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905 days ago

my little girl started in feb 2011 and we have only been going a short time. but she loves it there, shes making friends and the teachers are very nice.They teach her things she needs to go to school. They follow rules I set at home with my child for the foods i want her to eat and when she was upset they do what they can to help make it eazy on both of us. Its clean, they are good to the kids, the whole building is locked and i fill very safe leaving my little girl there.

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1186 days ago

I have known the Martiers forever. They are one of the most talented families in the area. But more importantly; they are kind, respectful and caring people. The new academy has a gentle atmosphere full the love of music. I hope my girls learn to love music like the Martiers do.

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1195 days ago

This place is really kid-friendly. My daughter loves her piano teacher and has made great progress. My twins are in Kindermusik and think that "Mr Drew" is the coolest guy ever. I know this sounds simple but I love that I can call up to the front desk and someone will escort my daughter down to the parking lot when I am in a hurry so I don't have to get my boys out of their car seats. Little things like that make all the difference to me.

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1210 days ago

This daycare is located in the Dormont/Mt. Lebanon area in the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Route 19, Washington Road. PROS: The preschool is a very educational program and my child has learned a great deal while attending the preschool. Learned his/her numbers and colors in Spanish, how to write his/her name, music, etc. CONS: If your child attends the daycare as well as the preschool, this is the negative aspect of the center. The daycare teachers and Director are rude and incompetent. My child had many "accidents" while attending the daycare and 90% of the accidents resulted in a cut, bump, or black and blue face injury. The teachers do not pay enough attention to the children, event though they are NOT understaffed. When I brought up this fact to the teachers, the teachers agreed. However, when I mentioned this fact to the Director, she was rude, arrogant, and blamed my child. She did not accept responsibility for any of the injuries and stated "did any of the accidents result in him/her being in the hospital" and when I stated "No", her response was "well then I don't know why you are making a big deal out of this". Needless to say, I was not very happy with the daycare. In addition, I highly recommed you DO NOT send your child to the daycare portion. Thanks.

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1216 days ago

I have attended Devry for four courses now. I am getting my Bachelors in Finance. Yes, Devry is a tad expensive...compared to community colleges!!!

So far my professors, with actual doctorates, have shown extra-ordinary expertise in their fields. Devry hires part-time instructors...mostly. They "currently" work in their career fields, or operate their own consulting firms or commercial companies. You get real world knowledge at Devry. This school is for-profit. If you choose to be a lacky, they will not treat you like one, but you will not succeed. They're not going to force success down your throat. Student services, registration, and administration are kind, outgoing, and helpful. They will bust their butt for you, because most Devry campuses are small. There are 93 of them. Staff knows your name, your not going to get that a huge university, unless you're an athlete.

Devry is great for working adults. Some courses are online, and some may be partially in class for lectures. I do both. Classes are challenging. If they are not challenging enough for you...great...transfer to Harvard or MIT when you can. It all depends what you are trying to achieve with your degree. Devry is quick to place students on academic probation, but will help you by every means to graduate. They expect a C or better on all coursework.

Classes are like 10-30 students. It's good because the professor can focus on individual needs. They actually care, will answer any questions for you, and give you their phone numbers and personal email addresses. You are not just a number in big lecture hall, large campus, or in dorms. School is not distracting with sports and prepy organizations to keep your mind detoured from studies. Devry is business at it's best. If you are about learning, and are ready to buckle down and do what your professors ask of you, then you are on the right track with Devry. They will take your tuition, like any school, but it's up to you to make your education worthwhile.

Basically, if you work hard to acheive your goals, have a strong sense of self, and are motivated to get where you want to be in life, your choice of educational institution is not "too" relevant. Name brand helps, reputation does play a role, but in the end you are the "major factor". Perhaps, some of you cannot sell yourselves in the real world. Relying on that piece of paper as your only credential or value in the workforce is the wrong way to go. If you don't got it, you just don't got it! Make sure you have strong interview skills, and lucrative supporting creditionals along with your degree, before trying to enter the workforce.

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1222 days ago

Judge Hens-Greco took the stand in 2003 as a judge on the premiss that ...what she saw as the system itself...harming people” and she wan...

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1222 days ago

Judge Hens-Greco took the stand in 2003 as a judge on the premiss that ...what she saw as the system itself...harming people” and she wan...

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1266 days ago

My kids have loved going to Christ Church Preschool. The teachers are wonderful with the kids. After this preschool, my kids were fully pr...

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1266 days ago

My kids have loved going to Christ Church Preschool. The teachers are wonderful with the kids. After this preschool, my kids were fully pr...

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1266 days ago

My daughter was in Creative Minds Learning Center almost from the day they opened. She went there 2-3 days a week for 2 1/2 years. My daughter looked forward to school and loved her teachers. Everyone was always very friendly and understanding with us. My daughter is halfway through Kindergarten now and scored top of the class in their mid year reading benchmark test. They helped her to develop a love for learning. I only wish they had been around when my son was younger. They are one of the few preschools/daycares that I feel can handle a special needs child with kindness and understanding. On numerous occassions my son had meltdowns while I was picking up my daughter and they would step in...help out... and have no hard feelings about it afterwards. I DO understand that they now have a rather long waiting list, BUT that is b/c the school is so wonderful and the teachers so caring that it is well worth waiting for.

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