We love this school. My daughter started there when she was 20 months old and she will go to Kindergarten this Fall. I found the teachers warm and inviting and what my almost 5 year old knows is amazing. She is independent and confident - just how I want her to be before she goes off to public school! Also, btw my daughter is already reading due to all their phonics works. Thanks Fountainhead!
For all you parents out there. Be aware of this school. Don't be fooled by there facilities and location. Which I have to said it lookes vary nice. It is the quality of the teachs that count. My 3 year old daughter start this school at January. Then we have to pull her out of this school after 2 month. My mother, grandmom, help picking up my daughter everyday after school. But one day grandmom saw the treatment my daughter got from the teacher is totally unacceptable to her and us. At end of each day, Teacher nomally sing song and have all the children sit down to form a circle. But for some reason my daughter was standing on the side crying. Then the teacher pull and force her to sit down on the floor. My doughter still crying and got no comfort fom the teacher at all. Then the teacher went on to keep singing louder and louder with her fake smile on the face. This is an vary ugly scene. I report this to the principle of the school. At the time when I reporting this incident to the principle she was keep saying "It is unlikely her school teacher will do such thing." I was totally disappointed she already reject my report without any investigation.
I like the school and the teachers a great deal. I am growing very concerned about the lack of parent involvement since there are no avenues for them to become involved. There are no activities planned for parents - just orientation before school starts, then teacher conference a couple months in with no followup until the end of the school year. Nothing social for parents to get to know each other other than a picnic in the classroom at the end of the year. Parents are longing to meet other parents and that is why they are standing outside talking after dropping their kids off or picking them up. If the facility is not big enough for a BBQ or picnic, why not plan one in a local park. What other ways are there to get parents involved? Allowing them to help out in the classroom or reading to the kids.