The Montessori methods used at RGMS have really made a difference in my son. He is not one to sit and "work" on a puzzle for 20 minutes, but after being in Ms.Darlene's Montessori for just a week, he has totally picked up the calmness of the classroom and really taken to their program. I would highly recommend Rose Garden to any family. The staff is very helpful and committed to their work with both the children and parents.
Posted: 10/05/2012 • Link to this review
I had 2 children at this daycare. They were in the infant room, junior toddler room and Montessori room. After 1 ½ years I had to pull my children. The Director is very slow to pass information along to parents. Many of us parents only foound out about issues at the school by talking with each other. I would not recommend. The teachers are wonderful but under the care of this Director the school has really gone downhill. I'm not sure the hours the Director keep but she is very seldom at the school. There were also 4 - 5 new after school teacher in the short time we were at the school. I felt better the minute I started my children at their new Montessori school.
Posted: 8/07/2012 • Link to this review
My child has been at Rose Garden Montessori for almost 2 years. The entire staff is super friendly and always make us feel welcome. The classrooms are always clean, bright, and welcoming. My child had some separation anxiety at first, but his teacher was very caring and supporting. The new director is very professional, easy to talk to, and is always coming up with ways to engage the children in new activities. She, along with all the teachers, is very involved in the children's lives, even outside of school hours. I would definitely recommend this school!
Posted: 9/14/2011 • Link to this review
After my child had been in the montessori class for a little over a year I started to get to know the staff very well. The staff is all very nice, except for the fact that the new director is hardly ever around. I've seen for myself that most days a week the director is not on the property for more than 20hrs/wk. The hallways are always dirty and the kitchen never smells clean. The school has no cleaning crew, leaving the teachers to clean when they have extra time and the dumpster is always overflowing into the parking lot. I'm seriously doubtful they even have regular pest control - my child comes home every day telling me about another roach or an occasional snake on the playground. I would not recommend!
Posted: 4/27/2011 • Last edited: 9/14/2011 • Link to this review
My son absolutely loves going to Pre-K here. I think the director is great! I do agree that she isn't there as much as she should be. She has organized a lot of fun and educational events. A petting zoo was brought to the school. My son got to see and touch a monkey, camel, rabbit and several other animals. They also had a field trip to a Farmer's Market and an International Fall Festival. I think that it is a bit expensive but worth it. The staff is great and in my opinion this was the best option for my child.
Posted: 11/14/2010 • Link to this review
The teachers at this school are great! Ms. Leah, Ms. Katie, and Ms. Darlene are great, loving and know what they are doing...the new director is somewhat professional, however she is lazy and is never there. The price is expensive compared to other centers and schools in the area.
Posted: 9/01/2010 • Last edited: 9/14/2011 • Link to this review
My son is at RGM in the junior toddler class. I can tell that the Montessori commitment to learning through natural guided activities trickles down to even those that are too young to be formally enrolled in the Montessori class. Ms. Leah is top notch, as is the director, Ms. Ivy. The children are always doing activities, and I am pleased to see that the lesson plans are actually executed. My son uses sign language words he learned at school (more, milk) and it helps us communicate. The parent communication is great - I feel I am always in the loop. And the value is terrific. I would recommend it!
Posted: 12/11/2008 • Link to this review
My daughter has attended this school since May 2007. She had a hard time parting with me in the mornings for almost one month, but her teacher was a super lady! She would hold her and reasure her, play with her, read to her, and help her interract with the other children. Now she enjoys the Montessori program, is very independent, likes to organize her toys and books, has many friends and told me that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. The Owners and all the Ladies that we met are wonderful, loving, caring, extremelly polite, and provide a good daily environment for the children. The classrooms are bright, clean and well organized. We highly recommend this school, it is a good fit for our family and we especially like the shaded playground! Come for a tour and don't forget to smell the beautiful roses greeting you outside!
Posted: 5/20/2008 • Link to this review
My daughter has been here for three years. She and all our family members love the school. School teachers and staffs put child and parents' care in first priority. They consider your opinion seriously and respond as soon as possible. The school provide good sevice with relative low price. I would highly reconmmended parents to take a tour and you will see what I said.
Posted: 4/29/2008 • Link to this review
My daughter has attended Rose Garden Montessori for over two years. I have been thrilled with her progress through the Montessori program. I have always been more than happy with the care and attention she receives in the classroom. My daughter loves her teacher and always comes home proud of the work she has accomplished- which makes me feel great. We love this school.
Posted: 4/29/2008 • Link to this review
Our three year old son has been attending since August 2007. The teachers and staff are very friendly and we've never experienced any problems. We are also pleased with the progress our son has made in their Montesory program. We would definitely recommend Rose Garden to anyone in the East Cobb Area in need of a childcare service.
Posted: 2/18/2008 • Last edited: 4/27/2008 • Link to this review
Our son attended for 3 days. the 1st day there his clothes came home smelling of urine. He has not once soaked through his diaper before, so we have no idea how long he sat in a diaper even though the chart said his diaper was changed. on the 3rd day he had a low grade fever and the director nor the teachers insured that we were aware our child had a fever, only left voice mail messages on phones that we did not have access to at the time. We were told that apparently most of the parents here did not want to be "bothered" at work unless it is an emergency and that it was usual for this type of action under the circumstances. What parent does not want to know their child is ill? It is not a bother and we should have been contacted instead of getting excuses for the unacceptable action taken. We have removed our child after 3 days there. NOT RECOMMENDED.
Posted: 1/18/2008 • Last edited: 4/27/2008 • Link to this review