Tucson >Community & Social Services > Kids First Preschool
5316 E Pima St, Tucson, AZ | Directions 8571232.243054 -110.879203
Neighborhoods: Ward 6
I have been trying to find the right way to respond back to the post from Nicole M. Yes this child was accidentally sent on a visit, but the person was not a complete stranger to the center, he is a qualified C.P.S. transport driver with a background clearance card, and the child had the same name of the child that was suppose to go on a visit. The staff person she is referring to discovered the incident within seconds and is the one that called to contact the driver and had the child returned without getting to the destination. The mother was contacted and informed of what had happened and so was the Licensing department. The center was in no way trying to hide or deny what had happened, but it did happen and the center has since made policy changes on how children are released with a transport driver. I am a parent of 2 children attending this center and have been for the last 5 1/2 years, I am very happy with this center and in no way can I hold this against them, they are human just like Ms Nicole M is and I am sure WE all make mistakes at some point of our life time. When I started looking for a center for my daughters, I visited many of them, and I checked references and Health Services and Kids First Preschool's record was one of the best. As soon as I walked through the front door I was greeted and was made to feel so welcome. My children love it here and I would not have them anywhere else. I read this a while back when a friend informed me of this comment, and when I asked the center what happened, at no point was I given a run around story, I was told they could not give me the names of the involved but was told how this happened and the center assured me that not one moment went by that office staff was not attempting to contact the proper agency to locate the driver, I felt so relieved and still know this is the right place for my two children. They could have hidden this from the parent, but she was the second call made, and they also reported it on their own to Health Services, so I would hope that if anyone is reading this, and your looking for the right center, you will go to Kids First Preschool and know that when you leave your children they are in the best hands besides your own.
I just recently took my son out of this school due to them letting him leave with a complete stranger. Absolutely unexceptable!! However, I was going to bring him back the following day after the incident occured but when I arrived that morning not a single staff member in the office was aware of the situation that took place the following day to try to make me feel comfortable at the fact that I was actually bringing him back. I became very panicked and my anxiety was increasing and I becan to tear up, there was no way I was going to feel comfortable all day at work with my son staying there. I left the school after having to tell the front office lady myself what had happened the previous day. I cannot beleive there was not an emergency staff meeting held to talk about what had happened to take measures so that it never happens again. I had to walk out of the school, crying with my son infront of other staff and parents that were just hanging around the front desk. They really need a break room or somewhere else that the staff that are not in a classroom can hang out.
The owner Jeff never even called me after this situation occured. I eventually went by the school to pick up my sons shot records for another school I was trying to place him in. As the front office lady (same lady who let my son leave with a stranger) handed me my sons shot records she becan to apologise again. I told her that I couldnt believe that Jeff had not called me. Jeff then comes out of his office and I tell him that he should have called me. I tell him how much I liked his schools and why I choose them and how sad and upset I am at how they lacked in handling this unexceptable situation. As I drove off I took a look at the records I was given and realise they are not my sons records. Are you freaking kidding me???? After all this, the front office lady messes up again and gives me records of another kids. The front office lady is not the only one to blame. My sons teachers know him, or at least should have known him, he had been going there for a while now but they still let him leave in the place of another child that was suppose to go. Drastic measures need to be taken so that this kind of situation never happens again.
I take my daughter here and they are nothing but great! I have no complaints and my daughter loves it here.
Treat your children with as much respect as you do the parents that pay your wages. They may be little people but they are still people. Helpless people, at that. When a child needs help----it's not brain surgery for you, as a childcare worker to provide that help!! If a child needs a perscription, provided by a physician...dispense at the times directed---not at your own selfish conveinence!!!
Fantastic School! – I am very disturbed by the first "commentary" written by iCiknow. Sounds like either a staff member wrote it who works with Ms. Sharon, or she "herself" wrote it, or someone close to this ms. Sharon wrote it. It is very one sided.
Having dealt with this school for a long time, I have seen every room at this school on many levels. From the infant room on up to the school age room.. staff work hard to meet the needs of all the children. The fact that this school is NATIONALLY ACCREDITED says a lot about this school as a whole. It is a joint effort on many given levels to meet such criteria. It can not be achieved by just one teacher in one classroom. The owners of this school have transformed it into a amazing atmosphere. Yes, there are difficult days. Who does not have a bad day at times, and what child is always cooperative? I have seen staff transform a difficult child into an amazing and productive child. I have seen children that have a difficult home life come to learn that hugs and love are good things. I have seen the level of communication that staff strive to have between themselves and parents. Kids First would not be as successful as it is with out a huge team effort. I could address each room and point out different teachers that have had an impact of my life in many ways.
***How about the infant room and how those teachers work hard to deal with so many little ones and meet their needs on so many levels.
***How about the Ones room teachers that have difficult and challenging behaviors but work hard to transform those little ones into happy and cooperative children.
***How about the Two's room staff that has a VERY successful potty training program, and work hard to prepare those children for when they go into the preschool room.
***How about those staff in the Preschool room that work hard to deal with challenging children. How bout how they work hard to build up self confidence and individuality in each child so they can become successful in many ways.
***How about those staff in the Pre-K class that work to prepare those children as they near entering our public school system for the first time.
***How bout the School Age Class staff that work hard to deal with so many children of all different ages to help and guide them as they each face different challenges in their own lives.
So as you can see.. this is an address to everyone as a whole because without everyone... this school would not be what it is. KIDS FIRST IS A FANTASTIC SCHOOL AND I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM THRILLED TO BE A SUPPORTER OF IT.
Breathe Calmly, You & Your Child will be @ PEACE with this TEACHER: 'Ms. Sharon' Pre-K- LEAD Truly Blessed! rest assured People! – I cannot say anything POSITIVE about the two's, three's & the after school program for this school but, If you have an age 4-6 year old child (PRE-K ONLY) and... If your LUCKY enough to get into the PRE-K class (Usually is a Waiting list for this 'TEACHER not so much the school but ABSOLUTELY THE TEACHER IS THE BEST! THE WAITING LIST IS I GUARANTEE YOU FOR ( THE LEAD - TEACHER = ' MS.SHARON' )You'll know her by her name-tag (Ms.Sharon Pre-K-Lead )the Pre-K Lead Teacher = Ms. Sharon) of course the ONLY reason I can WORK now is because I'm NOT a ' BASKET CASE ' of Nerves, Anger, Mistrust, and Guilt for my child being in a BAD situation (now a positive, happy filled, safe, fun-loving, learning environment! YOU and your CHILD are BLESSED BEYOND anything else & You will BOTH be at PEACE with the LEAD Teacher 'Ms. SHARON' DO IT PEOPLE! You can (I GUARANTEE THIS: trust this lead pre-k teacher with your most precious commodity ' YOUR CHILD - REN' If you truly Honestly want to wake-up, get ready for work, and breathe peacefully' then this is the ONLY woman In the Daycare industry that You can trust with your child/ren! When is the LAST time you were able to go to SLEEP, wake-up, and look forward to going to work? When is the last time your Baby / child said ( HURRY MAMA, I WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL, I MISS MS. SHARON, I want to learn! ) huh? Ill bet you can't remember when, I am correct aren't I ? DON'T WORRY.....BE HAPPY! I tell ya.....Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Pam <owner's> really knew what they were doing and truly 'HIT-THE-JACK-POT' when Ms. Sharon. Strolled on in and they hired her! 2 years is the amount of time Ms. Sharon has been @ Kid's First Pre-School and in this time EVERY SINGLE trouble-Making child has GRADUATED onto Public School from her Pre-K Classroom! EVEN the Trouble Makers are NO LONGER trouble! I KID you NOT, She cannot be PRAISED enough! Just Do It........ Now ! Happiness, Peace, Trust, Harmony & all around CONTENTEDNESS......Here You all go..You got it!
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