So a few months back there was an incident at a local daycare center. I was SHOCKED at what happened, and if you heard about it I bet you were too. Well I am so glad to tell you that the daycare has been sold and is NOT CONNECTED with the old owners AT ALL!! I had the chance to meet with the new owners of Fontainebleau Children’s Academy and I was really impressed. Sara and Matt have experience in the business and already own Old Mandeville Preschool (which has a 5 star rating). They purchased the preschool last year and when they heard about all the problems at their newest spot, they knew they wanted to jump in and recreate a SAFE, EDUCATIONAL, FUN space for your child!
I took a tour and was very impressed with the way things are set up! Each age group has it’s own area. There is a “cafeteria” (kitchen) where kids will be served fresh meals based on things that they will eat! If you kiddo has allergies? That is no problem. They are allergy friendly! I also took a tour of the outside (where the pervious incident occurred) and the problem was remedied. I have also heard (and saw some pictures) that the old owners allowed their employees to have their phones on them…so guess what they were doing all day?! Yup, you guessed it…checking their phones. Under this new ownership, there is a no phone policy while with the kids. There is an awesome quiet break room though, so when staff is on break, they will be able to attend to their personal business. Speaking of staff, the new owners did NOT keep any of the old staff. They decided to clean house and begin fresh. They told me they were quick to fire and will be slow to hire. They want to teach their staff how to be the best at their job. There is constant monitoring of the kids. The playground area will ALWAYS be staffed with teachers that are watching the kids! I know this should go without saying, but you would be shocked about what goes on at some of these places. Glad to know that at this facility, they are already aware of this and intend to make sure they stay on top of it!!
Each classroom area of the facility is geared towards a specific age group. Kids will move up based on age and development. The owners are very educationally focused and they have a state approved curriculum. They also have library and tech time built in as well as a Spanish immersion program. The classes are broken down into different ages/ developmental levels. There is a young infants room, older infants room, 1 year olds (which will actually be split also), 2 year old, 3 year old and Pre-K. The Pre-K will practice skills to ensure the child is successful in Kindergarten!
The weekly tuition rates are as follows…Monday-Friday (open 7-6) for infants will be $209, for 1 and 2 year olds will be $179 and for Pre-K 3’s and Pre-K 4’s will be $159. For Mon, Wed and Fri 1 and 2 year olds will be $139, 3’s and 4’s will be $119 and for Tues and Thurs 1 and 2 year olds will be $109 and 3’s and 4’s will be $89. Weekly tuition fee includes meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks), in-house field trips, music and movement program, spanish immersion program, culinary arts program and naturally derived cleaning products. There is also an annual registration fee of $200. The registration fee includes craft supplies for the year and a Fontainebleau Children’s Academy shirt. **BONUS** As a special for our readers, mention you saw it here and you will get 50% off of the Registration fee!!
Now it’s time for the Giveaway! Win one week of Free Tuition by answering what most excites you about this new facility! Please leave your comment below (on the blog). The winner will be chosen on Friday Aug 11, 2017.
68480 Hwy 59
Mandeville, Louisiana, LA 70471