Mary Sears Children's Academy

★★★★☆
  • 16807 S. 108th Ave

    Orland Park, IL 60467

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  • 708-460-4414

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  • Kindergartens
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  • After School Care
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M-F 6am-6pm, Sa-Su Closed
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They consistently did not meet the ratio for the number of adults per children. Don't drop off and pick up in the hallway - go to the classrooms and see for yourself. I would NEVER recommend this facility.

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They consistently did not meet the ratio for the number of adults per children. Don't drop off and pick up in the hallway - go to the classrooms and see for yourself. I would NEVER recommend this facility.

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We would like to send a big Thank You to the teachers, care takers and staff of Mary Sears Childrens Academy of Orland Park. Our son Ryan has been attending Mary Sears for the past two years and I cannot say enough about how much he has

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We would like to send a big Thank You to the teachers, care takers and staff of Mary Sears Childrens Academy of Orland Park. Our son Ryan has been attending Mary Sears for the past two years and I cannot say enough about how much he has

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The poor reviews about this school are absolutely correct! I can vouch from experience and regret ever using this ??school?. Do NOT send your children here! None of the ??teachers? are certified and anyone in a position of power is related to the director. They are given carte blanche to do or say whatever they want. They put on a lovely dog and pony show for parents about how the ??children come first?. However, after the parents leave they just let children sit and cry, and actually yell at staffers who try to comfort the children! Mary Sears talks about a lot about R-E-S-P-E-C-T but they don??t show any respect to the children OR to the staff!
The school ??rules? state that children should ??never be talked down to?, but this is routinely ignored by bitter and mean sarcastic ??teachers? who demean the children and mock them. Screaming at a three year old to ??RESPECT!? means nothing if you don??t set the example for them.
I recently took a course in classroom management and everything the instructor discussed about having consistent rules and a calm and caring atmosphere was never followed at Mary Sears. They would routinely make up new ??rules? on the spot that didn??t exist before, and spend more time spying on each other and engaging in gossip than watching their own classrooms. They break their own ??rules? about how males are not to be with the children when they go to the bathroom. What they claim goes on and what actually occurs are completely different things. I know what my children experienced and they are NOT liars. Mary Sears is a terrible institution and more like a boot camp that any kind of loving nurturing environment. I hope this place gets shut down.

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★☆☆☆☆

The poor reviews about this school are absolutely correct! I can vouch from experience and regret ever using this ??school?. Do NOT send your children here! None of the ??teachers? are certified and anyone in a position of power is related to the director. They are given carte blanche to do or say whatever they want. They put on a lovely dog and pony show for parents about how the ??children come first?. However, after the parents leave they just let children sit and cry, and actually yell at staffers who try to comfort the children! Mary Sears talks about a lot about R-E-S-P-E-C-T but they don??t show any respect to the children OR to the staff!
The school ??rules? state that children should ??never be talked down to?, but this is routinely ignored by bitter and mean sarcastic ??teachers? who demean the children and mock them. Screaming at a three year old to ??RESPECT!? means nothing if you don??t set the example for them.
I recently took a course in classroom management and everything the instructor discussed about having consistent rules and a calm and caring atmosphere was never followed at Mary Sears. They would routinely make up new ??rules? on the spot that didn??t exist before, and spend more time spying on each other and engaging in gossip than watching their own classrooms. They break their own ??rules? about how males are not to be with the children when they go to the bathroom. What they claim goes on and what actually occurs are completely different things. I know what my children experienced and they are NOT liars. Mary Sears is a terrible institution and more like a boot camp that any kind of loving nurturing environment. I hope this place gets shut down.

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My children love Mary Sears! The Teachers and Directors are by far the best professionals I have ever seen. My children have so much fun and come home teaching us spanish! I can't refer them enough to my friends and family. Thank you MSCA for taking such good care of my babies!

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★★★★★

My children love Mary Sears! The Teachers and Directors are by far the best professionals I have ever seen. My children have so much fun and come home teaching us spanish! I can't refer them enough to my friends and family. Thank you MSCA for taking such good care of my babies!

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This is the best Academy my children have ever attended! The staff is loving and wonderful! My children come home singing and recognizing their letters and numbers everywhere we go. I am so grateful to find a place my children call their second home.

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★★★★★

This is the best Academy my children have ever attended! The staff is loving and wonderful! My children come home singing and recognizing their letters and numbers everywhere we go. I am so grateful to find a place my children call their second home.

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My son gas been going to MSCA for almost 2 months now and then last Monday, August 24, 2009 i went to go pick him up and he was crying with bruises and nail marks on his arms. Right now we are in the process of investigating this matter with the police amd our attorney. If anyone has a similar situation as ours from MSCA. Please contact us at EMAIL: napoleonexpress@comcast.net

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My son gas been going to MSCA for almost 2 months now and then last Monday, August 24, 2009 i went to go pick him up and he was crying with bruises and nail marks on his arms. Right now we are in the process of investigating this matter with the police amd our attorney. If anyone has a similar situation as ours from MSCA. Please contact us at EMAIL: napoleonexpress@comcast.net

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Would have found this school sooner. We have been on the hunt for a school and as always... it is quite difficult to find the right place for our children. We finally went with a recommendation from a friend and tried it out.... it was so close to our home, we had to.

The facility was clean and ran like a Four Seasons Hotel. My children were absorbed with activities from the moment they stepped in the door. FINALLY.... we could leave them and not feel horrible or have them sob when we drop them off. It was a much needed relief for us.

We found the program and teaching to be very good, not over the top but a good level for our children to come home with a good enough experience to convince us.....not sure how your children act..... but ours are much smarter than we make them out to be at times... AND VERY CONVINCING

Our favorite part was Mr. Tom... were we surprised to see such an entertaining, efficient, youthful individual looking after our children... we felt more like a family environment unlike many other (not to mention) places where are SO STERILE....

Look forward to seeing you all soon, Thanks to a much needed learning center for our kids.

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★★★★☆

Would have found this school sooner. We have been on the hunt for a school and as always... it is quite difficult to find the right place for our children. We finally went with a recommendation from a friend and tried it out.... it was so close to our home, we had to.

The facility was clean and ran like a Four Seasons Hotel. My children were absorbed with activities from the moment they stepped in the door. FINALLY.... we could leave them and not feel horrible or have them sob when we drop them off. It was a much needed relief for us.

We found the program and teaching to be very good, not over the top but a good level for our children to come home with a good enough experience to convince us.....not sure how your children act..... but ours are much smarter than we make them out to be at times... AND VERY CONVINCING

Our favorite part was Mr. Tom... were we surprised to see such an entertaining, efficient, youthful individual looking after our children... we felt more like a family environment unlike many other (not to mention) places where are SO STERILE....

Look forward to seeing you all soon, Thanks to a much needed learning center for our kids.

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Hi Parents,
My son has been going to MSCA for almost a year now. He has minor developmental delays, and some physical. They have never been anything more than loving, affectionate, caring, and supportive of my son. He is thriving under their care. He is always happy. His speech therapist visits the school once a week. She has never once reported to me anything she might have thought was unacceptable, and I am fairly certain she is required to.

His dad pops in once in a while to pick him up early, and has never encountered anything. My son is always clean, changed, and smiling. He is fed, and even has plenty of sunblock on in the summer months when he comes home. One of the teachers made me a dessert once. He is rarely sick, and his activities that he brings home every day are lovely. Speaking of dog and pony show, they actually bring in ponies for the kids. As well as pumpkins, apples, and there is a day where they get to dig in dirt and hunt for worms. It's on 3 acres of land, as opposed to a parking lot, like several other places.

Daycare is a serious issue and a very personal decision. Trust your gut, check out every place you can, and do what you think is right. But this Bob fellow has a few negative reviews claiming to work at a couple of places for a long time, and doesnt have anything but venom to share. Please give them a shot, and don't pay attention to the ramblings of a disgruntled employee, if he even worked there.

Good luck with your search.

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Hi Parents,
My son has been going to MSCA for almost a year now. He has minor developmental delays, and some physical. They have never been anything more than loving, affectionate, caring, and supportive of my son. He is thriving under their care. He is always happy. His speech therapist visits the school once a week. She has never once reported to me anything she might have thought was unacceptable, and I am fairly certain she is required to.

His dad pops in once in a while to pick him up early, and has never encountered anything. My son is always clean, changed, and smiling. He is fed, and even has plenty of sunblock on in the summer months when he comes home. One of the teachers made me a dessert once. He is rarely sick, and his activities that he brings home every day are lovely. Speaking of dog and pony show, they actually bring in ponies for the kids. As well as pumpkins, apples, and there is a day where they get to dig in dirt and hunt for worms. It's on 3 acres of land, as opposed to a parking lot, like several other places.

Daycare is a serious issue and a very personal decision. Trust your gut, check out every place you can, and do what you think is right. But this Bob fellow has a few negative reviews claiming to work at a couple of places for a long time, and doesnt have anything but venom to share. Please give them a shot, and don't pay attention to the ramblings of a disgruntled employee, if he even worked there.

Good luck with your search.

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As a former longtime employee of Mary Sears, I can state from personal experience that this is a TERRIBLE place to send your children and should be AVOIDED like the plague. I should have researched them much more carefully when I applied to work there. Don??t be fooled!

During the first few months I was at Mary Sears, no less than three employees (not counting me) all resigned suddenly ?? it is a chaotic, harsh environment for children that seems more like a North Korean prison camp keeping everyone ??in line? through fear than any type of positive learning environment putting ??children first?. Almost none of the ??teachers? are certified, anyone in a position of power is ??family? and related to the director. Many of the ??teachers? are bitter 19-22 year olds who hate children but are assigned daycare because they have a toddler of their own.

Mary Sears puts on a dog-and-pony show for parents about how their key program is teaching children ??R-E-S-P-E-C-T?, except in reality this consists of snapping ??RESPECT! RESPECT!? at the children endlessly, while never the setting any example of respect in the classroom whatsoever. The school ??rules? state that children should never be talked down to, though this is violated on a daily basis with mean, sarcastic ??teachers? who demean children as young as two constantly until they cry. 3 and 4 year olds are ordered to cut out objects like snowflakes perfectly, or they are yelled at. The school ??rules? state that male employees are not to participate in changing diapers, but this is also ignored on a daily basis to the disgust of all female employees like myself. Pedophiles will be exposed to plenty of child nudity if they work here, since the children are sent on constant ??restroom? time (whether they have to go or not). Simple hygiene rules like sterilizing all areas with bleach water on a daily basis and using cleaner are not just ignored, but often ordered to be terminated by staff if they are on a tight schedule that day.

I can state in all honesty that Mary Sears children??s academy is the worst working experience I have ever had, and I come from a family of teachers that have over 30 years experience in the field. They were utterly appalled when I told them about Mary Sears?? day-to-day operations.

Don??t just take my word for it, ask any other former employees. DCFS should shut down these ??schools?.

Please, for the sake of your children, do NOT send them here!

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As a former longtime employee of Mary Sears, I can state from personal experience that this is a TERRIBLE place to send your children and should be AVOIDED like the plague. I should have researched them much more carefully when I applied to work there. Don??t be fooled!

During the first few months I was at Mary Sears, no less than three employees (not counting me) all resigned suddenly ?? it is a chaotic, harsh environment for children that seems more like a North Korean prison camp keeping everyone ??in line? through fear than any type of positive learning environment putting ??children first?. Almost none of the ??teachers? are certified, anyone in a position of power is ??family? and related to the director. Many of the ??teachers? are bitter 19-22 year olds who hate children but are assigned daycare because they have a toddler of their own.

Mary Sears puts on a dog-and-pony show for parents about how their key program is teaching children ??R-E-S-P-E-C-T?, except in reality this consists of snapping ??RESPECT! RESPECT!? at the children endlessly, while never the setting any example of respect in the classroom whatsoever. The school ??rules? state that children should never be talked down to, though this is violated on a daily basis with mean, sarcastic ??teachers? who demean children as young as two constantly until they cry. 3 and 4 year olds are ordered to cut out objects like snowflakes perfectly, or they are yelled at. The school ??rules? state that male employees are not to participate in changing diapers, but this is also ignored on a daily basis to the disgust of all female employees like myself. Pedophiles will be exposed to plenty of child nudity if they work here, since the children are sent on constant ??restroom? time (whether they have to go or not). Simple hygiene rules like sterilizing all areas with bleach water on a daily basis and using cleaner are not just ignored, but often ordered to be terminated by staff if they are on a tight schedule that day.

I can state in all honesty that Mary Sears children??s academy is the worst working experience I have ever had, and I come from a family of teachers that have over 30 years experience in the field. They were utterly appalled when I told them about Mary Sears?? day-to-day operations.

Don??t just take my word for it, ask any other former employees. DCFS should shut down these ??schools?.

Please, for the sake of your children, do NOT send them here!

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Look no further than to the preschool and daycare service of Mary Sears Children's Academy when you are in need of after school programs at ‘local schools near me’ in the area of Orland Park, IL. We here at Mary Sears Children's Academy will do all that we can in order to securely, safely, and engagingly take care of the children that are under our care. You can count on Mary Sears Children's Academy to provide the very best in infant care services, day care services, and child care services in all of IL. We are a preschool and summer camp that will go above and beyond in all of the services that we provide. There is sure to be no other choice of local daycares or kindergarten in or near to the area of Orland Park, IL, other than that of Mary Sears Children's Academy that you can count on more.



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