This school used to be great, in the past 2 years the quality has gone down significantly. The teachers went from all being over qualified to all being fresh out of highschool with no experience or Montessori training. They are more worried about making sure classes are full than actually teaching. The school is still clean and they are a decent 'day care' but they pride themselves on being a 'school.' They are nothing but a high priced daycare. There is nothing educational going on. I would say this is a good place to start your child, but pull them out and put them in an educational environment by age 3 or they will fall behind when they get to grade school!
This preschool is amazing my son just graduated VPK from be there for 3 years and all i must say is this preschool is amazing. Miss Chris the owner/director is awesome. my son was a bitter and instead of kicking us out miss chris helped us.m This school is amazing
Woodlands Montessori North is a great school with caring teachers and as expected a Montessori learning approach. They genuinely try to meet the needs of their students and help them succeed. I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and have been consulted numerous times by the administration to assist when a particular student is struggling due to developmental or sensory processing issues.
This is a hole in the wall daycare center. From day one I had a bad feeling when I met the owner Christina Marsh but we were in a pinch to find a daycare with an infant room. In our first interaction she was very dismissive, rude and short answered to many of our questions. It seemed we were inconveniencing her. The first issue was the cleanliness of the infant room; the newborn refrigerator had mold on the inside seal, we brought it to her attention she said she would clean it. A few days later when wife was dropping the newborn off, the mold still was not cleaned and we made her aware again and it was still not cleaned. This daycare makes my child’s infants bottle, which I know is a DCF violation. They didn’t have enough infants so they put my infant with the one year olds which is another DCF violation. Second, our 2-year-old had one or two incidents with biting when he was teething at the last daycare but had not had one in 6 months, when he first got to the new daycare he was uncomfortable and had a biting incident and was biting himself, instead of dealing with the behavior, she threatened to kick him out and blamed us (the parents) for the behavior. We did come up with a solution but the whole way the situation was handled rubbed us the wrong way. When my son would come home, we would discover multiple bruises on his shins or scratch marks and there would be no incident reports on what had happened. When we questioned it, they reported that all the kids bruise themselves on the ladder on the slide and nothing was done. They put my 2-year-old son in a class with 4 and 5-year-old children, which is another DCF violation. Over the next three months we noticed Christina became more and more rude, mean and ugly to everyone including ourselves. There were multiple incidents where Christina was yelling at children. Christina has her 13-year-old son working there all day who is home schooled at the daycare, some of the things he would say were weird and having this kid watch over young children seems inappropriate. Over the past 3 months they have gone through multiple employees and we never knew who would be watching over our children. They never have enough staff and end up putting all the children in the same room on multiple occasion. When we finally decided to leave she gave us problems with taking our children out. Christina Marsh has an arrest record on 3/12/2014 in Port St Lucie for giving alcoholic beverages to persons under 21. Overall I tried to give this place the benefit of the doubt because we were in desperate need for a daycare but I wish I had not.
Hello, We received the following review for Peace & Play Preschool:---------- This took me a long time to write this because I didn't know what to say, but now it is time. My son started this preschool in January 2015. Now, just some background...Colin has hearing problems. He had surgery in August 2014 and just had to have it again in July 2015 so he was not hearing well and not speaking well either. At first it started off well, Colin liked to go to school and the teachers enjoyed him. Then one day, I was 3 minutes late picking up Colin. I know because as I pulled into the parking lot, it said 6:03pm. I was late from work and got there as fast as I could. I rushed in and immediately apologized to everyone. The director, Christina, then decided to reprimand me and yelled at me. I was shocked, but I knew I was in the wrong so I let it go. The next day, I picked up Colin and I was told that Colin was bad that day, was not given specifics and I just figured he had a bad day. Then the next day, I was told Colin was bad again, I asked for specifics and the teacher just said he wouldn't listen. My child had just turned 3 the previous October, so that is normal. It went on for about 2 weeks of that Colin was a bad kid, he wouldn't listen. I talked to Colin about it as best I could for a 3 year old and he just told me that he didn't like Miss Gladys and Miss Christina. Then one day another parent told me that her kid was told not to play with Colin because he was a bad kid. So I found out that Colin had no friends because the teachers told the other parent's kids not to play with Colin. I then knew I had to get Colin out of this school. I do not think it was against Colin, but against me because of being late or whatever this lady has a problem with me for. I had to take him one more time, because I had work, and then I was to find a new school, but they did the work for me and kicked him out of school telling me that my just turned 3 year old needed psychological /behavioral help and that he is "kind of like rainman" in the director's own words. Unbelievable. He couldn't hear well, the director had been informed of this also and his surgery and not being able to speak well because of that either, and ended up needing 2 surgeries. He is not rainman. Horrible school, horrible to the parents of this awesome kid who now goes to Ivy League preschool where he is on purple every day (which is the highest awesome level to be on), one of the highest in his class, teachers are helping with his speech and understanding that he is still working on hearing. He is doing so much better by the way with hearing, the surgeon did an awesome job. The other thing I would recommend before entering this school if you still decide to is to check out mugshots and do your research. You'll be surprised who you see on there. Words of warning. To top it off she then blocked me from being able to write a review of her school. Very unprofessional and immature. Maybe she's the 3 year old.
A WONDERFUL place for working parents! They provide before care, after care, day camps, Summer Camp! The staff is certified, professional, and lots of fun! My kids LOVE coming here and dread seeing me pull up in the afternoons, especially on Fun Fridays!
Great program! Great staff! Kids have a Great time! They serve all of St. Lucie County. Before, After Care, Summer Camp!
Boys and girls club Floresta empowers bullies by allowing them to bully the staff and children. Money is more important to them than the children that go there.
I must say my child has been attending woodlands for a year. And I love the hospitality me and my daughter get. Teachers, and staff as well as the director are very professional and friendly. I recommend woodlands without any hesitation.
Both of our children go to Woodlands and absolutely LOVE it there!! The staff is so friendly, energetic and knowledgeable. We actually have a few of the girls who work there babysit for us when we need it. I would highly recommend this school to anyone that needs childcare/school for their children. We moved from NJ and was recommended to to Woodlands and I'm so pleased with our choice to put both our children in the school. Ms. Diane the school's director is such a caring and wonderful woman and her daughter Ms. Kristin who works in the office with her mother to help run the facility is fantastic!! The two of them really have a wonderful enthusiasm towards the school and most of all the children that attend. Couldn't ask for a better place to send our children... we feel very safe and loved there!!! ����