Comments From Our Family Surveys

  • Love the all the outdoor play – especially in winter!
  • I am blown away how CCDS has opened my daughter’s eyes to a new world of nature. She now has a strong passion for DSC_0273birding which would not have occurred but for her exposure through your team. Thank you!
  • The photos are one of my favorite parts of CCDS. Thank you!
  • CCDS’ unique method of teaching through nature, animals and peer interaction is to be commended.
  • The after hours care has been very helpful this year with some adjustments to our work schedules. We really appreciate being able to participate!
  • We love the focus on nature and the amount of outdoor time the children receive.
  • I never worry about our children at CCDS.
  • CCDS makes us look like better parents. Thanks. My children are always happy to go to CCDS. On occasions where there is separation issues, a teacher will always help to reduce the stress of parental departure. CCDS is great!
  • CCDS feels like a second home to our family. The programming and the staff cannot be compared.
  • CCDS has exceeded our expectations for what a pre-school could be. We couldn’t possibly be happier!
  • The compassion of your teachers is unmatched. You have an amazing way of creating curious little kids that love to go to school. We have always felt like your teachers love their jobs and they have a heartfelt interest in doing a great job. Our children feel so secure there.
  • I like the hands-on approach of the directors/administrators (from designing school policies to helping kids to their classrooms, to cleanings). It shows me your commitment, your dedication, and passion for what you do!
  • We love CCDS and wish you would at least extend the grades through 8th starting this year! Pretty please!
  • The website is attractive and informative. While I looked at the website less than a dozen times since the start of school, it is impressive that it is kept up to date and I trust that the information posted is relevant and accurate. It takes work to keep a website updated and the work that goes into it is appreciated!
  • We have been so pleased with the teachers – great communication, very friendly at the beginning and end of the day. We completely trust our child is safe, learning, and in a caring environment at school. We also like that the teachers speak to the children in a kind, yet mature way (no baby-talk or annoying nagging, etc). We also love that the teachers work on different activities with the children and make school connect to the child’s life overall.
  • So many things! – Wonderful play space. – Love the animals. – Happy to have music and nature classes as part of the curriculum. – Great communication and welcoming feel with parents and children every day. – Providing a place that feels joyful. – Healthy snacks. – Getting the children outside to play. – Working with the children to be potty trained. – Many more things that are not on the top our mind at the moment…
  • Warm environment that makes kids and families feel at home; making every experience into a fun learning experience, even when the kids don’t realize it!
  • Exposing the kids to a wide variety of material while encouraging exploratory learning. Just awesome. And provides a very caring and nurturing environment.
  • Everything! We appreciate the variety of activities our daughter is offered, the effort to get children outside daily (even in the cold), the freedom given to her to play hard and get good and dirty, variety of snacks offered, daily routine/structure, classroom learning topics and last but not least, CCD always allows my daughter to be herself. Another thing that has always impressed us about CCD is that EVERY staff member seems happy, respectful, welcoming, approachable, warm and friendly. This is amazing and I believe speaks to the overall “health” of CCD and the dynamics that go on between staff and children and the tremendous effort that goes on behind the scenes. Unbelievable!
  • CCDS is creating a beautiful space to both grow and learn. Academics are not forced, but rather offered through experience in age appropriate ways. The development of the whole child is important to CCDS, and there is no shortage of kindness and compassion amongst staff and students.
  • Could you quickly add a kindergarten for next year:)
  • We love CCDS, it has been an amazing experience from the start and we are grateful for such a wonderful place every day. Thank you!
  • My child is very happy as soon as we park at CCDS!
  • We are really thrilled with this school. The teachers and staff are so great and welcoming, and I know my child loves every day here. I really like all the art, music, cooking, gardening, and animal care that my child gets exposed to!
  • So many thing you are doing well! The variety of things the kids are exposed to – animals, gardening, art, music, cooking – it’s really great. I know my child loves being here. The teachers, staff, and directors are all great.
  • Overall, we are very happy with CCDS and plan to send all our kids there until they start kindergarten. I expect we will also be sending them back for summer camp.
  • Super friendly staff. I love that you all seem to know each kid whether they are in your class or not.
  • Staff selection and development is obviously strong. The teachers there are amazing. The nature based curriculum is also awesome.
  • Here are just a few strengths I have noticed thus far: Communicating with families, offering a variety of age-appropriate activities indoors and outdoors, encouraging/fostering curiosity, providing ample opportunity for physical activity. We are new to the CCDS family, but have been more than pleased with our experience thus far. Although our son was a “transfer,” all teachers and staff have made us feel so comfortable and have provided reassuring, yet honest, helpful feedback. I have been impressed with how the entire staff, not just his own teachers, are so kind and have a genuine interest in my son. ! For two full-time working parents it is such a blessing to be able to leave our son somewhere where is being loved, thriving, learning, and having fun! Thank you!
  • Child development, animals, music. And the snacks! I love the variety!
  • So very happy with this school. Outstanding staff!
  • Small classes, the staff know all the kids as well as the parents. The teachers keep the parents well informed of kids’ progress, any concerns they have etc. I feel well informed.
  • Maddy always has a great time at school, so I think that the programming for the kids is excellent. She’s developed well both academically and socially during her time at CCDS and is well prepared for kindergarten. The nature and animal components are a wonderful treat for Maddy and I know she’ll miss them next year.
  • Creating a child friendly atmosphere. Thank you for your hard work!
  • I am impressed with ALL the staff. They know the names of everyone in our family and always greet us with a big smile.
  • Our children love the physical and learning environment. The teachers are very accessible, as are the directors. We always receive prompt responses when communicating with staff. Our children are very happy at school. The teachers are great.
  • Thank you for all you do, you have been the highlight of our child’s past year. We only wish more schools had a similar philosophy as the children grow!!
  • Lots of play time and kids are outside a lot which is always appreciated.
  • Teaching respect, confidence, social skills, alphabet, awareness of nature, kindness. The children are so comfortable and included there which is hugely important.
  • DSC_0265We couldn’t be happier with our child’s experience at CCDS.