"Our children have been a part of Neighborhood Academy for about 2 1/2 years. From the Nursery 1 room to Preschool classes we have had an absolute wonderful experience. The owners and staff are truly committed to making the school a loving and learning environment. Ms. Jeanie, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Daila, and many others on staff hold a special place in my family's heart as they have cared for our children as if they were their own. in fact, I think when my children took their first steps or learned a new word or skill, the whole Neighborhood staff was just as excited as I was! The owner, Mr. William, even took the time to text me a video of my son's first steps there at the school. I know my children are in good hands when they are at school and that their best interest in in mind at all times. The Montessori curriculum has just been excellent for our children. Our preschooler constantly talks about her "jobs" at school and the new and exciting things she learns each day. Both children surprise us constantly with things they know that they learned at school. As a parent, I love the structure provided to the children, the daily reports on each child, the classroom cameras, and the continuous communication from the staff. However, the most comforting thing to me is seeing my children excited about going to school and running up to their teachers for a hug or going up to them with open arms and a giant smile each day. I would highly recommend this school to any parent looking for quality care and a sound curriculum to prepare their children for the future. I cant imagine a better place in Lubbock to entrust your little ones to."Tanya Miller
06/07/2013Treehouse Children's Academy
I found the curriculum for the 2yo to be very basic. Almost every day my daughter will brought home a piece of paper with scribbles, although I enjoy her art she is very capable at drawing crude letters. So, they do not actually include such activities, which is contrary to what I was told. Additionally, I have made multiple visits to the academy at various times, and each visit the class was doing the same thing; kids all-over the room, doing various things while the 'instructors' sat and watched; these visits were at least 10mins. in length or longer. Also, it was near 100 degrees the other day and I happened to visit during outside play, nearly all the children were standing around the corner of the building, in the sun, while the 'instructors' sat and gossiped, I was standing by the door for at least 5mins. listening, so this was not some mere subjective observation; my daughter got a sunburn this same day; I asked about the application of sunscreen on days when it is very bright with clear skies, quote "we forgot to do that, but we usually do." Also, 30 day notice means we need a notice prior to the 1st of the month; I gave notice on the 3rd of the month, and I will be charged for an additional full month, not 3 days prorated. Oh, I am not an overly concerned mother, I am a 33 yo male with 10 yrs in USMC infantry, so I tend to be very rough.