Yasmine Almond

We enrolled our daughter a year ago when she was two years old. She has since blossomed in an active, confident and expressive three year old. We are extremely happy to have joined the school. It has brought so much to our family: a trusted and second family we can rely on when it comes to reaching milestones (potty training) and developing skills (speaking, dancing, putting on your shoes, coat, drawing). We are so happy to see very visible progress and development in our daughter and we attribute it to the numerous activities and hands on play and learning the kids receive at the school. I can list a few here:
– gross motor skills and strength: numerous toys, sensory stations (water, sand, grass, trees, stones, etc) and climbing structures outside the kids love. Truly an abundance of play stations and continuous additions of new equipment. Weekly trip to Dynamite Gym where the kids play with a great variety of gym equipment supervised by gym staff and school staff
– singing and dancing: our daughters sings in Spanish, English and another language I don’t recognize. She even invents songs. A music teacher comes weekly if not more. Music and dance an integral part of daily life. At home she loves to show us what she learned and puts on a ballet show daily.
-General confidence: the teachers are truly loving with the kids, always nurturing and embracing. We believe this has given our daughter a sense of community and security. She is very at ease in every situation and loves going to school.
– Developing curiosity and interests: They do nature walks and trips to museums quite often which is a lot of fun for the kids. She loves to tell us about her busy day.

It is truly an Arts school, for every artistic expression. It is on beautiful display on the end of year with all the kids and other shows and art work the kids create. Truly inventive and beautiful. We love all the teachers who have shown so much heart and care. We also appreciate that the school staff believe that structure is needed for children: they are expected to behave and follow some rules to live well with others and respect one another.

Thank you so much for all your professionalism and care!

 

Yasmine Almond