June 03, 2013
My son attended Mohawk Country Day School for the 3s and 4s. It was nothing short of fantastic. He is a timid kid, not shy, just very cautious and the teachers were extremely patient with him - encouraging him to try new things, celebrating small achievements, keeping us informed of his strides and ultimately helping him become confident and extremely well-prepared for Kindergarten. My son benefited from classroom learning, daily music classes (that were not simply singalongs, but introduction to music theory as well), gym class every other day (he learned to throw a frisbee, hit a ball, kick a soccer ball correctly), outside recess on the expansive Mohawk campus (multiple playgrounds, ropes courses, farm, mini-train rides, hay rides, apple orchard) and special days where parents are invited to shadow their kids on their school days. It's not only the teachers and principle making this experience exceptional, it's the whole staff -- my son walks around and EVERYONE says hello to him by name -- the office staff, the maintenance staff and other teachers (ones he didn't have). This has, undoubtedly, fueled my son's confidence and we are extremely grateful!
- submitted by a parent