March 28, 2006
I've toured over 15 preschools in the past 2 years (private, montessori, academic and play) and none have compared to the quality of education offered at Carden West. The school week includes a music teacher, French teacher, computer class with a designated computer teacher and enough computers for all the students in the class to sit at their own screen, as well as the regular free-play and learning that goes on in the classroom. They have huge, clean classrooms with one teacher to 12 students in each class so children are not distracted by other teachers and students within the same room doing 'stations'. My favorite part is the Diversity within the student and teacher population- I couldn't find anything like it at any of the other schools (Doris Eaton, Stratford, Danville Montessori, Quarry Lane, etc) that I toured. I love that the teachers are right there for you to talk to when you drop off and pick up your child. The whole staff has been wonderful to work with. Ms.Machi, the receptionist, always answers the phone, so you never get a voicemail during business hours, which I really like. Ms. Hand, the preschool director, is very responsive to questions and concerns about anything. And most of all, my child's teacher, Ms. Shermeen, has been an angel. She is very knowledgable about child development and is always willing to give me ideas for resolving behavior issues or conquer learning milestones with my child. I love Carden West and wish that all preschoolers were able to experience this type of education.
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