In the infant room they just let the babies cry. They will be sitting in a chair rocking doing absolutely nothing just listening to the babies in the crib cry. When they wake up from their naps they do not get them. They are never on the floor playing with them. Multiple times I have gone in and seen babies eating in high chairs alone without any supervision.
5351 N Park Pl NECedar Rapids, IA 52402
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My child has been at apple kids for over a year. It's a safe environment with a helpful staff. On-site misd affiliated preschool and other activities that made transport easy for me (i.e. soccer & swimming lessons).
My first impression of this place was 5 star. I loved how colorful it was, that they had a large gym for a change in scenery and webcams for parents to check in on their kiddos from work. After being there for 6 weeks I now give it zero. I watched on the web cam on 2 separate occasions when staff roughly grabbed my 1yo son by the arm and plopped him gruffly onto the carpet because he was not cooperating with circle time. I did not find staff to be understanding to my sons needs and they clearly had favorites. It was the afternoon that both my husband and I witness staff dragging my son down to the floor so hard he screamed that we decided not to return. You may have a different experience but please be very vigilant if attending this facility. I would never recommend this place to another.
My boys have been going to Apple Kids since the summer of 2011. They love it there and are well cared for by the staff. Their room teachers love them back and always call them by name, and I have never heard any staff member swearing or yelling at any child.