More than a day care.
The teachers are incredible! Not only is the patience, love and nurturing evident in their daily activities, but they are responsible and notify the families of any classroom changes, sicknesses, weekly lesson plans, etc. I really feel like we are all family here and it is heart warming to know my sweet girl is in such loving care. I cannot say enough wonderful things about FELCDC!
We have two children at FEL and we could not be happier. The director, Shannon, does a wonderful job of finding fantastic teachers, both the lead teachers and the afternoon assistants (who are often UT students). My kids both love going to school each day and adore the adults who care for them. They are also learning a ton — language and literacy, math, social skills. They are going to be well equipped for elementary school. But the kids don’t realize how much they’re learning — they think they’re just having fun.
As a working mom, I’m so comforted with the idea of First English caring for and teaching my children! Our oldest attended FELCDC for 3 years and our youngest will be there for 4. Biggest selling points for us: amazing director & lead teachers, fun & energetic assistants, tree-covered playground with lots of toys, enrichment classes (soccer, tumbling, music), prepared meals & very centrally located! I love the sense of community from staff & families. Seeing how prepared my new kindergartner is for the step into ‘school’ is such a reward. Love, Love, Love it!
I cannot praise First English enough! Our experience has been amazing since we started our now four year old there over a year ago. The school is such a wonderful community and we love how all of the teachers and children seem to know each other. The director has a deep history with the school and does an amazing job. The teachers are so warm, caring, and involved with helping the children to learn and try new things. We love that the children stay together from year-to-year which really supports developing relationships. We feel so incredibly fortunate to have both of our children learning and thriving in such a great school.
Where else can you find a full day preschool program in a homey, nurturing central Austin environment AND have all your meals taken care of by a fabulous on-site chef? Our twins have begun their 3rd year at First English and we couldn’t be happier. The staff is amazing and the school definitely benefits from the talent pool at nearby UT. They offer fun enrichment programs like tumbling, dance, soccer, and music. The vibe is definitely ‘Austin.’ The size of the school, around 60 kids total starting at 18 months, is just the right size to keep it interesting for the kids and yet still allow all the kids to all know each other. First English is definitely a close-knit, special community in Austin. We will always treasure it!
I wish First English included more grades because I simply love this place!
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