"Our daughter Mairead started rainbow with My Toddler & Me, graduated from the Pre-K and is now in Eagle Kindergarden, as are the majority of her former classmates. Her Rainbow experience, which encouraged learning through play, and her confidence and enthusiasm made the transition into Kindergarden simple. Our son, Colin s now in Rainbow Pre-K and loves talking about who he played with during center choice. Ever day is something different. He proudly writes his name on everything and he is starting to show a real interest in writing and in learning. Our youngest son, Eamonn is in Nursery and he cannot get to school fast enough to see his friends. His favorite project so far, is his robot of rectangles named Diego. All of this is made possible by a tremendous staff of caring, energetic, creative, and committed teachers who always know how to reach and teach each child on a one to one basis and in a classroom setting. Events such as Mother’s Day Tea, and Daddy Day, allow everyone to be involved and participate in the fun. My kids are s proud of their classroom and they can’t wait to show all the cool things they made to decorate their room. Even watching our third child singing and dancing at the many celebrations, we still feel as if we are seeing it for the first time as each class is unique and with its own cast of characters. It is an experience every family should enjoy."
Louise and John O’Shea
“I was truly hesitant about placing my twin girls in a pre-school program, thinking of course that they would learn and grow intellectually with a caregiver and myself. Was I wrong!Stepping Stones Pre-School has influenced my children in ways that I never could. Their staff provides a warm and loving teaching environment. There is such a great balance of small group activities, quiet periods and outdoor activities (as weather permits). The teachers encourage self-expression, expose children to literature, music, are and science.My children, within a four-month time, have grown and developed intellectually and socially. I can’t thank the staff enough. My only regret is that they cannot continue in this wonderful school for kindergarten up to 8th grade!”
Dr. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio
“Dear Rainbow Staff,I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful memories and outstanding Pre-school education you have given to my three children. I truly believe that Pre-school is an extremely important part of the growth of a child. You have given my children the best start. The Pre-school curriculum goes above and beyond the Pre-school curriculum that is mandated by N.Y.C. My children were very well prepared for kindergarten.Your theme-based curriculum which includes music, dance, and getting along with others, made every day an exciting adventure. Some of my children's favorite adventures were their bear’s graduation, daddy day, picking pumpkins in the yard, and the turkey wobble song. My daughter who just graduated, still talks about her favorite center, which was the writing Center. When she entered kindergarten she was already reading and writing. Thanks to the teachers who are amazing, patient, caring and fun.My experiences at Rainbow School over the years have always brought tears to my eyes because the school and staff are so special to me. My children are all in gifted programs in N.Y.C. public schools and I’m sure their education and experiences at Rainbow have made a difference. They all left Rainbow School with confidence, dancing skills, a very large vocabulary, and great thinking strategies.Thanks for all the good times, fond memories, laughter, and love that you have shared with my family during the last 12 years.”
My three children have all attended Stepping Stones Pre-school since the Young Nursery program. My youngest is now in Nursery and will attend their Universal Pre-K in the fall 2008. I have always been pleased with Stepping Stones academic program. I truly feel they have completely prepared my children for Kindergarten. I have always felt my children to be safe and well cared for in Stepping Stones. I have had the pleasure of each teacher and have always felt they made my children's first experience with school wonderful.”
"Dear Marilyn and Michele,
We would like to take this opportunity to commend your school and staff, for the commitment and caring everyone has shown toward Mikie. He became determined, confident and his self esteem greatly increased, Mikie would come home beaming with excitement. Mikie's accomplishments occurred due to the help determination and belief which you, and your staff have shown when working with Mikie and the other children."
Jennifer, Garry, Natoli & Mikie Bernstein
You have welcomed us each morning. Edward was always happy and secure when I left and that was because of you. Thank you for being there everyday with a warm smile."
Dawn & Edward
"Today is Anthony's last day for camp...Just want to thank all of you for being special to us and helping Anthony grow as a toddler. I will miss you all. Thanks for providing a safe, clean and happy environment for my son."
Love You All
"Students and Teachers,
Because of your very generous donations of meats, cereal, fruits, vegetables and much more to our food pantry. Saint Thomas of Aquinas was able to feed 33 families. Without the help of your students and teachers this would not have been possible."
A Big Thanks
St .Thomas of Aquinas & The Volunteers of The Food Pantry