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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a parent
Without guidance on objective methods to teaching, the teachers cannot be effective. The methods they use to teach have not been proven.



- a parent
I would avoid Bright Beginnings School at all costs... They take on more pre-kindergarten students than they can handle, thus their solution is to fail half the class before arrival to kindergarten. Their tactic is to first tell you your child is accepted, but when they find out they cannot handle the students, 5 months later they change their mind (all while not returning you your deposit). As most people know, schools in Arizona cannot hold students back until after 3rd grade. Karen Edris (the principal) will go out of your way to make you feel your kid is too stupid to be in kindergarten without any objective evidence based testing. When you complain to their board, she will completely change her story. DO NOT send your child to this school.




- a parent
Mrs. Crowe from the Pre-K class is the best! My two boys learned a lot from her and had fun in the past years. But the school administration and teacher team seems not very stable; the turn over ratio is pretty high. Now they even have a new owner and new principal...

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a community member
I disagree with the type of discipline they use at the kindergarten level. They tell the child to move their magnet from the green chalkboard to the yellow and then to the red chalkboard. They aren't clear with the child why they are moving their magnet and at the end of the day, if they stay on the green they get a low quality xerox copy of an animal. This is a shame and reward based system that is absolutely ineffective at teaching the children any values of behavior at a sincere level.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


- a parent
These teachers are so dedicated and passionate about what they do. Many of them I know spend hours at home working on their lessons and/or attending events to support their students even when it is outside of school.


Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
Teachers do a great job of discussing the importance of character education. Students can be nominated when showing great character.



- a parent
My son is in Pre-K at BBS this year and has had an amazing experience. He is exposed to so many things, from amazing science experiments and songs, to chocolate playdough and baby chicks. His teachers work so hard to make lessons come to life and it is noticed. We are very lucky to have him here and can't wait to see what's next.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a student
The teachers are rude, incompetent and arrogant. They refuse to see areas of opportunity or to attempt to improve.


Amount of homework: Disagree


- a student
Writing a few words three times each by the end of an entire week doesn't help a student at home understand the importance of working hard to learn.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a student
They lack these qualities in themselves and would therefore be incompetent in developing them in any student. They are not honest, they don't have integrity, and they certainly don't care what's fair as long as they have the bottom dollar they were shooting for.

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