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Grace Lutheran Pre-School5
Posted August 26, 2014
- a parent
LOVE LOVE LOVE this school! The best feeling ever after dropping off child is knowing they are safe and cared about by teachers and staff. This school really loves what they do! They have a wonderful structure and learning program however they can improve on food. Overall I love this school and would send my second child!
My son started coming to Grace Lutheran in Summer 2010. The school was recommended to me by a friend who had her daughter there. She had raved about the school while my son was at another preschool. My son came here after the previous preschool (not in Glendora) raised their rates unexpectedly. I have been content since and my son has adjusted well since his first few months back in 2010. The school has kindergarten with only 12 students to one teacher. The school also provides lunch at no additional cost which saves me time in the morning. Miss Sally is an awesome Director and knows every child and parent. They do lots of arts activities which is great for developing important motor skills. The Pre-K teachers and Kindergarten teachers are excellent. You can tell that these teachers care. The school also provides a sports program, ballet and gymnastics program (extra cost). These providers come to school so you don't have to drive somewhere else. The kindergarten program here also prepares students to enter Glendora public schools which is good as well.
I took my child out of this school because twice I walked in and saw her getting hit repeatedly by a student who was trouble to many children but for some reason, they kept him in. The supervising teacher wasn't the least bit interested in my concerns, saying it's what two year olds do and never made an attempt to stop the assaults or comfort my child. Also, it has too many children per teacher, so one on one time doesn't exist. And there is zero security. No one checks who is picking up the children and I've had friends who had people not on their approved lists pick up kids with no questions asked. On the bright side, I think they have a good curriculum and keep the schedule at a pace where the children don't get bored. Another plus, no sand or wood chips in the playground. I would give another star if there was better supervision.
Our twins attended preschool at 2 yrs and 9 months. The teachers at Grace have been supportive and has shown great dedication for the well being of the children. The director Miss Elliott has been hands on and understanding with our challenges as parents. Our twins look forward to going to school and are happy to be in school.
I chose this preschool because it worked best with my work schedule, and it was one of the less expensive schools in Glendora. It turned out to be better than I imagined! My daughter is 2.5 and loves it. The staff is very caring, especially the directory, Sally. I wish I would have sent my older daughter here for preschool! I wish I had more feedback, or a parent-teacher conference, but at least I get daily reports and the teachers are available for short chats.
First of all, the director, Sally, is exceptional. She is warm, friendly and bends over backwards to accommodate reasonable requests. The staff all seem to be very good with kids and seem to like their jobs...I'm sure that Sally has something to do with that. It's by no means perfect, but it is a good school. It still is probably too academically oriented for my tastes, but some parents really like that (in which case you'd probably rate it a 4, not a 3). I do wish that they would have parent conferences and a way to gauge your child against developmental milestones--like the ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire) or something like that. But I am confident that my child is safe, learning and happy.
This is a top rate preschool. I am thrilled that I got so lucky as to get my 4 year old into this school. We were moving here from Florida and I had to find a school without being here. When I called they were so wonderful, even willing to hold a spot until I arrived a month later. I could have changed my mind when I got here but why would I do that....The director of the school knows every child and every parent. She really love the children. My child's teacher is also wonderful taking time every day to fill you in or to just chat. You really feel welcome. My child is learning so much and will really be ready for kindergarten next year. Check this school out, you won't be disappointed.