I've had a good experience in this daycare. Parents should know that sometimes accidents happen and that sometimes kids hurt themselves in the playground or playing with other kids. It could happen cause the kids don't listen, brake the rules, or fight with other kids, although those issues do need to be adressed. They have two playgrounds, a big one and a small one that is used for toddlers (like the tiny ones you buy from Wal-Mart). The kids have to be 4 or 5 to be able to get on the big playground. But if you don't want your kid in playground at all, tell them "my child is NOT allowed in the playground". The times my daughter has gotten hurt, I've always received incident reports that same day, but nothing major has ever happened. They take her and pick her up from school on time. During the summer they take the kids to field trips, with prior permission from the parents/guardians. They also organize events for the kids such as pre-k graduations, christmas dances, etc. The very few times I was running late from picking my child up, I would give them a call and they'd tell me it was perfectly fine. The daycare does NOT close whenever the director feels like it. They usually only close during holidays like 4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc. But whenever they will be closed they give about a week or even 2 week notice, it's not random. Never have I been called out of work or school to pick up my child after the daycare randomly closed. The owner/director does speak English, she has a very obvious strong accent and struggles to speak it, but she does speak English. The owner is not a native English speaker but she will still communicate with you in English if that's the only language you can communicate in. 80.7% of the population in El Paso in bilingual, and she is among those people. My experience at this daycare has been positive as well as my daughters. My daughter's favorite teacher is Ms. Connie.
06/01/2017Flying Colors Learning Centers
Extremely disappointed and disgusted with the staff and owner of Center #5 that this daycare operates. Children are often neglected and left unsupervised, there is zero communication from teachers to parents, from teachers to kids themselves and absolutely no structure whatsoever. Mike has zero expectations and zero requirements for a person to meet to be able to work there, hence their huge lack of education in childhood development. Not one person in that building has a single credit for CDE much less a degree in that field which is better for him since all he can offer to them is minimum wage. Most of the staff is almost never nicely groomed or look professional and when there is a concern regarding their abilities to provide a nurturing and responsible care for the children there is never a reassurance from their end stating they are doing their best or that they will be better. It's a shame to know that a business in caregiving is exactly just that, a business, it's not a place where proper care is given to small children nor a place where they can really flourish since Mike is only concerned about quantity not quality.