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-complaint http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-response-to-ucds-appeal-1 http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/del-response-to-ucds-appeal-2 http://www.slideshare.net/jasoncpollard/usdoj-closing-letter-ucds-discrimination
621 High School Rd NWBainbridge Island, WA 98110
From Business: Licensed Quality daycare and Preschool. First Years accepts children from 4 weeks to 10 years old. Open Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The early pre…
University Cooperative has been nothing short of fantastic. The teachers are not only caring, but truly passionate about teaching. We had our son overseas with us for several years, and attended what many believe to be "the best schools," one in Paris and the other in Munich. While the academics were very good and super competitive, we always felt something was missing. University Cooperative has filled that void. My unique, smart, and passionate child is honored as an individual, fully active in his own learning process by way of hands-on-learning, and above all, supported in a community as he strengthens his social and emotional skills along the way. University Cooperative is a special place and we are fortunate to be a part of this true work of art.
This is a great daycare center. Catherine Jones is an excellent care provider. She provides nurturing and love to all of the children enrolled and the her efforts are highly noticeable through the children. It's not just a daycare but it's a leaning center and I couldn't think of a better name to call the center but Growing Smart Kid'z. The kids are also very active and I feel that is very important for growing children. From my own personal experience, I would recommend Growing Smart Kid'z to anyone searching for a fun, trusting, and loving daycare.
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.
Great play space and teachers. Love that the staff really cares about each child and that every child can learn and develop at his or her own pace. Feels like a tight knit community with involved parents and teachers.
Very safe, clean. Excellent staff, always supportive of the parents and children
I went here when I was a kid and it was great I highly recommend it