Staten Island, NY
Excel Preschool is an amazing school. My daughter was there for two years and for Pre-K, rather than enrolling my daughter in a school that is 2 blocks away from my home, I took a 20 minute drive everyday to bring her to Excel. I have had a large amount of experience within schools, both public and private, due to the fact that I have a degree in education, and Excel Preschool is by far one of the best. The teachers are great, loving, and caring. They are the definition of what ALL teachers should be. After my daughter's 2 1/2 hour Pre-K class was over she would cry to stay longer, as would other kids in her class. She is in Kindergarten now and still tells me she wants to go back there for school. To address the comments about there being too many teacher changes...being in care of children everyday is not for everyone, wonderful, bright, fun, and intelligent people come into the job assuming that it is easy and as every parent could probably agree with me, it is not always easy. And so when a new teacher comes in (mostly infant/toddler teachers) and the staff sees this person is not right for the job or it is too much for them, yes they have to let them go, it would be wrong for the school to keep a person that comes in and it turns out to be too much for them..that is why sometimes the staff has to be changed and it is only for the best interest of the children. I have been on the inside of other schools and have seen the children neglected and teachers that were there only for a pay check, I have never seen or heard of anything like that at Excel. Do not believe everything you read or hear, go walk in and take a look for yourself, they do have open walk-ins without an appointment necessary, and that is because they have nothing to hide and everything is always great.