Merry Moppet Preschool

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Shame on the Director of this School. She should be put in time-out. (Seriously.)

After having read these two reviews , I am not surprised and strongly agree with the disappointment that has been expressed.

I went to this preschool for an interview in 2009 and learned first-hand that the Director of this preschool doesn't appear to have SOLID knowledge of early childhood development. And if she did, she along with her assistant would not have defended their poor practices (pertaining to the food they give the children) with such a poor answer and snobby attitude.

I still want to send them a page from WHOLE FOODS market's coupon booklet to TEACH THEM that the food they give to the children does play a crucial role in the child's learning development. I might just do that in the near future.

While I may not have a degree yet in Early Childhood Education... I believe I would run this school with a much stronger foundation....which would include looking out for the best interests of our younger generation, and not dig into the pockets of numerous hard-working parents.

At the interview, when they asked me if I had any questions, I asked them what foods they provide, if any, for the children. I bet they did not expect an out of the blue question like that....but as an Early Childhood Education student, I was taught that a nutritious meal....including snacks, are EQUALLY important to the healthy development of a child at ALL ages. I asked if they offered fruit for instance and the response I received was UNACCEPTABLE. The Director stated that their school offers snacks like potato chips. I tried to convey to her that by offering fruits like blueberries and apples along with other healthy options ARE much more beneficial to a child's learning,...and she responded by saying that their school is not a bureaucracy. I think she thought that by throwing out a fancy word would make her seem smarter or more superior?.I think not. She just demonstrated to me that she was a Director for a school who did not REALLY care about the children and their health?.which is completely the opposite of what early childhood education is suppose to be about. As a the Director, she should already know that nutritious food WILL affect a child??s learning development which DOES include their cognitive, language, social, emotional and motor skills. Without food, we do not have energy to function and to think. Healthy food gives us, humans-including young children!!, fuel for the brain and the body! Did this ??Director? not know this? Or does she just want to fuel a child with junk food that is unhealthy?

So for any parent who is seeking to enroll their child in a preschool that focuses on the child and would like free-play, art, music, singing and parent involvement incorporated into their child??s curriculum, I highly suggest you first call and ask them what philosophy or approach they practice. After having taken only 2 Early Childhood Education college courses, the philosophy that I strongly feel benefit??s a child??s development in all areas is the Reggio-Emilia Approach. You can do a Google search to read up on it.

It goes without saying, but I will say it anyhows,..I was glad to not have received a job offer,...to have had to work under the poor attitude of the Director and poor practices, I would have been unhappy....both for me and for the children being deprived of a better learning environment.

Good luck to all the parents, but most importantly to all the children!

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★☆☆☆☆

Shame on the Director of this School. She should be put in time-out. (Seriously.)

After having read these two reviews , I am not surprised and strongly agree with the disappointment that has been expressed.

I went to this preschool for an interview in 2009 and learned first-hand that the Director of this preschool doesn't appear to have SOLID knowledge of early childhood development. And if she did, she along with her assistant would not have defended their poor practices (pertaining to the food they give the children) with such a poor answer and snobby attitude.

I still want to send them a page from WHOLE FOODS market's coupon booklet to TEACH THEM that the food they give to the children does play a crucial role in the child's learning development. I might just do that in the near future.

While I may not have a degree yet in Early Childhood Education... I believe I would run this school with a much stronger foundation....which would include looking out for the best interests of our younger generation, and not dig into the pockets of numerous hard-working parents.

At the interview, when they asked me if I had any questions, I asked them what foods they provide, if any, for the children. I bet they did not expect an out of the blue question like that....but as an Early Childhood Education student, I was taught that a nutritious meal....including snacks, are EQUALLY important to the healthy development of a child at ALL ages. I asked if they offered fruit for instance and the response I received was UNACCEPTABLE. The Director stated that their school offers snacks like potato chips. I tried to convey to her that by offering fruits like blueberries and apples along with other healthy options ARE much more beneficial to a child's learning,...and she responded by saying that their school is not a bureaucracy. I think she thought that by throwing out a fancy word would make her seem smarter or more superior?.I think not. She just demonstrated to me that she was a Director for a school who did not REALLY care about the children and their health?.which is completely the opposite of what early childhood education is suppose to be about. As a the Director, she should already know that nutritious food WILL affect a child??s learning development which DOES include their cognitive, language, social, emotional and motor skills. Without food, we do not have energy to function and to think. Healthy food gives us, humans-including young children!!, fuel for the brain and the body! Did this ??Director? not know this? Or does she just want to fuel a child with junk food that is unhealthy?

So for any parent who is seeking to enroll their child in a preschool that focuses on the child and would like free-play, art, music, singing and parent involvement incorporated into their child??s curriculum, I highly suggest you first call and ask them what philosophy or approach they practice. After having taken only 2 Early Childhood Education college courses, the philosophy that I strongly feel benefit??s a child??s development in all areas is the Reggio-Emilia Approach. You can do a Google search to read up on it.

It goes without saying, but I will say it anyhows,..I was glad to not have received a job offer,...to have had to work under the poor attitude of the Director and poor practices, I would have been unhappy....both for me and for the children being deprived of a better learning environment.

Good luck to all the parents, but most importantly to all the children!

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I have to say we are rather disappointed with our child's experience here. While we were so excited about the school in the beginning, we have seen first hand that the priority of the teachers are to please parents - not to do what is right. the primary teachers in the rooms seem to do well ,but most assistants are no more than babysitters. at 2 and 3, its not about workbooks, but it is about teaching proper conflict resolution - not simply saying "tell her you are sorry", or how to do things and engage with the children. we just don't see that .

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I have to say we are rather disappointed with our child's experience here. While we were so excited about the school in the beginning, we have seen first hand that the priority of the teachers are to please parents - not to do what is right. the primary teachers in the rooms seem to do well ,but most assistants are no more than babysitters. at 2 and 3, its not about workbooks, but it is about teaching proper conflict resolution - not simply saying "tell her you are sorry", or how to do things and engage with the children. we just don't see that .

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PROS: year-round, half and full day program avail, meals prepared on site and included in tuition, cute cottage like buildings

CONS: all hardscape and no green space for kids to play on outside, too much workbook type exercises and not enough music and art, very little parent involvement allowed in the classroom, not a particularly welcoming or warm community for new parents

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PROS: year-round, half and full day program avail, meals prepared on site and included in tuition, cute cottage like buildings

CONS: all hardscape and no green space for kids to play on outside, too much workbook type exercises and not enough music and art, very little parent involvement allowed in the classroom, not a particularly welcoming or warm community for new parents

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