We love CDA

“I have a five-year-old and a two-year-old who attend CDA. They love going to school and it is evident the teachers genuinely care for them. Teacher Casi in Pre-K is a very skilled teacher who is clearly knowledgeable about children’s development. She clearly puts a lot of effort into her curriculum and is very adept at communicating with children and parents. We have noticed an incredible jump in social maturity and independence since our daughter has transferred to the Pre-K room. Our daughter turned five late in the year so we were worried she would be a bit bored spending another year in pre-K. We have been pleasantly surprised to see her pre-literacy and social skills continue to grow – Casi clearly modifies the activities based on the needs of each child. Madeline genuinely loves her teachers and is excited to show them new outfits, make them little cards, or share exciting news. I love the emphasis on activity (e.g., kids’ yoga) and pre-literacy skills. I couldn’t imagine a better place for my daughter to prepare for kindergarten. My 2-year-old is in the Toddler B room and I couldn’t be more impressed with teacher Lauren and teacher Briana – My son is a willful little guy but they have fostered such a great environment with the exact mix of setting expectations and patient encouragement. He went from being a handful to a “great teacher helper” during his time in that classroom. They are quick to offer hugs at drop-off and clearly know my son. I can tell they spend a lot of time getting to know each child and their personalities. It is evident they genuinely care for these little kids. We also love the daily connect app for ease of communication. The office staff has always been available and helpful. The food is great. The playground equipment and gym are fun for my kids. We also appreciate the swim lessons and dance classes (one less thing to coordinate in the evenings or on the weekend). We really couldn’t be more pleased.”

Katie from Shoreview
Mother of Jack and Madeline, Toddler and Pre-K