My husband Eric and I prayed and prayed that Olivia (our oldest daughter) would be able to be a part of Canyon Lake Community Church preschool's first Kinder class because she had a great few years prior in the preschool department and we just love how the staff and administrators are so personal and love our kids like their own! So, we were overjoyed when we found out there was going to be Kinder and especially during 2020 Covid! From the first day of school and everyday since, my daughter literally gets up joyfully, gets dressed and is begging to go to school. We weren't sure how everyday from 830 to 3pm
was going to be for her since she never went to school every day prior. But she LOVES it and has made so many friends and just adores her two teachers, Mrs. Claudio and Mrs. O. The thorough communication from these two dynamic teachers is so personal and exceptional...sharing weekly lesson plans, providing a SeeSaw app for us parents where they share pictures and videos of all the engaging centers, experiments, lessons, kid-focused engaging activities they do with our kids in their school day. Not to mention, prompt response to email regarding questions us parents may have. They give us a monthly calendars which are so helpful and they continually update us through multiple avenues of communication. The rigor of the curriculum is fantastic! My daughter has loved the Superkids reading program which also has an at home computer program feature where she can do so many engaging activities, spelling practice, reading games and electronically read the books as well. She didn't go into Kinder reading, but has been reading for months now and just loves it! The reading and writing activities that my daughter comes home sharing is so engaging and fun they don't even realize how much they are learning and growing academically! My daughters' favorite subject is math and she said she loves how Mrs. O teaches her ways to do math easily. The lessons are engaging, kinesthetic and Mrs. O gives them great creative tools to help them remember the concepts. The practice homework was something she couldn't wait to do and there's an app called Khan Kids Academy that both of my girls enjoy doing to strengthen their math skills here at home! The breadth of subjects taught is second to none! Because the kids get to be there for a full day its amazing how much time they get for exploration and kinesthetically learning by doing! Most half day programs don't allow for the time to be able to do this. Some of my daughter's favorite activities includes incredible STEM experiments (ex: building a bridge with toothpicks and marshmallows), directed drawing art lessons that she just loves and has really sparked an art interest for her, Social Studies lessons that have taught her so much about our country, leaders, presidents, and so much more! And what has been really special for her and for us parents is the prayer time she gets to have with her teachers and lessons learning about God!
But more than all of these listed above, the strong social/emotional attention taught, modeled and given to our daughter has been exceptional! From day one, Olivia has felt loved and cared for in such a personal way by both Mrs. Claudio and Mrs. O! They love these kids like their own and it is so obvious in how they treat them with respect, care and integrity! And its something they have a high standard for the kids to treat one another with as well. And we all know that 5 and 6 year olds need time to practice these social lessons, so its wonderful how these awesome ladies take the time to help them work things out with one another; helping the students communicate in a positive, but truthful manner, and focus on working together as a united community similar to a family. They have a behavior system that has worked so well for my daughter as it allows each child to focus on individual behavior and work together as a table/group to earn points which is a great life lesson in and of itself. I cannot speak highly enough of how safe, loved and cared for my daughter has always felt here at CLCCP! We are forever grateful for this incredible Kindergarten year and don't know how it can ever be topped! And our love and admiration for all that Mrs. Claudio and Mrs. O and the administration have poured into this program and our kids is endless. So, if you have the opportunity to attend this incredibly special place, we couldn't recommend it highly enough! Very grateful parents, Eric & Jami J.