Children's Country House

2821 Santa Rosa
Altadena, CA 91001
2821 Santa Rosa, Altadena, CA 91001
626-798-8083 626-798-8083

Children's Country House

2821 Santa Rosa
Altadena, CA 91001
2821 Santa Rosa
Altadena, CA 91001
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Licensed (Care.com verified on 7/22/2021)
This business has satisfied California's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on California's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Kindergarten

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$275/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)

Ratings & Reviews

( 2)
Ekaterina L
02/16/2018
Due to the move we have to switch our daycare that we grew to love so much. The least I can do is to leave a review so maybe some other kiddos will get so lucky to be a part of it.
One of the least expensive daycares in Pasadena (Prices in 2017: $375-$895) Trust me, I've looked. It's "one of the best kept secrets" in the area - very few people know about it, so it is pretty much recommendation based.
A PONY, 3 GOATS, a BUNNY and a DUCK!
It's like a little farm! Children can feed and pet the animals and on occasions even ride a pony (with a helmet on, of course lol)
BIG PLAYGROUND
Spacious and Green backyard with swings, slides, scooters, cars, tricycles and trees. It is located on a very quite little street in Altadena.
TEACHERS
Here is a little story. My daughter got expelled from the fancy and way more expensive Montessori San Marino pre-school at age of 2y8mo. I was told i needed to hire an additional person to shadow her while she is in the daycare! What?! What am I paying you for? In Children's Country House never have I ever heard teachers complain about her behavior. And I know she requires a lot of attention. Maybe a little more than others. Teachers just did their job. In 8 months of being in Montessori San Marino she learned 2 words: "look" and "bye". Only 1 week in Children's Country House - and my daughter was counting to 10! Her english has improved quickly and drastically. Teachers here speak clear english to children. They discuss with kids every little thing: whatever toy they bring in the morning, whatever patterns and colors they are wearing that day, whatever activity they choose to do while playing outside. The best part is that I feel like the teachers are genially interested in communicating with children. A good teacher is a calling from birth. And they are Very good.
My daughter is always excited to go to her daycare and takes a long time to be ready to leave in the evenings. This worth more than a thousand words.
Oxana B
08/24/2015
First time my son was attending Children Country House for 3 month in Summer 2014. He was 3 years old diagnosed with autism. The director of the school, Debera was aware of that and she kindly accepted him saying she already has an experience with this type of kids. The problem with my son - he has speech delay, doesn't usually participate in group play, has hard time paying attention to the teacher and might be aggressive to other kids if they bother him. During the school year he attends special education class in Webster Elementary public school. That summer time in 2014 went so well, so we decided to return to this school for another summer in 2015. This time Debera asked me to pay registration fee $125 again, although she promised in 2004 not to do it if we return. She was not able to find our file and asked me to do paperwork again. We agreed that he will be attending from June 8th to August 18th. No copy of agreement I received. I was paying monthly full time $895 for two months. On July 30th I asked to give me total for the August (I estimated for myself about $230 - from August 9th to 14th - decided to cut the time for Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th). Already in August I got a surprise note from Debera, saying that she had been hiring a special person for my son in order to put him for the nap and want to charge me extra $250 for the time he already spent plus half of the month (she forgot I was paying since 8th day). Nobody told me about "special person" hired for naps and always when i asked how was he during the day - both teachers (Rebecca and Nancy) were saying, he is fine never going to details. I was frustrated, called Debera, we had a conversation, she was apologizing that she forgot to tell me about "extra" care and eventually decided to pay that "extra" because it I needed that one more week to keep my son in his school and didn't was to disappoint Debera. Once I brought a check for $478.75 ($250 extra care and $228.75 for one week of August 10th to 14th) a few days later on August 8th, she gave me another notice, saying that my son was such a trouble so she (instead of calling me again) paid $50 to one more person to watch for him! I was upset and said I was picking him up last time and never return, asked to return my money for the week of August (it was August 8th) and she said I owe her even more. I politely reminded her about all my payments and amounts and asked to look more carefully and left. Than I was calling her 2 times every other day to remind to look into my payments, eventually she agreed to send me a check by mail but didn't say the total. I hoped it should be at least $200.
On August 22th eventually I got a letter from Children Country House with words "during the summer I (Debera) spent about $400 of my own money to hire people to help with him (my son). We don't refund money when people take their children out of school".
How come it is $400 already? Why she never told me before hiring extra persons? I feel hoodwinked. I doubting all her words, there is no evidence of third persons hired into school for that purpose (my friend's son also a student there, she picks up her son earlier and she never saw anybody besides regular teachers watching for my son). Also no reports were from school
that my son "socked two teachers and bit two kids", I was informed about that in the last letter, written on August 15th. Besides that, ones in July he returned with a huge bump on his forehead, no report was about it and no teacher saw what had happened, another time with deep bloody scratch on his leg - again no report and no witnesses.
I'm very unhappy with my experience in Children Country House, I would not recommend anybody to have business with their director Debera.
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