The PREP School of McKinney

5317 W University
McKinney, TX 75071
5317 W University, McKinney, TX 75071
469-215-7737 469-215-7737

The PREP School of McKinney

5317 W University
McKinney, TX 75071
5317 W University
McKinney, TX 75071
469-215-7737 469-215-7737
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In business since: 2013
Total Employees: 11-50

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Program Details

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$191/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.
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Ratings & Reviews

( 1)
Kaitlyn
08/29/2022
When our child began attending the PREP back in 2021, we were amazed with the quality of directors, teachers, and care that our son received. We were greeted when we came through the door, no matter if the administration staff was on the computer, in the office, etc. My son enjoyed coming to school. The administrators knew his name, our name, etc., and really made a point to make him feel special. He loved coming to school, and his infant 1&2 teachers (Ms. Hailey) were/are absolutely amazing. Their communication with parents was fabulous, and we always felt at ease knowing our son was in the best of care while we were at work for the day. Seeing as my husband and I are both teachers, we withdrew our son for the Summer since we were both home.

Fast forward to August 2022 when we re-enrolled our son, there was a quick shift in not only the atmosphere at PREP, but our son's attitude about attending school. The only member of the administration that was still there when we returned was Ms. Jeanie, who we absolutely LOVE. She has a true heart for children and knows each child by name, as well as the members of their families. She was always the first (and probably only) of the current administration who would check on our son if he was upset in the morning. The remaining administration is impersonable and I feel like had no idea who my son was.
The biggest complaint my husband and I have had is the fact that PREP does not consistently inform parents about when their child is hurt. There have been a few instances where our son would get hurt, and we wouldn't find out about it until the following day (if even). There was one instance where I picked up our son, and I noticed a horribly dark and swollen bite mark on his wrist when we got home. I know that this is an extremely common occurrence of children his age, however, my issue is with how it was handled (or lack thereof). My husband had to call the PREP to find out what happened, and spoke with one of the administrators at the front. She had no idea what had happened, and had to call our son's teacher to get more information. Come to find out, our son had been bitten that morning by another student and they had failed to "give us the incident report". I'm not sure why this wasn't reported to me when I picked up my son for the day, but instead I was told by his teacher that "he had a great day". To this day, we were still never given an incident report. Biting is a HUGE issue at this daycare; our son was getting bit almost every single day, and he is still sporting a bruise from a horrible bite on his arm he got a week ago. The communication regarding our child's well-being while at this school was concerning and unacceptable. I honestly do not know how well the children were being monitored, because there were many instances when my husband or myself would pick our son up and the teacher wouldn't be paying attention to the students.
Another subject of concern for my husband and I is the sanitary precaution/food preparation. We were sent a photograph of our son where they had slapped a piece of cheese directly on the filthy table; no plate or napkin in site. My issue with this, is that A: he was eating off of a table that was dirty with germs AND/OR B: he was eating from a table that had cleaning solution on it. There were a few instances were food portions were an issue. One day they placed an entire burrito on his plate and didn't bother to cut it up. My one-year-old does not have experience with eating portions this large and this posed a severe choking hazard for him. Then, instead of cutting it up into bite sized pieces for him, they threw it away and left a comment that he did not eat. My child does not skip meals, he loves to eat. He just didn't know how and they chose not to accommodate my one year old and expected him to eat a full burrito on his own. From my understanding, it is an expectation that they are to cut up the food into acceptable pieces for him to eat. We had mentioned this to the staff before, yet they were still giving him pieces that were too large, and posed a choking hazard.
During our son's last week at PREP, he developed a horrible diaper rash- the first time he has ever had diaper rash since he has been born. They consistently failed to put the diaper cream that remained in his daycare bag, ALL AUGUST, until it was too late. Our son is still in excruciating pain, and is still on the mend from their negligence of applying diaper cream, which is also an expectation.
Teachers (and administration) are fleeting from this place at an alarming rate, and I think that says something about how this daycare is ran. I have also spoken to many different parents who are becoming frustrated at how things are now being ran at PREP as well, and have began looking into other places.
Please, save yourself (and your child) the heartache of this terrible place, and find somewhere that will love and take care of your child while you are at work.
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