Little Tree Pre-School
Little Tree Pre-school, is owned and operated by Nichole Farnum, under the facility license # LIC 000000. We take children 2.5-6 years with a child to teacher ratio of 1:6 We also only take a maximum of 18 students. This allows us to keep our students the appropriate attention.
Programs Philosophy and Our Promise
Our program focuses on the inner child and the magic they hold within. We want the “whole child”; heart, mind, spirit and body to grow and shine bright. We follow Reggio Emilia philosophies in our play and art-based classroom. One of the important principles of Reggio based education is “the hundred languages of children”. Which describes children as having one hundred ways of thinking and learning, through work as well as play, through creativity, through science as well as imagination, fantasy as well as reality, and so on. Imbedding a constant variety of ways for children to think and learn in a “hundred ways” ensures our children are being fulfilled.
We also focus on building a welcoming and supportive environment. Having a safe place to share our individuality makes it easier open our hearts and understand one another. Every child needs their voice heard as well as to learn to hear the voices of their peers, teachers, community and their environment. So sometimes that means pausing our daily activities to talk about our feelings and problem solve a situation with one another. Through this type of open, and warm classroom the children’s communication skills with one another grows and therefore strengthens their self–worth. With strong self-esteem, kindness for others and communication skills a child will enter kindergarten with the strongest tools for success