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Penny's Playground of Learning

Private | PK-3

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $172,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.

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Posted June 27, 2013

Penny's Playground has earned accreditation from the National Association fot the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC - approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs, Penny's Playground is a leader in a national effort in high-quality early education. To earn NAEYC Acreditation, a progrm must meet each of the ten NAEYC Early Childood Program Standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2013

I am a former employee of Penny's Playground and have worked at 2 other daycares since then. Please do not send your children to this daycare. They have an after-school program for children and if these children misbehave they are placed in baby cribs as a timeout. I would not want my 5 or 6 year old being placed in a crib for a timeout as this does not teach them anything. Children were labeled as being bad and the director clearly had her favorites. Numerous employees have left because of the director and her treatment of the teachers. The director would yell at staff in front of children and parents. This is highly unprofessional in any setting, let alone a daycare. If this kind of behavior is going on in front of the parents, imagine what is going on when the parents are not present.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2011

My sons attend Penny's Playground and have for the last three years. The only reason that we are leaving is because my children are school-age and we live in a different town. Its hard to find a place to care for the things that means the most to you - your children. The teachers are always cleaning and my kids come home with a TON of work that they have created. The teachers are caring and have individual relationships with the kids. Penny is strict, with both the kids and staff, but it provides structure and creates expectations. As a teacher, I want the people who are teaching my kids to have high expectations! My kids love Ms. Penny, Ms. S, and Mr. S - I wouldn't trust just anyone with my precious cargo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2010

My son was at this place and I would not recommend it to anyone. He was injured several times with no explanations. He was labeled and called a BAD Boy. The director was never happy. Teachers were told not to even hug the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

AWFUL: I previously worked in this facility...i would not recommend this place for children the owner yells at the staff/teachers in front of the children. i feel that some of the expectations from the owner are unsafe for the children. and because there arent enough staff i feel that the children's safety is in jeopardy. thats why i left!


Posted May 14, 2009

My daughter has been going here for 3 months now and I am very happy with the people that work here. The clean all their toys twice a week and food is also in the fee of their watching. I get a note of what has she done through out the day. I rely on this to plan my evening, to keep on a schedule, which is very important to a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

This is the worst possible place on earth to send your child. It is a dark and unwelcoming place. the teachers are unfriendly and so are the owners. I wouldn't let penny's playground care for my pet, let alone my child. my child hated this place and cried everyday she had to go there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

I spent a few hours in this school and was not impressed at all with the teachers or the facility. It is dark and musty smelling and the 'teachers' were less than friendly, to say the least! I would never send my child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

My son went to pre-school at Penny's Playground and loved it. It was a great first school experience for him. I felt extremely comfortable leaving him in the care of Penny's staff. There were always fun and educational activities and a large play area outside that the children love. When it was time for my daughter to attend pre-school I did not hesitate to send her to the same school. It is a little out of the way for us from our house but definitely worth the drive. What a great experience they have both had!
—Submitted by a parent


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Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Penny Saucier
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (860) 747-0157
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