2 weeks here, my daughter Loved her teachers (Ms. Loretta and Ms. Ariane) BUT the director MONIQUE on the other hand is a money hungry , rude unprofessional , negative , envious ,I dont even think she care for her students just the state money she is receivinG . At 2:35 pm i called to let her know I will be less then 10 minutes late due to a accident traffic , she said ok that's fine (never mentioned no late fee amount .Car pool is over for 3:30 and I get there at exactly 3:34 pm (FOUR minutes late,as I predicted ) and she DEMANDED $30 immediately. I had no clue the late fee was THIRTY bucks.If I would have known I would have sent someone to pick my child up! I would have paid them 10-20$ to avoid the $30 AFTER CARE fee. She acted like 4 minutes killed her precious time, SHYT HAPPENS. Im never late at all. I dont like the negative vibe she gives PLZ pick a director that will make you feel WELCOMED . After I withdrew my daughter she called me and we argued for 14 minutes #UNPROFESSIONAL
My son has attended Kids First since he was 8 months old and he is now going on 5. The first time I walked in the door to check the place out I did not have an appointment and Mrs. B.B. was very friendly about letting me take a look at the place. She was cooking stewed chicken so like another reviewer wrote she makes the kids home cooked meals. This daycare has become an extended part of our family and it will be a sad day when my son starts school. They work with the children teaching them all the basics and then continue to work with them by teaching them writing skills and art. Kids First is a great environment for a family who is looking for a place that is cozy like home.
My daughter currently attends this daycare. I can't say enough good about it! They provide hot home cooked meals everyday. As a teacher, I am very happy with the education they provide at Kids First. They teach them from a very young age to know their colors, shapes, letters, and just as important, their manners! I am very satisfied with the care she receives. They go above and beyond for the children!
I have been using this childcare center since my child was 6 weeks old; we were one of the first ‘customers’ there, (I say ‘customers’ because it’s hard to think of ourselves like that, as the owner is really more like family) and I still bring my child there daily. As a teacher, it was really difficult for me to find a facility that felt like ‘home’ to me, and where I could leave my child daily, all while knowing he would be cared for with the utmost attention, socially-appropriate play and learning opportunities, but most importantly, cared for with love. Although as true with any group of toddlers and other small children, accidents do happen; however, my child has never had gotten hurt there, nor have I ever felt concerned with my child’s health and safety in the least. Additionally, my child is very advanced academically, and recently tested to join the advanced academies, which I applied for with confidence, based on the level of learning at childcare. Actually, there has not been a child tested from this facility who wasn’t admitted. Anyone who’s ever dropped his/her child off at a childcare facility knows how agonizing the process can be, but I can honestly say that there is no other facility in the area where I would be able to leave my child. I couldn’t recommend Kids First more, and I constantly recommend it to friends and family in the area.
I have nothing but positive things to say about this day care. My daughter attended this day care from Jan 2014 until late May 2014. She learned so much from her short time there and we owe it all to Ms. Hope, the Prek 4 teacher. She really prepared all the children for K and I am eternally grateful to her. Again, this is the best day care in the West Bank.