Thank you for a year I know Micky will remember. He has learned so much and has truly loved going to school this year. I was constantly amazed at your ability to have a smile on after a long day with lots of boys. I know that he has made amazing friendships and has always felt confident and loved when going to school. I am going to miss driving to Ivy Hedge, it has been a part of our family for 3 great years.
We will remember all the times he came home excited to tell me about his science lesson, excited about his Alphabet book and his fun in Candyland. He enjoyed hip hop and music. He loved gym with Ms. Jaime too. Mickey has not shed a tear since the first day of orientation in Ms. Ellen’s class. Once he realized this was a safe, fun learning environment he hit the ground running.
Ms. Cindy & Ms. Missy you have really taken care of us and our family throughout our time here. We have had some days we needed to rely on you more than others and you have always been there to help and always kept Mickey safe when I needed not worry. I will never forget that!
Thank you again for all your love and support!
Amy, Bryan & Mickey McGovern
Shenever has a bad day because she just loves being there. Even when we see her struggling to learn or do something, we see with the attention of the Ivy Hedge staff, she is able to overcome that struggle and she never feels like she is failing in that process. To me as a parent, that is a success!
So thank you to all the teachers and staff who have given her the right start in her education. You have made it fun and now she can’t wait to go to Kindergarten in the fall!
Much love, Colleen Gryta
when i asked sam who he wanted to have a play date with over the summer, the list was so long it would be easier if we all just stayed here at ivy hedge. it’s almost unbelievable to find a school in which the kids all get along so well and the parents enjoy seeing each other at drop off and pick up.
my kids have made some wonderful friends here. sam will miss seeing all of you everyday. and lucky for me i get to come back in september when my 3rd son starts in the beginners room.
thank you, and have a great summer fran nudelman
What sets Ivy Hedge apart is the way in which the Ivy Hedge team treat the children as individuals. Each child has their own unique personality, interests and ways that work for them. While preschool is a place where children must learn routines and protocols to prep them for the years ahead, it’s also critical to their early development that pre-school is a place where they can begin to figure out how to be individuals while being a part of something bigger. It’s where their love for school begins, and it’s the teachers can make or break that experience. I can say, in each year of my son’s education at Ivy Hedge, the director and teachers at Ivy Hedge have “made” this a wonderful learning and growing experience. Ivy Hedge is a place where real learning happens, where a love of learning is inspired through fun for each individual child – laying a wonderful foundation for the entry into kindergarten.
Thanks, Nicole Smack
We will never forget how kind, patient and loving the Ivy Hedge staff has been over the years and I feel it was well worth every penny to invest in the best possible start for our child.
I look to her future and see a love of science, math and nature from Miss Kerry…a strong foundation for reading and writing from Miss Judy…and a passion for art from Miss Candy with her most compassionate heart.
Anytime I’ve ever had a concern, it was addressed with professionalism and grace and I always felt she was in the best possible care. I am proud to be part of the Ivy Hedge family and happy to have Isabella as an alumni child.
Forever in our hearts, Christina Galbornetti and family Class of 2013
I wanted to write you a thank you for all you have done for Thomas throughout his four years at Ivy Hedge. Thomas started at Ivy Hedge when he was 19 months old. My husband and I were confident that we had chosen a place that could care for Thomas just like the care a mother could provide. His teachers throughout the years were always there to give him a hug when he walked through the door and greet him with smiling faces.
Miss Cindie, Miss Judy & Miss Kerry have helped Thomas to grow and learn this school year. They were always there for him when he needed something, like a bandage for a fall, a wipe of the nose, or a loving hug.
I am thankful for all that you do for our little ones each and every day, especially for Thomas. He has loved every minute of his times spent at Ivy Hedge and will miss everyone. I asked Thomas what he was going to miss about Ivy Hedge and he said, “Miss Cindie and my teachers.” I think that sums it all up.
Love, Jaime Morin
Sincerely, Corey, Bernard, and Andrew Billy
–Michael O. – Oceanport
This year, Halle is enrolled in the Pre-K program with Miss Candy, Miss Judy and Miss Kerry. We are incredibly impressed with the sincerity of the teachers and their commitment to providing an educational, yet creative and nurturing environment for the children. Halle is now learning Spanish, participating in weekly music and “gym” classes, can write her own name and recognizes letters, both visually and audibly. She brings home worksheets and creative projects every day.
Ivy Hedge staff has also been extremely accommodating and flexible in allowing Halle to stay late on occasion and even the extended day program is enjoyable for her. Her arrival and departure every day is met with enthusiasm; welcoming greetings from her teachers and special good-byes from Miss Cindy. Halle is thriving and happy at Ivy Hedge and, as a result, so are we!
–Sharon & Andy C. – West Long Branch, NJ