Nicole Boland’s Story
My son gave me a very hard time in the beginning of the program. He didn’t want to go. He didn’t want to participate in any of the activities that the instructors were doing. He didn’t want to follow direction; he wanted to do whatever he wanted to do, not what everyone else was doing.
After a month or so of the program, he finally took an interest in what everyone else was doing. The instructors worked very hard to capture his attention and showed him that learning can be fun, very fun! He eventually came around and started to participate in more activities every session. Now he participates in all the activities and thoroughly enjoys it.
I had no idea what I was in for when I signed my son up for the program. I thought he would love it from the start and gain some new skills for school. Instead, it took us on a rollercoaster ride. Very bumpy and challenging in the beginning, but I can’t believe how many positive things came from the program.
My son has gained so many skills that will benefit him when he starts school. He is able to work in groups. He is always singing songs at home. He is always grabbing books and wanting to read them. We have incorporated reading into our nightly routine and he looks forward to it. He sounds out the beginning letters of words like E-E-Elephant. He has made friends in the program and has improved his social and sharing skills. There have just been so many positive outcomes from this program.
I am so happy that the program was available at no cost. It is hard being a stay at home mother, with one income to rely on, and to try to provide your child with such a positive experience like this program.