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”!
MaryAnn O'Neil

MaryAnn O'Neil

Preschool Three's Teacher/ Jump Start Teacher


MaryAnn earned her degree in Early Childhood Education / Teaching Certificate from American International College in Springfield, MA. After moving to PA, MaryAnn and her husband, John quickly realized that Doylestown was the perfect place to raise their six children. MaryAnn loves traveling to visit her family in MA, KS, England, and Ireland. MaryAnn also enjoys walking, biking, and reading. Mary Ann has been working at TBA for 9 years as the Preschool Three's and Jump Start teacher.  

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