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Although the school is clean and orderly, they were rigid and inflexible about our family's schedule needs. In addition, they are not warm and friendly overall. Their efforts at trying to make children independent often go too far, for example, one day my child had trouble with his outside gear and they wouldn't help him. Our child didn't get to go outside at all that day. There were also many days when the children were kept inside even when weather was reasonable to be out. They were also not helpful when we tried to touch base with them about our child's individual needs. They don't seem to have board of directors or anybody to whom they are accountable to for their attitude toward and treatment of individual families.
I have had my 3.5 year old here since she was two and when my son turns two he hopefully will attend as well. I am constantly amazed by the staff and how they are able to handle each child with respect and patience and then how the children respond positively to being approached in that manner. The children can do the "work" that interests them and are taught independence but yet every child is expected to clean up after themselves and to respect others. They try and be as sustainable as possible, requiring that lunches have reusable containers (no baggies) and they do not used paper towels (they have wash cloths and towels in the bathrooms) which has in turn made us as a family more conscious about our carbon footprint. It is a wonderful school that blends life skills in with academic learning! (Oh, and regarding the first port, they do potty train and they are very picky about their hiring.)
I would never send my child anywhere else. They have taught my child and my family great lessons about patience, respect and independence. They make me a better parent. They are now like family. A great group of people. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
The first post is wrong they do potty training and don't have students as staff. My daughter started at 15 months and they did a majority of the potty training, very nice for me!! Wonderful program and teachers, students are always engaged in new age appropriate activities, they learn while they 'work'. This environment lets you go to work guilt free!!
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