United Children's Learning Academy/noho Preschool - North Hollywood CA DAY CARE CENTER

5949 LANKERSHIM BLVD., NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91601
(818) 655-9600
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: United Children’s Learning Academy is an independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Our mission is to create a school community that inspires children to realize their full potential, while providing a safe and nurturing school environment. To support our vision, we bring together principals, teachers, and parents who are passionate about education. Together, we provide the best possible learning environment for our students.

Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 70
  • License Number: 197418035
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: DAY CARE CENTER;
  • District Office: L.A. NORTHWEST REGIONAL OFFICE
  • District Office Phone: (310) 337-4333 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Type Inspection Dates Reports/Citations
Other 2018-06-20 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Complaint 2018-03-09 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION REPORT
Inspection 2017-03-30 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Other 2017-02-10 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Inspection 2016-07-06 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Inspection 2015-05-29 FACILITY EVALUATION REPORT
Summary 03/30/2017, 07/06/2016, 05/29/2015 Type B Citation: 2;

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Reviews

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suzanne D. Jun 18, 2014

I know that a lot of parents love this "school". This was not even close to my experience. Most of the parents I met there are okay with the fact that their children do not receive therapy, they just wanted them to be there. That is 100% their choice.

This "school" has a California daycare facility number. The California education dept. does not know of this "school". school district offers VERY few inclusive programs. My son attended the therapeutic program under this umbrella school. and during the time he was there, NO THERAPY OCCURRED during his enrollment. school district and the therapeutic program he was in cannot produce evidence of service, more than a year later.

For all of the safety cameras, finger print machines, the school district, the "school" and therapeutic program he was in cannot produce a log of people that had access to my son. They know 100% who comes in and out. They have to buzz them in. This makes me feel like there may have been people who had access to my son that was not qualified. This scares me. They cannot provide a log of people that had access to my child, even though they control who comes in and out with a buzzer. They used school shootings and security when they pitched the school to me.

During a new parent meeting one of the owners of the "school" pointed at me and then told everyone in the room I had a special needs child. It was a new parent meeting, not a special needs meeting. I had not met some of these people before. I wanted them to see my son, not a special needs badge walking through the halls.

We asked several time but were not given a cell number or a list of people who might stay with our son should there be an earthquake or natural disaster. Our son is non verbal and VERY athletic. If he ran away, it would be a very slim chance we would find him again.

If you have a special needs child, it is better to be enrolled through the therapeutic program under the umbrella school funded by the school district. Then you have the state and school district policy and procedure protection. Otherwise, you're going to a private school and they can run it however they want. Feel free to ask the school district what regulations (staffing credentials) a NPA under an umbrella school must have. They don't get to have a title because they say so....

You also cannot get kicked out of the therapeutic program. There is a process that the school district must follow. I heard, "if you're not happy with the program...." to many times to count. Then it was followed up with the administrator telling me that this was not the right program because they can't give me the answers I need. A year later and no school record, no therapy. Ummm... I have heard of several parents that left the school because the behavior component was no there.

If you love the school but don't think therapy occurred, ask them for evidence of service. If they can't provide it for every session, etc. then register a complaint with the California Dept. of education and ask them for compensatory time. The state is going to look at what was "lost" and try to offer you weeks. (Watch out for taking $, the hours are better). You don't need a lawyer to do the above. You can also choose what Non public agency you want. You just have to be firm and tell them what you want. Write all requests. Have school stamp date reciveed on your copy and initial as well. Then you have written proof to send to the state.

You may not have the same needs as I did. You may not have the same wants as I did. So, none of this may apply to you. You may love the school and want to continue but think, what now? Just tell them what you want to change and how you want them to do iit. Know when you are working together and when you seem to be on your own. Get it ALL in writing. It isn't the mistake that is the most important, it is how you can learn and move on. Take the time to really sit down and figure out what you need and how to get there. Give people an opportunity to change and to help and then know when to walk away.

I wish that none of this happened. I gave everyone multiple opportunities to come clean, to be human. The therapists that worked with my son, I understand are still within that establishment.

It looked like a great "school", but I needed honest professionals to help my son, not just super nice or super helpful people.

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My My Jan 13, 2014

If I could afford to take my 2 year old here, I would love it and I would possibly give it 5 stars!!! Unfortunately, I can't!! That's the reason for the 2 stars. Seems like a great place to take your kids. It's just sad and unfortunate that you have to be rich in order for your kids to be able to be exposed to this kind of learning environment and experience!! You can basically pay rent for what this place charges and I just think that's sad and unfair!! ALL children should have the opportunity to attend here! Not just one's who's parents can afford to pay $1,500 a month for tuition!! It's not like this is located in Beverly Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks or a city like that!! It's North Hollywood. I'm sure there's more people here who CAN'T afford your rates than who CAN!! Again, just my opinion!!

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Lucy Jun 21, 2012

Wonderful school with great teachers, modern technology,and security.

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