The areas for babies & toddlers seemed ok & staff was loving. However, the after school/summer camp was absolutely horrible. Emotionally abusive, uncaring & immature staff, esp. Ms. Ashley. From day 1 they were greeted with "I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE NEW!!" She should go work at a prison the way she talks to the kids. They don't follow the guidelines that are on their own website as far as treatment of the kids; it is an emotionally abusive environment. I tried over & over to escalate this, but no amount of "coaching" will change a rotten, hateful attitude. I had to pull my kids, they dreaded going & were scared. Their playground is a joke with no shade or anything to do for big kids. Since 1 kid would throw the ball outside the gate, they'd withhold balls from everyone. Never seen kids at a playground just sitting in the corner, bored. My kids have been in daycares their whole lives & this was the absolute worst! I wish I had found reviews before enrolling them...RUN!!!
10/27/2016Lil Peas & Sprouts Learning Center
1 star is to many!! PARENTS BEWARE. Do you know what you pay for when you send your child here?!?! You pay for Ruby Mendoza's new BMW.. You pay for your child to get beaten on and scratched up by other children because the 16 year old high school girls running these day cares have no idea what they're doing and are obviously not trained to handle kids. I am absolutely disgusted with this place and the woman who claims to run it.. My son and I found this place when it was under "New Management" and over the last two years I paid over 16 grand for child care including all of the random "supply fees" and "annual fees." Over the last 6 months this daycare has really gone down hill.. Almost every day my son would come home with a new scratch or bite that I would have to point out to the daycare staff, So I know they were not documented well if at all. We were trying to potty train, well I was, the daycare claimed to potty train him but for some reason he always came home in urine soaked clothing. They also on numerous occasions thought sending home the underwear my son had a BM in, In a bag!!! Come on !!!!!! They let him run around in another child's underwear and claimed he had no extra clothes and didn't know how to get ahold of me. Really!?! Because the owner and director had my direct cell number and work number. The communication is awful. I don't know how many times I had to address a situation and they looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. 10/17/2016 was the last straw. My son was attacked by another child, all I could think upon finding out my child had been attacked in daycare was, "where are the teachers?" Funny thing is that I still haven't gotten that answer!!!!! I have yet to hear from this daycare as to how my child was attacked. I immediately removed my son from this daycare and demanded my money back for the month...In which Ruby Mendoza and her director BEGGED ME not to take my son out of her facility.. claiming, WE LOVE CJ, PLEASE DON'T DO THIS..WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO AS AN OWNER AND OPERATOR TO KEEP YOUR SON IN MY DAYCARE? Here's a thought Mrs Ruby, DO WHAT WE PAY YOU TO DO...Example, watch our kids, don't let them beat up on each other, don't send them home in urine soaked clothes or other children's underwear... Its not rocket science!!!! Anyways, I have already demanded my money back and she pretty told me by law she doesn't have to give me my money back and hangs up the phone. What a great way to conduct business Ruby!! You'll go real far with customer service like that!!! Stray as far away from this place as possible. Ms Ruby and her staff do not care about our children and I have the photos to prove it.. Its sad when you pay and trust someone watch your children and you have to then turn around and file a complaint with the department of family and public safety.. Makes you wonder how long all of this crap was really going on.I have a hard time believing these yellow page reviews because this place is awful. Head on over to google reviews and look at the pictures of my son and take your children elsewhere, you'll be SO HAPPY YOU DID. SERIOUSLY...I hope Ruby Mendoza reads this, takes the 16k I paid over the last 2 years and gets her employees some proper training with it. That way when both of her locations get shut down these 16 year old girls can go find another babysitting job at a nice daycare. A daycare where they actually watch the children instead of writing them off as tax reductions.
06/21/2016Garden of Love in Home Day Care
I love the daycare. Sarai cares for the children like they are her own, very professional, clean, educational, loving and nurturing.My daughter makes me drive 40 mins to her daycare because she loves going to Garden of love. I never have to worry about my child, sarai works with your schedule not like other daycares. She keeps the kids on a schedule, teaches them good manners, keeps them clean, feeds them healthy meals and snacks, and teaches them age appropriate educational material. I am blessed to have found Saria and Garden of love. Thank you! SARAI
03/04/2016Garden of Love in Home Day Care
This daycare is every parents dream. I love the daycare and we consider Saria an extension of our family. She cares for the children like they are her own, very professional, clean, educational, loving and nurturing. I never have to worry about what my children are doing or eating when they are in her care. She keeps the kids on a schedule, teaches them good manners, keeps them clean, feeds them healthy meals and snacks, and teaches them age appropriate educational material. I am a nurse and have seen some terrible things in my days, and so when I first had to leave my two little ones at a daycare, I was very scared to say the least. After the first week at Garden of Love daycare, all of my fears were taken away, I built a trusting relationship with the daycare staff. I never have to worry about the care my children are getting. I am blessed to have found Saria and Garden of love.