Golden Bear Academy

★★★★☆
  • 421 S Goldenrod Rd

    Orlando, FL 32822

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  • 407-381-4888

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I don't know about what has happened in years past, but my 1 year old daughter has been going to this daycare for 7 months and she absolutely LOVES all the teachers and the school. I get a daily report about what she did, what she ate, and art projects. She LOVES her teachers. She talks about them all weekend and can't wait to go to school each weekend. She even named one of her baby dolls after a teacher :) My daughter won't be 2 for another 1 1/2 months and she can already count to 12 in English and Spanish, only missing a couple numbers, can tell me colors, shapes and say most of the alphabet. She has story time and song time. She has outside play time and if weather doesn't permit, then they watch a show such as Dora or Yo Gabba Gabba. I have showed up unexpectedly all times of the day and never found anything amiss. The teachers and the director communicate with parents often. They count the children regularly. Not only are there two gates to get out front, they are also emit sound in the office when opened. If this was such an unsafe daycare, DCF would have shut it down a long time ago. It is a great daycare and I would recommend it to anyone.

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★★★★★

I don't know about what has happened in years past, but my 1 year old daughter has been going to this daycare for 7 months and she absolutely LOVES all the teachers and the school. I get a daily report about what she did, what she ate, and art projects. She LOVES her teachers. She talks about them all weekend and can't wait to go to school each weekend. She even named one of her baby dolls after a teacher :) My daughter won't be 2 for another 1 1/2 months and she can already count to 12 in English and Spanish, only missing a couple numbers, can tell me colors, shapes and say most of the alphabet. She has story time and song time. She has outside play time and if weather doesn't permit, then they watch a show such as Dora or Yo Gabba Gabba. I have showed up unexpectedly all times of the day and never found anything amiss. The teachers and the director communicate with parents often. They count the children regularly. Not only are there two gates to get out front, they are also emit sound in the office when opened. If this was such an unsafe daycare, DCF would have shut it down a long time ago. It is a great daycare and I would recommend it to anyone.

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i have soooooooo many things to say about this place.the good comments on this site could only be left by employees because they are so lazy and irresponsible with the kids it is amazing they are still allowed to operate.the only person

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i have soooooooo many things to say about this place.the good comments on this site could only be left by employees because they are so lazy and irresponsible with the kids it is amazing they are still allowed to operate.the only person

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Today I picked up my kids and my son was really upset that I picked him up because he wanted to stay!!! I had already checked him out of the system and we were in the car! My son almost cried because we were leaving! I had to speak with

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Today I picked up my kids and my son was really upset that I picked him up because he wanted to stay!!! I had already checked him out of the system and we were in the car! My son almost cried because we were leaving! I had to speak with

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My son has attended Golden Bear since he was 6 months old and will be graduating from VPK this summer. We have had a WONDERFUL experience and will recommend the school to anyone. The Teachers are kind and loving. My son has learned so

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My son has attended Golden Bear since he was 6 months old and will be graduating from VPK this summer. We have had a WONDERFUL experience and will recommend the school to anyone. The Teachers are kind and loving. My son has learned so

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My baby girl has been going to GoldenBear since she was 1 year old. My daughter just turned 2 two weeks ago. My daughter counts, knows her colors, sings her ABC's, and does a lot of art work. She is very well fed and taken care of. At the

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My baby girl has been going to GoldenBear since she was 1 year old. My daughter just turned 2 two weeks ago. My daughter counts, knows her colors, sings her ABC's, and does a lot of art work. She is very well fed and taken care of. At the

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After reviewing all the bad comments it really upsets me. One of the parents can't even spell!! The staff is not rude!!! They are very friendly and helpful!! My son started going there in 2009 for his vpk year, and he was always supervised

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After reviewing all the bad comments it really upsets me. One of the parents can't even spell!! The staff is not rude!!! They are very friendly and helpful!! My son started going there in 2009 for his vpk year, and he was always supervised

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I just want to say I am so thankful to have such a wonderful day care for my children. Golden Bear Academy is the most caring and inviting daycare. I put my son in this daycare in August 2010 when he was 6 months old and he loves it and so

3
★★★★★

I just want to say I am so thankful to have such a wonderful day care for my children. Golden Bear Academy is the most caring and inviting daycare. I put my son in this daycare in August 2010 when he was 6 months old and he loves it and so

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Ask G.B. about the little child they hospitalized recently. An employee allegedly separated the childs elbow and crushed a bone in their hand. The kid underwent surgery to clear out a bone infection and had a picc line (google it) that led into his heart to deliver antibiotics over 3 weeks.

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Ask G.B. about the little child they hospitalized recently. An employee allegedly separated the childs elbow and crushed a bone in their hand. The kid underwent surgery to clear out a bone infection and had a picc line (google it) that led into his heart to deliver antibiotics over 3 weeks.

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Don't always believe the hype people.This daycare has been open for many many years.Yes..the daycare has had a few problems in the past but what people don't mention on here is the things the owner has done to the daycare to correct the problems.The first thing you will see upon entering the daycare are double locked gates.The parents must check in/out of the office first using a computer system before dropping off or leaving their child.Owner has hired more staff for better supervision.There are even bathroom aides in the pre k building for god sakes!!..How much more safety-supervision do you want?
I'm not JUSTIFYING, some of the things that might of happened before(by all means daycares should be fined and take action for what has occured)..but instead of going by hearsay and just deciding to pull your child out because of what you heard by another parent.. is simply ridiculous!.If that's the case, then you have no business putting your children in daycare to begin with.!..and as far as the story about the{lost} child wandering away from the daycare to show up at the mom's job,brought by a total stranger..I highly doubt that happened...Funny how that child had been a student at Goldenbear since the age of one years old.When the so called incident happened he was an older three year old.You would think that this boy would already know school rules and someone in office would of seen the child climbing BOTH gates to get out..hmm,pretty weird huh?..another thing that's puzzling.. after going though such an ordeal you would think the mother would of put the 2 children she has at a smaller family daycare or private nanny instead of putting them at the ghetto daycare down the road..hmm?..I don't know but had that happened to me ,I sure as hell wouldn't put my kids at another big daycare..Hell,I would've done what I had to do and quit my job and stood home with my kids!..Like I said I'm not justifying any of the incidents that might of happened but if you are going to bad mouth the daycare..know the facts first.This daycare has had problems before but those problems have been corrected.I mean honestly ,you think if the daycare was found guilty by DCF by this or any other incident, would'n't it have been shut down a looong time ago?..think about it?!
I worked for this fine establishment for many years and my niece attended vpk there and I think they're probably one of the best out there right now.The new staff are all properly credentialled and are awesome teachers.
Parents..who are looking for quality daycare should always do their research first..
You will find that GoldenBear is one of the best daycares in that area.

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★★★☆☆

Don't always believe the hype people.This daycare has been open for many many years.Yes..the daycare has had a few problems in the past but what people don't mention on here is the things the owner has done to the daycare to correct the problems.The first thing you will see upon entering the daycare are double locked gates.The parents must check in/out of the office first using a computer system before dropping off or leaving their child.Owner has hired more staff for better supervision.There are even bathroom aides in the pre k building for god sakes!!..How much more safety-supervision do you want?
I'm not JUSTIFYING, some of the things that might of happened before(by all means daycares should be fined and take action for what has occured)..but instead of going by hearsay and just deciding to pull your child out because of what you heard by another parent.. is simply ridiculous!.If that's the case, then you have no business putting your children in daycare to begin with.!..and as far as the story about the{lost} child wandering away from the daycare to show up at the mom's job,brought by a total stranger..I highly doubt that happened...Funny how that child had been a student at Goldenbear since the age of one years old.When the so called incident happened he was an older three year old.You would think that this boy would already know school rules and someone in office would of seen the child climbing BOTH gates to get out..hmm,pretty weird huh?..another thing that's puzzling.. after going though such an ordeal you would think the mother would of put the 2 children she has at a smaller family daycare or private nanny instead of putting them at the ghetto daycare down the road..hmm?..I don't know but had that happened to me ,I sure as hell wouldn't put my kids at another big daycare..Hell,I would've done what I had to do and quit my job and stood home with my kids!..Like I said I'm not justifying any of the incidents that might of happened but if you are going to bad mouth the daycare..know the facts first.This daycare has had problems before but those problems have been corrected.I mean honestly ,you think if the daycare was found guilty by DCF by this or any other incident, would'n't it have been shut down a looong time ago?..think about it?!
I worked for this fine establishment for many years and my niece attended vpk there and I think they're probably one of the best out there right now.The new staff are all properly credentialled and are awesome teachers.
Parents..who are looking for quality daycare should always do their research first..
You will find that GoldenBear is one of the best daycares in that area.

Pros: clean place,good teachers,your child will learn alot there

Cons: remain open past 6:30pm

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This daycare is HORRIBLE! I pulled him out immediately when i found out they had lost two kids before, and the lady that was responsible still works there!!! She is related to the OWNER! Do your research, it was on the news!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This daycare is HORRIBLE! I pulled him out immediately when i found out they had lost two kids before, and the lady that was responsible still works there!!! She is related to the OWNER! Do your research, it was on the news!!

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Everything

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i have meet so far 2 differents parents including myself that took their kids there .
We all agree that the kids do not learn absolutely nothing. they spend to much time watching movies and coloring but they will not prepare your kids for school. The price is very reasonable, but at the end you know it will be better pay more for better education. The ladies that work over there are rude very rude.

So if you want my opinion "Don't send your kids there " it is a waist of precious time that somewhere else it will be well exploided.

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i have meet so far 2 differents parents including myself that took their kids there .
We all agree that the kids do not learn absolutely nothing. they spend to much time watching movies and coloring but they will not prepare your kids for school. The price is very reasonable, but at the end you know it will be better pay more for better education. The ladies that work over there are rude very rude.

So if you want my opinion "Don't send your kids there " it is a waist of precious time that somewhere else it will be well exploided.

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I have three boys who have all attended Goldenbear from young ages. My oldest son was there for five years. I now have a five year old and a 9month old in Goldenbear and could not be happier. When I was first looking for daycare for my oldest son, I went for a name I new and went to a locally well known daycare, where my son came home with signs of abuse and I immediately took him out. I enrolled him in Goldenbear and he was always happy and excited to go. My two younger son's love going there now and I am pleased with the teachers and staff. There is only one teacher in particular that I ever had a problem with and she is no longer at the center. I would highly recommend this daycare and have to many friends and family who are all very happy with the care provided by this center.

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I have three boys who have all attended Goldenbear from young ages. My oldest son was there for five years. I now have a five year old and a 9month old in Goldenbear and could not be happier. When I was first looking for daycare for my oldest son, I went for a name I new and went to a locally well known daycare, where my son came home with signs of abuse and I immediately took him out. I enrolled him in Goldenbear and he was always happy and excited to go. My two younger son's love going there now and I am pleased with the teachers and staff. There is only one teacher in particular that I ever had a problem with and she is no longer at the center. I would highly recommend this daycare and have to many friends and family who are all very happy with the care provided by this center.

Pros: Cost effective, good teachers, convenient location and wonderful staff

Cons: At times there is a language barrier with some staff.

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I brought my son to Golden Bear Academy after several places. He has changed his behavior entirely. After been told that he is supposedly Autistic by another day care center and the care taker virtually pushed him out of there, he has been learning new skills, he is now EATING, PLAYING WITH KIDS, INTERACTING, and TALKING, TALKING, TALKING! I am happy with this place, and I do recommend it. It has been a tremendous place for him to grow and develop. They even helped with potty training which was extremely bad to accomplish since no other day care would deal with it, and they actually helped me to get it done!

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I brought my son to Golden Bear Academy after several places. He has changed his behavior entirely. After been told that he is supposedly Autistic by another day care center and the care taker virtually pushed him out of there, he has been learning new skills, he is now EATING, PLAYING WITH KIDS, INTERACTING, and TALKING, TALKING, TALKING! I am happy with this place, and I do recommend it. It has been a tremendous place for him to grow and develop. They even helped with potty training which was extremely bad to accomplish since no other day care would deal with it, and they actually helped me to get it done!

Pros: Price, Education, Individualized Attention, Care

Cons: Like any other place, need more people with special education skills.

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My son went here and would scream bloody murder anytime we drove by. he was 3 at the time and he is now 4 and still remembers not liking it. I took him out after 2 months when I realized the older lady in charge of them would let them scream and forcefully make them sit and held them down to nap so that she could do her chores and eat her lunch. The price is good but like anything else u get what u pay for. I took him to kindercare and could not be happier.

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My son went here and would scream bloody murder anytime we drove by. he was 3 at the time and he is now 4 and still remembers not liking it. I took him out after 2 months when I realized the older lady in charge of them would let them scream and forcefully make them sit and held them down to nap so that she could do her chores and eat her lunch. The price is good but like anything else u get what u pay for. I took him to kindercare and could not be happier.

Pros: cheap

Cons: everything

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All I have to say is to listen to your children when they come to this place and when they attend it. They may like it at first, ebcasue of the playground, but there's not much else to like. There are so far two good teachers there, but I can't say the same for the others. If your children do not like this place, it's for a good reason and it's NOT because they have to get used to it. There are WAY better Day Care centers that deal with children A LOT better..... I can't say more for certain reasons.... but if you only knew what happens after parents leave.....

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★☆☆☆☆

All I have to say is to listen to your children when they come to this place and when they attend it. They may like it at first, ebcasue of the playground, but there's not much else to like. There are so far two good teachers there, but I can't say the same for the others. If your children do not like this place, it's for a good reason and it's NOT because they have to get used to it. There are WAY better Day Care centers that deal with children A LOT better..... I can't say more for certain reasons.... but if you only knew what happens after parents leave.....

Pros: Few Good teachers and good size lunch.

Cons: Extra small breakfast and don't know how to deal with children properly.

 

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