KIND WORDS FROM OUR RNS PARENTS
"Riverview is a place where I know I am doing the very best for my kids. The small classes keep the teachers so well connected with the kids and let them really understand each child individually. Not to mention how truly wonderful each teacher is. I leave there every morning with a smile on my face knowing they are in the very best of hands."
- The Palladino Family
"Riverview is a magical place for our children to grow and learn, from the day they step into their classroom at 2 years old, they feel love, support, and positive energy. That feeling only grows as our children do, Ryan loves to come to school, he loves to "sit and have lunch with his friends" and he especially loves his teachers. We are so blessed to be a part of the Riverview family."
- The Ferretti Family
"A reassuring hug, a tissue to wipe a tear and the kindest of words to comfort any fears on our first day apart from each other. And, that is just what the Riverview teachers did for ME by the way! My daughter, as it turns out, was completely fine as she gleefully skipped away to the play kitchen to join her new RNS friends and teachers. And that is how it went in those sunny classrooms of RNS...for my daughter and for my son. Truly the best beginning to my children's educational foundation. Thanks Riverview Nursery School!
- The Daschbach Family
"This year, my daughter is at WOS kindergarten and, even though i could have sent my son to free UPK, he is going to Riverview 4s. My daughter continues to love to visit and my son has no issue going there 5 days/week full time. And as a family, the friends we have all made at Riverview have become a community that remains close even though our children are from different school districts. In order to sustain the bonds formed, we purposefully find activities to sign the children up for together or have get togethers.
- The Davis Family
"We have enjoyed sending all three of our children to the nurturing and capable hands at Riverview Nursery School. This is an amazing early-childhood education program that encourages independence, socialization, humanitarianism, dexterity and compassion. The staff and teachers make connections with students and parents alike, that show how much they care and evoke a sense of uniqueness and respect. Our family has also made wonderful friends within the community of families that attend. "
- The Roppo Family
"Our daughter thrived during her three years at Riverview. Not only did she learn fundamentals that prepared her for elementary school, more importantly, she learned social skills that taught her to be a good person, a good friend and a good citizen. I remember one evening we were walking past the school and our daughter ran over to the door and put her arms around it. I asked what she was doing, her response, “Giving Riverview a hug mommy.” That kind of says it all. We couldn’t be happier with our time at Riverview, and would give the school the highest recommendation for families looking for a truly loving, supportive environment for their child."
- The Nunziato Family
"My son went to Riverview when he was 2 and 3. It was an absolute pleasure having him go there. He learned so much. Being a first-time mom at the time and dropping my son off they made it easier for me and him. My son still talks about his Riverview teachers. Thank you for the wonderful memories."
- The Paul Family
"Two of our children attended nursery school at Riverview. It was an amazing experience for both of them. With each child we had recently returned from living overseas and Riverview was the perfect nurturing environment for them. The teachers were caring and kind and also creative and fun. When I was talking to my third-grade daughter about different schooling options, she told me her preference was to go back to Riverview. She was quite disappointed when I told her that Riverview didn't have elementary grades. Both kids loved the field trips and special classroom activities."
- The Davis Family
"I had two children that went to Riverview Nursery School. The director and all of the teachers were so kind and loving to my children. They made the goodbyes when dropping off go so smoothly and I never had a worry. I'm so thankful to Riverview for providing a warm and nurturing learning environment for them. Both my children enjoyed attending Riverview, they learned so much and had fun too!"
- The Barikyan Family
"We were first drawn to Riverview because of the facility - the bright, window-lined rooms, the Big Room where the kids can get their energy out all year long, and the quaint outdoor space. Now that we've been involved in the school, we've come to appreciate the people of the building. We have been repeatedly impressed by the teachers and administrators: for their wisdom, professionalism, and their focus on learning through play. Our son has had a great first school experience...he talks about the place when he's not there, and for this we are very thankful."
- The Cox-Strati Family
"I still recall my first day, walking the halls of Riverview, a nervous Mom, scoping out all the local preschools for our first child to attend. I knew the moment I arrived, this was the place my husband and I would send our children. The warmth, comfort and compassion I felt in walking the halls and in meeting the director, the teachers and aides was all I needed. RNS already felt like an extension of our home. Our son felt the same way when he entered Riverview's halls that fall and he is now in his second year. He loves his teachers, the friends he has made and loves learning. It has been an incredible experience and we are grateful we get to send our other children to RNS in the future."
- The Tomosette Family
"My daughter Annabelle attended Riverview and I still have the lovely Mothers Day plant she made for me when she was 4 years old (3 years ago). I fondly think of Riverview and her happy times there each time that I water it."
- The Simboli Family
"There are so many reasons why we love Riverview Nursery School and feel it's the best preschool for our children. Most importantly I believe that the teachers show genuine love for each and every child. Every single teacher my two children have had at Riverview have been so loving and caring towards them. They are a special group of teachers. Secondly I believe that these teachers are very experienced in recognizing when a child needs extra care. My oldest son needed occupational therapy and physical therapy for some weaknesses he had. My youngest son required speech intervention. Their teachers were able to recognize this early on so that I could get the help they needed. We have been so pleased with Riverview Nursery School over the past 5 years and look forward to sending our third child there."
- The Lewis Family
"My son Jonathan was a student in the 2's class many years ago, and we still talk about how special it was. Also in years past, I was the music and movement teacher at Riverview and will always hold a special place in my heart for the school and staff. Riverview remains among the very warmest and nurturing schools I have ever visited. I will long treasure the many memories and experiences I have, and I congratulate you as you celebrate 25 years!"
- Sukey Molloy
"When we started looking at preschools for my child we were so nervous about making the right decision. We had to select a school for our daughter, who is our most precious gift, and we had no idea how we would ever choose. We wanted to find the perfect nurturing environment. We wanted to find a school with a philosophy that was developmentally appropriate for pre-school age children. We wanted to find a school that blended constructive playtime with content rich curriculum. We wanted school to be fun yet instructional. We visited a variety of pre-schools and not one felt like the right fit. When we visited Riverview, magic happened. The positive energy exuding from the staff was palatable. The moment I saw that my daughter was so comfortable in this setting, was the moment I knew in my heart that Riverview was the right fit for our family. Even long after my child left Riverview, we have kept in touch with the teachers there, and they have genuinely become a part of our family. Teachers are powerful and we are beyond thankful for the teachers of Riverview who, in their own inimitable way, changed our lives forever."
- The Harrington Family
"Our RNS twins are now Juniors at Nyack High School - preparing for college. Riverview left a lasting impression on them and my family. When asked for their biggest Riverview memory, both said "THE BIG ROOM" and their teachers. As a parent, to watch my children grow into the adults they are today, I always say - it all started at Riverview. I could never put into words how this is the most special place for your children and how RNS really loves and cares about every child that passes through. Riverview will always be in our hearts."
- The Muratore Family
"In my family, we all think of Riverview with such fondness. One of our dearest recollections is of our daughter saying in a sing-song, gleeful voice as we would drive by the building…“there’s my school!” It may not sound very significant, but she always said it with such pride and sheer happiness. It was adorable, but more importantly, it spoke to the deep connectedness that she felt with everyone there. The small, intimate, nurturing atmosphere that is Riverview helped her grow in character and confidence. We are thankful for that. Now, fourteen years later, every now and then, as we drive by the school, my husband continues the tradition by imitating her little voice…“there’s my school!” he exclaims — and we all laugh. Heartwarming memories."