OnFire Quotes – not just complements
"You should take your children to Aloma Methodist because it’s the next best thing to being with mom and dad. I find their tuition to be quite affordable compared to other schools in the area. I actually had become a stay-at-home mom after my daughter was born at around six months, because I just couldn’t find a good fit for a preschool. I was able to return to work because I found Aloma Methodist. And, it was the first preschool of hundreds of preschools that I had looked at over the almost two-year period that I felt comfortable with."
"We’ve been through three different teachers and classes. And it’s just been a very positive, loving experience. A lot of the preschools that you go to will have a high turnover rate in teachers. Many of the teachers that are there have taught there for five, ten, twenty years. And the relationship that they have with one another just resonates throughout the whole experience there, at Aloma. They are a family so, they’re able to be an extended family to us."
"Aloma is a Christian-based school. They take faith very seriously. And, they also let children do a lot of different, imaginative play. Instead of pushing things like worksheets they let kids just really play and be creative and enjoy being kids in a loving and safe environment."
"Another big reason why I chose Aloma Methodist when my daughter was 20 months old was her class only had 4 children in it at the time. And they kept lower ratios for those younger classes."
"It’s definitely not one of the schools that they make sure that all the paint stays on the paper or the dirt stays off of their clothes. They let them really experience the different mediums and outside and play. They let them really just use their imagination."
"They’re very creative. One of the things that they focus on at the school that I really appreciated is healthy living and healthy choices. For example, last week, they actually made stone soup, where they took the children out and actually had stones and vegetables and let them experience making and eating that. Whenever they’re able to tie in a hands-on experience for the kids, they do."
"What I do love and appreciate about the school is if there is a child who might be struggling in some areas, behaviorally, rather than just kicking the child out of the school, they really just spend extra time with the child and the family to help correct the behaviors. And, I think that’s really important, instead of just turning the family away because a family may need a little bit of extra support and help. I think the earlier that you start modeling that type of appropriate behavior for a kid, the better."
"They encourage the kids to work through things together. I think a lot of that ties into the Christian base of the program. They have chapel once a week. We’ve just absolutely loved it. And my child, who is a rather shy child, has just really come out of her shell. That’s really her favorite part of the whole program, just going to chapel every week and getting to sing and getting to be around other kids who get excited about God and about learning and about positive behavior and morals."
"The flexibility with Aloma I have never found at another preschool. Most schools, you’re required to either be full-time or go Tuesday, Thursday, or, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. They actually let you pick your days and pick your hours. So, you’re only committed to the four-hour session in the morning, if you choose. Or, you can extend by one additional hour up to five additional hours each day. So, it really lets you customize your schedule."
"They’ve been really good about making sure that the classroom remains clean. They’ve been open to keeping things clean and doing it in a safe way, which is important to many parents."
"I can honestly say that my child, who’s now eight months old, has never once cried at a drop-off. She’s always happy to go. She gets excited from the moment that we pull into the parking lot. She loves to go and be with her friends, play, and they’re always outside of the cribs."
"Their baby room, I can’t say enough good things about the teacher, Mary Lou, who’s been there for over 20 years. She’s absolutely phenomenal. She has such a gift with the little ones. And she, somehow, is able to manage three and four at a time and keep them all happy. They’ve got special mats and flooring in there to where it’s a safe environment for the children to play in. They’ve got different areas set up for the infants where they explore in a safe environment. They spend the majority of their day crawling around and just enjoying the environment they’re in."