My oldest child went to TBOP a few years ago, and she entered kindergarten more than ready. She understood the social mores of a school environment—how to sit in Circle Time, and how to assume different roles in the classroom (as line leader, or the person who turns off the lights). She knew how to use scissors and how to put her own backpack and lunch bag away in her cubby. And she knew how to read beginning books, thanks in part to the Letterland program that the four-year-old classes at TBOP use. It’s an excellent preparatory curriculum.
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Both of my children enjoyed a safe, loving environment and a great sense of community at Temple Beth Or Preschool. The loving and warm teachers, with their creative ideas and approaches, are just awesome. My older child began kindergarten fully prepared to be a part of a classroom and learning experience.
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I worked for several years as a teacher, and when I first visited TBOP, it was immediately clear to me that it was a learning environment and one where children are provided with opportunities to develop both life skills and to feel comfortable in a classroom. The teachers are just really good, and you can tell they love helping young children develop into little people.