Now Enrolling for the 2023/2024 Year!
(Children must be 5 yrs of age by the start of the school year.)
We are an Ocean Grove approved vendor
"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your roadmap through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.” John Gatto
"Play is the highest form of research."
~ Albert Einstein
Juniper Tree Preschool
At Juniper Tree, we highly value creative play as a central activity in early childhood. We believe that play helps children weave together all the elements of life as they experience it. We offer a unique program inspired by holistic approaches to early education, such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. Our activities are developed in the format of play, yet integrates Language Arts, Math and Science, making the program fun and enriching.
8:30 to 9:30 - Free play and optional fun station activities (lacing, beading, play dough, geometric puzzles, memory card games etc).
9:30 to 10:00 - 1st Circle time: Yoga, lesson theme, music, story, and game activity.
10:00 to 10:30 - Free play and/or Art project/Cooking
10:30 to 11:00 - Snack time. Different children are assigned each day to set the table, sweep the floor, wash dishes and wipe the table.
11:00 to 11:45 - Outdoor free play
11:45 to 12:00 - 2nd Circle time: Meditation, calendar, story time.
12:00 - pick up
Classroom etiquette grace and manners Valentine’s Day
Peace & Conflict Resolution Water
All about me and my family Sun
My emotions and my body Moon
My 5 senses Spring
Signs of Fall St. Patrick’s Day
Pumpkins Butterfly (life cycle)
Nursery Rhymes Colors
November: April: Insects
Transportation Plants & Trees
Native American Traditions and Stories Earth Day
Winter Cinco de Mayo
Christmas Mother's Day
Snow/snowflakes Signs of Summer
Hibernation Father’s Day
Light and shadow Community
Lunar New Year