I thought that this was the place I would feel safest for my daughter, considering my son attended here years ago and loved it. A lot like the other recent reviews, this place is on a down hill spiral. I withdrew my child two weeks ago, when I discovered some disturbing news. My child had moved up a class, and was only in the new room for one week, I started noticing some behavioral changes, she cried her eyes out every morning begging me not to leave her. My gut told me something was up. Sure enough my daughter came to me telling me the teacher pinched her and hurt her. I went for review of the tapes saw enough to know this teacher was harmfully grabbing my child as well as others. I withdrew my daughter the same day. I also signed a statement saying I would no longer pay for tuition at this school. Considering this was a Monday, and I had already paid for her time there. I then receive a letter from the owner stating I owe 450.00 and that if I do not pay it, I am being taken to magistrate court. There was never any concern for my child from them, only a brush under the rug as if I was over reacting. It was also stated and proven from BRIGHT FROM THE START (Its like dfacs for daycares) That they are being cited because they conducted an investigation after what happened to my child and indeed confirmed it was happening to multiple children!! I am furious and fed up. These people only care about your money, not your child. ABUSIVE TEACHERS, CRAPPY OWNERS!
Posted: 3/16/2017 • Link to this review
This school is unprofessional to say the least .The owners are rude and imature, they do not take responsibility for their actions, they blame the parents and the child. I think this is do to the fact that they are overwhelmed with kids. My Pre-k child is scolded for taking to long in the bathroom (20min to poop, clean, redress and bag dirty s) They will say he is playing! The raw butt and dirty clothes tells a difrent story. My child was also put in the 2year old room when he misbehaved (I found out that is against the Pre-k guidelines.) The videos are a joke, my kid was always just out of view of what they complan about. They also justify their bad review with some clever good sounding cover story to to put u at ease. Ex: That is just a parent who has a personal issue with us, that we cant discuss. I wanted to believe them despite what I read! They sold me on the school! Now I am happy to go. The owners are now threatening to sue me if I do not remove my review!
Posted: 2/08/2013 • Link to this review
My youngest child is about to start Pre-K at Dacula Academy this school year and I have had two children come through the Pre-K program at Dacula Academy in the past. I have been very satisfied with my children's experiences in the Pre-K program. The teachers were engaging and communicated well with us about what was going on at school. They had many functions at the school and always welcomed parents to attend which was nice. I remember going to have Thanksgiving Lunch with my children and having them show me all the things they had learned so far - very unique and neat experience! I look forward to doing that again this year with my youngest. Definitely take advantage of having lunch with your child, they welcome you to come at anytime and you do not have to pay extra! There is a weekly meal fee however they said they were working on getting the food program when we went to register last month. Overall, great program!
Posted: 7/21/2011 • Link to this review
My children have attended Dacula Academy since 2007 and I have been very happy with all of their teachers as well as the staff at the front. You can tell that they all truly care about the children enrolled as well as the children's families. I will admit that I am a very picky mom and went to 16 daycares (no joke!) before finding the one for my children. The owners are always onsite which is such a reassuring feeling. They are actually the ones that toured me around the center and were so accomodating, down to earth and friendly. I had a very hard time bringing both of my children to daycare at just 6 weeks old however bringing them to Dacula Academy and knowing they were in good hands made it so much easier. The teachers even sent me pictures of my children on their first few days and I still get pictures sent through email every so often. It is such a nice surprise. I could go on forever about how wonderful this place is. Thank you for allowing me to go to work each day and know my children are cared for and loved by everyone at Dacula Academy. There is a reason they have been in business for 12 years and counting!
Posted: 7/21/2011 • Link to this review
I have had two of my children attend this school and they have been successful in elementary school. Their kindergarten teachers we very impressed when they started and said that Dacula Academy is very well known for their ability to ready children for kindergarten. We are actually enrolling another child there next year.
Posted: 3/06/2011 • Link to this review
I have 2 children enrolled in Dacula Academy. One is in the infant room and the other in young toddlers. From the moment I walked in their front door, 2 years ago, to take a tour, I knew this was the center for my kids. Tim and Janna have such pride in their center. And you can tell this when you talk to them. They care so much about the kids and their parents. We had typical issues with our son, like biting. Being first time parents, they really worked with us and offered some good advise that worked. The teachers for my son's classroom were so helpful when it came to potty training. Again, they were full of advise of things to try. I think the teachers truly care about these kids. I am amazed at the learning involved at such a young age. It really is a structured school type environment, but they make it fun for these little ones. My son and newborn daughter love going to school. The negative reviews on here are hard to believe. Like I said, we have had some challenges and everyone had worked with us to get through them. They were very patient with us. I wouldn't dream of taking my children anywhere else. I even felt comfortable taking my 10 week old baby there. I know she is loved and well taken care of. Every parent has to feel comfortable, so I advise you to check it out yourself. It is a wonderful environment.
Posted: 7/31/2008 • Link to this review
My son has been at this facility since September of 2007. I have had a few incidents with the teachers but other than that my son actually loves going to daycare. I feel it's a little pricey but this is the first daycare I have been able to take my son too and not worry about him and what's going on with him all day long. He has been to a few others in the area and compared to price yes they are high. But they are a lot more quailfied. So you get what you pay for. And as far as the violated review. I think that's bull I'm sorry. I know Janna the owner really well because she's works with my son a lot with his behavior and she is very understanding when things like that happen. And I've NEVER heard anything like that ever happening. It def wasn't a teacher that did the violating. Maybe one of the children which children at that age do explore. But it wasn't done by an adult.
Posted: 5/30/2008 • Link to this review
As a parent with two children attending Dacula Acadmey I have found this place to be great. The best in Georgia. I have attended many centers in Georgia and have found none that take the time to care about the kids and the parents like Dacula Adacdemy does. We are so proud to attend a center that holds 3 accreditations that no other center in Georgia currently have. They truely care about what they are doing and not just chasing the dollar. In looking at the reviews others have stated on this site, it looks like there may be more to the story than what they are telling. Check them out.
Posted: 5/19/2008 • Link to this review
Dear readers, I just recently had the worse scenario that a Mother could face, my four year daughter was touched in an unappropriate way at the school, and how did I learn of this incident from the mouth of my child, of course I was upset. I then called the school and spoke to the assistant teacher in room G and was informed that everything was okay, everything was not okay, In the mist of tears I informed her that I wanted to meet with her, so a meeting took place on the following day and it made me even angrier, I was basically informed by the vice-president herself that this is normal behavior of a four year old child, to touch his body. As I stated to the vice-president who was NOT concerned about the welfare of my child but the reputation of her pathetic school, that my daughters body does not belong to this young menace, but to God.
Posted: 10/29/2007 • Last edited: 7/10/2011 • Link to this review
I feel that this is the best place for our children. Dacula Academy is NAYEC accredited. Teachers are required to do a lesson plan (even in the infant rooms) and the classrooms are monitored by video cameras every day. My personal opinion is they hold the well being and safety of ALL the children in their best interest. They may charge a few dollars extra for Pre-K lunches, but they offer a culturally diverse menu and encourage parents to eat with their child as often as they like for free.
Posted: 11/10/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My child attended this school for Pre-K. They charge more for lunches than most of the other schools in the area and they do NOT take the children on any field trips. Almost all other GA Pre-k classes go on field trips. I was not impressed with the attitudes of the teachers and most of the staff. There seemed to be a very uncaring attitude by many (not all) of the teachers and staff.
Posted: 6/23/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
After 3 years of quality service from this daycare I feel they have finally became slack in quality. For the price they require from you and the strict guidelines that only apply to some children and not personal freinds the service can be obtained at a more resonable place
Posted: 2/28/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review