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Carrington Academy-McFarland

Preschool
4410 Front Nine Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 777-6771

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Carrington Academy-McFarland is located in Cumming, GA. It is a preschool that serves children ages 0-7+. Carrington Academy-McFarland has a capacity of 240 children.
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Carrington Academy-McFarland Reviews

By a Parent on

I am not one to review things normally, but I wanted to share my concerns that came about with Carrington-McFarland.  
We began a year ago in the "early preschool".  We toured the school, loved what we were told, loved what we saw.  Our child had been fully potty trained, and once enrolled- we realized kids were in her class that were not potty trained at all but during the enrollment process we were told otherwise.  We also began to see a complete drop in the daily sheets coming home telling us what the day consisted of- and we noticed a two and a half year old was being taught how to write her name- not learning colors, letters, etc as the program called for.  We expressed extreme concern to the director at the time, and she was quickly moved to an older classroom with older kids and more direction.  We were told by others soon after that the early preshool teacher had been replaced.  Problem solved.  A few months later, we noticed a difference in the program but still had majors concerns on the staffing.  The director positions at this campus have been replaced three separate times within this year.  How does that lead a stable environment for the teachers?  The billing was always a hassel, and certainly the contract resigning.  They were re done twice.  We tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, but in the end- withdrew.  I am still bothered my child was being taught how to write a first name, not on lined paper with proper letter strokes, but on construction paper- hand written name, being told to trace her name, and then free hand her name underneath.  Her letter structure has not been taught in a fashion I am used to.  I do not know how this works for others, but I felt a mention was needed.  My hope is we moved her early enough to be in a structured non day care setting that allows the growth she needs.  I went through many many struggles with this school, but I will say the staff is very sweet and nice (the ones that stay).  Every unfortunate problem we had was rectified, however I had to to point it out.  We came to a point where our hesistation about the actual program coupled with consistant business related concerns and billing/invoicing became too much.  Please read this and know the school is not a terrible school.  My child was very happy, but please read this as a warning.  They state they are not a franchise school, however, I disagree.  They all run the same, with the same programs, guidelines, etc as I was told recently by a director of a different carrington school.  They do not consistantly send invoices, keep an eye on your statements, and have things in writing.
This is more of a buyer beware type scenario, not a ploy to tell someone not to enroll their child at this school.  I wanted to share my experience, as I can't find reviews on this campus anywhere.

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