Children's Academy

★★★☆☆
  • 2300 Spring Forest Rd

    Raleigh, NC 27615

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  • 919-954-7662

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First of all I moved here from Charlotte three years ago and I was so worried about finding the perfect daycare for my children. From the first day until now they have continued to exceed my expectations. The director is very nice and is always concerned with the children and their families. I even notice her taking lots of care in her workers. You know this because most of them still work here three years later. The best way to see how a place works is to see if they can maintain their staff. I am always greeted and they update me daily on how my child is doing. They have awesome teachers and they do play with the kids and have planned daily activities that seem to keep them busy and happy. I don't know of a movie day and not saying it's right but I know when I was a kid and it was raining out what better way to spend the day then watching a good movie. I give this establishment five stars and the staff as well. Thanks everyone for all you have done for my family.

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★★★★★

First of all I moved here from Charlotte three years ago and I was so worried about finding the perfect daycare for my children. From the first day until now they have continued to exceed my expectations. The director is very nice and is always concerned with the children and their families. I even notice her taking lots of care in her workers. You know this because most of them still work here three years later. The best way to see how a place works is to see if they can maintain their staff. I am always greeted and they update me daily on how my child is doing. They have awesome teachers and they do play with the kids and have planned daily activities that seem to keep them busy and happy. I don't know of a movie day and not saying it's right but I know when I was a kid and it was raining out what better way to spend the day then watching a good movie. I give this establishment five stars and the staff as well. Thanks everyone for all you have done for my family.

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I do not like the director at this center at all. The teachers are great and really love the children. I had some concerns about healthy meals not being provided and she was very rude. I love the teachers here, but the management is a joke.

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★★☆☆☆

I do not like the director at this center at all. The teachers are great and really love the children. I had some concerns about healthy meals not being provided and she was very rude. I love the teachers here, but the management is a joke.

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I started my child here a couple months ago and I love it. The children seem very happy and the teachers are very friendly. The Teachers seem to really care about the children. The office staff always greets you with a smile and they are very good about letting you know about your childs day. You could call 100 times and they will check on your child each time. Everyone is very friendly and I am very excited about my experince there on Spring Forest Rd.

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★★★★★

I started my child here a couple months ago and I love it. The children seem very happy and the teachers are very friendly. The Teachers seem to really care about the children. The office staff always greets you with a smile and they are very good about letting you know about your childs day. You could call 100 times and they will check on your child each time. Everyone is very friendly and I am very excited about my experince there on Spring Forest Rd.

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This daycare center use to be awesome, but now it is terrible. Some of the teachers are great while others are there for a pay check. the kids are never in there correct classroom. They never keep the same teacher for more than a couple of months. They don't have any art supplies and the food is horrible. They feed the kids the same burnt, nasty food daily. This place is all about money. Please if you are considering this place don't do it .

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★☆☆☆☆

This daycare center use to be awesome, but now it is terrible. Some of the teachers are great while others are there for a pay check. the kids are never in there correct classroom. They never keep the same teacher for more than a couple of months. They don't have any art supplies and the food is horrible. They feed the kids the same burnt, nasty food daily. This place is all about money. Please if you are considering this place don't do it .

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My son went there for 1 year until he was moved to a better daycare. All the office people were interested in was money. The school had problem kids that were in the director's office daily and all the Director did was call the parents everyday. The parents did nothing and so the school did nothing, when the school should have dismissed these problem kids so that they didn't disrupt the learning of other children. One child, for example, went around threatening the little girls saying "I'm gonna go around and kill all your mommies", he was teaching the other little boys to say "Dammit" and would go around hitting all the kids with toys...and YET, the school did nothing but call his parents.

This school on Durant Rd should be closed. I found it dirty half the time, the teachers yelled at the kids rather than nurturing the kids, and even heard the teachers tell the students to "Shut Up!" one day while picking my child up.

Children's Academy is a disgrace to child daycare.

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★☆☆☆☆

My son went there for 1 year until he was moved to a better daycare. All the office people were interested in was money. The school had problem kids that were in the director's office daily and all the Director did was call the parents everyday. The parents did nothing and so the school did nothing, when the school should have dismissed these problem kids so that they didn't disrupt the learning of other children. One child, for example, went around threatening the little girls saying "I'm gonna go around and kill all your mommies", he was teaching the other little boys to say "Dammit" and would go around hitting all the kids with toys...and YET, the school did nothing but call his parents.

This school on Durant Rd should be closed. I found it dirty half the time, the teachers yelled at the kids rather than nurturing the kids, and even heard the teachers tell the students to "Shut Up!" one day while picking my child up.

Children's Academy is a disgrace to child daycare.

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My child has been going to the one on Spring Forest since she was 6 weeks old and now she is almost three. I am dis-enrolling her form the center because it is not the same anymore. Don't get me wrong the teachers are still wonderful, but the office has definitely change. I feel like there is a lot of negativity because all they ask for is your tuition before its due, but they do not focus on what they are not doing right. They serve the kids the same things over and over and it is not fit to eat. They do not offer anything spectacular, they just offer the basics, but the price is extremely expensive. They are continuing to increase the price and the economy is going down. I think majority of the money is pocketed and they are not concerned about the children. I rate them a one star like they are at this moment.

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★★★☆☆

My child has been going to the one on Spring Forest since she was 6 weeks old and now she is almost three. I am dis-enrolling her form the center because it is not the same anymore. Don't get me wrong the teachers are still wonderful, but the office has definitely change. I feel like there is a lot of negativity because all they ask for is your tuition before its due, but they do not focus on what they are not doing right. They serve the kids the same things over and over and it is not fit to eat. They do not offer anything spectacular, they just offer the basics, but the price is extremely expensive. They are continuing to increase the price and the economy is going down. I think majority of the money is pocketed and they are not concerned about the children. I rate them a one star like they are at this moment.

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It has recently come to my attention that the Durante Rd. Children's Academy does not follow through on drug testing. The director at this particular location, knowingly employees workers who are drug addicted. Parents need to know what is gong on and question the integrity of this establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

It has recently come to my attention that the Durante Rd. Children's Academy does not follow through on drug testing. The director at this particular location, knowingly employees workers who are drug addicted. Parents need to know what is gong on and question the integrity of this establishment.

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I walked into this center and I was like WOW!!! It was so colorful and clean and it smelled good. I was very happy with the staff and the facility. I decided to take my child to Children's Academy and I think it has been one of the best decisions I could have made for my child at this point in his development. He has learned so much during his time at children's academy. The staff seem to really be on top of what the children are doing and learning. The Directors and other staff always greet us when we come and go and often ask how my child is doing. I am very pleased with the communication the staff provides as well as the care my son receives. I am very happy with my decision to send my child here. He loves it, I love it, and I love that he loves it.

Very Happy Parent

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★★★★★

I walked into this center and I was like WOW!!! It was so colorful and clean and it smelled good. I was very happy with the staff and the facility. I decided to take my child to Children's Academy and I think it has been one of the best decisions I could have made for my child at this point in his development. He has learned so much during his time at children's academy. The staff seem to really be on top of what the children are doing and learning. The Directors and other staff always greet us when we come and go and often ask how my child is doing. I am very pleased with the communication the staff provides as well as the care my son receives. I am very happy with my decision to send my child here. He loves it, I love it, and I love that he loves it.

Very Happy Parent

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Hello I am a new parent to this center and I found it odd to see so many negative reviews on what I have found to be a wonderful and unique center. The staff has been very willing to help me and my child to adjust to our new environment. I know this center only has one star posted on it walls but I feel its staff and teacher are a FIVE STAR quality to myself and my child. I will continue to keep my child here at this center be cause I find no fault in the service that they have been providing for my child since my enrollment. Keep up the good work Children?s Academy

Proud Parent

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★★★★★

Hello I am a new parent to this center and I found it odd to see so many negative reviews on what I have found to be a wonderful and unique center. The staff has been very willing to help me and my child to adjust to our new environment. I know this center only has one star posted on it walls but I feel its staff and teacher are a FIVE STAR quality to myself and my child. I will continue to keep my child here at this center be cause I find no fault in the service that they have been providing for my child since my enrollment. Keep up the good work Children?s Academy

Proud Parent

Pros: Hot breakfast, Alarm System, Warm and Friendly Staff

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My Child Graduated With an Awesome Experience

This year was the first year my child had this teacher after the previous ones both quit so unexpectedly. I was a bit apprehensive but, the new teacher was outstanding. She was motivated, excited, and happy about her job. She sincerely cared about each child and my child especially my. We loved her and hated to move on knowing that she would no longer be able to help my child excel even more in their early year of Kindergarten.

We will love and miss our time at Children??s Academy but will keep in contact with the Pre K -3 Teacher Mrs. H

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★★★★★

My Child Graduated With an Awesome Experience

This year was the first year my child had this teacher after the previous ones both quit so unexpectedly. I was a bit apprehensive but, the new teacher was outstanding. She was motivated, excited, and happy about her job. She sincerely cared about each child and my child especially my. We loved her and hated to move on knowing that she would no longer be able to help my child excel even more in their early year of Kindergarten.

We will love and miss our time at Children??s Academy but will keep in contact with the Pre K -3 Teacher Mrs. H

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I am sad to say that this center is not like it used to be. I had to pull my child out to take to another center because the quality of care is not at all what it should be and could be. Problems are not addressed and nothing ever changes regarding complaints that you have. My new center is wonderful, I am so happy I left.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am sad to say that this center is not like it used to be. I had to pull my child out to take to another center because the quality of care is not at all what it should be and could be. Problems are not addressed and nothing ever changes regarding complaints that you have. My new center is wonderful, I am so happy I left.

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My Grandson (20 months) old has gone here since he was born and lately this care facility has gone down hill. My daughters brought him home and he's been bitten 12 times since he's been there. Seems NO ONE is supervising these very young children and they can't explain why its happening. For the $$$'s my daughter has to pay this is just unexcuseable!!! Their main concern is that they get their 'weekly payments' on time and seems lately that their quality of child care has gone down hill.
Signed:
Concerned Granpda!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My Grandson (20 months) old has gone here since he was born and lately this care facility has gone down hill. My daughters brought him home and he's been bitten 12 times since he's been there. Seems NO ONE is supervising these very young children and they can't explain why its happening. For the $$$'s my daughter has to pay this is just unexcuseable!!! Their main concern is that they get their 'weekly payments' on time and seems lately that their quality of child care has gone down hill.
Signed:
Concerned Granpda!!

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My child goes to Children's Academy on spring forest rd and I think it is absolutely wonderful. The staff is very friendly and kind. They seem genuinely interested in my child and his development. The facility is beautiful. It is very clean and neat. My first day I was greeted upon arrival and showed to my child's classroom. The teacher was very courteous and caring. I haven't had any problems and I am very pleased with this center. It is far better than any other center my child has been to in the past. My son is very ready and prepared for kindergarten. This center has gone above and beyond my expectations and I am very happy. The staff, the management, and the facility is the best I have ever seen and I would recommend this center to anyone. WONDERFUL!!!!

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★★★★★

My child goes to Children's Academy on spring forest rd and I think it is absolutely wonderful. The staff is very friendly and kind. They seem genuinely interested in my child and his development. The facility is beautiful. It is very clean and neat. My first day I was greeted upon arrival and showed to my child's classroom. The teacher was very courteous and caring. I haven't had any problems and I am very pleased with this center. It is far better than any other center my child has been to in the past. My son is very ready and prepared for kindergarten. This center has gone above and beyond my expectations and I am very happy. The staff, the management, and the facility is the best I have ever seen and I would recommend this center to anyone. WONDERFUL!!!!

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This place looks great upon a first visit. It's clean, rooms are filled with age appropriate toys, there's reasonably nice outdoor play equipment, the front door has a keypad. However, it was like night-and-day after we started taking two of our children there.

Here's a list of the issues:
* First day of pickup the front door was not locked and I simply walked in and picked up my children and left. Nobody challenged me for ID, I didn't need a code, just went in a took my 2 children. Granted they jumped on me and said "Daddy!" but still. It was the first time most of these people had ever seen me.
* Youngest daughter had a blistery diaper rash after 1 week of being there. Has had none in many months of being home.
* Kids ate hotdogs and chicken fingers for lunch regularly, and they give poptarts to them for breakfast. What kind of food program is that?
* With the exception of a couple of employees they were generally unhappy and unfriendly. I didn't know anyones name after 2 weeks there. Nor did they know mine. The teacher for the 2/3 year olds spoke in monotone and was virtually emotionless.
* Saw the 2/3 year olds teacher making copies near the front door for 10+ minutes while all the children sat on the floor. Again, have an office person do this. Or do it BEFORE all the kids show up.
* Saw teachers leave the room, though briefly, leaving the children unattended. Someone from the office should be fetching supplies, making copies, etc. I'm sure this is a violation of state law.
* Both teacher and assistant quit in my one daughters room, and I knew about this our first day arriving. However, 2 weeks later they had no replacement teacher and were still scrambling to rerrange all of the students. In the meantime they had "movie day" where the kids literally watched movies all day. WTF?

I could go on. We were totally disappointed, and often shocked. When we quite we gave them exactly NO NOTICE, cleaned out the kids cubbies, and they didn't even ask why they just said "We understand" That was the most shocking part of all!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place looks great upon a first visit. It's clean, rooms are filled with age appropriate toys, there's reasonably nice outdoor play equipment, the front door has a keypad. However, it was like night-and-day after we started taking two of our children there.

Here's a list of the issues:
* First day of pickup the front door was not locked and I simply walked in and picked up my children and left. Nobody challenged me for ID, I didn't need a code, just went in a took my 2 children. Granted they jumped on me and said "Daddy!" but still. It was the first time most of these people had ever seen me.
* Youngest daughter had a blistery diaper rash after 1 week of being there. Has had none in many months of being home.
* Kids ate hotdogs and chicken fingers for lunch regularly, and they give poptarts to them for breakfast. What kind of food program is that?
* With the exception of a couple of employees they were generally unhappy and unfriendly. I didn't know anyones name after 2 weeks there. Nor did they know mine. The teacher for the 2/3 year olds spoke in monotone and was virtually emotionless.
* Saw the 2/3 year olds teacher making copies near the front door for 10+ minutes while all the children sat on the floor. Again, have an office person do this. Or do it BEFORE all the kids show up.
* Saw teachers leave the room, though briefly, leaving the children unattended. Someone from the office should be fetching supplies, making copies, etc. I'm sure this is a violation of state law.
* Both teacher and assistant quit in my one daughters room, and I knew about this our first day arriving. However, 2 weeks later they had no replacement teacher and were still scrambling to rerrange all of the students. In the meantime they had "movie day" where the kids literally watched movies all day. WTF?

I could go on. We were totally disappointed, and often shocked. When we quite we gave them exactly NO NOTICE, cleaned out the kids cubbies, and they didn't even ask why they just said "We understand" That was the most shocking part of all!!!

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My child went to this pre-school and I took him out because on 4 seperate occasions when I was picking up/dropping off, there was no teacher in the classroom. A group of 4 & 5 year olds should NOT be left unsupervised for any amount of time...
I was also not happy with the teachers. The afternoon teacher just couldn't care less about the children or what was going on in the classrooms.

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★☆☆☆☆

My child went to this pre-school and I took him out because on 4 seperate occasions when I was picking up/dropping off, there was no teacher in the classroom. A group of 4 & 5 year olds should NOT be left unsupervised for any amount of time...
I was also not happy with the teachers. The afternoon teacher just couldn't care less about the children or what was going on in the classrooms.

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i worked for this day care chain years ago. it is the best i've seen in many states. the owner plays a big part in the sucess. the total child is cared for.

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★★★★★

i worked for this day care chain years ago. it is the best i've seen in many states. the owner plays a big part in the sucess. the total child is cared for.

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Want your kids to go to a great place, this is really a nice place, and the teachers there are great, along with what they teach your kids and the play grounds are nice as well, very clean and have a lot to offer your kids as they grow , Very freindly staff and fun

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★★★★★

Want your kids to go to a great place, this is really a nice place, and the teachers there are great, along with what they teach your kids and the play grounds are nice as well, very clean and have a lot to offer your kids as they grow , Very freindly staff and fun

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