"When I first moved to Aptos from Corralitos, I was worried about what kind of after school program I would find for my twin daughters. Then, I was told about Apple Afterschool. The caliber of the teaching staff, and the environment for learning assuaged all our fears. The little girls thrived there, and would come home with such interesting things to share with us that they had learned---and then, the big day came, when they graduated from Apple Afterschool to Magic Apple. Here, in the canyons behind Aptos, on ten sun swept acres, watched over by blue skies, red tailed hawks, and Jan and Fran Jimenez, my girls learned to swim, to dance, to speak in public, to share, and to lead. All the life skills they missed in the public school environment, they learned there. My daughters will say, to this day, that the best years of their lives so far, were spent in the enchanted learning environment that is and was the brainchild of Jan and Fran Jimenez. There will never be a teaching environment like this anywhere else---and we are blessed to have had it as part of our twins' lives."
-Submitted by Marsha and Victor Marani, Parents
UPDATE 2018: What a joy to attend Jasmine's college graduation celebration and her MA in Public Policy. We are so proud of this amazing young child and are thrilled to have been a part of her life. Thank you Jasmine, Marsha and Vic for your trust and support over the years.