Kids R Kids Richardson

★★★★★
  • 3521 North Star Road

    Richardson, TX 75082

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  • 972-235-5437

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Our preschool child has been going to this childcare for 6 months now. We toured a total of six (6) childcare daycares in the Richardson, Murphy and Wylie areas as we decided on which school our child would attend, as live near Murphy (close to FM544 and Murphy Road area). We considered the following things during our review of the six preschool centers we visited: (a) building aesthetics -- Kids R Kids Richardson was the clear winner in this category hands down as they have a literally new and airy building with clean and spacious classrooms, very large and grassy play grounds with lots of slides and playground equipment; (b) What is the classroom environment like? -- We considered Primrose at Breckinridge Park, Children's Lighthouse, Whistle Stop and Breckinridge Montessori, New Century Montessori, and Healthy Beginnings Montessori as the other schools we visited. Kids R Kids Richardson stood out in this criteria because they are an accredited school, have a corporate education department which writes their curriculum and their daily curriculum involves play-based learning (which to me as a parent means that kids play and learn at the same time, so, it enhances the learning for young minds); (c) what is/are the teacher's qualifications? We interviewed the center's director, managers and front office personnel, as well as visited with the teachers very briefly. In our opinion, Healthy Beginnings with its Montessori teaching method came close, as we were impressed with their director and assistant director, but, Kids R Kids came out with an upper hand because they have a friendly office staff as well as most of their Preschool teachers are also EC-4 certified. Especially their 3 year and 4 year old programs' main teachers are EC-4 or EC-6 certified. The teacher certification gives us assurance that the ladies in the classroom that are in charge of my child are qualified and college degreed with 4-yr college degrees. We also observed that the Kids R Kids location is using the Smart Board computer enhanced technology. We have found out that Kids R Kids is pursuing a separate certification from Texas School Ready to accredit and certify their Pre-K (4+ years) classroom; (d) What are extra curricular offerings like? We spoke to various preschool directors during our visit to these schools and determined that Kids R Kids location include Spanish (daily), music curriculum (weekly), gymnastics (weekly) as a part of their core competencies. Plus, we were surprised to find out that the music and gymnastics programs are offered by professional coaches from professional companies that specialize in these programs for young children; (e) Whats the pricing? Of course if money were no objective, we would hire a nanny and a certified teacher to take care of our kids. In doing our research, we found that Primrose Breckinridge Park is the most expensive. In addition to the weekly tuition, they have a registration fee, supply fees twice a year and also if your children participate in extra curricular activities you are expected to pay an activity fee. Most other centers have both a registration fee and supply fees. The other centers did not say that they offered any third party or professional programs such as music or gymnastics, etc. One of the centers also has a fee for meals (wow!!). It seems that fees galore exists in the childcare industry. Kids R Kids (Richardson center) has a Registration fee (which was $100) and other than the weekly tuition, they do not have other fees such as for supplies or food. The tuition is less than the Primrose of Breckinridge Park and the overall cost is less than Primrose and Healthy Beginnings. Kids R Kids is at par with Breckinridge Montessori school (but the latter has no classroom cameras for parents viewing of their children). Kids R Kids is also at Par with New Century Montessori. However, Kids R Kids is higher in tuition than Childrens Lighthouse and Whistle Stop by about $20-30 per week. Overall, we still decided with Kids R Kids because of the strength of their curriculum, teacher quality, pleasing owners and teachers and for the fact that each parent can see the kids via secured cameras, which is accessed via the iPhone (and other smartphone). Best of all the camera access is free. We have been at Kids R Kids for 6 months now and we love it. My kid continues to learn and enjoy at the school. This review was posted by a happy mommy for the benefit of other moms that have to go thru the process of evaluating different childcare and preschool centers for their own children.

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Our preschool child has been going to this childcare for 6 months now. We toured a total of six (6) childcare daycares in the Richardson, Murphy and Wylie areas as we decided on which school our child would attend, as live near Murphy (close to FM544 and Murphy Road area). We considered the following things during our review of the six preschool centers we visited: (a) building aesthetics -- Kids R Kids Richardson was the clear winner in this category hands down as they have a literally new and airy building with clean and spacious classrooms, very large and grassy play grounds with lots of slides and playground equipment; (b) What is the classroom environment like? -- We considered Primrose at Breckinridge Park, Children's Lighthouse, Whistle Stop and Breckinridge Montessori, New Century Montessori, and Healthy Beginnings Montessori as the other schools we visited. Kids R Kids Richardson stood out in this criteria because they are an accredited school, have a corporate education department which writes their curriculum and their daily curriculum involves play-based learning (which to me as a parent means that kids play and learn at the same time, so, it enhances the learning for young minds); (c) what is/are the teacher's qualifications? We interviewed the center's director, managers and front office personnel, as well as visited with the teachers very briefly. In our opinion, Healthy Beginnings with its Montessori teaching method came close, as we were impressed with their director and assistant director, but, Kids R Kids came out with an upper hand because they have a friendly office staff as well as most of their Preschool teachers are also EC-4 certified. Especially their 3 year and 4 year old programs' main teachers are EC-4 or EC-6 certified. The teacher certification gives us assurance that the ladies in the classroom that are in charge of my child are qualified and college degreed with 4-yr college degrees. We also observed that the Kids R Kids location is using the Smart Board computer enhanced technology. We have found out that Kids R Kids is pursuing a separate certification from Texas School Ready to accredit and certify their Pre-K (4+ years) classroom; (d) What are extra curricular offerings like? We spoke to various preschool directors during our visit to these schools and determined that Kids R Kids location include Spanish (daily), music curriculum (weekly), gymnastics (weekly) as a part of their core competencies. Plus, we were surprised to find out that the music and gymnastics programs are offered by professional coaches from professional companies that specialize in these programs for young children; (e) Whats the pricing? Of course if money were no objective, we would hire a nanny and a certified teacher to take care of our kids. In doing our research, we found that Primrose Breckinridge Park is the most expensive. In addition to the weekly tuition, they have a registration fee, supply fees twice a year and also if your children participate in extra curricular activities you are expected to pay an activity fee. Most other centers have both a registration fee and supply fees. The other centers did not say that they offered any third party or professional programs such as music or gymnastics, etc. One of the centers also has a fee for meals (wow!!). It seems that fees galore exists in the childcare industry. Kids R Kids (Richardson center) has a Registration fee (which was $100) and other than the weekly tuition, they do not have other fees such as for supplies or food. The tuition is less than the Primrose of Breckinridge Park and the overall cost is less than Primrose and Healthy Beginnings. Kids R Kids is at par with Breckinridge Montessori school (but the latter has no classroom cameras for parents viewing of their children). Kids R Kids is also at Par with New Century Montessori. However, Kids R Kids is higher in tuition than Childrens Lighthouse and Whistle Stop by about $20-30 per week. Overall, we still decided with Kids R Kids because of the strength of their curriculum, teacher quality, pleasing owners and teachers and for the fact that each parent can see the kids via secured cameras, which is accessed via the iPhone (and other smartphone). Best of all the camera access is free. We have been at Kids R Kids for 6 months now and we love it. My kid continues to learn and enjoy at the school. This review was posted by a happy mommy for the benefit of other moms that have to go thru the process of evaluating different childcare and preschool centers for their own children.

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My son has been attending Kids R Kids for 6 1/2 months. I have been very pleased with the care that my child has received. He has learned a tremendous amount since he has been attending Kids R Kids. The staff is wonderful and his teachers are very caring, loving and nurturing. I never doubt that my child is being mistreated. He is excited about going to school and leaves a comforting feeling for me. He has had a few incidents with biting however, I was notified right away. The owners are always on sight to greet you in the morning and afternoon and are always willing to speak to you. It is a pleasure to see that the owners take pride in their facility and are fixtures at the school. They are constantly doing arts and crafts and my son comes home everyday with something new.

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My son has been attending Kids R Kids for 6 1/2 months. I have been very pleased with the care that my child has received. He has learned a tremendous amount since he has been attending Kids R Kids. The staff is wonderful and his teachers are very caring, loving and nurturing. I never doubt that my child is being mistreated. He is excited about going to school and leaves a comforting feeling for me. He has had a few incidents with biting however, I was notified right away. The owners are always on sight to greet you in the morning and afternoon and are always willing to speak to you. It is a pleasure to see that the owners take pride in their facility and are fixtures at the school. They are constantly doing arts and crafts and my son comes home everyday with something new.

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