Thank you for being such a bright shiny light on E’s preschool journey. We will look back on the past two years with so much fondness. Our daughter will be carrying the gifts and lessons you shared with her for the rest of her life. -Jess & Lucky
Angela, we’ve been blessed to have you as our daughter’s first teacher. You have such a gift with not only the tiny humans but the parents too. She’s so excited for her four’s class next year. And I am thrilled we will have another chance to experience the wonders of Gonzales Preschool with little sister in a few years! – Grace & Joel
Thank you for four years of an amazing and gentle introduction into being away from home and in the loving care of teachers for our two children. We know that everything they have learned will serve them well in the years to come and we have watched them blossom over their time at preschool. The focus on play, friendships and exploration has been so crucial to their growth and we so appreciate your dedication to these priorities! Thank you for adding so much magic to these special years. -Sarah & Mike
We really feel we lucked out, stumbling into a spot for R at Gonzales. It’s a very special place and it has been a meaningful experience, all the magic and wonders you create for the kids there. You have a way of making all of the kids feel special and all of the families feel included. It’s a terrific community of people! -Hui & Matt
Angela, where do I begin? Thank you for being such an important fixture in our lives. For your patience, your advice, your grace. Your support and gentle guidance has really helped our child to grow and persevere. It’s been a long journey but oh how I wish there was more time. We will truly miss the magical, purposeful, real and gentle environment that you’ve created. You hold a very special place in our hearts. Thank you so much! -K & A
Thank you for four amazing years. Our experience at Gonzales has been wonderful. We are so thankful to have you in our lives. -Melissa & Cain
Everything about Gonzales Preschool has exceeded our expectations: from the parent education nights; to the awesome people I met on the Fundraising committee; the fun field trips; the wonderful traditions; and the safe and creative classroom. The kids thrive in the amazing environments you create. It has been a pleasure and inspiration to observe. I also love the community spirit at Gonzales. I have met so many amazing moms and families and I credit you for creating space for us to engage and connect with each other. You are the gold standard! -Jo
How do we say goodbye to you and to our beloved little preschool? This chapter of our lives has been so precious, so special, so memorable. I am so grateful we stumbled upon Gonzales when we returned from Vancouver. I knew right away when I walked through the doors that it would be our place- all those invitations to play! Thank you for all you’ve done to nurture our children. They have truly blossomed under your care. Thank you, thank you!
-Aly & Paul
Thank you for teaching us how to fill each other’s buckets! -N & M
Thank you for your strong leadership, dedication, engagement and traditions. We feel so fortunate that both our children had this preschool experience that was so rich with memories to last a lifetime. – Kristin & Rob
Thank you for all of your love, care and support. You have made E’s introduction to school and friends a wonderful experience. -Leah & Ryan
It’s hard to sum up what you have come to mean to us. I am a better parent because of you and the Gonzales community. Our children are so lucky to have had you as their teacher. Thank you for your endless patience, for seeing our children’s gifts and being an amazing role model for all of us. -Beth
“…It’s MAGIC! Gonzales provides us with an absolutely amazing place for our son to learn, grow, play and experience magic!” ~Jay M.
“We’ve spent four years at Gonzales and in that time we’ve seen both of our children grow and thrive under Angela and Julie’s gentle leadership.” ~Krista H.
“The three years we spent as part of Gonzales Coop were wonderful. I particularly loved interacting with the children and their families as a duty parent and spending time getting to know Angela and the ECE assistant. During a busy and stressful week, I was so happy to arrive at the school and calm would prevail as we wandered down the curving path, or through the beautiful outdoor space, toward the classroom. The indoor space was just as lovely – each table and area carefully prepared for the day’s play. Also, Kathryn’s Kodaly music lessons were incredible, the parent education was excellent (Alison Reese and other great speakers), and the field trips were great. The kindness and respect shown to the children, and families, of Gonzales has rightly set expectations high for future education. ~Elina H.
“My daughter loved her two years at Gonzales. There were so many activities for her to enjoy – dressing up, creating art, music, and making new friends. She loved exploring the natural outdoor play space too. Gonzales fostered a wonderful sense of community, we really got to know the other families.” ~Sarah
“We can’t speak highly enough of our son’s 18 months at Gonzales Preschool. Angela and Julie make an awesome team, providing a wonderful first experience of school for the whole family. Their quiet authority, respect and compassion lead by example, gently helping the children become part of the group, and the classroom and outdoor space are always meticulously planned to create a safe, fun and stimulating environment in which the children can explore, experiment and develop at their own pace. And duty days are a great way to sneak a peek at your child’s new world, whilst building his/her sense of security in the school setting.” ~Claire
“Thanks Angela for all your wonderful work with our son. He thinks the world of you and Julie, and its been through your careful and kind guidance that our little guy has learned to grow into some new experiences and abilities. He has so much energy, and it was very thoughtful how you made room for this and helped him to work through it by running with him up and down the ramp (and around the block !) when that was needed. He will miss you all next year but he leaves Gonzales a better rounded, social, happy, and car-obsessed little boy.” ~Darcy and Holly
We feel like we won the lottery when we got a spot at Gonzales Preschool. This is such a special place for these sweet little souls to begin their journey through school. Thank you for all that you do and the lessons you taught them. A strong foundation has been laid. – Kellie & Mike
“The actions of our son is a testimonial in itself…he is eager to attend, he chats regularly about the daily fun and imagination, he adores Angela and Julie and it is difficult to convince him to leave. It has been an added bonus to be part of such a fabulous community of educators, parents and kids.We have found many new friends just as our son has. The cooperative experience was the right choice for our family.” ~Kim R.
“I love seeing my daughter blossom socially. She has become much more outgoing and loves coming to preschool. I know she is safe and happy here.” ~Sarah L.
“We absolutely love that our child comes home from preschool beaming. Angela and Julie are experts in the way they care for the children with compassion, creativity and fun. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to have our child attend Gonzales Preschool.” ~Kate M.
“The natural playground is one of my son’s favorite places to be! Endless moments of fun and using his imagination.” ~Donna W.
“My daughter is very shy, but she feels very safe and comfortable in the preschool. Our teachers Angela and Julie are so patient and always encourage the children to have fun. My daughter and I really enjoy our time at Gonzales Preschool.” ~Shoko K.
“My daughter was taught the true meaning of PLAY!” ~Santana W.
“Angela and Julie are such incredible teachers. The feeling you get at Gonzales Preschool is so warm, caring and thoughtful. A gentle introduction to school. We are so grateful for this experience for our son and our family.” ~Isadora L.