As an educator and a psychologist, I am consistently impressed with TCP’s dynamic learning environment. Children thrive at TCP, supported by a passionate director and "working" parents who foster the development of inquisitive, confident, and self-reliant learners. At TCP, creativity is cherished, exploration is encouraged, and children fall in love with the joy of learning through exuberant play and developmentally appropriate interactions. More and more scientific findings point to the incredible power of early interactive experiences. It is common sense that our early childhood programs be designed to create a healthy, warm, safe, nurturing environment where community is paramount, and where children's interactions between classes are just as important as what happens during classes.
Dr. Shirin Ansari
I find the atmosphere in Tustin Community Preschool to be orchestrated by competent, child-oriented adults who are interested in the physical, psychological and educational development of each child. It is a fun place for a child to learn and grow.
Sandy Spurgeon McDaniel
We loved every year at Tustin Community Preschool. My daughter's childhood has gone so fast, and I am thankful everyday that she got the opportunity to play and develop all aspects of herself at TCP. The developmental curriculum did not hurt her academically at all - she excels in reading and math and has since she started kindergarten. And the bond we established there as parent and child is priceless. I highly recommend TCP - your child will be happy and so will you.
TCP has been an amazing experience not only for our children, who deeply cherish
their time there, but for us as parents. The co-op aspect of the school means that
you will be very involved from the get-go and, therefore, will get to know so many
other parents very well. The support and camaraderie of having dear friends with
kids the same age(s) as your own children helps make the parenting journey even
more special and the struggles more manageable. Additionally, being so involved
with the actual operations of the school is such a great way to learn with your
kids. It is incredibly satisfying to reap the benefits of all the hard work put
in by the parents when you experience the special events and everyday fun at TCP.
Chris and Lu Bauer
My favorite is my daughter Bronwyn Hathaway's recent quote to her friend, fellow TCP alum, Sam Harrison, on a warm Saturday afternoon, "TCP, those were the best days of our lives." Too good!
My fondest TCP memory is "digging channels and tunnels in the sand and running water through them.
My fondest TCP memory is "learning to play with other kids for the first time!