My 4 year old daughter has been attending Brookline pre-Kare for almost 12 months now and I could not be happier. It took me a long time to find a decent childcare and I am glad I finally found one. The owner, Kimberly Murphy, apart from holding a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, also has a very extensive experience working with kids of different ages and both in the USA and Europe. I just love how she treats children as individuals and approaches every child with honesty, respect and utmost attention. The class only has max 6 children, which in part contributes to the fact that each child's needs are met. Every time I come, sometimes unexpectedly, there is always an activity going on and we always bring something home (like a piece of dough, goop, crafts, pictures, etc.). To add further, whenever I come to pick up my daughter, she refuses to leave, which indicates that she's obviously happy and content in that environment:). Kids are from different ethnic backgrounds (Japan, Bulgaria, Iceland/Russia, USA), which adds a unique quality to the dynamics of this little group. Kimberly provides them with a snack, lunch and afternoon snack, which is very convenient for busy moms:).
I really recommend this place to any mom who doesn't like crowded daycares and wants an individualized approach in a more home-like environment."
"Both my son and I are loving Kimberly's class. Kimberly is not only a teacher, but also a good educator who loves kids with heart and soul. My son loves to go to school and talks about his teacher and classmates everyday after school. My son enjoys this kind of family style preschool which makes him comfortable just like at home. Kimberly has her own philosophy that really works for my son. Now my son keeps saying hi to people, making his own friends in the playground, using "May I be excused, please?" before he leaves the table, reading books by himself, drawing and telling his own stories, etc. In a word, I'm so glad to witness his growth in Kimberly's program."
-S.W., parent of four year old boy, in our program for 2 years
Your program is stellar! The families who enroll their children are so lucky to have you for their child's teacher. You keep learning fun and challenging all within the interests that children bring to the table. Thank you!
- Nina Dickerman, director of Family Childcare Enterprises, Nurtury , Inc. (N. Visits our classroom monthly to observe)