My grandchildren have been attending DWA most of their lives and I have nothing but good things to say about this school! The administration and staff are loving, attentive and make learning fun and interesting for their students. My grandchildren have had the opportunity to attend from babies through Pre-K and have learned so much about not only ABCs & 123s; but about how to be thoughtful and kind. My granddaughter is doing great in kindergarten this year with the foundation she built at DWA!
Posted: 10/08/2014 • Link to this review
My husband and I have been looking for a good daycare to take our two children for over the past few months. We came across Due West Academy and fell in love with the facility and staff. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable of the material and I feel completely safe leaving my children in their hands.
Posted: 7/11/2013 • Link to this review
I am a stay at home Mom who needed a place where my son can come to a few days a week to get interaction with other kids as well as give me a break for a few hours. Ms Kadie, Jenni, Kristi and the other teachers are so friendly and made us feel a part of the family from day 1. The teachers for the toddlers are phenomenal. My son is 17 months and he is doing great. He is learning sign language and it is working. I tried teaching him at home and didn't get very far. I am so glad that I have found a place that will take care of my son and I feel comfortable. They are great.
Posted: 1/24/2013 • Link to this review
DO NOT send your kids here, myself and several other parents are extremely discouraged and unhappy with the new management. They are cold/uninviting and should not be associated with running a daycare. They have increased tuition without a courtesy warning. There are many family's that have to budget their monthly expenses and to walk into your child's daycare facility and get handed a bill $200+ more than you were paying is unacceptable. What happened to common courtesy/customer service? I had to pull my oldest three years ago due to the management at that time, then two years ago I gave DWA another chance since I heard it was again under new management and let me tell you, I couldn't of been happier and my daughter absolutely loved going. Now once again under "New Management" and it has suddenly turned into a nightmare. The New Director, Katie, truly has no personality, does not interact with children or most importantly the parents. You walk in the building and feel the heaviness in the air, no more cheerful greets, teachers seem and have commented on how miserable they are. So again, before you consider DWA talk to some long time parents before signing your child up in the hands of these morons. Miss Yvette is the only saving grace right now and I wish her the best.
Posted: 10/05/2011 • Link to this review
We were all hurt by the negative comments made. As a director of Due West Academy, for the past 5 plus years, I have seen and been a part of many changes. Most of which have been for the better of our school. I understand that change can be very intimidating. We brought in a specialist to help with bookkeeping and it was necessary to eliminate a number of the unauthorized discounts and set a standard rate for all students. We will continue to improve and grow in the years to come.
There is no place like Due West. Not only are their rates great but the staff truly cares about the children. My son learned so much in his infant and toddler schooling here. I was constantly amazed at what he would come home and be able to do. He was always happy to be at school which is what matters most to me. Due West is the number one choice for us and always will be.
Posted: 9/22/2011 • Link to this review
I did the research and decided to choose DWA for my daughter's pre-k. She loves her teachers, Ms. Lisa and Ms. Heather. They really pour their hearts into these children. I have dropped in on numerous occasion (@ lunch, nap-time, story-time, and to play with my daughter) and have always been welcomed and greeted with smiles. My 3yr can't wait till he is old enough to go to pre-k there. This really is a great place to bring your child. Thank you again DWA for all your hard work.
Posted: 5/21/2011 • Link to this review
We have been a DWA family for the last 6 months+ and we could not be happier with our choice. I compared several different facilities before enrolling and found that DWA not only had the best price, they offered a competitive curriculum delivered by teachers and administrators who truly care about your child. Each morning when we walk in the door we are greeted warmly and by name. DWA does an excellent job of making sure that the little things, as well as the big things, are taken care of and we are grateful to them!
Posted: 4/27/2011 • Link to this review
My DD has been going to Due West Academy since she was 6 months old and I could not think of having her anywhere else... she is now heading to Pre-K there and I am going to be sadder than her when she moves on to kindergarten! Great place for your child to learn and grow!
Posted: 4/14/2011 • Link to this review
Being a working parent is hard enough-you want to feel comfortable where you leave your children. DWA has some of the best rates we could find for the quality of care. I feel they offer a better quality of service and facility than most centers we visited that cost $70 more per child per week. All staff members that we've encountered are so accomodating. My children seem happy when they get home which is so important.
Posted: 10/21/2010 • Link to this review
I feel Due west is a great place to leave your child. I have had two kids that went there for the pre k program. The teacher and supporting staff are friendly and have always given my children care and attention. I have dropped in at lunch, and before nap time or in the middle of class to make sure that they are in a good environment, and they always were. I am very hands on, and they have always welcomed my involvement. I think Miss Janelle and Miss Brittany are fantastic with children, and I would send my youngest to them when she is old enough, too. The only reason I took a few points off is for lunch... they don't generally seem appealing and for children with no choice, it could be a long day.
Posted: 2/23/2010 • Link to this review
Their prices are competitive and the staff is extremely accommodating. My Husband and I work long hours and we are confident in placing our three children in their care. The staff ensures that our kids get the best start to a strong education. My youngest son has a crush on his teacher and begs every weekend to go back to "school". I have to explain gently that they aren't open. My daughter is in their Pre-K program and is growing and learning every day. Her teacher sends progress reports home but they mean nothing in comparison to the smile on my daughter's face as she enters into the classroom. My oldest son attends their after-school program and just loves hanging out with his friends while doing his homework. Something I never thought I would be able to say. Peace of mind, is what I get thanks to the Staff at Due West Academy.
Posted: 2/11/2010 • Link to this review
Very cheap and you get what you pay for! Over crowded, poor lunches, children are not kept clean while there. Here is my experience. My child attended this school briefly until I went to drop him off at school one morning upon arriving there was no adult visible in his class room and about 15 kids in the middle of total chaos as you can imagine.Some were crying, some were fighting, some were just roaming around with snotty faces. After waiting about 5 minutes a teacher walks in crying saying that people had called out sick, the school was understaffed, and she was having a melt down,and there was no one to help her. Needless to say I did not feel comfortable leaving my child in these conditions. I grabbed my kid, got his grandma to babysit for the day and never went back. What on earth goes on when the parents are not around?
Posted: 1/27/2008 • Link to this review