I was one of those parents (just like you) looking on this website for the right preschool for my young child to attend and found Corkran. It's amazing to see my son’s growth. They have many activities for the students throughout the school year and it is obvious that the kids are their number one priority. THE STAFF AT CORKRAN IS THE BEST!
This is a good school for little kids. The teachers and administrator are always approachable. In this school, everyone knows everyone. This is definitely a family environment. They do lots of creative hand work and kids learn to pray, sing, dance and work well together. If there is any issues, let the teacher know. They handle/address it immediately. Just a safe and happy environment. This is not a money hungry private school.
This school is wonderful! This is my sons second year here. His teachers have been amazing over the past two years. They have really helped to prepare him for elementary school. I recently took him to an event at his future elementary and the teachers were so impressed with how much he knew for his age. (Thanks Corkran). My youngest son is in his first year here and he loves it. This is truly a great school.
Love is not a strong enough word to describe how our family feels about Corkan Preschool (and Kindergarten). Each day, my daughter comes home with an academic-related project she has completed. She gets instruction to prepare her for Kindergarten and also time for free play and she has so much fun there. She started the year shy and introverted and blossomed like we couldn't believe at preschool. The school has a facebook page and they upload pictures of students learning frequently (only with your consent). Her wonderful teacher also updates her teacher webpage weekly so we can keep up with the concepts she is learning at home. You will not regret sending your child to Corkran. I have not heard a single negative remark about any of the teachers there and the office staff is super friendly and helpful to boot. I'm a fan of Corkran Preschool and Kindergarten, for sure!
My daughter went to Corkran the last two years. We just had her first conference in a public school in a TX kindergarten and the teacher was amazed at how far along she already is and how well she is doing in a classroom setting. I have to give Corkran the credit. They definitely get little ones ready for Kindergarten.
Corkran is the prime example of how a school should be. Their staff, both the teachers and administration are focused on the excellence of each child. Loving, nurturing, and patient are just a few words that describe Corkran. Ms.Heying, the Director and Ms. Hahn's experience in the school is extensive...Ms.Lee and Ms.Monk exude the virtues of what great teachers are...patient, stern, loving, and knowledgeable.
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!!!
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.
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!
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!