K. asks from Frankfort, IL on April 27, 2006
J.B. answers from Chicago on April 27, 2006
i am a mother of two, 4yr old girl and an alomost 3 yr old boy. when i was looking to put my kids into something like what you are doing i called around and mary searswas not only a little pricy, they where rude and uncaring to me on the phone. the person i spoke to sounded as if i was wasting her time. if someone can act like that to another person my thought was how will they treat my kids? try your park disctrict, they always have activities in the summer and it is cheaper. hope this helps.
L.M. answers from Chicago on April 28, 2006
I have not heard any good things about the New Lenox location. A friend sent her son there and did not like it, she said that they were cleaning all the time but not paying attention to the kids. Another person told me that she went to visit while her toddler was there during the summer and when she went to the playground outside the caretakers (teenagers) were sunbathing and not watching the kids. A few other moms have also said they did not like it or the management for various reasons.
S. answers from Chicago on April 28, 2006
Hi - my name is Sue and I live in New Lenox - I sent my son to Mary Sears from 3 months till 15 months, then, quit to stay home with him and my new daughter. I had many problems with Mary Sears - from extreme diaper rashes; to:they lost my son, and were surprised that I showed up only to find him alone in the bathroom. My son was bit, hard enough to bruise and they weren't going to do anything about it -till I pushed for a resolve. They had a poor tracking of supplies by child (wipes), my son went there 2 days a week and one week I sent 80 wipes and after 3 days, they asked for more. Just nonsense things like that - was glad when I left! Sorry this is so negative, I know that some people love the place - not me! Hope this helps! Sue
S. answers from Chicago on April 27, 2006
I don't really know anything about Mary Sears however, I send my daughter to a place called Little Blossoms. It's right off of 191st and LaGrange by Mr. Benny's. We live in Frankfort also and it is very convenient. They have a summer program. My daughter loves it there. I really can't say enough about that place, it's absolutely wonderful. They are extremely professional, it's clean, and they do tons of fun activities too. Feel free to give them a call, the woman's name is Judy. The number is ###-###-####. Good luck!
B. answers from Chicago on April 27, 2006
I am a licensed in home provider who heard former employees from mary sears talking about how bad it was. we were at a seminar. did you consider a day care home or do you prefer a facility?
A.W. answers from Chicago on April 27, 2006
My children do not attend classes there but, I did however look into it about a year ago. I know they have a summer camp but, I'm unsure of the hours. If I'm correct they have school hours and also daycare hours. I thought it sounded great but, I couldn't pick my kids up in time. If you haven't gone there for a tour yet - check it out. They have a pool in the back as well, as long as you give the OK.