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St. Eugene's Cathedral Pre-School5
Posted April 07, 2013
- a parent
I couldn't disagree more with the most recent comment. However, I do respect the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So let me share mine. I currently have a preschooler attending St. Eugenes and had one attend a couple of years ago. Yes, there is a difference with the attendance. There are more children now, which is a positive sign of a thriving program. Consequently, the director had to hire more teachers. I believe all the teachers are wonderful. They are caring, confident, and credentialed. Most preschools aren't as fortunate to have the majority of their staff credentialed with many years of experience teaching at the preschool and grade school level. I feel very confident in this program. I am very happy with the experience my kids have received at the preschool and the grade school for that matter. I hope that you read these opinions, but I urge you to set up a meeting with the director and form your own conclusion. You will not be disappointed! Great school!
I would not recommend this school! The preschool is too small for the amount of children that are enrolled. One of the teachers is great the others are not. The director has done a good job in recruiting new families but a terrible job in making sure the staff can handle the additional students. Gatherings that parents are encouraged to attend like the prayer partner picnic are unorganized without any thought given in making sure your child's prayer partner is even there. As a result it is a meaningless activity. Definitely not worth the tuition.
We love this preschool! All of our children attended from the age of 3 and then followed on to the elementary school (which we also love). The staff is loving and professional and my children thrived during their time in the program. The entire school community is very welcoming and there are many opportunities to get involved.
We love, love this school..our son went to preschool here for two years before moving on to the elementary school and we are extremely happy with our choice. The Director and staff of the preschool made us feel at ease leaving our precious child with them. There is plenty of opportunity for volunteering in the classroom so I experience first hand how loving, caring, nurturing, fun and experienced my sons teachers are. We would not of sent him anywhere else!!!!!
Parents beware: Unless your child is practically perfect, don't even bother enrolling him or her. I researched a number of Preschools in the area, finding St. Eugene's to be by far the cleanest, brightest, most "classroom like" Preschool in Santa Rosa, that I could find. 4 days in though, my thoughts changed. The staff is nice enough, not overly friendly but certainly kind for the most part. I just don't feel like they have the skills to nurture and guide a young child with love yet firmness, that is coming into a new situation. I spoke with my sons Pediatrician about the Directors concerns that my young son "could not even sit for circle time", and that he wouldn't "stay still during nap time". First thing his doctor asked was if the director had been working in childcare for long. Obviously not. I understand the his immaturity was a disruption to the other children, and that wasn't fair. But really, 4 DAYS IN???? Change is hard for everyone, no matter how old or young they are. And this program does not offer the support that a young one needs to get through that period of transition from daycare to preschool - not in the slightest!