Bright Beginnings Academy

★★★★☆
  • 53 Bivens Ln

    Ringgold, GA 30736

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  • 706-965-2220

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I have two children that attend Bright Beginnings Academy. They have been enrolled there for a little over a year now and we absolutely could not be happier! All the teachers have been fantastic and Ms. Paula and Ms. Pam are the best! I

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I have two children that attend Bright Beginnings Academy. They have been enrolled there for a little over a year now and we absolutely could not be happier! All the teachers have been fantastic and Ms. Paula and Ms. Pam are the best! I

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IF YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR CHILD, DO NOT EVEN REMOTELY CONSIDER SENDING THEM TO BRIGHT BEGINNINGS!

I was absolutely appalled at how horribly the administration and staff handled a bullying issue with another child being aggressive toward my son.

My son repeatedly told me that another child was hitting him and pouring dirt in his hair (the latter I saw firsthand when I picked him up and asked him why there was dirt in his hair, for two consecutive days and he told me who had done it) but I (foolishly) had faith that the teachers had dealt with the issues as this bully was almost always in time-out when I dropped my son off or picked him up (2-4 days a week). It was when we had come home from school, on Wednesday evening, that my son told me the other student had hit him (again). I decided that this had gone on long enough and resolved to discuss the issue with his teachers and the administration the next morning.
That next morning, December 9, 2010, we got up, I told my son we were going to school. He used to be so excited about going and he used to love it! Today, he was beside himself. He broke down and began crying, saying that, ''?[the bully] would hit him.''?? When we got to school, I voiced my concerns to his two morning teachers. They stated they??d never seen the bully hit my son, and that my son had never said anything about this to them but they agreed to keep a watchful eye. When I spoke to the administration, on my way out, they made excuses and actually defended the bully - even though I had also personally witnessed this bully hitting and shoving other children and told them as much; however, I was still iffy on what to do. It was when I picked my son up, that evening, and I spoke with his evening teachers, one of whom actually began arguing with me over my concerns, that I knew the only decision was to remove my son as it was obvious his safety, and my concerns for his well-being, were not a primary concern of the staff or administration.

And, as if I needed further convincing, as his evening teachers and I were standing in his classroom, in the middle of our ''discussion,'' the bully walked up to another child, (who was listening to us, less than 6' away) and the bully proceeded to jump onto this child's back. The child fell to the ground, screaming in pain as the bully began pulling EXTREMELY hard on this innocent child's ear, and continued to do so until one of the teachers pulled them apart. I stated to the teacher, ''That??s exactly what I??m talking about!'' The teachers did nothing to the bully except to say ''that was not nice,'' and I knew with certainty I needed to get my son away from this place.

Today, December 13, 2010, I had the displeasure of speaking with the administration again. They began making accusations that my son was now lying, even after what I??d seen that past Thursday in conjunction with my witnessing this bully being physically abusive to other children throughout my son??s attendance (well over 6 months). More than once, I??d even heard some of the teachers saying this bully was a discipline problem. However, now the administration began saying that my son HAD told his teachers about the bully hitting him but that the bully was with another teacher when my son claimed it was supposed to have happened, so they ????knew???? he was lying (as though a 2, about to turn 3, year old knows the difference between 1 minute ago and 1 hour ago). You may recall the teachers originally stated my son had never once said the bully had done anything to him before, and now they change their story?

I would highly, highly recommend you not even remotely consider taking your child to this school. It is a veritable nightmare of mismanagement with an absolute lack of ability to provide your child with a safe, stable and nurturing learning environment.

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IF YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR CHILD, DO NOT EVEN REMOTELY CONSIDER SENDING THEM TO BRIGHT BEGINNINGS!

I was absolutely appalled at how horribly the administration and staff handled a bullying issue with another child being aggressive toward my son.

My son repeatedly told me that another child was hitting him and pouring dirt in his hair (the latter I saw firsthand when I picked him up and asked him why there was dirt in his hair, for two consecutive days and he told me who had done it) but I (foolishly) had faith that the teachers had dealt with the issues as this bully was almost always in time-out when I dropped my son off or picked him up (2-4 days a week). It was when we had come home from school, on Wednesday evening, that my son told me the other student had hit him (again). I decided that this had gone on long enough and resolved to discuss the issue with his teachers and the administration the next morning.
That next morning, December 9, 2010, we got up, I told my son we were going to school. He used to be so excited about going and he used to love it! Today, he was beside himself. He broke down and began crying, saying that, ''?[the bully] would hit him.''?? When we got to school, I voiced my concerns to his two morning teachers. They stated they??d never seen the bully hit my son, and that my son had never said anything about this to them but they agreed to keep a watchful eye. When I spoke to the administration, on my way out, they made excuses and actually defended the bully - even though I had also personally witnessed this bully hitting and shoving other children and told them as much; however, I was still iffy on what to do. It was when I picked my son up, that evening, and I spoke with his evening teachers, one of whom actually began arguing with me over my concerns, that I knew the only decision was to remove my son as it was obvious his safety, and my concerns for his well-being, were not a primary concern of the staff or administration.

And, as if I needed further convincing, as his evening teachers and I were standing in his classroom, in the middle of our ''discussion,'' the bully walked up to another child, (who was listening to us, less than 6' away) and the bully proceeded to jump onto this child's back. The child fell to the ground, screaming in pain as the bully began pulling EXTREMELY hard on this innocent child's ear, and continued to do so until one of the teachers pulled them apart. I stated to the teacher, ''That??s exactly what I??m talking about!'' The teachers did nothing to the bully except to say ''that was not nice,'' and I knew with certainty I needed to get my son away from this place.

Today, December 13, 2010, I had the displeasure of speaking with the administration again. They began making accusations that my son was now lying, even after what I??d seen that past Thursday in conjunction with my witnessing this bully being physically abusive to other children throughout my son??s attendance (well over 6 months). More than once, I??d even heard some of the teachers saying this bully was a discipline problem. However, now the administration began saying that my son HAD told his teachers about the bully hitting him but that the bully was with another teacher when my son claimed it was supposed to have happened, so they ????knew???? he was lying (as though a 2, about to turn 3, year old knows the difference between 1 minute ago and 1 hour ago). You may recall the teachers originally stated my son had never once said the bully had done anything to him before, and now they change their story?

I would highly, highly recommend you not even remotely consider taking your child to this school. It is a veritable nightmare of mismanagement with an absolute lack of ability to provide your child with a safe, stable and nurturing learning environment.

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IF YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR CHILD, DO NOT EVEN REMOTELY CONSIDER SENDING THEM TO BRIGHT BEGINNINGS!

I was absolutely appalled at how horribly the administration and staff handled a bullying issue with another child being aggressive toward my

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★★★★★

IF YOU TRULY LOVE YOUR CHILD, DO NOT EVEN REMOTELY CONSIDER SENDING THEM TO BRIGHT BEGINNINGS!

I was absolutely appalled at how horribly the administration and staff handled a bullying issue with another child being aggressive toward my

 

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