"I wanted to let you all know that Brianna is doing great in kindergarten this year. We had our first conference last night and her teacher told us that she tested very high on the FAST assessment. She scored high in every single category! I told the teacher it was due to all the hard work of the teachers Brianna has had at Mother Goose. Please share this with your staff. What they do every day is of value to our children's future."
Cedar Rapids, IA
"I want to take a minute to thank you all for holding your open house last night. It was wonderful to see the new classrooms and meet the new teachers, not only for me, but for our girls as well. Corinn is very excited for her transition to Ms. Chelsey's class now (I think she was a little unsure before), and I believe Caitlin's transition will go more smoothly in December.
We tell the girls that we picked the perfect preschool for them, and that is the honest truth. I know our girls feel valued and loved every day when I drop them off at school. They have grown by leaps and bounds both academically and socially in the last 8 1/2 months. You are all helping them build a foundation of confidence that will help guide them through life, and we are so thankful for that. Please know that you are valued (probably more than you know) by the children you teach and their parents as well. The staff at Mother Goose will always hold a very special place in our hearts!
Thank you for all that you do!"
~ Erin & Travis Cornwell
"Mother Goose Learning Center has been a great experience for our children. We were moving to the area from out of town and visited a few places before choosing Mother Goose, and we're very glad we did. The staff is caring and friendly. My children have continued to learn and will tell you they love it at Mother Goose (and love their teachers!). There is always something new and fun for them to learn. It's been a wonderful experience for our family."
Dana & Wylie Osborne
Cedar Rapids, IA
"Mother Goose has exceeded my expectations and truly been a loving and understanding childcare/preschool facility. They are very structured, organized and equipped to handle a variety of children with different personalities. Even when I moved to Marion, I decided to keep my daughter at Mother Goose (in Hiawatha). They worked with my daughter through the good times and the not so good times and loved her like she was a part of their family. I can't say enough great things about Mother Goose. Just a wonderful staff that truly cares."
"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how pleased we've been with your Learning Center. Zoey is so excited to get to school in the morning and all we hear about at home is Aeryka, Macey, Pamela and Courtney.. As a first time mom, it was hard for me to send my child to a daycare just because of all the rumors and stories you hear, however, I know my child is in great hands with your staff and she's learning so much. You have cleared me of all my fears and that means more than I could ever express and the welcoming feel we have each and every morning we walk through the facility. Everyone greets you with a smile!
I love the Project Approach you use with the children and all of the arts and crafts she comes home with, we had to start a binder to keep them all. I would recommend Mother Goose Learning Center to anyone looking for childcare. I am just so impressed with everything your facility has to offer and how your staff goes above and beyond to make my child feel welcomed and loved. Thank you so much for all you've done and continue to do for her. Her Great Grandparents are so excited to be able to come and have a snack with her this Friday for Grandparents Day. So thank you for all you and your staff do for my child."
"I don't personally know you and you don't know me--allow me to introduce myself. I am Kaylin's Great Grandma. I have heard bits and pieces of the interesting and creative things you do with your youngsters. In fact, I have been the recipient of 2 or 3 of the little crafts. But I am so impressed with the "teaching" that is incorporated. When I was given a copy of the graduation program, I am amazed at what you are doing with the 4 year-olds. Not only are you preparing the youngsters for kindergarten with readiness skills, but have incorporated other things above and beyond. I have noticed the sign language, the touch of Spanish, the math skills (counting to 50, ---wow!!), the phonics, and the fun and excitement for the little students of rhythm Tap, Tap, Tap (handwriting without tears). I can only imagine! You are to be commended. Of course, I would be amiss, if as the proud great grandma of Kaylin, not to mention her advanced, for her age, reading skill. The combination of parents that encourage and guide her, as well as the preschool efforts, she displays a desire to learn. A wonderful quality that will serve her well throughout her life. As a former teacher (not of preschool) I admire and respect that. Keep up the good work."
From a proud and appreciative Great Grandmother, E. Roth
"Thank you so much for taking such good care of our children while they were in your care. The daycare is awesome and so is your staff. We always felt comfortable with the children there since the first day. We will miss you greatly and hope the best for you and the school. I can't tell you how much we loved it there and was sad to have to leave. You are always in our thoughts and we miss you everyday. Thanks for the piece of mind having our children in your wonderful school. We will always recommend you to anybody. We miss you and thanks for everything!"
Katie, Andie, Preston and Kaidence Johnson
"Ms.Suzanne, I just want to say a HUGE thank-you to you and Ms. Chelsey. I couldn't be happier with our decision to move Isabel to Mother Goose. Each day she talks about something new she has learned at school and is always excited to come back. She came from a completely different environment with low expectations and I know she has many strides to make, and I thank you for working with her on those. I absolutely love that she is being exposed to so many different opportunities already, which she wouldn't have had the chance to experience without coming to you guys. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help Isabel be more successful."
Thanks again for everything!
Jessica and Jon Westercamp
"From day one, we have always been very happy with Mother Goose. We moved our first daughter over to Mother Goose when she was two. We were nervous about moving her to a new place, but the teachers and staff made it a smooth transition. When we had our second daughter, there was no question that we were taking her to Mother Goose. We never worried because we always knew our girls were in good hands. Our oldest daughter has excelled in school and we owe that to the great teachers she had at Mother Goose. Now we are relocating to another state and we just haven't found that Learning Center that gives us the "Mother Goose" feeling. Mother Goose will always hold a special place in our heart".
Ben & Brooke Hutchinson
Cedar Rapids, IA
"I would like to express to Mother Goose how invaluable you have been to Andrew, Ben and Ashley over the last 3 1/2 years. As a working parent, it is hard to find a place where you can provide a comfortable and secure environment for your children. Mother Goose, Hiawatha, was definitely the perfect place! All 3 of my children have graduated from their preschool program and all have been "kindergarten ready." They learned everything from their ABC's to Spanish and even sign language, and at the same time had fun and made great friends! Please have any future clients contact me if I can provide them with any information about Mother Goose, Hiawatha. Anyone who is able to place their children in your care is extremely lucky, and I want to sincerely thank you all for everything you have done for my family."
Cedar Rapids, IA
"My daughter started Mother Goose the first summer after her third birthday when they first opened the Hiawatha location. We interviewed different preschool centers all over Cedar Rapids and were so impressed with Mother Goose, we signed her up. We were not disappointed. The learning process began right away and the best part is she didn't even realize how much learning she was doing. The teachers and staff we had the pleasure of getting to know at Mother Goose are creative, organized, intelligent and caring. My daughter loved the teachers, the wonderful field trips, visiting elderly neighbors, learning the computer and the family style lunches, among so many other things. We were very comfortable leaving our child in their care and it truly was a bittersweet moment when we had to leave and start a new journey in Elementary School. My daughter still talks about her teachers and misses them. We will always appreciate the skills they gave her to prepare her for kindergarten. We have recommended Mother Goose to three other families who now all have children attending from infancy to preschool age."
Trisha & Wade Cadenhead
Call Us: (319) 832-1247
Mother Goose Early Learning Campus...