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Hansel & Gretel Early Learning Center

Private School | Grades PK, K
2206 Walnut St
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 234-3309

About This School

Hansel & Gretel Early Learning Center is located in Harrisburg, PA. It is a private, early childhood program/day care center school that serves 49 students in grades PK, K. Hansel & Gretel Early Learning Center is coed (school has male and female students) and is nonsectarian in orientation. The school belongs to the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

In 2008, Hansel & Gretel Early Learning Center had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Pennsylvania average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Hansel & Gretel Early Learning Center Reviews

By a Parent on

Hansel & Gretel has been my extended family for the past five years.  My son recently graduated from the Kindergarten at the Walnut Street location.  I would recommend them highly.  They are the "Best in Harrisburg".  The staff has gone above and beyond the call of duty.  I recommend Hansel & Gretel to all my family and friends.  Happy children/happy parents.  

By a Teacher on

I have been working for hansel & gretel for 9yrs i also used to attend here when i was in preschool & kindergarten. As a former student of hansel & gretel i was very socialable and was ahead of some of the children in my classes in certain subjects thanks to the education i got from my teachers at hansel & gretel. Now that i am a teacher i find it a joy to watch the kids learn new things, achieve milestones, & see them grow. Like all daycare facilities we have laws that must be followed. We are a star 2 in the keystone stars program. Since it is summer time the children are enjoying waterplay & mr. Scoopy. :) during the fall the children are taught in a montessori fashion. Hansel & gretel is a full of happy children & caring staff.

By a Parent on

Removed my daughter halfway through Kindergarten year due to the poor program and impact it had on my daughter.They put on quite a convincing show and lead you to believe they have a wonderful program.  Examples:  extremely limited recess, once per week on a good week, with excuses ranging from staffing issues to weather- no indoor recess given, per handbook saying otherwise;  kids aren't permitted to use forks; their lunch program is mandatory without a doctor's excuse and the food consists of white starches and processed items, same for snack; no access to water, as the water fountain we were shown never worked in the four months we attended, so the kids weren't allowed a drink unless it was lunch or snack time; monthly teacher's schedule of class activities not adhered to 99% of the time; lunch menu not adhered to; no monthly class updates from teacher; some staff are condescending and rude; Director not aware of staff actions or inactions; teacher limited in involvement with kids; afternoon "rest period" is actually a forced heads down on the table period of 30 minutes per day (never informed of this prior to enrolling and the schedule we were given never reflected this); kids are not given opportunity to be independent; Director fails to inform parents of events in a timely manner, giving merely days to sign-up for parent-teacher meetings, etc.  We were not the only parents experiencing this and highly regret our decision. Cannot understand how a center can operate without considering the needs of the child and parents.  

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