Our daughter has been in preschool for 1.5 years. She started when she was 2 years old. Before and after we enrolled our daughter, we had visited more than ten different schools. Anshei is the best.
The teachers are very devoted, creative and LOVING, which our daughter feels every day.
Small groups of 6-12 kids (rarely 14).
Great shaded playground with tricycles.
Healthy snacks (fruits, veggies, no cheap crackers).
Patiently guided group activities every day. Our daughter brings projects almost every day.
Lots of music and singing.
Even though this school is on the pricey side, we would never change to a different one. 40% of the kids come from non Jewish families.
Our child is learning and she is happy there.
The moment you go into the classrooms, you see the color, it feels real. It is not a sterile environment. The staff don't just show you they love your kids, your can feel it. the teachers try to get to know you as a partner in the education of your children, not just as a person who takes care of them while you are away! Ample play time- such a vital part of a childs development!!! Amazing and I highly recommend them to all of my friends.
From the moment you walk in you can tell this a school. Not a day care. The children receive education and much hand on things. The exposure to science with a grade teacher and yoga with a yogi and art with an artist makes the difference. Go tour you will not be disappointed.
It is difficult to put into words how magnificent Anshei is. This is our last year, although we are excited about kindergarten, we are not excited to leave the caring, patient, positive, challenging, and loving environment we have come to know at Anshei. The staff, parents, rabbi, and director are some of the most consistently kind people I have ever met. Our little girl LOVES school and is often disappointed that she has to leave for the day! We donot consider Anshei to be a daycare facility as it is a school evironment with exceptional teachers who lead by example to teach little ones kindness, patience, encourage personal growth, and social awareness. This school provides a nurturing, CLEAN, emotionally and physically safe place for every child who enters the security doors. The director greets every family every morning! There are even enrichment programs for science, art, music,and Spanish. Gymboree is once a week! The playground is a beautiful, shaded park setting. We donot have one complaint, Anshei is simply the best!
Incredible school. I think it is more of a family environment than anything else. The Principal greets each student in the morning. Everyone is on a first name basis. Each student feels like they are the teacher's favorite. My child speaks multiple languages, does multiplications, reads at a 3rd grade level and most of all loves learning. I only wish they could teach beyond kindergarten. The facilities are clean. Very much so. A lot of community connections are made between the parents. It is who is who in important people in Tucson, and I am not even Jewish.
Our daughter loves this school. She started at 16 months and is now 2. When I pick her up to go home, she says, 'I want to go to school again!' We feel very welcome, the parents are friendly, and the kids of all ages seem very particularly well-behaved. We like that it feels like a community (even though we are not Jewish, it is a non-issue for us and for the school). We are invited to participate in various holidays which I think is important to expose your child to diverse beliefs and cultures, and we as adults even learn something new! Many of the parents attended themselves when they were children, which is reassuring. No school is perfect and parents will always find some aspect of a school that needs improvement, I feel that this school provides the best overall experience. (The Birdsongs)
I can't say enough great things about this place. They truly love the children and teach them so much. The teachers no there stuff, communicate great with the parents and truly care for the students. I have two children in the school now and my husband and I and my two kids could not be happier with it there.