Jeannette (mom): "Our child is an Achievements student in room 8 with Miss Ann, Miss Sara & Miss Meagan. The teachers and therapists really embraced the distance learning during the shutdown. They were quick to start a google classroom and provide us with activities and resources to continue learning at home. They have been incredibly supportive of the students and have had excellent communication with the parents to make sure they were fitting our needs during this time. Our child has enjoyed the videos made by the teachers and many of the activities provided by the therapists. We also love being able to see the teachers, therapists, and classmates at weekly Zoom meetings so the children can that face to face connection even though we’ve been apart. They have made it feel like we haven’t even left their classroom while we’ve been home."
Heidi (mom): I just want to let you know what an incredible impact you have had in son’s life. It was only a year ago that he was asked to leave his last school and I was completely lost and didn’t know what to do. I am so happy to have Achievements and all the wonderful staff there.
I am fortunate to have such amazing teacher support during this difficult Covid time as well. I talk with other parents and they don’t have the support list we do. You have provided crafts, worksheets, zooms, brand new book – the assistance has been wonderful. You have gone above and beyond. I want you to know how thankful I am for all that you do and all that everyone does to help him.
Kameko (mom): She was so appreciative of all of the stuff that we
have been sending home (books and toys especially) and let me know that she has
never been apart of a school that cared this much!
Theresa (mom): "My son loves attending school here and he has progressed so far since he started. I am very grateful for all they do!!!"
Nancy (mom): I love love love this school.
Great staff. My son went to that school known he couldn't talk, wouldn't play
with others ect. But now he carries full conversations he love joining group
activity. And now he's already for kindergarten.
Meredith (mom): The teachers and staff not only provided a well-rounded curriculum but they also have such an amazing gift for caring about each individual child and making them feel special. Love this school!
Kristina (Mom) September 2020: I chose Achievements when my oldest daughter was 3 in 2013. She made beautiful progress when transitioning over from a different preschool. I knew I made the right choice when she was achieving her goals and I was receiving communication from Achievements.
When my other daughter needed services, I waited until Achievements had an opening for her. I knew she would make progress and she did - even during the virtual Spring and Summer session. Her teachers always made sure we had enough supplies and that I always had access to them.
My youngest daughter is still with Achievements and I know she will make progress. I trust Achievements with my children and that means a lot. They are caring, compassionate, and considerate.
Emily (Mom) September 2020I am so thankful that we found Achievements and that Carter was able to attend! We absolutely love the staff - especially Ms. Ruth, Ms. Aleisha, Ms. Megan, Ms. Bridget, Ms. Wendy, and Ms. Abby!! The school has been wonderful and very attentive to Carter’s needs to make him the smartest kid ever.
Carter was always excited to
go to school and would sometimes even forget to give me a hug and a kiss!
They always made sure that we had the resources that we needed to make
his education better. Carter surely misses everyone there and asks about Ms.
Ruth constantly, but he is excited to start kindergarten!! We are very
thankful for our Achievements family and will miss you all greatly!! Thank
you so much for the wonderful years and always making sure that Carters
education was the best of the best.
Tiffany (Mom) September 2020: My sons Xavier and Gabriel have been attending Achievements at the Maplewood School since they were 2½ years old. They are now starting their last year. The Achievements staff has ALWAYS been great and have gone above and beyond what is needed to make sure the environment is kid friendly and safe.With the COVID crisis, a new set of things to tackle appeared. They have adapted and have maintained the highest level of respect and professionalism! During the summer session, everything was thought out. You knew what/where/how to bring the kids while still maintaining the safe protocols that were put in place. My kids enjoyed going back to school this summer and quickly got into the routine of the new way things were done. I WOULD not have been able to get them to wear masks without the Achievements team. I tried and failed. My kids now wear them willingly. There are things in life you can't prepare for but Achievements has done an amazing job in adjusting and I know my children are looking forward to the new school year. I would not want them anywhere else right now!
Kendyl (Mom) September 2020 The Achievements staff did an outstanding job at making sure everyone attending the school’s summer session (whether it be online, virtual, or both) were well taken care of, to say the least. Online schooling was very organized through the Class Dojo application.
All staff that I came in contact with were very communicative when it came to virtual learning. In person sessions were run very smoothly with many precautionary measures set in place due to COVID.
am very pleased with my decision to do both virtual and in person learning this
summer. Safety and health are a top priority at Achievements and Kids Express!
Heidi (Mom) September 2020 During these times it has been particularly difficult for children struggling losing their relationships with friends and lacking the school based structure. I was relieved by the wonderful staff at Kids Express/Maplewood who offered support both online and in person. I was amazed by teachers who were able to adapt having classroom sessions with such young children via zoom. The school adapted and changed to make a safe environment for children to learn in. I never had any fears of Covid with precautions put in place and the amazing hard work and dedication from teachers to make school safe. It is hard for young kids to be used to wearing masks and get used the change in structure and classroom. The staff at Maplewood adapted practices and sent videos home, handouts, activities all to help continue learning and changes.
My son will transition to Kindergarten in the fall. Summer classes at Maplewood provided him a wonderful opportunity to transition to the “new classroom environment” with social distancing and masks which will be a new reality for all children attending school in the fall. I was very impressed with the staff at Maplewood and really appreciate all they did to help support us over the summer.