We feel Caterpillar College is the best preschool program in the Kenosha area because our families tell us we are! See what they have to say about their time at Caterpillar College...
Dear Caterpillar College family,
I needed to take the time to write down some of our thoughts to you about our son’s time at Caterpillar College. He has graduated from your preschool, ended his summer camp experience, and will be moving on to kindergarten in several weeks. We hope he’ll be welcomed back next summer for summer camp!
Words can simply not express our satisfaction with what your school has done for our family. When I first became a parent, I really didn’t understand the depth of human emotion; how you can feel so much for your child still amazes me. When someone does something kind for your child – it leaves an incredible imprint on your heart. We feel we will never be able to repay the kindness you have shown to our family, or for the care you have shown our son, or to express to you how our gratitude for everything, but, we can try.
Your school is nothing short of amazing. My wife and I are constantly impressed with your curriculum - new things our son brings home from school – how he sings songs about Dr. King, his reading Barack Obama’s ‘Pathway to the White House,’ his knowledge of what meerkats eat, how he talks about a new continent every week and so on. Your curriculum has also nurtured his creative, social and intellectual growth, and exposed him to concepts, cultures, environments and information that help him to understand the world of which he is a part.
That’s just the educational stuff – he has friends! We are first-time parents and for our child to connect with other children outside of our family is an untold source of joy for us. Every day we hear about “Isabella is a friend,” or “Marcus is a friend,” or “Vera said,” and so on. It means the world to us that he is able to interface with other children in a healthy nurturing and ultra positive environment.
Additionally, your staff has gone over and above any expectations we had ever dreamed of in regards to how you work with our son. He has earned trips to the treasure chest for good behavior such as completing homework. You’ve been sensitive to some infrequent toileting issues. We have notes from your staff complementing our son on manners, our son!
If that’s not enough – your staff, including those Quinn boys, has shown our son untold compassion, kindness, patience, respect, and, well, love. It is a true gift that we can leave our son with you with complete confidence and know with every certainty that our son is going to have hey safe, nurturing environment surrounded by people who Will care for him in a fair, compassionate manner befitting a young man learning life skills.
If our experience with you is indicative of every child’s experience at Caterpillar College, which we have seen it is, any parent would be insane to not want to have their child enrolled with Caterpillar College.
Goodness flows freely from Caterpillar College, never change…
Dear Mrs. Quinn,
Pete and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much this past year has exceeded our expectations, hopes, and dreams for Max. Under your angel’s wing he has flourished. He loves school and learning and I cannot express to you how important this is to us. We know that the earliest learning experiences can often set the tone for an entire education. And for that you will forever have our gratitude.
As I am sure you have surmised, Max is our be all and end all, he is the miracle we prayed for. In the beginning, nothing scared me more then leaving him to be influenced by someone other than family. Now, the influence you have had on him and will continue to have is one of my greatest comforts. I thank God for crossing our paths. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives.
We just want to say thank you for making this past year special and memorable for Cole and our entire family. We were so impressed by your staff, curriculum, school programs and Family involvement. Cole has just loved his time in “College.” Thank you for taking care of him like one of your own. We will miss you all dearly but will always remember you and the special time we had here!
Dear Mrs. Quinn,
I can’t believe this day is here… you have helped shape the hearts and minds of all four of our children and we will be forever grateful.
The journey from Bennett’s first day at Caterpillar summer camp at age 3 until today has been nothing short of AWESOME! We have enjoyed every milestone - every celebration with you and the Caterpillar staff. We will miss seeing you every day. The kids will miss your hugs and your constant voice of support and encouragement. The foundation you have provided to Bennett, Massimo, Grace and Paige will (and has) transformed them into powerful individuals destined to be leaders. We hope : )
Words could never truly express our full gratitude. THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!!!
We love having Ava at your school not only because she has learned so much but also because she loves going. It’s the best decision we made for her by bringing her to all of you! She is excited for summer camp : )
Dear Mrs. Quinn,
Where do I start? You have been such a blessing, and inspiration, a mentor… Our family could say a million thank yous to cover all of the gratitude in our hearts. You do a beautiful thing for this community by staying true to what really works to raise a bright, beautiful, well mannered child. We know this because the proof is right before our eyes, Meadow. You taught her how to read and write and count to 100, but more importantly you taught her to have patience, to have good manners and how to be a good person. These life lessons that you taught first taught her how to respect the teacher and that has really helped her relax and love learning. We are so lucky to have you and your family in our lives, more than you would ever realize. You, the school, the teachers, your family, you guys are our village. Helping me raise such a beautiful girl. I cannot begin to express to you how you have touched our lives with your teaching. You surround yourself with a beautiful caring staff that brightens my day every time I walk through the school doors.
Words can’t describe how thankful I am to have you in Matthew’s life. Matthew has grown so much this year. I have observed all of the activities you have done with the kids that meant so much. Even the small things made such an impact. Matthew came to school in August afraid of noises and you have helped him come out of his shell. CHOW DOWN At snack time was just one small thing to help Matthew realize that noise is alright. The monthly programs for the parents were a great growing experience for Matthew. For The first few he was in my lap, but by the end, he was up there singing away (quiet, but still singing : ) ). The calendar and circle time, you taught Matthew so much. He speaks some Spanish, can read, write, and has developed a great foundation morally, socially, and academically because of you. I will always remember you, hope we always keep in touch. You were the first influence on Matthew’s life as a teacher and words can’t express how thankful I am for that.
Mrs. Quinn and all Caterpillar College staff,
Thank you for all your time, patience, dedication, and love you’ve given to the Buchanan children over the past seven years! We are so happy with the program and have watched it transform our kids into smarter, more confident and happy kids.