“I really like the Reggio Emilia approach. They have a child-led philosophy that I appreciate. Very play-based and I like that openness of the day, but there’s structure too, a good combination.
The teachers are the best thing about the program. They are incredibly nurturing and have the ability to implement conflict resolution between toddlers in a calm and thoughtful way.
They value each child as an individual; they’re never condescending to children; they talk to them in regular words. They elevate them.”
mother of 2.5 year old son
“I’ve had a professional tell me that my son could identify emotions and that he showed a lot of empathy – advanced emotional development skills. I have to credit C5.
I love the Daily Story. It’s great to know what your kids are up to during the day, both the text as well as the pictures. When you first start there, you want that reassurance; you see they’re happy and having a good time, especially before they’re very verbal.
I know parents who stay at home but they’re carting their kids to music class or tumbling class … but those kinds of activities are included in C5. I never feel like I need to spend the money or the time. I never feel like I need to arrange play dates because of the socialization … and our weekends are mellow because of that.”
mother of son 2 years old and 5 year old C5 alumna daughter
“What my son learned allowed him to have a smoother transition to kindergarten.
The teachers are so creative at coming up with things that even I wouldn’t be able to think of doing.
The teachers alone and in combination with other teachers bring so much to the children. Each time I think I have such a great teacher, and then I’m sad when they transition to the next one, and then the next one is so great.”
mother of 3 year old son and 6 year old C5 alumnus son
“The Reggio-inspired program was definitely a selling point for us. It’s a very well-designed program for kids to put them in a comfortable environment and let them explore on their own; it encourages their natural curiosity and inquisitiveness.
My kids really enjoy their school. They’re happy to be dropped off, and happy at the end of the day—so happy they don’t usually want to leave.
Our kids’ learning and development has been terrific. Learning and growing, both emotionally and intellectually—watching that has been great to see.”
father of 2.5 year old son and 5 year old C5 alumna daughter
“I love the teachers. They’re so responsive and very patient, especially with first-time parents. I never feel like I’m bothering them. They’re open to suggestions and also open to working together to make things better.
Each child has a primary teacher; I feel like that is very valuable to have the one person. But it feels like a technicality, because I could ask any teacher in the room, and they are all fully engaged with every kid.”
mother of 3 year old daughter
“I do not worry about him at all during the day. I know that he is being well taken care of, he is being challenged, he is being appreciated for his individuality. I feel like C5 really cares about his well being and his future.
The teachers always make time for you, they’re always willing to talk to you and give suggestions. As a parent, I have learned tremendous amounts about how to work with my son.”
“I can’t wait to look at the Daily Story. We read it together and talk about the pictures and talk about what he did in depth.”
mother of 4 year old son
“C5 has great methodologies for bringing out the best in kids. We’ve had a really great partnership coming up with strategies to help my older son grow and develop.
I really enjoy the way they nurture and support all the different kinds of kids and learners. It feels likes a partnership in our child’s development. It’s not like I’m just dropping him off and hoping for the best.”
“I love getting the Daily Story. Even if I’m having an incredibly busy afternoon and don’t have time to look at it, I like to glance at it right before I pick my son up so I can ask him about his day.”
mother of 6 month old and 4 year old sons
“There is a true collaboration between parents and teachers. If there is a challenge at home, I can speak about it with the teacher so they know about it. We work together to find a solution. We’re all on the same page.
The Daily Story is such an important part of my day. Especially as a working parent, it helps give me peace of mind to see what they’re doing. It keeps me connected. It enables me to have a deeper conversation with a child.”
mother of 2 year old daughter and 4 year old son
“C5 has shaped how we work with our kids, it shapes how we do activities as a family. Our son is a very inquisitive kid and talks a lot about what he does at school and we try to support that at home.
The teachers are wonderful! Now that our daughter is walking, she runs into the classroom and goes straight to the teacher and gives her a big hug.”
mother of 1 year old daughter and 4 year old son