Magical Beginnings River Academy - Middleton MA Large Group and School Age Child Care

16 River Street, Middleton MA 01949
(978) 729-2585
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Magical Beginnings River Academy is a Large Group and School Age Child Care in Middleton MA, with a maximum capacity of 110 children. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information: Provider First Licensed on: 09/18/2017. Financial Assistance Accepted:Other.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 70377
  • Capacity: 110
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Languages Supported: English, English
  • Type of Care: Full-Time and Part-Time;
  • Current License Issue Date: Oct 07, 2019
  • District Office: 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, 3rd Floor Lawrence 01843
  • District Office Phone: 9786819684 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Tim Donohue

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Chris Feb 10, 2020
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

The owner and administrative staff are very unprofessional and disrespectful. They do not care about your children, they care about making a profit. My 2 children were there for 2 years. Everything was fine for the first 1.5 years. Then there was a revolving door of teachers in one of the rooms and chaos ensued. All the parents noticed changes. We asked for a meeting when we noticed changes in our son's behavior during the teacher changes. The owner admitted that they put an inexperienced teacher in the room which caused the problems and said "Well its hard to find qualified people with what we can pay them". After that point my son continued having problems. We had 2 more meetings and nothing was ever done to help. Their suggestion was to bring an iPad from home so they could give it to him when he was having trouble. The other problem was that the older class has kids from 2-5 years old in the same class. The older kids have no real curriculum to get them ready for kindergarten. We were told that we "try to put the older kids together for an hour a day" but we found out this happens more like once or twice per week. After my son was sent home for acting out I called and asked why. I was lied to by the administrator who obviously didn't speak to the teacher about the cause of the dismissal. When I followed up with an email, I was again blown off when trying to get to the bottom of it. After I sent a 2nd email with no response, my wife went to pick up our other son and was brought aside, handed our other childs belongings and was told that we were no longer welcome at the school and they were going to call the police because of the emails. Meanwhile they are currently adding a new room to the school. If they "can't find enough qualified teachers" to fill the classes they have, then why are they so worried about adding more rooms? There are much better options out there than this school, especially for kids getting ready to enter kindergarten in the next year or so.

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