Review: Apple Academy

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Clermont, FL

#1 Jul 1, 2009
I am a former empoly. of apple. I was let go just before i was to recieve my benfits.I was given the reason that they were out of ratio, even though I had the most exper. and time in the location as a caregiver. After checking my pay stubs I found they had under payed me for my time by at least 8hr. and have charged me for items I had payed in person with cash. They have been passing me back and fourth for some time in hope that I would let it go. Shortly after I was let go current empoly's told me they had hired two more worker even though they have the same number of children not even a month after I was let go. I will not be bullied over a matter of a few days pay.I have been wronged and all I want is what is owed to me so I can move on.
concerned teacher

Clermont, FL

#2 Jul 1, 2009
I was also an ex employee of apple, parents if you choose this daycare be aware your paying for inexperienced teachers and directors,your money is their future and your children WILL be treated with the utmost disrespect.If they treat their staff (the people who take care of your children)like crap imagine how they would treat your child.
Dissatisfied Parent

Orlando, FL

#3 Jul 14, 2009
I would not recommend anyone to send their children to Apple Academy. It is not worth the money, nor your child’s time. The management struggles to keep the facility staff with qualified teachers. Every few weeks, there is a new teacher in the classrooms and no notification is sent to parents to formally introduce this new person. Additionally, the teachers that are not terminated are usually downgraded to another position. Was that person ever qualified? Hmm…makes a parent wonder. There’s always a new receptionist that doesn’t know how to manage the front office, particularly the weekly payments. There seems to be tension between the staff members, and I honestly believe there will be a riot in the near future. I am not a racist person, but after close observation, it appears that some, not all, of the Hispanic individuals did not get along with the other races of people. For that reason, I do not trust any of the staff members. If you are a parent searching for quality education for your young one, please disregard this facility.
Happy Parent

Melbourne, FL

#4 Jul 14, 2009
I loved the childcare facility. They taught my child sign language. It is Great watching my 1 year old, who can hardly speak, communicate with me in sign language, that she is hungry. IT WAS AWESOME.

Mrs. King
Tiffany Blake

Melbourne, FL

#5 Jul 14, 2009
Hey my child is currently in attendance, and we are on the computer together-- I love the summer camp program. Because of Apple Academy, my child was able to see the premier of Happy Potter on a Tuesday instead of on Wednesday with everyone else. Also, my child had an option to go and spend a week with his Aunt in Jacksonville and he chose Apple Academy instead. He is crazy about his Aunt and cousins. I figured, it was because the children stay challendged and entertained the entire time they are there.
Upset Parent

Clermont, FL

#6 Jul 31, 2009
Parents beware. Apple Academy is the worst preschool I have ever seen. The teachers aren't certified or qualified. The hispanics and blacks are always tense among each other,and the atmosphere is awful in that school. The school has a majority of non-english speaking teachers, how in the world are you teaching my child english when you yourself can't speak the language. I chose the school because I really thought it was a good school after looking at the website. Ha! what a joke. Parents please be careful, and do a full inspection before enrolling your children. This place is all for making money without giving a hoot about your children. VERY IMPORTANT!!! MAKE SURE THE DIRECTORS HAVE THEIR DIRECTORS CREDENTIAL, VERY VERY IMPORTANT. IF THE DIRECTORS DON'T HAVE THEIR CREDENTIAL, HOW ARE THEY DIRECTING THE SCHOOL? GET IT? THE SCHOOL HAS NO DIRECTION. PARENT'S BEWARE!!!!
Upset Parent in Orlando

Clermont, FL

#7 Jul 31, 2009
Hey, my child was attending apple academy and it was horrible. The school has no direction at all. Oh! maybe it's because the director doesn't have her directors credential. The teachers are not certified or qualified. The children aren't learning because, did I mention the teachers need to go to school, get an education, then come back and try at it again. Parents beware.
Angry parent

Daytona Beach, FL

#8 Feb 9, 2010
in the span of 4 days, the "caregivers" left my 18-month old in a wet diaper ALL day such that she developed a yeast infection with bacterial overgrowth, per her doctor's exam and conclusion, as well as, let her get fire ant bites all over her feet from the playground (danger of anaphylaxis in toddlers). My daughter also had unexplained scrapes on her nose. No one could tell me what happened. They also LIED to me about all of their caregivers having background checks. For the longest time, they were on probationary status with DCF, which i discovered when I had to report them for neglecting my baby, and the owner told me that the DCF inspections of the place were just DCF mistakes and those reports will be deleted. She is a complete idiot. The owner's previous line of work was in the "cash-advance" business. They have no interest in providing quality child care. They are about making money.
Current Parent

Cocoa Beach, FL

#9 Feb 16, 2010
APPLE ACADEMY IS THE WORST CHILD CARE EVER!!!Please do not send your child here. My children are currenly enrolled. Ive hadh several problem with this facility mainly with my weekly balance. Anytime i catch up wit my bills they add some kind of BS "fee" on top of what i already pay too much for. The ENTIRE staff is incompetent! Nobody know what their doing including the director Tanya White. She's the worst of them all. I have 4c & im approved for night &weekends, my kids are there less than 10hrs which is the max. after my kids have been there almost a yr the director says now i have to pay by the hr after 6pm, the amnt i have 2 pay for those fees i the same as my wkly tuition for 2children. Beides never keeping my balance correct the teachers are rude & ghetto, how can they teach my children manners if they themselves dont have them. They have the 2yr old teacher named "Ms. Donna"& omg if i ever see her when im not with my kids we will fight without a quetion. This facility is very exspenive but not at all worth it. The teachers are lazy. Oh yeah and the staff also has their boyfriend inside the facility once the front desk person leaves but the night parent arent allowed back there with their own kids!!!
current teacher

Lexington, SC

#10 Mar 26, 2010
This comment is for current parent. first let me address the phrase ghetto that you so improperly used. if you take the time to reread what you wrote, you will see alot of mispelled words and improper usage of your vocabulary. now to address DCF please be very careful when stating they told you that the center was on probationary license because thats not true. the staff has nothing to do with that...usually that is obtained before you hire your staff.
current teacher

Lexington, SC

#11 Mar 26, 2010
I have a problem also with the slander you commented about ms.donna....first off let me say i have trained many of teachers and found that people tend to come in this field thinking its easy we have curriculum.upset children and parents. we are nurses.caregiver. teachers.counselors.and friends 8 to 9 hours a day; it comes with the job. oh lets not forget sometimes surrogant mothers. I have never in 26 years seen such a loving staff in one facilty like this one.
current teacher

Lexington, SC

#12 Mar 26, 2010
Just a suggestion if i was a unhappy parent i would never jepordize my child/children.s safety if i even thought the facility was horrible. Last thing to address the night shift was secured from parents....all classes because we had parents taking diapers or other items from hard working parents when they entered the classes at night to pick up their child's belongings; not because teachers had their boyfriends there. I really would suggest that you address the real problem you have.
recent ex employee

Lexington, SC

#13 Apr 3, 2010
Alot is going on at this center...let me start with ms.doris the so call ignorant excutive administrator....big joke....she doesnt have a clue how to run a center. she is ms. tanyas flunky... she gives wrong info to parents. if you are working up front with her and know what you are doing she will get jealous and you wont have a job after awhile. she seems more concerned with her home life than her work. everytime you look around her ugly boyfriend is there. the poor staff checks bouince.
recent ex employee

Lexington, SC

#14 Apr 3, 2010
they sit and speak in spanish about the staff and say bad things. one day she was slandering a worker to a parent the parent came back and told me what she said. i continued to act professional but it was hard. she talks horrible about ms tanya the so call owner....cut parents rates without tanya knowing then when parents are upset with why they are being charged the regular rate she acts dumb. tanya dont have a clue. parents please beaware this center is for profit only. and ex coworkers...the real dedicat
recent ex employee

Lexington, SC

#15 Apr 3, 2010
Dedicate teachers...just will use initials...msk. u dont need to be there you really love the kids and they pat you on the back and slander you behind your back.wanted to tell you so bad when i was there. parents always gave you excellent comments they wasnt going to tell you...dont want to give you credit and forget the raise. ms. i you are a christian woman and have great ms d well we had our words before about you just sitting in the game room...u belong there....doing nothing....
recent ex employee

Lexington, SC

#16 Apr 3, 2010
Ms r and francis...well i think doris give you alot of credit you dont deserve....and hide the fact that several parents are unhappy with you. ms. n in the bay room you are great. keep it up...just at another facility. parents i know its alot but just remember if the head is all screwed up and dont care about your kids...the staff not all is too. doris find something else dont care about the kids or staff and you dont give a da.... about the parents.

Clermont, FL

#17 Apr 21, 2010
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hello everyone, I am the Executive Administrator for Apple Academy; it is sad that a person making such remarks hides behind an ex-worker title and doesn’t dare to publish their name. It is more disturbing that the information provided is not accurate and very unprofessional. I would have to agree in the fact that not only Ms. R and F (as you call them) get a lot of credit from my part, but in fact, all of them have my support and gratitude for being great assets to the company and to our kids. I brag about the fact that our kids get the tools they need to excel in their academic path because of all of them (my teachers) yes Ms. N, R, F, D, K, I, C, L, C, and J… that everyday have the privilege of making my kids (who actually attends the school) and your kids learn and grow with the specific skills they need for the age group they attend.

I also agree with the fact that my home life is important (family is the center of all) If I don’t care for my own family how can I care for others, I would not go any further in my comments since the writer is not worth it, but I will conclude by saying that all of my employees, parents and children that attends my academy knows the caliber of work that I perform and the dedication that I provide them even after hours in order to make them feel that their kids are being secured, loved and care like one of my own.
Current Parent

Cocoa Beach, FL

#18 May 10, 2010
This comment is for current teacher. Let me advise you that this letter is for all of the parents who are considering this childcare facility.Even if my comment had typos the point is this is NOT a good childcare facility. The fact that you responded shows that you were offended by my statements. If you are the type of teacher that cares for the children then you wouldnt feel the need to reply. Now you take a moment to reread this.
Current Parent

Cocoa Beach, FL

#19 May 10, 2010
I have a problem with you addressing something you know nothing about. This is not slander Donna told me that she was goin to neglect my child im speaking true facts I have no reason to lie.Also just because you train the teachers doesnt mean they follow just as you trained them.
Current Parent

Cocoa Beach, FL

#20 May 10, 2010
My children have since been removed from this facility, & if you read you would see that i said the teachers have had their boyfriends/fiancee's in the back when i as a parent cant come in the back to get my children. Also the people that were taking diapers were the lazy night teachers. The use one childs diapers & wipes on all the children.

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