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Quality Time Early Learning Center

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 7, 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.
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Posted October 9, 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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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Posted 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.
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Posted 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


Posted August 7, 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


Posted July 1, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
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Posted 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.
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Posted 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!!!!!
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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 35%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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