Good morning Ms. Jennifer & Ms. Melissa ~
As you both know, my son, PJ, turned four years old not long ago. Four years. Not so many; not so few.
As you might imagine, his birthday jogged many memories from the time he was born until present day, which brings me to this note.
PJ started at KC when he was four months old. He was a blanketed bundle of binkie and blue socks the first time I walked into the school, skeptically investigating every inch of the Infant Room for traces of dust or sharp corners. Of course, neither were there. That was four years ago. PJ is now in the Prekindergarten class, looking forward to a KC Kindergarten program this Fall. In four years time, I have come to know all of his classroom teachers, administrators, and Learning Adventures instructors; each has been exemplary. Hands down.
Their consistency is remarkable. Daily, I am offered information and knowledge about my son's activities, appetite, missteps and triumphs. I am advised of his meal choices, likes, dislikes, growth and socialization. He is consistently challenged every day in nearly every facet of his life: educational, scholastic, creative, intellectual, social, verbal, emotional, logical, and psychological. His classes have taught so much more than colors, shapes and calendar dates. His learning experience is real and obvious every time he tells a story at dinner, opens a book and sounds out words, chooses a Show-n-Tell item the night before class, and searches for rectangular prisms in our home. All things experienced and encouraged at KC.
Their caring is undeniable. These people know my child. They know his favorite color; his favorite stuffed animal; his favorite super hero. They know his friends, they cultivate his relationships and teach him how to make more. They remind him to make good choices and provide examples to emulate throughout the day. You do not have to look very far to find good character, kind acts or compassion at KC. They're all there, in abundance.
Their commitment is clear. To offer students every good thing they can in the time they share. That's it. It's simple. They want your child to succeed; to triumph, whether it's drawing a circle; counting to 50; knowing his letters; reading books; writing his name; eating healthy; exercising; brushing teeth; singing songs; or playing games. These people take it to the next level, raising an already incredibly high bar. Every day.
My husband and I are beyond pleased that our son is excited to go to school each morning. If that's not enough, we're equally delighted at the end of each day, when he's just as excited to come home and tell a tale of a day well spent.
In sum, we are a KinderCare family. All of us. Every day. My husband, my son, myself, the teachers, and the administrators; and that's the highest compliment I can pay.
With sincerity and admiration for all you've done ~
- Patricia R.D.,
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