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Devine School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $137,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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Posted May 6, 2014

The Devine School is a very modern up-to-date facility. As large as it seems from outside it is very personal and comfortable inside with children getting lots of personal attention. The playground is outstanding. The staff are actively engaging the children in learning and using a large variety of tools in doing so. A very high quality center.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

Great working environment and great staff, however the pay is absolutely awful. This is most definitely the reason for all the turnover. I have been employed for years now and have not had one raise or insightful evaluation to be considered for a raise even though I consistently work hard and am complimented on my hard work daily. Don't come here unless you're a trust fund kid or have a rich husband. I definitely recommend it as a school, but $8.50-9/hr for a head teacher at any school is horrendous.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2013

Terrible turnover, likely due to poor pay and working conditions for care providers. I expect higher quality long-term staff at a premium daycare. Moved my child out of here, did not look back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

The curriculum at this school is exceptional for young minds, and my son learned a lot in the short time he attended this school. However, we found that the center director was NOT accommodating of our child's emotional issues. He was under the care of a therapist at the time, and we were in the middle of getting a psychiatric diagnosis and an IEP, but before we could complete the process we were essentially told our son was no longer welcome there. To cast out a child with issues who had a therapist willing to visit the school multiple times a week and whose parents are in the middle of obtaining an IEP (which is not always a timely process, as most are aware) shows us that this school's leadership is not fully committed to helping all children succeed. Additionally, when we willingly met with the director to discuss our child, she spoke down to us as and indicated that we were doing something wrong with our child. We later found out that our son has a neurological disorder that was causing his issues. This school is fantastic, but only if your child fits into the "normal" realm of learning and behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

excellent teachers! great educational program! very good approach to the kids.my son loves it! I would recomment it to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

Great school and excellent staff. I would recommend to any parent looking for a good daycare for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


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1255 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103

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