Monday, November 25, 2013

More Fall Fun!

We know how much everyone loves pictures of happy babies, so we thought we'd spotlight a few! Not only are our babies happy, they're learning! We take a "play based learning" approach here at Holly Tree; we, along with many experts in the Early Childhood field, think it's one of the best ways for children to learn. The National Association for the Education of Young Children ( asserts that through a combination of play, teacher directed activities, and daily routines, children develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. We agree! 

                       Our toddlers learn beginning literacy when Ms. Andrea shares a book!

Our two year olds develop emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively with creative art!

Our 3 and 4 year olds learn about nature, science, and math while making pine cone bird feeders!

And everyone loves and learns about God's word in Chapel with Ms. Carmen! We love that we are a Christian Preschool and part of our weekly lessons include Bible Focuses and Bible themes.

Our November focus is "Thankfulness" and we certainly have many things to be thankful for! 
Many blessings to each of you this day, 
and every day!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Faith, Family, Fun, Fall!

Faith, Family, Fun, Fall!!!

We are having a fabulous fall at Holly Tree! We are well into our High Reach Curriculum throughout the center, the Pre-K class is progressing fantastically through Handwriting Without Tears ( our Thanksgiving Feast is planned for November 22nd, and our Annual Christmas Program is in the works! We also had some very cute trick or treaters as you can see:

While we're on the topic of babies, we'd like to spotlight one of our infant teachers and one of our infant curriculum programs! We use (and love!) Baby Signs. We post our sign of the week outside all of our Infant and Toddler rooms so you can keep up to date with what we're working on. It's great to reinforce the signs at home, too! Check out the website at We think you'll enjoy it as much as we do!

We love our happy Infant 1 classroom and part of the happiness comes from Ms. Diane!
She's been with us since August and we're so proud to have her.

Ms. Diane has two children of her own, one a two year old who attends our Preschool, and has a genuine love and knack for working with infants. 


Visit Our Infant 1 Classroom To Meet Ms. Diane and Her Wonderful Class!

Faith, Family, Fun!

We're loving fall at Holly Tree! We're well in to our High Reach Curriculum throughout the center, our Pre-K is making great progress with Hand-Writing Without Tears. Check out this great approach at

We are happily moving toward the winter season with lots of fun and interesting activities. We'll be having our Thanksgiving Feast on November 22nd (all families welcomed so mark your calendars!), and are in the planning stage of our Annual Christmas Program!