We have been a “Flanagans Family” for over six years! Working full-time, it is important to us that our kids are not only getting a great education, but are also really cared for. Our sons are treated with respect and kindness and are constantly nurtured by the staff. We truly have “peace of mind” knowing our kids are in such great hands. Our oldest was extremely prepared for first grade and our youngest is learning new things every day. They love their teachers and friends, which really says it all. We have been very lucky.
Dear Flanagan’s Preschool,
We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all you do for our family. From the day we brought Kevin in at 4 months old, and every day since then, all 2+ years, you have never disappointed us. From day one we never worried about Kevin’s safety, well-being, education, or experience at Flanagan’s.
We’re always impressed with the amount of communication we receive about what’s going on at school. Both day by day (was it a good day or a rough day; sleep and eating habits), as well as what’s coming up so we have time to prepare (like special occasions or projects).
The teachers and staff are so accessible; we never feel weird about asking questions. The teachers have so much knowledge, experience and understanding of what children need, and what’s “normal” for them. The staff and teachers realize that kids will be kids, and don’t get crazy about things. Knowing that Flanagan’s understands has helped put us at ease when Kevin has gone through some unpleasant phases (like now). The teachers treat the children like family; you can see that they honestly care about the children, and the children respond in king. Kevin trusts and adores his teachers. They are able to calm him down as well as we are. Also, the low turnover rate for teachers provides consistency for the kids (and parents, too!). I think it’s that environment of consistency, discipline and caring that allows the kids to learn. From shapes, to abc’s, to numbers, to songs, to cleaning up toys, to holding a fork, spoon or crayon properly, to drinking from a cup, Kevin is always learning new things at school and doing or talking (or singing) about them at home. They have structured time for eating, napping, learning, stories, music and crafts, and unstructured time for playing with toys, or on the playground, or under the sprinkler. Excellent. Just excellent.
You really understand the needs of working parents. You provide healthy meals and snacks every day so we don’t have to worry about packing a lunch. You offer long hours which help families like ours who do not work close to home. You communicate early and often about upcoming events and changes so we’re aware of them, and have enough time to prepare for them.
We have recommended Flanagan’s to friends and family in the area, and will continue to do so. We can’t even imagine going anywhere else.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful, safe, and happy place for our son.
We joined Flanagan’s just six weeks ago and have been very pleased with the progress our Son is making. I would like to acknowledge Ms. Rebecca as she has been a pleasure to deal with and very efficient with her daily reports as to Justin’s progress as well as letting us know what his strong points are and his weak points in which she is working with him on, as we did not have this at our prior center for the last two years. This is a very family oriented atmosphere and I can say they are the BEST in the Collegeville area and very reasonably priced for the care they provide. I would also like to acknowledge Shawna Curfman who is an excellent Director and Ms. Bev who is an excellent Assistant Director, I can promise that they will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door along with every staff member. We look forward to Justin doing Kindergarten here next year.