Product/Service name: Calvert PK
Brief description of product/service: PK curriculum and supplies
Store/Site of purchase: http://www.calvertschool.org/home-school/
Price: $310.00 (free shipping)
How long have you used this product/service? 3 months now
Performance: Includes all lesson plans, books, manipulatives, supplies, and all have been very easy to use. It is supposed to be good to start with 4 year old children.
Quality: My DS is 3 and after looking through all the materials was surprised to find that my DS knows all the material. The daily schedule is estimated to be around 3 hours a day, but so far no schedule has taken over an hour to complete. In fact, most days we can do 2-3 lessons. My DS loves all the materials except for the book of short stories and poems. This book doesn't have pics and the stories are 1.5-2 pages long (regular size printer paper). . .they tend to lose his interest quickly (even though he can read picture books for hours at a time).
Customer Service/Communication: Fantastic!!
Would you purchase this product/service again? Yes, but I would go up to Kindergarten; in fact, I think we will zoom through the pre-K then move on to kinder as soon as we can. I would eventually like to make my own curriculum, but right now this is the easiest for my family.
Have you made a complaint to the company about the product/service? No complaints.
Additional Comments: I am very happy with the service, the online resources available, and the materials I received (even if they are too easy). I will continue with Calvert for the time being.
I give it (How many thumbs up out of five?): 4 thumbs (lost 0.5 because it's so easy, but perhaps if I had started it at 2 with him it would have been better and another 0.5 because of the stories and poems book--I don't know how any pre-K child can get through those stories).