Demand is so high for Otsar’s preschool program that Bloom reports that there is a long waiting list for prospective students.
Despite the fact that Otsar is a multi-million dollar program, it is the warmth and personal attention that it provides to its clients that is the secret to its success.
“If you don’t understand the needs of the people in your program, it just won’t work,” explained Bloom. “We are still a mom and pop organization at heart. We are here for everyone, no matter what. If a kid isn’t being tested or getting special services, we are here. If someone is having trouble with receiving special ed or therapy, we are here to help parents navigate the system. If anyone is having trouble with their kid in any school, we want them to call our Advocacy Project. Sefard, ashkenaz, chassidic or anything else, we are here for everyone.”
For the parents of Otsar’s children, the organization is literally a gift, as they see their children thriving as a clear result of the time they spend at Otsar.
“Otsar’s dedicated staff has directly contributed to our daughter’s growth, her progress, and her happiness,” said Otsar parents Gayle and Daniel Cutler. “Her beaming smile and contagious excitement when she leaves for Otsar and when she returns home, provides us a mere glimpse of the effect Otsar’s dedicated staff has had on our Tali.”