My daughter is two and half and has been attending ABC for over year. All I can say is ABC is a part of our family. My daughter absolutely loves it there and learns so much! From the moment I walked in to take a tour I knew it was the place for us. Sue and Shannon (the directors) are helpful, efficient, and a complete pleasure, and their teachers are fantastic! The school has lots of activities for families - Mother's Day Brunch, Father's Day Spaghetti Dinner, field trip to Bate's Nut Farm, and more! I can't speak for the older classes because like I said, my daughter is only two and a half, but I like how her day is scheduled. Well, as scheduled as you can make it for kids that age! They go outside to play, do lots of art, have circle to time read and sing songs, and they are learning every step of the way! She comes home all the time and has something new to share that she learned that day. I have watched my daughter blossom while attending ABC and I could not be more grateful to ABC for everything they do!!
My daughter has attended St. David's preschool for a year, and I am very impressed with the school. The large outdoor play area is a huge positive - there are trees, shade, lots of space for water play (a regular feature), and tricycle riding. The classrooms are very warm and homey. The materials they use stimulate creative play. When I dropped my daughter off one morning last week the teacher had a fascinating blue and white spongy material with texture out on the table, along with small whales and dolphins. My daughter was drawn to it immediately and began to shape and mold the material, pretend it was water, and create a story with the dolphin and whale figures. The teachers know how to rotate materials and use them effectively. The teachers have a lot of experience and have worked at the school for many years. We lived in a different city when my oldest daughter went to preschool, and I was pleased with her school, but St. David's is my favorite!
A special THANK YOU to all the WONDERFUL ladies who spend their day teaching and caring for not just my son, but all the boys and girls each and every day! You all are very much appreciated and I know that I personally cannot thank each and everyone of you enough for all that you do for my little preschooler J'allen. He's been with you all since he was 8 weeks old and four years later he is still happy to come to school each and everyday. Each one of the teachers at the VINE has contributed to his learning from crawling to walking to being fully potty trained at the age of 2 to driving the new teachers crazy and being able to count to 10 in spanish (which I had no idea about until yesterday morning) and everything else in between! :)