NICE FACILITY but POOR POOR TEACHER RETENTION: I have a 3-year old attending this Toepperwein location for a couple of years now, and a baby attending for only a few months. I'm updating my last review from less than a year ago.\r
TEACHERS: At first look, we loved this place, BUT after we have been here for a while, we start to notice that the place is doing something wrong because it cannot keep good teachers. Low benefits and how they are treated are the rumored reasons above low pay reason. By the way, this does not stop the school from up the tuition every year using pay increase as the reason for the tuition increase. In fact, I asked a teacher once if they got a pay increase after we had a tuition increase, they did not. The infant rooms seems to retain good teachers, but we have only had them for a few months. In my last review, I named 3-4 great and permanent teachers (from toddler room to 2-year old rooms) that we were lucky enough to have, but they are all gone now, EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM. My son is too young to put his feelings into words, but we just had another excellent teacher leave, and suddenly he does not want to go to school again. He cries every morning and begs me to stay home. At night, he asks me if he can stay home. It breaks my heart to see him like this, and I'm looking into a possible transfer. We have gone through a few of those, and I've concluded that every times he acts this way, it is because he loose stability due to a permanent teacher leaving, and we are stuck with substitutes who may be nice but do not know our kids and cannot offer our 2-3 year olds stable guidance and solid curriculum. I am torn and upset. I like this location due to convenience and close proximity to my work, but I cannot watch my son go through this. We pay handsomely for our kids to attend this place because we want the best for them. Above all, I want my kids to enjoy daycare/preschool, and that was the initial draw to Country Home because all of its bells and whistles like indoor playgrounds, splash deck, pool, mini-golf, computer room...etc. But after a while, you realize as nice of the facility this is and as nice as the office staff are, this place can't keep one thing that is the heart and soul of my child's daycare life-good stable TEACHERS.