Tonight, it finally dawned on me that Lennon is only 2 days away from finishing his time at the Montessori Children's House. I'm struck with a combination of sadness and pride – but primarily incredible gratitude for the incredible care and instruction my children have received there over the last four years. Every single day I dropped my children off there, I knew they were welcomed into a loving and supportive educational environment where they would be safe, loved, treated as individuals and challenged to be their best; that means more than I could ever express. I consider the expense of the last four years the greatest investment we'll likely ever make.
From the first day we dropped Olivia off at Montessori Children's Village and Lennon at the Infant House, our children have been treated with kindness, respect and love. In return, they've absolutely flourished. I'm amazed at what they can do and the wide range of interests they've developed. Our children are inquisitive, confident, strong, sweet, silly, generous, kind, independent and worldly people – I'd like to take some credit for it, but it belongs with all of you.
I've often heard it mentioned that each person will only meet a few really wonderful teachers in their lives. Every teacher to come has the bar set really high for them. You are wonderful, gifted and giving people and we love you all!
There will be a lot of tears shed on Friday – I only hope Lennon and Olivia can console Julie & I. Our family is eternally grateful for all you've done for us!– Tim Kiefer, Montessori Children's House
Also, as a nursing mom, I have spent a lot of time as a fly on the wall in Ms Patience' s classroom during working hours. Her level of respect and professionalism with her staff is remarkable. I can't think of a single thing she could possibly do better. In turn, Macy, Shannon, Danielle and Phineice are all amazing gals and work so well together as a team. Always helping each other out and are in such good moods caring for all of the babies. It's really a pleasure to stop in every day to feed Paul and see how everyone is doing. What a fantastic team.
We have also felt very fortunate to have Ms Sarah in the toddler room. She did such a fabulous job juggling her staff problems and holding her classes together through so much staff changes. We hope Paul will be so lucky as to transition into her classroom at 18 months.
It's been a great year and I'll look forward to our return in August!– Jackie