Our daughter attends TLE Raritan, and she loves it! This school offers her the opportunity to not only develop lifelong friendships with a diverse classroom of her peers, but it also provides her with the opportunity to interact with and learn about different technologies, such as smart boards and computers. She loves art and science, and there is no shortage of opportunities for her to further enrich those interests with what this school has to offer.
All the teachers and staff there are top notch, as well, and it's always nice to see how our daughter's face lights up when she talks about her TLE "family". Londyn not only just gets to be a kid and play around with her friends at TLE, but she is also constantly encouraged by her teachers to be actively engaged in learning and creative tasks.
The playground is completely fenced in and is immaculately maintained. When I was outside on the playground with Londyn for the Father's Day event that the school hosted, I noticed and appreciated the professional "track-grade" material that the children get to run and play on every day. As a former track and field athlete, I know about the importance of having a surface to run on that's made of high-quality material. I would venture to guess that this is even better on their joints, too.
In the summertime, the school will have an ice cream truck visit for the children, and they have "water play" activities outside, which our daughter loves!
I know that the director, Miss Leslie, who (in the spirit of full disclosure, happens to be my wife) takes a hands-on approach to managing the everyday activities of the school. She is constantly thinking of ways of making the school even better and more fun than it already was before she and our daughter got there. She is actively engaged with everyone inside the school, and she is always thinking of ways to reach out to the community to find others who can educate the children on numerous subjects. She has learned the names of all of the children (and probably most of the parents) at the school. In my humble (and admittedly biased) opinion, I know that your child could not be in better hands. Our daughter gets to be in the best school with the best mom, and I know for a fact that every child and parent who enters that school will greeted with a smile and treated like family.
The owners of this TLE, Monica and Deepali, are bright young women who are passionate about childcare. They will spare no expense to ensure the health and well-being of everyone in the school.
I appreciate the measures taken to physically protect the school, such as limiting access to the school from outside and even within the school by having magnetically controlled locks. In addition, the school has a state-of-the-art surveillance system with cameras that constantly monitor the school. In my opinion, these features should be mandatory in all schools.
Lastly, getting back to another technology implemented by the school, we as a family enjoy having the TLE app for our smartphones, because we receive constant updates throughout the day about what our daughter is doing. It is sort of like our own private social media account just about our daughter. This is a great tool utilized by the school that always keeps us informed about what's going on.
All in all, I highly recommend this school to parents of children from infant to pre-school age.