• Preschool Programs

    The mission of Turtle Creek Learning Academy is to provide exceptional education for the preschool child in a loving, nurturing environment.

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  • Enrichment Center

    Development of Critical and Creative thinking in bright and motivated children. Learners will become mroe confident, resourceful & independent.

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  • TCLA Mission & History

    The mission of Turtle Creek Learning Academy is to provide exceptional education for the preschool child in a loving, nurturing environment.

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Turtle Creek Learning Academy is one of the best preschools and kindergartens in Marlboro, NJ

With the lowest student-to-teacher ratio in the area, your child is sure to receive the very best in preschool and kindergarten education. Turtle Creek is conveniently located in Marlboro, New Jersey, easily accessible from surrounding communities. Come see for yourself why Turtle Creek Learning Academy is regarded as one of the finest preschools and kindergartens in Monmouth County. Preschool and kindergarten students who graduate from Turtle Creek have a head start on their education and are thoroughly prepared for their academic experience. Founded in 1998 Turtle Creek Academy focuses on best practices in education and preschool education. We have the best teachers in Marlboro and have incorporated latest techniques such as tablet technology. Stop by and see our school and learn about our programs, we are confident we will be the right choice for your child. Learn More: Preschool Programs | Enrichment Center

Words From Our Parents and Students

Your email just made me tear up!  I can’t believe the boys will be going to Dugan in Sept!   I recommend your school to everyone who asks. The boys have flourished here and are already reading!   The progress we have seen throughout their two years with this school is incredible.   We love the school, we love the teachers and we thank you all sincerely for caring for our babies as we do at home.    All the best!   Xoxo

Carey Brown

You often hear people talk about a teacher that has tremendously impacted them. I met mine in second grade at Marlboro Elementary School. Ms. McDonald taught the Reading Enrichment program and there, she fostered my love for reading and writing. She helped guide me through the literary world and I am forever grateful for every annotation skill she taught me. I also began enrichment classes at Turtle Creek Learning Academy. These classes were a welcoming environment to not only further improve my writing and critical reading skills but also foster my creativity. At TCLA, Ms. McDonald introduced the art of poetry; it is because of her that I am a proud winner of the Gold Key from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Ms. McDonald is a teacher you will look back on and say thank you to because she has not only made you a better student but a better person.

CD Zhangs – Former Student

Turtle Creek is our favorite early childhood learning center!!! My 3rd grader and 1st grader still talk about their memorable experiences such as the class trips they took in pre-k and kindergarten to Sandy Hook, The Paper Moon puppet show, and the Jenkinson’s Aquarium. Turtle Creek teachers lay down the foundation of learning by weaving meaningful and engaging activities into their lessons. Our 3 year-old currently attends Turtle Creek and we are so happy to see how much she has progressed both academically and socially throughout this school year. The teachers not only foster a love of learning, they have also helped all three of my children to develop a sense of self-respect and respect for others.

Kavita Patel

We would like to take a moment to thank you for personalizing /differentiating lessons for students. My son loves learning many different things; he especially loved the lessons on germs/bacteria/protozoa. You were able to take an abstract concept and make it assessable to pre k students. Thank you for all that you are doing to make our son’s new school experience awesome!! The foundation that you are all setting will serve him well in his future educational endeavors. All that you do is greatly appreciated! And this is coming from an educator. I know quality education when I see it. And Turtle Creek is the epitome of quality.

Dave and Brenna Greer

Selecting the right preschool and kindergarten is one of the most critical decisions parents have to make. We made this decision five years ago and decided to enroll our children in Turtle Creek. Under the supervision of Ms. McDonald and Mrs. Weiss and all of the great educators, our children thrived in the friendly and inviting environment where each child has a curriculum tailored to their specific needs. Looking at where our children stand academically and socially today, we could not have been happier with our decision.

Ravi and Hiral Patel

Have Any Questions?

We would love to hear from you! Send us a message and we will gladly answer any questions you may have about the best preschool and enrichment center in Marlboro.

-Virginia McDonald
Owner / Director

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