WHAT PARENTS SAY
Our family is very blessed to call Child of God HOME. The educational experienced is excellent as teachers challenge and inspire our sons to do more and be more academically. However most important, the school environment is Christ-like. Our sons’ faith in God has deepened by the reinforcement of teachers, staff and administrators who go above and beyond to demonstrate their caring to find our sons’ individual interests and strengths outside the classroom. Our boys are excited to go to school with a positive attitude because they are engaged in their learning and highly cared for. All qualities that made Child of God HOME for each of us.
Child of God is a school where the teachers really care about the students. The atmosphere when you first walk in the door is a mix of family and friends. You are always greeted by staff and students alike. Creativity is displayed everywhere inside. Our kids were able to make a smooth and positive transition three years ago when their school merged with another private school in the area. As a result of that merger, our children were no longer in an environment that was prosperous for them. At Child of God they have been able to build positive relationships with both other students and faculty, and as a result, both of our children are succeeding and happy.
When we first moved to the area from out of state I was searching for a Christian school where not only academics are important but also a strong Christ-centered learning environment. We found out about Child of God from our realtor and we started our oldest in preschool. We loved the teachers and the small class sizes. The preschool and Kindergarten teachers were so loving and nurturing. The other parents were friendly and we really liked the family atmosphere. Having loving and Christian teachers is so important and I especially appreciate how all their classroom management and discipline is through this lens.
As our boys grew and the years went by at COG, I also could see how the academic curriculum was challenging and purposeful. I have no doubt that when they enter high school that they will be sufficiently prepared for the challenges those years bring. I feel like a great foundation has been laid at COG and I am so thankful we found this school. Personally, not only have my children made life long friends here, but I also have met some wonderful friends who are parents and teachers.
Our children enrolled at Child of God in 2014. In all honesty and sincerity, we could not be happier with this school. We have moved around the country and our children have attended many schools. COGLS is by far the best. The teachers and staff truly care for them. We can see it not only in the school, but in the change we’ve seen in the boys. They enjoy going to school and are learning far more than we did at their ages. What makes COGLS special and unique is the genuine concern and dedication to the school community. The staff works as a team–with each other, with the students, and with the parents. They know the students’ names, the families names’, they cater to the students’ individual needs and learning styles, and they pray for them daily. The staff wants the students to succeed and does whatever they need to help that happen. It’s more than a grade, it’s that they learned something or found an interest in a subject they never thought they would. That is success! It’s exciting to see God’s hand working in the boys’ lives and we look forward to watching them continue to grow academically, spiritually, and socially in the years to come.
In one word faith. We love that our children can grow their faith in a more public way. The school feels like a giant family. All the kids know each other from preschooler to middle schoolers which is amazing to see. We do push ourselves financially. For us what our children receive in return is far greater than the price we are paying. Smaller class sizes, open faith, worship, and a family atmosphere (not to mention the amazing teachers and staff) are well worth it. We couldn’t ask for a better place for our children.
We initially started attending Child of God only for the Preschool Program with our youngest daughter. She was almost 3 at the time we enrolled her in the Preschool 2’s program. We knew Child of God was a good fit for our family the first day. It is a great learning environment, but the children were still able to play and explore. She was learning about God, and prayers and having a blast too. She loved it so much that she started asking to go everyday so we increased the number of days she attended. We also have two older children, and had always wanted to them to attend a parochial school. We also wanted our children to have a solid foundation in their faith. We also liked that Child of God seemed like a family more than a school. Even though my other two children did not attend Child of God that first year, the staff still regular asked about them. Now all three of our children attend Child of God, and it is the perfect fit for our family. My Children all talk about how they love learning about God, and Chapel time. My Husband and I have enjoyed getting to know the other families. It is nice to have my children being in such a loving environment and know that each person that is working or volunteering at the school is there to help and nurture your child’s relationship with God.
As my child was nearing age 2, I realized our current child care setting wasn’t “enough.” My child was loved. She was safe and cared for, but she wasn’t growing and learning in the capacity I felt was in her. As an educator myself, I wanted more for her. I am so thankful for the recommendation of Child of God by a colleague. Our daughter started in the twos program, and she has thrived ever since.
Choosing a Christian Preschool was an interesting decision for me, as an educator, as I have always kept “God” out of my traditional lesson plans with children and families. What I like best about my daughter learns is, it’s not just about Jesus and the teachings of the Bible, it’s so much more. Hailey learns the things I cannot teach her as her mom. She is learning how to be a friend, how to walk and stay in line and stay with her class, how to follow directions in a group and how to Praise Jesus at Chapel each week! So, it’s like all the best thinks—a wonderful Preschool, sprinkled with the lessons of the Bible and the love of God!
The teachers and atmosphere at Child of God are like no other school I’ve ever been in. It’s like “Cheers.” “Where everyone knows your name.” It’s like home. I’m thrilled to have made the decision to send my daughter to Child of God for preschool and I think you will be too.