Review: Apple Academy
Jocelyn Ex parent

Orlando, FL

#21 May 10, 2010
Do not send you children here. I have recently removed my children for several reasons. The most important reason was because my child told me the teacher pulled her hair. I spoke with the director Markee, the owner Tanya White, and the executive administrator Doris Sierra. Doris assured me that the teacher would be removed from the facility, but she wasnt she didnt get so much as a write up. The owner advised me that she conducted an interview with my child & she (my child) confirmed that the teacher pulled her hair. This was the last straw. My children have since been removed from the facility due to this. I will say if you work dayshift and your a parent of a child between the ages of 2 1/2yrs-3yrs your children are in good hands with those two teachers. But i still wouldnt recommend it
Former Parent

Orlando, FL

#22 May 10, 2010
I wouldnt recommend this childcare facility to anyone!I currently have a DCF case open with the facility, as well a a police report for battery on my child. The teachers have neglected to change my child's clothes as well as diapers & they always come home with dirty faces. I've found out from a current teacher that most of the teachers there do not have the documents required to work in the facility
ex worker

Orlando, FL

#23 Jul 2, 2010
I personaly think the facility is a nice place but given to the wrong person in which her name is Tanya White she is a ghetto....bitch that deserves the worst in life she treats her staff like shit and exspects the best out of them."To get respect you have to give respect'.also she is money hungry and over charges parents and rips off her employees.MRS.N A great teacher with a good personality,MRS.Francis is a toothface Bitch that is lazy as hell she needs to just go lay down some were and Go to sleep.Mrs.Rosa your a good teacher.MRS>Karen bout time u retire from Apple dont u think? Mrs.donna too.so the rest of you still presentat apple good luck and the new employees LEAVE>>>>> >>>>>.......... Dont waste your time its a very cheap place and not well maintained there is lots more i can say but i will leave the rest for YOU to find out and keep the remaing to myself confidential Sorry.
ex worker

Glenwood, FL

#24 Jul 14, 2010
my experience working over there was the biggest mistake in my life.because i thing bitch gettho tania white alias dawm ass does not know how to write her own name,but she thinks she can be people boss.she rips people hands same like she steals her own employer hours.if the daycare was for mrs.doris that will be a good facilty,because she's very an educate person.also,tania does not educate enough to open a daycare and to meet with people.because she's a dawm ass ugliest bitch,and she's not profesional.parents,listen to my advice dont put your baby to these daycare they abuser,they beaten,they pinch,they hurt,they might be even a killer to u don't know. please don't sometimes i saw with my own eyes what they do .tania said what happened inside stay inside.
Dissatified Former Parent

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#25 Aug 12, 2010
THIS CHILDCARE FACILITY ONLY CARES ABOUT MONEY! They carge you for everything from the mat your child sleeps on to uniform shirt (that's required) for $17 each. They even charge you for a book so the teacher can write what your child needs (wipes, diapers, supplies etc.). They never have anyone's balance correct. And most of the teachers are not certified! Now this was told to me by a teacher who currently works there. They neglected to change my sons diapers & my children always came home with dirty clotheson. I have reported thi to DCF. I would not recommend ths childcare to anyone!! I could go on and on about the problems I've had but that will take too long. From my experience here I would keep looking
Jessica D_VPK Teacher Aid

West Palm Beach, FL

#26 Aug 17, 2010
Hello Apple Academy Parents and Ex-Employees,
I have read all of the comments and could not believe what I was seeing. First of all Ms. Doris is so sweet and educated I worked with her and she knows her stuff!!! She could run the whole center if she wanted to. The comment about the teachers being "uncertified", I can not speak for them, but I can for myself. I have experience with childcare since freshman year of high school and I am now currently working on my last year of college. I have all the DCF requirements and my national Child Development Associate (CDA) along with college credits ( feel free to look me up!). So I am very "certified". Every daycare has there own story...and this is mines....deuces!!!!!!!!!!
Frustrated in Lake Nona

Deland, FL

#27 Sep 24, 2010
I wish I would have found this website before I had enrolled my 3 month old daughter in Apple Academy. Fortunately, my daughter was never cared for by any individuals there because they closed down before she started. I arrived at Apple Academy the Friday before my daughter was supposed to start and I was informed that they were closing and I needed to find my daughter a new daycare. We had never received any calls letting us know that this was happening but they sure didn't have a problem cashing my registration check. So there we were, Friday afternoon having to find a new daycare for Monday. I have since called the other Apple Academy location multiple times about when we are to receive our registration refunded to us and all I get is excuse after excuse after excuse. I don't know how unprofessional one place could be. Not only do they completely put the screws to us by closing with NO notice but now they don't seem to want to refund any money that is due to us. I'm planning on showing up at their Florida Mall location on Monday with a lawyer.
ripped off in lake nona

Ocala, FL

#28 Oct 1, 2010
My children attended the Lake Nona location for a year. It was a good facility with caring staff. However, in August, it came to an adbrupt end when they posted a sign stating that they would close in three days!!
I had a weeks worth ($300) of tuition in my account at the time. Needless to say, after a month and a half of debating with Tanya White, I have yet to see my money. I have been given every excuse in the book and have been told different stories every time I call (they can't even keep them straight)!
Legal action seems to be the only option at this point...
Frustrated in Lake Nona

Altamonte Springs, FL

#29 Oct 15, 2010
ripped off in lake nona wrote:
My children attended the Lake Nona location for a year. It was a good facility with caring staff. However, in August, it came to an adbrupt end when they posted a sign stating that they would close in three days!!
I had a weeks worth ($300) of tuition in my account at the time. Needless to say, after a month and a half of debating with Tanya White, I have yet to see my money. I have been given every excuse in the book and have been told different stories every time I call (they can't even keep them straight)!
Legal action seems to be the only option at this point...
Hey, I'm thinking of filing a class action lawsuit against them for the money they owe us. Would you be intersted in filing? Do you know of any other parents that have not received their money back?
VERONICA

United States

#30 Nov 19, 2010
My child loves this place. As long as he is happy, learning, fed, and safe, I cannot ask for anything else. All that other drama... lets be honest, all work places have drama. There is no perfect place in the world and I can accept that. But overall, I find Apple Academy a great place for my children.
MoM407

Orlando, FL

#31 Feb 24, 2011
This "childcare center" is bittersweet for me. Because I love my daughters teachers, but the payroll dept. either double charges, over charges or flat out charges fees that are not due. The turnover rate of the staff is incredible here. I have seen several teachers come and go. Several of the teachers have told me personally that they are not getting paid by the director and as a parent that is something I should not be told. But obviously the staff is frustrated. I recently payed for services I never received and no refund was given. I have no problem paying for services that I actually use such as tuition and extended care, but not just so the director can put gas in her car. If you take your child to this location stay on top of all your fees and keep your receipts. I would rate the care of the teachers for the students 5 out of 5 stars!
SO IF YOU HAVE MONEY TO BURN TAKE YOUR CHILD TO APPLE ACADEMY!!!
Naomie

United States

#32 Jul 19, 2011
My niece attends this facility and she is in love with it. Whatever they are teaching her they are doing a good job. She impresses me with her vocabulary everyday. I am a current employee at a childcare facility where doctors send their children and there is always drama no matter where you go. I feel that as long as the children are learning and happy and the teachers are doing their jobs that's all that matters. All of that extra stuff is really unnecessary.
Krystal

Oviedo, FL

#33 Jul 26, 2011
My children attends apple ever since they were born, 3 years later I can say that they have learned a lot. They are speaking spanish and they are doing sign language. I had to buy the program home just so I can keep up with them. I read all the postings and I just can believe them. My children are happy, I am happy in the environment that they are and they just love the teachers. They have an open door policy and they close late, what else can I ask for..........
Lourdes

Orlando, FL

#34 Jul 28, 2011
My daughter attended the VPK program in this day care and she is doing great in the elementary school, the teacher was very caring and provided her with everything she needed for kindergarden. The school is very clean and the girls in the front always helped me with all my concerns. The hours that they are opened helped me go to school and finish my college degree, while my baby was well taken care of... For me its a great school, thanks to all that work there and interacted with my child. God bless!!!
AAmommy

Oviedo, FL

#35 Jul 29, 2011
I have a 2 year old son that attends Apple Academy in Orlando, FL and he loves it. throughout the house I can hear my baby singing songs that his teacher has taught, in SPANISH! Thanks to the nurturing and caring teachers at Apple Academy, I can proudly say that my son is POTTY Trained!

Whenever I enter the center everyone is smiling and so happy. The office staff is always so helpful and professional. I am glad that places like this still exist.
potential client

Ormond Beach, FL

#36 May 21, 2012
wow after reading some of these comments from the employees, ex employees and parents, I am afraid to send my children here. I toured this daycare and I was impressed with it I must say. Now I am a little nervous at best.
x worker and parent

United States

#37 Sep 26, 2012
To start staff is excellent!...management. sucks Tanya so called. A caring. Owner for children. Gives. 2 shits about the kids or staff she is money hungry that when kids. Get sick she makes us keep them and not call parents. The daycare is what u call a nice cover with a horrible. Story! I really. Wish parents would. Do research before. Submitting. There. Children. For. The price. There is cleaner and better this place is a dungeon. Don't place ur kids here trust my word
Stephanie

Tallahassee, FL

#38 Sep 27, 2012
I totally disagree with that comment. Why do you think the staff is EXCELLENT!?!? Tanya, is the Executive Director, and whenever I have an issue I call her directly and she fixes my problem--which is unusual because she is A FULL TIME LAW SCHOOL STUDENT. My child has been at Apple since he was an infant. He is going to public school next year and I dread the moment he has to leave. HE WILL HATE IT. I Wish ALL child care places had Management that cared like Tanya.
x worker and parent wrote:
To start staff is excellent!...management. sucks Tanya so called. A caring. Owner for children. Gives. 2 shits about the kids or staff she is money hungry that when kids. Get sick she makes us keep them and not call parents. The daycare is what u call a nice cover with a horrible. Story! I really. Wish parents would. Do research before. Submitting. There. Children. For. The price. There is cleaner and better this place is a dungeon. Don't place ur kids here trust my word
Rosaline

Tallahassee, FL

#39 Sep 27, 2012
HEYYYY, I am an employee and just heard about the comment against Tanya--WHAT DOES THAT PARENT HAVE AGAINST TANYA? How long did she attend the facility? Tanya kept no children, she only made sure that all the staff did their jobs the way they are suppose to. She is strict and as an Instructor with Apple--Im ok with it because I know that she is strict because she cares.
x worker and parent wrote:
To start staff is excellent!...management. sucks Tanya so called. A caring. Owner for children. Gives. 2 shits about the kids or staff she is money hungry that when kids. Get sick she makes us keep them and not call parents. The daycare is what u call a nice cover with a horrible. Story! I really. Wish parents would. Do research before. Submitting. There. Children. For. The price. There is cleaner and better this place is a dungeon. Don't place ur kids here trust my word
terrible place

United States

#40 Dec 7, 2012
Apple Academy is the worse center I have ever entered in my life. I WOULD NOT SEND MY DOG THERE AND DEFINITELY NOT MY CHILD!! The price may be right bur you will pay for it in the long run!!!!

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