First, the teachers are great with the children. The food quality has declined in the past few years. The children need less process d food make with high fructose corn syrup and more real food. Preferably organic but non gmo would be a good start. Kids need more protein. Second thing is preparations for snow and ice need to be made prior to the start of the day. Shoveling and salting should not be taking place at 7 am for a 630 opening and the entire sidewalk should be done from parking lot to parking lot, not just the opening by the door.. I have gone and nearly broke my neck let alone my children slipping on ice and snow. 3rd factor is the managers owners children and the special treatment they get. Teachers have a job to do for all kids and should not be catering to these "special" children. The rules do not apply to them. Progressively I have been less and less likely to recommend. I would love to see positive changes because we loved this center when we started sending our child here.
I have noticed that sometimes some of the teachers speak loudly when one-on-one with the students, and I think if the teachers spoke in a softer/lighter tone, it would promote a calmer class environment. I would also love it if the homework was graded or acknowledged for being completed, to help motivate students to want to do more homework, therefore helping students learn intrinsic motivation and a growth mindset.
I really like the communication between parents and the teachers/staff, and really appreciate the daily updates, pictures, notes, and other ways of showing how enthusiastic and hands-on the teachers are with the students. I also really appreciate how the teachers allow students to bring items from home to help separation anxiety, and how they will work and play with students one-on-one, showing that not only is it a learning environment, but it is a caring environment.
Our daughter has learned a lot and has matured during her years at Kiddie Academy. She's made great friends and often tells us how she loves all of her teachers. It's very encouraging for us as parents to know she's in good hands while we're at work each day.
Positive environment where everyone - teachers, assistants, administrators - all know each child personally. They spend time and energy getting to know the child and their personality.
They are very organized and structured to help the children get the most out of their learning experience.
Have staff that shows they care. Lately the staff smells like smoke and they are around kids and is so unhealthy. In addition they smell as if they don't shower and that goes all the way to also show they do not care for my children cleaning as they do also come home with extremely dirty hands and face they used to change their clothes when dirty not anymore. The staff is not even capable of addressing issues they do it trough the office and yet my child is supposed to learn from them to express what and how they feel . I am a big believer adults lead by example and they certainly don't know how important that is , I'm glad my son only has few months left. Also the last couple of weeks I been there picking my child early all they are doing is seating around literally just seating not even playing or anything I understand if it was the afternoon but is been around 11 am not later than 1 .so many more things but cleanliness , teaching social skills and learning are 3 important things.
As much as it is a classroom setting, I feel that my child gets the individual attention from the teachers to help him grow. My child was two months premature and at our last checkup his development was on par with his real age and techinally ahead of his adjusted age.