Wow these parents must have been mad or they themselves must have had a bad attitude! These reviews are so OLD 5-6 years old!Let me write you a new one!Lets start in the office: The office staff must have changed! They are very nice and helpful with whatever situation you have, if they don't know they will find out and get back to you quickly. The director has helped us with great advise. She does run "tight ship" but if you don't then you wouldn't have the BEST around nor the BEST teachers! Fundraisers: All schools/ daycares and learning centers need to have fundraisers! If places don't have them how do you think they are going to get new things and updated curriculum to use for the children to learn? Everyone needs and should have fundraisers, if no fundraisers then rates would have to go up! You are NOT required to do fundraisers! Teachers and staff:Teachers and staff are great with the kids. Are very professional and have training to better themselves to have a great learning environment. I could add my opinion to all these reviews but I wont! Go see it for yourself! Ask questions!
4171 Hendricks AveJacksonville, FL 32207
From Business: All Saints Early Learning Center provides this nurturing environment bridging generations together in a unique intergenerational program. The trained and experien…
This is the first time that my kids have been to daycare. I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old. My kids started attending this daycare about three months ago and I absolutely love this daycare. When my youngest started he was about 11 months and started off in the infant room. The infant room is set up like a nursery and every child has their own bed, its beautuful. My almost 3 year old came to daycare. Struggling with some of his numbers, colors and shapes. He learned them all within two weeks that he was here. I would honestly recommend anyone looking for childcare to check this facility out. Have a blessed day!
My son has been attending this day care center for several months. VPK started August 20th but the uniform requirments and school supply list was not given until OCTOBER, I kid you not. I was not able to take advantage of the tax free weekend prior to the school year beginning. Furthermore, I came in one morning almost a month after my son had been attending and was asked to sign an important document that they forgot to have all the parents sign and was told not to date it so they could back date it. They are very all over the place and disorganized. My son has complained several times that his VPK teacher is mean and uses foul language. I've brought it to the director's attention each time and am always met with the answer of "she comes off that way but she's nice"......whatever that means. I have recently disenrolled my son due to losing my job and I have a small balance which I had every intention of paying. I went to obtain my 2016 tax printout and the director told me that she is not giving me her Federal EIN until my balance is paid off which is 100% ILLEGAL. I called and explained this to her and threatened to file a complaint. She said "well I'm not giving it to you so do what you have to do" and promptly hung up the phone in my ear. Please look elsewhere for professionalism. Oh btw, all the staff of the daycare are related, so the hiring is based solely on relation and not on competency or qualifications.
Teachers were ok but constantly complaining about how they were treated by Mrs. Beverly the manager. they will kick your child out for the smallest reasons and use poor excuses to justify. constantly picked my child up with bruises and even a bloody nose staff always claim it was like that when they arrived> she has high prices and always asking for more money and "Fund raisers" they are strictly about money and will lie to your face No problem. Are biased against who they do and do not want in their center. works out deals with selected parents.
My child has been punched in the stomach twice by the same child over a 2 month period of time. She has witnessed this same child sticking up his middle finger", "spitting" on her and others also using profanity! I, myself have witnessed the same student being carried from the VPK class to the office and the teacher saying "WE DO NOT HIT!!" The first time my child was hit I went to the director right away! There was NEVER an incident report handed to me when this occurred. Thankfully my child is advanced and can tell me what happened. The director told me they would take care of the issue and expressed to me that he's on a "behavioral program". Ok fine. I totally understand the kids need time to adjust. What I'm not ok with is my kid being bullied at 4 years old. My Daughter was recently punched in the stomach again for the second time a few days ago! What really baffled me was when my daughter was telling me what happened her teacher over heard and chimed in on the conversation. Again no incident report...She goes on to ask my daughter "didn't you cut the student in line?" Insinuating that was ok for him to physically punch her in the stomach! That day and the next day I spoke with the directors again and all they're telling me is that he's in a behavior program! (Same thing they said two months ago) Still, no one in that center has assured me that anything will be done. I don't think it's fair for them to drag my child along with the other students through another child's behavior program process when they're not in a behavioral class! The program consist of him basically being on watch for 10days. When he strikes after the 10 days his program starts over again! That's purely ridiculous and the way they operate at Kindercare is a joke! If you don't want your child's preschool experience to be a nightmare and safety is the #1 concern of your child DO NOT enroll your child there! They let kids psychically hit one another and just try to sweep it under the rug!
My child has been in the infant/toddler care class for a year and a half now and I can say I have never had a bad experience. The office staff is wonderful and understanding and friendly. I go into the office at least once a week; I have to assume the people that are being discussed in these reviews have been replaced since then. My child and myself have been treated with kindness and respect. The teachers are wonderful! She's had several teachers and all of them have taken a direct interest in her development and have celebrated all of her successes. The fundraising is all in the interest of improving the experience for the children; with new curriculum, new equipment, etc. I shopped around for a center for almost an entire year before deciding on this one and it was not a decision I took lightly. I highly recommend that you go in and take a tour and decide for yourself; but for us it's been a wonderful experience.
My daughter has been going here since they opened they are by far the best place for your child my little girl is top of her class and is smater then ever.The staff are great loving and caring they are the best I love everything about this place
I completely agree with the negative comments. The office staff is very rude. The director is cold & uncaring for the children. My children were kicked out on a Thursday due to problems with ELC (which ELC was trying to work out), but the director advised ELC & myself she had no intention of working it out. Since then I've learned it's not uncommon for issues to arise with ELC, but the daycares I've interviewed and my current daycare are more than willing to work with ELC for the sake of the children. It takes our little ones time to adjust to a daycare, much less have to suddenly be introduced to a new daycare. In our case my children had to first stay with a friend for a month, then the first daycare didn't work out, they cried everyday. Now we have to move yet again because our daycare (which they love) is so new, they have to wait a year to get golden stars from ELC. I always did love the teachers at JFK's, but the office staff makes it impossible to consider this daycare. I called the office in a weak moment thinking since all is well with ELC, maybe we could make nice. I had consulted the owner when my children were 1st kicked out, he was fine with working it out, but the director had told her hands were tied as the owner insisted on kicking them out, which I knew was a lie, at that time I decided not to confront the director, but during my weak moment thought I would. After calling JFK's, I was treated with the same rudeness and bad attitude, then I reviewed these comments and thought, "What were you thinking"? No way are my children go back to that daycare not even if they called me begging!!!
The reason I put SuzieQ in this daycare, is because the last daycare she was in kept sending her home with diaper rashes we would get cleared up over the weekend, just to have them come back again. Within 3 days at Kimbari, the rash was gone, AND NEVER CAME BAACK. They have not always been convenient. They are very strict, and they believe in policy. They believe in consequences. I think most people have become used to a less rigorous world, and look at our world now. But think about it... The strict policies are for everything, which means that their high standards regarding the teachers they hire and the behavior of the staff towards your children are equally strict. I would much rather have a daycare where they don't pretend one thing in front of me, kissing my behind, and then behave poorly, lazily, or are mean to my child. Rules are rules, and I for one am happy that my child learns that... along with me sometimes. :)The care my daughter, now 23 months old, has received at Kimbari is second to none. That is the goal of a good daycare. She has been potty trained for the last two months. In that time she has had only 3 accidents. She wakes up dry every morning. I believe it is in large part due to their policy on going to the bathroom. They aren't lazy, they don't just get by. They give themselves 100% and expect us to respect them in turn. Could they be a little more warm and fuzzy? Sure, but only with the parents. My daughter loves going to school, and never cries. When I drop her off, she often runs into the arms of her teachers. Suzie Q knows 100's of words and is very advanced. I'd like to take credit, but being honest... they spend more time with her than I do. :(Every day I ask her how was school, and she always says "good mommy". And my follow up question is what did you do? And she rambles on for about two minutes. I catch about half of what she is trying to convey, but my point is she happily recounts her activities, and it is clear to see that she was very happy. For that reason and more, we love Kimbari.
Absolutely love it!The staff is amazing the owner is just genuine and the sweetest she really does this with her whole heart the love she has for these children including mine is hard to find I use to be skeptical of sending my children to daycare bit this place has washed my worries away I know mu children are in great hand they don't do this because it's their job they do it because they truly love children and I absolutely love that my children are happy to be there and I'm happy to have found a place like this I would HIGHLY recommend this daycare it's 100% full of love.