"Last night as we left I asked him if he liked it and his answer was, "No, I love it!" This morning he kept telling me that he wanted to go to his new school. Needless to say, I'm excited also to see him so happy about someplace. There have been so many big changes for my family recently and I've been focusing on making them all positive changes. I feel really grateful to have found such caring and nurturing place to send my child.” - R.P
"Our family has been so impressed and happy with Odyssey Preschool, I don't know what to say first. From the first phone call, to our multiple visits and beyond, everyone at Odyssey has been incredible. The physical space is the ideal in that it's exceptionally clean, set up for learning success and provides the kids with an outdoor space that's "just like home". The teachers treat the kids as if they were their own. There is child centered intent behind every decision that is made at the school.When people ask me about my daughter's preschool, this is my answer: If I were going to put all my time and energy into home schooling my child, THIS is the ideal I would strive for. Our family highly recommends Odyssey Preschool." - E.F.
"Odyssey is incredible! We love the fun, friendly environment and always feel that our son is well cared for, safe, and happy. Miss Tara and Miss Ashley are both warm, loving and always looking out for ways to help the children learn and grow. We love the opportunities they provide for curiosity and creativity. We couldn't be happier!” - M.F.
"I am so grateful to Avecena for having such an invested interest in my son's learning and your ability to awaken his desire to learn. He has come so far in the last few months! Avecena is a natural teacher and I know his relationship with her was very instrumental in his recent progress. He is so lucky to have had her as his teacher!" - L.E.
“My daughter loves school.. asks everyday if she is going to school. We are SO happy with Odyssey! She really loves being there and we have seen a HUGE difference in her abilities since she started with you. She is trying to read. Spelling words. Tying her own shoes! So thank you to you and all the teachers for being so wonderful!” -SH
“ My two year old started preschool at Odyssey a few weeks ago and absolutely loves it. She attends two days a week and almost every morning she excitedly asks if she is going back to preschool today! She loves Miss Tara and Miss Ashley.” - N.B.
"Our 3 year old has been going here for over a year. Our previous foray into the world of preschools left us dismayed and frustrated. Our bar was lowered to the point of, 'well, at least she came back to us in one piece.' We continued our search knowing there had to be something better. We found it here. Amazing people who felt as though they were an extension of our own family. They took time to understand the individual needs and strengths of our daughter. Great communication both ways. An educational curriculum. They have community partners and actively contribute to the local community and to projects that have global outreach, giving children at such a young age an understanding of the diversity of the world we of which we are a part. They ooze love, compassion and passion for what they do." - J.P.
"The program at Odyssey is the perfect blend of academic expectation, warmth & kindness, and opportunities for discovery. All the teachers are fantastic and bring such a breadth of interests and experience to the school. Our son loves his school, the friends he has made there and the wonderful women who work there. In fact, one of his favorite things to tell us when he is unhappy with something we've said or done is, "I just want to go to preschool. "I want Miss Ashley." We chuckle, but this response speaks to his connection with Odyssey and Miss Ashley, in particular.” - A.B.
"My daughter has been at Odyssey now for almost 4 months. Tara & Ashley have been such an amazing addition to her growing. They are warm, compassionate & extremely patient. She talks about school & what they are working all the time. I would highly recommend this experience to all families!” - K.M.
“Love Odyssey, my daughter has a blast while she is there and is well cared for and loved. It’s great to see her take more interest in books and singing since she has been at Odyssey. I recommend this school to any one looking for a good preschool for their little one." - E.M.
"We really enjoyed the tour yesterday and we were soooo impressed! We decided you are the best place for our son to be. I love your passion and fun ideas. I think he would gain so much from being at your preschool." – E.F.
"Odyssey is the best! Their teaching philosophies are excellent, academically my daughter has thrived, writing her name at 3 and loving reading books. They have helped her immensely throughout her growth, with potty training, social interaction, and academically. But above all, they truly LOVE the kids. A testament to this is recently my daughter had to go the to hospital due to an illness for a few days. Her preschool teachers sent her gifts, came to visit her and read books with her, and checked in on how she was doing EVERY day, even on the weekends. They go above and beyond at Odyssey Preschool, and I know my daughter is loved, taken care of, and given high quality education and wonderful experiences, and that she loves her teachers, too. I could not ask for a better school for my daughter. Or better teachers!! Thank you Miss Tara, Miss Ashley, and Miss Avacena for everything you do! You're incredible! As my daughter put it "my teacher is a great teacher because she has a big heart, and she loves me and I love her". - G.M.
"We are so excited for our daughter to start at Odyssey! I will definitely be passing your information along!"
"So impressive, Tara! Wow, it is a great website and has really useful, relevant information. I’ll be sharing with my Moms Group!" – S.K.
"I don’t have a preschooler this year, but it looks like an amazing opportunity for those that do!" – K.U.
"My daughter started at Odyssey Preschool in May. Her preschool closed unexpectedly and I was frantically searching for a preschool that would fit. Tara was amazing and let me check out her school when she was closed, understanding my predicament. I was so impressed by her school and by Tara. The kids have opportunities for so much learning! I love the outdoor play area and garden, they get their physical activity and learn about the earth- and have wholesome, healthy snacks! They do art projects and lots of creative work, and they learn the basics like numbers, letters, etc, and have time for free play/exploration. I am also very impressed that Tara brings in geography and other cultures. The Give Back Projects are great for kids to feel special and important members of the community. Tara is wonderful with my daughter, and even sent me pictures her first day so I knew she was doing great! I love how great Tara is at sharing what activities they do; how keyed in she is to each of her students and their needs; and how much she seems to truly love "her" kids. She has helped with potty training my daughter, too, and with Tara working with her at school and us with her at home, we have been so much more successful than when she went to her other preschool where they didn't work with her much on that. My daughter is 2.5 years old and is writing letters with Tara! She is so proud of the work she does at school and seems so comfortable in the wonderful environment Tara has created. Tara is very knowledgeable, caring, and enthusiastic- and cares for each child to their unique circumstances. She even let my daughter make 2 father's day projects, one for her dad and one for her step dad. I couldn't ask for a better person to entrust my daughter with and to help my daughter thrive. I am so happy with Odyssey preschool! It is the best place my daughter has attended, I am so happy we found it!” - GM
"I HIGHLY recommend Odyssey Preschool & their staff if you are looking for a preschool in the Tualatin, Tigard and/or Lake Oswego area. I have known the owner Tara personally for over 3 years now and know she personally cares for your family as much as she does her own while they are in Odyssey's care. This is not a preschool where you will drop your child off and they will be lost in a sea of kids and chaos. Every month has a theme, every area has structure and organization and every activity is thought out and planned with a purpose. You will not find a better place for your children and I give Odyssey my highest recommendation!" - T.R
"My daughter has been going shortly after their doors opened for business. They have a wonderful facility and excellent staff. This is not your run of the mill daycare/preschool. They do actually cater the curriculum to the child's age group and individual needs. Also they have special programs and activities regularly to keep the kids engaged and involved. My daughter loves going here!" - T.I.
"I was very impressed when I saw your website. I also appreciate that you are Reggio inspired. My husband and I both work in the field of education and understand the importance of our daughter having every opportunity to learn and grow, socially, developmentally and academically. We want was is best for her. Your program looks like it would be a good fit for her and your philosophy fits our family values well." -S.G.