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Old 01-22-2008, 03:19 PM
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We're moving down to the Marietta/Roswell area later this year and went to visit a few daycares/preschools last week. Creme de la Creme really seemed the best. (We also looked at Primrose, which seemed just a step above KinderCare and Primary Prep Academy, which was ok). Can local residents tell me if Creme really is the best? Worth the money? Are there others we should look at? Our kids are 1 and 3. Ideally, I'd like them in the same location. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:10 PM
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Look into Goddard School. My kids have done extremely well in their preschool.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:22 PM
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It has been several years since I tried Creme de la Creme, but my conclusion at the time was a solid "NO" it is not worth the money. The administration may be a bit more polished than some other centers, but the day to day staff is on the same caliber of most day care centers. Some fantastic, loving caregivers and a few ladies who need to find a new line of work. My biggest gripe was over uniforms. It seems very developmentally inappropriate to have toddlers and preschoolers wear uniforms. This is an age when they are supposed to be learning independence and dressing just like everyone else is contrary to that goal. If a three year old wants to wear a Batman costume to preschool - go for it
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:17 PM
Location: Atlanta
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NO I moved them from CdC to a Discovery Point.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:30 PM
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Depends on what you're looking for. In terms of a daycare, I have found it to be one of the better ones. They keep the student teacher ratio down, and the turnover of staff (and students) is better than a lot of other centers. They also offer more programming than other places and the children get to move around the school more (rather than just staying in one room all day). Also, at least among the intown centers, it is certainly more expensive, but it is not as big a difference as people thing (that pricing by the week can be tricky). However, if you're just looking for a preschool, I'd look elsewhere. The pricing (I think) really only makes sense if you're staying all day and there are plenty of great preschools.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:30 AM
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Thanks, all. To clarify, I'm not just looking for daycare/babysitting. I really do want my kids to be in an active learning environment. Happy to spend the money if they really will be engaged and challenged and enjoy their time.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:43 PM
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Still not sure you mean you're looking for all day care or not. If so, I think Creme fits the bill. My daughter has been going there for over 2 years and knows more than most other kids her age and loves the school. She has been very upset that she'll have to move on in a year or two!
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:42 AM
Location: Alpharetta, GA
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There are many other church organized pre-schools that perhaps offer schooling that is less packaged/marketed than the leading commercial day care centers. My children when to Northbrook Methodist in Roswell. It was a really good experience for them. It was an "accredited" preschool when most church schools seemed not to be. There is always a waitlist to get in, but once one child gets in all the siblings get in automatically.

For our youngest, we moved her to Kids R Kids for her last year as part of the Georgia Pre-K program...that means free! It was really just babysitting though. Northbrook was soooooo much better.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:51 AM
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No. Plenty of wonderful preschools in Atlanta with nurturing teachers that don't rob you by charging an arm and a leg. Just because milk is served in china goblets doesn't make the milk any better...get what I'm saying?
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:38 PM
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Hi, and thanks for all of the feedback. Yes, we are both executives and need full time care in a highly educational yet equally fun setting. Yankeegirl, can you tell me which Creme your daughter is in? We visited the one in Marietta. And also one in Roswell, which I think will be too far away.
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