Every teacher has nurtured our children's curiosity and built their confidence through a fun and rigorous academic curriculum. Seeing how the teachers welcome the kids to school everyday and how the kids bound into the classrooms with smiles is a testament to the teachers' creating a healthy learning environment. The small class sizes are so valuable to us because it really allows the teachers to provide a individualized experience so that they are well prepared for grade school. It also allows teachers to provide enhancement where a student needs additional support to make everything "click" or to provide enrichment for students who are ready for more. The "special subject" teachers (gym, music, drama) are incredibly integrated. With the small staff, changes to staff can feel disproportionately impactful, but by an large there have been few changes.
All of the teachers are the best. They all clearly love teaching and create a safe, inclusive and warm learning environment. My children all learned a lot, and none has ever had any issues. "Passionate and knowledgeable" would be an understatement to describe the teachers at this school. They are all fantastic teachers, and lovely, warm people. There isn't a school day that goes by where our kids don't come home from school and excitedly tell us about something new they learned. It is such a pleasure to see that they not only learn a lot, but that they love doing so. I feel very strongly that Children's Garden does an incredible job of instilling a love for learning and school in the children who go there. My son, who is now in grade 3, has carried that with him as he moved on.
We have been very satisfied with the quality of teaching provided to our daughter at Children's Garden Nursery School. We have always received excellent feedback from her teachers on our daughter's progress in their classes; areas where improvement or extra work was required; and how our daughter was interacting with others at school. They have all been accessible and attentive to our daughter's needs. All of our daughter's teachers to date have seemed genuinely dedicated to their work and to providing an excellent learning experience for their students. This has not been surprising, as most of our daughter's teachers have been teaching at Children's Garden Nursery School for many years with several having decades of early childhood teaching experience. In fact, our daughter's first teacher was actually one of the founder's daughters!