Academic achievement is only one piece of the school entrance age puzzle. The child’s physical, social, and emotional development are key pieces, as well. It would seem to be the course of wisdom to consider the whole child in all of his or her aspects when making decisions about school entrance. The answers are not simple. They are further complicated because each child is different biologically and emotionally. Each child brings his own special characteristics with him as he lives and works through his unique life experiences.
“We have been at ORCS for 11 years with 4 kids attending preschool through kindergarten” The staff here is amazing! They put so much love and energy into meeting each child’s developmental needs. I could go on and on about how much I love this school but the fact that we keep coming back speaks for itself.”
This is the preschool where professional teachers send their kids! As an educator and a parent of two boys who are currently at ORCS, I am so impressed with the learning environment provided by this extremely experienced and caring staff. Creativity, curiosity, joy, silliness, discovery, and depth of understanding are nurtured through the very best educational practices. The teachers are so sensitive to developmental stages of the students and they meet each child where they are as unique individuals. Each morning, my boys enter their classroom to a big hug and smile from their teachers and when I pick them up, they are talking about their day with joy in their hearts. Entrust your kids to this staff, you will be amazed by the passion, care and quality of ORCS.
My daughter and son both attended ORCS. Looking back, I remember how hard it was to choose a preschool, but the moment I walked into ORCS I had a such a great feeling about the school, the staff and the environment. The environment was so comforting and the staff felt like family. Everyone was so welcoming and positive. We have spent the last 6 years at ORCS between 2 children and I still feel the same way. My son, now in Kindergarten at ORCS, loves school and my daughter who left 3 years ago still talks about how much she misses the teachers and pre-school. The staff at ORCS are amazing! They all are so compassionate about what they do and it shows in their actions. You can tell that they all love children and want school to be a fun and positive experience. My children love school and I have ORCS to thank!