Lily and MMS
My daughter started at MMS in the Toddler House when she was fifteen months old. She and her older brother had been well cared for in a home day care previously. She had a lot of separation anxiety initially, and would cry every day when I left her and went to work. The teachers, especially Ms. Tatiana, had to hold her so much that a young student asked me why I had Ms. Tatiana’s baby when I attended Stone Soup.
She eventually acclimated and did quite well, moving on to preschool and kindergarten. There, she was significantly more interested in the practical life work than in things like reading and math. The teachers assured me that it would come.
She made amazing progress in lower elementary! Over those three years, she became a confident leader and role model, who was organized, self-directed, and very responsible. Participating on the Cross Country team and discovering that she was a good runner was a huge part of this. Ms. Anya was so encouraging.
Now she is an upper elementary student. Schoolwork does not come easily to her. She has to work hard, and sometimes doubts that she is as smart as her peers. However, she takes responsibility for her education, holds herself accountable, and strives to do her best. She, at nine years old, takes her education very seriously. I always tell her that with hard work anything can be accomplished, and she has proven this many times over, both at home and in school.
Shari, mother of three children at MMS