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Smiles Around R Us Academy

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4.5
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Location

3854 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10308
United States
Phone: (718) 948-0122
Facility: 
Childcare-center
Pre-school/Nursery School
Full-Time or Part-time: 
Full-time
Age Range: 
2 to 5+ yrs

Comments

4

Please note, this review is based on a visit and not on actual attendance:
Overall, I had a very positive impression of this location. I called the daycare to schedule a visit and was asked to come in during naptime so that the teacher would have an opportunity to suffiently answer all of my questions. I'm a bit of a clean freak so I noted that the place was spotless right away. The toddler room is downstairs. It's a very large and appears to be equipped with everything necessary to entertain and educate a 2 year old. I also noted that there was an appropriate student to teacher ratio 12:2 (I quickly counted the cots). I noticed a lot of age appropriate toys, centers, circle rug, reading corner, letters/numbers cutouts all of over the room. I am a teacher myself so educational activities are very important to me. Although I do realize that at 2 years old, it's important to develop social skills, learn how to follow instructions, etc. The main teacher was very pleasant, took her time and answered all the questions that I had. I was then escorted to meet with the owner, who was also very cordial, respectful and took her time explaining their policies and procedures. I was very impressed with their menu, which changes every week, and having peeked into the kitchen, I am sure that it's prepared in an appropriate manner.
There were some drawbacks: the toddler room downstairs seemed a bit dark to me but that could have been because shades were drawn, since the kids were sleeping. Also, the play area outside is rather small (although it is separate from the rest of the kids - toddlers have their own little nook in the back where they play).

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