My experience with Valley View Kindergarten was phenomenal. My son was very reserved in pre-school, and risked falling behind in Kindergarten if he didn't get the help he needed. Ms. Kristen met him where he was, found out how he worked, and helped him reach and exceed our goals. Because Valley View has a small classroom size, each child is able to learn at their rate, and in turn learn the confidence they need to succeed and be proud. I am so grateful for everything Valley View has done to help my son grow in knowledge and understanding, not only academically, but spiritually as well. WE LOVE MS. KRISTEN!!!
---Proud Valley View Parent
I'm writing to recommend Valley View for your child's Kindergarten experience. We are new to Valley View this year, and I find that we are loving every minute. Much thought is put into planning a thoughtful, Christ-centered, enriching environment for young children, and every time I walk into my daughter's classroom and see what they are learning about, I have a new smile on my face! The program at Valley View uses best practices for young children: sensory experiences connected with nature, manipulatives, imaginative play and real objects instead of worksheet after worksheet. My daughter has professed that Miss Kristin is one of her favorite people, and all of the children are excited to come in and explore their lessons for the day. The students in Miss Kristin's classroom feel safe to share opinions, experiences and prayer requests. Miss Kristin lovingly guides her students towards their own individual improvement - she has captured the rare quality of being firm, but so gently and with the children's very best interest at heart! They respond to her because they know she cares. I love that she has high expectations for her pupils at the same time using her natural gift for understanding child development to meet the child exactly where they are.
I am so honored to have this opportunity to praise Valley View Adventist Academy. My children are relaxed and joyful in this environment, and they love their new school and all the knowlege they are gaining through it. So many of my dreams for them are coming to fruition here. We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be part of the Valley View Family!
---Thankful Valley View Parent
My son Parker started out kindergarten in Miss Kristin's class as a very shy, insecure and anxiety ridden little boy. Since he is my oldest child, I found myself being nervous for him to start school. However on the first day Miss. Kristin let us stay for a few minutes of class and I left feeling so good about it! She is so great with the kids. Parker can read, do some math and has much more confidence in himself. Miss Kristen takes one on one time with the students every day, and always keeps us parents in the loop. I know all the children love her, she is so gifted!
---Relieved Valley View Parent