"This is our first year at Shady Grove UMC Preschool and I had heard many wonderful things about the preschool and staff, but they have exceeded our expectations by far! Our child is often anxious about new people and places so we were concerned about his transition to a new place and routine. The teachers and staff at Shady Grove are so kind and patient and we were amazed at how happy he was after his first day. He even asked when he could go back! Months later, he still loves preschool and cannot wait for "school days" to come around. We also love the small preschool feel of Shady Grove and are constantly amazed that every staff member knows our child's name. We know his teachers genuinely care about him and he is learning so much while also having fun! We have seen many positive changes in our child this year and he has learned so many great things that are preparing him for elementary school. We feel assured that when it is time for him to move on to Kindergarden that he will have all the tools and knowledge he needs to be successful, thanks to the outstanding and loving staff at the preschool. We look forward to many more wonderful years at Shady Grove UMC Preschool with both of our children."
"As parents of bilingual kids, my wife and I have had many positive experiences and memories with Shady Grove United Methodist Church (SGUMC) Preschool. When starting the 2 1/2-year-old class, we were concerned over our daughter’s communication skills with teachers and classmates because she felt very uncomfortable speaking English. We found that the language barrier was not an issue at all in class. She had been truly loved and cared for by the director and teachers every moment and attended the school for three years before kindergarten. That is why my son attends the 2 1/2-year-old class now and he will also continue attending SGUMC Preschool. The director and teachers always welcome parents with a smile and are very nice. Kids enjoy the variety of fun programs such as crafts, painting, music, and educational activities that are usually displayed in the class room. Whenever my kids bring something fun they made in class home, I could feel that they really enjoyed preschool life. We have been very happy to see our kids growing with love and attention at the preschool."
4825 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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