This is a wonderful school. I didn't like the feel of the bigger preschools in Gainesville and I love the family feel of this center. My daughter loves all of the activities they do. To have a good experience you really have to trust the teachers and Ms Courtney is the best!
3237 SW 41st PlGainesville, FL 32608
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This facility used to be good but under current management is terrible. Constantly understaffed and over ratio. Last straw was when they told me on Friday at 5pm that the following Monday they would not be able to care for my child because they did not have the staff and suggested I call out of work that day. Nor would they prorate for the day they were unable to care for him. Save the headache go elsewhere. Found a better rate, better hours, and much nicer facility at a church 3 blocks away.
the worst experience with a daycare facility. Have had nothing but problems while attending here. They take money for you without permission and overcharge you then try to make it so you can't leave after giving the 30 day notice .
My wife Jessica and I have three young daughters, including twins, attending A Child's Academy this summer. Our oldest daughter is 5 turning 6, and the twins are 4 soon to be 5 years old. The staff know our children very well, and not just their respective teachers, but the office staff as well. No business runs 100% smoothly all the time, but we have found ACA to be accommodating and helpful when things are not perfect. Billing inquiries are always met with straightforward assistance, and more importantly, if one or more of our girls are not in the best of moods at drop off, for example, a staff member is there to comfort and encourage them to focus on something positive. If you are looking for a PERFECT daycare, then you will ALWAYS be looking. If, on the other hand, you want to know your children are safe, well cared for, and challenged to progress academically, then ACA represents a great choice. We look forward to our twins attending VPK at ACA this fall.
AVOID this place ....I recommend Kiddie Academy or O2b kids or Kindercare. Never had problems at any of those daycares!
High turn over in teachers and rude owners. Billing issues with being charged for services you did not receive.
NURMEROUS problems while attending this daycare. Writing on nipple of sippy cups with permanent marker, too many closed days, billing problems, and rude owners.
FIVE stars for the infant teacher that they fired and zero stars for the people that run this business. I have had nothing but problems since starting this daycare. I have never been so happy to leave a childcare business ever. The only reason I stayed for the year that I did was because my baby started here when she was 6 weeks old and I really liked the lady in her room and felt she was in good hands. After this lady left so did we! So, they require you to have your bank info on file, this is because they require a 30 day notice in order to withdraw your children from their facility. If you do not give the notice they Will continue to charge your account. I gave the 30 day notice in August. When the last week of care was approaching I asked what was owed so I could confirm the zero balance with them. They stated to me the last day for the care was the following week not the current week (which was the 30 days and was confirmed by them in email) I told them this was wrong and my child would not be there. They made me show them the email confirming this (which I did). They acknowledged this and confirmed the zero balance. The next week I see a charge on my account for my child that no longer attends there. I disputed this with my bank and they refunded the money. A month goes by and I am contacted again from A Child's Academy saying I owe them over $300. No one has yet to explain how this can be to me. I paid the same amount week after week for a year, was I paying a dollar less than I was supposed to everyday for a year? I have yet to have someone explain this to me. I'm just expected to pay this without an explanation. Do not take you kids here unless you do not care if you are double billed or billed after your child had been withdrawn for phantom fees no one will explain. On another note, they wrote my daughters name on the spout of her sippy cup with permanent marker. Which she continually sucked off which they continually reapplied. Why would anyone think this would be acceptable?
Where do I start!! First and foremost…The People, The People, The People!! We’ve grown to love so many of the ACA staff over the years, starting with Ms. June and her wonderful attention to detail. I always felt confident when my kids were babies they were getting the most attentive care in her nursery. Ms. Ana has been with Leah and Lily from day one, even coming to the hospital to meet Lily when she was born. Ms. Monica and all her wonderful sayings and songs she has brought to Child’s Academy. The kids still play the “jump up and down” game at our house. Ms. Gail and all her hugs!! (Tell her the Snuggle’s family will miss her). I’m sad Lily won’t be moving up to Ms. Gail & Ms. Sam’s class, they’re the sweetest and Ms. Sam has always helped my children feel safe and comfortable when they’re scared. Ms. Vickie and Ms. Virginia were the most amazing VPK teachers; I brag about the fact that my child could read before the age of 5. I can’t wait for Lily to be in their class when she returns for VPK. But goodness knows it’s going to break Lily’s heart not to see Ms. Kayla every day. Every time we leave the house to come to school in the morning, she’s repeatedly saying “I want my Kayla”. I was very happy when I first came to ACA and Ms. Pat was the director. She came highly recommended, but we’ve been even happier since Ms. Jayme has come and brought all the wonderful changes that have come to be. And all the staff that came with her and since that we’ve had the pleasure to interact with: Aimee; Maria; Merari; Alison; Anna; Kim; Allison; Theresa; Katie; Courtney. They have all made my children’s experience here a positive and loving one. Of course I’m not forgetting Ms. Roberta and all the food she seems to be able to make that my kids love, but won’t touch when we make it. AND to Mr. Joey! Thanks for all you do around there to make it such a fun and safe place for the kids. You’re such a great sport about putting on all the characters for the kids. I know Leah loved it, but can’t really say that Lily did!! As you can tell, we’ve been very happy with the staff here at ACA. One of the main reasons that we choose this school though is because of the reputation for its attention to academic achievement in pre-school development. I can say very confidently that A Child’s Academy has come through there. Both my children have really thrived academically and we have been impressed that by the age of two they we’re both able to recite the Alphabet, count to 20, identify primary colors and know countless adorable songs along with sign language.