Words cannot express the thanks that my family has for each and every KinderCare early childhood teacher and staff person that has been a part of our family for almost nine years.
We enrolled at KinderCare in 2001 when Steven was six weeks old. Since then he has grown and matured into an amazing, intelligent young man. When he started kindergarten, his teacher told us that he was better prepared for school than any child she has taught for several years. That comment made by a teacher who has over 15 years of experience describes the job you do on a daily basis. He is now in 2nd grade and being tested for the gifted program.
Only 18 months later, along came Karlie, need we say more; a very independent, stubborn, little lady that had a direction of her own. Together we (mom, dad, and KinderCare staff) loved, laughed, and cried. We worked together for consistency in all areas of her development. She is now a very productive 1st grader that has learned her boundaries and is successful both academically and socially. Together our success has paid off.
Just when we thought our years at KinderCare were coming to an end, we were unexpectedly, blessed with our twins, Joshua and Shaelyn.
When Joshua was enrolled he was a little hesitant and didn't really know what to think. He spent his first week, in the nursery and office with Mrs. Jane, crying. He quickly learned that KinderCare was going to be a daily part of his life and with your help has adjusted as any typical little boy would. At age 2 he knew his ABCs and now at three years old, he can recognize his name and most of the letters in it. He has also become quite a social little guy.
Shaelyn is a success story all by herself. When she started KinderCare, she was also very hesitant and needed a lot of extra TLC. She spent the first week, and then some, crying. Her lack of trust and security was very apparent, and quite an obstacle to overcome. Again, we worked together and built that trust and security she needed to progress. She has transformed from a tearful, scared, reserved, and withdrawn toddler to a very intelligent, outgoing, and verbal little girl. She can recognize many letters and colors and can count to 10 in Spanish and English.
As a parent, I would like to take full credit for everything I have described above and all of the success and progress each of my children have overcome. The credit of their success truly belongs to those of you who have taught and mentored each one of them on a daily basis both academically and socially. You have gone above and beyond just "doing a job." You have loved, nurtured, and made lasting positive impressions on their lives. You have given each of them a strong, stable foundation to build upon for future success.