I was a former employee of this organization. The CEO Ms. Williams is a very shady character. She is very disorganized and very forgetful. She is quick to demean staff and interns and clients and families. She says she's been in the field for 23 years but years doesn't automatically translate into experience. The CFO Mr. Cribb is her husband and he's just as worst. Often times, they will have power struggles in front of others. Mr. Cribb and Ms. Williams feel they can address employees and interns any type of way and get away with it. Ms. Williams have a very shot character not only as a social worker but as a human being. She lies, she very forgetful, and she doesn't provide proper supervision to her staff because she's out of the state in South Carolina. Please if you are looking to work here or services for your child and family. Please STRONGLY reconsider before going somewhere else.
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The worst place ever! Mr. Abro is all about a dollar and would rip you off anyway possible. I pulled my child after being at JOLC for one week. I didn't like certain things about the facility. For example, they did not offer a daily and/or weekly report of your toddler. I asked my daughter's teacher for feedback on how she was doing. Her only response...she is fine. I tried to get my deposit back and Mr Abro made that very difficult. He was talking over me and made it clear he was running a business etc. I chalked it up and took it as a lost. I'll definitely do my homework the next time around.
The previous person is lieing. I am very close with the staff and the church. I used to see this lady with all 3 very small kids she had back to back and could not even get them all out of the car. My daughter loves it here. Do not blame everyone else for your short comingS and especially when you are on daycare vouchers and cannot pay. I would drop my child off and she would ask if her son could go down with others because she had too many very small kids. Bottom line I know the lady who wrote the bad review and she owes a lot of money. Mrs Elliott give people too many chances. She has always gone above and beyond and has often used her own money to help with the children and pay staff. It is always some broke you know what mother that is knocked up and cannot and does not have the patience to stay home with her breed. As soon as people owe money places become bad. GIRL BYE as they say.
Mrs. Abro is a swindler. She constantly switches up on fees. When you try to leave she will delay paperwork to try and stop you or change your mind. She even offered to cut the fee in half as a last resort, but my daughter still removed her child from there. They don't provide anything for the children. No snacks, no breakfast and no lunch. So you pay $250 a week plus food & supplies. Total ripoff. The teacher in his class was great, but the overall owner and her craftiness was totally unacceptable.
The teachers had no interest in the children, they were more concerned with their personal cell phones. The children would nap longer then they were suppose to and then after nap most of the time they would watch something on the tv or computer. Then the children would be put in time out for being fidgety. I'm not sure what was to be expected for 3 & 4 year olds that had no stimulation. Worst preschool experience ever!
When I first enrolled my 2 yr old Son here back in September, the director Ms. Elliott assured me that the day care had cameras and video access to be able to watch my child through my phone. This was the main thing that caught my attention besides the fact that she made it seem like they were a very clean school with a highly warm, caring professional staff. She also promised me that she would be giving my son an assessment test to see where he was in for his age. By the way that never happened after 5 months attending this school. The first month I would say atleast once a week I would ask her when would I be able to use my phone to see my Son during the Day.... Each week that went by she CLAIMED that the IT person was on vacation. Then a couple months went by for her to tell me "oh no, the church has cameras not the daycare part." I felt she not only tricked me to enrolling my Son but false advertising the school and what they had to offer. That was one of the issues I had. I also would go drop my Son off and pick him up and notice Ms. Helen, Ms. Tiana and Ms. Elliott would never really speak to me and always looked like they had attitudes and didn't want to be there. They were ALWAYS stand offish and NEVER pleasant. I walked in one morning dropping off my Son to see Ms. Helen and Ms. Elliott in one of the little girls face named London screaming at her while she was in time out bullying her and once they saw me walk in they both tried to play it off. That was very disturbing to me wondering if they treated my Son like that.... That rose a red flag for me. We continued to go up until this week of February. I noticed that the "Director" Ms. Elliott was being extremely rude to me when I would go drop off and pick up my Son. I though ok she may be having a bad day but you can't have a bad day everyday now. Today I picked up my Son and asked her a very simple question.... Do you remember if my Son ate all of his food for lunch" she immediately began to attack me while my Son was standing right next to me. She YELLED "what do you mean if I remember he just ate 10 minutes ago" She stood up got in my face like she was going to hit me. I then asked her if she was ok because normally no one would go off like that over a simple question. She then yelled and said "No in not ok, my foot hurts". I told her that I understand but there was no reason for her to be rude she then cut me off when I was attempting to explain my concern to say "No you dont understand because if you did.I immediately cut her off to say lets talk about this later ill call you on the phone because I dont want my Son to see you yelling at me. I grabbed my son for her to chase me down saying "No you WONT call me!!! Then continued on a dramatic RANT! I left got in the car and coukdnt believe what just had happened. This behavior is not only dissapointing but hurtful to see a CHRISTIAN organization treating people. And especially little kids as such. I understand people have bad days, I get that however if you choose to work with kids when having defective personality issues I have an issue and will bring it to their attention. I asked my Son in the car if the teachers were nice or mean to him and he kept saying "no mommy there not nice they are mean and yell loud" my child has no reason to lie. The only person that was sweet and caring was his teacher Ms. Felicia. She would always be so nice and caring and kept me up on his progress. This review is simply to warn parents and make them aware of that's happening in this "Christian" day care. If your child goes here I highly recommend you popping up unannounced and seeing for yourself. I also felt like they would not give them nutritional meals so I would donate food and snacks here and there. My Son would always come home hungry asking to eat.
My 2 yr old Son attend this "Christian" daycare for about 6 months. I would pop in and our here and there, but the last time I was there Ms. Vanessa (The Director) was running things and the kids were outside at the playground. There were 4 "Teachers" that were suppose to be watching them. I was outside in the parking lot for 30 mins to only see my Son and the rest of the kids get ignored, all while the so called teacher stood in a circle drinking soda passing a one liter around their circle. During this time my Son was trying to get on the swing with no success and tried telling the teacher 3 times to only get ignored....he then moved on to the slide to get bullied by the older kids being kicked in the back for 2 min then pushed to the side! All this could have been prevented if the teacher were doing there job and watching the children, after that my son went back to the swing only to get one of 2 yr old teachers to be swinging on the swing and would not allow him to se it he then tried going on the other swing and no one helped him so the whole time I was outside, he got absolutely no help. Parents I warn you to NOT bring you precious child to this school because these teacher show no interest in our children, they are only there for the money and they DO NOT perform in excellence. I thank God for revealing this behavior to me sooner than later. I pray they all get the right people to run this daycare because the way it's going... it's just not right!!!!Also my Son ALWAYS came home dirty with dirt in his eyes, ears and nostrils and his hands NEVER washed. This was just one of the many issues that I had with them and they never improved. This is a Christian School but they are operating like they don't know the Lord.
Joy of Learning Center gave a very strong base to my daughter, she attends 2nd grade in a private school in Baltimore County, but each year I take her back during Summer Camp, Winter Break and Spring Break. I am glad that my child went to this great School.
My daughter has learned so much in her classes, especially about God's love! I am forever indebted to them for the educational and spiritual foundation they helped me create in her.