To the Editor:
I am not one for editorials, but I feel the need to voice my opinion on the recent discussion of our Kinderwood program.
Our daughter attends Kinderwood every Tuesday and Thursday, and every Wednesday for the Outreach, as she did last year as well.
I will simply say that Kinderwood has not only immeasurably changed her life and her early education, but it has changed my life and the way I look at parenting.
The program is remarkable, exposing our daughter not only to fantastic educational opportunities, but also experiences such as horseback riding, roller-skating, soccer, nature hikes, mini golf, swimming, and skiing.I am fortunate enough to be able to be there most Wednesdays for these activities, and I can truly say some of the best moments I’ve had with my daughter have been because of them. I look forward to our ride home on Thursday when she will sing all the songs from Musikgarten (another great feature) at high volume.
Seeing her learn skiing, watching her write her name and write her numbers, all of it serves as a constant reminder of why we chose to live in our district, and why we wanted to have children in the first place.
My wife and I consider ourselves very lucky to have a program like Kinderwood available.
I sympathize with people that have trouble finding sufficient day care, but I agree that a state mandated and state run pre-k is not the answer.
The program provides a wonderful learning environment taught by caring and loving people, and the opportunity for parents to be involved with Kinderwood as volunteers and chaperones is beyond compare.
We will never be able to be thankful enough for everything Kinderwood has done for our daughter. It truly means the world to her.
Rob, Kim, and Lorelai Rieth