Testimonials

What Parents Are Saying

“We visited MANY preschools in the area and knew the moment we entered Hidden Valley that it was the best place for our daughter. We live on the opposite end of the city but the quality of staff and the overall presentation of the school was something that we could not pass up. With a late summer birthday, she will be one of the younger students in her kindergarten class and we wanted to ensure that her year in preschool would prepare for the start of her elementary school years. Hidden Valley Preschool has exceeded our expectations in every aspect of the program. With a curriculum that is second to none, she has been exposed to an exciting and fun-filled environment of continuous learning. We had planned to send our daughter 3 days a week but after the very first week the impact and value of the program was so apparent that we immediately began sending her full time. Each night before she goes to bed she asks if she “gets” to go to school tomorrow!”

-Ryan and Lindsay Kern

"We chose Hidden Valley because we loved the small in-home feel of the preschool and the warm welcome we received from both Ms. Tara & Ms. Katie from Day One. We sent both of our children to Hidden Valley and we couldn't be happier.  Hidden Valley offers families a flexible schedule, cozy environment, and great communication with families. We see photos of our child every day, have one-one-one conversations with Ms. Katie and Ms. Tara at both drop-off and pick-up time, and if we ever have a question or concern Ms. Katie and Ms. Tara are very quick to respond. 

 

Children are happy at Hidden Valley and they get to be kids. They get to play, run, laugh, and discover new things. I think the biggest benefit that both of my children have gotten from Hidden Valley is the rich social environment they provide for the children. The needs of children are put first and it shows. Children's stories and voices are heard throughout the day and when little ones have a conflict or a big feeling (which kids often tend to do when they are 3-5 years old) they are listened to and encouraged to problem solve with their peers. These are the essential skills of preschool- flexibility, problem solving, listening to others, collaboration, etc. that are all fostered and focused on a Hidden Valley. 

 

They say that a great early childhood program benefits kids well into their adulthood and I know that my kids have greatly benefited from the time they have spent at Hidden Valley now, and far into the future, thanks to Ms. Katie and Ms. Tara."

-Kaitlyn 

"Being new to the area we asked around and researched a lot on where to send our daughter to pre-school. We heard so many great things about HVP, and  we were fortunate enough that they had an opening for our daughter! The flexible schedule, play based learning, along with tons of time outdoors and learning about nature are just a few of our favorite things about HVP!  Katie and Tara where amazing with our kids and definetly helped prepare our daughter for kindergarten and instilled a love of reading.  They were always available to talk to and were great at helping transition our 3 year son to starting preschool and reassured him along the way!  The small intimate classroom size is great for learning."

-Max and Cheerie Lossen 

"Our boy went to Hidden Valley for Kindergarten preparation.  It was engaging for him in a number of ways.  I like the set up where all of the kids have certain responsibilities regardless of age.  As the program progresses, they are given even more.  The older students often help the younger students in performing tasks, during activities and of course the socializing piece. Our boy just completed Kindergarten and we couldn't be more pleased with some leadership roles he took on and the way he interacts with other students. There's no question that Hidden Valley was integral to his development and success. Our boy was lucky to work with Ms. Katie and Ms. Tara and all of the kiddos at Hidden Valley.  Our younger daughter just began a few weeks ago and was so eager to go because of the experience her big brother had.  She's loving it just as much.  I have ten new paintings per day to prove it. Highly recommend with no hesitation." 

- Hidden Valley Parents

“We could not be happier with our experience at Hidden Valley Preschool. Our son has thrived on the small class size where he is able to work on his independence yet not get lost in a crowd. He is excited to learn and play with his preschool teachers and friends and we as parents are amazed at what he has learned this year. The teachers truly care about the development of each child, offer creative lessons and themes and provide detailed feedback about our son’s progress. This is our first experience with preschool so we didn’t really know what to expect. Our son is very fortunate to be attending such a fantastic preschool. We will definitely be sending our youngest son to Hidden Valley when the time comes!”

-Trista and Colin Anderson

“Hidden Valley Preschool has been an extremely positive experience for my son.  The environment is very inviting and conducive to learning through both structured activities and free play. The director is open and attentive to any questions, concerns or suggestions I have during this critical stage of my son’s development. My son loves going to school each morning and often races me to the car so we can get there sooner.  I’d definitely recommend this preschool.”

– Joe

“Our daughter has attended Hidden Valley Preschool for two years. Like many parents, we were looking for a school that was safe, nurturing, creative, with focus on the academic building blocks our daughter would need for kindergarten. We wanted her to enjoy learning, develop new skills, and build confidence in her abilities. She wanted a place where she felt happy, everyone was nice, and there was a lot of fun stuff to do. We all found what we were looking for at Hidden Valley Preschool.

 

Our daughter knows her phonics, can count to 100, knows basic math skills, and has created numerous art masterpieces. She also has built a robot out of boxes, tried new foods, learned about cultures from around the world, created puppet shows, made her own board game, played gym games, the list goes on and on. This is not only a fantastic preschool, more importantly, it is an amazing learning community. A community where the students genuinely care about each other, encourage each other, and cheer for each other. It’s a community where the teachers care for, respect, nurture, and support our children like they were a part of their own family. A community where parents are always welcome and our children are proud to be a part of. Hidden Valley Preschool is a community you will want to be a part of too.”

-Kerri & Craig Chilcote

“My husband and I chose to send our daughter to Hidden Valley Preschool when she turned 3 years of age and we are both glad we did.  Throughout the last year, we have seen the commitment the teachers make to teaching without putting pressure and the wonderful rapport they build with each child. In our opinion, great teachers make a great preschool program and Hidden Valley Preschool definitely has that important quality. The other most important factor is that when we had our daughter in another preschool prior to Hidden Valley enrollment, she did not like going there.  Most of the time she cried when we dropped her off which made us feel so guilty every time we dropped her off, where at Hidden Valley Preschool, she is not only happy to go there, but we see the excitement she displays when we talk about going to school.  We highly recommend Hidden Valley to any family.”

-Tom & Tigist

“True talent shines from this school by fully preparing each student beyond academics for kindergarten, it also instills genuine enthusiasm and fun in learning and going to school. My daughter has a deep sense of pride in her school and the roles her friends and teachers have in her life and her own involvement in this community. Hidden Valley Preschool welcomes preschoolers into a nurturing and encouraging learning environment for little people to go beyond academics and build a strong foundation to be successful students.”

-Hidden Valley Preschool Mom