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.

Daily Flow

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

September:                                                                                                                    February:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

October:                                                                                                                         March:

My 5 senses                                                                                                                   Spring

Signs of Fall                                                                                                                  St. Patrick’s Day

Pumpkins                                                                                                                      Butterfly (life cycle)

Nursery Rhymes                                                                                                          Colors

November:                                                                                                                    April:                                                                                                                                         Insects

Thanksgiving                                                                                                                Easter

Transportation                                                                                                             Plants & Trees

Native American Traditions and Stories                                                                Earth Day

                                                                                         

December:                                                                                                                     May:

Winter                                                                                                                            Cinco de Mayo

Kwanza                                                                                                                          Vegetables

Hanukah                                                                                                                        Flowers

Christmas                                                                                                                      Mother's Day

                                                                                                            

January:                                                                                                                         June:

Snow/snowflakes                                                                                                         Signs of Summer

Hibernation                                                                                                                   Father’s Day

Light and shadow                                                                                                         Community

Lunar New Year

Monthly Themes