Our child was enrolled with Childventures for 5 Years.
We chose the CV program as it offered seamless before and after school care, no down time over the holidays when we didn’t have the time off. The safety and security of the facility was a big deal and the core knowledge and Montessori base was incredibly important. We also felt that moving into a play based environment after coming from such a structured and focused educational environment would have not provided the same benefit that CV offered.
Ariela’s transition to elementary school was seamless. After the first couple of days at her new school the teacher had commented about how she would never had known that Ariela was not in the school from kindergarten. After meeting with Ariela’s teacher we are even more confident in the decision that we made keeping her in CV. Ariela is reading a grade and a half ahead of the rest of the class and is excelling in all subjects. She is not bored as she loves to learn and help others. We have received the recommendation to consider French Emersion to challenge her further.
She has connected with most of the kids in her class and has already attended multiple birthday parties of her new friends.
We believe that her ability to make new friends, transition smoothly and continue to grow, came from the foundation that she received starting back in her infant classroom. She may have been born with confidence and a caring attitude but her ability to use them and socialize with others came from her lessons at CV
My advice to other parents is to understand the differences in the curriculum approach and make a decision that is best for your child. Also think about your own expectations and what you want your child to take away from their first 2 years in school.