Just A To Z Academy

(615) 673-8990

7872 Highway 100, Nashville, TN | Directions   37221

36.049695 -86.940508

 
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Reviews for Just A To Z Academy

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE – This is not a place to send your child.... If you need somewhere in this area for your child to attend daycare... try the Active Learning Center... (a little more expensive.. but that doesn't matter when you want your child to be in a safe environment!!).. Can't tell you how many times, my kids were sent home with bite marks or bug bites up and down their legs because she did not take care of all the insects outside where the kids play. One day, my son came home with his front two teeth broke and did not even send him home with an accident report. I had pictures of my son the day before on my phone with him smiling and his teeth was fine until the next day at school where they were broken and no one could even explain to me why. Or how many times I would come to pick up my son and he would by playing by himself in the corner while the teacher was cleaning on the other side of the room instead of interacting with my son. You kids will be sick all the time and come home with diaper rash frequently. The daycare has been broken into more than once. So no telling who has my kids information (social security #, address, ect)... And the 2 weeks the daycare was broken into and NOT EVEN OPEN..... She still tried to charge you for those 2 weeks!!!! The turn over rate is unreal.... Just when your child gets used to a teacher and learns their name she will be gone before you kno it and somone new will come in... The only person in that entire daycare that I would ever trust my child with is Ms. Cha'.... but other than that... I would not reccommend this daycare to anyone... horrible experience.. I switched my kids to Active Leaning Center and love everything about it so far..

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Hands Down the Best – This was my 2nd time dealing child care. My oldest attended Active Learning Center while it was a pretty good school they were extremely expensive. A to Z is affordably priced, the teachers are great. i get random calls from them, just letting me know how my daughter is doing. The teachers actually try and teach the children versus watching them like most do. My advice is visit the school and compare them and I am sure you will end up bringing them to A to Z. Don't listen to the bad reviews for this place, probably just bad parents who want someone to watch their kids so they don't have to. My daughter has been here for one year and I would never think about sending her anywhere else.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Daycare! – Just A to Z Academy is more than a daycare. The teachers and staff there work diligently and hard to ensure that all children get a quality education while they attend. The curriculum is excellent and the staff is very caring! Just A to Z set a standard to which I will hold all other learning centers!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A call to duty – I was asked to write a complaint for a friend who’s upset about her experience with this preschool and it so easy to write one that I would be upset if this was my business that anyone can complain and continue to complain if they wanted to. I felt bad because I’m the one who sent her to this preschool because a friend’s of mine child graduated from this school and is doing extremely well in school. My friend said she didn’t pay but attended the whole day and that may be the reason she was asked not to return and no other reason. I hope when people read this they know that there are two sides to every story and complainers complain and miserable people love misery. I know three people whose children attended and one still attending and they absolutely love this place. She said the send home newsletters and has calendars and a PTO for communication and has been doing so since they opened. To each it own. See the school for yourself and decide.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Really good – I have read all the reviews on the facility and I will tell you from experience that these negative comments are not true. Price is a issue everywhere. Put gas in your car today? Just A to Z Academy is one of the few centers that has a parent committee and It is held quite often. In the meeting the Director, who is also the Owner ask the parents how things are going from a parents stand point, any issue that we as parents have, and Informs us of things coming in the future or any changes. So, if some of these comments made by some people should have been addressed in the parent meeting. Then you could have given the director a chance to correct the issue or situation. I am sure she would have addressed your concern/s what ever it may have been. The director/owner is willing to met with anyone just schedule an appt. Ulike some larger center were you never see the owner. We are taking our children to a really good center and they do a really good job with taking care of them and they are a great educational center. I really believe that they truly care for our children.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Preschool – This is one of the best preschool within this area. My child attends and has been there since it opened. This school has a three-star rating, which every preschool desires to have. This preschool has a Parent Teacher Organization that opens the floor for communication, which some have forgotten is two-way. It sad that people are asking for this great preschool to be shut down and they are doing it for "whom". If they are gone, move on and be happy. I bet those within the preschool are just as happy that you are gone as much as you "claim" to be happy. These emails sound bitter and these "parents" are in much need of forgiveness and prayer. This anger should be taken with a grain of salt and do some real research about this preschool on your own starting with the parents who are there and know what type of service they are getting - a great preschool for their children who attend. They are accomplishing this and more. This preschool is in demand not only from the children who attend but the calls I receive from the interested parents needing addition information from the PTO. I love Just A to Z Academy and depending on the parent you are, you will too.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst daycare out there!!! – This daycare is unfit for any child. My child attended there and yes, I did take her out after giving Mrs. Tate the benefit of the doubt. She is a fake example of a director. My child too, came home with other peoples clothes on. My child's sippy cups were lost twice. My child had never been so sick then when she attended that place. After having my second child, I feel so blessed to not have to send my child one more day. I too, feel with as many times as this place has been on probation it should be shut down. I only hope more parents see through Mrs. Tate and take their child out for their own safety.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

not the best... – I don?t agree that this place needs to be shut down, but it does have its problems. I am a grandparent taking care of two grandkids and I pulled them out of this daycare. And ?Daddy of 7?, don?t be naive. Of course a daycare is going to paint a rosey picture when you check them out. They want you to choose them. Why would the tell you about any problems or give you references of parents who had bad experiences? Think about it? I don't understand why would you even write a review if you haven't enrolled your kid(s) yet?? And ?HershyKiss1? since you think it?s your place to question the experiences of others ? let?s examine your statements? If you think turnover is simply ?an industry standard?. You haven?t researched other daycare facilities very well. My grandbabies are now in a daycare that has had stable staff for 6 years. I found 2 other daycares who had retained staff longer than that. At A to Z the turnover is stunning. And yes, there have been Hispanic workers who could barely speak English and didn?t work very long, maybe you just didn?t notice. As far as the police presence. I can speak to one occasion where there was a dispute between two parents, I can tell you that the cops were not there to speak to the kids. And apparently you haven?s stopped to consider the fact that getting a child into a daycare in the Nashville area takes time. The waiting list I was on was 6 months long. The other 2 were a year or more. Why? Because they are high-quality centers that are in demand. If this daycare says they can get you in right away ? well ? there is a reason. It?s not a facility in high demand?

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

one of the best – I have had my kids here for years the director is a great person and is truly concerned about the kids that go to school here. The school has three stars. Unlike the other comments about do not let it fool you they get stars for a reason. Any one with common since knows that there is going to be turn over in this industry. The director has not changed and she is great. Let me give you and example of true child care. I was running late one day and called to let her know, she said take your time your child is having fun w/ my kids. I told her I was going to be about a half hour late. she offered to take my child to the mall with her kids and feed them I told her I would appreciate that if it was not to much to ask. She said it would be her pleasure things happen from now and then and she understood. Once I got to the mall my child and her kids were at say cheese having a ball and playing games. I asked Mrs. Tate what did I owe her and she said do not worry about it and she refused to accept any money. Mrs. Tate said your child had a ball with my kids and thats all that matters. When you are in a bind, thats when your child care matters the most. Thanks Mrs. Tate for all that you do.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Love the School – The comments left by drgirl3859 were far-fetched. My daughter attends this daycare and in the 2 1/2 years that she's been there, I have only seen police out front one time, and that was when it was COMMUNITY HELPERS DAY and a police officer came to speak to a class. It is remarkable that all of these negative comments were left yet everyone allowed their children to continually go to the school. I am shocked to read remarks about the "past staff who could barely speak English?. The one teacher that you are referring to was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She constantly nurtured the babies and played with them. She gave each one special attention and tended to each one?s needs. And how dare you imply that just because the owner is an African American woman, she charges African American people less money. I am an African American and the fees I pay are the fees that are clearly stated on the fee sheet.

What does it say about you people as parents to send your children to a place that you SINCERELY feel is unsafe? It tells me that these comments must be a bunch of garbage. Lol at JazzyPC...you want to call and report the preschool to be shut down because your child had a dirty diaper and a diaper rash!!!! This is your worst complaint???

This preschool offers a loving and educational environment. Staff is warm and friendly. The director is there several hours of the day, and I know this because at least 3 days out of the week (sometimes more) I drop my child off at 7am, and return at 4:30 pm, to find her in her office or in a classroom playing with children. Anytime I have ever had an issue or a question, she takes time out to talk to me or explain. I have spoken to other parents who feel the way that I do. Most of all I love that my child is happy and talks about her teacher and classmates when we are at home and on the WEEKENDS. If my child is happy and goes to her teacher with open arms every morning, then so am I.

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