PARENT TESTIMONIALS

As you walk into Terra Nichol Academy of the Arts all of your senses are greeted. Aromatherapy and classical whimsical music fill the air and brightly colored children's artwork as far as the eye can see, and a smile comes to your face. As you accompany your child to start their day you and your child are each greeted personally by the teachers and begin to see a world of learning wonder. It's at that moment all adults want to be a kid again to experience such wonder in such a place called a school where the children enjoy rich learning experiences not at desks and chalkboards, but rather from touching and experiencing hands on in the sunshine and in the rain. Look over at the garden where our children have brought in plants and learned all about gardening, sustainability and the creatures habitat.

 

They learn how to care for the "class animals" as the class has a fish, dog, and a rabbit.They are taught responsibility and kindness to one another and the earth. Terra Nichol has proved to be a wonderfully unique experience for our son who is a natural explorer. We feel he is in a safe and loving environment, which makes me us feel so good as parents. We always know what is happening each day as we have continued communication with the teachers.

 

We are involved and a part of his education. We can even see what happened many days as it is shared by photos and we see his smile, his look of intense concentration on projects, and we see a happy boy. The Teaching Team has shared the Reggio Emilia Approach, inspiring teaching and love of the earth thru art, discovery, imagination, creativity, and true exploration of the world around us! My son enjoys nature and thrives in this type of environment. Not just reading about nature, but experiencing it hands on. Being outside much of the day not cooped up in a room at a desk. It's ruined us for any other school in the future. One experience I will never forget is one of the teachers accompanying him to find the ladybug that had escaped from the garden area. All the while discussing interesting facts and theories in wonderment about ladybugs. Being a child while loving learning, that is what it's been about for our family.

 

Not being drilled with facts, but rather naturally experiencing and learning. Nowhere else will you find a school like this with the one on one attention to your child's needs. I don't know how we will leave... We are so happy that we were able to be a part of the Terra Nichol experience!
Sincerely, The Turpin Family 

The Hale family experience with TerraNichol Academy is one of the most significant and wonderful things we could ever hope to experience. We were referred to Terra Nichol by a friend and co-worker in 2007. Visiting the school and meeting the staff validated our hope that it was the right place for our first child. We were terribly anxious about sending our son outside of the home and did not need to do so for work reasons. We read that early play and socialization were best for children. But he was so small, and could barely speak! So for a few hours a day and a few days a week we timidly dropped him off and endured the separation tears the first few times. The staff helped divert him into fun learning activities and he quickly transitioned. Mommy and Daddy took longer and eagerly awaited the pickup. Well, soon he was eager to go. He missed it on days he could not attend. He demonstrated skills, talents, and communication that were amazing. Later we brought our second child, to TerraNichol, and then our third. Each child was more eager and the third did not even look back on her first day because she had already been there so many times to get her happy siblings. Now our entire family has an appreciation for art, love of the earth, and overall enriched lives that we would not have had we taken another path. We trusted TerraNichole with those we hold most dear, and I am so glad we did!
 

- DARWIN HALE

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PARENT TESTIMONIALS

As you walk into Terra Nichol Academy of the Arts all of your senses are greeted. Aromatherapy and classical whimsical music fill the air and brightly colored children's artwork as far as the eye can see, and a smile comes to your face. As you accompany your child to start their day you and your child are each greeted personally by the teachers and begin to see a world of learning wonder. It's at that moment all adults want to be a kid again to experience such wonder in such a place called a school where the children enjoy rich learning experiences not at desks and chalkboards, but rather from touching and experiencing hands-on in the sunshine and in the rain. Look over at the garden where our children have brought in plants and learned all about gardening, sustainability, and the creature's habitat.

They learn how to care for the "class animals" as the class has a fish, dog, and a rabbit. They are taught responsibility and kindness to one another and the earth. Terra Nichol has proved to be a wonderfully unique experience for our son who is a natural explorer. We feel he is in a safe and loving environment, which makes us feel so good as parents. We always know what is happening each day as we have continued communication with the teachers. We are involved and a part of his education.

We can even see what happened many days as it is shared by photos and we see his smile, his look of intense concentration on projects, and we see a happy boy. The Teaching Team has shared the Reggio Emilia Approach, inspiring teaching and love of the earth thru art, discovery, imagination, creativity, and true exploration of the world around us! My son enjoys nature and thrives in this type of environment. Not just reading about nature, but experiencing it hands on. Being outside much of the day not cooped up in a room at a desk. It's ruined us for any other school in the future. 

One experience I will never forget is one of the teachers accompanying him to find the ladybug that had escaped from the garden area. All the while discussing interesting facts and theories in wonderment about ladybugs. Being a child while loving learning, that is what it's been about for our family. Not being drilled with facts, but rather naturally experiencing and learning. Nowhere else will you find a school like this with the one on one attention to your child's needs. I don't know how we will leave... 

We are so happy that we were able to be a part of the Terra Nichol experience!

- The Turpin Family

Hello, First, I want to express how important it has been for me to find a pre-school for my daughter that I feel values education, the outdoors, the arts, and the importance of hands-on learning. I feel I have found the right place in TerraNichol. I was very impressed by your school, the activities, the cleanliness, and the staff.

 

I love the extra activities that are a part of the program and the fact that your employees are people who will be going into the education field after college or have been in the field for a while. I was a teacher in Ohio before we started our business in Englewood in 2003.

I appreciate people who put their heart and soul into what they do and I can tell you do.I would love to have Mila go to your school starting in Oct. for 3 days a week, half a day. I think it will be a wonderful experience for her and a great way to get her ready for Junior Kindergarten.

Please let me know what the next steps in the process are to move forward with enrolling my daughter.   Thank you very much! 

- Gina VictorBlue Pagoda & Evolution Orchids, LLC

 

Dear Terra,
Awesome! Congratulations on your most recent recognition of what we know is an outstanding program for our children. So happy that the Eco-Friendly lifestyle and the school's reputation is spreading through the community. We personally have the best things to say about your program, facility, teachers, and directors!
Thank you for creating this unique environment for our children. Your dedication to being green and engaging the children in so many important learning experiences is so genuine and evident every day! I think you all are so down to earth and REAL to our kids and I absolutely feel we have a village to helps us raise our kids through TerraNichol network. 
Thank you! 

 

 

- The Carney's

The Hale family experience with TerraNichol Academy is one of the most significant and wonderful things we could ever hope to experience. We were referred to Terra Nichol by a friend and co-worker in 2007. Visiting the school and meeting the staff validated our hope that it was the right place for our first child. We were terribly anxious about sending our son outside of the home and did not need to do so for work reasons. We read that early play and socialization were best for children. But he was so small, and could barely speak! So for a few hours a day and a few days a week we timidly dropped him off and endured the separation tears the first few times. The staff helped divert him into fun learning activities and he quickly transitioned.

 

Mommy and Daddy took longer and eagerly awaited the pickup. Well, soon he was eager to go. He missed it on days he could not attend. He demonstrated skills, talents, and communication that were amazing. Later we brought our second child, to TerraNichol, and then our third. Each child was more eager and the third did not even look back on her first day because she had already been there so many times to get her happy siblings. Now our entire family has an appreciation for art, love of the earth, and overall enriched lives that we would not have had we taken another path. We trusted TerraNichol with those we hold most dear, and I am so glad we did!
 

- Darwin Hale

- Darwin Hale

Two years ago we walked into Terra Nichol Academy and instantly knew this is where Alexa belonged. And 2 years later I am pleased to say it has been everything and more that we wanted for her early education. Alexa has grown in so many ways. Last year she proudly proclaimed, " I don't want to learn to read and I am not going to."

 

Two months ago she read an entire book to me while we drove to school. I want to thank the teachers at Terra Nichol for their dedication and commitment to giving their students the freedom to be themselves. To follow their individual natural curiosity and allowing that curiosity to lead them into projects that everyone could learn from. Alexa and I are going to miss everyone as she moves on to the 1st grade next year. We will always be grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Terra Nichol family. 

- Cheyanne Smith

"My family and I want to give the most sincere thank you to all at the TerraNichol Academy of the Arts for providing such a special place for our son.  The first moment we walked in the door we knew this was the school we had been searching for.  The atmosphere is perfectly cozy, the environment is spotless yet warm and inviting, it even smells fantastic when you enter the front door!  TerraNichol exceeded our expectations in every way!  Our son loved his school and felt welcome there.  We are so thankful that we were able to attend this wonderful little gem of a school and would highly recommend it to all who want the very best for their children!  We will always be grateful for our time there."  Best regards,  Deanna Stonier

- Deanna Stonier

 

Dear Terra, 
Thank you for all you have done for our family in caring for and educating our children. I am anxious for Madeleine as she leaves the protection of your school but feel that you have prepared her very well for the world...not just school. You should pride yourselves on knowing that you are sending "good, kind little people" out into the community, and above all else, I hold that in the highest regard. Because while it is not easy to teach children, I believe it is even more difficult to instill the desire to remain a good person (because all children are born good people), and with that single (yet very large) quality, a child can go very far, and live a very happy life.

 

 

- All the best, Cindy Googins

 

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