Kidspark

★★★★☆
  • 5440 Thornwood Drive

    San Jose, CA 95123

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  • 408-281-8880

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I don't know what kidspark is like today, but as a young adult diagnosed with autism at age three in march 1992 I grew up being placed in segregated classes with no say so. I always knew I was like everyone else, but I was still labeled for my differences. Most of the older children who where dropped off at kids park in the later part of the 1990s knew me from school and called me a retard everyday. They would intentionally ask me questions having to do with school that they knew I was never taught and then make fun of me when I didn't know. Staff who worked would not do anything about it. Instead they stood up for those who humiliated me. I suffered loneliness and as a result of being constantly bullied and teased by these two girls I started becoming extremely depressed, started talking significantly less and went farther away from socialization. An already hard thing for me to do struggling with autism. Rather than help me most of the staff would punish me and tell me I was bad and out of control. While other kids had friends I was alone because of my differences. The pain still hurts to this day. On sunday november 15 1998 a boy and a girl started asking me questions I didn't know not because I was stupid, but because I was simply never taught due to being put in segragated classes with children who could not speak and teachers who would hit them, punch them, throw them on to the ground, shove them in to wall, call them comments and hold them down for sometimes hours while they where helplessly screaming in pain and fear. They threaten to have me taken away from my parents if I told anyone. So one year later Sunday november 15 1998 a boy and a girl asked me academic questions in reference to science that I was simply not taught. How does the ocean make sand? Who was the 4th president of the united states. I don't know was my reply. She responded you learn that in kinder garden. I was hurt and felt they where making fun of me. I told the near by staff who's response was what do you want me to do about it. A women by the name of pam was there and started yelling at me for reacting toward the kids who where dehumanizing me. Lisa who still runs the centers today was there. She also yelled at mean physically pulled me to the kitchen and said I was acting out of control not caring in any way or acknowledging the fact that I was being bullied. For this discrimination and the fact that lisa is still the head management I am giviing kids park 0 stars. I highly recommond finding other places for your kids especially if they have disabilities. This place should be shut down.

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I don't know what kidspark is like today, but as a young adult diagnosed with autism at age three in march 1992 I grew up being placed in segregated classes with no say so. I always knew I was like everyone else, but I was still labeled for my differences. Most of the older children who where dropped off at kids park in the later part of the 1990s knew me from school and called me a retard everyday. They would intentionally ask me questions having to do with school that they knew I was never taught and then make fun of me when I didn't know. Staff who worked would not do anything about it. Instead they stood up for those who humiliated me. I suffered loneliness and as a result of being constantly bullied and teased by these two girls I started becoming extremely depressed, started talking significantly less and went farther away from socialization. An already hard thing for me to do struggling with autism. Rather than help me most of the staff would punish me and tell me I was bad and out of control. While other kids had friends I was alone because of my differences. The pain still hurts to this day. On sunday november 15 1998 a boy and a girl started asking me questions I didn't know not because I was stupid, but because I was simply never taught due to being put in segragated classes with children who could not speak and teachers who would hit them, punch them, throw them on to the ground, shove them in to wall, call them comments and hold them down for sometimes hours while they where helplessly screaming in pain and fear. They threaten to have me taken away from my parents if I told anyone. So one year later Sunday november 15 1998 a boy and a girl asked me academic questions in reference to science that I was simply not taught. How does the ocean make sand? Who was the 4th president of the united states. I don't know was my reply. She responded you learn that in kinder garden. I was hurt and felt they where making fun of me. I told the near by staff who's response was what do you want me to do about it. A women by the name of pam was there and started yelling at me for reacting toward the kids who where dehumanizing me. Lisa who still runs the centers today was there. She also yelled at mean physically pulled me to the kitchen and said I was acting out of control not caring in any way or acknowledging the fact that I was being bullied. For this discrimination and the fact that lisa is still the head management I am giviing kids park 0 stars. I highly recommond finding other places for your kids especially if they have disabilities. This place should be shut down.

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My husband works from home and often needs to arrange meetings at the last minute, which can be difficult in scheduling childcare. Plus, if a sitter flakes, he's in trouble with a client. But Kidspark is the perfect solution. It's like a babysitter on retainer, and the best part is you will never be stood up. They have great hours and when we tell the girls they are going to KP they clap their hands and cheer. You'd think we'd said they are going to the circus!

We also use Kidspark on nights when we want to go out to dinner and a movie. Now I won't just drop my kids anywhere, I'm pretty picky and I've never had a problem there.

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★★★★★

My husband works from home and often needs to arrange meetings at the last minute, which can be difficult in scheduling childcare. Plus, if a sitter flakes, he's in trouble with a client. But Kidspark is the perfect solution. It's like a babysitter on retainer, and the best part is you will never be stood up. They have great hours and when we tell the girls they are going to KP they clap their hands and cheer. You'd think we'd said they are going to the circus!

We also use Kidspark on nights when we want to go out to dinner and a movie. Now I won't just drop my kids anywhere, I'm pretty picky and I've never had a problem there.

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We have been using Kidspark for years on a very irregular basis. We don't go out much without the kids, but when we need to, it is great to have the option of dropping the kids off at a place they like. There are plenty of different activities for the kids - so they like to go there. It is nice that it is right across the street from Oakridge mall so you can go to a movie and dinner and know you're within walking distance.

The price is reasonable.

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★★★★☆

We have been using Kidspark for years on a very irregular basis. We don't go out much without the kids, but when we need to, it is great to have the option of dropping the kids off at a place they like. There are plenty of different activities for the kids - so they like to go there. It is nice that it is right across the street from Oakridge mall so you can go to a movie and dinner and know you're within walking distance.

The price is reasonable.

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Kidspark is convenient when you need a supervised place to leave your child for a couple of hours. There are large areas for physical activities and climbing, tables for games and crafts, video games, and a little theater which shows children's videos. The place can get very noisy and chaotic when it's busy and that may be too much for some children. My son loved the rambunctious atmosphere and would always ask to stay longer, but my daughter was overwhelmed and ready to leave the second I returned. The staff is friendly, but when the place is at capacity, they seem to have a hard time doing anything more than crowd control. Normally there are activities planned during the day and snacks are served periodically as well. Meals (often pizza from next door) are available for an extra charge. Though you don't need a reservation, they do have a maximum number of children they can accept at any given time and I've been there when there were parents waiting for someone to get picked up so their child could be dropped off. While it isn't an environment I would choose for my child on a regular basis, it's a safe alternative for parents who need a few hours of babysitting during the day or those instances when you need childcare late into the evening since the center stays open until midnight on the weekend.

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★★★★☆

Kidspark is convenient when you need a supervised place to leave your child for a couple of hours. There are large areas for physical activities and climbing, tables for games and crafts, video games, and a little theater which shows children's videos. The place can get very noisy and chaotic when it's busy and that may be too much for some children. My son loved the rambunctious atmosphere and would always ask to stay longer, but my daughter was overwhelmed and ready to leave the second I returned. The staff is friendly, but when the place is at capacity, they seem to have a hard time doing anything more than crowd control. Normally there are activities planned during the day and snacks are served periodically as well. Meals (often pizza from next door) are available for an extra charge. Though you don't need a reservation, they do have a maximum number of children they can accept at any given time and I've been there when there were parents waiting for someone to get picked up so their child could be dropped off. While it isn't an environment I would choose for my child on a regular basis, it's a safe alternative for parents who need a few hours of babysitting during the day or those instances when you need childcare late into the evening since the center stays open until midnight on the weekend.

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