This one is from a family who had to move out of the area.
I’ve been meaning to write you and say that xxx and I (and the boys!) *really* miss Edgewater! We knew you guys were awesome, but I was telling myself that our new place would be just as awesome and well, it’s just not the same . . .
Please give our best to everyone there and tell them that EW is the BOMB. Seriously- not only was the “curriculum” great, and your communications and everything were so smart and well-organized, but you guys are all so loving and warm. (boo HOO!)
The Williams Family
When my son asked me when the weekend would be over because he wanted to go back to Edgewater, I knew I found the perfect Preschool.
As an educator myself, the whole program amazes me. From their focus on the process of learning and not the product, to the amazing teachers and activities, Edgewater seems to have it all. The children are presented with a wide range of academic and social activities with individual choice involved, yet the school is highly organized and structured in the predictable manner that young children need.
Whether learning the letters of his name, getting dirty during sensory time, watching butterflies hatch, or picking strawberries on a field trip… I know everyday my son is developing skills that will prepare him greatly for kindergarten and beyond (with a smile on his face every step of the way).
My first impression of the school was that the children are
encouraged to express themselves and “experience” their
day, not just observe the program. The youngest students
are given more free time, while the students in the older
classrooms start to follow a more structured learning
My 4 year old son has attended Edgewater since he was a toddler.
He is a self-confident, happy child who feels capable of
trying new things and loves to learn.
Next year he will be in the Pre-K
class. I am confident he will be prepared to start
Kindergarten due to his great start at Edgewater.
Comments taken exactly as written from Parent Survey, March 2010
Our daughter loves school and even asks to go on the weekends! We have seen a huge improvement in her verbal skills, creativity, small and large motor skills. The staff is so friendly and we love all the teachers. They are all hard working and care deeply about the families and children. We love the program and philosophy of the school. Our daughter is allowed to be herself and is thriving.
We love how happy our child is at Edgewater and how the program nurtures his creativity.
We also really appreciate the flexibility and responsiveness to suggestion/constructive criticism (like this survey) and constant genuine desire to improve the program.
The kids learn in an environment where they have fun and feel safe & cared for by all the teachers and staff.
Easy, laid back atmosphere. Hands on activities. Love that the kids experiment with many textures and craft/art activities. I like that they read every day.