Darla Neill, CAA Preschool Teaching Assistant

Your main concerns about English learning programs for preschool students

I was very excited about the training. My only concern was if there was going to be a conflict between GrapeSEED and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) or the Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA).

Specific benefits you have experienced after adopting GrapeSEED

Our students enjoy GrapeSEED as much as we do. We have noticed them singing the songs and reciting the stories in their free time. We have also witnessed the children “reading” to each other and to themselves, as well as pointing to the words and pictures.

The students seem so excited about the material.  When I ask a question I’m noticing more complete sentences and details from the children. This has occurred during GrapeSEED lessons and also at other times of the day.

Specific aspects (or features) of GrapeSEED you like the most

The stories and songs are fun, interesting, and engaging. The characters are colorful, and all the materials are connected. I also like the cards that come with each story and song. The children learn letters, sounds, and key words.

Would you recommend GrapeSEED to others? If so, how would you describe it?

I would recommend this program. I would explain how engaging and fun the program is for the children and the staff.

Is there anything you’d like to add?

I would just like to say thank you for giving us a new teaching tool that makes learning fun.