My son will be in 8th grade in September and he still talks about Miss Iris and how he went to the best pre-school – we still have artwork that he did with her as well as great story books that they made together. Iris would write the words that he said and create great keepsakes for us to enjoy.

Laura, Parent

Iris is one of the most loving, generous, and intuitive people I have ever encountered.

Don Jeffries, Parent

As a parent who believes in strong learning habits as well as development of strong social skills, Mrs. Iris has gone above and beyond our expectations. Mrs. Iris has always had our child’s well being and personal growth as the core of her teaching style. We wish every child had a chance to have a Mrs. Iris in their lives.

Brian A. Eisenberg, Parent

Iris, I cannot express my respect & love for the ‘tools’ you provided to my girls now, 17 & 15! They are amazing young women! Too bad you weren’t in NY when I needed a fantastic preschool for Olivia who will be going into Kindergarten in Sept…guess where she learned her tools? Her older sisters and me based on your work! Thank you Iris for your love and compassion of teaching and educating the young eager minds! 

Lori, Parent

One of my strongest memories from my childhood is making homemade Playdough with Iris. I lived for making the dough, coloring it, sculpting it. She fostered creativity and autonomy, characteristics ingrained in me forever. Iris is the definition of a teacher. I highly recommend bringing her into your family’s life!

Danielle Devine-Baum, Former Student

My children attended Iris Tompkins’ preschool in Monroe, NY. Iris is an exceptional early childhood educator who is warm, caring and creative. She is knowledgeable about developmentally appropriate practices and forms positive relationships with every child. Although my children are now grown, they still recall their time at Iris’ with great fondness. ~

Dr. Eileen Flicker
Professor, Early Childhood Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

The happiest place on earth (better than Disney)! I’ve know a few families who have sent kids here and we all agree it’s a great place where kids are loved, nurtured and taught with a level of expertise that you just don’t find in schools anymore. Iris is an angel on earth and treats each child (and family) as if they were an extension of her own.

Alex, Parent

Iris is an amazing teacher! Our twins have learn so much and have made tremendous progress in her care and through her teaching. Owen & Brynn love Iris and will miss her so much this fall. We are so blessed to have such a strong foundation established through her work. If you or someone you know needs an excellent preschool, The Learning Circle of Wellington is perfect!

Andrea, Parent

Both of my children attended Iris Tompkins’ preschool from the age of three until kindergarten. I had a great deal of trepidation over sending my first child off to preschool, but after meeting Iris and from his very first day I could not have felt more at ease. The only problem I had with my son at preschool at first were the tears when I came to pick him up. He hated to leave! When it was time to send my daughter four years later, there was never any question where she would go. We all loved Iris and do to this day.

The loving, learning and sharing environment that Iris created was an extension of home. There was no one else I trusted more with my children’s minds, hearts and safety. She gave them a wonderful experience and fully prepared them for kindergarten both intellectually and socially. I credit Iris for helping me raise such wonderful children in those early and impressionable years. She made an impression on all of our hearts! My son is now an Honor student going into his senior year in high school and my daughter an Honor student at the middle school. To this day I owe a debt to Iris for the stellar environment she created for my children. She treats children and parents with love and respect and I am proud to have chosen her to be the first teacher my children ever experienced. I am equally proud, after all these years, to still call her our friend.

I would highly recommend Iris Tompkins for any position dealing with children. She is simply the best and I wish I could find more words to describe the magical experience my children enjoyed in her care.

Shannon, Parent