Welcome to TerraNichol Academy of the Arts. We know your whole family will enjoy the school and the friends you will make here. We are excited to welcome your family to our family.
When I founded TerraNichol Academy of The Arts Preschool in 2006, I did so with a singular purpose- strengthening families and the foundation of the community. It has been an honor and a privilege to watch that happen. We are here to offer each family with early childhood information, skills, resources and support. As we begin our new school year, we welcome you to our growing family and invite
you to put down your roots.
About The The Founder
Terra Tominelli Founder of TerraNichol Academy of The Arts had a dream to open a preschool with an environment rich of possibilities, where learning would be meaningful and visible to the community and parents would be considered as partners. Terra’s dream of creating a preschool that “re-‐-‐-thinks what education should look like” became reality in 2006. She inspires her students to be “Creativi”, which means “creative children in Italian”.
TerraNichol Academy of The Arts is a preschool for ages 18 mos.~ First Grade. The preschool incorporates the internationally acclaimed Reggio Emilia approach to learning, which is designed to support, promote and deepen investigation, curiosity, autonomy, communication,
exploration and social interaction in young children. Everything here in our learning labs has a meaning and TerraNichol Academy is compromised with many “ateliers” or working studios with themes. In addition, children have access to the Atelier “Art Studio”, Piazza “Social & Dining” area, Atelier D’Acqua “Water Exploration Area”, Parco Gioci “Play Garden”. Students also participate in enrichment workshops such as yoga, drama, Spanish, Italian, culinary arts, music appreciation, sustainability methods, creative dance, and gymnastics.
Terra Tominelli ~Founder of TerraNichol Academy of The Arts has worked with children in a variety of settings over the years such as Reggio Emilia teacher, preschool director, visual & performing arts teacher, consulting, and playscape design.
Don’t let the beauty fool you! The real beauty is the children, families, and the educational project here. ~Terra Tominelli-‐-