Mike and Dana are creative, loving, dedicated and compassionate. They are a gift to our children, and to our community. Our twins started in the Papoose “baby room” when they were 16 months old. Having been born prematurely, we had a heightened sense of concern surrounding their care and development. Mike and Dana’s professional background in education and child development was a huge draw for us. Above and beyond the loving, nurturing care they give our children, they have also provided an immense amount of coaching to my husband and I, teaching us positive communication, effective but loving discipline, and help navigating some of the challenges unique to raising twins. With the help of Mike & Dana, our twins are now potty trained and have made the transition into the Preschool seamlessly and gracefully.
We also love that Papoose has a healthy respect for the environment (providing cloth diaper & wipes service, for example) and proper children’s nutrition. All of the teachers have an abundance of energy – taking the kids outdoors every day exploring on hikes in the summer, or snowshoeing and snow play in the winter. For the structured play time, each month features a new educational theme (flight, cows, gardens, etc.) complete with new words to learn in Spanish and sign language, and a related field trip. We feel so fortunate to be a part of the Papoose family!”
Bob and Holly Buchanan