While I did love this school at first as did my son we eventually had to take him out. First, my one main concern was the student to teacher ratio... At the beginning they tell me 1 teacher to 12 students well there were up to 30 kids in the classroom at times. My child had a hard time coping in a class size that large. They are required to do worksheets for an hour at a time it seemed and expected to sit still at 3.5-4 years old, they had a behavior chart in there that seems like once you got on the "oops" or "uh oh" there was no way of earning your way back up. My son is not easy I know that, but really what 3-4 year old is? They lost patience with him I dropped him off at 9:45a and by 10a was called to come get him on the morning we decided to just take him out. I grew tired of hearing all the bad things he was doing and saying. Turns out he MAY be on the autism spectrum... So if you have a child with even the slightest disability or a defiant child I would not recommend this place since they do not have the patience or skill to know how to help a child with special needs or defiance. Though they will offer you resources. Since removing him from this school he is so much happier and his behavior has really turned around. It was truly heartbreaking to hear and be told all the negative things he was doing everyday, nothing positive really was said. I know he can be challenging but I also know he's a sweet, caring and polite kid when treated with patience and respect. While there are a lot of great qualities about this school, there is a lot of room for improvement. Pros: clean organized class room, extremely structured, most staff was pretty friendly, always open door with director Christine, offered resources Cons: too many kids in one room, reflected on negative behavior too much instead of positive reinforcement. One size fits all type of learning or cookie cutter. I know that this cannot be an easy field, early childhood development so I'm just giving our experience so take what you must from it. I'm not one to bash or intently criticize any person place or thing just wanted to share our experience with hand in hand.
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While I did love this school at first as did my son we eventually had to take him out. First, my one main concern was the student to teacher ratio.…
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My daughter has attended Kidz Preschool on Ft. Apache since she was 3 months old (when it was called Bright Child). My daughter is now 2 years old, and she loves attending school ever day. The school is much better under the direction of KP than BC. I will admit I am THAT parent, who is very involved in her child's life; I am not the "daycare drop-off" kind of parent. I'm always asking questions about the curriculum, activities, the teachers, etc. - and the directors have ALWAYS been patient and professional with me and kindly addresses all my questions and concerns. Ms. Shanda and Ms. Jamaika have also been great with looking out for the well-being of my daughter. Without going into details, I had a personal incident earlier this year that made me nervous, BUT these ladies handle the situation with ease and grace and helped put my mind at peace. In addition to the great directors, I love daughter's teacher, Ms. Akieya! As a teacher myself, I am so happy that my daughter has a teacher whose actions match her words, and I can see that she really cares about my daughter and her classmates. I always make sure I tell Ms. Akieya at least once a month how grateful I am for her and how much she is appreciated. As a teacher, I get it...sometimes just a simple acknowledge of one's good efforts can make a person's day, week, or even month. ************************** For any parent reading my review, like with anything, PLEASE do you own research/inquiry. After reading other reviews, I was saddened by some of the false information people have posted just because perhaps they were upset at the time of writing their review. And, yes, I realize that there is always 3 sides to a story: his, hers, and the ultimate truth that only the Dear Lord knows.
I know that often people do not take the time to thank people who have tourhed their lives. I wanted to be sure to thank the entire staff of Kids R Kids on Serene for 5 wonderful years of care and education of my child. You see our son started at Kids R Kids when he was just 10 weeks old. Being first time parents my husband and I were very fearful of leaving our son with anyone other than family. From the time we took our first tour I cant tell you have much at peace we felt about the school, and its entire staff. We were sold after we learned that we would be able to watch our little son from work or home via a secured internet camera system. When we told his grandparents who lived out of state that they too would be able to see him they almost cried. Our son, with the help of Kids R Kids family of managers, staff and owners was cared for and loved through every phase of his little life. Over those many years what was particularly helpful to us was that if we ever had a question or concene they always have an open door policy. If we ever needed we could speak directly to the schools owners. This was particularly helpful over the years as questions about parenting and education would come up. Today as I write this our son has just graduated from the Private Kindergarten class at Kids R Kids. My husband and I shed a tear when at the graduation was shared that " today we have 5 children graduating who have been at our school since they were infants" Today, they are some of my sons and our families best friends, and we owe it all to Kids R Kids. When our son graduates from highschool in 2021 I will remember how he got his early start. Thanks Kids R Kids on Serene
WHAT A WONDERFUL SCHOOL The thought of leaving my 8 week old daughter with care providers I didn’t really know was a very hard choice for me, but I had a full time job to go back to and I had to put all my trust in the teachers at KRK. You never think that your child will receive the level of love and care they deserve when put in a large room with so many other children, but the teachers at KRK devote so much to each individual child and it is evident each afternoon when you pick your child up. My daughter is now 18 months old and has graduated to a new room several times and each time she has left amazing teachers that I know love her very much. The biggest problem you will find with the teachers is their unconditional devotion to each child - it is not a job to them, it is the ability to love children all day. The front staff surprise me the most because they know every child’s name and even remember my son’s name and he doesn’t even attend the school! They are all so willing to help and provide you with the knowledge you need to help in your decision to enroll your child. Clermont is very fortunate to have a day care facility full of committed teachers and management team and I recommend them all the time to people I know and even to families looking at the facility when I happen to be there! Choosing to put your child in a day care will always be a hard decision, but the staff at KRK are committed to ensuring your child receives the level of care and love you would expect!!
Over the past 7 years I have had 3 children go thru Kids R Kids in Silverado Ranch. Ms. Stacey has cared for all our babies in the infant room. That s how long she is there. Also, their 1 and 2 year old classrooms are excellent. When my kids went to the pre-k program, they were more than ready for kindergarten. After graduating out from their Private Kindergarten my kids went off to one of the top rated Private schools in Las Vegas. The teachers of all of my 3 children were so impressed with their knowledge and commented that most children coming from Kids R Kids come in at a higher level. I recently recommended KRK to a friend who commented about the bad review on yahoo. I have to tell you the review is totally not what happens at Kids R Kids. I think unfortunately sometimes families or children's individual needs or family finances just don't work out. Our children have been so blessed by the care of the teachers and Ms. Cindy, and Ms. Marissa who create a wonderful family feeling each day for my husband, myself and our children. Good job guys.... Keep up the good work.
Wow, Kids R Kids on Serene is clean. I know that seems pretty basic but after going to 3 different schools in the area I learned that attention to detail begins with a school being clean. I love the energy at Kids R Kids, the staff the kids and the school itself is alive with positive energy. This is the kind of a place that a child can learn. Being a working mom I really appreciate how simple the Kids Cafe makes my morning routine. When we arrive at school at 6:45 the children are already sitting down and being served a hot morning breakfast. Not having to cook breakfast at home, It gives me and my daughter some quality time together before I run off to work. The attention to details continues with the curriculum that is used in their learning programs. They actually have 15 month olds communicating with their infant sign language program. Now that’s advanced education. I am excited that my child will soon be advancing into the Preschool classroom where their curriculum includes Spanish, Computers, and Sign Language. My daughter loves Kids R Kids on Serene.
I have worked in the childcare field for the past 15 years, with 7 seven of those years as an owner of a school in the Pacific Northwest. Since moving to Las Vegas I have had the opportunity of touring a number of childcare centers as we looked for a high level academic and nurturing center for our 2 children. During the interview process, and now that we have been enrolled for the past 7 months we have so appreciated the loving attention to the children and the daily running of their school as Kids R Kids on Serene. Why this is so. Being family owned and operated parents and children receive personalized attention often not found in corporate run centers. If a parent does have a question or concern it can be handled quickly with the family and child in mind. All childcare centers are not created equal. If you are thinking about childcare, preschool or a private education I would strongly encourage you to go by the school and take a tour. You will know why our kids call it their home.
My children and niece have all attended KPA from the first year they were old enough to attend and we loved it! The staff and owners were always friendly.My niece was a child with special needs and the owner went above and beyond to help her parents find the resources to get her evaluated for services. I have seen them take up a collection AND give their own money to help out a child family that had lost a parent. Mr Srodes(one of the owners) always has a smile on his face and speaks to us as if we are a part of his family. Mrs.Srodes is busy but makes the time to talk to me if I have any questions or concerns. The teachers are great! They do fun things with the kids and the curriculum is outstanding.My 4 year old is reading as well as my first grader! In the 5 years that we have been there the biggest mess I have seen is the kids playing in painting foam. The school is clean and smells fresh every time I walk in. I have sent many people to KPA and they love it as much as we do.
My husband and I are new first time parents. Our whole life has changed. I was getting ready to return to my professional job after taking 12 weeks off, and panic set in. The only people we let take care of our child were ourselves and our parents. But they each had to go home. I went right to the internet and began a project of learning about “What is Quality Childcare For Infants”. This led us to Kids R Kids on Serene. Long story short, my husband and myself are completely comfortable with the level of care, nurturing and interaction that our child is receiving in their Infant Classroom. The best part, and one that grandma loves as well is that we can log onto Watch Me Grow and see our child in their classroom each day. We feel so fortunate that we found Kids R Kids and would recommend any new family to check them out.
Our daughter turned 4 this past year and we realized that she really would benefit from going to Preschool to get ready for Kindergarten. Wow, Kids R Kids on Serene has the best Pre-Kindergarten Program that we saw when we went to take tours of schools. Now that our daughter is getting ready to graduate into Kindergarten we know we made the best decision sending her. When we take her to church Sunday school, the teachers always tell us how smart, and on task she is in class. They often ask where she goes to school, and with pride we say Kids R Kids on Serene. Go check out the new video presentation of the school, and you get a better understanding of why our family chose Kids R Kids.