Montessori School Of Downtown

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  • 4510 Caroline St

    Houston, TX 77004

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  • 713-520-6801

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My son is a 4 year old in the Downtown Campus. I' am very satisfied with my child's performance and how they communicate the progress and concerns about it. This is the way I was expecting. The management and the teachers are doing a great

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My son is a 4 year old in the Downtown Campus. I' am very satisfied with my child's performance and how they communicate the progress and concerns about it. This is the way I was expecting. The management and the teachers are doing a great

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I'm satisfied with my experience as of the moment here in Montessori school of Downtown, Downtown Campus, I like the management, staff and their daily activities

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I'm satisfied with my experience as of the moment here in Montessori school of Downtown, Downtown Campus, I like the management, staff and their daily activities

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Look elsewhere for daycare. I've sent 3 kids through and each time the administration and teachers have let us down. I should have known that it was a scam when funds were raised for a splash park that never happened, you would think

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Look elsewhere for daycare. I've sent 3 kids through and each time the administration and teachers have let us down. I should have known that it was a scam when funds were raised for a splash park that never happened, you would think

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MSODT-made my daughter very independent. She has come out of her shell. The good management and program and training of teachers really amazing that taken seriously by everyone involved. She is now going to the "big school" across the

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MSODT-made my daughter very independent. She has come out of her shell. The good management and program and training of teachers really amazing that taken seriously by everyone involved. She is now going to the "big school" across the

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I am a parent of the big school since 2010, and my child is now in elementary years and very happy with her progress, As a parent I see the positive change in the curriculum procedures, communication, incident/accident procedures and

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I am a parent of the big school since 2010, and my child is now in elementary years and very happy with her progress, As a parent I see the positive change in the curriculum procedures, communication, incident/accident procedures and

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It's good to appreciate the good things rather than looking for faults especially when my child is safe, happy and learning. No one is perfect. All schools are good, be free to find one. This is the best way to appreciate people who takes

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It's good to appreciate the good things rather than looking for faults especially when my child is safe, happy and learning. No one is perfect. All schools are good, be free to find one. This is the best way to appreciate people who takes

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My daughter just started last month at the MSODT Downtown Campus and her transition went amazing. I give my thanks to the wonderful staff and of course good management. The happiness brought by the school to my daughter's face is

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My daughter just started last month at the MSODT Downtown Campus and her transition went amazing. I give my thanks to the wonderful staff and of course good management. The happiness brought by the school to my daughter's face is

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While I am not a parent of a child at this school, I am the husband of a dedicated teacher that strives to bring to the children the tools they need in order to learn....My wife has developed many good relationships with the children and

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While I am not a parent of a child at this school, I am the husband of a dedicated teacher that strives to bring to the children the tools they need in order to learn....My wife has developed many good relationships with the children and

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As a mother who had two kids in MOSD, I do agree will all reviewers who did not recommend the school. Still I see the negative impact of the MOSD on my daughter (particularly academic) who started MOSD when she was two years old. There is

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As a mother who had two kids in MOSD, I do agree will all reviewers who did not recommend the school. Still I see the negative impact of the MOSD on my daughter (particularly academic) who started MOSD when she was two years old. There is

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Our infant (from 3 to 8 months) was on the four day program at this school and had a great experience. The teachers are always kind and helpful. If it's raining, someone will run out to you with an umbrella. The hours were flexible and

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Our infant (from 3 to 8 months) was on the four day program at this school and had a great experience. The teachers are always kind and helpful. If it's raining, someone will run out to you with an umbrella. The hours were flexible and

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I am not sure what school some of these poor reviews are meant for, but they certainly don't describe the MSODT in my experience. \n\nMy son has just completed kindergarten here and will be moving on to 1st grade in the fall of 2011. He is reading, doing math, spelling and creating art at an incredible level. A few weeks ago, he read everyone the book ""Monsters Eat Whiny Children"" at dinner. The family was stunned. He is getting a great education at this school.\n\nThe only thing I don't like is the uniforms they have to wear. The are poorly made and expensive which leads me to wonder if the school is not in cahoots with the uniform place. Other than that this school has been a fantastic experience for my son.

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I am not sure what school some of these poor reviews are meant for, but they certainly don't describe the MSODT in my experience. \n\nMy son has just completed kindergarten here and will be moving on to 1st grade in the fall of 2011. He is reading, doing math, spelling and creating art at an incredible level. A few weeks ago, he read everyone the book ""Monsters Eat Whiny Children"" at dinner. The family was stunned. He is getting a great education at this school.\n\nThe only thing I don't like is the uniforms they have to wear. The are poorly made and expensive which leads me to wonder if the school is not in cahoots with the uniform place. Other than that this school has been a fantastic experience for my son.

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I have two children at the MSODT School of Infants Silverlake campus. I have always been able to see my kids at any time. All classrooms have large windows and you can stand there and watch as long as you like. You cannot enter the rooms, which is a good thing, as mentioned in previous entries - I do not want strangers in the room with my kids. All of the teachers have been wonderful. They know and love my kids and my kids love them. They are very concerned with both the health and education of the students. I am always impressed with what my 2 1/2 year old has learned, and the potty training is coming right along. My infant is well taken care of, and has not come home with diaper rash. The teachers are always willing to speak with me any time I have requested. I have had a very good experience with the school and would (and have!) recommend the school to others.

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I have two children at the MSODT School of Infants Silverlake campus. I have always been able to see my kids at any time. All classrooms have large windows and you can stand there and watch as long as you like. You cannot enter the rooms, which is a good thing, as mentioned in previous entries - I do not want strangers in the room with my kids. All of the teachers have been wonderful. They know and love my kids and my kids love them. They are very concerned with both the health and education of the students. I am always impressed with what my 2 1/2 year old has learned, and the potty training is coming right along. My infant is well taken care of, and has not come home with diaper rash. The teachers are always willing to speak with me any time I have requested. I have had a very good experience with the school and would (and have!) recommend the school to others.

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My kids have been at MSODT - Silverlake for 2 years now and I am so impressed with how much they have learned. My daughter was potty trained during the first month she was there and by the time she moved to their pre-k program she knew all her colors, continents, presidents, numbers and was beginning to write letters and numbers. My older son loves his first grade teacher and she is so good at teaching math that he is as far along with math facts as the 3rd graders at Silvercrest. And after speaking to one of my neighbors about his experience with the other Montessori school out here, I know this place has much better teachers and a great bunch of families. I recommend this school without reservation!

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My kids have been at MSODT - Silverlake for 2 years now and I am so impressed with how much they have learned. My daughter was potty trained during the first month she was there and by the time she moved to their pre-k program she knew all her colors, continents, presidents, numbers and was beginning to write letters and numbers. My older son loves his first grade teacher and she is so good at teaching math that he is as far along with math facts as the 3rd graders at Silvercrest. And after speaking to one of my neighbors about his experience with the other Montessori school out here, I know this place has much better teachers and a great bunch of families. I recommend this school without reservation!

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It is a disappointing to see people like MsAnjella write scathing reviews about The Montessori School of Downtown - Silverlake and any of the other campuses for that matter. I suppose people like this do not share the same values as the families and staff at the school. Those of compassionate and responsible citizenship and caring for your neighbor as you care for yourself. I do not engage in such slanderous and contemptuous dialogue but I feel it is important to counter these remarks. So I invite everyone who is interested to come visit our school at any time. We welcome you to our campus. Our only flaw is being human and we are not trying to hide that. So please do come by for a visit and ask your friends and neighbors in Silverlake about our school, Im sure you will find that they send their children here for a reason, because this is a great place to be.

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It is a disappointing to see people like MsAnjella write scathing reviews about The Montessori School of Downtown - Silverlake and any of the other campuses for that matter. I suppose people like this do not share the same values as the families and staff at the school. Those of compassionate and responsible citizenship and caring for your neighbor as you care for yourself. I do not engage in such slanderous and contemptuous dialogue but I feel it is important to counter these remarks. So I invite everyone who is interested to come visit our school at any time. We welcome you to our campus. Our only flaw is being human and we are not trying to hide that. So please do come by for a visit and ask your friends and neighbors in Silverlake about our school, Im sure you will find that they send their children here for a reason, because this is a great place to be.

Pros: Great families and kids & intelligent and caring teachers

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Montessori School of Downtown (Clear Lake campus- Infant School)---This school has been wonderful to our son, now 2 yrs & 2 mths (started at 15 mths old) . Every time, we have come to pick him up, he has seemed very happy (playing outside, circle time, potty time or washing his hands...). Transparency: one can pick up one's child at anytime (= you can just drop in and check on your child) . They have huge windows through which you can see what the children are doing. Our son has skin problems (eczema, prone to rash...); even going to school with a diaper rash, he came back home with it gone (this was at 15 mths old). He is learning a tremendous amount of things: nursery rhymes, manners (thank you...), how to eat (with a spoon)... Miss Meenachi (coordinator) is WONDERFUL w/ all the kids & so were his 2 teachers!

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Montessori School of Downtown (Clear Lake campus- Infant School)---This school has been wonderful to our son, now 2 yrs & 2 mths (started at 15 mths old) . Every time, we have come to pick him up, he has seemed very happy (playing outside, circle time, potty time or washing his hands...). Transparency: one can pick up one's child at anytime (= you can just drop in and check on your child) . They have huge windows through which you can see what the children are doing. Our son has skin problems (eczema, prone to rash...); even going to school with a diaper rash, he came back home with it gone (this was at 15 mths old). He is learning a tremendous amount of things: nursery rhymes, manners (thank you...), how to eat (with a spoon)... Miss Meenachi (coordinator) is WONDERFUL w/ all the kids & so were his 2 teachers!

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MSODT is a great school! My child is in the elementary program, so I can't speak for the infant program, but the children learn so much and in an environment which fosters intellectual growth without making anyone feel incompetent, and without trying to make kids fit into predetermined categories. That is really the heart of the Montessori program. As for the food, it's home-cooked and a lot healthier than public school food; kids don't mind eating the same thing regularly. And I have always had access to my child when needed, but I agree with the school that it's best to stay out of the classroom and not disturb the routine most of the time. I've never had the slightest indication anyone wanted to hide something from me. As for the locked front door--I would be upset if they didn't have security measures--I feel confident my child is safe from strangers wandering in.

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MSODT is a great school! My child is in the elementary program, so I can't speak for the infant program, but the children learn so much and in an environment which fosters intellectual growth without making anyone feel incompetent, and without trying to make kids fit into predetermined categories. That is really the heart of the Montessori program. As for the food, it's home-cooked and a lot healthier than public school food; kids don't mind eating the same thing regularly. And I have always had access to my child when needed, but I agree with the school that it's best to stay out of the classroom and not disturb the routine most of the time. I've never had the slightest indication anyone wanted to hide something from me. As for the locked front door--I would be upset if they didn't have security measures--I feel confident my child is safe from strangers wandering in.

Pros: They instill confidence in kids

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I am surprised by the reviews I found on this site for the day care in downtown where my son has been a student for 6 months. I think a lot of the complaints are because the parents didn't pay attention during the orientation presentations. Yes you can't go into the classrooms, but that prevents germs. I have always been allowed to view my son's class upon request. My son didn't get a rash from going to this school as some have noted. The staff has been more than helpful with making food and care suggestions. As far as pay goes you're not a degreed professional so I would assume you are aware of the pay going into the job. Why complain if you took a job knowing the salary? Hopefully these older 2008 postings are a past problem and the current staff are improved. I have been overall very happy with the school, I do only put my son there for 7 hours a day so I'm not trying to make the 7 am dropoff. Also tuition is not really much higher than other day cares I interviewed so I don't think you can say they are money oriented. Crem de la Crem is much higher. I liked that I could put a deposit down and secure a place for my son, other day care centers were only giving me the option of being placed on a list and told later if a spot would be available. Hope this helps some.

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I am surprised by the reviews I found on this site for the day care in downtown where my son has been a student for 6 months. I think a lot of the complaints are because the parents didn't pay attention during the orientation presentations. Yes you can't go into the classrooms, but that prevents germs. I have always been allowed to view my son's class upon request. My son didn't get a rash from going to this school as some have noted. The staff has been more than helpful with making food and care suggestions. As far as pay goes you're not a degreed professional so I would assume you are aware of the pay going into the job. Why complain if you took a job knowing the salary? Hopefully these older 2008 postings are a past problem and the current staff are improved. I have been overall very happy with the school, I do only put my son there for 7 hours a day so I'm not trying to make the 7 am dropoff. Also tuition is not really much higher than other day cares I interviewed so I don't think you can say they are money oriented. Crem de la Crem is much higher. I liked that I could put a deposit down and secure a place for my son, other day care centers were only giving me the option of being placed on a list and told later if a spot would be available. Hope this helps some.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Happy child

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As an ex employee I will tell y'all the truth. We make minimum wage with no benefits, no vacation, no nothing. Not only that but you must check your paycheck thouroughly or they will ""forget"" to put all your hours on there. They do not even follow Texas Law and allow fadequate time for breaks or lunch. If you must leave the class to go to the bathroom, or get something from your car you have to clock in and out. They are the cheapest, greediest people I have ever seen in my life, and it is your kids who suffer. They tell potential parents they don't let people in the rooms b/c of cleanliness but this school is the most disgusting, filthy place you could imagine. The Infant school does not provide gloves, so most employees change diaper after diaper with their dirty bare hands as washing them takes too long, and due to understaffing there is no time. The snack (stale cereal for infant school, pb & j for elem) is given everyday all year. They also do not provide any type of cleaning supplies except a generic spray (and when it is empty they do not replace for a month), so the rooms are filthy. I have seen roaaches and other buggs on numerous occasions. The newborn, baby and waddler rooms have a handful of toys for all the kids, and they are never washed. Look and see for yourself! To the person who said they hoped their kid wasn't in the room where another mom had forced her way in the room,: well aren't you more concerned with the fact that she saw three times the ratio of children to teachers in a windowless cell? Or the fact that your child gets no fresh air, no stimulation, and is left in a crib all day or to crawel around a toyless, bookless, activity free room with nothing to do??? If this place wasn't garbage it wouldn't have so many bad reviews. I still have nightmares of the poor kids there, and this place has been reported to CPS many times. The American Montessori Society has been trying to get their name taken off of this school. Use your common sense and don't let your child suffer here.

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As an ex employee I will tell y'all the truth. We make minimum wage with no benefits, no vacation, no nothing. Not only that but you must check your paycheck thouroughly or they will ""forget"" to put all your hours on there. They do not even follow Texas Law and allow fadequate time for breaks or lunch. If you must leave the class to go to the bathroom, or get something from your car you have to clock in and out. They are the cheapest, greediest people I have ever seen in my life, and it is your kids who suffer. They tell potential parents they don't let people in the rooms b/c of cleanliness but this school is the most disgusting, filthy place you could imagine. The Infant school does not provide gloves, so most employees change diaper after diaper with their dirty bare hands as washing them takes too long, and due to understaffing there is no time. The snack (stale cereal for infant school, pb & j for elem) is given everyday all year. They also do not provide any type of cleaning supplies except a generic spray (and when it is empty they do not replace for a month), so the rooms are filthy. I have seen roaaches and other buggs on numerous occasions. The newborn, baby and waddler rooms have a handful of toys for all the kids, and they are never washed. Look and see for yourself! To the person who said they hoped their kid wasn't in the room where another mom had forced her way in the room,: well aren't you more concerned with the fact that she saw three times the ratio of children to teachers in a windowless cell? Or the fact that your child gets no fresh air, no stimulation, and is left in a crib all day or to crawel around a toyless, bookless, activity free room with nothing to do??? If this place wasn't garbage it wouldn't have so many bad reviews. I still have nightmares of the poor kids there, and this place has been reported to CPS many times. The American Montessori Society has been trying to get their name taken off of this school. Use your common sense and don't let your child suffer here.

Cons: Everything

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My son has been at the Downtown campus school of infants since he was 3 months old and is now 14 months old. Before we enrolled him, we met with the director Valerie and took a tour of the school. All the rooms have large windows to the hallway and natural light from outside. The infant room is in the back of the others where it is more quiet, but you can ask to see your baby through the window at any time of the day. If you want to come and breast feed throughout the day, you can do that too. Yes, you can drop in unannounced too-for the school of infants. I recognize that this policy changes once the children are older, move to the main building, and have regular schedules and classes. I think that is entirely appropriate. I love that they don't allow parents, people I don't know, in the room with the children, disturbing their schedules. Two of the main reasons I chose this school was that they don't let anyone walk in the rooms with shoes that have been outdoors and they have very strict security measures. I don't want strangers around my child, tracking in dirt from outside. Babies/Toddlers crawl and play on those floors! I am particularly irate at the reviewer that 'forced' her way into one of the rooms. I hope her child was not in the same class with mine.\r\nMy son has never had a diaper rash the entire time he has been at MSDOT, except once when I gave him strawberries and he developed a sensitivity rash which had nothing to do with the school's level of care. He is happy and smiles at the front desk people when we drop him off and pick him up. They call him by name and the teacher from the newborn room still remembers his name when she happens to see him in the hallway now that he is a Waddler. The childcare rooms are clean, neat, and orderly with the small tables and child height activity centers characteristic of Montessori schools. \r\nI was going to give this school 4 stars because of the website and playground issues, but I am giving it 5 to counteract all the negative reviews with inaccurate descriptions that reflect poorly on the well run Downtown campus. \r\n

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My son has been at the Downtown campus school of infants since he was 3 months old and is now 14 months old. Before we enrolled him, we met with the director Valerie and took a tour of the school. All the rooms have large windows to the hallway and natural light from outside. The infant room is in the back of the others where it is more quiet, but you can ask to see your baby through the window at any time of the day. If you want to come and breast feed throughout the day, you can do that too. Yes, you can drop in unannounced too-for the school of infants. I recognize that this policy changes once the children are older, move to the main building, and have regular schedules and classes. I think that is entirely appropriate. I love that they don't allow parents, people I don't know, in the room with the children, disturbing their schedules. Two of the main reasons I chose this school was that they don't let anyone walk in the rooms with shoes that have been outdoors and they have very strict security measures. I don't want strangers around my child, tracking in dirt from outside. Babies/Toddlers crawl and play on those floors! I am particularly irate at the reviewer that 'forced' her way into one of the rooms. I hope her child was not in the same class with mine.\r\nMy son has never had a diaper rash the entire time he has been at MSDOT, except once when I gave him strawberries and he developed a sensitivity rash which had nothing to do with the school's level of care. He is happy and smiles at the front desk people when we drop him off and pick him up. They call him by name and the teacher from the newborn room still remembers his name when she happens to see him in the hallway now that he is a Waddler. The childcare rooms are clean, neat, and orderly with the small tables and child height activity centers characteristic of Montessori schools. \r\nI was going to give this school 4 stars because of the website and playground issues, but I am giving it 5 to counteract all the negative reviews with inaccurate descriptions that reflect poorly on the well run Downtown campus. \r\n

Pros: efficient, flexible, and safe

Cons: website is not maintained, outdoor playground is small

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My son has been at the Montessori School of Downtown (Fannin/Carolina) since he was 18 months old. When I started him there, he was not potty trained. (The church day care that he was at prior offered no assistance during the day and allowed all the children to run around like wild indians all day; I can not even tell you how many diaper rashes he had.) Within in 6 months, he was fully potty trained (no pull-ups).\r\nHe is now 4 years old. I have never been discouraged from peeking in on the class during the day (yes it is through large windows - I myself do not like the idea of stangers coming and going around my child - hence why I pay the money I do to not only to teach and take care of my son, but to also protect during the day.)\r\nI am unsure why there is so many negative comments about this school and the teachers. I have always been able to talk with his teachers and the two directors. And I know that I am not the only parent that feels this way. Majority of the infants he started with at 18 months are still his classmates now at 4 years old. All the parents I talk to are just as involved as I am and talk with the teacher's frequently.\r\nThis is a very friendly school. He has learned so much since he has been there. It was the best decision that I could have made for the start of his education.\r\nAlso, 'livelaughlove' spoke of a Mr. Hersh and Tina. I am unfamiliar with these people. Ms. Valeria is the head director at this location and Ms. Ruby is the assistant director of the infant side of the school. Both are wonderful and very involved with the parents and the students.\r\nRecommend to everyone who wants a structured and protective environment for their child.

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★★★★★

My son has been at the Montessori School of Downtown (Fannin/Carolina) since he was 18 months old. When I started him there, he was not potty trained. (The church day care that he was at prior offered no assistance during the day and allowed all the children to run around like wild indians all day; I can not even tell you how many diaper rashes he had.) Within in 6 months, he was fully potty trained (no pull-ups).\r\nHe is now 4 years old. I have never been discouraged from peeking in on the class during the day (yes it is through large windows - I myself do not like the idea of stangers coming and going around my child - hence why I pay the money I do to not only to teach and take care of my son, but to also protect during the day.)\r\nI am unsure why there is so many negative comments about this school and the teachers. I have always been able to talk with his teachers and the two directors. And I know that I am not the only parent that feels this way. Majority of the infants he started with at 18 months are still his classmates now at 4 years old. All the parents I talk to are just as involved as I am and talk with the teacher's frequently.\r\nThis is a very friendly school. He has learned so much since he has been there. It was the best decision that I could have made for the start of his education.\r\nAlso, 'livelaughlove' spoke of a Mr. Hersh and Tina. I am unfamiliar with these people. Ms. Valeria is the head director at this location and Ms. Ruby is the assistant director of the infant side of the school. Both are wonderful and very involved with the parents and the students.\r\nRecommend to everyone who wants a structured and protective environment for their child.

Pros: Structured education; wonderful teachers; assistance with potty training early

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You know there are 5 MSOD campuses in the metroplex.....maybe everyone is getting mixed reviews about different ccmpuses.

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You know there are 5 MSOD campuses in the metroplex.....maybe everyone is getting mixed reviews about different ccmpuses.

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I haven't started my kid in this daycare but some of the things they say are not true. All the classrooms have windows and are bigger than some other daycares I have checked. You're welcome to stand outside the classroom and look through the window the whole day. But yes, not parents are allowed in the classroom, and I like that. I don't want total strangers getting too close to my baby. \r\n\r\nI am seriously considering putting my baby in this daycare. The teachers seem loving and caring. During the tour the kids were happy.\r\n\r\nThe place was really clean and all the things well organized. I didn't see the old toys people mentioned.

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I haven't started my kid in this daycare but some of the things they say are not true. All the classrooms have windows and are bigger than some other daycares I have checked. You're welcome to stand outside the classroom and look through the window the whole day. But yes, not parents are allowed in the classroom, and I like that. I don't want total strangers getting too close to my baby. \r\n\r\nI am seriously considering putting my baby in this daycare. The teachers seem loving and caring. During the tour the kids were happy.\r\n\r\nThe place was really clean and all the things well organized. I didn't see the old toys people mentioned.

Pros: Big location , clean

Cons: Neighborhood

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I really do wish I had done more research on this place before sending my child there. I was new to town and this school was recommended by a co worker. Now that I know this person better I see why she gave this dump a thumbs up. The parents who leave their children here assume it is good b/c it is so expensive. You do not always get what you pay for. Anyone who has had a child in this school for even a week knows that parent/teacher relations are highly discouraged. They don't want you going in the classrooms because they are trying to hide something. The teachers I saw looked so sad and overworked. And you can tell that they are underpaid. An aide that worked there (and quit) told me she made 6.25 an hour and lead teachers make 7.50. They don't get health insurance or any benefits either. That is ridiculous considering the amount parents pay. This is greed at its worst. We found a much better montessori school in the villiage at half the price. Parents please for your child's sake investigate this school and others thoroughly before enrolling.

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I really do wish I had done more research on this place before sending my child there. I was new to town and this school was recommended by a co worker. Now that I know this person better I see why she gave this dump a thumbs up. The parents who leave their children here assume it is good b/c it is so expensive. You do not always get what you pay for. Anyone who has had a child in this school for even a week knows that parent/teacher relations are highly discouraged. They don't want you going in the classrooms because they are trying to hide something. The teachers I saw looked so sad and overworked. And you can tell that they are underpaid. An aide that worked there (and quit) told me she made 6.25 an hour and lead teachers make 7.50. They don't get health insurance or any benefits either. That is ridiculous considering the amount parents pay. This is greed at its worst. We found a much better montessori school in the villiage at half the price. Parents please for your child's sake investigate this school and others thoroughly before enrolling.

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This day care is not good. they refuse to feed my baby except at specific times. 3 month olds do not eat only twice in 9 hours!!! i hated leaving my baby at the door everyday and not seeing her class or being able to talk with her teacher about her morning or about her day at the end of the day. they lie on the daily sheets. i know my baby was not changed as often as they said b/c she got bad diaper rash. and her formula they said she drank was still there! there are much better child care in this city

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This day care is not good. they refuse to feed my baby except at specific times. 3 month olds do not eat only twice in 9 hours!!! i hated leaving my baby at the door everyday and not seeing her class or being able to talk with her teacher about her morning or about her day at the end of the day. they lie on the daily sheets. i know my baby was not changed as often as they said b/c she got bad diaper rash. and her formula they said she drank was still there! there are much better child care in this city

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I'm looking for a day care for my 20 months and was amazed by all the bad reviews of this school which makes me wonder why is still open.... there is obviously something wrong with this place and the local authorities should do something about it. Now for the parents that are still taking their child to this place, are you blind? you can not even see where your child is kept or talk to their teachers.... please for the sake of your child do something.

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I'm looking for a day care for my 20 months and was amazed by all the bad reviews of this school which makes me wonder why is still open.... there is obviously something wrong with this place and the local authorities should do something about it. Now for the parents that are still taking their child to this place, are you blind? you can not even see where your child is kept or talk to their teachers.... please for the sake of your child do something.

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To whomever wrote the only positive review: You are obviously someone who either owns or run the school. It is apparent you are not really a parent or guardian because we are not allowed any contact with our child's caretaker or allowed to see our children's classroom. So the fact that you ""see great education going on and are satisfied with your child's teachers"" is an obvious and blatant lie. I allowed my daughter to attend this school for two days before taking her out. She is four years old and has been potty trained for over 2 years, but had 3 accidents while at school She told her father and I her desire to use the restroom were ignored. She also said she fell twice and no one even helped her up or cleaned her boo-boo. She said her teachers were mean and yelled. When I spoke to the front desk woman she was totally unconcerned and said we were not allowed to go in the classrooms but must make an appointment. I declined and now my daughter goes to Southampton.

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★☆☆☆☆

To whomever wrote the only positive review: You are obviously someone who either owns or run the school. It is apparent you are not really a parent or guardian because we are not allowed any contact with our child's caretaker or allowed to see our children's classroom. So the fact that you ""see great education going on and are satisfied with your child's teachers"" is an obvious and blatant lie. I allowed my daughter to attend this school for two days before taking her out. She is four years old and has been potty trained for over 2 years, but had 3 accidents while at school She told her father and I her desire to use the restroom were ignored. She also said she fell twice and no one even helped her up or cleaned her boo-boo. She said her teachers were mean and yelled. When I spoke to the front desk woman she was totally unconcerned and said we were not allowed to go in the classrooms but must make an appointment. I declined and now my daughter goes to Southampton.

Pros: Near downtown

Cons: Everything else~! WHy can't I see my daughters classroom or talk to her teacher??

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Obviously these were written by either disgruntled employees and/or parents who didn't get their way. I have two children at this school, my first started 5 years ago. The staff are very loving and the education is certainly top notch. While administrators may not be available to speak to the entire time they are open, I have always received a return call in a timely manner anytime I have had a concern, question or need. I have referred this school to several people and will continue to do so. I came across this site quite by accident and had to take a moment to at least give an unbiased, more honest opinion of the school. I would most definately recommend this school to anyone!

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★★★★★

Obviously these were written by either disgruntled employees and/or parents who didn't get their way. I have two children at this school, my first started 5 years ago. The staff are very loving and the education is certainly top notch. While administrators may not be available to speak to the entire time they are open, I have always received a return call in a timely manner anytime I have had a concern, question or need. I have referred this school to several people and will continue to do so. I came across this site quite by accident and had to take a moment to at least give an unbiased, more honest opinion of the school. I would most definately recommend this school to anyone!

Pros: Great staff, education, convenient location

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This Place is the WORST DAYCARE IN HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!\r\nTHEY ONLY WANT YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!\r\nVery expensive place with the worst service. I was new in town and It was the first time using a daycare service. Because they have no waiting list (off course!!!) I left my son in this place for 3 months. I still have nightmares about it!!!!\r\n1. You are not allowed to go into your child classromm\r\n2. You never now how is your child doing \r\n3. They don't even introduce you to the teachers, so you don't even know who is taking care of your child\r\n4. You can tell, teachers are underpaid!!!!! \r\n5. They request money for supplies!!! guess what you never what for!!!\r\n6. The director is very agressive!!!\r\n7. They offer to open at 6:30am but they are never there on time\r\n8. They have somebody at the door, who ""receives"" your child/baby wich translation means they grab it with force from you and with force take them into a room that you don't even see. And they claim that is the montessiory system!!!!\r\n\r\nAnd I won't mention all the other bad things because I am so angry, I don't even want to remember more\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

This Place is the WORST DAYCARE IN HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!\r\nTHEY ONLY WANT YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!\r\nVery expensive place with the worst service. I was new in town and It was the first time using a daycare service. Because they have no waiting list (off course!!!) I left my son in this place for 3 months. I still have nightmares about it!!!!\r\n1. You are not allowed to go into your child classromm\r\n2. You never now how is your child doing \r\n3. They don't even introduce you to the teachers, so you don't even know who is taking care of your child\r\n4. You can tell, teachers are underpaid!!!!! \r\n5. They request money for supplies!!! guess what you never what for!!!\r\n6. The director is very agressive!!!\r\n7. They offer to open at 6:30am but they are never there on time\r\n8. They have somebody at the door, who ""receives"" your child/baby wich translation means they grab it with force from you and with force take them into a room that you don't even see. And they claim that is the montessiory system!!!!\r\n\r\nAnd I won't mention all the other bad things because I am so angry, I don't even want to remember more\r\n

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As a former employee it was heartbreaking to see how poorly the children and parents were being treated. It was awkward for me because I sided with the parents. All the materials are old, and broken. With as much as the parents pay you'd think they'd buy newer, nicer things, but they don't. Parent's aren't allowed in the classroom...think about it...there's a reason why. I worked there for 4 years. I loved the kids and the parents were great! Mr. Hersh and Tina who were in charge were total morons. They only cared about your money. They may have sale skills, but NO people skills. Not the quality of care and education your children are getting. And while I was working there - only 1 teacher was Montessori Certified. Though they don't tell you that. The summer semester...they hand out a calendar of events...it was NEVER followed. For lunch...the cook would bring it into the classrooms about an hour before lunch was to be served. It was gross! The food and milk sat out for an hour before the kids were to eat. Also, they would mix the milk into a different jug so therefore you never really knew what the expiration date was on it. When they would change the menu...by minimum standards they are to notify parent with a note posted...that never happened. Same peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for snack...for the entire 4 years that I worked there. Regardless of what was on the snack menu. We were never allowed to accept gifts, but instead encourage the parents to make a donation to the school. Now keep in mind...this is a profitable school all proceeds go to the owner. The time you spend looking for a new car...well, spend even longer looking for a GREAT daycare/school for your child. They are worth it and so it your money being spent. Good luck on everyone's search.

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★☆☆☆☆

As a former employee it was heartbreaking to see how poorly the children and parents were being treated. It was awkward for me because I sided with the parents. All the materials are old, and broken. With as much as the parents pay you'd think they'd buy newer, nicer things, but they don't. Parent's aren't allowed in the classroom...think about it...there's a reason why. I worked there for 4 years. I loved the kids and the parents were great! Mr. Hersh and Tina who were in charge were total morons. They only cared about your money. They may have sale skills, but NO people skills. Not the quality of care and education your children are getting. And while I was working there - only 1 teacher was Montessori Certified. Though they don't tell you that. The summer semester...they hand out a calendar of events...it was NEVER followed. For lunch...the cook would bring it into the classrooms about an hour before lunch was to be served. It was gross! The food and milk sat out for an hour before the kids were to eat. Also, they would mix the milk into a different jug so therefore you never really knew what the expiration date was on it. When they would change the menu...by minimum standards they are to notify parent with a note posted...that never happened. Same peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for snack...for the entire 4 years that I worked there. Regardless of what was on the snack menu. We were never allowed to accept gifts, but instead encourage the parents to make a donation to the school. Now keep in mind...this is a profitable school all proceeds go to the owner. The time you spend looking for a new car...well, spend even longer looking for a GREAT daycare/school for your child. They are worth it and so it your money being spent. Good luck on everyone's search.

Pros: Most of the staff really care about the children, just not the people in charge.

Cons: You don't get what you pay for. Communication is horrible, they don't follow the curriculum.

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As an ex-employee and mother i can tell you that a place like this can only stay open because there are parents out there just obviosly are too selfish or ignorant to give a darn about their kids.honestly what is wrong with people that they would leave their babies and toddlers in a place all day without meeting the caregiver or seeing the inside of the room?? i mean when a place is so desperate to keep you out dont you want to know why??? well here is what you are missing. in the infant rooms, there are cribs, and a total of 5-6 toys on a large mat. in the toddler rooms there is one table which can hold five kids, and 6-7 toys on a large mat. The ""toys"" are old broken worn out and filthy. all rooms are hardly bigger than a walk-in closet, windowless, dark, and smelly. the caregivers are not certified, references are not checked, and background checks are not done. there is no interaction between the caregiver and the child except to feed, and change. changing is done only when the child has a bowel movement. gloves are not worn when changing because management is too cheap to provide them. hand washing rarely occurs. everyday for breakfast and snack the children are fed generic cheerios. the infants and young toddlers never go outside. the rooms are always out of ratio sometimes double. the employees are treated like trash, and not given insurance, paid leave, vacation, or any sort of benefits. in a few weeks caregivers will change 4-5 times. the babies are either in their crib (the cage-like stackable kind) or their car seat all day. they are not held, they are not loved there is no circle time, no reading, no activities of any kind. children cry and fight and are not stimulated at all. once the kids move to the older toddler rooms they are given old worn out baskets of donated toys on filthy rugs. this does NOT constitute a montessori education. ii wouldnt leave a dog in those conditions\r\n\r\n * Pros:

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★☆☆☆☆

As an ex-employee and mother i can tell you that a place like this can only stay open because there are parents out there just obviosly are too selfish or ignorant to give a darn about their kids.honestly what is wrong with people that they would leave their babies and toddlers in a place all day without meeting the caregiver or seeing the inside of the room?? i mean when a place is so desperate to keep you out dont you want to know why??? well here is what you are missing. in the infant rooms, there are cribs, and a total of 5-6 toys on a large mat. in the toddler rooms there is one table which can hold five kids, and 6-7 toys on a large mat. The ""toys"" are old broken worn out and filthy. all rooms are hardly bigger than a walk-in closet, windowless, dark, and smelly. the caregivers are not certified, references are not checked, and background checks are not done. there is no interaction between the caregiver and the child except to feed, and change. changing is done only when the child has a bowel movement. gloves are not worn when changing because management is too cheap to provide them. hand washing rarely occurs. everyday for breakfast and snack the children are fed generic cheerios. the infants and young toddlers never go outside. the rooms are always out of ratio sometimes double. the employees are treated like trash, and not given insurance, paid leave, vacation, or any sort of benefits. in a few weeks caregivers will change 4-5 times. the babies are either in their crib (the cage-like stackable kind) or their car seat all day. they are not held, they are not loved there is no circle time, no reading, no activities of any kind. children cry and fight and are not stimulated at all. once the kids move to the older toddler rooms they are given old worn out baskets of donated toys on filthy rugs. this does NOT constitute a montessori education. ii wouldnt leave a dog in those conditions\r\n\r\n * Pros:

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I don't even know where to begin I am so upset. I wish I had read the numerous negative reviews about this place before letting my son -age 7 months, attend there. Number one, you can't see your child's room EVER. You are not allowed to ever speak with their caregiver unless an appointment is made. They are trying to hide the fact that the staff is young, inexperienced, and many cannot speak English. The staff turnover rate is extremely high. The rooms (that you can see) are overcrowded and bare of toys, tables, chairs, or things for the children to do. There is no structure or curriculum. The child-staff ratio is extremely high, perhaps even over the state limit. Front desk and administration are rude, vague, and don't seem to care one bit about anything other then your tuition check. My son came home almost everyday with a dirty diaper and was extremely hungry and thirsty. He cried when we dropped him off and was crying when we picked him up. Needless to say we took him out after less than a month, and put him in another school. Now we are all much happier. Please learn from our mistake.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't even know where to begin I am so upset. I wish I had read the numerous negative reviews about this place before letting my son -age 7 months, attend there. Number one, you can't see your child's room EVER. You are not allowed to ever speak with their caregiver unless an appointment is made. They are trying to hide the fact that the staff is young, inexperienced, and many cannot speak English. The staff turnover rate is extremely high. The rooms (that you can see) are overcrowded and bare of toys, tables, chairs, or things for the children to do. There is no structure or curriculum. The child-staff ratio is extremely high, perhaps even over the state limit. Front desk and administration are rude, vague, and don't seem to care one bit about anything other then your tuition check. My son came home almost everyday with a dirty diaper and was extremely hungry and thirsty. He cried when we dropped him off and was crying when we picked him up. Needless to say we took him out after less than a month, and put him in another school. Now we are all much happier. Please learn from our mistake.

Cons: administration, staff, cost, smell, lack of commuication, level of care, dirty

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My six month old attended for 10 days at the downtown location. This school hides everything they do or don't do for children. There is no accountability as no one is allowed in the rooms. No parental involvement is allowed. You can only interact with care givers with administration present (to translate) while you speak to the care giver about what they are not doing for the child. In the first week (you would think they would try to earn your respect and trust), my son returned home with an almost full bottle when the daily log said he drank the whole bottle. Every day the log says the same thing. Another incident was only a couple diaper changes during a 9 hour day at daycare. My son had never had diaper rash until he was at this school for 4 days. He is 6 months old and no stranger or separation anxiety, but he cried every morning with all the other children being dropped off in the morning. Children here are not happy here. I don't get why people say anything good about this place. The main issue is a combative and brash administration. They don't listen and are quick to make excuses. We were told to try to not ""hold our baby a lot to encourage independence"" on our orientation meeting. What? Yet another red flag. You have to set up an appointment to talk to care givers, no parents in the room, no observation without an appointment, no transparency = no accountability. Oh, but there is a 6 inch black and white monitor at the front if you care to observe. What were we thinking? Please look elsewhere when considering child care options for your young children. We were lucky to find another option close by. Oh you will hear ""all our teachers have been here a long time. "" Our child's care giver, who seemed genuinely nice, when asked at our care-giver appointment said, ""cuatro meses"" (four months). And to the administrations dismay, she even apologized for the mishaps in the first week. Something the adminitration would not dare say.

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★☆☆☆☆

My six month old attended for 10 days at the downtown location. This school hides everything they do or don't do for children. There is no accountability as no one is allowed in the rooms. No parental involvement is allowed. You can only interact with care givers with administration present (to translate) while you speak to the care giver about what they are not doing for the child. In the first week (you would think they would try to earn your respect and trust), my son returned home with an almost full bottle when the daily log said he drank the whole bottle. Every day the log says the same thing. Another incident was only a couple diaper changes during a 9 hour day at daycare. My son had never had diaper rash until he was at this school for 4 days. He is 6 months old and no stranger or separation anxiety, but he cried every morning with all the other children being dropped off in the morning. Children here are not happy here. I don't get why people say anything good about this place. The main issue is a combative and brash administration. They don't listen and are quick to make excuses. We were told to try to not ""hold our baby a lot to encourage independence"" on our orientation meeting. What? Yet another red flag. You have to set up an appointment to talk to care givers, no parents in the room, no observation without an appointment, no transparency = no accountability. Oh, but there is a 6 inch black and white monitor at the front if you care to observe. What were we thinking? Please look elsewhere when considering child care options for your young children. We were lucky to find another option close by. Oh you will hear ""all our teachers have been here a long time. "" Our child's care giver, who seemed genuinely nice, when asked at our care-giver appointment said, ""cuatro meses"" (four months). And to the administrations dismay, she even apologized for the mishaps in the first week. Something the adminitration would not dare say.

Pros: None. Maybe Location. Decent Price

Cons: Parental involvement discouraged. Horrible communication. No transparency.

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My daughter attends their before and after school care program in the Clear Lake location and it is horrible. They have gotten her to school late 4 times this sememster and it is only September! When I enrolled her I was never made aware that their entry door is always locked and that I would never be allowed in the classroom! What are they trying to hide from tuition paying parents?!! What they are trying to hide is a severly understaffed facility. I can honestly say that I feel sorry for the poor staff who work there and the clueless parents who don't realize what their money buys. You can never reach the director or executive director as they are always ""working"" at home. I kept playing phone tag with the executive director, the Friday before Labor Day. I guess she was frustrated about having to deal with me and she accidentally left a message on my voicemail where she says, ""Oh, bite me."" Once she realized what she had done, she blurted out an expletive and then immediately hung up. She talks up what great communication they have with the parents...I have received none! I'm sure they do an alright job educating the preschool age kids but DO NOT put your kids in their before and after school care program. They have issues and they do not care about fixing them. \r\n\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

My daughter attends their before and after school care program in the Clear Lake location and it is horrible. They have gotten her to school late 4 times this sememster and it is only September! When I enrolled her I was never made aware that their entry door is always locked and that I would never be allowed in the classroom! What are they trying to hide from tuition paying parents?!! What they are trying to hide is a severly understaffed facility. I can honestly say that I feel sorry for the poor staff who work there and the clueless parents who don't realize what their money buys. You can never reach the director or executive director as they are always ""working"" at home. I kept playing phone tag with the executive director, the Friday before Labor Day. I guess she was frustrated about having to deal with me and she accidentally left a message on my voicemail where she says, ""Oh, bite me."" Once she realized what she had done, she blurted out an expletive and then immediately hung up. She talks up what great communication they have with the parents...I have received none! I'm sure they do an alright job educating the preschool age kids but DO NOT put your kids in their before and after school care program. They have issues and they do not care about fixing them. \r\n\r\n

Pros: Cost

Cons: Staffing Issues, No Communication, I've NEVER been allowed to meet a teacher in 2 years!

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My daughter attended the School of Infants and I was highly dissapointed. They make you drop your child off at the door, so you're never allowed to see the teacher or the classroom. If you try to go into the classroom they practically jump in front of you to block you from doing so. This in itself is a red flag. Well on wednesday I forced my way into my childs room and there were 17 SEVENTEEN toddlers in a tiny cramped room with one teacher. The ratio at this age is one teacher per five children. I was appalled. I immediately withdrew my child and hope other parents start to wake up before a child is seriously injured.

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★☆☆☆☆

My daughter attended the School of Infants and I was highly dissapointed. They make you drop your child off at the door, so you're never allowed to see the teacher or the classroom. If you try to go into the classroom they practically jump in front of you to block you from doing so. This in itself is a red flag. Well on wednesday I forced my way into my childs room and there were 17 SEVENTEEN toddlers in a tiny cramped room with one teacher. The ratio at this age is one teacher per five children. I was appalled. I immediately withdrew my child and hope other parents start to wake up before a child is seriously injured.

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Poor communication between the parents and the teachers, in fact, the parents do not even get to speak with teacher, unless a conference is set up. The children are ""dropped off"" at the door. There is one Liaison between all the kids and parents! VERY RIGID schedules... the babies only eat 3 times a day at specific times. Not much flexibility! When a complain or concern is voiced, the teacher and liaison appear to get defensive and then further interactions are tense. NOT recommended.

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★☆☆☆☆

Poor communication between the parents and the teachers, in fact, the parents do not even get to speak with teacher, unless a conference is set up. The children are ""dropped off"" at the door. There is one Liaison between all the kids and parents! VERY RIGID schedules... the babies only eat 3 times a day at specific times. Not much flexibility! When a complain or concern is voiced, the teacher and liaison appear to get defensive and then further interactions are tense. NOT recommended.

Pros: clean, goal oriented

Cons: Rigid, parking, poor communication

 

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