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Is Money Really All That Matters - Review by Anna B | Global Learning Preschool of Viera

Global Learning Preschool of Viera


Is Money Really All That Matters 12/19/2006

I happen to have had a very similar experience with Suntree Petite Academy. First, the "school" was to have four VPK classes running at the same time. It was too bad that they were all in the same room with just an aid running the class of 30-40 children. The director at the time, who was a teacher was not able to actually teach because she was too busy running the entire daycare. My son is now in kindergarten, and had fallen short due to the lack of education that was given at this center. But enough about that. Let me tell you about the TRUE COLORS of Suntree Petite. In mid April of 2006, I had decided to remove my son from the wrap around care program at the center. Notice was given & I paid for an additional two weeks (of which I have the copies of the checks) even though my child was not going to attend. His name was removed from the Wrap Around roster - I watched Lillian Hubler do this manually as the first day of my son being in just the VPK program he was still on the incorrect sheet - so my notice WAS in fact accepted. I didn't receive a closing statement to the contrary to suggest that my belief was in error... On June 14th, 2006 I received a call from the new director of Suntree Petite , Nancy, a nasty lady who I would not want near my child, demanding to know where my son was going to school for the summer, and why did I remove him from the VPK program a week early? My first thought was NONE OF YOUR $^%&*(^ BUSINESS, but I simply said "Madam, my son is home with me for the summer and the school held a graduation ceremony after which I saw no reason to send him." She then had the nerve to tell me that I then owed Suntree Petite Academy the money that the state of Florida would not pay them for my son not being there. Basically, I needed to pay for a FREE program. She also stated that I signed a contract with the Child Care Association stating this. As outraged as I was, I called the CCA, who pretty much laughed. The only item I signed was a voucher for my son to attend VPK. So then, someone from the CCA had to call Suntree Petite to remind them that they could not charge ANYONE for a free state run program. Then they tried to come after me for the two weeks when I removed my son from wrap around care of which I explained above. So I sent them a certified letter explaining all of this. Did they respond? No. I didn't expect them to. That is what they do best. Not respond. By the way, my son is flourishing...NOW that he has the attention of an actual teacher, not a babysitter. My advice to anyone looking into Suntree Petite - think again. They only care about the money. Your child is just a dollar sign to them and their educational wellbeing is worthless. My son's test scores from the beginning of kindergarten vs right now are evidence. As is the testimony of the director during that time. I hope someone will finally investigate. more
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