“Christine Whitmore gave so much to my two daughters--Lucie and Mirabelle--during the four years that they attended her preschool. Her creativity and kindness made for a wonderful first time school experience for our daughters, and her careful attention to the details of the children’s social interactions helped them learn how to make friends in the larger world outside of our family. I am now in my last year of graduate training to work as a school psychologist and everything that I have learned about child development makes me appreciate Christine’s wisdom and skill even more: she is truly an extraordinary teacher for young children!”
— Deborah Dombrowski

“My two children attended Young Wonders for a total of five years between them. Our entire family's experience with Chris and Young Wonders was overwhelmingly positive. As a past child therapist and now a holistic physician, I have high standards for the attention paid to my children's growth and development, both emotionally and physically. Chris met them all; she runs a unique program that honors the spark in each child to grow into themselves in ways that are a pleasure to behold. She is a gifted educator with a true enthusiasm for her work with the children, and she always honored my input/preferences as a parent. I can't recommend Young Wonders highly enough!”  
— Christie Winkelman, N.D., M.A.

“As a parent, new to the Portland area and with a child soon to enter preschool, I made the rounds of area schools looking for the perfect one for my son. I toured about 15 schools before I came to Young Wonders and when I walked in the door I knew that I had found ‘home.’ The next 2 years did not disappoint! My son blossomed under the love and guidance of teacher Chris. The school is a nice mix of fun play, socialization and preparation for entering BIG school. We often see other families who we met at YW and we have come to say to each other... ‘Well everything can't be like YW!’”
— Jan Sonnenmair

 “Lucky us to have found such a beautiful loving, creative and calm environment for my son... My shy and sensitive son felt comfortable there...gave him the stepping stones...confidence for life. We love young wonders and continue to refer families there.”  
— Kara Larson

 “Chris is a gentle, intuitive and positive teacher who truly nurtures the wonder in each child. Our daughter looked forward to every day of her three years at Young Wonders. 
— Sharon Overton & Jon Jensen

 “I can't say enough about the experience my children had at Young Wonders Preschool. They still tell stories at the dinner table. Chris is a shining star in the preschool world. I felt more than comfortable leaving my children with her every day knowing that their curiosities were being well attended to. Her gift is her enthusiasm for everything she does whether it's in the classroom with the kids or dealing with the requests of the parents. We loved Young Wonders Preschool!”
— Meghan O’Rourke

 “My two daughters attended Young Wonders Preschool, both starting at 2½ years until beginning kindergarten. The experiences my girls had at Young Wonders have been so positive. Chris is an amazing teacher. The classroom is forever changing, giving the kids fresh and new experiences to enhance their learning. We have really enjoyed that the curriculum includes learning about planting a garden, exploring fruits, vegetables, and herbs. It has such a positive effect on the children’s interest in trying new healthy things. Another one of our favorite things is Chris’s philosophy about kids needing to spend time outdoors everyday, rain or shine. My youngest graduates in August and I have to say our family will miss being there.”
— Shannon Buchanan