We have had our daughter, now 5 ½, attend Best Years Preschool since she was 2 years old and WE love(d) every day of it. The staff is very nice, loving, and caring.
Before signing her up, I visited several preschools in the area. However, this was the only one where I did not hear a single teacher yell at a child or being inattentive. Not only that, but all the kids seemed very happy and to enjoy their time at school; whereas I observed other schools having kids on the playground crying and seemingly upset without anybody attending to them or even worse, yelling at the kids. Signing up my child at a school where this was not an accepted teacher / staff behavior was a “no-brainer”. AND, over the course of 3 ½ years, not once have I heard a teacher raise their voice or letting a kid cry telling them that they should be quiet and there is no reason to cry (which at times can be very difficult).
As for academics: Here too, the school seems to excel on all levels. Not only has my daughter learned her letters and numbers and more, but the way this school approaches “academic learning” does not force the child to learn but makes her or him want to learn. Ready for Kindergarten and seeing what my child has learned and is capable of doing when it comes to letter recognition, reading, simple math and basic science, I don’t have to be worried for one second that she won’t succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.
Social Learning: Again, the children are not forced to interact, but encouraged. Sharing and caring is one of the top priorities, and not only on the “school flyer” but in the children’s everyday interactions. Every single staff member takes each kid’s emotional, intellectual, social … needs into account when working with him or her.
Again, the staff is outstanding and well educated when it comes to child development and early childhood education!
Thank you so much Best Years Preschool Staff for loving, teaching and caring for my little one…
A very happy mom !