As a grandmother familiar with The Family Garden (several children attended), I know the staff and program to be top notch for early education for developmental as well as social skills and learning. The program is geared to individual needs at any particular time/phase of growth and the staff very loving, kind, attentive, professional as well as firm when correcting, re-directing or responding to unwise choices of the childrren. The family-style approach of having multiple ages in one group has been quite beneficial from my point of view. The Family Garden cares for the very young (from 6 weeks) up to kindergarten transition (5 years). It has been a wonderful place for children to grow and learn to be part of a "friends" community, to learn their strengths and ways of sharing, cooperating and expressing themselves both verbally and creatively. The Family Garden is an excellent early learning environment for children.