Here are a few of the 5 star reviews from our Yelp page
"We started our daughter at Explorer last Fall when she was 15 months. Another mommy who I really trust recommended this fine school, and I also did extensive research. We wanted a program to engage her and encourage her. She wasn't yet walking when school started in September but she still was able to engage. When she started walking, we liked the environment and Teacher Annie so much that they found a way to add us to a second day. She goes twice a week with me for 90 minutes which is a perfect amount of time.
She loves Circle Time at the end of class which is different each time but has enough predictability and repetition that she gets excited.
The mothers you meet in this class will be long time friends. Everybody is incredibly nurturing and helpful, I never worry about anything.
She will continue this summer with their one month summer program which incorporates more water play and outdoor activities, and then she will continue into the 2s class in the fall.
We are very grateful to Explorer, especially Teacher Annie. My daughter has prospered here and I've learned so much about her and developed great friendships with wonderful moms to boot!" -Amy L. 4/2013
"Searching for a preschool for your child is quite a process. I researched approximately 20 different local preschools - reading reviews online, attending open houses, talking to staff/parents. I knew I was looking for a co-op preschool since my daughter was just 2 years old and I wanted to remain a strong influence in her education, growth and development. As a parent it is amazing at the choices available when searching for the right preschool. After considering the necessities of a safe, clean, stable, educational environment, I really wanted a school where she could learn from her peers, teacher and yes, still a little from mom.
I stumbled across an Explorer booth at the Las Madres School Faire and instantly I knew this was the top contender. I immediately applied and noted the open house on my calendar. My eggs were all in one basket. I was ecstatic when we were accepted into the Friday 2's class. The school, lesson plans, teachers, moms and students have all surpassed any expectations I had entering the preschool world.
There is a lot of strength behind the community unity when all parents choose to be invested in their children's education. My daughter and I have truly thrived attending Explorer." -Christina L. 11/2010
"This was my family's first year at Explorer. Our oldest, 3.5 years old, attends on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He loves the outdoor equipment and playhouse, the mailbox in the literacy room, the water feature in the sandpit, and all the instruments and books in circle time. He had attended another preschool, but once he moved in to their 3 year old classroom, he wasn't happy. Watching him thriving at Explorer thrills me. Our youngest, 18 months, does Together Time with me on Tuesdays. He loves the outdoor kitchen and the sensory play area. Both kids are so happy here and it is wonderful to watch their confidence grow. I think that the biggest difference for our family though has been the sense of community and the parent education offerings. My husband enjoys going to the evening workshops and I love having so many opportunities to learn from and connect with other parents. I couldn't be happier with our experience here." -Jennifer W. 2/2013