Just so you know, I was only repeating what I heard first hand. The couple in question that I mentioned bought many items from me & we chat when they collect. They are new here & had many questions. On that day, they were over to collect toys from me. We were chatting when the lady got a call. She then told her husband that the school couldn't handle their child & they had to go. She told me she had to go & mentioned that their child was trying out a school. She also mentioned that the child is overly active & a big handful so that may be why the school declined registration. She laughingly said that she doubted he would sit still for story time & what not. She asked me if I knew of other schools she could try & I did tell her about Full House. I was the one who asked her which school this was & she told me. She told me that she saw the advertisement on HYS & to go take a look if interested.
All these posts in reply to what I said by Lyndsey & the owner has verified that I never fabricated anything.
Let's REALLY leave this at that & not drag this out.
Not to get into the whole hoopla, but I think it's important for the originator of each post to know that if they don't like how a thread is going, all they have to do is close it and nothing else can be posted on that thread except by them.
That being said, I think if you're going to "suggest" or "advertise", then you just need to say your peace or piece as it were and then close your thread. That way you get said what you want to say without added comment, regardless of whether someone else thinks it fair or not that they don't get to say anything. They could start their own thread if they really felt they needed to comment.
I think the important thing about this thread is that it shows that each parent is responsible for finding the best fit for their child as far as caregivers/teachers go. Some children need more structured programs and some less. In the end it's all about what is best for the child.
not to at all get into the drama or anything since i know nothing about the pre schools here yet.
i did want to ask about the peer ones you all mentioned? that are free after testing?
please and thanks!
I just wanted to say that my daughter has been at Kinder House since they opened. My daughter actually learns at a much slower rate compared to other kids her age. In another pre-school she was not getting enough attention in the learning area, and it was more of a day care. I was impressed because these teachers are educated and the program is not only structured but my daughter begs me to take her to school on weekends when the are closed! :) She has learned so much more at this great preschool and I can not be happier. Just in case anyone wanted to know, I am very happy with the results of my daughters learning experience so far. And I do consider my daughter a handful, but they have been nothing but helpful.
I know a couple who tried to register their child there. Their child was rejected based on the teachers' judgement that their child was too big of a handful.
I would think twice before registering my daughter there. My girl must be way too active for them too. The topic is Kinder House, isn't it? The owner has already confirmed that they did decline a child who was not ready for their school. All facts. No way am I sending my daughter to a place that MIGHT turn her away because she is not ready. Now she's bent on singing ABCs at the top of her voice whenever she can & refuses to stop. I'm sure she'll disrupt their learning.
It isn't my thing to be "negative". Is it anybody's "thing" for that matter? Still, I was jumped at for making a factual statement. I probably would not have replied if she was not so rude.
Hello En, I in no way mean to be rude or come off that way I just had to jump in this conversation because I see many things that bother me. You said that you knew a couple whose kid was "rejected" in those exact words. You also say that it is not your thing to be negative but that comment was very negative. You also stated that you were jumped at for making a factual statement but stating that a child was "rejected" does not seem factual, and it comes of very rude and negative. Someone was just simply stating that they had a great experience with a preschool center and wanted to share it with others. I understand that you were sharing your opinion too, it just came off really rude (which is why she replied just like you) and negative, it didn't explain the whole story, and I think it was uneccessary.
Jackie, the fact that you registered at this site JUST to comment on this topic tells me plenty. You do mean to get your point across & I'm sure you mean well.
The fact still remains that the child was rejected due to not being ready for their school. How positively can I phrase that? The child was not accepted in that school because .....?
You may feel that it is not necessary but that is your opinion. I believe that there are people who do not feel that my post was rude. Only those who might be affected by it will think so. Anywho, it wasn't an opinion. It was a fact. AND, the owner confirmed it.
Like I said, I in no way meant to be rude so why the hostility from you I don't know. Also, who said that I registered at this site to JUST to comment on this topic???????? I am on this site everyday, I have BEEN registered, and read most of the topics, but the fact is that I don't like to post comments because of all the drama that goes on between grown adults. So please don't just to conclusion. I never took anysides so how does this tell you plenty???? I just posted a response to your initial comment. I'm interested to know how this tells you plenty. However I just feel that you contradicted yourself on you stating that you don't want to be negative and that you responded to someone's comment because they were rude, but your initial comment was rude and negative. I am not affected by your comment, yet I still think it was rude. I just don't see a need for all the drama and for the way people treat each other on here (this is for most topics in general).
Hi again En,
My apologies, yesterday was the first time I LOGGED into underground, but I have been a registered user with holloman yard sales since 2008. I did not just create an account or just register to comment as I have been registered for 2 years now. But yesterday was my first comment ever which is why it said I joined the crazy party yesterday. Like I said I read the topics daily but never comment. I finally logged in to comment which I still don't see how this tells anyone plenty. But anywho, this will be the last you hear from me because it seems like this will be endless if we continue. Hope everyone enjoys their evening.
No way is my post hostile. It is however, explanatory. To the point, without trying to aggravate the issue & definitely cordial. As mentioned, I don't particularly like negativity & I meant these posts that go back & forth. Still, I will reply if the post is addressed to me or about me.
Only the people who recently registered at this site have been saying that I'm rude & have been rude to me. Those that really see everything in perspective have commented that they do not think I have been rude & they have been registered for ages. This definitely is NOT a coincidence.
Not only that, the people who "agreed" with me were also drawn into the throes of "rudeness".
Contradictory? How to treat people on here? Look at your own post.
Yes, end it here. Or should I childishly create other accounts to make more retorts & agree to disagree with myself?
The thing is I didn't just recently register. I have been registered with holloman yard sales since 2008. I just recently posted my first comment. Please tell me how this tells you plenty? I never said you were rude, rather your comment was rude. I don't know you so I can't say that you are rude. I also have read other comments by you because I read most of the topics daily on here, and do not think they are rude, I was just referring to your one comment.I also did not respond to those who agreed with you becausing I was just referring to your initial comment from the original post, so I never drew them into the throes of rudeness either. I just don't see why someone can't post a comment about a school or anything for that matter without someone coming in and starting something, what do people gain from it? The original post had no negativity or drama in it, yet it has gotten to this, and that's my whole point. As far as speaking of creating other accounts to make more retorts?????? Don't understand that, and I would certainly hope that you are not accusing me or assuming that I do that as I have little time on my hands to play such games. You don't know me, just like I don't know you, so again, please don't jump to conclusions. Anywho, I would have liked to end it but it seems I will be hearing from you again, so cheers until then.
I know a couple who tried to register their child there. I was there when they received the call & had to go pick their child up immediately.
Their child was rejected based on the teachers' judgement that their child was too big of a handful. Owner has confirmed that the child WAS not ready for their school & WAS turned away.
I would think twice before registering my daughter there. Yes, I would. I know because that is how I feel.
My girl must be way too active for them too. She is. She's never still for ANYTHING. I know, I'm her mother.
Please note that my posts have mostly been generalized & not aimed at anyone in particular.
You are hearing from me because you addressed your posts with "Hello En & Hi again En". I'm just replying to your posts. If you kept your peace, I believe this topic would have been buried amongst the many pages of topics eventually. Let's have that happen. Soon.
OK En. I had dropped this as I feel all this 'drama' is quite immature. Regardless, you have chosen to perpetuate the situation. For the record - I have no idea who Jackie is. Even though it appears you are insinuating in prior post that we might know one another. Again, someone else posts their opinion and you attack them. It appears that your opinion is the only one that matters. Regardless, I could really care less about what you think about my program; however, if we are going to talk 'facts', lets do get them straight. I was mild in my previous post about the child we supposedly 'rejected'. I did not see the need to go in to any detail, but since you are dead set on presenting the facts I am going to clarify for the record. One, you say 'you know a couple who tried to register their child with us' - you stated in a previous post that you did not know the couple but that they came to your house to pick up something they purchased from you when they got the phone call from us. That may be a fact - my question is this. Do you know the couple and their child personally? Have you ever spent any time around 'this' child? Again, for the record. The child was not 'rejected' by us. The child was not even enrolled with us to begin with. The parents asked to try out our program. They told us from the beginning that the child had issues and they did not think it would work out. I agreed to allow the child to come for one afternoon to see how things went. I did not call the parents to come get the child because he was 'too big a handful' as you have put it. I called the parents to come pick up the child because he was a liability issue. This child was violent. He bit people, hit people, and did not understand any directions or comprehend that there could be any consequences for his actions. The child was non-verbal (he did not communicate in any way). You have suggested that we turn kids away because they are too big a handful. This could not be further from the truth. We have several kids who are quite a handful, as most children this age are. We have several children who are disruptive in class, as many children this age are. As someone else posted. Children need to learn to put up with distractions in a learning environment (I believe that was Chandra, maybe Christine - not sure...) Regardless, they are absolutely right. We do not 'reject' a child because they are a handful; however, we do not accept them if they are a liability and a danger to other children in our program. Our children's safety is of utmost importance to us. I will not allow a situation to arise which will compromise their well-being. This being said- I think all will see that you truly do not have 'all' your facts straight. You are more than entitled to your opinion and if you feel you would not register your child with us, that is your prerogative. However, please do not say that I have been attacking you. This could not be further from the truth. All I have done is merely try to clarify a situation which was presented without all the facts.
I was mild in my previous post about the child we supposedly 'rejected'. I did not see the need to go in to any detail, but since you are dead set on presenting the facts I am going to clarify for the record. The parents asked to try out our program. They told us from the beginning that the child had issues and they did not think it would work out. I agreed to allow the child to come for one afternoon to see how things went. I did not call the parents to come get the child because he was 'too big a handful' as you have put it. I called the parents to come pick up the child because he was a liability issue. This child was violent. He bit people, hit people, and did not understand any directions or comprehend that there could be any consequences for his actions. The child was non-verbal (he did not communicate in any way).
Parents, if your child has any of these characteristics... DO NOT try to register him or her at Kinder House.
There. Happy now? I'm sure you are happy that you have clarified this matter.
I have met this couple many times & always chat with the lady. I know what I heard. You even clarified what I heard.
At least I've not gone to tattle to her that her child is being discussed on this site BECAUSE Kinder House wanted to clarify matters for the record.
I would like to say as an advocate it is in poor taste and very unethical to discuss or disclose any information on children over this type of media like the Kinder House owner did.
I would be very upset if it were my child who was being discussed like this
If they so easily air this problem in electronic media, what else would they divulge about other children at their school.
That's very observant, Christine. No worries on that note. I'm not about to start being a kettle calling the pot black.
I understand why Kinder House needs to speak up about this & I admit that I've been taking the hostility & sarcasm too personally when it's really none of my business. I took offense to the posts that were directed at me & this thread has become really negative. I'll also admit that I felt that their advertising tactics are not tactful & I decided to post what I know in retaliation.
I hope that this topic can die off at that. Anybody who wants to "defend" Kinder House need not bother anymore since anything that can be said, has been said.