120 location: Horrible preschool and management! Parents, please do some research, read reviews and look for others preschools, plenty of good preschools out there, where your child will be safe and actually learning something. I was forced to remove my 3 year old son because the school did not follow the Discipline/Termination Policy after my son was bitten 7 times by another child (all with written reports by the teacher), and the same child had bitten for a total of more than 20 times in a 10 kids class and the school did nothing about it, they did not care about my son or his safety, I even spoke to the Director of all Smart Starts because the school director didn't really care about the problem and they refused to transfer the child or remove him from the school, totally going against their discipline policy, very bad management. I decided to take my son out of the school and I was never giving any refund for the remaining of the month or registration fees, but I'm glad I did it, now my son is in a school where he's safe and actually learning because in smart start they don't teach it's just a horrible daycare.
This school has no discipline policy. If your child gets bitten nothing is done to stop it from happening so other children think its ok and more start to do it! They don't do time out or thinking chair. My child became super aggressive and undisciplined when starting at this school.. The supervisor was just replaced and the new one is completely clueless and has no personality or warmth. I do not recommend this school to any parent.
DO NOT PLACE YOUR CHILD IN THE CARE OF THIS SCHOOL, BEWARE. My child became sick poisoned by a plant in there playground. I had to rush him to urgent care in the Miami children hospital because he's eyes were so swollen that he could open his eyes. the doctor said that they should have called the rescue in the bad conditions he was in.
Upsetting. The curriculum seems to be on par, but our issues stem from a more personal nature. Management has a very difficult time not getting involved in the personal affairs of parents who are divorced and cause a lot of unneded conflict. Also, my child was allowed to enroll with a VPK online confirmation, and for whatever reason, it was not accepted over a month after the fact. The school has billed us retroactively for this issue- which should have been handled when they enrolled my child. Further, no billing notices are sent, and my account and its' balance is discussed with whomever picks up my child, after several requests for it to cease. My last point (and there are many more, but I'm keeping them to the larger offenses) Communication with BOTH sets of parents has been requested verbally and in writing on numerous occasions. We, after several months, are STILL having this issue. Upon speaking to other school administrators, I was told that this chain has a reputation for a lot of the same behavior exhibited here with us.
My kids love their school and we do as well. What I like the most is that the kids are truely being exposed to learning in a fun and nurturing way. In addition, the kids are able to take part in so many different activities, enrichments, and events. My kids have learned a lot and could not be happier! I have reccommended to many and all are very happy.
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