THE FIRST TEACHER

 

As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

 

PARTNER WITH US

 

We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.

PARENT’S ROLE

​​​Preschool sessions

 

Alongside our outstanding childcare services, we also offer PreSchool Sessions for 3, 4&5 year olds.  You may enroll for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class for 4&5 year old children or the Tuesday/Thursday class for 3 year old children.


Schedule & Rates:
M, W, F   From 9:30am -12:00pm  4-5 year olds 
Cost  for  3 day session is $255.00 /Mo

M, W, F   From 1:00pm - 3:30pm  4-5 Year olds  
Cost  for  3 day session is $255.00 /Mo


T, TH    From 9:30-12:00pm         3 Year olds    
Cost  for  2 day session is $175.00 /Mo
T, TH    From 1:00pm - 3:30pm    3 Year olds    
Cost  for  2 day session is $175.00 /Mo


GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
• To encourage your child’s natural curiosity and wonder in learning
• To learn effective social skills to develop a positive relationship with others
• To help your child master the skills needed for kindergarten

Learning Tree incorporates the U.S. preschool core standards into the Pre-K curriculum and builds on the foundations learned in the three year-old program to ensure your child is ready for kindergarten and their academic adventures ahead.
Learning Tree Preschool provides a warm, nurturing, and happy environment for your Pre-K child in which to learn and practice these important early academic skills.

Socialization
Our Pre-K children learn a variety of social and emotional skills. They learn to express individuality by making independent decisions. They learn to recognize and describe a wide range of feelings, including happiness, sadness and empathy. Our teachers foster positive interaction with other children and adults. These are difficult skills. Our teachers know this, and they give our children lots of guidance, encouragement, and positive feedback.

Pre-Reading
Our Pre-K teachers foster a love of reading and language through many fun and engaging age-appropriate activities. These include story time, finger-plays, sequencing cards, and authoring and acting out stories. Alphabet activities allow children to review capital and lower case letters and their sounds, and the children build a solid foundation of sight words throughout the year.

Pre- Math
Our Pre-K children learn an understanding of numbers and numerical operations, including counting and one-to-one correspondence, pattern recognition, shape recognition, and problem solving through both structured activities and unstructured play.

​Pre – Writing
Children need strong fine motor skills for proper pencil grip and control. At Learning Tree we help foster fine motor development through activities that are fun and age-appropriate. They include painting, drawing, tracing, as well as pencil and paper activities including mazes, dot-to-dots and independently writing their names and letters.

​Science
Children are natural scientists – always curious, and eager to find answers. Our teachers provide children with a variety of hands–on science experiments including planting, color diffusion, cooking, and learning about live chicks.


​Click to download:

Parent Handbook
Enrollment Packet

Guidelines to consider in your process of selecting care for your child:

We understand that it can be difficult it is to leave your child in someone else’s care.  Because of this, we deeply value the trust you place in us on a daily basis.  Therefore, we strive to build this trust by being professional, dependable, honest, and most importantly, caring for your child the same way we would want our own children to be cared for.  We feel that good communication between parent and provider is essential in the building of a quality daycare, and we want you to feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child in our care.  If you have questions that are not addressed on our website, please contact us directly by phone or email.  We want to develop a center that best serves your family needs and desires.


Choosing care for your child is a significant decision.

  • When you entrust the care of your child to another person, you are making an important decision.  Visit, ask questions and carefully compare several programs.  Licensed care includes child care and educational homes and centers.  Your choice depends on what you want and need for your child.

Licensing is a key to quality childcare.

  • It promotes good care by setting basic standards.  Before a center or home is granted a child care license, it must meet health, safety, and program requirements (see summary on back of this sheet).  A Child and Adult Care Specialist from the State of Alaska visits and inspects the facility and investigates complaints.  The goal of licensing is to prevent risks to children; however, licensing cannot guarantee that a facility meets all requirements at all times.

You as an informed parent are a key to quality childcare.

  • Parents are responsible for choosing and monitoring their child’s care.  Licensing specialists visit one to four times a year, but you visit each time you take your child.  Visit unexpectedly sometimes or in the middle of the day.  Keep an eye on the quality of care.  What do you see when you visit?  Is the environment safe?  Are caregivers capable and nurturing?  How many children are present?  Are meals nutritious?  Are activities appropriate?  Watch how your infant responds to the program and listen to what your child says.  You are the person best able to decide whether child care meets your standards for safety, health, and quality.

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s care.

  • Discuss concerns with your caregiver.  Talk to the caregiver if you observe health or safety problems or if you feel the program needs improvement.  If you are still concerned, or if you believe children may be in danger or a standard is violated, contact the local licensing office.  The licensing office will investigate your complaint.  Address and phone of the local licensing office:

Child Care Program Office
3601 C St. Suite 140
Anchorage, AK 99524
907.269.4500
CCPO@alaska.gov