Creative Care

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It truly is a mixed bag at Creative Care. There are some real gems of teachers who we'd hire in an instant to be our child's caretaker if we could. Certainly, not all of the teachers are a problem. The infants, "wobblers" and young toddlers up to age 2 have pretty good support at this time. Teachers have been leaving however, and it is no surprise. There appears to be a significant issue with overcrowding and overenrollment, lack of supervision, lack of discipline and poor ratios in addition to being over legal ratio for their license and staffing. My child was regularly beaten by other children with toys while I was watching, and I witnessed this happen to other children. The teachers are either not caring or overrun with their enrollment to allow this, and the director absolutely refuses to acknowledge there is any problem. This was not an issue before the directorship changed not too long ago. Although the center had its issues, there was always the ability to be listened to, taken seriously and empathetically, and the issue addressed immediately. The current director is defensive and will not acknowledge any problem. Also, we witnessed a child running up and down the hall on the second floor being unsupervised, and it was a full 2 minutes before the teacher realized the child was missing. The boy could have fallen down the stairwell and been injured or worse. When the teacher realized he was missing, she left 3 young toddlers unattended in a bathroom to go after him, including my own child. This warranted immediate removal of my child from the center for their own safety. Yes, Creative Care is inexpensive (although the rates are going up steadily...two raises in less than a year), but its not worth the safety of your child. Additionally, one on one attention is not possible with these ratios.

A few other drawbacks: The school closes for nearly two weeks around Christmas and New Years...and you still have to pay for those weeks. How are parents to get time off during the holidays? The school is closed on all holidays, and sporatically at other times. The school closes for a little over a week in September "to prepare for the new year" and you are out of luck for childcare unless you have friends or family that do not work that you trust. Calendars of closings are not always available with enough notice. The school also will close early for several events, graduations, etc. a year.

I am very sad to have this experience to write about, as it was very economical to have my child there. If you are considering this location, please take this review to heart and also check with the state licensing division on their record. They have been in trouble for their ratios, not cleaning toys, toys in dangerous conditions, not having children signed in/out, where/how and location of meals given, and the list goes on. I will again say that not all the teachers are poor...as a matter of fact, there are a couple I would love to have packed up and taken with us and our child. I sincerely am grateful to Alma and Aliya, Krishna and Razia for caring for my child so well. I hope they will be happy wherever they may be, be it at Creative Care or another place.

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It truly is a mixed bag at Creative Care. There are some real gems of teachers who we'd hire in an instant to be our child's caretaker if we could. Certainly, not all of the teachers are a problem. The infants, "wobblers" and young toddlers up to age 2 have pretty good support at this time. Teachers have been leaving however, and it is no surprise. There appears to be a significant issue with overcrowding and overenrollment, lack of supervision, lack of discipline and poor ratios in addition to being over legal ratio for their license and staffing. My child was regularly beaten by other children with toys while I was watching, and I witnessed this happen to other children. The teachers are either not caring or overrun with their enrollment to allow this, and the director absolutely refuses to acknowledge there is any problem. This was not an issue before the directorship changed not too long ago. Although the center had its issues, there was always the ability to be listened to, taken seriously and empathetically, and the issue addressed immediately. The current director is defensive and will not acknowledge any problem. Also, we witnessed a child running up and down the hall on the second floor being unsupervised, and it was a full 2 minutes before the teacher realized the child was missing. The boy could have fallen down the stairwell and been injured or worse. When the teacher realized he was missing, she left 3 young toddlers unattended in a bathroom to go after him, including my own child. This warranted immediate removal of my child from the center for their own safety. Yes, Creative Care is inexpensive (although the rates are going up steadily...two raises in less than a year), but its not worth the safety of your child. Additionally, one on one attention is not possible with these ratios.

A few other drawbacks: The school closes for nearly two weeks around Christmas and New Years...and you still have to pay for those weeks. How are parents to get time off during the holidays? The school is closed on all holidays, and sporatically at other times. The school closes for a little over a week in September "to prepare for the new year" and you are out of luck for childcare unless you have friends or family that do not work that you trust. Calendars of closings are not always available with enough notice. The school also will close early for several events, graduations, etc. a year.

I am very sad to have this experience to write about, as it was very economical to have my child there. If you are considering this location, please take this review to heart and also check with the state licensing division on their record. They have been in trouble for their ratios, not cleaning toys, toys in dangerous conditions, not having children signed in/out, where/how and location of meals given, and the list goes on. I will again say that not all the teachers are poor...as a matter of fact, there are a couple I would love to have packed up and taken with us and our child. I sincerely am grateful to Alma and Aliya, Krishna and Razia for caring for my child so well. I hope they will be happy wherever they may be, be it at Creative Care or another place.

Pros: Some very caring teachers, inexpensive

Cons: Directorship, overcrowding/over enrollment, teachers

 

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