Parents please fill out your experiences with our Preschool
I am so thankful I found Karen Byers. Before her, my son went to an over-populated preschool with up to 70+ kids. After that experience, never again will I send my children to a large preschool. Ms. Karen's home environment with the smaller capacity offers a much more personalized setting which allows for better attention to each child.
My son's prior preschool had discouraging comments saying that he's shy and slower than other children his age... Well that's funny because after going to Karen Byers Preschool, he thrived in everything he did and became a chatterbox. Sometimes, young children just won't open up because teachers are not giving the right attention. I thank Ms. Karen for providing the opposite experience of my son's old preschool.
Her approach really helps children prepare for elementary school. I only wish I had also placed my younger son with her but we moved out of Sacramento. If we stayed in Natomas, it would've been for Ms. Karen.
My daughter absolutely
loved going to Byers Preschool every day. She learned so much and acquired good
habits and routines (especially brushing teeth, washing hands, and picking up
her own messes!). When your child is so eager to go to school and always comes
home with a smile on their face, you know it is a good place for them to be.
The field trips are fun and I appreciated that the entire family is welcome to
go with! There are many different activities available for the kids to explore
and learn, and Karen's house is warm and inviting.
We dreaded looking for schools for our daughter as she neared her 3rd birthday. I don't know how we were lucky enough to stumble upon Mrs. Karen and Byers Preschool. It was the first and only place we looked. Her school is spotlessly clean, full of fun and engaging materials and she has a natural way with children. My daughter felt at home there right away. We noticed a huge difference in our daughter in just a few weeks. Her verbal capabilities improved, her pickiness at dinner improved, her willingness to do all the bathroom things, like potty, teeth and hands...all improved! She was always excited to go to school. We have to leave to pursue full time care all week and can only hope the next school is a fraction as good as this one! Thanks Mrs. Karen and Ms. Alex, too!
Jackie Tollini... Aaron's Mommy
Mrs. Karen is like family after our experience with her preschool. Our son, Aaron (age 4 in June), has attended the school for almost a year - we unfortunately had to leave the school when we relocated out of the area. While we are very excited for the relocation, our ONLY regret is leaving Mrs. Karen's school. She has shown incredible patience, compassion and understanding with Aaron - who suffers from anxiety at school. She has helped him to gain confidence and self-control by fostering his relationships with the other students in the class. We LOVE Mrs. Karen and can only hope to find another preschool teacher as wonderful as she is!
Emma has loved Ms. Karen's school since we started her a year and a half ago. Our daughter started out as a bit of a wild child, who didn't want to listen to instructions and didn't want to be around anyone but her family. I was afraid that she would not be ready for Kindergarten when she turned 5. My little girl has learned so much. She knows her letters and numbers and is always wanting to learn more. Emma loves to show me her art and her homework at the end of the day. Not only am I proud of how much my daughter has accomplished in her time with Karen, you can tell that she is proud of herself as well. Ms. Karen is very kind and considerate. She loves all the children she cares for, and wants them to succeed and grow. She has encouraged Emma to grow socially, and make new friends. There's never a day when my daughter isn't excited to go to school. Karen welcomes the children in her home. She serves them home cooked meals. She has encouraged my picky eater to try new things. I'm really amazed at some of the new healthy foods Emma now enjoys. The children also grow a small garden in the back yard. They have so much fun learning about how things grow. I honestly can't say enough good things about Byers preschool. Karen has prepared my daughter for Kindergarten. I am no longer afraid that Emma won't succeed in school. Thank you for all you do, Karen!
Jeron and Brenda Winslow,Best preschool in Natomas!
Unfortunately, I've been to many daycare/preschool centers around the Natomas area and I truly feel this is the right fit. The teacher/student ratio is 1:4 which is unheard of for preschool age and the location is at a home not an overcrowded center which I like. There are plenty activities for the kids to do indoor and outdoor. The teachers really care about their students and love there job :)
Todd Winslow, Natomas Creek
If you are looking for a great preschool in the area, I would encourage
you to visit Byers Preschool. Both our son and daughter have been apart
of the Byers program for two years. Our son has recently started
kindergarten and the transition was smooth for him both academically and
socially -- in large part to his experience at the preschool. Our
daughter continues to go and looks forward to it everyday. Ms. Karen and
all of the teachers are excellent with the children...and very much in
communication with the families in terms of progress, day-to-day
activities, meals, etc. It's a safe, clean and loving environment that I
would recommend for ANY family. If interested, it does tend to fill up
fast, so I would suggest making an appt. sooner rather than later.
Have a great day!
Michael & Donna Grimm
We found ourselves raising our granddaughter Grace, and had tried two other preschools prior to finally finding Ms. Byer's wonderful in-home school nearby. It has been the most loving, life-giving, positive learning experience and, literally, a second home to Grace through Kindergarten. Karen and her expertly mentored staff helped Grace with her handwriting challenges and today Grace is successfully enrolled in first grade and doing great! You owe it to your child and family to check out Byers Preschool, we believe there's none better! Your child will be expertly socialized and prepared for Kindergarten.
Jessie Armstrong...Clara & Sammy
Byers Preschool is one of the top preschools in Natomas. The experience that Karen Byers holds is bar none. She has created an environment in her home that is professional and kid friendly. My daughter started when she was 3. By the time she went to Kinder she was above average which made her more ready and able to focus for the year. I highly recommend Byers Preschool. Our son also attended, your child will be loved, cared for, taught with excellence and fed well!
Ms. Karen shows a compassion for teaching and is very dedicated to the success of her students. She uses many techniques in her classroom to ensure that the children are never bored while there. She is definitely the best at what she does and we felt very comfortable leaving our son with her. He has learned so much while at Byers Preschool and we highly recommend this school to any parents looking for a quality and nurturing learning environment for their children!
Two of our kids attended Byers Preschool. Mrs. Karen and her staff were always very nurturing, caring and overall great educators to my kids. The program prepares the kids for Kindergarten not only academically but also socially which is just as valuable to learn (in our opinion). The environment is welcoming and comfortable. Mrs. Karen and her staff really cares for the kids and makes extra effort to enforce manners, kindness and responsibility while having fun in a learning environment! Thank you Mrs. Karen and staff!
Jackie Tollini... Aly's Mommy
Our family could not be more happy with Mrs. Karen and the school. Our daughter, Aly, began her school experience shy and somewhat reserved. She has blossomed into an outgoing and self confident young child who is now ready to thrive in kindergarten. Mrs. Karen is easily able to gain the respect of the children in a nurturing and graceful manner. She has not only taught our daughter, but also taught my husband and I valuable skills in dealing with a 3-5 year old child. My son will definitely be attending the school when he is ready.
Our daughter Leilani attended Byers preschool for almost 2 years, throughout those years Leilani has grown and learned alot thanks to the caring teachers at Byers preschool. I often asked Ms. Karen for advice when it came to my daughters future and she would take the time to help me understand the schools and the best options for Leilani. I can't wait to enrole our youngest child at Byers preschool. Thank you to all Byers preschool teachers and a special thanks to Ms. Karen
Noah & Nic's Mommy
My boys LOVE Mrs. Karen! My older son, who still loves visiting, went there for 2 years through preschool and now my younger son currently attends this school (8a-12p). I work from home so when I was first looking for a preschool and found this one, I knew that it was a perfect match. It's my sons' home away from home. It's so comforting to know that my kids will be safe and nurtured when they are there. Ms. Karen is very caring, loving, patient, and has a great hands-on curriculum. My older son was beyond prepared for Kindergarten. Ms. Karen is fantastic teacher! I highly recommend Byers Preschool. I am so thankful for her.
Hands down Byers Preschool is the best in the area. Karen is truly gifted at nurturing the whole child -- socially, emotionally, and academically. My husband and I had some very negative care experiences prior to finding Byers. Karen was so tremendously patient with us and our little guy. She often sent picture texts, over communicated, and quickly learned the needs of our son to help feel safe and acclimate. Karen's school is full of curiosity, care, learning, laughter and love. As an Educator Byers Preschool is a very special place, and Karen has a tremendous spirit that is dedicated to nurturing little lives. She has a very special place in our hearts, and our family. You will not regret visiting Byers Preschool, it truly is a hidden gem!
Byers Preschool and Ms. Karen have been a true blessing for us. Byers was our sons first school experience and the first time away from home. Ms. Karen and her Staff are exceptional women who truly love and care for children. My son has learned and grown so much in the year he has been there. I've never felt more comfortable leaving my son with anyone as I have with Byers Preschool. We love you!
We love this preschool!!! My son was going to another preschool and it wasn't working...we looked all over and a family told us about Karen and her preschool...We could not have been happier because as soon as we put our son in her preschool we saw such a big change in him.....Karen is so sweet and loving and runs a wonderful program...she knows the needs of each child and meets those needs... I am so happy and blessed to have had my son in Byers preschool. I highly recommend this preschool...Thank you so much Ms. Karen and Ms. Amy:)
Wonderful school for my family. My son went there for 2 full years and never had a dull day or was ever hesitant to go to school. Ms.Karen is a wonderful teacher and the kids loved her.
Best pre school in Natomas!!! I was a stay at home mom when my son started to go there. I wanted him to interact with other children and learn in a fun loving environment. Karen gave us a tour of the preschool and instantly I knew this was the place for my son. Karen is caring, loving and patient. Learning is a joy it is never forced, always nurtured, every child feels welcome and secure
Byers preschool has been the best experience for my daughter's first exposure to school. This was the first place that she learned to thrive independently outside of our home. While we toured many preschools, Byers truly felt like a home away from home-- but with more friends, caring teachers, awesome learning activities, and the broadest array of outside activities I've ever seen! Ms. Karen's gift for early childhood education is apparent in the way that she models best practices in social-emotional learning (i.e.: behavior management and resolving conflict), and we have greatly appreciated her "loving but firm" approach. I highly recommend Byers preschool!
Aiza & Sara's Mommy
Perfect preschool!! My daughter has been going there for more then a yr now. She loves it. You can't find such good care and love anywhere. I love the way Ms. Karen adds a personal touch to everything!! Thanks !! Ms. Karen.. Now our youngest is attending this year so reassuring to go back to where our youngest went to school.
When I found Byers Preschool for my daughter, it was a relief. My daughter has learned so much being there.
She knows all her colors, shapes, numbers and days of the week and she's only
2 1/2. Byers Preschool is a safe and clean environment and LOTS OF FUN!
When I drop my daughter off every morning, I have no worries- because I know she is in a loving place and that's why I tell Mrs. Karen and her Staff "Thank you" everyday. My daughter is always smiling and is in a good mood when I pick her up after work. This place is a GOD send. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We are picky parents. This is our 3rd child, so we knew exactly what we wanted.
But also, social skills, healthy eating habits, discipline, friendship and LOVE.
Karen and her family have given Calla everything she needs.
Calla starts Kindergarten at Natomas Park Elementary in July.
She's incredibly well prepared thanks to Byers Preschool.
It breaks our hearts to leave!
Casey & Greg Saumure
This school is the best place my child could be aside from his own home.
Needless to say, leaving my first born in someone else's hands besides my own was not an easy decision. I checked out plenty of "popular" preschools before coming to Byers Preschool. None of them stood up to the quality of the program and curriculum that Ms. Karen provides.
I love the level of care and one on one interaction and attention each child receives.
My son is not just a number here. This preschool provides a nurturing and loving environment along with a solid curriculum. The smiles my "typically shy" son has on his face when he's at school says it all.
This overbearing picky mom gives Ms. Karen, Miss Nicole and Byers Preschool an A++++!
I was very cautious when I was looking for someone that I could trust besides my own family to teach and watch my daughter.
As soon as I met Mrs. Karen she put my right at ease.
She may not know this but when I first met her she brought tears to my eyes.
I had finally found someone that would care for and nuture my daughter the same way that I would.
She had a very stable environment and my daughter looked forward to everyday and Mrs.Karen.
I now have a 1 year old and I can't wait until she gets to go and see Mrs.Karen......There is no need to look anywhere else...Your family with enjoy her......Bridgette mother to Alexis
LOOK NO FURTHER.
If you are looking for a safe environment with caring teachers this is the place for your child. Ms. Karen and her Staff also provide a top notch learning program.
My son started when he was 2 1/2 years old and now he is 5 and will be starting kindergarten this year. He has mastered his basic learning skills as well as his social skills. I want to extend a sincere thanks to Ms. Karen for the outstanding job she does with all of the children.
Caryn & Mira's Mom
Finding Byers Preschool was a real blessing.
Our first daughter started attending Byers Preschool when she was 18 months old and stayed all the way through pre-school. She is 12 years old now and she still LOVES Ms. Karen! The bond that Mr. Karen creates with the children under her care is unlike any you will find at those other preschools.
We were fortunate that our second daughter was also able to attend Byers Preschool. The curriculum that is used is fantastic and both children had a jump start on Kindergarten. Anytime I hear that someone is in need of childcare I ALWAYS tell them about Ms. Karen and how wonderful her Pre-school is.
It is simply the BEST!
If you are new to the area and are in need of a reputable, loving and caring daycare provider, or are in the process of searching for an excellent place for your children to learn and grow, search no more! Byers Preschool provides a home-school environment with a curriculum that prepares young ones for Kindergarten that puts them leaps and bounds ahead of the game when they enter into their first years of school.
Byers Preschool is owned amd operated by Karen Byers who has provided daycare for my three children throughout a ten year period. Children receive a hands on, one-on-one learning experience with daily nutrition-filled home cooked meals. If you are fortunate enough to grab an opening with Byers Preschool, you should not pass up on the opportunity for A++ daycare! I can't say enough about this preschool other than my children were well prepared for their first years both educationally and socially.
My daughter loves to go to THIS preschool! She is happy and thriving among the other great children and wonderful teachers. I can tell that she feels at home there and I think that Karen makes you feel like a member of her own family. This is truely a wonderful place! The children are all good friends and there is a real sense of “home” there! We love it and it is the best place for your little one. Keep up the great work!
Amanda's Mom & Dad,
My wife and I have been searching for a preschool for our daughter this summer and after interviewing and reviewing several preschools, Byers Preschool was our number one choice. Why? Mrs. Karen provides an outstanding learning program and she really cares about and understands how a child develops.
My daughter, Amanda, has been there for almost two months and we really see the difference at home. She really enjoys going there and she gets really excited every morning when we tell her it is time for school. Thanks Karen for taking care of Amanda and we love all the curriculum & crafts/paintings she brings home.
Brian and Tamara
Hands Down The Best!!! Our daughter and son both attends this preschool. Bria started attending at 1 1/2 years old, she is now 6 years old and still attends before and after school. Brian is 3 years old and attends full time (8-4).
If loving, caring, and safety is at the top of your priority list; this is the preschool for your family. Not to mention the freshly prepared meals with ingredients grown by the children from the Byers garden.
Her teaching curriculum parallels current school standards. Bria was more than well prepared for kindergarten. We are confident Brian will be as well. Not only did we find an exceptional preschool, we found lifelong friends.
Byers Preschool truly is a "place just like home". Ms. Karen is an exceptional teacher and is always coming up with fun and interesting activities for her students. Ms. Karen has provided a loving, nurturing, educational environment for my son Matthew. He started last August when he was 2 1/2, and has blossomed into a confident, happy preschooler. He loves, loves, loves going to school. This is not just a job for her, it is her passion. She truly cares about our children and is always looking out for their best interest. She is patient, loving and playful with our children. My son asks every day if he is going to school and tells me "Mommy, I love Ms. Karen". It truly warms my heart to see how happy he his at his school, and how much Ms. Karen truly loves and cares for our children. I cannot imagine a more perfect preschool for him. I am so grateful to have found this school and to have Ms. Karen in our lives.
We Love Ms. Karen & Byers Preschool!!!
We are so thankful for Ms. Karen. She's conscientious and takes excellent care of our little girl. I have peace of mind when I bring my daughter to her. Caring for children is Karen's absolute passion and gifting, and she does it all effortlessly. We can count on Ms. Karen to provide a safe, educational, super clean and loving environment for our daughter to thrive and experience the world of educational play. Ms. Karen doesn't miss a beat with the kids, and my daughter loves her and loves spending time with her preschool family. When I met Ms. Karen, my long, exhaustive search for daycare ended right there! Yours will too!