This is the place my granddaughter goes, year-round. She is in her second year before kindergarten next year. The staff is personable and well-prepared to work with the children. The facility large and well -equipped. I have visited the classrooms and the large playground. An excellent choice for your pre-schoolers.
No grade school is perfect, nor is it entirely bad. Most have pluses and minuses. The key is to find a school for your child strong in areas that matter to you and with core values that resonate with your own. There are many independent schools in the Seattle area where a child can get an excellent education. Focus instead on whether the culture and atmosphere at a particular school are the ones you want determining your child’s moral growth and development.To that end, parents considering UCDS should read carefully the following releases from the United States Department of Justice and the Washington State Department of Early Learning regarding investigations conducted during the 2013-14 school year. Both investigations detail a concerning disregard for equity and justice by the current administrative leadership at UCDS. The behavior described is discordant with the school’s self-described values and with those of its accrediting organizations, the NWAIS and the NAIS.http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-decision-on-ucds-discrimination-complainthttp://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-response-to-ucds-appeal-1http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-response-to-ucds-appeal-2http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/usdoj-closing-letter-ucds-discrimination
Don't send your children here, don't work here, stay far away.There are so many issues with management. Most of the teachers are very good, wonderful, and really care about your children, but administration makes it impossible to give them the time and care they need.The reason I only say 'most' of the teachers are good is because there were so many cliques within teacher groups that it was impossible to feel completely comfortable around them all.One of the biggest issues I had was with all the gossip going on at this center. I heard more gossip than I ever wanted to and the couple times I tried to mention it I was shut down.Admin chooses to defend themselves immediately without listening to their employees and reprimand based on hearsay.