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Great Center. My daughter has global development delays. We checked out many centers for part time care, but there are not alot who "welcoming" although legally required to be. They are so good with her and I haven't met any teacher there who isn't loving and gives the proper attention to each child as deserved! Yes, everyone wants to get into the center, yes they need a larger facility, but it is what it is. It's a non-profit and NAEYC certified, which is hard to come by. They are a wonderful and clean center with wonderful caring teachers.
My kid loves it.
Ignore previous posts about waiting list from parents that don't have their kids enrolled. The best thing you can do is be persistent in trying to get your kid into the school. Once in you are good to go. It's the best option in the area and feeds into exemplary schools.
Please don't come here to complain uless it's legit. No one cares. The school is awesome and hands on.
I have to agree with the other review saying that teachers use to stand around a lot.
I drive by there every day and most of the times - sadly - I see that the teachers are not interacting with the kids, they are mostly standing around and watching.
Also, when I went there the first time to get information about the classes/wait list and so on, I didn't have a good impression. It was not cleaned up and the person I talked to was unfriendly, didn't explain anything and I had the feeling that she just wanted to get rid of us! I guess this is because they are full anyway.
The procedure with the wait list is kind of "mysterious", the way it is handled is questionable.
When I called again months later to inquire about the status of our place on the wait list I was treated the same way again - unfriendly! My child is going to the Children's Courtyard ( right next to the CDC) now and we love it! Open, friendly people, you always feel welcomed and appreciated! Circle C CDC is a disappointment. Even if you don't have any open slots you don't need to behave like this.
Losing it's touch.
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
Great Teachers. Great teachers, but waiting list does not work they way they "advertise", works like a private center. The waiting list is NOT published ; and you will get the run-around if you question it - staff members get TOP priority for open spots - yes even OVER THE RESIDENTS OF CIRCLE C. They are located in Circle C Ranch but there is NO discount for living in Circle C; their rates are HIGH for a "community center" - compare their rates to churches in the area.
Best Center In Austin!!.
Circle C is a wonderful child care center. As a parent I am truly grateful that this center provides my daughter a safe, happy, and fun place to spend her mornings. The teachers are highy educated and truly outstanding! The directors are awesome and always willing to listen to parents concerns. I highly recommend this center
as my daughter loves it!!
Circle C CDC- Best Childcare Center Around!. Our experience at Circle C is a phenomenal one! Not only is the center warm and loving, but the staff is the best around. They are all educated and at the top of their field. I have had three children at the center for the past 7 years, and we have participated in all of the programs that they offer (part-time, full-time, inclusion, and afterschool). I encourage you to absolutely go and check it out.
We Love Circle C!. My child went to Circle C from the time she was an infant until she went to Kindergarten. Two of our neighbors children are there now, and they love it. The teachers were excellent; some of them have been there for years. They all love their jobs, and they put their all into creating a great place for children. I saw a negative review, and my experience there was the total opposite. If you are a parent looking for a great place, Circle C is it!
Unsatisfactory. The best teachers have left. The staff appears to be bored and unsympathetic to children's needs. The staff failed to report several child abuse incidents.
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