My recommendation is to stay as far away from this facility as you can. Our first meeting with the director went excellent, or so we thought. We soon found out that she put on a front at that meeting and is NOTHING like how she presented herself. We were promised several things; however, every week rules/policies would suddenly change. Frustrating. They want every kid to be perfect and if they are not, they will let you know! Be prepared to be told one thing but experience another. Staffing is also extremely inconsistent. I never got to know the teachers because every week or two staff changed...which obviously shows a lot about the director. We were so happy and stress free once we were done at Discovery Days and our kid was too. I would rather quit my job than place kids in their care!!!
732 52nd StreetKentwood, MI 49548
From Business: The first AppleTree Christian Learning Center was opened in 1998. The center is located on Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This location is still serving…
When I first called Discovery Days and spoke with the owner, I really felt like I found a home for our children. The owner claimed that each family that joins becomes part of HER family, and she really becomes involved with each one. About a month after our children began attending Discovery Days, I began to feel just the opposite, that my son was not welcome there. My one-year-old son entered his “biting phase,” and the owner and her staff had no idea how to handle it. Instead of adopting new and innovative philosophies to keep my son engaged and moving forward in his development, the owner threatened us with complete expulsion if his behavior did not improve within one week. To underscore her intentions, she sent him home for two days without prior notice, causing us to scramble for alternate care. When she met with us and devised a strategy for his return that we could all agree on, she later decided to renege on her own protocol without warning and removed us from the daycare permanently without just cause. Her explanation was that another family was threatening to approach the licensing board, and she was not interested in being investigated. Consequently, we had five days to find an alternative daycare. I now see that the owner possessed neither the knowledge nor the temperament to cultivate a positive experience for our children.