Testimonials
“I can’t say enough good about the Step-by-Step program…”

~ From a parent of the Step-by-Step program

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“I can’t say enough good about the Step-by-Step program at the BCCNS. My son was one of the students in the pilot program, and it was a blessing for both him and my husband and I. He loved coming to school, and had a lot of fun learning self-care, communication and social skills, and conquering some sensory issues. The teachers were kind, knowledgeable, patient, and incredibly supportive to students, as well as to the parents. It was educational for me to see  how they taught and treated the kids. My son has noticeably grown and developed thanks to the program, and we are sending him back again this coming year.”

“We have seen our daughter blossom into a child that truly loves school…”

~ Kinders Parent

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“As a parent of a three year-old with special needs that came to BCCNS, I have seen first-hand the wonderful things that can happen when a child is placed into a program with dedicated and experienced staff such as we have here. I recall this time last year when the parents would gather at drop-off or pick-up time and share their thoughts and concerns as to where to place their child that Fall.

I was committed to having my daughter return here for the four year-old program. During one of these gatherings, I remember one parent’s comment to me regarding our choice to have our daughter return here for her third year, that we should be careful because she would get too comfortable here and not be ready to deal with the regular school system’s large class size etc.

Well halfway through the year, I can tell you that it is all about being comfortable because that comfort is what is required for our children to develop the self-confidence they need to embrace new challenges, be willing to try new things and really be able to handle what lies ahead in the regular school system. We have seen our daughter blossom into a child that truly loves school, is willing to attempt new things with great enthusiasm, and beams with more self-confidence than we ever dreamed.

I am still apprehensive about where to place my child this fall for senior kindergarden, but I am confident that I have provided her with the best foundation to the many years ahead of education by having her participate in the four year old program here at the school.”

“…student to staff ratio that is unheard of in the public school system.”

~ From a parent of the Kinders

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“The best decision I made when considering where to send my son for Junior Kindergarten was BCCNS. The 4’s program is excellent. I love the way the program is organized, incorporating special themes and special events. Plus a student to staff ratio that is unheard of in the public school system.”

“The early school years are too precious to be wasted in large classes…”

~ From a parent of the Kinders

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“I really love the 4 year old program but more importantly my son does too. I chose this program because I was so pleased with the school and wanted to continue to give my son the best start I could.

After each day, he could not wait to tell me in detail all about his afternoons. The letters he had learned to write, the French songs or numbers, the cookery, the experiments, his friends new time, the chats over snack and what he has played with. The teachers provide a caring, fun, and stimulating classroom, giving a perfect balance of work and play.

I know I made the right decision with this program. The early school years are too precious to be wasted in large classes in large impersonal schools. My only problem now is how to find something to follow this!”

“As a parent and an educator …the quality of programming at BCCNS is superior.”

~ From a parent of the 3's program

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“As a parent and an educator in the field, I feel that the quality of programming at BCCNS is superior. The staff in the 3-year old program strive to excel beyond my expectations. The attention to detail and their true affection for children is evident to all. The environment is warm and nurturing and the activities are always based on the developmental needs of the children.

Both my children enjoyed their experiences at BCCNS and their exposure to inclusion at such a tender age has helped shape them in a positive way. They have learned not to judge others based on differences, but rather appreciate differences and see the similarities. Thank you to all the staff for their dedication. I believe a positive first experience to school paves the way to a continued positive attitude toward school.”

From a parent of the 3’s program

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“The teachers seem to be able to combine teaching with caring. It is a positive atmosphere that recognizes the individual needs and personalities of the children. I am glad they feel comfortable hugging and comforting the children.”

From a parent of the 2’s program

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“I was looking to place my two year-old into a preschool school a few mornings a week to give her socialization time…without me! She was also behind in her speech and many had suggested that a preschool environment may encourage some more talking.

A friend had recommended BCCNS to me (two of her kids went to the school) and when I went for my tour, I immediately fell in love with how caring and genuine the teachers were, how happy the other kids were in class, and the creative play-based activities they had available to them (the activities completely exceeded my expectations).

My daughter loves going to BCCNS, and her speech did indeed improve (she even started talking about sharing and taking turns at home!). Needless to say, we enrolled her for the 3s program.

This is a gem of a school with a wonderful community-feel; I have no doubt your family will love it here too.”

From a parent of the 2’s program

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“Initially we chose BCCNS because of its reputation, but now we would have chosen BCCNS for its teachers and teacher-to-student ratio. My child has developed an excellent basis of social skills, is better adjusted and happier because of his time at BCCNS.”

The best decision I made … for Junior Kindergarten was BCCNS

Kinders Parent

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“The best decision I made when considering where to send my son for Junior Kindergarten was BCCNS. The 4’s program is excellent. I love the way the program is organized, incorporating special themes and special events. Plus a student to staff ratio that is unheard of in the public school system.”

From a parent of the Kinders

Kinders Parent

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“To those of you considering enrolling your child into the 4 year old program, I would like to assure you that your child will receive no better instruction and care. The teachers focus all of their attention and skills on the children and give them a solid basis of knowledge to prepare them for their formal education. The programming they provide is at the senior kindergarten level and has exceeded our expectations. Varied themes, special guests, a music program and introductory French are only a few of the reasons why I consider this program to be a necessity in our lives.”