This place is run by a retired engineer - the kids learn science. BUT more importantly, the kids learn character. Respect for self and others, grit (stick to it) and gratitude are some of the things they focus on. Any CEO would tell you it doesn't matter what else you have - without character you will not succeed. Excellent staff. They find good teachers and keep them! Within 30 days my son's handwriting improved dramatically. He learns natural sciences, physics, intercultural studies and MANNERS! TOTWPS is a rare find! The only sad thing is that we will have to leave when he goes to kindergarten 8(
After trying a couple daycare centers, we were so thankful we found Sunrise. They go above and beyond to teach the children and to help them with their learning. Both of my children have learned so much at this center and my son was more than prepared for grade school when the time came. The own…
I'm breastfeeding, so I'm at DLC every three hours, every day of the week. I’m able to observe my son’s teachers and I have seen the other classrooms, as well. I talk with my son’s teachers at length and they are very invested in the care of my son - it’s like co-parenting with them and they are…
My daughter has gone to this school for 2 years. We are so comfortable with the staff, that even after moving we chose to keep her in this school (30 minute commute for a preschool is a big deal to me). My daughter is now 3 and she's wayyyy ahead of most peers. She's great with practical/life sk…
2330 Cuesta LnMcKinney, TX 75070
From Business: OPENINGS AVAILABLE AGES 0 - 5yrs Hello, my name is Susan. I am Infant/Child CPR, First Aid & SIDS Certified. I operate a Licensed In-Home Daycare. Please visit my website or call me for more detailed information at adventurersdaycare.com. "Where Everyday is an Adventure" Come join us!
This place is run by a retired engineer - the kids learn science. BUT more importantly, the kids learn character. Respect for self and others, grit (stick to it) and gratitude are some of the things they focus on. Any CEO would tell you it doesn't matter what else you have - without character yo…
We visited the toddler and primary classrooms, and were absolutely impressed. It is a planned and self-paced environment with Montessori classroom materials to inspire and develop the joy of learning in kids. In addition, extra-curricular activities and an indoor gym to keep kids happy and activ…
6300 Virginia PkwyMckinney, TX 75071
From Business: We provide educational daycare in the greater McKinney, TX area that focuses on days filled with learning and fun, the key ingredients of our Life Essentials® educational philosophy.
3952 S Ridge RdMckinney, TX 75070
From Business: More than just daycare, The Goddard School located in McKinney offers a child care program that nurtures a lifelong love of learning by providing dedicated teachers in a private preschool setting.
Being a very cautious and paranoid parent, I did EXTENSIVE research into several schools in the area before choosing Daffodils. It has an impeccable record. After spending months looking through parents' comments online , physically meeting several parents whose kids went there, and checking ind…
2910 Eldorado PkwyMckinney, TX 75070
From Business: At Kids `R` Kids of McKinney our focus is to provide local families with the best educational and early infant, childcare and preschool environment available. We welcome all families to stop by and see why we are the experts in care. Kids `R` Kids Eldorado is proud to provide the McKinney area one of the most innovative fa…
Highly recommend! My 3-ur old can spell and write her name without help, my son just starting kindergarten can read 1st grade level and amazed his new Kindergarten teacher. Staff here are friendly, experienced and know their stuff!
4501 S Ridge RdMcKinney, TX 75070
Our son has been at the school for the past many months . We choose "The learning experience" as they provide the right environment for young children .We have been pleased with our choice Sudeep
30. Genius Child
The care my son Recieves is impeccable. He is loved by his Teacher Ms. Te'Area and he is learning so much! They are so helpful with any and all concerns or questions I may have. The management team is always so cheerful and pleasent when we walk through the doors in the morning and they create s…
This is the worse place to work for. They seriously don't care about the well being of the teachers. If you call out or have a family emergency they make you feel like crap a and will treat you like crap the next time you work. There is so much that goes on I fell sorry for the parents bee auras they don't know what type of place they are sending their children. I wouldn't recommend this place to work a and i feel sorry for the new people that have started working there.
We visited the toddler and primary classrooms, and were absolutely impressed. It is a planned and self-paced environment with Montessori classroom materials to inspire and develop the joy of learning in kids. In addition, extra-curricular activities and an indoor gym to keep kids happy and active. The teachers are caring, and dedicated to preparing the children for elementary school.
I'm breastfeeding, so I'm at DLC every three hours, every day of the week. I’m able to observe my son’s teachers and I have seen the other classrooms, as well. I talk with my son’s teachers at length and they are very invested in the care of my son - it’s like co-parenting with them and they are truly amazing. Whenever we have a developmental issue, they are on my team, ready to help us work through the problem.Again, I’m there several times a day, so I see quite a bit more than the average parent. I truly love this daycare center and staff. The directors and staff care very much about the children enrolled at the daycare. The directors are very nice, attentive, and are seriously super sweet. Any issues I've had, they’ve addressed them immediately. It's all about communication, and a willingness to work through the problem.I hope this helps! If you have any questions about this daycare, I'd be happy to answer any questions about my experience. Thank you!-Heather Garcia
Concernedmom111 and Parent002: Since your child attended MAW, things have changed immensely. We have hired two Montessori certified Primary teachers with over three years' experience as lead Montessori teachers and over five years' experience in Montessori environments. Each teacher has a different personality to help fit each child's emotional intelligence. We have also hired two new Toddler teachers. One has three years' experience working in a Montessori school and the other is currently going to training and is wonderful with children and families. We are also under new management. Ms. Christina, the new Director, comes to us with her Montessori Certification, her degree in Early Childhood Development, her Bachelor's degree in Management/International Business and a Masters in Human Resources. She taught for five years in a Montessori School in California, was an Assistant Director for three years and the Director of a brand new Montessori School in Fountain Valley, California for eight years. Ms. Christina has a passion for children and a drive to create an environment that helps children create a love for learning that lasts them a lifetime! We urge and welcome you to visit our program to demonstrate that we are a wonderful school with a dedicated staff who enjoys working with children; we know that they flourish under our care!
I walked in to pick up my 2yo daughter from Discovery Learning Center in McKinney last Wed, Sep 20th, and witnessed a teacher named Princess yank her up by her upper arms and slam her down on her nap mat because she was up during nap time. She immediately started screaming and crying. I ran and snatched her up, ignoring the teacher repeatedly apologizing and trying to explain, and went to tell the director or assistant director.They said they would handle it. I went in the next day to get her belongings and the teacher was still working there. The assistant director wanted to talk to me, explaining that she talked to the teacher and what I saw was a misunderstanding, that it looked worse than what actually happened. I told her I SAW IT WITH MY OWN EYES. She apologized. I was told that if I would bring my daughter back, they would fire the teacher. So if I don't, they're going to keep an abusive teacher?
CHILD ABUSERS! Please do not send your children to this daycare! My friends daughter, who is 2 years old, was awake during nap time when her mother came to pick her up, my friend witnessed one of the teachers grab her daughters arm and slam her back down on the nap-pad when the little girl sat up to greet her mother. The Director of the daycare told my friend that, "it was just a misunderstanding" and Princess is still employed with the company. This is inexcusable and child endangerment. Please, do not send your children here.
HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK AT THEY DONT CARE ABOUT ANYTHING OTHWR THAN THEMSELVES . THEY TREAT EMPLOYEES LIKE CRAP . THEY HAVE FAVORITES AND THE TREAT THE OTHERS ANY TYPE OF WAY. a friend of mine worked 2 weeks there she missed 4 days the son othe owner mr.O told her they were not gonn pay her for the hours SHE was there & if they do pay her there goin to terminate her THAT IS ILLEGAL . Also they clamied if we dont put a 2 week notice in they will change our pay to minimum wage.. ALSO ILLEGAL ... they dont care about the children's environment they just want to make money . the teachers there are entitled rude to the kids the dont get me wrong not all of them but a specific few .this place is completely unorganized the worst place to ever be employed if i was you i would save yourself now do not apply here
I was a worried mom of a 5 year old, adorable boy. Before joining Top of the world school, he attended Kiddie Academy of Mckinney and after about a month he developed very bad behaviors like hitting that he had never exhibited before. We got him out of there since we saw the distressed teacher (30+ yrs experience) and director. Instead we found Top of The World. And Thank God we did. I cant tell you how blessed we feel !! At first, my son was showing the same bad behaviors as the previous preschool. Prior to enrolling we showed our concern about his bad behavior, Mr. O assured us that our son will be in good experienced hands. 1) if your child has behavioral issues- the owner Mr. O and the Director Ms. Stephanie--handle it so well- they respect the parent and not once did they judge us for our son's acting out 2) TOTW do' what they say and they 'mean' what they say. we didn't know what triggered my son's acting out but at TOTW i had several-almost everyday short meetings where we tried to figure what possibly triggered him to be upset & we would reach a workable approach- and the teacher was to apply that approach if he acted out again. Recently we got our son evaluated and was diagnosed with Asperger/ High Functioning Autism. It is because of this school that gave me peace of mind that he will be well taken care of. Ms. Stephanie and Mr. O are such amazing people- they love what they do- its clearly visible. Our son has improved so much with zero incident. One of the solutions that we reached at was to send him only 3x a week and pick him before nap because thats when he struggled the most. Now he stays home alternate days and we are enjoying our precious son. I can not emphasize enough on how amazing, nurturing and reliable school this is. Mr. O definitely has chosen amazing staff who share the same goal & love what they do. I will keep updating this review as I'm sure ill have so much more to say.
We moved our daughter, 2 years old, to MAW in November 2014. We moved her from a very reputable daycare in the area and it was just that, a daycare. Since moving our daughter to MAW, she has made great strides as Montessori Academy at Westridge. As a teacher within FISD, MAW's curriculum is spot on with cognitive abilities and also exposes the children to the Montessori teachings every step of the way. Ms. Christina and Ms. Ashton, the directors have done a phenomenal job turning around what seems to have been a "declining" school. I am all about reviews and reading them, but once you step foot in to the building, you will understand why you will want your child to attend this school. We could not be happier than we are at MAW and I wish I had checked it out sooner.