WOW!!! After reading the two (2) negative reviews I just HAD to chime in. We've had our grandson in both the pre-school program and, after slogging through public school for kindergarten and 1st grade, we returned him to Carden. His public school teacher was going to fail him and have him do 1st grade again as she claimed he didn't know how to read, was a problem child and had learned nothing of value in her classroom. This was a class with 30 kids!!! I KNEW he could read and was NOT a problem child so we enrolled him in Carden immediately after the end of his 1st grade year. He began on the 1st grade level but within 2 weeks had promoted to 2nd grade. Imagine that! He CAN read. He's NOT a problem child. He LOVES it at Carden and so do we. Small class size, interested instructors, concerned administrators, involved parents (and grandparents)...what more can you ask for? Carden has been a God-send for our grandson and, if I have anything to say about it, he'll stay there until he enters high school. As for you nay-sayer's, I'd suggest you re-evaluate your analysis and adjust your perspective. Carden is wonderful!!!