They are able to teach the kids in a group setting while making the lessons effective and enjoyable. Pretty remarkable for a group of 3 and 4 year olds and the teachers at Mothers Day Out do it everyday.
I was so nervous moving to a new place and putting my two young kids into a preschool for the first time. I toured four other preschools in Virginia Beach that were highly recommended to me before I visited Mother's Day Out. I knew before I was halfway through the tour this was the first school for my kids. I was blown away with the creativity the teachers have with their classrooms and their students and the family-style atmosphere that's created there. My two kids are a few months into their first year of preschool and they LOVE going! They're excited to show me what they've learned each day and they tell me how much their teachers love on them. Great school and a wonderful after school care setup that my kids ask to stay at!
Your experience will truly depend on the teacher(s). I've been exceptionally happy 3 out of 4 years, and exceptionally unhappy with 1 year. The school has some really wonderful teachers, and some who are unsatisfactory. The classrooms are small, and the school area of the church is in dire need of updating.
I have put two kids through this school and have one more currently attending. All three of my kids have loved the school and the two that have stayed through kindergarten were more than prepared for 1st grade. I would fully recommend this school. There is a great mix of academics, and play time.
I have mixed reviews about this school and the teachers. I agree with the other parents that the director is not at all an inspirational element of the school. It all starts with the top and trickles to the bottom. I have had mixed reactions about the teachers. There are some good teachers but this year, the teachers my kids have are very incompetent. Just for example, when I asked the teachers to challenge my kid, they posted a note on the board saying do not teach kids ahead of the class. The kids are young and hyper and they need to be challenged and there are various ways and methods to do that. Not all kids are same; they all have their areas of strength. Maybe I am expecting too much but the job of the teacher is to understand the potential and exploit it. Another thing I found out is that the teachers have no general knowledge (knowledge outside the box) so everything they teach is within the box. I have the same feeling about the director. My recommendation is to take your kid to a public school because they way if you are disappointed, you are at least happy not paying for it.
My daughter is in the 3 yr old class and loves her teachers. I love that they actually teach here and its a school not just a daycare. My daughter has grown academically so much in one year. The director is wonderful, she is so good with the children you can tell she really loves and cares about them.Will be returning next year. The only thing I wish is that they had extended care till 5;30 or 6pm so I dont have to pick her up take her to a sitter then go back to work. Since she gets such great care and academics its worth the hassel and I dont worry about her safety I drop her off in her room and pick her up in her room.
I have never been more disappointed in a school...There is too much focus on worksheets & writing even if the children are not ready, my 4 year old had a accident and missed lunch because he could not change himself 40 minutes later. The doors to the school are never locked...There is a closed door policy and you are not welcomed without an appointment. Parent involvment is not welcomed. This school comes acroos and being more of a bootcamp.
I spent 2 years there and feel it was a waste. By comparison to some of the other preschools it is economical but in this case you get what you pay for. The director is rude and not helpful. The teachers were nice but the classrooms were way overcrowded and I think they did the best they could. I consider this pre-school to be more like a day care. T