What Makes Learning Tree Special?
Biblically based curriculum, educational foundations, impactful special events, small classroom sizes … and that’s just the beginning.
All classes are led by two trained, Christian teachers who have been carefully screened, interviewed and background checked. Teachers attend monthly planning meetings and morning prayer times. They continue their education by attending preschool education workshops and CPR classes.
The Wee Learn Curriculum provides a framework that allows children to grow and develop as Jesus did – in “wisdom and stature” and in “favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). A child’s growth and development is viewed as a process, not an event. A range of activities designed to meet the needs of each child at their level of development help each child develop appropriate language, reading, writing, and math skills.
The curriculum is developed around themes which provide opportunities for children to learn about God’s world and how to live in it. The themes are designed to lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, the Bible, church, self, others and the natural world
Students will also be exposed to and encouraged to learn basic, preschool, educational skills such as colors, shapes, numbers, letters, cutting with scissors, writing a name, letter sounds, etc… These skills will be a valuable asset when they begin their elementary school years.
Additional Classes for Older Students
Music – The students explore various ways of creating music through fun hands-on performance-based activities that include singing, playing instruments, and pretending.
Physical Education (PE) – The students will participate in a variety of activities designed to help develop their large motor skills.
(Temporarily for Fall 2020 minimum student age is 2 years)
Twos • Teacher/child ratio 1:5
Older Twos & Younger Threes • Teacher/child ratio 1:6
Older Threes • Teacher/child ratio 1:6
Oldest Threes and Fours • Teacher/child ratio 1:7
Classroom ages ranges are approximate (depending on enrollment and availability) as of September 1st.
Learning Tree will highlight at least one community helper monthly. This involves a special visitor with activities centering around the visitor’s occupation. (Examples: Helicopter Pilot, Firemen, Animal Handler, Chef, Dental Hygienist, Nurse, Policeman and more.)
Special days are celebrated throughout the school year. These events include lessons and activities that reinforce the theme. (Examples: Apple Day, Donuts for Dads, Pumpkin Day, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Program, PJs, Pizza & Movie, Valentine Celebration, Dr. Seuss celebration, Egg Hunt, Muffins for moms, Snow Cone Day, and more.)
Programs for the Entire Family
Each December Learning Tree has a Christmas Celebration. This morning performance in PCBC’s Worship Center features students singing and performing in a Christmas play.
Toward the end of April, Learning Tree students participate in a fundraiser musical program for their families. This themed evening performance in PCBC’s Worship Center showcases some of the songs learned throughout the school year.