Ivy Estoesta: We are grateful to have MVBC preschool in our neighborhood–we are more than pleased with the quality of care and education provided by the preschool during the school year and during summer camp. In our experience, Mrs. Vasquez (MVBC Director) and our child’s teachers (current and past) are friendly and genuinely enjoy caring for and teaching the children.
Our eldest child (now 6 years old) attended the preschool from ages 3 – 5 and was well prepared for transitioning to Kindergarten at APS. Our middle child (now 3 years old) began attending the preschool at age 2.5 and is thriving under its curriculum. For example, she can identify all her letters and numbers, is developing her penmanship, and knows some basic Spanish words (e.g., colors) and phrases (e.g, greetings, salutations, etc.). We wish we could enroll our youngest child (still a newborn) in the school sooner!
The school is also great about keeping parents in the loop. For example, we receive a newsletter outlining the month’s special events (birthdays, holidays, etc.) and the planned curriculum (e.g., letter and number of the week, Bible stories, etc. that will be covered). We also receive a daily report of our child’s behavior and the schoolwork completed that day, and weekly updates on the Brightwheel app with photos of our child engaged in a school activity (e.g., painting, show & tell, recess, etc.). At the end of the quarter, we receive a report card summarizing our child’s educational and behavioral progress.
We also really enjoy the social events that the preschool hosts (e.g., Fall Festival parade, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas program, and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day brunch). Though the pandemic prevented us from celebrating the Mother’s Day and Fathers Day brunches in person during the 2020 Spring semester, the virtual appreciation events that the school hosted were absolutely wonderful!