We had enrolled our daughter to begin here tomorrow, but were fortunate enough to find care at a more convenient place. I called twice to touch base, never heard back. I understand daycares are busy... places, so didn't think much of it. Then, the website was down. THEN, they cashed our check three weeks ahead of her scheduled start date, and now I find out they are closing via the internet. Guess I'll never see our $1700 now. I feel badly for the parents who are left without care with such short notice. Unbelievable.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
If there was an option to rate "1/2 star", I would. We have seen drastic changes in the quality of the staff, the food and facility overall. After all of this...the deceit.. the promise that things... "will get better".. FIO sends an e-mail announcing the closing of the facility with less than 3 weeks notice! The facility owner, Chrissy (aka "the actress") claims that they didn't know this was coming. Now parents are scrambling to enroll their children with this sudden change. I wish the teachers there the best of luck. Especially the ones who really cared about the children.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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We had enrolled our daughter to begin here tomorrow, but were fortunate enough to find care at a more convenient place. I called twice to touch base, never heard back. I understand daycares are busy places, so didn't think much of it. Then, the website was down. THEN, they cashed our check three weeks ahead of her scheduled start date, and now I find out they are closing via the internet. Guess I'll never see our $1700 now. I feel badly for the parents who are left without care with such short notice. Unbelievable.
If there was an option to rate "1/2 star", I would. We have seen drastic changes in the quality of the staff, the food and facility overall. After all of this...the deceit.. the promise that things "will get better".. FIO sends an e-mail announcing the closing of the facility with less than 3 weeks notice! The facility owner, Chrissy (aka "the actress") claims that they didn't know this was coming. Now parents are scrambling to enroll their children with this sudden change. I wish the teachers there the best of luck. Especially the ones who really cared about the children.
You will do well not to bring your child to this daycare! Don't let the high-tech facility fool you! The owner, Crissy, cares about the children only to the capacity of an ant at the bottom of her shoe. She is too cheap to buy anything for the school, including new toys. I think that the majority of the teachers are great with a real passion for education; however, I think that the owner limits their abilities and creativity in educating well our children. Afterall, they are the ones with childcare experience. Everytime I look up there are new teachers and more cutbacks. Although my daughter enjoyed it for a while, I didn't enjoy the fact that she really wasn't learning anything new.
FIO had a few hyper critical, high maintenance, helicopter parents. But I guess that comes with territory. It is a new center so it is true it is still finding its footing. There is a new parent committee who is supportive and committed to the school so hopefully it all works for the best. My child enjoys going to school everyday and to me that is what is important. If he is not behaving all I have to do is tell him he is missing school for the day and he straightens up. ;)
Taking Monaco, our 4 month old to Fio360 has been an incredible experience. Both, my wife and I have been very pleased with their services and highly recommend it to everyone... knowing that your kid is in safe hands is priceless.
This school is a waist of money. Do not be fooled by the facility. Teachers are unqualified and the owner only cares about the money. Do not be fooled by her fake tears.
My daughter went to this school for 2 yrs. It was perfect when they just opened then everything went down. The teachers are greedy & ask parents to babysit constantly at high rates. They always complaint about not getting paid enough. The management sucks. Linda the director lies all the times. Jeff has no title and dose whatever comes along. He is unfriendly. Rhonda offers to lower your payment if you pay her cash. You will know the history of the owner and every employee if you actually entertain her. The place is a JOKE!!!!
I heard excellent things about this day care, when my daughter first started all was great and we were very happy, however something is going on with the place lately. It is not as clean anymore, they change the curriculum without informing - e.g. Spanish classes disappeared, they charge inconsistent pricing within the same class, keep losing teachers, caregiver student ratio is not always as promised, more importantly we now see inexperienced caregivers who obviously are not in love with what they do...We are just hoping FIO is going thru a phase, they are just too expensive to expect people tolerate all these
FIO is an excellent daycare. My daughter has been there for 2 years and we love it! The facility is beautiful and clean. The teachers are loving and engaged with children who are treated like individuals. FIO has improved their program by correcting and learning from mistakes. I have compared the price to other daycares like FIO and I believe that it is worth the price. Other places do not serve organic food and milk (which is expensive). The quality of the food is much better than other daycares and the ratios in the rooms are lower. While FIO may be out of ratio on occassion - but not frequently, the quality of the teachers is more important to me. Any daycare can fill a room with warm bodies to "baby sit", but FIO has great teachers that engage with the children to help them grow, learn and develop. I'd rather have one great teacher like that with 8 children than have 2 poor quality teachers ignoring 8 children. My daughter has thrived at FIO360! Her friends who have left FIO went to Westminister, Atlanta International School, Galloway and The Childrens School. With private school acceptances like that, FIO must be doing something right!
Place is BEAUTIFUL But...Very poorly managed, high turnover of teachers, uninvolved director, unfriendly guy at front desk, families pulling their kids out left and right, promised child-teacher ratio exceeded, too many kids in one classroom, lack of communication
Review updated March 2011. We started at Fio almost 2 years ago and absolutely loved it - at first. I was reluctant to change my review because there really are wonderful teachers here who are devoted to the children. The facility is fantastic and the concept has such great potential. While the owner seems to have a passion for children and education, she seems to lack experience, not only in running a school, but managing people. She hires great people, but from what I have observed and heard, limits their ability and motivation to do their job well. We started noticing cuts, first in curriculum. The art teacher disappeared, then Spanish etc, until it was free-play all day. Then the wonderful cook disappeared. One day I came to class and there were no toys - they had been missing for more than a week without being replaced. Staff turnover is very high, so even though the remaining staff is dedicated, they just can't seem to get any traction. They hired a new Director, and we had hopes that things would improve, but we just couldn't wait around for months to see if it did. I really want this school to be great and wish them all the success in the world. I just hope leadership will get out of the way and let the good people they hired do the great job they could.
There is no better place than Fio360 to ensure that your kids get a great start on their education, and to begin teaching them the importance of healthy living. It's amazing how much personal attention from the teachers my kids get at Fio, but with so many teachers per student it's not surprising. My kids love it too; sometimes it's even hard to get them to leave at the end of the day!