Terrence and Tamara
Sixteen years ago, Preschool Advantage was in its infancy and exposure to those that could benefit was at the very least minimal. Sixteen years ago, the mother of twins hit what she considered gold. She succeeded in finding a way to educate her youngest children despite her obstacle of not having the money to pay for it. She did not give up and she found PRESCHOOL ADVANTAGE.
Terrence and Tamara were only two years old when their father passed away. With an older son entering kindergarten, this Morristown family relied on social security survivors’ benefits and simply had no room in the budget for preschool tuition. This fact however, was not going to stop a determined mother who both knew and valued the importance of an early education. Today, the twins’ mother Tracy, reflects with pride of her children’s accomplishments with sincere appreciation for finding Preschool Advantage.
In the initial application, in 1995, Tracy wrote. “Terrence loves exploring new things and trying to keep up with his older brother who will now be going to kindergarten. He also enjoys talking and trying to learn new, unfamiliar words. Preschool Advantage can help him along his way in the world of learning and advancing.”
“Tamara is anxious to learn and loves meeting other children. She talks very well and can explain herself with no problem. Financially our family is on a fixed income after the death of her father yet I still wish for her to begin to learn. However preschool is difficult for me being that she is a twin.”
Throughout their schooling, Terrence and Tamara excelled in academics and in their extracurricular interests. Their mother’s hopes of the future are truly being fulfilled. The twins are now in their sophomore year of college. Terrence attends Old Dominion University, where he is studying Electrical Engineering in the Honors College, and Tamara studies at Hampton University, where her interest is in Speech Pathology.
At Preschool Advantage, we see firsthand how instilling the love of learning at a very young age equates to success. We see it over and over. Terrance and Tamara and certainly their mom Tracy, would not disagree. The world is waiting to embrace their success. Like their mother, they can accomplish anything they deem important. There are no obstacles.