Great place helped us when we had a terrible experience somewhere else..My daughters confidence has risen thanks to them highly recommend
Words cannot express how much I love SSA!! My girls were students there for nearly 2 years, prior to us moving out of Hoboken. From the minute we walked through the door, we knew this place was home. Maria and Sapphire gave off the best first impression and were so genuinely committed to SSA's mission. Since then, every administrator we've met has been the same - so friendly and wonderful. To this day, my girls remind me on a daily basis that Ms. Ashley, Ms. Dulce, Ms. Karen and Ms. Nacera are their "best friends". Even on the weekends, they would immediately put on their school shirts and say they wanted to go to the jungle gym with their friends. I never worried throughout the day or felt like I had to look at the "ap" to know they were having fun, learning, and most importantly safe. I first signed them up at SSA purely to socialize and have fun, but the incredible education was indeed an added bonus! At 3.5 years old, my older daughter is already learning to write her name, whereas my 2 year old already knows her alphabet, shapes, colors, and numbers. Both the teachers and administrators there truly loved my kids like they were their own. You cannot put a price on that. The bar has now been set very high for our future schools - We will forever be grateful for the teachers and staff here!!!
For those that only want the bottom line - my wife and I genuinely love everything about this daycare. It's wonderful. For those that want a little more... I judge a daycare on the care we get as well as the cost. Care: Every morning people are in a good, happy mood (I'm not sure how because I'm not always in a happy mood!). They do fun activities with our son and they send us updates and take great pictures for us. When you can't be there with your child, all of this is wonderful!Cost: I won't get into the details but it's all super reasonable. Is it the cheapest in the neighborhood? No but you get what you pay for. You get quality care and I never once felt the fees / charges were j reasonable. We are leaving Smart Start because I got a job in another city and I've seen first hand what exorbitant fees are!
Great teachers and very flexible management that accomodates your needs. Recommend it to every working parents.
We as a family absolutely love SSA & staff. Our daughter loves her teachers and we couldn't be happier.
My son has been with SSA Hoboken since he was 6 months and honestly we couldn't ask for a better place for him. The teachers are super talented and the whole staff is always caring and pro-active. SSA Hoboken is the reason why my husband and I can go to work with a smile... because we KNOW our son is in great hands (plus, he loves the school and the fun activities).
I love their services, staff are extremely professional and caring, managers are on top of things, and my kids have had wonderful experiences. We are moving to another part of Jersey, our family will miss Smart Start.
My entire family loves SSA. Our daughter has loved going there since she was an infant. She loves her teachers so much. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. We would recommend this school to anyone who is seeking a daycare/ preschool that will provide their children with a wonderful curriculum, love, care, fun games, healthy food and wonderful fellow students. Children will develop adorable friendships and learn so much- things we as parents wouldn't think of. I would give them 20 stars if I could.
Horrible place, horrible caretakers, horrible teachers, worst director. If you love ur kid dont send him to this shit place. These people do a very bad behavior wth the kids which u cnt even know easily.. they mistreat the kid. Fortunately I have seen ths with my own eyes and whn i askd thm, they wntd to even refund my money.
My 3yr old daughter has been attending Smart Start since September 2011. Back in Sept, she was a timid, quiet girl. Today she socializes very well, interacts/plays very well with others, understands rules, knows hers letters and numbers, writes her name, knows a couple Spanish words and uses many non 3yr words like necassary, fabulous, negotiate, amazing, seriously, outrageous and more in her daily conversations. She has become such a funny character because she always incorporates her daily teachings at home. I am very pleased with Ms Cesia and the staff at Smart Start and have no complaints about this school. The staff is kind and knowledgeable .This location is new so everything is nice and clean, freshly painted and spotless. They do lots of crafts and projects, always something daily to bring home. I totally recommend this pre-school to anyone. Hope this helps anyone looking for a pre-school , I know its hard with so many places to choose from but this place is great and very affordable,compared to the others in the area, since they are still having their Grand Opening sale.Good Luck