Toronto, ON | Grades PS - 2 | Shortlist
Our older child started in the preschool class at Children's Garden Nursery School and completed the two year Kindergarten program. What an incredibly rich experience it has been. We are so happy that we are still at Children's Garden Nursery School for a few more years as our younger child started in the 2-morning toddler program and is now in the 3 Morning preschool class and we plan to enroll him in kindergarten program next year. It is truly a special place and it is a privilege to have our children walk through these doors every morning. Children's Garden Nursery School punches way above its weight class in terms of quality and variety of programs that it offers. It is small but mighty because of the care that the administrators, teachers and parents all put into it.
Our daughter's experience at Children's Garden Nursery School has been fantastic. She is in her 2nd year of attending the school having started at 2 years old. Coming in as a shy and sensitive girl with a fear of new people, a year and a half later she has morphed into a confident preschooler not afraid to strike a conversation with a stranger. I believe the school does a good job of providing a well-rounded curriculum that touches on a broad array of subjects. The student to teacher ratios are low providing a small community setting but also allowing students to excel given the level of attention. The teachers and admin staff have been incredible in fostering a positive learning environment for the children while keeping the parents actively involved through social events and weekly communications. We would not hesitate to recommend the school for parents looking for a preschool and particularly as a feeder/preparatory into one of the Toronto private schools.
I have 3 children, one attended from preschool to SK and the others are currently in JK and started at the preschool level. Not one of them has ever had any disappointments. Children's Garden has always fostered a very warm and caring environment which is ideal for young children. Also, between our children, we've have had almost every teacher at the school at one point or another. Every last one of them is fantastic! The programming is diverse - sport ball, drama, french, music and the quality of instruction is always very high. Children's Garden is a happy, beautiful place to send your children every day. Our kids all absolutely love/loved the school and the great friends they've made there.