"My daughter has gone to the YMCA Heritage Youth Development Center since she was two years old, and this fall, she will start kindergarten at a private school—one that challenges its students to reach academic achievements beyond their grade level.
"At her kindergarten screening, the teacher came out during the testing to ask what daycare/preschool my daughter went to. The teacher was amazed at what my daughter already knew for her age and was thrilled that she is prepared for the school, having not attended preschool there.
"This is only one of many reasons why I love Heritage. I also have a son that attends there, and both of my children have had amazing teachers/staff that love them.
"I notice teachers handle children with different behavior issues exceptionally well, which is such a blessing for these children who come from many different types of backgrounds.
"Through the years, it has been so easy to talk to the teachers about any concerns; they have been so much help in any area of caring for my children.
"My son is two years old, and he already knows his colors and is working on the ABCs. I am thrilled with the activities he does, the learning he is gaining and the friendships he has made.
"I recommend Heritage to everyone."
-- Emily Lawrence