I like that my child is learning in a structured environment, but also gets to be a kid with recreational play. Great communication from Directors and staff genuinely seems to enjoy their job---that's so important to me.
Professional and friendly staff who truly interact and engage the children in play-based learning and exciting activities. There are few centers these days that have a staff like Kent Island Kiddie Academy; all teachers work hard and implement curriculum appropriately. The hard work shows in the social, emotional, and cognitive developmental realms of the the children enrolled at this center.
That everyone is so nice and works really well with my daughters shyness. My daughter loves going to school and loves her teachers. Also I like how mrs Becky walks Peyton to the window to wave goodbye.
I rely on the teachers to comfort the children when I am not there and to entertain them when they are upset. If the teacher is distracted (or just preoccupied with other duties), I can't be sure that my child is happy. When I drop off or pick up my son, the teachers are often busy doing other things (cleaning, doing something on the ipad, etc. ) and the children are just entertaining themselves. Technology has a rightful place in the classroom, but not when it distracts the teachers from their primary duty - tend to the children. Today the teacher just couldn't locate my son altogether!
I like the hours of operation, convenience of school bus pick up and drop off for school agers, the friendly and professional staff, cleanliness of the facility, the curb appeal, and the piece of mind that I get knowing that my child is happy, looks forward to attending and feels safe at Kiddie Academy of Kent Island.
I love that my son spent his preschool years in an environment that supported learning through play, not worksheets/workbooks. He entered kindergarten knowing all his letters and sounds. We always felt as if our son was loved and the Kiddie Academy was a natural extension of our family. Now that he has completed a summer in the school age program, he kept the skills he learned in kindergarten and was ready for First Grade this year.