It Takes a Village Preschool: Jersey City, NJ

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Rating: 1.8/5 (6 votes cast)

Location: 486 Ocean Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Phone: (201) 985-9555
Website: http://ittakesavillage1.com

It Takes a Village Preschool: Jersey City, NJ, 1.8 out of 5 based on 6 ratings

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  1. Concerned Parent says:

    I had a terrible experience with this center it is filled with beautiful classrooms and very unhappy teachers. the directer is very rude to the employees. Harsh working conditions make it impossible to have effective happy teachers and teacher assistants, during my daughters time there i witnessed countless excellent teachers and assistants quite or be fired, my daughter had 4 new teachers in one school year, It is unfortunate. The administration staff is very unprofessional over the phone and in person. and if all of that is not enough the directors husband is not qualified to be an acting director , yet he assumes the role very often .H e once yelled at my daughters teacher right in front of me using terrible work ethic. this is no setting for early childhood development , good teachers nice building but it all goes to waste dont fall for the allusion, its more trouble them good.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I had a very bad experience at this daycare facility.About five years ago this Daycare was rated number one in jersey city,but i guess as time went by i guess too much praise went to there head. They say there curriculum is teach through play. Thats just another way to say we do nothing all day but look at you child play with other children. The administators are rude and never solve anything.when i enrolled my son at this school he already knew how to count ,spell his name and other thing a three year old should know.He has not learned anything new but how to play with the kids.This is the answer i received when i asked what did you do in school today.So basically all im trying to say is parents beware. If you can send you child somewhere else do so,dont just settle because its free like i did.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame that this site is use to slander centers. If you do not have anything nice to say, then move on.
    Professionals and parents who are in tune with their children understand the importance of preschool if they seek their services. If you want quality, then expect it. Unfit teachers should not be in a classroom and children at this age learn through play. If your child knows everything a preschooler should know at 3 years old then send them to college. My child learned chess, spanish as well as other social and academic skills for a preschooler to learn. If I asked my child, “what did you do today?” and they answered, “play”, I would follow up as a concerned parent with “What did you play? and other appropriate question. This school has NAEYC’s accreditation. Parents find out what that means.
    Hundreds of other parents are happy and continue to be. Keep shining It Takes A Village.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I stumbled on this site and am shocked at what I read. These comments are unfortunate. Sorry, you had a bad experience but it sounds more personal than academic. You kept your child there with unhappy teachers and a mean director, shame on you!!!!! Three of my children atteded this school and I only have great comments. Field trips, chess, spanish, outdoor playground,library as well as a curriculum to follow is available at this school. As a teacher myself, this is a great environment. Isolated instances do not make a place horrible. Stay positive- It Takes A Village

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  5. Anonymous says:

    To the comments about the unpleasant experiences.
    As a parent, it sounds like unhappy employees who did not make the cut. You did not belong there if you could not perform the job. I have two children 5 years apart and they were able to have the same preschool teacher at my request. The expectations are high there for teachers. I see the changes that have been made for the better. Do not spread negativity because that’s what you wreceive. Move on and be happy. This is a school in the community that cares!! Grow up

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  6. Anonymous says:

    this center is …

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  7. Anonymous says:

    I have two children who attend this school. I find that school has helped me help my children. To the parents with bad experiences, first you need to learn how to write before you call anyone rude and unprofessional. Also, if everybody was rude or unhappy, why did you leave your child there? For anyone reading, do not believe their hype. How does someone’s head get big for doing the job that is suppose to be done. I am a human resource manager and people fire themselves when they do not perform the job. If your child could write and count why didn’t he elaborate on what he did for the day. These two parents are showing their lack of education and lack of parenting skills.

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  8. concerned parnet says:

    very well organized- works to educate the whole child -I’ve learned that children do learn from social interaction and hands on experiences not worksheets Parents educate yourselves on child development

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  9. Parent says:

    I have had a horrible experience at this center and only kept my child there for convenience. As a concerned parent having my child switch schools and teachers would be traumatizing for my child. Apparently the director does not see it that way. My child went through five different teachers in one school year!! I was so distraught, however, because of convenience I could not take my child out. When I use the word ‘convenience’ it is because I cannot say the actual reason because of my status in that center. The director walks around like he owns the building when in fact he only married into the business. This place is very sad!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    this center is …
    run by two very disrespectful, unprofessional, rude directors. They don’t know how to handle their staff. They talk down to the teachers and assistants infront of the parents or other staff members etc. This place is like a revolving door of workers; in one day out the next. Something needs to be done with these two directors. This daycare needs directors that actually have what it takes to run a daycare!

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  11. Anonymous says:

    this center is …not somewhere i wish to be in as a child!! i was ‘fortunate’ enough to be employed there for not long at all..and right away i caught on to the negativity in that environment! I couldn’t imagine sending my child there…

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  12. Anonymous says:

    this center is …
    a great educational environment for children. It is also a pleasant place to work. I have worked here for 5 plus years and never had a problem just like several other faculty members. Directors always see to it that the teachers have the training needed as well as the supplies needed in their classrooms. Teachers come and go because they want to “hang out” and not work for the benefit of the children. The directors are very clear in orientation and in staff meetings their mission and expectations of all staff. The previous negative reviews sound like ex employees. If it was not good, why take the paycheck? If you were really about children, why did you wait to be fired?
    Be honest and tell the truth about what you brought to the school. Nothing!!! I am sure I speak for all staff members who come and do their job for the children….It Takes A Village is about children!!!! I pledge for the parents of old and new students to speak for the school. You know the truth!! Applicants serious about working with children need to apply.

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  13. Sassydiva says:

    I loved this pre-school for my Daughter she went there from age 8 months until it was time for regular school. While there she learned how to play chess and speak a little bit of spanish. I really loved this daycare as a matter of fact i recently took custody of my niece and I am sending her to this school. They have great field trips and excellent teachers. I also enjoyed their summer program. They even have open house and hand out progress reports I love this school and would recommend it to my family and friends.

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  14. Terry Flowers says:

    I had a horrible experience at this center… seriously unprofessional…

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  15. a concerned granparent says:

    this center is …horrible and ghetto! My grandchild was student here and we had a problem with the director and she was rude and disrespectful. she then informed us she was “hood and she was from a block called wegman” sounds like a threat to me and it will be addressed in a manner befitting them.

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  16. a concerned granparent says:

    this center is …not professional. the director is ghetto and speaks in the manner befitting her.

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  17. Nicole127 says:

    this center is … Horrible I worked there for one month … And that was enough for me … Directors are very unprofessional and belittle and degrade employees

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  18. Anonymous says:

    OK HERE IS A REAL RUN-DOWN TO THE THE SCHOOL/DAY CARE!

    THE DIRECTOR-A LOSER WHO IS TAKING CARE OF 4 CHILDREN THE 4TH CHILD IS HER LOSER HUSBAND WHO LOST A LIFE. SHE IS A LOSER WHO COULDNT AMOUNT TO ANYTHING SO SHE MOOCHES OFF HER MOTHERS BUSINESS….GET YOUR OWN MONEY CHICKEN HEAD!

    THE DIRECTORS HUSBAND-LOSER #2 WHO HAS LOST AT LIFE AND BECAME A PROFESSIONAL LEACH WHO LEACHES OF HIS WIFE AND HER MOTHER. HE REMINDS ME OF WOMAN THAT WEARS PINK THONGS….EVERYTIIME IS SEE HIM I ASK MYSELF…HMM I WONDER WHAT COLOR PANTIES HE IS WEARING TODAY? HE IS A NOBODY WHO ACTS IMPORTANT BECAUSE EVERYBODY LAUGHS AT HIM ALL THE TIME. IF YOU LOOK REAL CLOSE YOU CAN SEE THE PANTY LINES. HE TOLD ONE EMPLOYEE THAT HE DOESNT WANT TO BE WITH HIS WIFE HE IS ONLY STICKING AROUND FOR THE CHILDREN. SMH!

    (IT MUST SUCK TAKING CARE OF A GROWN AZZ MAN WHO DONT LOVE YOU, HE IS ONLY PRETENDING CUZ HE AINT GOT NO WHERE ELSE TO GO AHAHAHAHAHAH)

    TO ANYONE PLANING ON BEING EMPLOYED AT THIS PLACE AND YOU HAVE A DEGREE, THEY WILL DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO GET YOU TO QUIT….PLEASE DONT QUIT, ITS BETTER TO MAKE THEM FIRE YOU BY BRINGING IN THEIR “CONSULTANT”. ITS ALL A WAY TO GET MONEY. THIS IS WHY THEY DISRESPECT YOU SO YOU CAN QUIT AND NOT RECIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT! THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL SCAM ARTIST. AT FIRST THEY ARE NICE, BUT AFTER A FEW MONTHS THEIR SHINANIGINS BEGIN. IM TELLING YOU DO NOT BE FOOLED.

    TO PARENTS, DO NOT BE FOOLED. THE ONLY THING THESE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT IS MONEY. I AM AN EYE WITNESS TO TEACHERS BAD MOUTHING AND ABUSEING PARENTS AND CHILDREN. IF YOU SEND YOUR CHILD TO THE PLACE YOU ARE DOING YOUR CHILD AN INJUSTICE.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Let me say I am not an ex employee> I am a parent, my son has been there for two years. I find there policies are all about the money. It does not take a viallage in reality it takes a dollar. While I know it takes money to run a business. It shouldn’t cost parents when the school is closed – we still have to pay for alternative daycare. And charging 1 a min for late fees to working parents is absurb. Things happen, where is the village then??
    Some of the teachers – specifically Mrs roller set – wearing rollers to class , really? Disrespectfull and down right ghetto. As soon as I find better place my son is outta there.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    It’s really sad that you read the above negative comments and even more sad for the “professionals” who run the center. Yes I have experienced some of the same issues you all have in some degree and when i saw that I immediately remove my child. There are some very dedicated teachers but they seemed to complain about everything. If you feel that you need to enroll your child for only the convenience it is not worth it!!! you try to support Black owned businesses and this is what you get. I am sorry that you all experience this especially for your children. Honestly there are so many other quality Learning centers in jersey city.

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  21. DISGUSTED PARENT says:

    These comments start in 2008 and continuing in 2014, this should tell you something.. Last year I saw the must disrespectful thing I could very see done to a child on there graduation day… A 4 year old was pulled off the stage because of the bows she had in her hair. It caused a huge screaming match with the parent and Director (who told the teacher to pull her off the stage in the middle of there performance) all i can do is look at that child scream and holler because she was embarrassed. If they concern for these kids. THIS SCHOOL DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILD, PLEASE DONT SUPPORT A SCHOOL LIKE THIS. ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY WITH THESE PPL..

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