Live Oak >Country Home Learning Ctr
Great facility, poor teacher retention.
My daughter spent two years at this location two years ago. The facility is huge and we actually chose to send our daughter here over a closer location primarily for this reason. In general, we had a great experience, but did notice alot of teacher turnover. The office staff constantly moves the children to different classes to make room for the younger ones coming up. Then, for some unknown reason, they also switch the teachers around. This can be quite disruptive to little kids.
Flashforward 2 years later - and the teacher turnover is unacceptable. My son was at this location for about a month in the 2 year old class. The whole time, there was not a permanent teacher, but a constant array of substitutes. Sometimes, they would simply move different kids to different classes (wherever there was room).
Aside from a lice incident (which can happen at any daycare) and a disruptive child who was constantly hitting and biting my son and other children in the class (a co-worker's child was in the same class and I personally witnessed an incident during pick-up), he came very sad and was crying every time I picked him up. The day I was voicing my concern to the front office person on staff, another father was voicing his concern over his child being bit "again - and this time drawing blood". I thought daycares were required to file accident reports? Needless to say, we are out of there.
I cannot honestly say that I know why this particular location has such high turnover, but I wouldn't recommend this daycare for toddlers or 2 year olds. Once you get into the 3 year old, 4 year old, and kinder classes, the teacher retention is higher (for obvious reasons). But toddlers and 2 year olds are notoriously difficult. Why does this particular daycare seems to have so much trouble keeping teachers over other daycares? The teacher my son now has at the Galleria Fair location has been there 8 years and we are very happy there.
Excellent Staff. My son has been attending Country Home for the last year. We are very impressed with how attentive the staff are to his needs, and how positive his social experience has been with his classmates. He really enjoys going to daycare, and is very attached to teachers and peers there. Country Home has provided many activities and experiences that he would not get at another daycare.
Wonderful Staff And Teachers. Country Home Learning Center has provided and continues to provide my children with a safe, loving, friendly and professional environment during our time away from our children. My oldest has been with them for 4 years and is now in the after school programs and my youngest started at 12 weeks of age and is now almost 3. Country Home has so many different resources, classes and tools available to them that allow the children to learn and grow socially and developmentally. The teachers and staff are wonderful with the children and show such compassion for the children and their jobs. It is an immeasurable value knowing that Country Home loves and cares for my children and is there to help and promote their development and education.
The pick up down facility is awesome. My two sons have attended County Home for the past two years. The teachers at Country Home really try to create an environment that is structured and conductive to learning. The administrative staff has always taken care of any issues immediately which I really appreciate being a working parent. This child care facility is more interested in doing right by your child than in filling out surveys for parents so they can make The Best of Austin List--yes, another facility does do this regularly. The field trips that the children attend during the school year are educational and during the summer they team up with Aqua Tots which is wonderful. Country Home also drops off and picks up from local elementary schools for before and after school childcare and they open at 6:30am so working parents can feel secure knowing their children are safe and being dropped off and picked up by someone they trust.
Children have blast in fun activities. My daughters have been going to Country Home Learning Center for almost a year, and they have learned so much more than I could have imagined during that time. They love all of the fun activities from gym time to the computer lab to the cooking lessons. My four-year-old always has a blast on the field trips, going to the Country Home ranch or other places around San Antonio. The teachers are very friendly and truly care about each of the children individually. Class sizes are never too big, and are very appropriately divided by age groups. I recommend County Home to my friends all the time, and would not want my children in any other school!
The Security And Cleanliness Is Very Impressive. Country Home Learning Center is a fantastic daycare. My husband and I were impressed from the moment we entered the daycare with the level of cleanliness, apparent structure, and security measures taken to ensure that children are provided the best level of care in a learning environment. We have two small children, a two year old and 5 month old, who are both enrolled. My oldest was rather shy and timid when he first started. He now knows parts of his ABCs and can count to ten by himself. They teach young children some very important fundamentals in a fun and easy to learn way. The level of care provided by Country Home Learning Center surpasses that of most daycare facilities. The staff is always kind, curteous, and willing to answer any of your questions. I never feel uncomfortable bringing an issue regarding my children to thier attention. They are always so pleasant and my children love them as well. I believe that actions speak louder than words. My two year old now is often extremely happy to go to daycare. He smiles and waves goodbye to me. This is a sure sign that they keep them happily entertained in a safe, clean, learning environment. I highly recommend Country Home Learning Center to any parent! I am hoping to keep my children enrolled until they are too old to attend. Kudos to the Country Home Learning Center staff and management.
Country Home Is A Great Child Care Facility. Country Home provides a safe, educational learning environment for children. My daughter loves her present and past teachers each of who foster her character growth and unique personality. The clean, child friendly facility encourages interactive, hands on play along with education opportunities such as vocabulary development (both English and Spanish), imaginative play, and development of age appropriate skills. Learning skills, retelling stories, singing new songs and talking about her day, ensure me that Country Home is a great child care facility. I will be confident to send a second child there as well.
The 7 Seven Year Trusted Personal Experience. My children have been in the wonderful care of Country Home for 7 years. I have trusted the staff and the Director with my most precious treasures...my daughters. They have learned manners, politeness, prayer, and the fundamentals needed for Kindergarten. Special dietary concerns have been accommodated with safety as their foremost thought. We have developed an understanding and appreciation for the teachers and I am always touched when they stop in the hall to hug my child that has outgrown their classroom and now attends elementary school. As a working mother, I needed to find someone to love my children as much as I do and I have found that at Country Home!
Very Positive Nature Of Teachers And Directors. We have had a very positive experience with Country Home Learning Center. The directors and teachers have provided a family friendly environment for my daughter for 3 years. She is greeted by name in the mornings, in the halls and as she leaves almost daily. My few concerns have been taken serious and handled swiftly. Most importantly, my daughter has been very happy and flourished each year.
The Staff Is Friendly And Knowledgeable. My children have gone to Country Home Learning Center for 4 years. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. They have several different types of activities which my children have enjoyed including computer centers, soda shop, spanish lessions, library, waterpark, etc. I would recommend Country Home Learning Center.
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