After reading some of the reviews I had to chime in. Carden has literally been a GOD send to my children. After having both my girls attend a private Christian based school and have them leave there having not learned much and actually have the simple values of respect, integrity, and truthfulness that I was instilling at home be stripped from them while at school I had to find another alternative. I searched and searched and I had numerous people suggest Carden to me and never having heard of the school was absolutely impressed upon my first visit.
The Pre-School (Mrs. Chavez) and Kindergarten teachers (Mrs. Carson) was who I met first and was immediately invited to sit in on there class without an appointment. I saw 3, 4 and 5 yr old students that were courteous and respectful to one another and confident in what they knew. I was blown away by Kindergartners reading chapter books and being taught phonics which is hard to come by. It was obvious every child in each class loved their teacher and the school.
Fast forward two years . . . My two kids just finished their second year at Carden and my entire family couldn't be happier with the level of education they have received and the amount of focused one-on-one time they get from their teachers. Mrs. Chavez is wonderful and has taught both of my kids. The amount of love she shows for her job and the kids is amazing, I know my kids will always remember their first teacher, Love, Love, Love her!!!
Mrs. Carson is teaching my Kindergartner and she has not only been concerned with her education and development scholastically but has been in tuned to her development socially. Mrs. Carson creates a world in her classroom that is safe, exciting, challenging, and so much fun. My child loves to read chapter books and is proud and confident of how much she knows. The Owner/Principal (Mrs. Maxwell) runs a tight ship and accepts and expects only the best from each child. I am so impressed with how thoughtful and protective the older children are over the younger kids, it's great. There is no teasing or name calling it simply is not tolerated at Carden. As a working parent it is hard to find a place where your kids will spend the majority of their day and feel secure that they will be taken care of, Carden is that place and I am looking forward to another great year there!