Oakdale Academy

★★★★☆
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718-948-4220

366 oakdale street

Staten Island, NY

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My 14 month old son always comes home clean and happy. Never had any problems with diaper rash. They do great artwork with him. They helped get him up and walking and also helped de-pacifiering him. Definitely recommend!

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My 14 month old son always comes home clean and happy. Never had any problems with diaper rash. They do great artwork with him. They helped get him up and walking and also helped de-pacifiering him. Definitely recommend!

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It's me again and I'm a new mommy all over again. My beautiful baby girl is at Oakdale Academy's infant program and being treated like a QUEEN! Please stop in and see the place for yourself. It is clean and fun and full of kids all having fun. You will love what you see. Seeing is believing

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It's me again and I'm a new mommy all over again. My beautiful baby girl is at Oakdale Academy's infant program and being treated like a QUEEN! Please stop in and see the place for yourself. It is clean and fun and full of kids all having fun. You will love what you see. Seeing is believing

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Regarding this preschool along with its affiliating schools..I am a RN who came and visited the school and 1 located on Victory Blvd. I was not impressed with the staff that greeted me..unprofessional is all I can say. The pool was uncovered in the back..safety issue..red flag..I saw the children had dirty bathrooms and that is a field of germs that will harbor viruses. That is enough for me I turned around and closed the door..

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Regarding this preschool along with its affiliating schools..I am a RN who came and visited the school and 1 located on Victory Blvd. I was not impressed with the staff that greeted me..unprofessional is all I can say. The pool was uncovered in the back..safety issue..red flag..I saw the children had dirty bathrooms and that is a field of germs that will harbor viruses. That is enough for me I turned around and closed the door..

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Oakdale Academy has been in this neighborhood for over 35 years. I live next to the school and my yard overlooks theirs and I watch the children run into that building so happy and excited. I look forward to hearing their laughter in the yard. They always seem so excited, once in a while you will hear a little one crying over a fall or a sharing problem. Sounds like someone has an axe to grind, maybe you should come by and watch the children in action. Seeing is believing

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Oakdale Academy has been in this neighborhood for over 35 years. I live next to the school and my yard overlooks theirs and I watch the children run into that building so happy and excited. I look forward to hearing their laughter in the yard. They always seem so excited, once in a while you will hear a little one crying over a fall or a sharing problem. Sounds like someone has an axe to grind, maybe you should come by and watch the children in action. Seeing is believing

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My three year attends and has enjoyed it there for almost 2 years now. They offer so much for him to do. He comes home and sings the songs he has learned, he brings home great art work and is always happy to arrive in the morning. I feel the staff is warm and friendly and is always welcoming. I have enjoyed the comfort of going to work each day with a clear head and heart.

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My three year attends and has enjoyed it there for almost 2 years now. They offer so much for him to do. He comes home and sings the songs he has learned, he brings home great art work and is always happy to arrive in the morning. I feel the staff is warm and friendly and is always welcoming. I have enjoyed the comfort of going to work each day with a clear head and heart.

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I have tried tow other schools on the Island before coming here and I must say they do a better job that I had received in other places. the one franchise school I tried had loads of staff changes and lots of people wandering about-- not sure of who they were. there was never a director there and I felt the kids always came home dirty. I tried another one on the North shore and they aslo always got sick there-- I was about to give when a friend told of here experience here and thank goodnees I tried it. My 3 kids have been enrolled for almost a year now and I am full of gratitude. I feel happy about my placement and encourage others to check it out.

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I have tried tow other schools on the Island before coming here and I must say they do a better job that I had received in other places. the one franchise school I tried had loads of staff changes and lots of people wandering about-- not sure of who they were. there was never a director there and I felt the kids always came home dirty. I tried another one on the North shore and they aslo always got sick there-- I was about to give when a friend told of here experience here and thank goodnees I tried it. My 3 kids have been enrolled for almost a year now and I am full of gratitude. I feel happy about my placement and encourage others to check it out.

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I am happy here anso are my 2 guys -- they love coming in the morning and eagerly gree t their teachers. I feel the ratios are good and they get all the attention they need

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I am happy here anso are my 2 guys -- they love coming in the morning and eagerly gree t their teachers. I feel the ratios are good and they get all the attention they need

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19 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

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While the director was there on a full time basis, I agree that things were better but since she has been ill and others have had to fill in there are some changes I have noticed since I have been using them for the past 8 years. The other staff does do a good job though. they do try to be responsive to parental and children needs. If you don't like the answer you get or feel uncomfortable then insist on speaking to Debbie she usually does resolve everything. If not and there is a real concern then start looking elswewhere. But for me and my kids and my nephews it has served us real well.

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While the director was there on a full time basis, I agree that things were better but since she has been ill and others have had to fill in there are some changes I have noticed since I have been using them for the past 8 years. The other staff does do a good job though. they do try to be responsive to parental and children needs. If you don't like the answer you get or feel uncomfortable then insist on speaking to Debbie she usually does resolve everything. If not and there is a real concern then start looking elswewhere. But for me and my kids and my nephews it has served us real well.

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Good program doing a good job.My kids are happ[y there and so am I. They love going to school each day and the care they receive is really good. They have nice small sized classes and they always look nice and clean. The staff is friendly and always seem happy to see my kids.

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Good program doing a good job.My kids are happ[y there and so am I. They love going to school each day and the care they receive is really good. They have nice small sized classes and they always look nice and clean. The staff is friendly and always seem happy to see my kids.

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after spending 10 hrs in the infant room recently, I witnessed children spending a majority of their day sitting in chairs or being put in cribs leaving little time for "play". I experienced TONS of screaming and yelling, however it was

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after spending 10 hrs in the infant room recently, I witnessed children spending a majority of their day sitting in chairs or being put in cribs leaving little time for "play". I experienced TONS of screaming and yelling, however it was

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My 14 month old son always comes home clean and happy. Never had any problems with diaper rash. They do great artwork with him. They helped get him up and walking and also helped de-pacifiering him. Definitely recommend!

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My 14 month old son always comes home clean and happy. Never had any problems with diaper rash. They do great artwork with him. They helped get him up and walking and also helped de-pacifiering him. Definitely recommend!

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This is a teriffic place to send your child if you want to show them how the less fortunate must live. They will be served tiny portions of barely edible lunches that are provided at the lowest cost imaginable. Nothing goes to waste

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This is a teriffic place to send your child if you want to show them how the less fortunate must live. They will be served tiny portions of barely edible lunches that are provided at the lowest cost imaginable. Nothing goes to waste

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all five of my children have been going there for 3 years . my two oldest children have left to regular schools but my three youngest boys still go there . My twins love it there . they are happy they have love and attention. They have

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all five of my children have been going there for 3 years . my two oldest children have left to regular schools but my three youngest boys still go there . My twins love it there . they are happy they have love and attention. They have

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My daughter has been attending Oakdale Academy for over 2 years now and she loves it more and more each day! Being a working parent, I had to find a day care for my 3 month old and it was extremely difficult. When i walked into this

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My daughter has been attending Oakdale Academy for over 2 years now and she loves it more and more each day! Being a working parent, I had to find a day care for my 3 month old and it was extremely difficult. When i walked into this

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My son has been in the infant room at Oakdale Academy for the past 6 months and yes he does get sent home with food on his clothes and bibs, but he goes in so happy and loves the caregivers there. It puts my mind at ease to see him so

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My son has been in the infant room at Oakdale Academy for the past 6 months and yes he does get sent home with food on his clothes and bibs, but he goes in so happy and loves the caregivers there. It puts my mind at ease to see him so

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I had a very hard time finding recent ratings on any daycares on SI unfortunately so my husband & I decided to just go into the places ourselves to interview them. When we first went to Oakdale, it seemed great. It was clean, the people

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★★★★★

I had a very hard time finding recent ratings on any daycares on SI unfortunately so my husband & I decided to just go into the places ourselves to interview them. When we first went to Oakdale, it seemed great. It was clean, the people

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After veiwing many schools in action all unannounced I decided to go with Oakdale as it offers the best of all worlds. they have beeen in business longer than anyone on the island and they have had the smae administrationn for over 24 yers-- that speaks volumes to me of dedication
It shows in all they do

5
★★★★★

After veiwing many schools in action all unannounced I decided to go with Oakdale as it offers the best of all worlds. they have beeen in business longer than anyone on the island and they have had the smae administrationn for over 24 yers-- that speaks volumes to me of dedication
It shows in all they do

Pros: wish there were better cubbies a little larger

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I started here several years ago by enrolling my kid in camp and I have remained here ever since. They do a nice job with a variety of ages and I have experienced them from school age down to an infant. The camp is so much fun for them and they are never bored. they come home with great sotries of how the day wnet and what visitor came to entertain them. The baby is always clean and ususally comes home with everything I packed. She is well fed and is always happy to go to the teachers. I have dropped in several times without calling and always have been warmly greeted and allowed to play with my little ones. The staff is friendly and have never had an issue with them.

5
★★★★★

I started here several years ago by enrolling my kid in camp and I have remained here ever since. They do a nice job with a variety of ages and I have experienced them from school age down to an infant. The camp is so much fun for them and they are never bored. they come home with great sotries of how the day wnet and what visitor came to entertain them. The baby is always clean and ususally comes home with everything I packed. She is well fed and is always happy to go to the teachers. I have dropped in several times without calling and always have been warmly greeted and allowed to play with my little ones. The staff is friendly and have never had an issue with them.

Pros: Very flexible and and likeable people works with yu for financing

Cons: No parking with bus stop being in front

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My kids have attend for the past 3 years and i have tried 2 other schools before coming here., This place does a better job and offers more flexibility than any other one I tried and my kids seem much happier. they really come home clean and with the cutuest projects. I feel they really listen to my needs and concerens and do a good job of pleasing both me and the kids. I feel secure every day when I go off to work.

4
★★★★☆

My kids have attend for the past 3 years and i have tried 2 other schools before coming here., This place does a better job and offers more flexibility than any other one I tried and my kids seem much happier. they really come home clean and with the cutuest projects. I feel they really listen to my needs and concerens and do a good job of pleasing both me and the kids. I feel secure every day when I go off to work.

Pros: lots of happy smiles and greeted with smiles from staff and kids

Cons: lack of parking and no more hot lunch

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the "real parent" reviews are accurate! Check this place out FULLY. Look in the cabinets, go into all the rooms? Is there any soap in the bathrooms? Better yet, look in the bathrooms! Is your child cranky, disheveled and withdrawn when you pick them up?

Is staff turnover high? Listen to what your child tells you, dont shrug it off as 2 year old babble!

I wished I would've listened to my gut feelings, but like the saying goes "Better late than never!"

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★☆☆☆☆

the "real parent" reviews are accurate! Check this place out FULLY. Look in the cabinets, go into all the rooms? Is there any soap in the bathrooms? Better yet, look in the bathrooms! Is your child cranky, disheveled and withdrawn when you pick them up?

Is staff turnover high? Listen to what your child tells you, dont shrug it off as 2 year old babble!

I wished I would've listened to my gut feelings, but like the saying goes "Better late than never!"

Pros: socialization

Cons: gosh... too many to list

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I spent way too much time attempting to solve issues amicably. In short, there is zero communication regarding problems or progress. My child was absolutely miserable here & talkilng to the director to get to the bottom of the problem was a waste of time, as all I got was inconsistencies and half-truths. My child would come home filty & hungry each day & was often left in a high chair for extended periods of time. Staff turnover is tremendous, they cannot seem to keep decent people employed & I saw new caregivers come & go every few weeks. I found their strict closed door policy very suspicious & was horrified, but sadly, not very surprised, to read in the paper that one of their teachers assistants was arrested for sexually abusing a 5 year old inside the facility over the span of three months. This happened under the noses of the director and management & NOBODY NOTICED! I couldn't get my child out of there fast enough & my advice to other parents is to spare yourself the headache & save your children the trauma. I will be more than happy to furnish additional detals of what my child endured there upon request

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I spent way too much time attempting to solve issues amicably. In short, there is zero communication regarding problems or progress. My child was absolutely miserable here & talkilng to the director to get to the bottom of the problem was a waste of time, as all I got was inconsistencies and half-truths. My child would come home filty & hungry each day & was often left in a high chair for extended periods of time. Staff turnover is tremendous, they cannot seem to keep decent people employed & I saw new caregivers come & go every few weeks. I found their strict closed door policy very suspicious & was horrified, but sadly, not very surprised, to read in the paper that one of their teachers assistants was arrested for sexually abusing a 5 year old inside the facility over the span of three months. This happened under the noses of the director and management & NOBODY NOTICED! I couldn't get my child out of there fast enough & my advice to other parents is to spare yourself the headache & save your children the trauma. I will be more than happy to furnish additional detals of what my child endured there upon request

Pros: aside from the convienient location, none at all

Cons: closed door policy, huge staff turnover, neglectful care, I can go on & on...

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I can gladly sing the praises of Oakdale Academy as they have truly enriched and nourished the life of my children and afforded me the opportunity to be a gulitless working parent, knowing what good hands my kids are in each day. The staff at Oakdale Academy truly impresses me with the wonderful and geniuine concern and consideration they have for the children there. They are wonderful at being flexible with schedules and handling anything I throw at them with ease. They have been able to work with me with a crazy schedule I have with my work and they have allowed me to help a very reluctant toddler enter the program gently. They share eagerly with me as I make my check in call each midday and never seem annoyed with any special concerns or requests.

5
★★★★★

I can gladly sing the praises of Oakdale Academy as they have truly enriched and nourished the life of my children and afforded me the opportunity to be a gulitless working parent, knowing what good hands my kids are in each day. The staff at Oakdale Academy truly impresses me with the wonderful and geniuine concern and consideration they have for the children there. They are wonderful at being flexible with schedules and handling anything I throw at them with ease. They have been able to work with me with a crazy schedule I have with my work and they have allowed me to help a very reluctant toddler enter the program gently. They share eagerly with me as I make my check in call each midday and never seem annoyed with any special concerns or requests.

Pros: The general feeling of warmth and the cleanliness

Cons: No parking lot

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I enrolled my 2 children here almost 2 years ago. They have consistently demonstrated the kind of caring and concern you would expect from a family member. They have treated me and children with wonderful warmth and affection. The school is very clean and has a bright and cheery environment. They have had some staff turnover during the time I have been there, but they have never let me or children down. They make certain to train the teachers well. The projects and keepsakes they bring home are terrific and love the enthusiasm the children show about going to school each day. It makes my job as a working parent so much easier. They have been there for me emotionally and financially when I went through an unexpected divorcre and they have provided me with all the reassurance I needed during that time. When my little starting acting out during this time, as he was confused with all the changes going on, they were there for him and helped him work through it with patience and love. I don;t think you can find a better place on the island.

5
★★★★★

I enrolled my 2 children here almost 2 years ago. They have consistently demonstrated the kind of caring and concern you would expect from a family member. They have treated me and children with wonderful warmth and affection. The school is very clean and has a bright and cheery environment. They have had some staff turnover during the time I have been there, but they have never let me or children down. They make certain to train the teachers well. The projects and keepsakes they bring home are terrific and love the enthusiasm the children show about going to school each day. It makes my job as a working parent so much easier. They have been there for me emotionally and financially when I went through an unexpected divorcre and they have provided me with all the reassurance I needed during that time. When my little starting acting out during this time, as he was confused with all the changes going on, they were there for him and helped him work through it with patience and love. I don;t think you can find a better place on the island.

Pros: Best staff and administration and projects

Cons: parking

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I found this school to be one of the best on island and I would say in NY. I wasa referred by a fellow commuter. After trying 2 other schools on the island and being really frutstrated with the lack of care and education I felt my children were receiving I was about ready to consider hiring a nanny. I am a professioanl working in the city and need long hours. The first center I tried was unresponsive to my child's needs and there was never anyone in charge address issues. My children came home dirty or with unexplained little scratches. After this happend several times I tried another day care. I checked out the new school and it seemed ok -- but then similar events occured. After sharing my woes with a fellow express bus rider she receommeded I try Oakdale. I am so grateful. She gave great advice and I will be in her debt forever. Oakdale is warm and welcoming and the staff is quite friendly. I know turnover in this industry is high and there have been some teacher changes since I have enrolled my kids almost 2 years ago now-- but the quality remains. I believe they realy have standards, a real curriculum and a very accountable administration. This really makes a difference. My kids come happy and clean each day and if there is ever a bump or a bruise I get a report and a letter and even sometimes a phone call. Theya re flexible with rates and schedules and offer quite a lot. The new teacher trainer this year is lovely and I am sure she will be another great asset this school has. They have very creative programs and my kids really enjoy themselves. This year my 4 year old has homework, textbooks and is really learning to read! I feel I have become an expert on day care and preschools as I have the run the gamut from ordinary to horrible to Oakdale the best! Many times people open day cares in their homes or run small out og the basement types-- this truly is a school-- it has great ammenties and a program you can rely on.

5
★★★★★

I found this school to be one of the best on island and I would say in NY. I wasa referred by a fellow commuter. After trying 2 other schools on the island and being really frutstrated with the lack of care and education I felt my children were receiving I was about ready to consider hiring a nanny. I am a professioanl working in the city and need long hours. The first center I tried was unresponsive to my child's needs and there was never anyone in charge address issues. My children came home dirty or with unexplained little scratches. After this happend several times I tried another day care. I checked out the new school and it seemed ok -- but then similar events occured. After sharing my woes with a fellow express bus rider she receommeded I try Oakdale. I am so grateful. She gave great advice and I will be in her debt forever. Oakdale is warm and welcoming and the staff is quite friendly. I know turnover in this industry is high and there have been some teacher changes since I have enrolled my kids almost 2 years ago now-- but the quality remains. I believe they realy have standards, a real curriculum and a very accountable administration. This really makes a difference. My kids come happy and clean each day and if there is ever a bump or a bruise I get a report and a letter and even sometimes a phone call. Theya re flexible with rates and schedules and offer quite a lot. The new teacher trainer this year is lovely and I am sure she will be another great asset this school has. They have very creative programs and my kids really enjoy themselves. This year my 4 year old has homework, textbooks and is really learning to read! I feel I have become an expert on day care and preschools as I have the run the gamut from ordinary to horrible to Oakdale the best! Many times people open day cares in their homes or run small out og the basement types-- this truly is a school-- it has great ammenties and a program you can rely on.

Pros: Great staff, classroom are bright and cheery and clean

Cons: No parking lot

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Oakdale is probably the worst pre-school I have ever seen. I had to pull my child out because of the care (or lack thereof) received. My child's diaper went unchanged for an entire day on more than one occasion, and any complaints to the staff or management resulted in lip service only. Staff turnover is high, so you never know who is REALLY taking care of your child. I caught one of the staff members screaming at an infant for soiling their diaper (umm.. that's what infants do, isn't it?) I filed complaints with the Department of Health, but I don't have faith that anything will happen.

In short, I didn't realize how bad this place was until I tried another school, and my child loved it. It was like night and day.

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Oakdale is probably the worst pre-school I have ever seen. I had to pull my child out because of the care (or lack thereof) received. My child's diaper went unchanged for an entire day on more than one occasion, and any complaints to the staff or management resulted in lip service only. Staff turnover is high, so you never know who is REALLY taking care of your child. I caught one of the staff members screaming at an infant for soiling their diaper (umm.. that's what infants do, isn't it?) I filed complaints with the Department of Health, but I don't have faith that anything will happen.

In short, I didn't realize how bad this place was until I tried another school, and my child loved it. It was like night and day.

Pros: None that I can think of.

Cons: Inattentive staff, sub-standard care

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Oakdale offers a wonderful program to young children. I have all 3 kids enrolled there and have used since my children were infants. They provide a very clean and safe and HAPPY atmosphere. Everyone there is friendly and professional. They provide wonderful feedback for parents so that you really feel they know the children. I have popped in unannounced on several occasions and have been just as happy as when they knew I was coming. They have great monthly progarms that my children really enjoy. My kids come home happy and clean and love seeing their friends and teachers everyday. They have great projects and I especially enjoy the journals they do with the kids as it a wonderful keepsake. I am happy that I found the school as it offers great hours and great care -- I just wish they had a parking lot!

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★★★★★

Oakdale offers a wonderful program to young children. I have all 3 kids enrolled there and have used since my children were infants. They provide a very clean and safe and HAPPY atmosphere. Everyone there is friendly and professional. They provide wonderful feedback for parents so that you really feel they know the children. I have popped in unannounced on several occasions and have been just as happy as when they knew I was coming. They have great monthly progarms that my children really enjoy. My kids come home happy and clean and love seeing their friends and teachers everyday. They have great projects and I especially enjoy the journals they do with the kids as it a wonderful keepsake. I am happy that I found the school as it offers great hours and great care -- I just wish they had a parking lot!

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I have had my kids here for years. They both love coming to school and have learned so much here. The people are all caring and warm. They have a great curriculum geared to meet individual needs and they deliver on all their pormises. Much cleaner than other schools I have visited when I was shopping around and they really do a great job in every aspect.

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★★★★★

I have had my kids here for years. They both love coming to school and have learned so much here. The people are all caring and warm. They have a great curriculum geared to meet individual needs and they deliver on all their pormises. Much cleaner than other schools I have visited when I was shopping around and they really do a great job in every aspect.

Pros: Wonderful dedicated teaching teams and great administration -- easy to talk to

Cons: I whish they had a parking lot

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Private school offering education for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children, featuring infant care and summer camp.

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