Jump Start

Our school philosophy is to provide a loving and nurturing environment for our youngest preschool students to explore and experience the world around them.  Our Jump Start program is designed to provide experiences for developing skills in:

  • transitioning into school and developing independence
  • exploring the classroom environment
  • beginning social skills with their classmates
  • participating in group activities.

Some learning activities that will be offered to your child during our mornings at TBA are:

  • making choices during free play
  • learning how to play with a classmate
  • circle/story time
  • social skills at snack time
  • songs and large motor movement
  • “messy” projects (paint, play dough, and shaving cream)
  • the most important lesson of all, as quoted by our graduates… “Mommies and daddies always come back”!
Lisa Quinlivan-Lutz

Lisa Quinlivan-Lutz

Jump Start Teacher

Lisa Quinlivan-Lutz started working at TBA in 2016, and has worked in the Jump Start class and pre-K 4’s class. She is mom to three TBA alumni, and lives with her husband and hound. Lisa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

Jump Start: The Monkeys
Cartoon of a Monkey

Enrollment Cutoff: Child must be 2 years and 6 months as of September 1st and/or readiness evaluation. Rolling admission throughout the year. As your child turns 2 and a half, they can enroll in our jump start program.
Days: Monday, Friday 9-11:45
Ratio: 8 children with a lead teacher and assistant
Children do not need to be potty trained for this session