Family Story: The White Family
“When our older son was ready to enter preschool, several of our closest friends were either enrolling their children at PCA or already had their children there for a few years. We received a lot of positive feedback about the school from those we trusted who were already a part of the PCA community. We found the admissions process very organized, caring, and thorough, and the admissions team was quick to address all of our concerns. Our son’s first year in PCA’s preschool (PCAP) went really well. We saw very tangible growth and development over the year. The program boosted his confidence and social skills. We saw that he truly enjoyed being there each day and that brought a lot of peace to our decision.
Our son’s first year in PCA’s preschool (PCAP) went really well. We saw very tangible growth and development over the year. The program boosted his confidence and social skills. We saw that he truly enjoyed being there each day and that brought a lot of peace to our decision.Mrs. White | PCA Mom
Towards the end of our son’s first year in PCAP, we adopted a 3 1/2 year old boy with special needs. PCA continued to be important to our family in two ways. First, our older son attended PCA’s Eagle Camp throughout the summer and loved being there. He came home each and every time with excitement about what he learned and did. It became a bit of a safe space for him as he was adjusting to all of the changes happening within our family, which he had some difficulty with at first. Second, the school’s admission team and preschool staff intentionally met with us about our new child’s special needs in order to determine his eligibility at PCA. As our child mainly has physical limitations, we felt they went above and beyond what was required to welcome our son into PCAP. They made very reasonable and thoughtful accommodations for our son’s special needs. We were extremely touched by their generosity and support. At our sons’ first day of school, it was all smiles. We couldn’t have asked for a better transition for our family.
There is something very special about PCA’s preschool, because both of our children ask when they get to go back to school on their days off. During the break between Eagle Camp and the start of school, our oldest son kept asking when school would start again. Our younger son comes home each school day eager to tell us about all the things he got to do that day. Both the Preschool Director and Head of School contacted us at the start of the school year to check in on how our sons were settling in. These little details represent to us the care and commitment the staff at PCA have for their students. We have also found the program staff to be solution-oriented, respectful, and quick to respond to our wide variety of questions and concerns not only at the start of the school year but also during it.
Both the Preschool Director and Head of School contacted us at the start of the school year to check in on how our sons were settling in. These little details represent to us the care and commitment the staff at PCA have for their students.
PCA has given us one of the largest gifts we could ask for this year by allowing our son with special needs to attend. The layers of positive impact that this decision has had on our family has altered our family dynamic for the better.
In the last year and a half that we have partnered with the school, we have found that PCA is intentional about making a positive difference for your families through education. They care about meeting each child’s learning style and needs. We find it a privilege to be a part of this community.”
Originally Posted: October 31, 2019