Use to have my child attend CDC,but i have a friend that works there . I've seen were teachers seem more interested in what was going on with the kids. If you drive by you will see many of the teachers standing around not interacting with the kids. Many times the teachers will find random things to give to the kids to do. Alot of times the kids want to do something else and most of the time
I will say that the infants and the infants-toddlers , and younger two's on the full time have done a great job in always doing things for the kids, they always seem to have a nice friendly atmosphere in their rooms.
The after school programs lack alot of things, one at the Clayton Crew Ms. Frankie is a lady who seems to like to get into the kids faces or space if they are not doing as she wants. She is constantly telling the kids to be quiet, i'm sorry but the kids have been in school all day and then to come to C.Crew and have to sit and be quiet? the kids deserve to go outside for a bit first then come in and work on homework and then clubs. i am glad that they have the clubs but it seems too focused on the clubs. I wish my child had time to focus on their homework. Many times the clubs were interesting but when asking aobut clubs most of the clubs were boring. Ms. Frankie and Ms.Brenda's club(s) were more about what Ms. Frankie wanted to have the kids do. The kids deserve to have some input in the clubs. Ms. Frankie seems to busy trying to do these elaborate projects, Ms. Brenda focuses on phone calls on her phone or just looking at the time, showing that she is not interested.
There was a teacher Ms. Amanda who my child loved, she was quiet and more in the background, but it seemed that she didn't get a chance to do much except prepare things for Ms.Frankie and Ms. Brenda, then alot of the getting things. My child found out that Ms. Amanda was not returning my child was very upset and asked to not return b/c my child was scared of Ms. Frankie and Ms.Brenda.
My bigger thought is that the kids deserve to have an input on the activities during after school. Maybe have votes on what project to do
Pros: playgrounds, inclusion programs
Cons: not planned out, parking, times. uninterested teachers