​​​​A Note from NBCC's

Jonnie Cardinale

Preschools, COVID, & Economic Recovery

Hello and welcome to our NBCC website. 

 I appreciate your inquiry and understand the overwhelming task it is deciding which preschool is best for your child. There   are educational philosophies to compare and value alignments to consider.

There are questions about safety & qualifications, and curiosities on how social and academic learning are fostered. And of  course you are wondering about the culture of the school and whether it is nurturing & inclusive. You may be worried about whether your child will make friends and be treated kindly? I am sure that you are wondering about what happens during a kerfuffle and how children's conflicts are resolved?  A few other important questions revolve around discipline and communication: what is the schools view on discipline and how is communication relayed? 

 There are so many things to consider! Add to this, the current pandemic and there is a lot more to ponder.

 Choosing your child's preschool is a huge responsibility! But not to worry! As a parent, educator, and 40-year resident in this   community, I am happy to help.

 I am happy to talk to you about child development, theorists, philosophies, current research, and about studies showing   correlations between quality early learning experiences and successful transitions into kindergarten and children's   future academic success. 

 I am excited to share with you NBCC's pedagogy and educational practices and about our wonderful teacher team. Everyone   at NBCC is passionate about child development and are committed to providing exceptional care and enriching experiences.

 It is our mission to inspire children's learning, cultivate community, and to build bridges that connect our worlds and   diversity. It is what we love to do and is what we do best. For us, it doesn't get better than this!

 I could go on and on, but I won't. I will wait until we are together.

With all of this in mind, in the end, the most important aspect of choosing a preschool is the feeling of competence that you have chosen the perfect environment' for your child.  

An environment that: 

  • that goes above & beyond in keeping  your child safe & healthy   
  • that is nurturing & welcoming
  • that fosters compassion for self and for others 
  • that cultivates kind & inclusive behaviors     
  • that inspires your child's learning, 
  • that scaffolds upon your child's interests 
  • AND.. 
  • that sees your child for the amazing & unique human being that they are. 

That's it. 

You will know if you have chosen the right school for your child, if after your visit you reflect upon a few things: your child's engagement with the environment; did they seem happy, did they enjoy themselves, and did they want to stay and hang out? Also, how did the staff, teachers, owner, &/or Director engage with you and your child?  Did you feel comfortable & confident that all of your questions were being answered? The biggest indicator however, will come from your heart. Your heart will tell you whether you have found the perfect preschool for your child and your heart will lead you in your decision making. There is no better guide. 

Look around our website. If you are inspired by what you read, give us a call to set up a tour.

We all look forward to hearing from you! 

Very Warmest,
Jonnie Cardinale

Inspiring Children ~ Creating Community ~ Building Bridges​



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