Our now 2.5 year old started at CMP in February after spending his previous days with Grandma. We toured several day cares in the area but somehow overlooked CMP in our initial run. Luckily, we were referred by parents at our neighborhood park and made the great decision to check it out. It was a rough start for our little guy with all the unfamiliar faces and surrounding, but his teachers in the toddler class (Ms. Ellen, Ms. Maya, Ms. Marguerite) were very patient, kind, and loving in helping him get adjusted. While the drop offs were rough for the first few weeks, with him not wanting to be put down and crying when me or mom turned to go, he gradually warmed up as he became more comfortable. I'll never forget the day when it all changed and he walked over to play with one of his new buddies. It has been so encouraging to see his development really take off under the guidance of the teachers in his toddler class, and now with a few new teachers in the 2 year old class (Ms. Ariel, Ms. Lisa). We love how he will start singing songs he's learned at school, and he loves talking about his friends and even has named some characters in books at home after the teachers at school. He now gets excited in the morning when its time to go and will grab his lunch box and head out the garage door. They keep the kids engaged with a ton of different activities, time on the playground, storytime, messy art at the glenn, nature talks with Mr. Joe, time in the campus garden, and more. Our favorite thing about the school is the community of teachers that are involved in his life. From the his own teachers, to teachers in parallel classes, to the administrators at front, they all show that they are personally invested in building our son up to be a confident, curious, and happy toddler. With an upcoming move out of state, we can only hope to find a new school that offers everything as CMP. We will definitely miss it and know our son will too.
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We have been with Honey Bear Preschool since my son was 3 months old. We have not regretted our decision even once in the entire 4 years. We had visited several pre-schools in San Diego and Honey Bear Childcare and Preschool just had that "something". Honestly, I was the skeptical one since this was my first child. However, this is my husband's second child and he assured me this was the school. As the months passed I observed he was right. Now as the years pass, I am still convinced we made the right decision. William has grown to be a healthy and happy child. Alan and I are good parents but honestly...William is with his teachers more than he is with us since we are working parents. While this is unfortunate for us, we know he is in good hands. He has learned so many things from Diane and her staff. When we first enrolled William, there were only 8 teachers. Now there are 23. That in itself says alot. He has learned to sign, ABC's and even a little spanish. He was also potty trained here. Also important, this school has structure without compromising free play. Amy Kron is now director and is doing a wonderful job in filling Diane's shoes. She is always available and works to find the right solution when there is a concern with our children. William in all his 4 years is a well mannered, healthy, loving and more importantly a happy child. We could not be more proud to say our child goes to Honey Bear Preschool and Childcare of Point Loma.
I write this as a grandmother and speech pathologist. I have worked for 40 years with children and for the past 20 years with the preschool age population. As a speech pathologist assessing many children each year, I visit 1-2 preschools a week to observe a child I am testing. I’ve seen the best and the not so best! When the time came for my daughter to look for a preschool for my 18-month old granddaughter, I was somewhat stressed, knowing what I hoped she would find. Carmel Mountain Preschool is it! The BEST! I have seen my granddaughter thrive! She is a wealth of preschool knowledge these days! Katelyn knows pre-academic skills such as letters, colors, numbers and shapes and more importantly she is developing all those learning to learn skills that she will need throughout her education. I have met several of the staff members at Carmel Mountain and everyone has been kind and enthusiastic about working with this young population. It’s not an easy task! I particularly love the pictures of Katelyn that are sent to her parents which are forwarded to me! Seeing her actively engaged and so happy truly warms my heart. Communication is essential between parents and teachers and it doesn’t get any better than at Carmel Mountain. I feel blessed that my granddaughter is able to participate in this amazing program.