03/08/2016Baton Rouge Christian Academy
DO NOT enroll your children in this daycare! The staff is dysfunctional. A high turnover w/ teachers. There are a few that been there. Teachers are fired, new teachers are placed over your kids, you get no explanation, and staff aren't allowed to discuss what happened with the parents. It's a very unsafe place, as there are criminals in the parking lot to steal items from your car. There have even been reports of the staff having their vehicles burglarized. A parent was robbed on the premises picking up a child. She had to close her bank account to avoid having her monies stolen, the Director, Grimes, wanted to charge her a fee for a returned check that was a result of the incident that happened. Brenda, the office mgr who takes the payments, writes the receipts for the wrong amount of money and later tries to charge the parents more money, saying the payment was short. This has happened to me than twice. This daycare has a 4-star rating and I absolutely do not understand how.
12/09/2015The Child Development Cooperative
We sent our daughter there from 12 weeks until 14 months. She loved the place. However, unbeknownst to us, the staff had this idea that we weren't happy, even though we stated that we loved the place on several occasions. This all came to a head when we were calling to let them know that we wanted to put our unborn on the waiting list. One of the directors proceeded to berate my husband for 20 minutes about how we complain too much and that we didn't need to let them know if our daughter had diaper rash because they already knew because they are the ones that take care of her. I spent the next several days on the phone with the other director to try to come up with some sort of solution on how to move forward. Her suggestion was to just act like the incident never happened. We ended up taking our daughter out because of this. We were extremely sad about all of this but we felt a line had been crossed. Come to find out, the director that berated my husband has been an issue with past families. Overall, the place has a great program. It definitely could be cleaner, but our daughter really loved it. Be prepared to have to deal with some ugliness from one of the owners if you have concerns or questions from time to time.
11/03/2014Fundamentals Is Early Learning Center
This is the WORST daycare center I have ever seen!! They were not friendly or energetic at all, especially the director in charge. They didn’t seem to interact with the kids like they should. The center was so filthy. I could understand if it was the end of the day but having a messy center first thing in the morning was just unacceptable. My daughter was constantly going home sick, which I couldn’t bring back to the center, because they neglected to have any clothing on my child. One day, they stated that she had worms, which I took their word and made a doctor’s appointment only to find out that it wasn’t. I seriously would not recommend this center to anyone!