We chose New Morning’s 4K program so our son could have one more year at our beloved New Morning. The fact that we could add lunch bunch and 4K Plus to his day meant that he got to spend five half-days a week at his favorite place. We were impressed by the large number of interesting craft and sewing projects the kids completed and the amount of reading the kids did, especially when they read My Father’s Dragon, our son’s first chapter book, together as a class. Our son learned so much about how to read and write in 4K that he is using in kindergarten. He was extremely well prepared for kindergarten, thanks to New Morning’s holistic curriculum (focusing on developing social skills, learning through play, and academics based on the Common Core standards) and the fact that he attending school daily in a class of 20 kids. The teachers encouraged us to let the children be independent, and while it’s always hard to let go at first, I’m very glad we were encouraged to do so, because it prepared *us* for kindergarten, too.