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8101 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 588-3350
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December 10, 2014
Staff is friendly at times. The owner is horrible rude and inappropriate. I can't speak for the school as my child was in the afterschool program which is horrible!! There is nothing designed to appropriately meet the needs of school aged children. I had no choice but to pull my child out! Sadly there is barely any other after school programs in the area some parents have no choice.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2014
My son attended Quality Time Early Learning Center in kindergarten and first grade. When we enrolled him in the school, he knew his alphabet and could identify words, but wasn't yet reading like the other kids in the class were. Not only did the teacher work with my son, but he excelled in this school, and soon was at the top of his class. When he left and went on to another private school (which I did not like), and on to public schools, he was light years ahead of the other kids because of the start that he got in QTELC. My son graduated from high school this year (class of 2014), and I am still grateful for the education and care that he received at this school. Did I mention that the teachers were wonderful?!

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2014
I really believe the positive reviews are fake. My son went to this school for a year and a half and yes, the staff and management are horrible. One morning I dropped my son off and heard one of the teachers telling the kids to clean up. As the kids procrastinated and scattered to other areas of the room, she says "yeah, now y'all scatter like roaches!" She had no idea I was in the other room listening. That is just one example of the inappropriate and lazy attitude of staff and management. And yes, it does smell bad. And no, not all schools do! He stayed as long as he did because his actual teachers were nice to him. I got him out as soon as I found a better option.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
My son attended Quality Time from age 2yrs old through Kindergarten. The teachers are great and work to bring out the best in each child. The curriculum is excellent and one of the best for the various age groups that the school serves. Because of the advance and challenging curriculum, the kids in kindergarten take the standardized test. My son was well prepared for elementary school after leaving Quality Time and now attends private school and has been on the honor roll for the past three years. I would recommend this school to any parent who is looking for quality child care in a warm environment with state of the art technology and a challenging curriculum. Excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
Quality Time gave my son a great start in school. His PreK-3 and PreK-4 teachers, especially, were talented, dedicated professionals. By the time my son started public kindergarten, he was well ahead of his peer group. Some people criticize academic rigor at too young of an age--but my son was always so happy there. I think Quality Time's operation as a business could use a bit of improvement, along with communication. But I keep coming back to my son being safe, always happy to be there, and well prepared for moving on in school.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
Quality Time is an EXCELLENT school. The administration, teachers are wonderful. My child just graduated this year and he loved the school. He is reading on a second grade level. I will miss the QT family.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I'd like to first start off by saying some of the bad reviews this school recieved are unwarranted and make no sense what so ever. ( the school smells bad) Well I got news for you kids use the bathroom. #$%* happens, you can go to any other day care or early learning facility and find that same smell. That just says even more about the techers who change the children. Its normal. Secondly when camparing a quality advanced cirriculum vs fees your not going to find a better school in the area for the price. It drives me crazy when people talk about everything else but education. I have 3 girls that attend QTELC and a 7 year old that is there for the summer program and recently enrolled in public schools. (I'll just say too bad QTELC don't have a 1st grade.) In closing I plan on sending all of my kids here. I recommend you do the same if you want your kids to have a quality foundation in regards to reading and writing with a smooth transition into elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
Quality Time Learning Center is a the best preschool in the area. After 2 weeks of scouting childcare centers, we choose Quality Time Early Learning Center. It was one of the best decisions of our lives. The warmth of the staff, education, and cleanliness were the deal breakers. Your child is taken care as if you had never left to drop him off. Our son became acclimated very quickly and gained social skills. Most importantly, Quality Time Learning Center afforded our son a superior education. He was pushed beyond his potential. The teachers made learning fun and relevant. The teachers made him an independent thinker. He gained the necessary skills that helped him mature and fulfill his young curiosity. Our son went to elementary school more than prepared. He was immediately put into honors classes and excelled. QTELC provided safe recreation activities for growing young muscles, stabilization and sportsmanship. Also, QTELC took the kids on relevant field trips to develop young growing minds. The learning development that QTELC provides is in a class by itself, you won t be disappointed. We are forever grateful to Quality Time Early Learning Center.

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July 28, 2014
Both my sons attended the day care and school from infants (3 months each). I had a positive experience and was please with the level of education provided as well as the caring and safe atmosphere. I liked that the school exposed the children to a level of educational rigor early, but kept it paced at the level of learning for each individual child. One of my sons completed high school this year and will be going to college in Fall 2014; the other is entering his junior year of high school. They have both experienced academic success in Montgomery County public schools and I believe it is because of the educational foundation they received at QTELC.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
My 2 children last attended in 2005, one thru 2nd grade and the other thru kindergarten. Both started at 6 months old. They were well prepared for Gift and Talented classes in Montgomery County Public Schools and the oldest will now be attending college, as an Engineering major.

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July 22, 2014
My daughter started QTELC when she was 2 yrs old and she is now 7. She had been a home daycare and contemplated moving her to a center so early but I must say it was one of the best decisions I made. Within 2 weeks Ms. Shelia had her potty trained and doing things out of the ordinary. She moved on to the 3yr old class with Ms. Katrina and progressed so fast I couldn't believe how she speaking, writing, and communicating to others. Their curriculum is hands down a great curriculum. At age 3, my daughter was doing things the average 4 yr old would do. I remember her last day at QTELC, I spoke with Ms. Katrina and she said something that stuck with me to this day. She said "you need to make sure you put her in a place that is going to challenge her or she will get bored". At age 7, this still remains true. My daughter was accepted in the Talented and Gifted program in PG County, she is a straight A student, and reading above grade level. Without the initial teaching, love, and commitment from the teachers at QTELC, I don't think she would be where she is now and for that I am forever grateful.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2014
Quality Time Learning Center is an EXCELLENT school and it isn't just my opinion. The academic scores speak for themselves! The administration has developed a curriculum that challenges the kids without overstretching their capabilities. They are learning well beyond their average and incorporating technology (through use of the interactive Promethean board). For the 2014-2015 academic year, each child will learn using their own tablet in addition to fundamental skills of handwriting, floor time, Spanish and music classes, homework, imaginative and physical play. They also attend field trips. There is encouraging support for the parent teacher organization and administration to work cooperatively, and the staff always supports personal involvement in your child's schooling. The staff is also extremely sensitive each family's concerns, at least I can attest to that. I would not change anything. I am so gald that I found Quality Time. My only regret is that I enrolled my son at 18 months instead of age 3 when I found them by chance. I recommend them to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2014
The Worst principal and management I had bad expriance with them they don't have manners. Am glad this year is over am not goining any more to see that un welcome feace.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
This is my first ever post to review a service or product. I felt I should after reading some of these reviews. Simply put, the teachers are great! Your child should progress just fine, which trumps the fact you have to deal with the owner and sons. They do a poor job managing parents expectation on the backend $$$. Its like signing a contract with someone, and all the hidden fees soon appear. They claim their adminstration process is flawless, so if your situation is at odds with them, be prepared to receive an attitude to go jump off a cliff. I'm a parent, customer and not a sensitive type, but I appreciate not having to feel like it's me vs. them. BUT, my little one progress is whats important.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
Positive: it is a safe environment for children, the teachers are really dedicated to teaching. QTLC really does well with incorporating technology with learning. Overall, it is a good school. Negative: fees, they love to add fees tell you at the last moment without any alternatives. Next, they push an advance curriculum on kids which not a bad thing, but for children who are still learning the basics it can be overwhelming. The administrators of the school, at times they push technology so much, they loose focus on the basics, teaching the kids. Last min policy changes and more fees. It can be a turn off

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
As a parent, I am surprised at the OUTRAGEOUS comments on some of these posts. My child has attended Quality Time since two years old. The quality of the education level is second to none in the area. Their kindergarten classes general score in the top %5 of the country. Also recently they added Promethean Smart Boards into the classroom and began to use a new Digital Curriculum. I would challenge and parent to tell me where my child will have a Smart interactive board in their classroom, being used solely to instruct! Also all these post about fees..... yes the school had fees in the past, however they have recently done away with ALL OF THE FEES. ( I REPEAT THERE ARE NO MORE FEES) It saddens me that a school of this caliber would receive so much scrutiny over monetary issues, and I do realize that we all have our personal issues. But COME ON Parents!!!!! If your child attends QTLC then they go to one of the top PRIVATE schools in the area that provides arguably the best educational experience for children at competitive prices ( I've checked around myself). Please stop all the petty complaints about price and do what is NEEDED and BEST for your child!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Terrible, extremely unprofessional staff and management. They management has no manners. The school smells bad, and they make up extra fees as you the school year goes on. Please do not sign your child in this school. There are better options!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
The quality at this school is decreasing! When I put in my first child, she did so well and we saw excellent progress. Now she is in a class with 25 children for two teachers, sharing the same room with with two other classes of more than 20 kids each! My second child is stuck in a basement where he can only go out for an hour each day (if it is 45 degree or more). He is two in a class of children ranging from 18 to almost 3. I am not sure how lesson plans can really be thought in this setting. The teachers are great but the learning envirionment has deteriorated...Think about that before enrolling your child.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2013
I have been meaning to do this for some time and here I go. I really like this school for my daughter. My daughter attended another school that was more expensive about two blocks away and they let her run around with no structure and no schedule so we took her out of that school to put in in QTLC and I absolutely love it. My daughter loves this school Originally she started in a classroom that was not appropriate for her age but I voiced my concerns and they made changes to her class immediately. My daughters teacher takes her job very seriously. My daughter is happy to attend school every day and gives her teacher a big hug every morning. The principal takes his job very seriously and we really like that. My daughter is only 2 is already learning how to write her name, of course she knows her colors and is identifying letters. It is true that are fee's that suddenly come up - i think that communication with the parents really needs to be better as far as the fee's- the schedules they provide are confusing .If they ever "waive" a fee have them putting in writing. to us is worth the money just would like them to be better of telling you from the begining about all the fees.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
We send our 2-year old daughter here and she really enjoys it. She comes home singing songs and talking about her friends. The care givers are really nice and attentive. There are a lot of additional fees, but I don't mind it too much because they are for things like art supplies and people coming in to do musical and dramatic shows for the kids. There is a strong religious element that comes through when I'm at parent meetings with the executive staff, which is unusual since it's not a religious school. But overall she is safe and happy, so I give it five stars.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
My child was abused and neglected at this center. The staff was lazy, obnoxious, and unprofessional. The director was creepy. The staff broke child care laws almost daily. I got my child out of there as fast as I could.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
This school is strong academically. There are lots of hidden (and seemingly arbitrary) fees, but we put up with it because the teachers are warm and dedicated, and our kids are happy. They could use an upgrade to the playground and a re-vamping of the summer camp, but overall we are satisfied. Would recommend.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2012
I had a terrible experince with the owner of the school. He suspended my children from school without providing any notice of any infractions. I purchased 14 uniform shirts from the front office staff and my twin sons wore those shirts everyday of their attendance (6 weeks). Noone informed me that I was sold the wrong shirts. The owner of the school suspended my sons without allowing the opportunity for resolution or apology for their mishap. This is not an example of commitment to the education of young children. Due to his lack of professionalism and insight, I was forced to find a better school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
QTELC is decent. My child attended two years there and he learned a lot. The only thing that I did not like was the fact that they have too many hidden fees and let you know at last minute. Those fees are mandatory so if you don't pay your child is out of the school. Oh... and the deposit amount is never refunded back to you. Make sure you keep track of that otherwise you can kiss the deposit good bye.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
QTELC produces well rounded students. I am a parent of a three year old student at QTELC. My daughter is doing extremely well and has thrived during her time there. There is an awesome sense of community at this school and the student population is truly international. There are wonderful teachers, and teachers that are merely adequate. I think the latter group are comprised of those that have become complacent after too many years of service, and those that are unhappy with pay. I suppose the same could be said for any school. The academic curriculum is excellent. At two years of age - my child could identify several planets in the solar system, count to 30, spell her name, and of course recite her ABC's. The fluctuating charges are of concern. However, most of the changes occur during annual registration or re-registration as the school adjusts to meet its costs.

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January 26, 2009
Excellent school. They work the children a grade level ahead. My 2 children attended as well as 4 of my nephews over the last 10 years. Too bad they did not get enough support for a 2nd grade. Otherwise my children would still be there this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
QTELC provides an above-avarage academic level at least from the curiculum it uses. However it is getting worse for the service such as just one-day ahead notice for the change of cost or schedule. Especially all kinds of 'hidden' cost. You may see the tuition itself not much, but the over $200 non-refundable registration fee, $80 school supply fee and $100 civic fee, as well as summer activity fee are all mandartory and not included in the tuition. I am kind of feel that they lure you by the moderate tuition, then charge you more.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
My child attended QTEL for several years. It was a waste of time and money and I deeply regret sending him there. He studied all day with not a lot of play, had homework every night and learned some. On his report card, which is issued every quarter, he received outstanding grades but he did not come close to passing the early entrance exam for kindergarten. I believe this school advertises to be an academic school but it is not!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2008
The owner, Mr. Crump, has a habit of surprising parents with 'hidden' fees that are not provided to the parents ahead of time in writing. The school raises costs of items at a moment's notice. When parents complain about this practice, they are treated as if it's okay for the school to do this. The parents don't have any recourse, except to leave the school, thereby forfeiting any non-refundable pre-paid fees. The education portion of the school is about average

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May 03, 2008
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August 28, 2007
They have helped my daughter soo much! i love them. My daughter is 3 now and we have nothing but positive things to say about qtelc.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
My son attended QTELC since he was 2 yrs old. We do not regret spending our money. The quality of education he gained there was the best. Thanks Mr. Crump and your staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2006
My daughter is currently attending Quality Time and I truly, truly believe that it is an excellent school. Your money is well spent! My daughter is four years old and is spelling, reading and counting. I am very happy that I chose this school for my daughter! I would recommend it to anyone who would like their child to get a good education!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2005
My daughter attended Quality Time for 2 years and came out of there with a wealth of knowledge. I remember vividly her first day. I took her to her Kindergarten class and was chatting with the teacher. My daughter knew her alphabet, could recognize certain words but couldn't quite read. The teacher said that in 3 months my daughter will know how to read, I smiled and told her that we would see about that. Sure enough, she knew how to read and was reading better than her cousin who was 5 years older than her. The following year, she went to one of the most amazing teachers and using the great books picked by the school, the curriculum and all of the homeworks assigned on a daily basis, she learned a lot. We wish we could still afford to send her there...Great school...

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2005
Quality Time Early Learning Center is the BEST!. My son has attended there for the last three years and it has been a wonderful experience. I had so many fears in placing him in school at three and the half since he is diabetic. From the first time I talked to his teachers, I had a good feeling about leaving my child in their care. The principal, teachers and assistants are all caring and loving people. He received excellent care. The academic standard is one of the highest I have seen. By the end of his four year old program he was reading and writing very well! He was taught phonics and reads way above his grade level. This is our last year and I really don't know which school will be able to match QTELC level. I only wish it was up to at least the six grade! Rated Five

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2005
Our oldest son attended this school in 1999 for pre-k. We had a wonderful experience and he was reading by the end of the school year. We are now considering it for your youngest son. It is a shame that qtels only goes up to the 1st grade.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2004
My son attended this school and came away with a wealth of book knowledge as well a strong sense of morals for a young child. I would encourage any parent to give their child this foundation. Great staff, Mr Crump, principal, may appear gruff but that is just exterior - he knows every child by name and loves them dearly. They inturn love and respect him. My strongest prayers are for the schools and its staff continous guidance and that they can expand to a full elementary school, and later a high school. (Only reason I left.) Thank you Mr Crump, Ms Nash & Assistant,Ms Katrina and Assistant and everyone else who made my son have such a wonderful formative experience. I can appreciate what you did now that I have other schools to compare yours with.

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Quality Time Early Learning Center
8101 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910
(301) 588-3350
Last modified Quality Time Early Learning Center is a Private school that serves grades PK-1
Quality Time Early Learning Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top