If I could rate this daycare with ZERO stars I would. I am a single mother who had to put my 5 month old in daycare to work full time and they were AWFUL. When I met with Tammy, she seemed to be the sweetest woman I had ever met. I was SO wrong! All she cares about is money and could care less about the children in this daycare. I went to pick up my daughter after work and she had been bitten on the face by a TODDLER. My daughter was 5 months old. Why was there a walking child in her classroom, and why wasn't my daughter being supervised during this time? She had bite marks/bruises on her little face from the boy walking around in her classroom. Might i add, I NEVER got a phone call and wasn't even notified when I picked her up! I saw it on her face and they were very sketchy about the incident. I asked them if I could know the child's name or the phone numbers to the parents of the child and they said absolutely not. Tammy told me, "Children bite." She did not notify the other children's parent at all! I immediately called Tammy a few hours later after I had tried to calm down and told her how uncomfortable I felt leaving my child in the care of "teachers" who aren't paying attention to my child. I asked her kindly to remove the walking child who is hurting my helpless daughter who couldn't even crawl into a classroom with other children his age. She declined and told me that wouldn't be happening. I took her out of the daycare, paid a
Posted: 12/29/2015 • Link to this review
Holdheide's ratios are lower than the state required ratios and the ratios when this child was enrolled were 1 teacher to 3 children. The teacher that is in that classroom has been with us for over threes and has received multiple raving reviews since coming to Holdheide. As following state requirements, we are not allowed to disclose the name of other children within our school to other parents. This incident was not witnessed by our teachers, nor recorded on any of our 12 cameras. The mother called and told us that she was not comfortable having her daughter here any longer but could not give us any specific reasons. She did leave the school owing a balance. She left the school in August and the account was sent to collections in December. This mom had been at multiple other schools. She was also responsible for a car accident with one of our teachers and left the school without notice before this matter was cleared up. Yes, it is developmentally appropriate for children to bite and yes, we do move children to other classrooms according to developmental readiness. Our teachers are long time educators and moms who love our students as their own. We are sorry that Ms. White felt it necessary to write derogatory reviews, rather than speak with us directly to try and resolve this situation. We wish her and her daughter well and much happiness.
My family has been at Holdheide for over 2 years now. I have never written a review before and the lies on this review site make me sick. Tammy has always bent over backwards for us - and I have watched her do it for many other families as well. After a kitchen fire destroyed most of our belongings, Tammy refurbished both of our daughter'r room, including furniture and bedding! She also worked with us on our payments and when there was an accounting error, Tammy apologized and immediately corrected it. Tammy wears many hats, but she is at the school every single day and is always available to lend a helping hand or correct an oversight. I own my own business thus not keeping a schedule for dropping off or picking up my girls. I have never witnessed or hear of anything but a wonderful, loving environment. My suggestion to the disgruntled _ find some happiness and look in the mirror - maybe you are the one with the issues.
Posted: 1/04/2012 • Link to this review
My children have attended this school for 3 years and I was also in attendence when the incident with the baby occured OVER A YEAR AGO! There were 2 teachers in TEARS because they couldn't make this baby happy and I was in the office when Tammy spoke with the mother. Tammy did everything possible for this child and all of these families. If the previous mom was IN THE BUILDING and she thought that something was wrong - why in GOD's GREEN EARTH didn't you DO SOMETHING???? There were also 18 teachers present that day - as well as other moms. I was also present when Tammy called the mother to come and pick up this child, as well as when Tammy explained everything that she did to try to soothe this child. We are SO HAPPY at Holdheide. These people left nearly a year ago. Go and find your own happiness. Tammy was right to hire lawyers because you have slandered and defamed her enough! Your comments are also guilty of cyber stalking. My children are thrilled with their school. They love their teachers. They also have to give Tammy a hug before we leave each day. No other school offers what Holdheide does. Ask if the others can produce test scores even half way close to Holdheide's - I'll bet they don't even think to test their students - because the chains are day cares - not schools. To the people continuing to post - be happy with your children - get a life and leave the rest of us ALONE! STOP TRYING to ruin a school that you don't even attend! ENOUGH IS ENOU
Posted: 1/04/2012 • Link to this review
I enrolled my child in Holdheide in 2010. Before Holdheide he never wanted to go to school and dragged his feet every morning. Now he loves going to school and I usually have a hard time getting him to come home. The teachers at the school are amazing. They know all of the kids' names and make them feel cared for and special. If I had to make the decision all over again, we would still choose Holdheide.
Posted: 12/05/2011 • Link to this review
After a little over a year my family has decided this school is not a good fit for us. There is just something very negative about this place. My feelings were validated when another parent told me about the school being cited for several violations. Some violations were minor but others concerned me. We decided it would be best to leave and will not go back.
Posted: 10/26/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
My daughter was diagnosed with major anxiety after the death of her Daddy and Pappy. She came into the school with some pretty major outbursts including kicking and biting when left. Mrs. Albritton and Tammy have made such a difference for her. Mrs. Albritton helps my daughter to be calm and how to cope in a situation she is unsure of. Never once has anger been used and I show up at any given time of the day right now. Monday I showed up early and saw my daughter sitting at a little table outside of Tammys office, Uh oh. As I looked closer my daughter was eating an orange and giggling. Tammy had noticed my daughter being a "vampire" on her own arm and talked to her about why that is not a good idea. I asked my daughter what Miss Tammy said and she explained how the blood runs through our veins. My daughter said she did it because she was hungry. Tammy let her sit and eat an orange and they were giggling as my daughter made goofy faces. My son also attends they are twins in Kindergarten. My children have had nothing but good experiences thus far. Christina is wonderful and makes you feel like you are great friends when you walk in and out. Tammy has been a blessing to this single widowed Mom of 3 (15 yr old in High School). The little ones are in Kindergarten with Ms. Byers and they are always excited about what they learn each day except my son doesn't like the pre tests...lol. Ms. Byers has been a joy to know and I am very happy with my decision to have them at Holdheide.
Posted: 8/23/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
We pulled our daughter from Holdheide at the end of 2010. At first, it was a great place for her. She had wonderful teachers. Then, teacher turnover started like you wouldn't believe (I don't think a single teacher from when my daughter began is still there -- not even the nutritionist). Every day, my child would cry when we left her at school-- even after over a year. She was absolutely petrified of Tammy. Rather than redirect or teach, Tammy keeps children in her office and screams at them. Once I saw a thumb-print shaped bruise on my daughter's arm, that was it. By the time we pulled her, most of the other children in her class had already been pulled. She had no regular teacher at that point as they had all quit or been fired for questioning Tammy about her doctoring their timecards. Nine months later, my daughter is happy, outgoing, and LOVES going to her new school. I hadn't planned on posting a review, but last week, we were out and about and passed Holdheide. My daughter BURST INTO TEARS. She still remembers the place, and she is only three years old! When I asked her what was wrong, she said that she was scared of Tammy and that Tammy was mean and bad. I asked her about her new teachers, and she says they are nice, don't yell at her, and she likes them. Bottom line: This place WAS something great. It WAS something wonderful. It's not that anymore. Run as fast as you can, as far away as you can.
Posted: 8/20/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
Holdheide does have wonderful, qualified teachers. One look around the school, seeing the interaction between the staff and the children's displays on the wall solidifies the amazing work that these teachers do! Holdheide, like every other school, has had teachers leave, due to life experience - pregnancy, parent being sick, family circumstances, wanting to try new careers outside of the teaching realm such as a mortition, etc. We are proud that the teachers were able to enhance their lives and do what was best for their families. We have also had teachers who have been asked to leave, only after trying to work with them in order to enhance their teaching abilities, or immediately if an interaction with a student was inappropriate. Our teachers are a long term part of the Holdheide family, most of whom have been with us for a minimum of one year. Discipline is handled inside the classroom, by the teacher, and the only time that a member of management is involved is when the child is out of control and removed by the teacher. If a child continues to cry at drop off time, Holdheide involves the parents in the solution, asks for a developmental psychologist to get involved or seeks a better placement for that child. Holdheide's security is the best that we can provide to our families and has 11 cameras on site which run 24 hours a day, with each area of the school being monitored. Copies of any day or incident are always available for review. The bottom line is that Holdheide continues to be a great place for teachers and kids.
Holdheide Academy is a wonderful school, with fantastic teachers and staff!I have read some of the negative reviews, and all I can say is that I have never experienced anything like those claims since being at Holdheide. I love how excited my child is when I drop her off in the mornings, and cannot believe how badly she wants to STAY when I go to pick her up in the afternoon! If you are looking for a warm and nurturing environment for your little one, I would highly reccomend this school!
Posted: 6/23/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
I have been fortunate enough to have experienced the absolute first class education that Holdheide invests in our children. The caliber of teachers that work thier can easily exceed even an experienced parents expectations. From feeling that your child is in great hands to knowing that your child is being exposed to such creativity, I have been sincerly impressed. I am the mother of 2 great girls & would never direct a parent into any other direction expcet towards greatness. I am enjoying being a part this schools growth & the benefit it has on our childrens future.
Posted: 6/15/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
Holdheide lives to a standard most will never even dream to go. From the curriculum to the organic food, the outdoor misting system to the heated floors and the monthly building decontamination against germs and the flu, Holheide has raised the bar for children's schools. Holdheide is family oriented and very patient and understanding of children. Both of my daughters attend, one is 3 and the other is 13 months, my 3 yr old has opened up and is more outgoing along with surprising me weekly with life lessons that I sometimes miss or haven't gotten to yet. Today she told me the bumble bee was drinking nectar through the straw in her nose!! I thought that was cool and this is only one example. About the reviews below, I am a business owner and enjoy our relationship with Kudzu.com. I have also been the target of an online smear campaign. It seems to me that a single person is posting reviews from different email accounts with different user names. Look at the dates and user names, a negative review on consecutive days and weeks? REALLY? IMHO, this is a smear campaign. The things this person says are ridiculous as you'll see when you visit this school and make your own informed decision based on who you meet and how you feel inside the walls of this wonderful place, You owe it to your children's future, I'd go as for as to say it's like having an unfair advantage early in life.
Posted: 6/14/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
I enrolled my son at Holdheide for pre-k. I had reviewed the state curriculum and was less than impressed. When I learned that GA Pre-K classes could have over 30 students with just 1 teacher, I knew I needed a better program for my son. I have found exactly that at Holdheide. There are 15 kids in his class and two teachers. The kids do a variety of lessons every day that they learn from and have fun with. Best of all, when I pick him up at the end of the day my son gives me a laundry list of what he learned. He's never done that before. He is learning to read now and gets excited about sounding out new words -- a skill he never would have learned in GA Pre-k. Other great things about Holdheide: the kids don't sleep on the floor. They each have their own little trundle bed. The food is fresh cooked every day. The meals are balanced and the cook uses organic ingredients. The playground has a cooling system so the kids can play outside even when it's hot out. Best of all, the teachers and staff love the kids. You can see it when you walk in. They are all dedicated to their work and to each child. The owner, Tammy, is constantly researching and looking for the best way to teach the children and even brings in extra programs like dance, taekwondo, music and Spanish. Holdheide is a great choice!
Posted: 6/13/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
Thanks to Ms. Jodie for her work with my son. We were considering a speech therapist for our son, who, at the age of 2, was still not speaking. Within 2 weeks of her assistance, my son was speaking in sentences! He is even counting to 10 with our daughter, and saying his colors. Thanks Jodie! Now to work on his inside voice!
Posted: 6/13/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
This facility really has vision. The cirriculum is accelerated and well rounded. The teachers are freindly, kind, and easy to talk to. What I like most about HoldHeide is the staff is actually certified to teach. This is a great school if you want your child to be educated. If your looking for daycare go somewhere else.
Posted: 6/05/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
I would not recommend this school for anyone who cares about their child and their education. i believed in this school and it's mission but have since learned i was wrong!! the director of this school has left behind many children with her misdirection and has obviously lost her way as well!! very sad, yet very true!!
Posted: 3/27/2011 • Last edited: 10/29/2011 • Link to this review
Don't believe the recent positive comments!! Myself and many others felt the same way, but the schools and Tammy's true colors will appear in time. The place is a dump!! Don't believe the lies!!
Posted: 2/16/2011 • Last edited: 8/14/2011 • Link to this review