As an educator, I understand the importance of making a child's first experience with school a good one. The Young School has been a wonderful start to my daughter's education. The teachers nurture and love the children. They teach children how to appropriately express their emotions, be kind, and care for one another. The school's project based, experiential approach to learning teaches children to be creative thinkers and leaders. In addition to providing the children with many opportunities to explore and think independently within the classroom, the school also provides optional classes to help children explore other interests. For example, my daughter's love of gymnastics and dance started with the classes that she took at the Young School. Within the classroom, the children are grouped with children no more than six months apart from them in age so that the teachers can teach them at their developmental level. But, the school also provides opportunities for mixed age activities, helping the older children to become leaders for the younger children. For all of these reasons, I feel confident that when my child leaves the Young School to start kindergarten that she will be willing to take positive risks and make the most out of her future education.