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Navywife 3 --- 7 years ago -

Truthfully, How is the cdc at cherry point?
I have an AS in early childhood ed, and work at a learning center, where my son goes now. So I may be a little picky when it comes to the choice of centers,

But since Im looking to change careers, I'll need to go back to school. Therefore, may need child care. Not sure if the cdc is a good choice or if I should wait until a friend of ours is also stationed there & have her be our nanny?? 

Tartol --- 7 years ago -

I have a 2 year old daughter who I started taking to the CDC hourly and within 2 weeks she started to scream when we would pull in the parking lot. I know some people like it but we didn't. I did talk to the teacher and she acted like she didn't care. I don't think its a bad thing to be picky. I know I am. I worked in 2 daycares back home and I know that if a child is not happy in that class or with that teacher something is wrong and something needs to change. I hope this helps you and good luck! 

Jersey Girl --- 7 years ago -

I've never used them but I hear it's pretty good.

My opinion is this: If after say 2-3 weeks my kid is still crying when I leave, I won't be leaving him there anymore.

Let your little one be the judge ( if they are old enough). 

JHarp --- 7 years ago -

I worked there for two days. I was a "floater" going from room to room. Before moving here I was a toddler teacher. I had my own class, knew the kids by name, knew their allergies, food likes, etc... but when I started working there it was much different. I would walk into a classroom where I didn't know any of the children by name or anything about them and I'd do this in each room. I'd rather have my (future) kids get used to a person being around them taking care of them knowing them instead of having random people come in and out all day. But that was my experience. I have no children of my own. 

FlamingoLuver1 --- 7 years ago -

my son goes there twice a week for their preschool program. He loves it! He dose still have fits about not wanting to go but it comes and goes. His teachers are really good and they are always there. It takes some children a lot longer to get use to being in a new place without mommy or daddy. You can go take a tour every thrusday at i believe 10am. 

a2814837uu --- 7 years ago -

I worked there for two days. I was a "floater" going from room to room. Before moving here I was a toddler teacher. I had my own class, knew the kids by name, knew their allergies, food likes, etc... but when I started working there it was much different. I would walk into a classroom where I didn't know any of the children by name or anything about them and I'd do this in each room. I'd rather have my (future) kids get used to a person being around them taking care of them knowing them instead of having random people come in and out all day.

There are regular caregivers assigned to each room. Floaters are used to give the regular caregivers breaks and to act as a substitute should one of the caregivers need to go home or call in sick. Once you are assigned to a building, you do get to know the kid's names, likes and dislikes, allergies etc. You would not get this from working a mere two whole days at the CDC. 

JHarp --- 7 years ago -

You would not get this from working a mere two whole days at the CDC.

Like I said that was just my experience. 

LdyDi --- 7 years ago -

Both of my kids go there. It took some getting used to, as I was a stay at home mom for the first years of their lives. But they like it and have both learned a lot from being there. Their teachers are good. I follow up with them all the time and track my kid's progression. Sometimes I'll monitor them from the surveillance videos. I haven't had any issues. I feel like my kids are safe at cdc, whereas with an inhome daycare or nanny, I wouldn't. That's just me. 

Navywife 3 --- 7 years ago -

Thanks everyone! :) 

ihateshoes --- 7 years ago -

My daughter has NEVER had a fit or not wanted to go. She gets really excited to go. I dont think its top notch education but its great for socialization and some basic things if some children still need practice on that. we lOVE her teachers 

Little Miss Knowitall --- 7 years ago -

Boom,

How do you know this?

There have been drug users, people who steal, etc working there. Drop babies from changing tables, etc.

Unless the drug use, stealing is on a criminal background, NO employer would know about these incidents. 

Jersey Girl --- 7 years ago -

Maybe she knew someone who worked there? 

Ja Ja Jacky (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

She makes it up as she goes. 

a2814837uu --- 7 years ago -

If your at least gonna post this, post something that states what it is you do there, that YOU know so much about it.

There have been drug users, people who steal, etc working there. Drop babies from changing tables, etc.


Well boom for one I usually lurk on this site. I have noticed you are quite the keyboard warrier on here and seem to like to stir the pot. I usually don't care what nonsense some of the users (including yourself) put on this, but I do hate bad info. I do like the good info that you can find on here as I am not from the area.

Now....I am a caregiver for the CDC. That seems quite obvious for me to know that much about it. If there are those employed as you stated above then they have never been caught. You get a local and a more extensive background check to be able to be employed working with children. The CDC takes the safety and care of all children there very seriously. You would be surprised how quickly one can be fired for not doing their job properly. 

Little Miss Knowitall --- 7 years ago -

No place is perfect. 

Jersey Girl --- 7 years ago -

No place is perfect. 

Pfft.. 

Rawr --- 7 years ago -

I'm perfect....



Lmao! 

a2814837uu --- 7 years ago -

Yes, you can begin working there without the background going through yet. You are not allowed to be alone with any child until it comes back clear. If it comes back with anything unfit on it, yes you can be terminated immediately.

There are drug abusers both prescription and illegal everywhere. The very people we all trust our lives with. (medical personnel, pilots etc.) That is a risk we all take in our day to day lives.

Oh...and "sweatheart" I never said the CDC is perfect. I also never claimed to know everything (but pretty close, ha, ha), but I do know my job and what goes on around me. The CDC is a pretty darn good place to take your children to. The good far outweighs the bad. My only complaint is working with so many women as it can get a bit catty, but there is great love for the children. 

a2814837uu --- 7 years ago -

Oh...and Navywife, sorry to throw the thread off. I believe the CDC is a good place. Call them and ask to schedule an appointment with one of the directors from any of the buildings. They can answer so many of your questions regarding the curriculum, scedules, rooms etc. They can also give you a tour and you can decide for yourself if it is a good fit for what you are looking for. 

~*MarLa Singer*~ --- 7 years ago -

CDC- So my daughter is transitioning from the daycare into the PreK program and I am VERY pleased. The teacher is just as wonderful as the teachers she has in the daycare program! The curriculum is structured and fun, and the classroom is out of this world awesome.

That is all. 

~*MarLa Singer*~ --- 7 years ago -

There have been drug users, people who steal, etc working there. Drop babies from changing tables, etc.

Where, when, who?

They do extensive background/drug screenings, etc to work at the CDC. I know because I am applying there.

You've never even BEEN IN the CDC, so take your rumors and shove them.

I have one child who I CLAIM unlike some people who lie about how many children they have...ANYWAY I am very particular with who watches my child, her activities, etc. If the CDC was dangerous or if there were dirt bags working there she would not be attending. 

VA g --- 7 years ago -

My son went there and he did not like to go to daycare when he was in full time but that was not something they were doing wrong.. He had social anxiety. He would cry going to the CDC but then would cry not wanting to leave!

As for different teachers. The only time I saw floaters in my childs room was when one of the girls needed a break. Otherwise it was the same women every single day. 

~*MarLa Singer*~ --- 7 years ago -

Otherwise it was the same women every single day.

Yes this, or if they were short handed, they need to have so many teachers for x amount of students, but the floaters are supervised by one of the main teachers that is always in the classroom. 

Little Miss Knowitall --- 7 years ago -

Let's just consider the source - JHarp and Boom.

JHarp has minimal work experience ANYWHERE.

Boom, well, nothing needs to be said there! 

VA g --- 7 years ago -

Let's just consider the source - JHarp and Boom.

JHarp has minimal work experience ANYWHERE.

Boom, well, nothing needs to be said there!



lol :D 

JHarp --- 7 years ago -

JHarp has minimal work experience ANYWHERE.

I wasn't trying to be nasty. I was just telling my experience. I was just putting in my input like everybody else. 

~*MarLa Singer*~ --- 7 years ago -

What made you quit if you don't mind me asking? 

JHarp --- 7 years ago -

What made you quit if you don't mind me asking?

I loved working with the kids but before I had moved here like I said I'd had my own class of kids and loved it. I just felt so impersonal and I didn't like bouncing from room to room. I know you can work up to being a full time teacher but I guess I didn't want to wait. Another reason was we didn't have a vehicle at the time so if I had a set schedule it would have been easier for me to get to and from but I was "on call" and I couldn't get there on such short notice. It really did seem like a good place. I was just stating my feelings. I didn't want anyone to take it wrong. 

~*MarLa Singer*~ --- 7 years ago -

Ooh I see, yea not having a vehicle would make that hard, for sure. 

~*MarLa Singer*~ --- 7 years ago -

I was just asking because I am applying there since it's like two seconds from my house and my child already attends school there. 

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