Our daughter has always been very shy and sensitive, so when it came time to find a preschool, we took the task very seriously. We knew that she would need just the right environment to feel comfortable and blossom socially. We looked at ten preschools. Once we visited PCNS it became the standard to which we compared all other schools. After visit all of the other schools, it was completely obvious the PCNS was the place. It was the only school that all three of us felt completely comfortable with. The teachers are incredible- attentive, creative, and astonishingly connected to every child there. The environment is magical and provides tons of options for every kid. It is a place where every detail seems to be intentional, effective, and, in many cases, magical. I think that much of this is due to the incredible wisdom and vision of the director, Teacher Catherine, who has been the unexpected bonus of attending PCNS. We have learned so much from her, and have been surprised to find that the parent education component of the co-op has been one of our favorite pieces. The sense of community that we have gotten has been such a gift, too. Each of the parents gets to know each of the children and you always know that if your child has a tough day, that there will be a parent or teacher available to give your child the attention and time that they need. The community and teachers at PCNS have indeed helped our daughter blossom as we had hoped... And she is seen for who she is. She is honored for who she is. Everyone understands that she is the kid that will play for an hour and then needs fifteen minutes to play by herself uninterrupted. Teachers and parents always makes sure that she gets that space that she needs. I really feel like she has been seen there. That feels so good! She is social, happy, and even outgoing at times after a year and a half there. She looks forward to school and is sad when she doesn't get to go. I think a lot of this is due to the fact that she has been able to grow at her own pace. That is priceless. I cannot recommend this preschool highly enough! Oh- and did I mention... It's BEAUTIFUL! I'm always so happy to spend time there and let my kids play... The ocean air, the gorgeous playground, the organic garden. We never want to leave! Definitely five stars from our family.