We are currently sending our third child through the ECC (all day, every day 3's and 4's program) and we could not be happier. The staff and teachers are amazing and so caring. Our older boys have come out of this program ready for Kindergarten and have been very successful! We love watching our kids demonstrate at home what they are learning in preschool, and we have even had family compliment their learning. In addition, the social skills they learn with new friends, how to follow school rules, routines, etc., always put them ahead when they enter Kindergarten. Our compliments to the program and the amazing teachers!
And yes, we are excited for kindergarten, but we have LOVED being a part of the Early Childhood Program and Ms. Smith and Shalee have done a wonderful job this year accommodating Weston in his third year in the preschool program! We are looking forward to continuing our positive experience with the summer care program and the before/after program! Thanks again!
I also wanted to let you know that the preschool staff at South Elementary are simply amazing! We are so thankful for all of them. They have helped make our youngest son’s transition so smooth. I was nervous those first few days since he is 2 years 9 months. However the wonderful teachers took the time and emailed me pictures of Beckett on his first day during carpet time, lunch time and even centers. Thank you!
Our daughter has flourished in the Hudsonville Early Childhood Program. The program has complemented the education we’ve been working on at home. She’ll be well prepared to be at the head of the class when she begins kindergarten.
The HPS childcare program was a wonderful option for our family. As parents, the office staff was always very kind and worked with our alternative schedule, which we so appreciated. For our children, we always felt secure and assured of quality care during their time there after school. The childcare staff was always very caring and took interest in our children.
My daughter really enjoyed being able to go to school all day, like the “big kids”. She has made friends and learned how to interact as a group.
My son enjoyed the cool songs he was taught at school. There were many special, funny days that you dressed up or had spirit week and those always made him happy. The curriculum used in the classroom was very easy for him to remember.
After a year of preschool, my son was able to improve his communication and step out of his comfort zone. The curriculum was very helpful for him to learn with and he was able to learn how to be involved with a group, instead of working individually all the time.
Preschool has been great this year for my son. The staff went above and beyond my expectations to help him grow and mature this year. He has made so many gains socially and academically.