What People Say About Our Parents-to-Be Programs
"I can’t thank you enough for everything I learned from your classes. People laughed at me when I said I was taking Lamaze®, Breastfeeding, Baby First Aid and CPR. Not only did I learn so much but I was secure every step of the way. When Rich and I are ready for our next child, you can guarantee we will be there for a refresher course! Until then, we will be at the new mommy group! Thanks.”
- Marian P.
“My fourth child and this was the first Lamaze class I ever took. It was the best thing I ever did. Mary Kahrs is an amazing instructor...A class that my coaches thought would be boring turned out to be extremely informative in the most fun way... Forever grateful.”
- Jeanette T.
“I can’t begin to tell you how much your organization has made a difference for me and my family. I took the breastfeeding support class almost 3 years ago, right before my daughter was born, and I am so grateful for Mary and the support the class provided. I am certain I would not have had such a successful experience with breastfeeding had I not attended your course. Although I struggled in the beginning, the knowledge I acquired in the class allowed me to have the composure and patience I needed to help my daughter and myself connect. I am so happy for all the health and emotional benefits I have been able to provide my baby from breast milk and am still nursing her now at 2 1/2! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
- Gina B.
What People Say About Our New Parent Programs
“I think all of the programs at CFA have been wonderful. Mary, our instructor, is a wealth of knowledge and provides a wonderful support.”
- Michele M.
“The mommy and me program is wonderful. I first started to get out of the house myself and talk to other adults when Brian was 6 weeks old and we participated in New Moms. Now I can’t wait to take him every week so he can interact with other babies, learn songs, listen to books, etc. It is a great learning experience at such a young age.”
- Krista Z.
“I took the new mom’s class and it was great. Mary was so knowledgeable in every area of having a new baby and she made me feel so welcome. I was late the first day, because I could not find the building. When I finally got there I sat in the back outside the circle of mothers. Mary moved over and told me to come sit beside her. Later my son and I did Tot Music at CFA and whenever we ran into Mary she remembered us!”
- Amy R.
What People Say About Our Parent-Child Programs
"I love CFA! This place is addicting. Once you start here you just can’t get enough. You’re treated with so much respect and understanding. You walk in the door and you’re greeted with a smile. Staff members know our names. They remember the last discussion you had with them. The programs are so wonderful and so are the people.”
- Janet Y.
“I knew the minute I walked into CFA that I found what I was looking for, I found a friendly place with warm people who really cared. My daughter and I have absolutely loved every parent-child program we’ve participated in. Each time I thought ‘it can’t be better than our last class’ and every time it was. The teachers are great, the lessons creative and fun. I may never leave! Thank you!”
- Joan C.
“I came to CFA being new to the area. My husband, our 3 kids and I moved to Smithtown from California. Talk about culture shock. I don’t know what we would have done without CFA. I was driving by one day and just decided to stop in and see what it was all about. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made! The staff and other families helped us get a lay of the land. My youngest and I have been participating in parent-child programs for almost a year now. We look forward to every class and come religiously every week. We have so much fun and we’ve made so many friends. CFA is our second home.”
- Tasha B.
What People Say About Preparing for Preschool
“I didn’t think it was possible. I didn’t think my son would ever separate from me. In a social situation he would hide behind me, attached to my thigh to the point I felt I would have to have him surgically removed. At home he was fine. He was chatty, playful and creative. He is actually quite an actor. Just when I have given up all hope my friend told me about CFA and the wonderful programs they offer. I called immediately and made an appointment to see if what I heard was true, that separation was possible and CFA programs could make it happen. The supportive and experienced staff explained the separation program philosophy and how they had cracked some pretty tough cases. I started to cry because I knew I found the answer and the place I was looking for. It’s been several years since that day. Not only did my son successfully separate but is now thriving in school and loves kindergarten! I am back at CFA with my second in a mommy and me class. CFA is truly a home away from home. I live 40 minutes away and I can’t imagine my family and me ‘growing up’ anywhere else.”
- Anna P.
“CFA always felt like home for my daughter. From 2 year old pre-k until 3 year old pre-K, we love coming and seeing Santa for the holidays. CFA gives you a feeling of warmth and comfort. Thank you!”
- Susan R.
“I took the separation class last summer for my twin girls. I was a little nervous that they would not be able to handle pre-school, since they were so close to me. I was so happy to see them listening to the teacher and sitting down when told. My girls really did not even come out to see me during the class as some to the other children did. This class was a very positive experience for them. Thank you Mary!”
What People Say About Our Preschool Programs
“My boy/girl twins both had a great experience at CFA! They learned so much and made such great friends along the way (I did too!). The teacher made the children in her class feel confident, important and know that they could do anything they set out to do! My children looked forward to going to school in the morning and couldn’t wait to show me their work when they got home! CFA is a very warm and nurturing place and there is always a smiling face waiting to greet you! It was always a family for my children and me. We will cherish the memories we made there for a very long time. I didn’t want it to end! Many Thanks."
"I think the preschool curriculum was amazing and my twins know every number and letter they worked on by the time they graduated. Not only did they know their letters but they know how to sound out the first letters of a word. It was amazing to me to watch them grow and learn so much at CFA. They are adjusting to full day kindergarten well and they love it! I have recommended CFA to many people and will continue to do so. Thank you for everything! CFA is a special place”
- Meg N.
“This was our only year at CFA for preschool. We did the Preparing for Preschool class and we loved it! I have attended other preschools with my older children, but I think CFA is the best. It is the whole package - terrific teachers, warm caring environment, fun for the kids and above all they learn!”
- Lizz R
And Then, Some Great Feedback on our Summer Camp Programs
“Mary Kahrs and her counselors/staff have been incredibly wonderful! I am a first-time mother of triplets and Mary always knew the right things to say, not just to me but to all the mothers who had so many questions and anxiety! She accommodated our children as necessary and all staff complied."
Putting my children in CFA camp was the BEST decision! It served as the perfect separation opportunity as they will now begin preschool at CFA! They can’t wait, I can’t wait. I feel secure that my children are safe and happy!”
- Lisa F.
“I really liked how the 3-hour program was packed with fun-filled activities as well as educational. The country (world) theme is great. At the beginning of camp I expressed that I would like to know how my son’s day went and to keep track of my son’s always changing behavior. The counselors made sure to communicate with me daily in a very professional way. Everything seems so well organized and prepared, easy paperwork and great communication. I am looking forward to my child attending preschool.”
- Kelly D.