Children Center For Learning

★★★★☆

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My niece attended this school and absolutely loved it!! The facility is bright, well-decorated, and always clean. It is a very warm, inviting place to walk into. The staff is very loving and friendly. They treat each child as if they were their own. All the children seem excited about being there and always look like they are having so much fun. My niece left the Children Center for Learning and was so well prepared for pre-k. She learned so much as this school, and was far ahead of the other children in her Pre-K class. My niece still gets excited when we pass the school or see her teacher around town. This school has made my niece love school and learning. This school and the staff are wonderful!!

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★★★★★

My niece attended this school and absolutely loved it!! The facility is bright, well-decorated, and always clean. It is a very warm, inviting place to walk into. The staff is very loving and friendly. They treat each child as if they were their own. All the children seem excited about being there and always look like they are having so much fun. My niece left the Children Center for Learning and was so well prepared for pre-k. She learned so much as this school, and was far ahead of the other children in her Pre-K class. My niece still gets excited when we pass the school or see her teacher around town. This school has made my niece love school and learning. This school and the staff are wonderful!!

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I have been employed at The Children Center for Learning for the past seven years. I must say that I am appalled by the review that was recently written about the owner. First let me start by saying the owner and my boss is far from a millionaire and never uses her money as a source of power or bragging. The owner is a hard working, successful woman who has worked for everything she has in life. In my seven years at this school I have never witnessed any child being turned away simply because a parent was behind in payments. In fact I have witnessed quite the opposite. Time and time again I have seen the owner allow children to continue to attend despite the fact that parents were several weeks behind on payments. I even remember several times my boss given families a reduced rate to help them get through financial hardships. While it is true that you are expected to pay even on days your child is sick or during school closings, it should be said that this school closes far less than any other daycare in the surrounding area. I don't know of any school that offers reduced rates for sick days or holiday closings. The only reason I can see a need for a certified letter or several phone calls would be a outstanding balance of a substantial amount. My guess would be that phone calls were made only after promises to make payments were not met. Simply fact of the matter is you can not expect services to be rendered without paying for them. THIS IS A BUSINESS. You do not work without receiving a paycheck so why should the owner of this daycare provide services without being paid. I take extreme pride in saying that I work for the Children Center for Learning, but I take even more pride in saying I work for a honest, compassionate boss. Any of the families that attend the school will vouch for the integrity and character of both the teachers and owner of this school. Come check out the school yourself and I assure you that you will be impressed with the loving, compassionate environment provided by the entire staff.

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★★★★★

I have been employed at The Children Center for Learning for the past seven years. I must say that I am appalled by the review that was recently written about the owner. First let me start by saying the owner and my boss is far from a millionaire and never uses her money as a source of power or bragging. The owner is a hard working, successful woman who has worked for everything she has in life. In my seven years at this school I have never witnessed any child being turned away simply because a parent was behind in payments. In fact I have witnessed quite the opposite. Time and time again I have seen the owner allow children to continue to attend despite the fact that parents were several weeks behind on payments. I even remember several times my boss given families a reduced rate to help them get through financial hardships. While it is true that you are expected to pay even on days your child is sick or during school closings, it should be said that this school closes far less than any other daycare in the surrounding area. I don't know of any school that offers reduced rates for sick days or holiday closings. The only reason I can see a need for a certified letter or several phone calls would be a outstanding balance of a substantial amount. My guess would be that phone calls were made only after promises to make payments were not met. Simply fact of the matter is you can not expect services to be rendered without paying for them. THIS IS A BUSINESS. You do not work without receiving a paycheck so why should the owner of this daycare provide services without being paid. I take extreme pride in saying that I work for the Children Center for Learning, but I take even more pride in saying I work for a honest, compassionate boss. Any of the families that attend the school will vouch for the integrity and character of both the teachers and owner of this school. Come check out the school yourself and I assure you that you will be impressed with the loving, compassionate environment provided by the entire staff.

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This place is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants to hear all about "what successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists the owner and her husband are." If you care "how many properties they own" or "how many businesses they bought, sold and currently operate" or "how they're millionaires who only do this for the sake of having something to do" then go for it!!

If you don't mind being humiliated at the front door in front of other parents when they refuse to take your child for the day because they want you to pay for a week that A. they were closed for 3 days and B. your child wasn't even there. Then they may just be the right place for you...

Consider this as a bonus..... If you like getting called up multiple times a day for a week straight by some guy with a typical New York, Italian accent claiming to "know the owner of your company as well as all the people in South Amboy" and of course, "he would hate to have all of them know your business." I actually thought about this for a minute.. I began thinking "should I let him keep going or should I tell him that my company is publicly traded (not privately owned) and that I know exactly NO ONE in South Amboy except for my neighbor? So I let him keep talking.... Afterall, why stop the man while he was on a roll? In the end this was just your typical, name dropping bully who needs to act like he's " a somebody" because otherwise, looking at him, it's tough to take him seriously. But I'll get to that later..

To prove my theory on what kind of BRAINIACS will actually be working with your children... Consider this.. True to his threat over the phone, he actually SHOWED UP at my job on the busiest day of the week... Not to ruin the surprise, you too will come to discover that he's a borderline senior citizen who stands about 5'2 and has a bad heart. If your anything like me you'll begin to feel like doing anything physical is almost immoral... Almost like trading fists with someone in a wheelchair. Worse even.... While I cannot speak for you, I will say that In my case particularly, I'm half his age and almost twice his size! Even though he proceeded to invade my personal space and bump chests with me.... Well... His chest bumped my waist, but I couldn't believe my ears when in true schoolyard fashion he said "I'm here now... What are you going to do?" This guy was literally taunting me knowing full that if I wanted to hurt him badly, I could do it anytime I wanted to.... Of course, I'd then end up jobless and in jail. (or both) So luckily, I came to the realization that sadly enough, I CAN'T do anything except stand there and let this little old man mouth off until he feels like I've heard enough and then leaves. I hate to sound clich, but five years ago this outcome would've been a lot different....

Anyway, we finished our conversation with him letting me know "he wasn't scared of me." Keep in mind.... I'm AT MY JOB!!! He made me aware of the fact that he IS, in fact "a millionaire who doesn't have to work anymore" (yet he's chasing me for a week that my kid wasn't even in his place) and that was basically that....

The entire next week they proceeded to pound both of our jobs with certified letters threatening to sue us.... Honestly, we got one every day for at least three of the days. Let them keep dropping their $8 to send them.... Afterall, their millionaires....

By now, hopefully you're at least getting some sense of how this place does business? I wish I could say this entire thing was a joke.... It's not.

To prove this.... I will even say that the school wasn't even a bad school.. What's fair is fair... I've read where people called it "dirty" but I never thought of it like that.. My kid liked it and they treated her well. She always came home alive, which is why, I suppose, we pay them a kings ransom for essentially doing the job of any normally functioning 15 year old. My advice.... Be willing to pay for MANY days where they are closed. Or you too may just get a visit from "The Man."

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants to hear all about "what successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists the owner and her husband are." If you care "how many properties they own" or "how many businesses they bought, sold and currently operate" or "how they're millionaires who only do this for the sake of having something to do" then go for it!!

If you don't mind being humiliated at the front door in front of other parents when they refuse to take your child for the day because they want you to pay for a week that A. they were closed for 3 days and B. your child wasn't even there. Then they may just be the right place for you...

Consider this as a bonus..... If you like getting called up multiple times a day for a week straight by some guy with a typical New York, Italian accent claiming to "know the owner of your company as well as all the people in South Amboy" and of course, "he would hate to have all of them know your business." I actually thought about this for a minute.. I began thinking "should I let him keep going or should I tell him that my company is publicly traded (not privately owned) and that I know exactly NO ONE in South Amboy except for my neighbor? So I let him keep talking.... Afterall, why stop the man while he was on a roll? In the end this was just your typical, name dropping bully who needs to act like he's " a somebody" because otherwise, looking at him, it's tough to take him seriously. But I'll get to that later..

To prove my theory on what kind of BRAINIACS will actually be working with your children... Consider this.. True to his threat over the phone, he actually SHOWED UP at my job on the busiest day of the week... Not to ruin the surprise, you too will come to discover that he's a borderline senior citizen who stands about 5'2 and has a bad heart. If your anything like me you'll begin to feel like doing anything physical is almost immoral... Almost like trading fists with someone in a wheelchair. Worse even.... While I cannot speak for you, I will say that In my case particularly, I'm half his age and almost twice his size! Even though he proceeded to invade my personal space and bump chests with me.... Well... His chest bumped my waist, but I couldn't believe my ears when in true schoolyard fashion he said "I'm here now... What are you going to do?" This guy was literally taunting me knowing full that if I wanted to hurt him badly, I could do it anytime I wanted to.... Of course, I'd then end up jobless and in jail. (or both) So luckily, I came to the realization that sadly enough, I CAN'T do anything except stand there and let this little old man mouth off until he feels like I've heard enough and then leaves. I hate to sound clich, but five years ago this outcome would've been a lot different....

Anyway, we finished our conversation with him letting me know "he wasn't scared of me." Keep in mind.... I'm AT MY JOB!!! He made me aware of the fact that he IS, in fact "a millionaire who doesn't have to work anymore" (yet he's chasing me for a week that my kid wasn't even in his place) and that was basically that....

The entire next week they proceeded to pound both of our jobs with certified letters threatening to sue us.... Honestly, we got one every day for at least three of the days. Let them keep dropping their $8 to send them.... Afterall, their millionaires....

By now, hopefully you're at least getting some sense of how this place does business? I wish I could say this entire thing was a joke.... It's not.

To prove this.... I will even say that the school wasn't even a bad school.. What's fair is fair... I've read where people called it "dirty" but I never thought of it like that.. My kid liked it and they treated her well. She always came home alive, which is why, I suppose, we pay them a kings ransom for essentially doing the job of any normally functioning 15 year old. My advice.... Be willing to pay for MANY days where they are closed. Or you too may just get a visit from "The Man."

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My sons have attended children's center for learning for a while now and I only have good things to say. The center is child friendly with a brightly decorated atmosphere and age appropriate toys. The teachers are professionally educated and most of them are state licensed which is rare in daycare. There is a fenced in playground as well as an outdoor area for older children. There are themed activities every week and daily activities helping children to learn how to be social. The only part I do not agree with is the amount of homework pressure placed on the children at such a young age.

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★★★★☆

My sons have attended children's center for learning for a while now and I only have good things to say. The center is child friendly with a brightly decorated atmosphere and age appropriate toys. The teachers are professionally educated and most of them are state licensed which is rare in daycare. There is a fenced in playground as well as an outdoor area for older children. There are themed activities every week and daily activities helping children to learn how to be social. The only part I do not agree with is the amount of homework pressure placed on the children at such a young age.

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This place and the owner are unbelievable. My child was terrified to go school every morning. It took me months to convince him that not all schools are like this "school". The owner blamed me personally for my child fearing his teacher daily. Children that were "late" were made to do additional work during playtime as other childrens would play around him. For a daycare that I paid for, I can bring my child any time I please. So there is no excuse for children to be punished for being "late". The homework was unreal. My child would get several sheets daily and if it wasnt done, he was to complete it while other children played. This is NOT a real school. There is no reason for that amount of punishment or work to be made to be done. The rugs that babies played on were so covered with mold that the owner used FABREEZ and BLANKETS in hopes that it would go away. Children were given cheese puffs and lollipops for breakfast. I know teachers from there and none last more than 2 months because of the conditions and being underpaid. These teachers are scared to keep thier mouths shut to inspecters so they quit. DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN GO HERE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN AND OTHERS. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THAT THIS OWNER AND FACILITY ARE DISGUSTING. I HOPE THE OWNER KNOWS THAT SHE IS NOT FOOLING ANYONE AND SHE IS A CROOK FOR WHAT SHE DOES TO THESE POOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS. SHE WILL BE EXPOSED FOR HOW SHE LIES AND ROBS FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BY HAVING PARENTS LIE THAT THIER CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING WHEN THEY ARE NOT SO THAT SHE GETS PAID.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place and the owner are unbelievable. My child was terrified to go school every morning. It took me months to convince him that not all schools are like this "school". The owner blamed me personally for my child fearing his teacher daily. Children that were "late" were made to do additional work during playtime as other childrens would play around him. For a daycare that I paid for, I can bring my child any time I please. So there is no excuse for children to be punished for being "late". The homework was unreal. My child would get several sheets daily and if it wasnt done, he was to complete it while other children played. This is NOT a real school. There is no reason for that amount of punishment or work to be made to be done. The rugs that babies played on were so covered with mold that the owner used FABREEZ and BLANKETS in hopes that it would go away. Children were given cheese puffs and lollipops for breakfast. I know teachers from there and none last more than 2 months because of the conditions and being underpaid. These teachers are scared to keep thier mouths shut to inspecters so they quit. DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN GO HERE FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN AND OTHERS. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THAT THIS OWNER AND FACILITY ARE DISGUSTING. I HOPE THE OWNER KNOWS THAT SHE IS NOT FOOLING ANYONE AND SHE IS A CROOK FOR WHAT SHE DOES TO THESE POOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS. SHE WILL BE EXPOSED FOR HOW SHE LIES AND ROBS FROM CATHOLIC CHARITIES BY HAVING PARENTS LIE THAT THIER CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING WHEN THEY ARE NOT SO THAT SHE GETS PAID.

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My child attends this day care center and I can honestly say it's the best center he has ever been to. The teachers are so loving and caring. The kids enjoy learning something new every day and have lots of fun. I would recommend all parents with young children to enroll their child at this day care center and be worry free while at work/school knowing their child is in a safe place with such wonderful people and having a blast!!!!

5
★★★★★

My child attends this day care center and I can honestly say it's the best center he has ever been to. The teachers are so loving and caring. The kids enjoy learning something new every day and have lots of fun. I would recommend all parents with young children to enroll their child at this day care center and be worry free while at work/school knowing their child is in a safe place with such wonderful people and having a blast!!!!

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