The small class sizes are the perfect transition into a formal classroom environment, ensuring that each child feels safe as they take their first steps towards independence. The class size also guarantees that each child will receive personalized attention in these critical foundational early years. There are many siblings that attend together so there is a nice family feel. The kindergarten kids get to feel like the "big kids" in the school, which is a nice way for them to feel some sense of responsibility and leadership. The students come from relatively diverse backgrounds, culturally and from a home-life perspective with parents who have a stay-at-home parent or two working parents. There are a lot of kids who live locally which is great for arranging playdates.
Great, sweet kids throughout this school. It is a very happy place. Smiling faces are everywhere, as is the beautiful artwork and other work that the students do in class - covering almost every wall. The school is small, which means small class sizes in terms of numbers. The physical space is more than ample for the number of students. Classes are spacious and well equipped. Our children have all made many great friends at the school. My son graduated from the school 3 years ago and his best friends are all still the classmates he had at Children's Garden. This is not anything like a daycare - the children are being taught and are listening. I'm sure the students are all great, but this is also really a testament to the teachers.
Perhaps one of the things we have valued the most about our daughter attending Children's Garden Nursery School is the friendships she has developed there. Our daughter at a young age was quite a sensitive girl and would get anxious around new situations and people. As such, we had concerns over whether she would fit in with her classmates and if she would develop any friends. The good news is she has developed strong connections with many of her classmates, both male and female and talks about them all the time. Over the last two years we have come to know many of our daughter's classmates and parents through school social events and birthday parties and will definitely keep in touch with many of them beyond as she enters JK.