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AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE
In Business Since:
1978
Total Employees:
11-50
Credentials:

Please check directly with the business for information on licensing and credentials.

Program Details
Type:
  • Child Care Center/Day Care Center,
  • Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K),
  • Kindergarten
Philosophy:
  • Developmental (Play-Based),
  • Academic
Languages:
  • English
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1-8
Program Capacity:
168
Cost & Availability
Classroom Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Preschool $215 per week 6
Toddler $240 per week 1
*availability last updated on 02/12/2016
Offerings
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Half-Day (Morning)
Half-Day (Afternoon)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
Payment Options
  • Personal Check|
  • Cash
Ratings & Reviews
(3)
Randy
03/27/2020
My daughter never wants to leave when it's time to go home
Sandra
03/24/2020
Love this place. The staff is wonderful and treats the kids with love and respect. Beautiful old building.
Chris C
01/18/2020
On Friday, January 10, 2020 between approximately 5PM and 530PM I personally witnessed the Director of Dove's Nest, Linda Najarian, holding a child in what can only be described as a human straight jacket for a prolonged period of time. Director Najarian forcibly held the child's wrists across the child's body while the child cried and screamed, "Let me go!" This restraint occurred for minutes, not seconds. It happened in the main office while parents, teachers, and other children passed by and into the office. I can only imagine the humiliation the child must have felt. I had stopped into the office to discuss a change in the "sick child" policy and Director Najarian tried to have that conversation with me while holding onto the child. Another teacher eventually came into the room and calmed the child down without force. On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 an entire classroom of kids were taken on a walking field trip through Rockland without parental knowledge. We were not given notice despite our child having a signed form on file stating that we must be given notice and consent prior to removing our child from the building. We like the teachers at Dove's Nest and our child has many friends within the school. These issues at the school have only started recently with the addition of Director Linda Najarian. After a short email exchange we requested a meeting with the President of the facility, Beatrice Borden, in an attempt to smooth over the trust that is being eroded between parents and the administration and it was refused.

This is a messy situation because it involves the facility that we trust with the care of our child. Until recently, we have had no reason to question that trust. Our child enjoys attending the preschool, has many friends, and is only months from entering kindergarten. However, between what I saw and the last line of the most recent email where it seems as though we are being threatened to move on or sever ties with Dove's Nest, we feel like we are being brushed off despite some serious concerns. It isn't like we are being picky about peeling paint or misspelled words in the handbook.
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