My little boy takes many music classes, art classes, playgroups and we have had great experiences with them all. Unfortunatley the staff at Free to Be Under Three is very unprofessional and downright rude!! we waited to get into his first class for months. we got in and then we signed up for another class. The staff gave us such a run around, never called us back, told us the classes were filled, basically "tough luck" and dismissed us. I heard this kind of stuff from other moms and reviews but never thought it would happen to me.. it did, when i asked to speak to the owner, they said he wont speak to customers! wow! so I had the worst experience after talking to a staff member on the phone who unprofessionally dismissed me. Go somewhere warm and loving!! Hope this helps.
The reason for no variation in class, is for your child's benefit, not our (as parents) entertainment. Yes we as adults do get a bit bored, but my daughter has been in these classes since she was 8 months old, and I wouldn't question putting any of my children in the program. The repetition they use, makes the children comfortable in the environment, and you should see my little girl's face when she knows that Elmo is about to come around giving kisses. I have also seen the reaction of some children who get upset when the repetition is changed. As I said, we as adults might not have as much fun, but its obvious that Joe (the owner) cares more about the kids.
We took this class for 2 semesters because I bought into the hype. My daughter seemed to really enjoy it, but I'm not so sure she learned anything from it. Tanya was a wonderful teacher- warm and engaging- but I have heard that she left. We have much preferred other classes.