Kids Kottage Preschool

★★★★☆
  • 561 Croton Falls Rd

    Carmel, NY 10512

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  • 845-276-3272

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Mon-Fri 7am-6pm

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Pros- The curriculum is well rounded and stimulating, staff will accomodate early drop off, late pick up and full day if needed. Mommy and me is a great way to introduce your child to the school and one of the teachers.
Cons- Young children need one or two consistent teachers that they can develop a rapport with. When my child was in the three year old class he had SEVEN different teachers in three days and often expressed being scared that he didn't know which teacher would be their that day.
If your child needs help with social skills and are shy they will not get the personal attention to help them make friends. This school is good for the socially outgoing and very confident young child. The small classrooms are filled with 20-24 students at a time and was overstimulating and intimidating to my son. My son was giving me a hard time that he didn't want to go to school often even torward the end of the year did not become comfortable.
I recieved inconsistent information about my son's behavior in school. The director was not honest and would usually say that my child was fine in school and when I would ask one of the other teachers I would find out that my son was crying and sad.
I switched schools the following year and my son loved it and was so happy to go to school. Most of the teachers and assistants are very nice. In my opinion this school would be excellent if less children and fewer teachers were in each class.

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★★★☆☆

An honest opinion of my experience with Kids Kottage
Pros- The curriculum is well rounded and stimulating, staff will accomodate early drop off, late pick up and full day if needed. Mommy and me is a great way to introduce your child to the school and one of the teachers.
Cons- Young children need one or two consistent teachers that they can develop a rapport with. When my child was in the three year old class he had SEVEN different teachers in three days and often expressed being scared that he didn't know which teacher would be their that day.
If your child needs help with social skills and are shy they will not get the personal attention to help them make friends. This school is good for the socially outgoing and very confident young child. The small classrooms are filled with 20-24 students at a time and was overstimulating and intimidating to my son. My son was giving me a hard time that he didn't want to go to school often even torward the end of the year did not become comfortable.
I recieved inconsistent information about my son's behavior in school. The director was not honest and would usually say that my child was fine in school and when I would ask one of the other teachers I would find out that my son was crying and sad.
I switched schools the following year and my son loved it and was so happy to go to school. Most of the teachers and assistants are very nice. In my opinion this school would be excellent if less children and fewer teachers were in each class.

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School is excellent. I have had one of my children at a different school and have to say in comparison this school was better all the round. They teach a wide range of things from culture to art to of course academics. My two kids could not wait to get there and came home in great spirits. I do agree with the other review there was one particular teacher that was a little caddy and kind of rude when speaking to parents but as long as she was good with my children I did not mind so much. The owner is delightful and a great teacher. She is very creative to new ways to connect with the kids. Mrs. Bernadette was the fours teacher and she was so patient with my son and worked with him in only a way as I his own mother would work with him, with patience and understanding and a warm smile. I highly recommend this school. The previous person review said it was a tight quarters there but it makes a more personable atmosphere, where it is not so intimidating to the kids. They also do not let it get overcrowded which is great. Good Luck choosing!

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School is excellent. I have had one of my children at a different school and have to say in comparison this school was better all the round. They teach a wide range of things from culture to art to of course academics. My two kids could not wait to get there and came home in great spirits. I do agree with the other review there was one particular teacher that was a little caddy and kind of rude when speaking to parents but as long as she was good with my children I did not mind so much. The owner is delightful and a great teacher. She is very creative to new ways to connect with the kids. Mrs. Bernadette was the fours teacher and she was so patient with my son and worked with him in only a way as I his own mother would work with him, with patience and understanding and a warm smile. I highly recommend this school. The previous person review said it was a tight quarters there but it makes a more personable atmosphere, where it is not so intimidating to the kids. They also do not let it get overcrowded which is great. Good Luck choosing!

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I have to say this school came very highly recommended to me. My son has a speech delay and they have gone out of their way to help him in every aspect. I love this school and I am sending my daughter in September. From day one all of the teachers have helped me. I had no problem speaking to anyone about his day and was always informed about how he was doing. They have gone out of their way and I really appreciate it.

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★★★★★

I have to say this school came very highly recommended to me. My son has a speech delay and they have gone out of their way to help him in every aspect. I love this school and I am sending my daughter in September. From day one all of the teachers have helped me. I had no problem speaking to anyone about his day and was always informed about how he was doing. They have gone out of their way and I really appreciate it.

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The 3 yr olds classroom is bright, spacious, & filled with fun things. The playground is fantastic. I had a 4 yr old in the school my review will be based on and I must say that I wasn't happy. The stone building used for the 4's was very cramped, extremely cluttered and very dark. There is not an inch of free wall space anywhere! Frankly, the environment depressed me and my child and, I feel, it bred more chaos than was necessary! The teachers are thorough and teach a broad range of topics. There is even a room that is changed with every new topic which my child seemed to really love. Group activity is a bit of a mess there, but the teachers take only 1 or 2 children at a time for more one on one learning of shapes, letters, numbers, etc. The "Kiss & Go" style drop off worked perfectly here, but in order to speak to the teachers, you had to set up an appt. A great thing for a busy school, but not great for a mom who wants to know how the day went. I will say honestly without trying to be rude, that I felt a bit talked down to by a couple of the teachers, and apparently I'm not the only parent to think this. The teachers were very quick to try to resolve any behavioral problems by talking to me and implementing different techniques. I personally found some of the "problems" were either exagerated on their behalf, or perhaps made worse by their environment. If you think your child has difficulty in preschool, these teachers will do everything to find a reason for the behavior and someone to help. All in all, this a very educational school, but the environment of the 4's building is not so great. Life would be easier on everyone there if they would simplify the rooms.

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★★★☆☆

The 3 yr olds classroom is bright, spacious, & filled with fun things. The playground is fantastic. I had a 4 yr old in the school my review will be based on and I must say that I wasn't happy. The stone building used for the 4's was very cramped, extremely cluttered and very dark. There is not an inch of free wall space anywhere! Frankly, the environment depressed me and my child and, I feel, it bred more chaos than was necessary! The teachers are thorough and teach a broad range of topics. There is even a room that is changed with every new topic which my child seemed to really love. Group activity is a bit of a mess there, but the teachers take only 1 or 2 children at a time for more one on one learning of shapes, letters, numbers, etc. The "Kiss & Go" style drop off worked perfectly here, but in order to speak to the teachers, you had to set up an appt. A great thing for a busy school, but not great for a mom who wants to know how the day went. I will say honestly without trying to be rude, that I felt a bit talked down to by a couple of the teachers, and apparently I'm not the only parent to think this. The teachers were very quick to try to resolve any behavioral problems by talking to me and implementing different techniques. I personally found some of the "problems" were either exagerated on their behalf, or perhaps made worse by their environment. If you think your child has difficulty in preschool, these teachers will do everything to find a reason for the behavior and someone to help. All in all, this a very educational school, but the environment of the 4's building is not so great. Life would be easier on everyone there if they would simplify the rooms.

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