Great teachers and very flexible management that accomodates your needs. Recommend it to every working parents.
360 Grove StJersey City, NJ 07302
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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
When we started looking for a daycare last year for our then 1 year old son in downtown Jersey City, were were extremely lucky, that SSA was just opening a brand new location on Newark Ave.Six months later and we all could not be happier. The downtown SSA director Ms. Linda has always been most responsive and accommodating and the teachers in the toddler classroom are a gem, they made our son feeling comfortable from the very start and the transition was very easy. Our son loves his school, his teachers and his friends. He has blossomed into an independent, caring and social toddler. The school looks great, the classrooms are spotless, very well equipped, they serve 3 healthy balanced and varied organic meals a day, including dinner. They are open late with no additional extra charges which is a blessing for full time working parents. They offer much more than any other daycare in the area for a very comparable price. I highly recommend them, if you can get in anymore:)
Awesome! This is really good school. Teachers are courteous and well spoken for. Teachers took good cared of my 15 months old daughter during initial adjustment weeks, my daughter loves to go to day care. Thanks!
I had a horrible experience and my son suffered so much here. He joined the infant class and within 2 months had more than 3 ear infections, 1 major lung infection and 2 ER visits. Our ordeal is still not over as he has been referred to the ENT to check on his hearing because he had so many back to back infections. I do know that kids do get sick in daycares but so many infections in such short span was too much for us to take. He was constantly ill every time I send him back there. I have serious concerns about the hygiene of the place as I witnessed with my own eyes another kid drinking from my son's sippy cup and a teacher sheepishly pointing out when l enquired about his cup. Finally we decided to stop his daycare as he was at home sick most days. And here comes another blow, instead of Feb 28 I sent out the email notifying that on March 1st. The management especially the owner who was always replying promptly before we joined the daycare didn't bother to reply or enquire why we decided as such. Finally she decides to keep our deposit which is a month's fees just because I notified them a day late about March being our last month. 2 months notice is her way of making sure they have your deposit because in case your child is constantly sick you won't be sending them for 2 months to suffer. I literally pleaded her to consider our situation and she is so good at lying portraying that her directors are the ones who makes all these decisions and she has no say which I very well know is not the case. The owner is a very money minded person as many other parents have pointed out. Most daycares in the area has a wait list and here there is always place available which does explain now why. Do not in any case agree to the 2 months notice. The only plus is the location and I do agree that some teachers were good but in all not the right place to send our kids. Horrible place and Shameful management.Update - Also beware as soon as I posted my negative review on yelp suddenly a positive review is posted within hours. I doubt its the owner posting most of the positive reviews under different names.