Picking the “Perfect” school was not easy.
The school we picked for Porter was not our first choice.
FaceBook gives this place a 3.5 out of 5 star rating. The school I really wanted Porter to go to has a 4.5 almost 5 star rating. I initially wanted Porter to go to that school SO BAD! The tour was great, the curriculum was amazing, the director was welcoming, it was what I thought was “everything”.
It was everything until they told me the tuition cost. Holy crap $$#@^&%&#^ – Childcare is mortgage money.
So the search began- you could find a less focused daycare center for $30-$50 cheaper than a daycare with a strong curriculum. The way I looked at it was that’s only $10.00 less per day. Why not pay a little extra for something better?
My best suggestion for any parents who are looking for childcare for your little one is to read reviews after your tour. If you read reviews after you tour a place, you’ll be able to visualize and understand what/who the reviews refer to.
Pick the worst reviews ( the 1 or 2 star reviews) and really ask yourself, “does this affect my child? Am I potentially putting my child at risk?” If the bad reviews do not harm your kid, maybe it’s worth a shot?
The bad reviews @ Porter’s school was more about the director. They mentioned how she was mean, unwelcoming, and her attitude was poor. A few parents even withdrew their child because of the director’s attitude. After meeting the director, I can see why people may be offended. I agree, the director was a little scattered but I can see why. The reviews mentioned how the teachers are great. There was no bad review about the teachers. To me, that is more valuable. In the end, the director isn’t involved with Porter. She just collects and run a business. It is the atmosphere, cleanliness, and teachers that what matters the most. So we took a risk!!
Today was Porter’s first day of school! I truly feel like I made the right choice by not picking the first school I had in mind for Porter. I saved $250.00 a month!
Porter had a rough start, but I know he will easily adjust. I am confident that putting Porter into childcare was a great decision. He will now be more stimulated and sociable.
Check what they offer! Updates and pictures throughout the day while I am at work. Not going to lie- I teared the first picture.
Until next time!