The Child Day Schools Parent Testimonials
“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
“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! 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