It’s hard to believe that it has been nine years since I dropped off our first-born for his first day at McKendree. I had the anxiety so familiar to all new working moms: Would he be happy? Would he get enough attention? Would he be upset with me for leaving him to return to work? Your staff immediately put me at ease. Our son thrived and I was able to return day after day to a job I loved (and needed to keep) knowing that he was in excellent hands. You helped our family through sleeping issues, feeding issues, teething and potty training. You taught our children how to make friends and keep them (I made a few along the way too) and that learning isn’t just about reading and writing. Our second “baby” heads to big kid school in just a few months. I am grateful that she and her brother were loved so unconditionally by McKendree’s consistent and caring teachers.

Alice C.