All of our three kids went Happy Days for pre-k and kindergarten. All three had a positive experience and went on to excel in school due to the foundation provided by Happy Days. The highlight of the program is the kindergarten program and their teacher, Mrs. Bandel. They use the Lipencott series (mainly phonics based) to teach early reading. All three were able to read simple sentences by the time they left Happy Days. In our observations, more than 90% of the class could also read by the time kindergarten school year ended. Mrs. Bandel had the magical gift of getting our kids excited about what they learned that day.