About This School
In 2010, New Mount Olive Christian Daycare & Academy had 7 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Virginia average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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New Mount Olive Christian Daycare & Academy Reviews
My son has attended New Mount Olive Christian Daycare since he was 18 months and I haven't had any problems with him. He is well fed and genuinely loved and he is taken care of. I feed him before we get there, so he isn't hungry. He gets enough lunch and quality meals. When he was messy, or stained, they changed his clothes. I read the above comments, I do not believe the severity of the complaints. The bathrooms are always clean (I check). The teachers do wipe the children's noses but during cold season it could be a full time job. Sometimes kids do get sick but they do take the necessary precautions to ensure its safe and the germs are minimized. The children are clean, educated, and entertained. I personally know three parents who removed their children from NMO and then put them back in after a few months. I like majority of the staff and I appreciate the fact that they infuse my son with the word of god daily. Now that he is at the school in pre K, my son is reading and writing. Although we attend another church (GBC) my son is able to pay attention in church and is familiar with many of the bible stories. I am 100% satisfied with NMO and I trust them with my most precious blessing, my boy!
My daughter did not have a good expierence at this school. She literally lasted for 7 days before I pulled her out. She literally screamed at the top of her lungs for the entire day and it was not like her. She is typically very social and goes to anyone however for some reason screamed and cried for the entire day until falling asleep. They also tried to say we didn't pay for a week and I had to re-provide them with the receipt that they gave me as well as prove it was paid by reviewing the check that they cashed. They need to get more organized and provide a higher level of service. I would not recommend them to anyone.
My daughter attended NMO and at first everything was great. But then I began to notice little things like she would always be super hungry when I get her from school. NMO has a menu that they print each month however; I find they don’t stick to the menu. For breakfast my 2yr old was given a 1 pop tart and a half glass of milk. Sometimes she would receive half a slice of toast with cheese and a half glass of milk. This to me is unacceptable. For lunch she was given very small portions as if they were rationing the food. Normally when she is home she has oatmeal for breakfast and a fruit with a glass of milk. So this was a huge adjustment for her. In addition to the poor nutrition NMO on several occasions has charged us late fees when we paid on time. My husband and I had to bring in the receipts to prove it was paid. I'm not sure how they were constantly misplacing receipts and payment information. On top of the money issues my daughter face is always dirty when we pick her up. I always have to wash her face prior to leaving. This is something that should be taken care of by the staff and teachers. When I complained about her face being dirty, her pull up needing changing and her hair look a mess. The response I received from the teacher is that she is overwhelmed. They only have one teacher to 12 toddlers in the afternoon. Although they say they have a 5 to 1 ratio this is not true at all. To top it all off my daughter caught MRSA from attending NMO. They assist in potty training however, they do not clean the toilet after each child and they take them to the restroom in groups. It is very unsanitary. My daughter had quarter size bumps on her buttocks that hurt so bad she could not sit. I took her to the doctor and the doctor informed me that it is very contagious and since no one in my home had it and because of the location on my daughter’s body she contracted it from day care. I was angry to say the least. My daughter has never been sick in her life and since attending NMO every couple of weeks there is something wrong with her. On several occasions I have witnessed children in her class playing with runny noses and no one taking the time to clean them. I do realize when you have several children in a small space germs will be passed. However; there are ways to reduce the risk such as cleaning with a bleach solution washing the children’s hands frequently using hand sanitizer all these are ways to stop the spread of germs. When my child was enrolled in her previous daycare we didn’t have these issues. They were very clean. There were no outside shoes permitted in the class room. You had to cover your shoes with hospital type booties. Maybe NMO should think about implementing some new policies. I had to report them to the Health Department. I would not recommend this daycare to my worst enemy although their intentions maybe good. They have no clue on how to properly care for children.
My daughter has attended NMO Academy since she was 2-years-old. I love the teachers and staff. The cirriculum is very demanding but the results and progress have exceeded my expectations. My daughter loves the school and all of her teachers, past and present.
I love New Mount Olive Christian Daycare and Academy school. My son is 3 years old enjoys going to school everyday. The staff is friendly and his teachers are great. The curriculum is the best. He can count to 50 already and is learning to write his letters and numbers. I love that they are so dedicated to teaching from the Bible, this is an awesome school. The only thing i would change if I could is that they close 2 weeks for Christmas which can be a hassle but it's worth it.
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