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LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: Five Star Center License (Care.com verified on 11/15/2020)
This business has satisfied North Carolina's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on North Carolina'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

Hours

Monday :
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Tuesday :
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Wednesday :
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Thursday :
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Friday :
6:30AM - 6:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Kindergarten
Additional Details
Summer care / camp

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability
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OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)

Ratings & Reviews

( 4)
Joy W
08/05/2020
I worked at this Center for roughly two months August to October in 2019 as the Cook and enrolled my daughter into the Preppers classroom. At first, the center seemed awesome with an empathic and professional management team but my experience with them has proved disappointing. Communication is not valued and issues were not always handled appropriately. I received an offer and was hired as the Cook, nowhere in my interview was I informed that I would be expected to teach other than maybe while covering a lunch break and I gladly accepted the position only to find out two months later with 3 business days notice that the former Cook would be returning from maternity leave and taking her position back as the Cook. The Directors obviously knew when she would be returning and assumed I did too though they never told me but waited until the week before to communicate with me while I was working that basically, I would no longer have the job that I was hired to do as the Cook and expected me to work in a classroom or as a floater, which I did not apply to do. Even after receiving praise for my work while there, I offered to stay on working in a classroom for a few weeks to give them help and me time to find other employment and childcare for my daughter, the Director informed me that that was not an option as not to have temporary people in and out the classroom (though I had already been working there already for two months and had met many parents that knew me by face and name) which put me in the position of having wasted two months getting my daughter familiar with teachers she would soon be leaving and me out of employment with less than a weeks notice, which as a working single mother trying to support a toddler in this economy, I did not appreciate whatsoever. I applied and was hired to be a Cook, not a floater or teacher. Therefore, I feel the professional and courteous move would have been to have a conversation with me well in advance letting me know the circumstances of the cook returning in a few weeks so I could have found other arrangements for myself and my daughter. The situation was handled unprofessionally to either cover themselves with little regard to others circumstances or simply a lack of initiative to find out and communicate what could be expected yet they expect the best from employees without reciprocating their own expectations. After weighing the pros and cons of staying, it was very frustrating but long term, the better choice leaving and pulling my daughter from a class she did enjoy on such short notice and most teachers at this Center are good teachers but the leadership they receive is a perfect example of why daycares have such a high turnover rate and unsatisfied teachers. I did not feel it was in my best interest to stay on in such conditions having spoken to a few teachers and seeing the ongoing interactions. I sincerely hope the Directors, Dia and Patti, change their work styles to better accommodate their workers who are all working adults and not just pawns to use. If you are considering working here, I would highly advise you to take time and look though the reviews on Indeed and Google first to get an accurate feel of the environment before wasting two months like I did. And if you are a parent, speak with the teachers personally and ask ALL of your questions ahead of time, not just taking a quick tour and before enrolling your child as I saw happening, read the reviews to get a feel of where you will be committed to for years to come. Money seems to be the bottom line, not the best interest of all involved and these are peoples careers/children. such as my former coworker Casey who also had a surprisingly negative experience with this center shortly after my departure. That's not to be taken lightly. There are quite a few other very nice centers in the area, one of which I am extremely satisfied with currently. Do not settle in regards to employment or childcare and understand that this review is not directed at the teachers in the center, more so the directors and management of the center. This is as candid a review as I can give as former employee and mother who had a child enrolled at TLC.
Casey
11/18/2019
I worked here since last Feburary as the infant b teacher. I loved my job and had a great relationship with all the teachers,parents and especially kids. However I recently got back in contact with my birth family and decided I wanted to move away. I gave the director a months notice to be courteous because I understand how hard it is to find teachers. As soon as I gave my notice. The director who once loved me had a very different attitude towards me. I was told by her that she usually doesnt allow people to finish working after they give a notice. Which yes may be a legal thing she can do. But morally. its not right. I was told I was no longer needed to finish out my last week. I was dismissed for no reason other then the owner suddenly putting her personal feelings towards the situation instead of professional. The teachers are great the administration is sneaky and speak badly about staff. The teachers work so hard and if anything is going on personally that may affect their schedule, they are easily dismissed. Or told they can easily be replaced. Like I was told that by the owner herself several times. What kind of good business treats teachers that way? I would like to add that I have posted this comment on the Facebook page and it keeps getting deleted.
Jessica V
01/06/2014
We've been with this center for almost a year and a half after switching from a center we were not happy with. We have loved every thing about TLE-Cary. They have an amazing curriculum, even for the toddlers! My child was born nearly 3 months premature, and he was completely caught up on milestones, including language/speech, by age 2. The staff (teachers, directors, and owner) are very approachable and genuinly care about your happiness with the center. It's obvious how much they care about the children with the activities they plan around holiday events. They make you feel like part of a family.

We love this place and would recommend in a heartbeat.
Caroline A
11/17/2013
I could not ask for anything more out of the people caring for my child. They have an incredible curriculum (yoga, soccer, Spanish, philanthropy...just to name a few), their employees are fantastic...each one knows my child by name and he is comfortable with everyone there. I do not worry for one second while I am away from my child and he is there, and that peace of mind is priceless (speaking of which, they are competitively priced for the area, and a value for what they provide). They are only closed on major holidays, which is important to me because I only get the major holidays off myself. I also get daily report cards on what and how much my toddler (who has been with the "school" since he was 3 months old) eats, what he does, and everything else I need to know for our evening.

As a working mom I always feel guilty about the fact that by the time we get home I don't have nearly enough time left to feed/bathe/play with my child and work on his development. But I know that he is getting everything he needs throughout the day, so while I still feel guilt, it's not as much as it could be.

I cannot imagine a better place for my child and my family.
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