When we were choosing a preschool for our daughter, Matilda, our main focus was finding an environment in which she could fully be herself but be gently trained, encouraged, and prepared for entering kindergarten. After meeting with Meghan and having a tour, we were certain that Cape Ann Preschool was the right choice for our family.
From the first day our whole family has been welcomed at Cape Ann Preschool. Matilda’s incessant energy during her first year was handled with incredible patience and an obvious plethora of experience. Meghan and Shelley are so willing to check in about how things are going in the classroom and offer up tips to help reinforce at home what skills they are working at school. At the end of the year it was obvious that she had made great progress and was ready to tackle her second year.
Mara is a model of kindness with each student but she pushes them to keep trying something even if it’s hard.
I have been blown away by what I see happening in Mara’s classroom. Mara is an incredible educator. She is a model of kindness with each student but she pushes them to keep trying something even if it’s hard. She helps them work through conflicts with each other, giving them skills that will serve them for a lifetime. Mara has helped me see what Matilda is capable of. It is seriously exciting.
I believe that ages 3 & 4 are a magical time for children. They learn so much, so fast, and they can tell you all about it. At the same time they are precious and fragile and wild balls of energy. Cape Ann Preschool is just the right place for my most precious girl. Cape Ann Preschool is the best start we could have given to her – in education, definitely, but also towards a life of kindness. I couldn’t be more grateful. We’re so excited to be sending our son, Liam, to Cape Ann Preschool next year!
– Lisa and Paul Bruce