PRE-K

Four and Five Years

GUARANTEED TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD

FOR KINDERGARTEN (AND LIFE LONG) SCHOOL SUCCESS

We Build Their Confidence, Socialization Skills, And Knowledge - This Is The Time To Set Your Child Up For Future Academic Success.

PRE-K

Four Years

GUARANTEED TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD

FOR KINDERGARTEN (AND LIFE LONG) SCHOOL SUCCESS

We Build Their Confidence, Socialization Skills, And Knowledge - This Is The Time To Set Your Child Up For Future Academic Success.

Our Pre-K Classroom is designed for children who are 4 years old. Pre-K has a structured daily routine with more focus on emergent writing and phonics.

The routine is set day to day, with a consistent schedule that allows children to recognize and be aware of what events are going to take place. Each part of the day is signified by our curriculum and includes a variety of choices for children to choose from based off of their interests and teachers scaffolding on various learning areas. Teachers use an assessment tool to track developmental areas to set goals and prepare for Kindergarten.

Our typical daily routine includes:

LETTER LINKS BUILDS READING SKILLS

Our Letter Links program encourages reading and writing in all kids this age. Letter Links is a Highscope Program that encourages reading beginning with the most important word to each child: their name!

WE TRACK AND REPORT PROGRESS

Yes, this is when we start with the parent-teacher conferences! We use KidReports as the assessment tool to track child’s progress. This assessment tool and results are discussed at parent teacher conferences twice a year. While teachers and parents get the opportunity to meet twice per school year, these anecdotal notes and goals are shared often with open communication.

THEY’LL LEARN TO PROBLEM SOLVE

Conflict resolution is a process that teaches children how to solve their problems independently. Our pre-k teachers help children recognize when there is a conflict and guides them through the steps to find a solution to the conflict. This five-step learning experience includes asking the child what the problem is, stating the conflict, acknowledging their feelings, asking what the solution may be, and then completing with the resolution.

SMALL GROUP SIZES AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING

Group times is an essential part of our daily schedule. During small group time, each child participates in an activity that allows them to have their own materials and choice of how to use them. This is done with their primary caregiver/group. Large group time consists of one activity that the entire classroom engages in together. The difference from preschool to pre-k is that at the pre-k level, the activities will become more challenging to expand their development capabilities.

READY TO WRITE

Our goal for your pre-k child is to continue developing their established milestones, one of the most significant ones being writing. We will share activities that include using writing tools such as pencils, markers, and crayons to write out words which will continue embracing their fine motor development and hand control.

CONTINUE THE PASSION FOR MATH

In our pre-k classrooms, you will find math in every area that you see. Each child will have ample opportunities to experience mathematical lessons such as sorting, counting, and classifying with the materials they are given. These learning experiences will also be encouraged continually throughout their group activities.

We ask parents to bring a water bottle, extra clothes on the first day.  Nap Items are needed to; a fitted sheet and a blanket or stuffed animal your child is comfortable with!

We have you covered on food – actually we have a no-external food policy. We have full time chefs onsite to prepare and serve snacks and meals throughout the day. If you have any specific issues please let us know, we’ll work with you.

This is a great opportunity for our teachers to flex their talents. We have a fantastic track record of working with every type of child – to expand their food options. You’ll notice a difference at home too!

Our teachers all meet the standards of Michigan’s Great Start to Quality educational requirements. Lead Teachers have either a Bachelor’s, Associate’s or a CDA. Assistant Teachers have courses or training completed in early childhood education.

While safety and security is a top priority, you can list individuals you give permission to pick up. We will check their ID, give them a guest pass and walk them to the classroom.

On top of a 5 full day orientation, we host trainings one evening a month that always focuses on curriculum or safety topics. Several months throughout the year, we also host lunch trainings that teachers attend on their lunch time. We also provide weekly, on the spot training, from our Curriculum Directors!

Yes! Anytime. We have an open door policy. Please visit, call or email as often as you’d like!

Our pre-k classrooms have one teacher for every twelve children that are present. These ratios are considered and lowered when possible by having more teachers than what is required when possible. This helps better teacher-child interaction and involvement.

At this age, children are constantly on the go, go, go, which leaves their bodies and minds minimal time to relax. This is why we have a designated rest time where children lay down on their cots and either sleep, or engage in quiet activities, to calm and comfort their bodies. This gives our pre-k children time to re-energize themselves and be ready for the fun afternoon that is awaiting them.

Safety is our top priority! We created and implement an allergy procedure that includes a special placemat used for a food allergy. While the child’s picture and allergy information is posted, the child will also use a placemat at all snacks and meal times that alert their allergy. The placemat is a great tool for children to learn about allergies and be aware of allergies. We have received amazing feedback form our state licensing consultants on how well this is implemented in our classrooms!

What Parents Have to Say

Amber Toth DeLind
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Our daughter has attended LT North since she was 12 weeks old. She's currently in the toddler program, and we could not be happier with the care she receives. We love Miss Brandi and Miss Noreen so much, and so does our daughter. She's kind, patient, and encourages her to be curious and independent. Brandi, Noreen, and all of the toddler teachers are incredible (and so were the infant teachers!) and we are very grateful for the care they provide.
Sindhu Viswa
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We love Learning Tree North. Great facility and wonderful teachers. We love Ms. Karibeth, Ms. Kim. Ms. Kendra, Ms. Julianna and Ms. Chelsea. They are soooo good with our kids. My kids love going to their school and enjoy their time.
Chelsea Moreau
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Our family has been with LTN for nearly 4 years. Both of our kids have had such positive experiences and are well taken care of while we are at work. We absolutely love Noreen. She is patient, loving and so kind. Her calm demeanor is so reassuring to us and our 2 year old. Our daughter has really come out of her shell since beginning in her classroom and we credit Noreen and the great Toddler teachers for that.
Katie Kruth
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The Learning Tree South has been such a great place to take my two kids. The entire staff is so friendly and welcoming, the facility is clean and organized, and I know my kids are well taken care of.
Jessica Robinson
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My daughter has attended the learning tree south since she was 3 months old. She really love Miss LaKeshia. She loves to see her every day. She really loves the structure that she has every week in the infant rooms.
Mike Massey
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All three of my kids have been through the Learning Tree Program. it's like their home away from home for them. Great teachers and very impress with the consistency of their teachings. Food they serve is very healthy for the kids and I think my kids were one step ahead by the time they entered school. I recommend this program and the South location to anyone who is interested in great daycare for their children.
Nicole Karapetian Boland
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My daughter loves The Learning Tree West. Her teacher, Miss Tiffany is amazing. She makes learning fun - My daughter loves going to "school" and loves her teachers. The staff is super helpful and extremely quick to respond. This company values their staff, and it shows. I also love the organic use of materials and food provided for my child.
Jeremy Laessle
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We just started our 3 year old at this center and Miss Danelle has made it very easy for us to leave our child in her care. Miss Danelle is very patient, kind and helpful. We loved that the kids got to make their own snack in class and it all organic!
Delisa Lakin
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My little Lizzy loves it there! Ms. Lauren and Ms. Danielle (Infant room) are absolutely amazing! I'm always at ease knowing that my daughter is in great hands and is being properly cared for and loved.
Landry Roebuck
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Very caring staff. My daughter still askes about her old classmates and teachers when we pass Learning Tree on your way to elememtary school.
Mary Horner Adams
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We are lucky to have found such a wonderful place for our kids to learn and play! The teachers at the Learning Tree are committed to providing a fun environment for our toddler and infant!
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