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:

  • Breakfast
  • Message Board
  • Large Group Time
  • Small Group Time
  • Planning Time
  • Work Time
  • Recall Time
  • Outside Time
  • Lunch
  • Rest Time
  • Afternoon Snack
  • Outside
  • Afternoon activities

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

I have recently started at The Learning Tree North and have had a great experience so far. Stephanie B. Is great with my younger son who has adapted really well. He loves to go each day! April B. has also been wonderful with my older son who usually has a hard time adjusting to different classrooms. He asks to go to school now which he typically did not before. Thanks Learning Tree for taking great care of my boys!

Stephanie Rea

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Stephanie Rea

Our daughter goes to PreK at the learning tree north center. She is in Sabrina Barnes class and we adore her! She is absolutely wonderful with her curriculum and keeping things fun and engaging for the kids. Every time we go for drop off and pick up the kids are always smiling and so happy. Our 4 year old has learned SO much since she started class with Ms Bri, it's all she talks about after school! The daily class notes are sent through email and we love reading what they did, worked on and seeing pictures of the kids in their daily activities and fun. The entire center is full of such pleasant staff and you can tell they really enjoy what they are doing with the kids. The kitchen staff is also so kind and hsrdworking and serves a wonderful organic menu full of nutrition. Thank you MS Bri! Thank you Learning Tree North staff! We feel like we found a gem for our daughter!!!

Katie Aren

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Katie Aren

We love Miss Barb! She does a fantastic job of caring for our son in a calm and compassionate manner. She gives the children many sensory experiences that he loves! We are thankful for her!

Allison Pajor

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Allison Pajor

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