Preschool | Methodist | 90 students |
Corkran United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten in Temple Hills enrolls 90 students. It accepts 2 to 5 year olds.
This preschool has an average Community Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 18 school community members.
School is great and your children will be reading, writing and well adjusted. But your voice and goals for your children will be limited by school leadership and staff bias. They push the private school options after departure from their program. They go out of their way to discourage considering good public school options throughout the county; they provide no information about public school options. PGCPS, although a hemorrhaging educational system, does have some very strong magnet programs and comprehensive elementary schools. Also, they do not provide a closing acknowledgement for the 4 yr olds that are departing for kindergarten (an entry point for elementary) b/c according to the director, some how honoring the 4 yr olds that will enter kindergarten at another school, undermines the graduation ceremony of the kindergarteners. Go figure! I thought loving and supporting all students in their educational journey was a priority for the community. Little contradictory things like this are pervasive within this wonderful Christian environment! My children got what was needed and glad we are gone!
Mine and my children's Corkran Preschool & Kindergarten experience has been awesome! I cannot say enough good things about the school and the staff! Both of my children attended this school and came home smiling every day! They learned so much from the wonderful teachers at this school. You can tell they REALLY care about your child and your family. It is a fun learning environment and my kids were so better off socially. We still return every year to participate in their Annual Walk to support both the school and the church. It is an older school but that just shows they have strong ties in the community. And every time we go back they have continued to make improvements. If I do decide to have any other children I will definately be sending them to Corkran! Go see for yourself and you'll feel confident you have made the right choice for your child accademically and socially.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Corkran! The staff is kind, caring and empathetic to the needs of both the children and parents. As a parent with multiple children here over the years I have seen the building being improved each year. It is an older building but they have kept it up very well. The academics are very age appropriate and gives the right mix of what the children need. Overall I would recommend Corkran to any family looking for a great school!
Great Experience Overshadowed! Experience was great as kids are reading well, nurtured & cherished by staff and are physically & socially well-adjusted like parents giving school 5's --academics excellent, activities age appropriate. However, goals for my childrens' education as well as for the overall benefit of the school have received gentle benign indifference. Suggested enhancements to curriculum that were constructive & inclusive were quietly dismissed or indefinitely deferred. So I equate our experience like that of eating a bowl of chicken soup during the winter months. It is nourishing, warm & filling! Kids learn, grow & flourish. But like soup if neglected it can become cold, distasteful and spoil. Experience has taught me that engaging school leadership can be cold & distasteful and spoils the school spirit. Comments are stated to recognize that a community is made of its faculty & staff as well as its parents & students. Parents should be heard, included, & enabled to be successful w/ educating their child thru the school's ability to be flexible. Corkran must support & value parental input by creating a process for systematic action to implement improvements.
My third child, who has been here since he was two years old, will graduate this year. Corkran has allowed all three of my children develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Most importantly, the staff has encouraged and supported each child s personality and not tried to mold them to fit in a box. The children in the classrooms are close knit and support each other through the learning process. A family oriented atmosphere is evident when you first walk through the doors. The teachers work closely together and follow each child s progress through the preschool years. I have seen all my children acquire the educational skills and self-confidence needed to achieve in their subsequent school. I have seen preschool programs in various private schools and I do not believe I would have been satisfied anywhere else. Not only do they emphasize writing, reading and math skills, they encourage social and community responsibility. My fourth and first graders remain friends with several of their former classmates and they all maintain the excitement for learning that began at Corkran.
THIS IS THE SCHOOL YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! I am the Mom of 3 children and all three have atteneded Corkran! You won't find a better school around then Corkran Preschool and Kindergarten! You cannot compare the staff to any other, these teachers and office staff are the best, most engaging, patient, kind and loving group that I've ever meet! You can tell they TRUELY LOVE the children and their jobs! Each and every person that enters the doors of Corkran are treated and made to feel like family. The instruction and education the children receive in unmatched. The children that move on from this program are MORE prepared then most to enter the new schools! Corkran is recognized by both public and private schools in the area and children are gladly accepted into their programs. I would say that if you are in need of a Preschool or Kindergarten program you should check Corkran out fast before spots fill for the school year! I am sure you will love it as much as my family has!
Both of my children went to Corkran from the time they were 2 to 5. The teachers and staff treat all children and parents as if they are family. The school is such a warm, caring environment. The children feel safe and loved. I would recommend Corkran to anyone looking for a preschool or Kindergarten. The BEST you will find in PG County!
Look no further! Our family is fairly new to the area and were looking, without much guidance for a good private school in the area. Corkran exceeded all of our expectations. It is everything a preschool should be. Intimate, involved staff and parents, happy, kind all the while OVER preparing your child for his or her school career. More, the value for the price is phenomenal and unbeatable in this area. We started our daughter in the 4s program and she just completed a wonderful and memorable kindergarten year. Look forward to starting my 2 year old this fall!
for a completely over-analyzing worried about EVERYTHING new mom, this school was a saving grace. I was more in tears the first day than my daughter was - and the staff & principal were completely understanding and supportive (they were used to dealing with the seperation anxiety of both child AND parent). My daughter had already learned quite a few of the "goals" for her agegroup when she started pre-k at Corkoran. I was so relieved to see that from day one, her mind was nurtured as much as the rest of her. We STILL keep in touch with one of her little classmates (no longer so little), though 4000 miles apart. And still refer back to their "quaint" Corkoran beginnings. We moved from Maryland, and thus, had to move on to a new school; but there would not have been any question whether we would have kept our daughter there as long as possible! It has been an ominous task, trying to find schools that can live up to the precedence set for us by Corkoran Preschool.
Best kept secret in PG County. I am not one that is easily impressed, but Corkran did it. Two persons separately recommended this school to us, both of which are educators in PG County and whom have children that are alumni of the school. My daughter started when she was 2 yrs old and is now in the five day 4 yr old program. My husband and I absolutely love it and plan to keep her there through Kindergarten. The teachers are professional and caring, and Principal leadership is outstanding (emphasis added). My daughter has been fully engaged in the 4 yr old program and loves the fact that she now has "real" homework. I briefly observe morning group times, and was blown away that she is learning fractions at such a young age. One area the school would greatly benefit from is if they incorporate foreign language into the curriculum, particularly Spanish. Corkran would be even better with additional funding. Last, the tuition is super affordable.
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