Interplay Child Care Center - Pittsburgh PA Child Care Center

1400 S BRADDOCK AVE, PITTSBURGH PA 15218
(412) 371-6255
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: At Interplay Child Care Center, our mission is to embrace and empower all children regardless of their physical, mental, or emotional abilities. Because children with a wide range of talents and needs are actively learning together, the world of potential within each child unfolds. By encouraging collaboration among staff, parents, and community agencies that offer a wide range of services, we provide a nurturing learning environment that supports each child’s individual growth.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 53
  • License Number: CER-00091390
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: CCIS of Allegheny County - City
  • District Office Phone: (412) 261-2273 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Reviews

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Becca N. Aug 06, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I took some time to reflect before I wrote this, because I hate leaving public reviews, but I can’t in good conscience let other families walk into this place without a warning. I have had my daughter at Interplay for 3 years, it has been a rocky road, to be sure, but the price and proximity to our house kept us there. In that time, we have seen 4 executive directors, 2 interim directors and a host of staff changes. The current director is by far the worst and the atmosphere has changed from simply unprofessional to downright toxic. She appears to have set out to purge the center of any staff members who disagree with her (which seems to correspond with the best staff members she had) and seems to be replacing them with the worst “teachers” I have ever seen. My daughter began coming home with signs of emotional trauma as a result of one of these staff changes, and I noticed one of the teachers in her room being inappropriately belligerent with the children. When I witnessed her humiliate and degrade a special needs child in front of the rest of the class I decided that I needed to report her behavior and my child’s emotional distress to the director and ask for an intervention. That was, apparently, an enormous mistake. She assured me that she would take this seriously and get back to me on a number of points and then proceeded to completely ignore me for 3 weeks. When I tried to hold her accountable for this, she launched into a tirade of insulting me and my child and refused to acknowledge any of the issues at hand, saying she had decided there wasn’t a problem and was basically not accountable to anyone. Meanwhile, I had spoken to other parents who had been witnessing the same changes in their children’s behavior and had also witnessed this teacher being inappropriate. Our fight continued sporadically for about 2 months until she kicked us out of the daycare for bringing my child in for half days because we were afraid she was being abused and later admitted (in writing) that it was because I criticized her. I found out after the fact that we were not the first family she has done this to. My heart is breaking for the kids still stuck in that room and I felt I had to share this for any parents considering placing their children at this center. My child is now happy and well-adjusted in her new center and I can’t believe we put up with as much as we did in this place. It is worth it to pay a little more for something much better.

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