This ALC location is horribly run. In summer 2016 my 8 year old daughter was bullied here. She cried everyday and didn't want to return. When I addressed it with the Director, Tracey Cramer, she told me I could disenroll my children if they didn't like it there. Bottom line was the center would lose over $30,000/yr. if the bully's parents were told about what he was doing because they would pull their 3, full time, year round kids. My 2 children only attended summers there. After discussing my concerns in a private FB group for local moms, there were SO MANY more reports about horrible, horrible situations occurring at these centers (there are a total of 5). Children being left with feces on the clothes and face for hours, and then the child being blamed by ALC. A SIGNIFICANT head injury to a toddler, caused by a teacher, documented by a medical professional. ALC denied this, refused to talk to the parents about it, calling the very verbal toddler an "unreliable source" despite the child's very specific, repeated statements of what occurred. The parent called the State, and 3 hours later the parent was told they could never step foot on ALC property and the children could stay at ALC ONLY if the other parent signed a form stating they would ALWAYS pick up and drop off. Another family, their child sustained a serious laceration to the eye, and ALC didn't call the parent or seek medical attention. When the parent picked the child up and saw the laceration, took the child to the ER immediately and was told that had medical attention not been administered at that time, the child would have lost all vision in that eye. ALC denied any wrong doing. KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE PLEASE!! PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. These centers come highly recommended. That's because they force ANY parent out that raises any concerns. Check out their licensing inspections. https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.Web/ProviderSearch/Home#/BasicSearchThey had 21 violations when the KNEW the state was coming?!? How many do they have every other day??? Hiring people with no background checks?!? They could be hiring a registered sex offender and not know it?!? Until the state violated them for it! Please, please. Keep your children safe. Stay away from any of ALC sites. But especially FOGELSVILLE run by Tracey Cramer.
05/06/2016Creative Children's Center
After growing up with a stay at home mom, I never had experience with child care. But society had made me believe that children weren't always in the best of hands. However, due to job requirements my husband and I moved to this area and enrolled our then 5 month old son to this center, and have not one regret. He was full time there and the excitement on his face when he saw the friendly staff in the morning warmed our hearts. I picked him up at different times and not once did I ever find him in a dirty diaper, hungry, crying, or alone. The daily update sheets made me feel as a first time mom as if I wasn't missing out on any of his milestones. If you are reading this review, do yourself a favor and schedule a tour of this facility! You won't regret it!