Windham >Kid's Zone
FInd another Child care. We've had 2 children at CDC. At first things went well. They had good staff and the kids were happy. Then the staffing turnover began. "Teachers" came and teachers went. We began to question whether the kids were being adequately supervised. We dropped in several times (unannounced) and found the kids watching TV or playing nintendo not outside during beautiful weather. This certainly isn't the "Montessori" method that we expected. We also had them there for the summer camp. We reviewed the camp field trip list and the kids thought it'd be fun to be going to all those events. We later found out that the camp field trips all changed after we registered and paid our bill. Many of the field trips were re-scheduled to the local Dundee Park instead of going where they promised - Sebago Lake, Range pond, Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, etc. The kids were heart-broken, They ended up going to Dundee twice a week for most of the summer. We did get some of the field trip money refunded to us but that wasn't the point. We expressed our concerns to the owner but she didn't seem the least bit interested. SInce their van wasn't working well they'd also to make several trips back/forth to Dundee. They'd take a group of kids leave them with teacher and run back for another load. They also asked parents to help out and shuttle kids on these trips. We've talked with many of the staff. Only a couple are still there and things have gotten worse not better. The ones who did leave tell us they really tired to make things work but got tired of the owner. My kids were sad when their friends parents pulled them from CDC. We guess we were a little slow to recognize things were going down hill that fast. We certainly can't recommend CDC given our experiences. The good news is that there are several other options in Windham. Our kids are doing well elsewhere and met some of the their friends who also left CDC earlier
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