Preschool | Methodist | 76 students |
Corkran United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten is located in Temple Hills, Maryland. It accepts 2 to 5 year olds.
This preschool has an average Community Rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on reviews from 16 school community members.
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!
I recommend Corkran Preschool & Kindergarten to anyone looking for a preschool. This is my 5th year with a child at Corkran Preschool and I couldn't have asked for a better preschool for my kids. The staff is like family and they treat the kids wonderfully. The children learn while having fun at the same time. I could not ask for a better place to send my kids.
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.
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.
WARNING. GOOD SCHOOL, BUT . . . Curriculum & teacher flexibility were issues for Fall 2010 so told by staff to consider another school. School believes in supporting teachers & parents. However, ultimate decision to support your personal educational goals for your child may not be supported if they do not align w/the individual teachers program. By end of my child s 1st year in 2's class she was reading ready. At 3 & 4 we wanted to inclu another language. Corkran does not offer so we found a school that did & w/alternating days. Her 3's class teacher worked w/us & our child learned French on M-W-F & English at Corkran on T-Th w/ hmwrk_&_she_did_well._She_learned_the_3's_curriculum_in_both_languages. For Fall 2010, the 4 s teacher, for whom our child was to be assigned, rejected our request to keep the same schedule. Reason: teacher_did_not_want_to_have_to_keep__our_child_on_track_if_need_arose_or_w/support_from_home.
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