We have had the pleasure of being apart of the Pixie Hill Preschool Community since 2014. During the last two years our son has blossomed and that is in large part due to the incredible teachers at Pixie Hill. The teachers are experts in nurturing young children with their diverse backgrounds in early childhood education and each teacher brings unique talents to the school. The teachers are committed to continuing education to improve their craft, several are former elementary school teachers, and they are a constant, positive and strong presence in the school. Several of the teachers have been at Pixie for over 6 years and have built a community within the school that in unparalleled. All of the teachers bring a high level of teaching experience and wonderful, fresh qualities to the school and children. It is clear all of the teachers love and value the children and are focused on giving them a strong preschool experience filled with wonder, joy, excitement and building skills to set children up for success in life. While the academic curriculum is very strong, age appropriate and well aligned with the MISD; especially as it relates to handwriting, pre-reading, math, science and art, I believe what Pixie Hill truly excels in is the underappreciated and underrated importance of social, emotional and behavioral growth of children. From daily meetings with the "Feeling Babies" to using Kelso's choices, the teachers provide a rich and positive program that allows children to learn about empathy, compassion, kindness, honesty, and helps children learn to identify and deal emotions such as anger and frustration. We can't wait for our daughter to be old enough to attend Pixie Hill and are so tremendously grateful to Liz, Mickey, Marcelle, Sarah and Jen for giving our son a one-of-a-kind preschool experience.
This is hands down the best preschool for our 3 1/2 year old son. Prior to Pixie Hill he was at a Montessori school and he dreaded going to school every day. When I picked him up on his first day at Pixie, he asked me if I could buy a book about spiders so that he could learn more about them, seeing his curiosity soar was a milestone especially on his first day! What I love most about the preschool is the teachers there are GREAT, they are caring, smart and respond to the individual needs of each child. It is not a one size fits all type of place here! I can already see that they have instilled a deep sense of wonder and exploration in him because they make learning fun and engaging. I am so thankful that we found a preschool whose philosophy in teaching mirrors our philosophy and values.
Pixie Hill has the perfect preschool blend of fun and pre-academics. Each child is well equipped for kindergarten when they leave, and has made friendships that will last forever. Parents form a tight-knit group through regular social events and volunteering in the classroom. There are lots of wonderful opportunities for enrichment with visits from The Reptile Man, Puppets Please, Magicians, etc., and parents teaching lessons. Children are encouraged, challenged, and develop a great sense of wonder. I love hearing my child come home from school and regularly say "Mommy, what if......? The teachers are smart, flexibile, funny, and "get it." This is the best preschool anywhere.