Unfortunately my sister and I both had our daughters here and we just couldn't leave them. They were in two different rooms though we wanted them together because they were both 3 and only 6 months apart. They were both coming home crying or upset. The teachers didn't seem to care very much when we tried to talk about it. That sealed the deal.
Very bad experience at this center. I am an ex employee there and i can tell you the manager Cherry Thomas was a major racist. She only hired minorities especially blacks to meet her quota but she talked to her employees like dogs. The food they served the kids was disgusting, no learning, she just wants you to keep the kids looking decent so their parents wont complain. And she can keep those payments rolling in which obviously didn't work. Karma
My son is in the 2 yr old room here at the daycare. He loves his teachers and all the wonderful activities and games they do. The administration is awesome, they really seem to care and want what's best for the children and the center. Love this place!
My son has been at this center for 3 months now and I am very pleased with it. They are more than accommodating with me bringing him late twice a week due to my work schedule. I normally do not do reviews but I decided to do this for parents that may be in my position. The whole daycare thing has been foreign to me because my mom had been keeping my son while I work. Things changed and I found myself needing to put him in daycare. I was terrified because I had not planned on him ever attending one. After visits to several daycares I felt discouraged due to unsanitary facilities or unpleasant teachers. I drove by this center one afternoon and decided to give them a call. I was very impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness displayed in the phone conservation so I decided to make an appointment. Upon my tour I was beyond blown away, I felt comfortable speaking with the director who took me to meet the teacher and walked me around the facility. My anxiety level was still high and I even broke down crying during the tour. I was assured that everything would be ok and that he would be in good hands. Fast forward 3 months down the road and I could not have made a better choice.
Although the facility and staff are great for children, the management and or owner is one that is morally challenged. The manager has two different payment policies that are utilized as would benefit her when it comes to tuition. One says you pay by Friday or face a late charge, and the other says Monday. We happened to pay for afterschool and have always paid on Mondays. We were charged with a late fee after the snow day last week, the daycare was closed on Monday. On Tuesday we paid, for afterschool, but after losing my job I picked my daughter up at 130 pm.Without a job I had no use for afterschool. Even though my daughter didnt spend one minute of afterschool that week, we were only refunded ONLY 20 dollars of the 65 dollars paid the day earlier. She utilized the Friday policy to suit her greed even though we have an original copy of the Monday policy. We also found out that children that were attending pre-k do not get breakfast, and cannot be dropped off no earlier than 7:55 am. She said that children who are late being picked up are charged, (5 DOLLARS A MINUTE AFTER 230 PM.) so say for instance you have a breakdown and it takes you 1 hour to get there ,, yep you owe $300.00 dollars on top of your bad day. I removed my daughter from pre-k , and plan never to return for daycare services. If you want an honest, and caring enviroment to bring your children to, look elsewhere if you truely do not wish to be fleeced for every nickel and dime you have.