I have only good things to say about the St. Louis preschool program. Sending your child to school for the first time can be hard, both on the child and on the parent (especially if the child has been home with you all these years). I am happy to say, though, that from the very beginning of our experience with the preschool, I have known for certain we made the right choice for our children. Mrs. Esser clearly has a gift for her profession—she understands and interacts amazingly well with the students, and you can easily tell she really gets to know them as individuals. They do so many interesting and fun things at school each day, and they really instill a sense of familiarity and excitement about the big school, which will be helpful when my kids move over to kindergarten. We are especially impressed with the Zoophonics program they started this year and have seen a definite increase in both of our boys’ knowledge of and interest in the alphabet. It is so wonderful seeing their joy and hearing about fun events of their day when they return home from school. I have already [recommended this preschool] several times and will continue to highly recommend it to my friends and family.
I am so pleased with St. Louis Preschool. It has been a wonderful place to watch my child grow and learn. Not only was I new in town, but I also spent almost every waking moment of my child’s life with her. St. Louis made both my daughter and I feel welcomed and safe right from the start. There are so many great things that my daughter gets to experience, from show-and-tell, being the weather girl or line leader, or wonderful trips to the big school. Everything seems designed to build our child’s confidence at her own pace. Even drop off and pickup is designed to give special attention to your children, to give reassurance if needed or praise for a wonderful day. Mrs. Esser and her wonderful staff truly care about what is best for each individual child, and it shows greatly. I admire her so much for the way she can pick out the bright things every time to get our sometimes stubborn children in a positive place. I look forward to sending my other children to Mrs. Esser’s and would pick no other place.
We love St. Louis Preschool. One of my favorite things about it is the communication. We receive frequent e-mails to keep us updated on what the kids are doing, lots of pictures throughout the year, and a monthly newsletter. They learn so much, things that I would have never thought about learning. In fact, a family member, who is a retired first grade teacher from a local public school, has been very impressed. She has said on more than one occasion that our child is learning things in preschool that she taught in first grade. I also like the fact that things seem very organized and structured, yet the kids have a ton of fun. Pajama day was a big hit at our house!
I really love St. Louis Preschool. I know that my child is receiving a phenomenal preschool education. He is learning his alphabet, how to write his name, and social interaction skills. I like that he is also learning about the Catholic religion. We are so fortunate to have a Catholic preschool in our area.
The other day, our daughter came home and said to me, “Mom, do you know Jesus lives in our hearts?” Comments like this remind me that learning about the Lord in school is a gift for our small ones, especially right now because they are so simple.