I am writing a review for Big Barn Preschool. My daughter, Lily, has attended Big Barn Preschool since she was three years old. Lily will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall and will be moving on from the only school that she has known. Big Barn has been the most nurturing and caring learning community for Lily. She has thrived at Big Barn and grown into a smart, caring and confident five year old young lady. The staff at Big Barn are family to both of us. When I drop Lily off at school, or camp, each morning I am confident that Lily is in the best hands possible. Not only is the staff knowledgeable, friendly and approachable, but the many friends Lily has made have contributed to Lily’s success in her learning community. Thank you Big Barn Preschool! You will be missed!
Big Barn has contributed greatly to his growth
Our three-year-old son just finished his first year at Big Barn and we have been so pleased with his progress there. He was a late talker and spoke very little when he started but has progressed leaps and bounds this year. Big Barn has contributed greatly to his growth and we are excited for another year! The teachers do such a great job of balancing structure with fun and best of all they teach. We were looking for a preschool, not just a daycare and Big Barn has been everything we hoped for. They not only teach academic basics but good manners, good attitude, and independence. Thank you!
My son just started kindergarten. It’s been one week.
My son just started kindergarten. It’s been one week. His teacher saw us playing outside after school and came up to me to tell me she was AMAZED at Royce’s reading skills. She asked if he had any pre-school care and of course I told her about Big Barn and how their curriculum was extremely impressive! Thank you, Big Barn!
We love everything about Big Barn Preschool!
Our 4 ½ year old daughter, Brianna has been attending the Big Barn Preschool for almost a year now. Brianna absolutely loves the teachers and students at the school and often does not want to leave when we come pick her up each day. She is always asking for 5 more minutes.
We love everything about Big Barn Preschool. Bonnie and her teaching staff are all awesome and interact really well with the children. During the school year they constantly teach a wide variety of different subjects and my daughter has learned a lot and improved a lot since she started last Fall. (She was previously at a home daycare.) During the Summer, they have different fun activities indoors and out, and different themes. They are able to play outside in the school playground and run in the sprinkler.
What makes Big Barn Preschool “Go above and beyond?” They have excellent days / hours and our daughter is able to attend preschool and daycare all at one place (all day long) and she does not have to be transported back and forth anywhere. They have approximately 4 teachers and 24 children or so and there are no older kids there. They are able to make close friendships and the parents also are able to meet other parents at the family nights, the Winter Holiday program, and Graduation ceremony.
I like that they do not have electronics there for the children. My daughter is on the I-Pad at home all the time and I really like that at school she participates in regular (non-electronic) activities throughout the day (reading / puzzles / coloring / painting etc…) She often comes home all excited about the book they read at school that day.
Big Barn Preschool also goes year-round and only takes a few days off for Summer / Fall transition cleaning and the rest of the holidays are the same holidays we get off at work already. They offer refunds if your child is sick with a qualifying doctor’s note. The rates are reasonable. Field trips are always fun and they are brought to the school (so they don’t have to go out anywhere). They have also brought in professionals to do school photos, vision checks, hearing checks, dentists, etc. They have a catering service to provide snacks and meals. The building itself is quite unique and fun and looks recently remodeled on the inside.
I cannot recommend The Big Barn Preschool enough.
I cannot recommend The Big Barn Preschool enough. Not only is the staff highly qualified and extremely professional, they have been very kind, warm and patient towards my daughter. The school is very flexible on accommodating the schedule you need and the cost is extremely competitive for this area. It was the only school I found in the area that would allow us to attend 3 full days a week and just pay for those days.
We began The Big Barn Preschool in January of 2016. It was a whirlwind of events for my daughter as we had just moved from Omaha to Chicago at the end of December. Not only did she have to leave behind her self-designed pink room, friends and preschool, my husband had to stay back and his degree. Mrs. Bonnie and her wonderful staff helped this transition immensely.
Her teacher this year was Mr. Brian and to be honest we were shocked how much she picked up during half of a school year. At the end of the year teacher-parent conference we could have not been more pleased with her accomplishments. She will attend for one more year before starting Kindergarten and it is exciting to think about how much she will grow and learn under the care of Mrs. Bonnie and her staff!