My son has attended ASLC for almost a year and a half. The individual attention that he receives from Linda, Molly and Noelle far exceeds any pre-school expectations I had for him. He was at first shy, but due to the attention and astute observation he has received from this staff, he has blossomed into a confident, popular, socially and emotionally well-rounded boy, ready for kindergarten. LInda is always available via text and phone. I have always been able to contact her at any time during the school day. The church and courtyard are beautiful and safe places for my child to spend time and play. He enjoys the library, zoo trips and the opera this year alone! He also knows how to sign the alphabet, sings and dances and has made very good friendships at ASLC. When it is raining the kids get to go to an indoor romper room where there is space to run and enjoy exercise despite the weather. There are all kinds of musical instruments, reading/writing activities, etc. I am also thrilled that my child knows about yoga, ballet, tap and jazz. I feel truly lucky to have found this pre-school for the arts, a hidden gem, and that it has forever positively influenced my son's life
As a grandparent of a child at this school, and as someone who has previously run a pre-school playgroup in the UK, I am very impressed by the whole environment, and by the caring nature of all the staff. My granddaughter has been at Alder Street since January and clearly loves being here. She is blossoming - what more could anyone ask.
My daughter started at Alder Street in Janury and has blossomed. She loves the dance, yoga and singing while learning her ABCs and numbers. More importantly, she adores her teachers who are warm, encouraging and creative. As a busy parent, I greatly appreciate the advice and skills the teachers share with me, especially from the director, Linda, who clearly has years of experience and knowledge. We look forward to sending our son to Alder St. when he is old enough. It is a place where you can feel the happiness of the children and staff.
This school claims to be a religious school. They are not only terrible with Children, but cast them out. We are talking a 3 year old boy. They just kicked my 3 year old out of school for unknown reasons. They refused my parent/teacher conference request to find out what was going on. Not kidding. They dont answer the phones during the school day either. The director, Linda, is terrible with the kids & a horrible representative for the business
Alder Street is a wonderful place for kids to grow, play, learn, and develop friendships. Our children have been at the school for five years now, and we could not be happier. I second the comment below -- Linda and her team are a second family to my children as well!