Our daughter has been at EPIC for 2 years now. EPIC offers a very safe, caring, and nurturing environment. It combines creative and active play with tons of learning--our daughter at 4.5 years spends almost all her downtime at home either working on art, reading her books, or trying to spell and play letter games. She is always happy to arrive at the school every day. Our daughter is shy and a bit introverted but she has lots of friends at EPIC now, and is always excited about the activities and rhythm of the school (which are always well thought out and constructive). I drop my daughter off every day in the knowledge that she will be safe, loved, challenged and cared for. She loves the art that they create, the short and long term projects the teachers guide them through, and playing with her friends at the school.
My child enjoyed the small class size and dedicated teacher time that the small class size afforded. She really enjoyed the special units involving salmon and butterflies and giving back to the community through trips to senior homes. She enjoyed attending school everyday and made great friends that she continues to have to this day. The small school size allowed her to ease into the school setting without being overwhelmed by the size of a larger school. Overall, her experience was fantastic and set her up very well to succeed in grade 1. In terms of disappointment, truly the only thing I can say she was disappointed with, was having to graduate and leave. She enjoyed her time immensely and the prospect of heading out was sad but necessary. In addition, the small parent community was a bonus for us and allowed for a tight-knit group overall.