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We have been with the school for 7 months and love it! We are impressed on a regular basis. I read some of the negative reviews and can say our experience has been great. We have given feedback both... positive and negative and all has been well - received. I know they pay attention to complaints because a teacher was recently let go because she wasn't meeting the school's standards. They also built a newborn cottage so the other review about growing pains seems to have been addressed. The cottage is beautiful and if we knew how wonderful PRLP was earlier, we would have sent our child much sooner! The teachers smile when they see him and he always runs to hug them in the morning. The kids are happy and that is an indication of a comfortable, loving environment. We couldn't be more impressed!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
We moved to Atlanta over the summer and I was very nervous about moving my then 18 month old from the day care he loved in Memphis to a new school. I cannot say enough about the fantastic experience... we have had at PRLP! My son loves to go to school and his teachers are fantastic. All of my interactions with the teachers and administration have been both caring and professional. They really do go above and beyond! The curriculum is balanced with daily art, dancing, singing, story time and learning. He is not even two and can already sing his ABCs! I would recommend this wonderful school to anyone!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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We have been with the school for 7 months and love it! We are impressed on a regular basis. I read some of the negative reviews and can say our experience has been great. We have given feedback both positive and negative and all has been well - received. I know they pay attention to complaints because a teacher was recently let go because she wasn't meeting the school's standards. They also built a newborn cottage so the other review about growing pains seems to have been addressed. The cottage is beautiful and if we knew how wonderful PRLP was earlier, we would have sent our child much sooner! The teachers smile when they see him and he always runs to hug them in the morning. The kids are happy and that is an indication of a comfortable, loving environment. We couldn't be more impressed!
We moved to Atlanta over the summer and I was very nervous about moving my then 18 month old from the day care he loved in Memphis to a new school. I cannot say enough about the fantastic experience we have had at PRLP! My son loves to go to school and his teachers are fantastic. All of my interactions with the teachers and administration have been both caring and professional. They really do go above and beyond! The curriculum is balanced with daily art, dancing, singing, story time and learning. He is not even two and can already sing his ABCs! I would recommend this wonderful school to anyone!
My child started PRLP at 12 weeks and is now 2 years old. We could not be happier with PRLP. She is thriving and the teachers are so good with her and are teaching her so many great things. Enrolling in PRLP is one of the best decisions we have made.
My son has been going to PRLP since he was 12 weeks old, he is almost two, and he loves it there! The teachers are fabulous and truly care for him, and make every effort to make him feel at home. there are days he is standing at the door saying school before we are even ready to leave. It makes me smile that if he can't be with me he is somewhere that makes him so happy. He is also learning so many wonderful things. I can't say enough about how great a school this is.
Seeing the recent negative review about a school that my family and I love compelled me to share my own thoughts. This is my third year having a child in this school and will be sending our second child. I am also a psychologist who has specialty training in child psychology. This school is a fantastic organization with one of the most caring and dedicated administrations I have encountered (and I observe MANY schools as part of my profession). This school knows each child and family individually and will make every effort to ensure you are satisfied. Of course, if you don't speak up and take the time to share your concerns with administration how would they know what to improve? I find it incredulous that the previous reviewer supposedly witnessed teachers 'slamming' children into cribs and didn't have the moral or ethical concerns to report this to administration. If this were in fact happening I would hope that a caring parent would notify the appropriate individuals instead of choosing to ignore it as they had already "decided to enroll elsewhere". My son has recently had some health difficulties and his school is the thing he misses most. His teacher has called us at home daily to check on his recovery and even had the class make projects to send home in the mail on two occasions. This meant the world to our family. If you want a loving environment where education is valued and the children are taught the importance of good citizenship then this is the school for you.
This school has the perfect neighborhood and perfect cover up being that it inside of a church, but please donít be misled. I have removed my child from this center some time ago, but decided to leave a review because a friend of mine was planning to enroll her child her and I had to stop her and inform others of what was going on before having them increase these money-hungry folks organization. On more than one occasion, walking by the cafeteria, I noticed that teachers were snatching kids up by their shirts, forcing them to eat and slamming them into cribs. I never complained because I was halfway through with enrolling my son into another childcare facility. My husband went to pay tuition on his lunch break and our sonís naptime and he overheard a young lady stating that she doesnít even like the mom whose kid she is babysitting this weekend, but she needs the money. That wasnít a surprise to me because half of staff walks around with sour, depressed faces. They will get you in by bragging on the credentials and education of staff, with this bad economy , thatís probably the only reason some of these inappropriately dressed and ill-mannered women work there. The administration is lost & this school is just overpriced in a great neighborhood. For the quality and service you as a parent will get here, you are better off sending your child to a ďregularĒ center and saving the extra tuition funds.
We have had our daughter at the school since she was 8 weeks old. I feel as though each and every teacher in the school truly cares about the children. Many, who are not even her teacher, make it a point to say hi and even go in her room just to say hello. She is only 7 months old! to take the time to come and show love and attention to a 7 month old who you don't even teach is incredible to me. The curriculum they teach, even to the infants, is fantastic! The staff makes it a point to work with the children in the same manner parents do as to not ruin routines. I love the staff, teachers, and school and would highly recommend it to anyone!
Diversity is healthy, but I hate to see one of the most up-to-date and caring preschools in the entire Atlanta area receive such obviously inaccurate reviews. Any time someone is displeased, there are at least two sides to the story. I have many friends who have sent their children to this preschool and they have had nothing but praise for the curriculum, loving and caring teachers, and administration that responds swiftly and appropriately to any and all situations.Their high enrollment indicates the demand for their ministry and their willingness to meet the needs of career-minded parents who care for their children is obvious. Moreover, the extra curricular instruction in Chinese, Spanish, music, and dance is outstanding!
I had my children at this school, and had to move them. They are trying to grow the school at all costs. They have infant rooms are converted storage closets. There is rarely anyone in the office after 5, which can be a challenge if you are a working parent, who needs to talk to the administration. My child's teacher complained to me that the administration is not providing her with the appropriate resources to manage her growing class. It was probably great school 2 years ago, and it may be a good school in 2 more years, but right now it is suffering from extreme growing pains. There are some really good schools out there. We are thrilled with the one we are at now. Good luck on your search.
Regarding the lady who complained about getting kicked out from PRLP, there is more to the story than just that. I am sure. I heard that never in 28 years has anyone ever been asked to leave. I am glad they did. It opened up another spot for someone who truly deserved and wanted to be here. You were asked to leave because you were trying to get a teacher fired so you can have a preferred teacher to work in that room. Parents in the preschool know how wonderful and blest we are to be in this school. I have two children enrolled here and started here since they were 8 weeks old. The school has strong academic curriculum, a fun program, an organic kitchen -- We definitely couldn't be happier.
My daughter started at this school at 7 months old. I loved this little school, and didn't have any problems. At 10 months old, she moved to another room and every thing was still going well. That is up until I had a complaint. While picking my daughter up, I saw a child almost fall from a changing table, and that prompted me to talk to the administration, about 3 weeks later I continued to see a 6 children, to 1 adult ratio in the class room, and that prompted me to schedule a call with the administration, as they assured me a 4 - 1 ratio. 5 minutes into the call the director offered my depost back and said I had unfair expectations, and kicked us out of the school. It was a very unexpected, and strange experience, as all of our conversations were cordial.
This is a preschool, not a daycare. The teachers and staff delight in seeing the kids thrive. At 16 months, my son comes home all the time with new movements or phrases that are windows into his daily experience. We feel that we are partners with the teachers as he learns and grows. There have been moments that I've needed to question staffing changes or classroom configurations - all farily routine things. The administrators have listened openly and responded quickly each time. One of my favorite things is hearing other teachers and even the kitchen team greet my son by name. How did the people in the kitchen know him, he so young that he eats in his classroom still? I thought I must simply have a child with a charming personality. My dream bubble was happily deflated. When I recommended the school to a friend, she asked me about a week into his enrollment how all of these people knew her son's name. Oh well, maybe my son isn't the most charming child they've ever met. Maybe the team at PRLP knows because they take the time to learn, because they do truly care and want the best for the children who attend their school.
My son recently began attending school at PRLP. It is very close to our home which was the initial plus. The price is also very good and their meal plan is great. All meals are cooked fresh daily. The school has a very warm, caring atmosphere. My son is 2 years old and has adjusted very well to the big transition from nanny to school. Part of the reason he has adjusted so well is because of the experienced teachers knowing how to make the adjustment process smooth. He has already learned so much in only a few short weeks!
The teachers legitimately care for my son. The programming is top-notch both within the daily classroom and what they bring for extracurricular learning opportunities. My son has developed a strong sense of structure and has thrived with learning and appreciating his classmates and teachers.
I can't say how many times we complained about various staff members and we always got a blank stare from the office. Others have had similar experiences Teachers dress inappropriately and talk about other kids in front of parents. This "church"daycare expects toddlers to behave like adults.