My son (age 9) and daughter (age 5) both love GAP (especially the sensory room). My wife and I feel completely comfortable with everything related to health and safety at GAP. The biggest life change for our family, though, has been the homework help. Because of the staff's considerable experience with schools, the homework is not only completed, but there is a level of quality control that exceeds our previous experiences at other sites. Evenings are full enough without having to worry about re-doing homework.
My girls LOVE GAP. They are disappointed if I pick them up early - begging me to come back later. They complain when we have breaks and vacation because they miss going to GAP. They come home excited about the projects they are working on and happy about spending the day there. I couldn't ask for anything more.
I would like to highly recommend the Garrison preschool program. Our child was 3 years old and had never been to any kind of preschool before. She walked right in the first day and never looked back – no tears and she always is so excited to go up to school. Ms. Augusta and her staff are kind and caring, the class size is small and the price is extremely reasonable.
They have also been very flexible when possible with their schedule in letting me add hours last minute if something comes up and I need more time. For someone like me who works out of the house. it is a great service. We live in the neighborhood and it is so convenient just to walk her up and drop her off.
Our daughter absolutely loves coming to GAP. The sensory room is her favorite, but she also enjoys the seasonal activities and the outdoor area. The staff is caring and professional. We couldn't be happier to have Garrison After School Program as a resource for our family!
Ali is very comfortable there and has never said she did not want to go - unlike every other after school program we have had her in! I love that you give the kids "play time" outside and then have them do their homework. I am not a big advocate of homework, so I feel that it is very important that they have a little down time before doing it. I also appreciate that you have enough staff available to help all the kids with their homework. I know it makes my life easier when we get home if the homework has been completed!
Your program is structured but easy going at the same time - the students know what is expected of them which makes the program so successful!
Thanks for all you and your staff do!