Learn why education before the age of 3 is important for your child and see how Toddler’s Morning Out helps prepare your child for their whole life ahead. There’s no other program in the Upper Valley like TMO!
…because research shows that development before age 3 is vital for your child…
Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. says that:
“the first three years of a child’s life provides all the experiences that organize the critical parts of the brain. Of all the things we as humans do, the root capabilities are built during the first three years of life.”
Early learning helps develop the brain.
The capacity for learning is astounding in the first three years of life – by the age of three, your child has double the number of neural connections of an adult. It is early experiences that will shape and strengthen many of these connections as the brain develops.
Your child will get an academic headstart!
Numerous studies have shown that the integration of play and “academics” in early education classrooms helps children build a better foundation for educational success later in life than a strictly “academic” setting.
Early education helps you raise greater grown-ups.
“Quality early childhood education provides an economic return to society at a rate of 7 to 10 percent per year.” — James J. Heckman, The Economics of Inequality: The Value of Early Childhood Education in American Educator magazine, 2011
…and only TMO focuses exclusively on children from 16 months to 3 years of age!
TMO makes your child’s first experiences away from home positive and rewarding.
Through lots of time, attention, and love, you have already given your child all the tools they need to be successful in school and in relationships – now TMO gives them a place to put those tools to work. TMO is the perfect place for your child to learn routines, make friends, feel valued and encouraged, and develop pride and confidence.
The thoughtful TMO curriculum turns “academics” into fun and games.
Weekly themed curriculum packs all of the “academics” into hands-on activities that allow for flexibility, creativity, and discovery. Your child will have fun and learn by drawing and painting, playing in the water table, and reading aloud with friends and teachers.
TMO teachers have both the education and the passion.
Children at TMO can count on their teachers to be consistent and caring. When children feel understood, they develop positive, trusting relationships with their teachers and gradually, on their own, learn to express feelings and focus attention. TMO teachers also support your family as you navigate through these amazing (and challenging!) years.
TMO classrooms are designed for playing!
The classrooms at TMO are ready for the messiest of projects and provide rich environments that foster social, cognitive, emotional, and physical growth. The children at TMO are active explorers in spaces designed especially for them. Play is the work of young children, and at TMO, there’s plenty of playing to do!
You, the parent, are also an integral part of your child’s classroom community at TMO!
TMO puts the talents and time of wonderful parents to work (and play) everyday in the classroom. All children benefit from added individual adult attention and parents really get to know all of their child’s friends.
Just listen to TMO parents!
Our two older children spent very happy and wonderful years at TMO. The teachers provided a loving, nurturing and safe environment for them while developing their social skills and confidence and preparing them for the next step in their lives. They have a special place in their hearts for their teachers and the wonderful friends they made. My husband and I are so convinced of the benefits of sending our children to TMO that we recently enrolled our youngest in the new 16 month old class!
— Adrienne & Dan Peraza, Hanover, NH
We really can’t have imagined a better place for our children to begin their ‘formal education’. Lots of love, plenty of playtime, creative projects, encouragement and understanding – and a smooth introduction to structure with snack and circle times, helping with clean-up and more! You have a dedicated staff and run a top-notch program.
— Melissa & Carey Chen, Hanover, NH
My son loved his time at TMO! He gained confidence around other people (both his excellent teachers and his adorable peers). We are still friends with many of his former classmates and their parents. As first-time parents and new transplants to the Upper Valley, we really appreciated the support of TMO’s caring staff. Our son learned so much that has helped carry him forward into Nursery school; we highly recommend the program!
— Marjorie & Jimmy Wu, Hanover, NH
Both my daughters, now 6 and 4, went to TMO. It was apparent the moment we walked in the door that the teachers were dedicated to the program and children. I enjoyed the parental encouragement of helper days and family events. It was a privilege for my daughters to have spent 3 years at an incredibly fun and loving school. I can not wait for the day my son can join in the daily celebration of learning that occurs at TMO.
— Amy Hochreiter, Etna, NH
TMO has been a part of our family’s life for 4 school years. My three children all attended and loved the experience. It was a nice break for me and a wonderful educational and socialization opportunity for them. I also enjoyed my time serving on the Board and being a part of the school. One of my favorite aspects was that as a co-op, we were in the classroom regularly and knew all the children and families and their teachers.
— LK, Lebanon, NH
TMO was my oldest child’s (and my own) first experience with a school setting and now my youngest is following in her footsteps. The comfortable environment and caring teachers make it easy for toddlers to navigate what is often their first time in a group setting. Attending a program like TMO, where children learn to love school and learning, is such an important first step in their education. I feel so lucky to have this amazing resource in our community!
— Tricia Groff, Hanover, NH
We sent our younger son to TMO when he was 20 months old and he was there for two years. He is now almost five and the friendships he made while at TMO are still his strongest and closest. He felt comfortable with the teachers and in the classroom from the get-go, was eager to jump in and play when I dropped him off every day, and still happy at the end of the morning. Our older son was too old to go to TMO when we moved here and often remarks how unfair it is that he never got to go!
— Tamar Schreibman, Norwich, VT
TMO offered our boys a warm and nurturing environment in which to learn and grow. The teachers are kind, knowledgeable and committed to making the TMO experience worthwhile for all families. The activities and routines (circle time, art projects, snack time, etc) of TMO left our children well-prepared for preschool. We highly recommend this program (and miss it dearly!).
— Hana Massecar & Erik Russell, Enfield, NH
Initially, we sent our daughter to TMO because we felt she would benefit from the social interactions that would emerge in the classroom. We have been delighted to see her grow in confidence and independence throughout the year and we attribute this to the safe and nurturing environment that TMO offers to all of its students.