Very warm and nurturing environment. My son started as a 1 year old, and the teachers helped shape his development until he went on to 4K. Well run and teachers have a great handle on the classroom behavior. Any issues are addressed quickly and discretely. The kids have a nicely structured day, and I love that all the teachers (from all the classrooms) knew his name (and the names of all the other kids). They have extra help from Alverno students studying early childhood development, which was a great bonus. Very clean and very organized "school". While it is pricey, I think it was well worth it.
My child LOVES it here!! The teachers are awesome and they are easy to talk to. I like how the children stay together with the teachers for at least a semester instead of changing rooms and teachers based on age. I think really helps my child create a closer attachment to her teacher. I can't say enough good things about this school!!
One of the teachers strapped my daughter in a chair "because she was bothering other children while they were trying to sleep". That is completely unacceptable and against the law. After complaining to the director she assured us it wouldn't happen again yet the very next day when she was being picked up she was in a chair while the other kids were playing. My daughter is 15 months old she can't communicate with us and tell us how her day was or what happened and with happened this week i am unsure if it had been happening all semester.
My child LOVES Alverno!! As soon as she sees the building, she gets a huge smile on her face and she goes right to the door. The teachers are always welcoming and let me know how my daughter's day was as well as if she seemed to have any hard times during the day. I love that they do messy activities during the day and the teachers tell me all about it when I come pick up. I feel very comfortable sending my child there and wouldn't trust her anywhere else!
Very poor experience. Two teachers in the toddler room were poorly socialized and had trouble talking to parents. Although they were middle aged each day they looked as if they had been out partying the night before, very unprofessional appearance. Very uneasy feeling leaving my child there, but with the checks and balances my husband and I felt we would give it a try. Big mistake. Our child switched to a new daycare where she is well cared for, happy, and learning many new things. Poor resources for your child here and poor choice of teachers. I do not recommend this day care center.
I absoultly love the teachers I feel they do an excellent job teaching the children. The center is very open each child has their own locker (yes even the baby). The rooms are spacious and they always have 2 teachers in the rooms!