North Queen Anne
Here is what our families have to say about us...
Graduating to Kindergarten...
First Time Parents...
We are writing this letter to let you know how happy we are with the care our daughter receives at your child care center.
As first time parents, we were hesitant to let anyone else take care of our daughter. However, a relative told us of the wonderful care their daughter had received at your center. So we enrolled! Initially, she did not like us dropping her off in the morning. There were the usual moments of “separation anxiety”, crying, fussing etc that any child will experience. Then later we noticed that she would run to the teachers in the morning to say “hi”. Then in the afternoon sometimes she does not want to leave. At home, she started talking about her classmates and her teachers, singing songs, saying the alphabet and counting. Although we work continually with her on her vocabulary and reading, we began hearing words and phrases we knew we had not yet introduced to her. We were then so pleased when we noticed that she was learning what good manners are. In this day and age when it seems few have any manners, you can imagine how delighted we are to know you are reinforcing in her what she is taught at home.
Then best of all, she has been telling us about “Chapel Time”, thank you so much for making this a part of her weekly schedule. It has been a welcome addition to what we teach at home about God and Jesus.
We hope this short note lets you understand how much we appreciate everything you and your staff do each and every day.
Second Time Around
When Royale approached me about making a contribution for the May newsletter in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I immediately said “Yes!”, then I walked away thinking, “how could I just write about one favorite moment, when in our last 5 years of having the privilege of being a part of NQACC, we have had a million favorite moments?”
We came to NQACC in December of 2002 when our first child, Isabel, started in the T1 classroom. Being new parents, who were just “learning the ropes”, we realized that everyday Isabel went to school at NQACC, was a day that we were learning too. The teachers embraced our questions and anxieties and reassured us that both we (and Isabel) were doing “just fine.” It took a couple of years, but we’re finally getting it :-) and in so many ways, the teachers at NQACC have been our teachers too.
Now that our second child Sofie, is in the T2 classroom, we find ourselves here again, in one of the best childcare centers around, and with the best teachers we could ever imagine. Our family is so very Blessed to have found NQACC and every day, we are reminded of the amazing love and education our girls receive. Isabel still talks about “things we did in Johanna’s class…” And I am certain that in a few years, Sofie too will turn and say “remember when I was in preschool? I had so much fun there!” They have learned to talk, to go to the potty, to love music, art, God and dinosaurs. Our girls have formed friendships that will be a part of who they are for life. Little do they know, just how much they have learned and how much of a gift their experience has been at NQACC.
Thank you Shari, Jenna, Irina, Jessica, Debbie, Heidi, Michael, Anna, Amanda, Megan, Johanna, Kyle, Paul,
Corey, Tana, Erin, Julia, Jason, Karolin, Kate, Halley, Somaly, Mary Ann, Sandy and Royale, and also to all
the teachers that have come and gone, for all the hugs, all the noses wiped, for the ABC’s and the music, for
the prayers and the blessings. We are so lucky to have found you and you are all so very much appreciated.
PS: If there is room, here is my favorite moment :-) When Sofie graduated from T1 to T2, she missed Jenna and so she would go to the window and “knock” to get her attention, then Jenna would “knock” back to her, reassuring Sofie that “There she is, just on the other side of the window”. It’s the little things that NQACC teachers do that make every day special for Sofie, just knowing that Jenna is right there if she needs her helped make Sofie’s transition to T2 easier. Now on weekends, Sofie sometimes walks around at home, knocking on windows, looking for “Nenah”.