My children have been coming here for three years. My son enjoys it tremendously and we just enrolled our newborn. Both of them are always smiling and happy when we get them - and, perhaps more telling, when we drop them off. The food selection is wonderful - lots of fruit and vegetables and my 4 year old son now eats salad! And Kim and Tracy are absolutely lovely. They genuinely care about the kids. There is very low staff turnover, which is rare in this field. And the school does a number of fun parties each year to celebrate the various holidays - Halloween and Christmas especially.
I enrolled my daughter in this center for only a month. This center is understaffed and the people they hire are unprofessional. During the short period she was attending she recieved numerous injuries from lack of supervision over ten reports. She was constantly falling down or running into things according to the staff. My daughter did not get along with another little girl and they were always pushing and hitting each other with toys instead of the staff keeping them apart they allowed them to be next to each other and continue to assualt each other. They do not have enough staff to properly supervise the groups of children they enroll and the staff is not properly trained. My daughter was in the middle of potty training when she attended and they did not have the patience to wait till she had to use the restroom, they forced her to sit on the potty and she would have temper tantrums because she didn't need to go but they refused to let her get up. Because she acted out this way one of the teachers approaced me and told me that because my daughter screamed when they put her on the potty it was a sign of child abuse and the director called child services because of it. The Department of Human Services came out to investigate and found their claims false also their story changed when they called the deperatment they made false allegations about sexual abuse and my child having red and irritated skin and that she screamed when people tried to wipe her and she was in pain, that was not true. When the social worker went to question them about this because there were no marks on my child which i had to have the peditrician exam her for the worker they claimed the dispatcher wrote down false information and they only said she cried on the toilet that there were no physical signs of abuse. Bunch of liars if you ask me.
I enrolled my 2 children in this childcare and it was a nightmare, they were only there for two months before i took them out. within the 60 day time period they were enrolled i recieved 29 incident reports from injurys they recieved at this childcare. they ranged from bumping their heads, falling and getting scratches and bruises for my oldest son but most of them were for my 10 month old son who was being bit by a 2 yr old that some how seemed to be in the infant room on a daily basis even though he was a risk to be around them. My youngest son was a special needs child that had problems with his leg he was seeing a specialist and had surgery for it. Even though this center was informed before he was enrolled that he had this medical problem and that he was being seen by a doctor everytime he was dropped off at daycare with a cast and a doctors note (after they were informed that morning we would be late because he had an appointment) the staff would make snyde remarks like "oh what happened to his leg this time" and "did he break his leg again" he was recasted every week for his medical treatment and was even enrolled with the cast on. In the end both of my kids starting suffering from diaper rashes after i would pick them up during the day and i had to get a prescribtion for nystatin cream to clear it up. at one point in time they accused me of causing a bruise that my child recieved in their care, i told them they gave me an incident report for it and they argued with me. i had to go home and get the incident report they filled out to prove they were not only wrong but idiots they didnt even bother apologizing they just made excuses that "something else must have happened to make it look worse". the staff is rude and incompetent, they have no professional manner at all. the center is not very clean and always has the stentch of urine the biggest mistake i made was making a rush decision to enroll my kids here because i was desperate for child care. i thought because i showed up in the middle of the day for my look around thats why the daycare had the smell and the dirt but day after day there was no change. i recommened you look elsewhere for good childcare unless you want to deal with their verbal abuse and neglect of your children.
My daughter has been attending A Childs View for over 3 years, and my son started recently at 12 weeks old. Words cannot describe what a fantastic child care facility this is. I have experienced quite a few different centers prior to this, and by far this has surpassed all of my needs. The corporate owned centers that we had attended prior looked great physically, but the care that we received lacked tremendously. The staff at a Childs View really and genuinely care for my kids, and that's what is important to me as a parent, not the physical assets, it is the knowledge and love that they each show on a daily basis. All of the teachers know both of my children by name, and are genuinely ecstatic to see them each day. They have an outstanding curriculum, meal plan and play time. Each day, my daughter has learned something new and is ahead of the average 4 yr old. Kim, the Director has always, always taken the time to meet with us to discuss our kids progress and is more than willing to adjust anything we may request. Both Kim and Tracy are such loving and caring people, and are such an asset to this industry. Ladies, thank you for all of your hard work - it does not go unnoticed.
Because my husband and I have to work everyday, It is extremely important to us, that our children are cared for in the best possible way. I'm sure that you feel that way too, which is exactly why I am posting this - so that your kids can have the ultimate in child care, and so you never second think a thing the moment you drop them off.
I have no experience with this care here. However I did go in for an impromptu visit at the end of the day to see what they were all about. There are no pictures on the website- with food reason. The lady who answered the phone - Tracy was very reluctant to have me come in- end of the day and thus she was busy. I get that. However she did let me come in for a quick look and see. While I waited at the window with my three year old I felt the displeasure of my unplanned visit. A chubby teacher was complaining about a coworker in a self important way, which while amusing to listen to is not the best impression for a potential client. I waited 10 minutes at the window for Tracy to get done. Tracy did not bother saying hello or thanks for waiting or I will get you in a minute! A blank stare thats all I got! Wait this gets better. I was finally let in with my 3 year old in tow and taken thorugh a maze of dingy alleys to a window less large room which looked like a bad baby factory- my mind was more or less made up at this stage. However as is always the case my daughter wanted to pee. Tracy yelled out the location of the bathroom and made out of there ASAP. This place looks terrible, smells terrible and the teachers seem how should I say this- not the sharpest tools in the shed.
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Kim, the director, Tracy, and ALL of the teachers are wonderful. My son struts with confidence because of them. LOW turnover, great environment. Very fun activities during the year too. We've been to 3 daycares with our son, and this is the keeper. An exceptional school, fun, organized, professional staff. Never chaotic, a great gym to play in, and great outdoor space, as well. And with their help, our son was potty trained within 4 days.
I was really reluctant to return to work without having a great daycare. My husband and I are the type that research something very thoroughly before committing to purchasing or using the services.
My son currently attends A Child's View and constantly talks about his teachers, friends, and the activities they have. He is always eager to go to "school" in the morning.
The staff has very low turnover and everyone knows my and my son's name. The tuition is the cheapest in the area, but they don't skimp on activities or staff. Meals are healthy and nutritious. Staff is friendly and the director and assistant directors are very helpful. The atmosphere is very clean and I've never had a problem with them.
My two oldest children attended this daycare for a few years, from the time they were toddlers until they went to elementary school. I found the care to be very good, with relatively low staff turnover, so the children felt secure as the same caregivers were caring for them. This daycare has moved to a larger facility since my children attended; I have been to this facility several times to pick up a friend's child and it is very large and nice, giving the kids lots of room to play.
Love, Love, Love this daycare! It is family owned and you can feel their warmth the moment you walk into the center. With the new owner (in January), there have been quite a few positive changes, both with the staff and the facility itself. The center is very large, has great age specific rooms, a large gym, art room, cafeteria and playground. The center just recently revamped the playground, and it is a fantastic area for both of my kids (1 & 5) to run and play. They also bring in a dance teacher, tae kwon doe instructor, and various other activites that you can sign your child up to do once a week. Their prices are hard to beat, yet you recieve such fantastic and genuine care. My daughter absolutely adores Mr. David (4's teacher), and I have personally loved having Hannah, Samantha and Chrissie care for our son for his first year. The teachers are excellent, caring, patient and it has been a pleasure getting to know each one. It is a great place to entrust your children to. Thank you A Childs View, keep doing what you are doing!