We realize that making choices for your child's education is a huge blessing and responsiblity.
Meet the Retherford family and hear about their journey through this important decision:
We were definitely the family on the fence about where to send our daughter to kindergarten. We thought long and hard about this decision!!! We absolutely loved Bookcliff Preschool and the staff and wanted to keep her there. It was a financial commitment, but since Charlie started, we haven’t second guessed our decision once. Making financial sacrifices for your child’s education is a very easy pill to swallow! When I compared the curriculum and the hours she would receive from Bookcliff vs. public school, it was a no brainer. We were sold on the all-day, 5 day a week, Kindergarten which is VERY unique to Grand Junction. We really felt Charlie would enjoy learning a lot more, and would be much more effective at BCS.
Another huge advantage was the aftercare program. We really feel that the tuition is very reasonably priced. We aren’t paying anymore than we were for full time preschool and that is a huge plus and made it possible for us to afford it. If we were to pay for early morning and aftercare programs at public schools, it runs pretty similar, and at Bookcliff it is a much more productive use of time. Bookcliff utilizes that time to give the children a more well-rounded education that incorporates music, Bible study, PE, etc. The fact that we get a private education for less money than we pay for daycare for our two year old is wonderful.
The fact that we are in constant communication with Mrs. Stockart (who is amazing) and the closeness of all the staff/parents/and students, we feel we really made the very best decision. We were completely sold after our first parent/teacher conference. We were blown away at how much they are learning and so quickly. We are also so impressed with the attention each individual child receives on their strengths and where they need work. I know Charlie is receiving a better education in this Kindergarten program in comparison to others.