recommend Smart Steps enough. It is a wonderful school that truly cares about the growth and well-being of its children.
My son has been going to Little Palms for almost two years and I couldn't see taking him any where else. The teachers are great and really care about the children.
I have mixed reviews. The teachers were super kind to my child. However, just like the other reviews, the director is very rude, unkind, and running people out of there. She is a tyrant to her staff and treats the parents of the children horrible. I worry how she treats the children when no one is watching her. There is a difference between running a tight ship and just being a nasty person. Ive heard the owner is Canadian, however I never saw anyone else that looked like they were in charge. The teachers care about the students, the place is clean, its well priced, and its safe. I question why the owners are not more hands on or why they don't read these reviews and look into Beryl Johnson. I have seen her be so rude to state workers, parents, children, and of course myself. Teachers leave due to her nasty attitude and now so have we. ** OWNER, do yourself a favor and fire her, then your day care will fill up and you'll make more $$ and have a happier staff! **
My apologies in advance for my forthcoming rant - but anyone who has an interest in 'Just For Kids Academy' in Fort Lauderdale (just East of 95 on Davie) - do NOT use them! They are not welcoming to Foster families. We picked up our 2nd foster baby last night, and 'Just For Kids Academy' stated our child is not welcome tomorrow if we did not have the referral paperwork from Family Central to them today. We called Family Central and they stated it's a standard 7-10 days to process the paperwork (which we stated), but she said someone needs to call her to tell her this (in essence, she needs proof she'll get paid - to which we mentioned KID paid for the lag time for our first baby - but she said "that took to long" - we provided the phone number they provided us, stating she could call and she replied "i'm not doing that!" ... long story short, if anyone has any good Day Cares in the Ft. Lauderdale area that is welcoming of Foster Families, please let us know. Thank you. Oh, and please pass this along to anyone who has an interest in Day Care.