As I was looking for a place for my son to spend his days, I was looking for a school, not just a daycare. A place where he would begin to love education and learning and where the people providing him with care and guidance throughout the day would see the greatness in him. I was on the hunt for educational partners to support what I was teaching him at home, and to guide me on how to better prepare my child for the gifted and talented test. I found all of this and much more with the team at YMIM.
When I tried to show up at the door and request a tour, the receptionist told me to apply online and I would be invited for a tour. I appreciated this because it let me know that this process would keep my child safe once enrolled.
I had concerns about my son’s speech. The owners, educational director, and teachers helped calm my nerves about inviting an evaluator early intervention evaluators into my home. The evaluation was completed without incidents and I was given a detailed gauge of where my child was developmentally.
I am grateful for the quarterly parent-teacher meeting where I am given a report card on my child’s progress. I then know where to focus my work I do with him at home so that he is on track with his physical, spatial, and vocabulary needs.
I love that they use a digital app that allows me to get updates on what my son is learning and doing throughout the day. Images and videos and help gush over him just like I like. I like that I can send my son’s teachers notes via the app to keep them abreast of what is going on at home – this was great during the initial stages of potty training. Also, I like that I can pay for my son’s tuition weekly or monthly or via autopay via the app. I know this may sound like a rave review for the app, however, I think it provides insight into the thinking the owners are putting into every aspect of the parent-teacher connection.
Also, when I was in need of assistance to support my family, the staff of YMIM had community partnerships in place to receive child care vouchers and other services.
I could search for some cons, but honestly, they have been patient with me as a new mom and I have received the greatest gift which is my son’s safety and happiness. My son constantly says to me “I LOVE SCHOOL” and I hope I am able to find educational partners like this through his education.