At Mulberry House, we aim to live in meaningful relationships with our children, their families, and those living in our neighborhood. As a school, we lift up our community with scholarships and acts of service. Connection and community are at the heart of Reggio-inspired schools and we continually strive to practice these values.
"Where should I begin? Mulberry House is simply wonderful. Our son is thrilled to go to school every day, and I am so grateful for all the experiences he is exposed to on a daily basis. The beautifully curated space offers so many opportunities for exploration and discovery for the children. Communication between teachers and parents is amazing. The teachers support each child’s individual development, working together with their families, and celebrate milestones and achievements. English is not our son’s first language, but the teachers have worked with him in ways that he has felt safe and genuinely understood. Now, his vocabulary is blooming and he is eager to communicate in English. I truly feel that our son is seen, heard and loved for who he is, and he is guided and supported in ways that meet his specific needs. This is not something I take for granted, and Mulberry House has been just exceptional. 100% would recommend!"
-H.P., MH parent 2020-2022
"It has always resonated with me the effort that my mom put in ensuring that I had the best educational experience and how those experiences and teachers enhanced who I am today. As a result, I felt that it was important for our daughter to have an experience that made her want to keep growing and learning. Mulberry House Playschool is all that and so much more. When our daughter isn't there she's talking about the school, counting the days in the weekend until she can return, showing us things that she's observed or learned. I really love the thought that goes into each day and what the experience of the children will be. Some places seem to provide the same items everyday presented in the same way. In contrast, at Mulberry House there is an invitation to play and experience something that they may have already engaged with but in an entirely different way. The type of play that occurs here really helps to foster the type of creativity and observational skills that are so intrinsic to young kids but are not always fostered. There is a level of confidence that I see continue to develop in her through this opportunity and it is so very evident that there is so much warmth and care that the teachers give to her and all the students every day. As a parent, you often think about whether the decisions that you make on behalf of your children are the right one and I often remark on what a great playschool this is and how fortunate we all are for all the different ways this experience shapes our lives for the better." -S.S.L., MH parent since 2020
"This school is a neighborhood treasure. Since our child started at Mulberry House we have seen a profusion of independent imaginary play and a curiosity about all things. His confidence and independence has grown by leaps and bounds as he masters new skills and feels pride in himself. It’s exciting to watch his social skills budding in this environment where he is encouraged to fully experience the complexity of interaction with peers. In addition to having the vision to bring this beautiful school and community to life, Ms. Suzanne’s wealth of talents and expertise enrich the daily experience with music, movement, and creativity. She is an indispensable guide full of tips for potty and sleep training and so much more, making the transition to school easier for children and parents alike. All of the teaching staff at Mulberry is just wonderful. We can see how they put such careful thought towards nurturing the children in the photos that they take and share with parents each day. We look forward to seeing these pictures and are often inspired in the way we play together at home. The joy our child takes away from his experiences at Mulberry House is what makes us so happy to drop him off at school each day. 100% recommend this school!"
-S.S., MH parent since 2021
"I came into Mulberry House as a single parent, and left being a part of such a wonderful community. When coming in for our first meet, I was a little unsure, nervous but also in amazement of the space. I've done all my research so I knew what Mulberry House had to offer: exploration, discovery etc. which is what I wanted for my child. I was just hoping we were able to have the opportunity based on our circumstances. I walked in just me and my toddler, in need of support...and a bit of guidance. Little did I know, Ms. Suzanne was more than prepared to receive us. We were welcomed into Mulberry House that day, and our lives were forever changed.
Thank you for allowing our family to come as we are. Thank you for providing a true, honest and nurturing environment. Thank you for allowing us to feel seen, heard and welcomed. Our family is forever grateful." -MH parent 2021-2023
"Mulberry House is a magical place. Our kid goes there five days a week and we are in constant awe of the creativity, care, education, acceptance and love that fill those walls (and backyard!). So much art, music, play, books and learning alongside very structural schedules are just the perfect way to cultivate true learning. The teachers are lovely people and wonderful educators, and it is apparent how much they care about the little humans that attend the playschool. Even when our kid is going through some challenges (hey, who said it was easy being 2? ;) we always feel like we have someone to talk to and collaborate together in figuring out what’s the best course of action. We recommend Mulberry House with all of our hearts, and our kiddo would agree with a glowing grin.”
-E.M. & M.W., MH parents 2021-2023
"There are almost no words for how unique this little school is. It's been a wonder to watch my daughter grow here. The teachers are stellar and so communicative. They exude warmth and acceptance and embrace the children in a way I've never before felt from a school. Mulberry House has been able to bloom a sense of community in a year of social distancing that has, otherwise, felt so absent of it. They are truly committed to sparking the interests of each child, following the children's leads, learning from their play and then nurturing all those connections in creative ways. I feel so grateful to be able to give my kid such an incredible play-based experience in these formative years and cannot recommend Mulberry House enough."
-J.K., MH parent 2020-2022