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Corkran United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten

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Posted May 26, 2014

Great school!! This was my sons first year at Corkran Preschool (and away from family). The staff and his teacher were great. They really made me feel at ease. He has learned a lot at this school. He will definitely be returning next year , as well as, his younger brother. This school really is great!!! I highly recommend it.
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Posted April 16, 2014

This School is the Best! All three of my children have attended this school and they are well prepared. The teachers and staff are professional. Everyone is welcoming. The children love school. The kids come home with awesome art projects and enjoy the activities while in school. So glad to have found this school!!!
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Posted December 28, 2013

This is our second year at Corkran and we love it. We are military and move often so I get excited when I find an A+ school for my kids. My child will be ready for kindergarten when we move. The staff at Corkran is amazing and you can tell they love their job and the kids. I highly recommend Corkran and continue to tell everyone I know moving into the area about it.
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Posted December 28, 2013

I must share my wonderful experience with Corkran. Four years ago I was new to the area and searching for a school for my then 3 year old son. I found Corkran online.When I called I spoke to Mrs. White who was conducting the summer camp at that time. She encouraged me to come and visit the school while summer camp was in session. I instantly fell in love with the christian family atmosphere. My son started in Mrs. Whites 3 year old class that fall. He stayed with Corkran until he headed to Public Charter School here in PG county where he has received awards and honors for academics in reading and mathematics. I attribute all his success to a sturdy foundation from Corkran Preschool. This coming fall my daughter who has been at Corkran since the 2 year old class is headed to Charter School as well as a Kindergartener. The staff at Corkran has watched my daughter blossom from a shy all too quiet baby into a young lady with charisma and intelligence and The Lord in her heart.May God always bless and keep Corkran Preschool and Kindergarten staff and alumni families in his hands. My children are well prepared and well cared for at Corkran by people who obviously loved them like parents.
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Posted December 28, 2013

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Corkran!!! The staff is our other family! My children grew up in their care. I trusted them with my most precious gifts two times over! My kids came out ahead in every subject! I am a fan of Corkran and tell everyone in need of a preschool about Corkran!
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Posted December 17, 2013

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!
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Posted July 4, 2013

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.
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Posted July 3, 2013

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!
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Posted May 28, 2013

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.
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Posted March 20, 2013

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.
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Posted March 19, 2013

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!
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Posted March 19, 2013

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!
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Posted May 27, 2011

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!
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Posted February 13, 2011

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.
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Posted December 1, 2010

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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Posted September 24, 2010

Corkran is our daughter's first school experience-we are thrilled! The staff is caring and knowledgeable. We never worry about our child's safety while in the care of this awesome team. This is the type of pre-school experience every child deserves! Additional funding will greatly enhance the overall program.
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Posted July 1, 2010

I absolutely love this school!! It is truly one of the best kept secrets in PG County. And when I finally found out about it...I discovered that it is less than 10 minutes away from my house!! My daughter will begin her second year this Fall and I will keep her enrolled until she graduates from Kindergarten. The student teacher ratio is small and all of the teachers and administrators know each child. I feel very comfortable leaving my daughter there and know that she'll be safe. I believe that the academic focus is carefully planned and made appropriate for each age level. I am not one of those parents who believe in paying loads of money to create "genius" in a child. I also love the part-time option for the really young ones....I think it really helps with the transistion into preschool. Bottom Line: Corkran is AWESOME!!!
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Posted May 23, 2010

Love, Love, LOVE this school! My son started in PreK 3 class and his teacher and teacher's assistant were amazing. This is a small school with a BIG HEART. I love the fact that all other teachers in this building know every child. The staff here is very nurturing and HAPPY. From the Director to Aftercare staff, they are all genuine people. The Director of this school is awesome! Mrs. Heying is very patient, supportive and encouraging. She is very approachable and very involved. I will have my son attend this school all the way through Kindergarten. Also, I would like to add that my relatives at the things that my son says. The curriculum here is wonderful and my son is excited about heading to school each morning. Love it!
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Posted April 18, 2010

We love Corkran, too! At first we struggled finding a place to send our son for preschool, but then I found Corkran. I cannot say enough what a wonderful experience it has been these last 2 years. I just hate that we have to move on. The teachers have been so patient and understanding with our son who struggles with some special needs. He feels so comfortable there and has just thrived under their care. This sounds so corny but Corkran really is a very special place and we feel fortunate to be associated with such an excellent school.
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Posted October 3, 2009

Everything about this school yells, 'We care about children.' It has a warm small family atmosphere. I only wished they went up through 1st grade.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 62% 35%
White 23% 42%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 8% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5200 Temple Hill Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748
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