The Child Day Schools Parent Testimonials

We care so much about our community; and when children graduate from TCDS, it’s sometimes hard to say goodbye. We’ve received numerous wonderful letters over the years from parents about our program. Here’s just a few testimonials to share with you..

“Our son went through Child Day School [Moraga] (he is now in the 2nd grade) and our daughter (now four) has been there since she was 2. We absolutely adore the school and the community. My husband and I are both educators and we chose the school after an extensive search for three reasons: 1) the curriculum that makes use of the best research in early childhood development, 2) the genuine care and warmth of the school community, and 3) the convenience of the location hours, and price. The high-scope curriculum is completely child-centered and inquiry-based learning. Children focus on one topic for an extended period of time (e.g. “What can we learn about things that move from place to place?”). Children explore that topic with books, stories, manipulatives, art, field trips, etc. They work in small groups and in the large group. All the teachers are extremely well-trained in early childhood education and keeping the work developmentally appropriate and FUN!! The facility is constantly being improved and made new and fresh for the kids. That’s another bonus.

The Director (Kathy Brenkle), Asst. Director, and all the teachers we have known at the school in the last five years have been extremely wonderful with the children. They genuinely enjoy working with young children and love each of the kids in their care.”

Dr. Elizabeth Berkes

Review of TCDS Moraga on Lamorinda Mom's Forum, July 30, 2012

I cannot even begin to explain the impact TCDS has had on Naima and I. She has grown so much in so many great ways since going here. […]  So many things I have accomplished in the last couple of years would not have been possible without the support of you and the staff. […] Thank you for being so accommodating and non-judgmental. I cannot wait to see what kind of student, child, teen, young adult and grownup Naima will become as a result of the unexplainably great influences TCDS has had on her.

Thank you a thousand times over.
With Love, Khareasha & Naima.”
From Khareasha Stokes: Parent at TCDS Antioch, 2017

“Thank You! Two words which are meant to express gratitude but sometimes fail to cover the depth of the feelings meant to be shared, this is one of those times…

Our experience at TCDS has been very special and memorable to say the least. Each and every one of you has contributed to my daughter’s life and touched both mine and my husband’s in so many ways. My daughter has become quite the young lady and student under your patience and loving tutelage. We are especially moved by her truly cultivated sense of empathy, which has been lovingly, and ever so patiently, tended by all of you. My husband and I have grown too, as parents and as individuals, with your encouragement, advice and friendship. The sense of community we’ve been privy to will always remain with us. You will always be a part of our family’s village.

There are so many memories….Butterflies, Halloween Parades, Family Feasts, Chickens, Paint everywhere, Morning throws, Biting and Making a Plan, Nite-Nite Parties, Naps, the Jump-a-Roo, Dress up, Portfolios and so much more. (You know I could go on and on…)

We truly want to thank each and every one of you for your Grace, Spirit, Enthusiasm, Creativity, Encouragement, Advice, Patience & Love!”

TCDS Parent

“I have been a director and teacher of several child care centers, one of which was going through the NAEYC accreditation process. I know exactly what high- quality child care looks like and that is the reason I chose this center for my children. I worked with early childhood educators for the past 15 years and am very impressed with the level of professionalism and dedication this staff shows.”
TCDS Parent

“My son has attended TCDS for 2 years. I cannot say enough great things about his wonderful school. He absolutely loves his friends and teachers and feels “at home” there. The teachers are warm, patient and caring and truly seem to care about each child. He has learned so much, both socially and academically and I know that he will be more than prepared when he attends Kindergarten in the fall. I work full-time so he is at school all day, but it gives me peace of mind to know that he is being well taken care of, challenged, and also having a great fun time at school!”
TCDS Parent

“We visited many preschools before picking TCDS and we couldn’t be happier! The child/teacher ratio is the lowest and best that we found anywhere. The teachers and staff are always available to talk and also very professional. We are always given information on programs and events that are happening. TCDS is very open and inviting for the children and families…We always feel welcome! Our child is learning a lot and gaining social interaction. I also appreciate the teachers and staff explaining the “project web” and what type of activities the kids are doing. We have adopted a lot of the learning concepts at home…they work!!”
TCDS Parent

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