I am a teacher at a local elementary school. Over the past six years, I have had a number of students come to my classroom from kindergarten programs other than our own. Over the years I have witnessed a noticeable advantage in students who transfer from Garden Gate Montessori. Students from Garden Gate bring with them a sense of wonderment, adventure in learning, and the ability to value thoughtful reflection in their work. These children come ready to accept failure as part of the learning process and have the ability to build on experience. The education they receive from Garden Gate allows them to have concrete experiences in which to base connections to conceptual concepts. I love the foundation for knowing how to be a learner that children receive from Garden Gate.