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Amazing Magic Beans Day Care Reviews
Amazing Magic Beans is a good learning center but I strongly recommend not to leave your child in this school past Pre-K. My child attended the Kindergarten class and started 1st grade completely unprepared and behind in writing and reading. They simply do not follow the real world's curriculum. Very sad and upsetting that for what we paid, our child was not given the right school preparedness. The Kindergarten level in public school is clearly more advanced than what their method offers.
My daughter has attended Amazing Magic Beans for 2-years and she could not be happier with her experience there. My wife and I have witnessed her develop and learn new concepts, from science to nutrition, for which we can take little credit.
Based on our interactions with the school, including conferences, the school is staffed by caring professionals who take an interest in the kids and their ability to learn independently without a teacher directing every movement. Because the staff works well together and agrees with the goals of the director, the school has an institutional knowledge that is shared by all.
Amazing Magic Beans also encourages physcial development. For instance, paper plates and cups are not used, so the kids learn to be careful about dropping dishes. The school could benefit from a bigger space, but they make it work with what they have, including using the garden adjacent to the school.
Point of Clarification: The children do not go out in all weather. Chaos is in the eye of the beholder. We're developing people not robots.
Really disappointed, my daughter had a very bad experience with this school. would not recommend.
My son attended for a short period of time because I didnt feel comfortable with the facilty, so we decided on another preschool near my place of work in the city. The teachers were great, you can tell they really care about the children. The school is very chaotic, as it is set in the basement of an episcopalian church, and is three classes in one big space that have to push all their furniture to the side and lock toys and materials up in their "studio" during the evenings and weekends. The children go outside , in any weather from scorching to freezing and into a "garden" that in my opinion, does not look safe. Although the director is very friendly and can be very helpful at meetings with questions we have, she can be very irresponsible and difficult to reach at times. Sometimes the classes seem understaffed and the bathrooms have no changing table with only 1 child size toilet seat. From what I know, they serve organic and healthy lunches with vegan baking which was great because my son has a nut and dairy allergy. I do enjoy the idea of the school, I didnt enjoy the fact that there was no "vibrance and color" in the school. Although the teachers and director were very helpful and truly do care about the children, I felt that it wasnt a right fit for my child and I.
This is a great nursery school, focusing on ways to trigger interests in the world in relation to all levels of learning. There is solid guiding of this interest-driven learning. Lots of art and play, which is perfect for little minds. Also includes healthy meals and time out-of-doors. The director is very experienced in early childhood development and spends lots of time working with parents to share lessons learned in school, so they can be reinforced at home. A great asset to the neighborhood. We love Amazing Magic Beans
chaotic is an understatement. eek! don't go here.
Teachers take true interest in children's social and emotional development and are very kind and caring. School serves breakfast, snack and lunch which is great for working parents. Facilities are nice and well equipped. Field trips for the older students. Only negatives are it is very noisy and chaotic. Although teachers do keep some order in the classroom, I think it could be better. Director is very disorganized, but a very nice person. Overall we are happy.