Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's Book Fair Time!

Come visit our Book Fair!
We have fabulous books and 
other products from Scholastic
for the whole family! 

There's nothing like curling up with a good 
book or sharing one with a friend! Learning to 
read is a life-long blessing and
Literacy starts early; 
it's never too soon for books. 
Scholastic says that "Good reading skills: 

Can boost a child's confidence in all school subjects.
Will improve a child's ability to think critically.
Can pave the path to success in school, and in life.
Are developed with daily practice."

For good language and literacy information and tips 
for parents, check out the wealth of information from 
Zero to Three's website:

Hope to see you at the Book Fair, it's here all week, 
March 24-28!

Thursday evening, the 27th, join us for a 
Holly Tree Spaghetti Supper, 
visit with other Holly Tree families,
 and browse the Book Fair.
Hope to see you here from 5 to 7 p.m.!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Happy Friday!

Get Ready for a Book Fair!
Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday,
March 24. Come in, browse around, and 
see all the great stuff Scholastic has 
to offer--for ALL ages, even parents!

We love books at Holly Tree!

We also love playing, building, and creating!

Block play, as you see above, helps children express themselves
creatively, artistically, and physically. If you'd like to know more about 
what can occur when block play happens, click the link below:

The benefits of Dramatic Play (Pretend Play) are immense. 
Dramatic play affects almost all developmental
areas in young children. And it's fun!

Interesting information about Dramatic Play can be found at:

Friday just wouldn't be complete without a picture
of a cute baby!!! As the weekend approaches, remember
to take time out for a smile or two! 
We hope we've helped you get started :)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Hump Day!

Today is fun!

Our Infant 3 class made "clouds"; whipped creme clouds!

They had so much fun we thought 
you'd have fun just
seeing them :)

Actually, all this fun comes from the joy of discovery!
(Not to mention the sweet taste of whipped creme!)

Young children are "process" people; they enjoy--and learn--
by doing. So here at Holly Tree we give lots of opportunities
to "do"! Not only was the whipped creme fun, the children 
used their creativity! Activities like this allow children to
"wonder..." and to explore and use their senses to
connect to the world around them. Learning, for young children,
 is all about the process, not the end result.
(Even when it's whipped creme!)

For more information about the importance 
of exploration and creative processes 
in young children please click the link below:

To learn more about 
Holly Tree Christian Preschool click:

Friday, March 14, 2014

learning at Holly Tree!

There's so much to "Early Childhood Development"! 
Below you'll find some great pictures depicting
several activities that promote learning and
development in: Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development, Literacy, and Science. 
(Please click on the links provided to learn more.)
Everyday at Holly Tree we meet these needs and more, 
 through a variety of activities, with a variety of ages. 
Pay us a visit and see first hand!

Infant Group Time!

Outside Play

Healthy Habits: A Dentist Visits!

It's never too early for Literacy!

Many Blessings to you all!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


At Holly Tree,
Some days are just all about the "happy"!

For more about "happiness" and social and
 emotional development in young children, 
check out the link above from zerotothree.org.

Zero to Three is an organization concerned with all 
aspects of early childhood development, and has great resources 
about a variety of topics, including the one above.

Additional and various parent resources can be found on the 
National Association for the Education of 
Young Children's website, at:

Have a happy day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Learning is Fun at Holly Tree!

From Baby Sign Language
to Science Experiments to Making Friends,
there's something for everyone
at Holly Tree!

It all starts with a healthy breakfast
and a little conversation.

Then a little fun!

Making friends in Music Class!

Learning writing, letters, and numbers!

Exploring the classroom! 

Before the day is out someone might even lose a tooth!

Our days at Holly Tree are filled with joy and learning.
With young children, every moment is a teachable moment! 
Our teachers understand that, so no matter what age the class
is, rest assured we'll be taking advantage of every 
opportunity to help your child learn; even when they're playing!

For more information about 
Play-Based Learning click the National Association
for the Education of Young Children's link below:

Have a blessed and play-filled day!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Holly Tree Way

Smiling and playing and thinking all day,
Talking and learning; it's the Holly Tree way.
We love what we do and we do it with zest!
That's why our Holly Tree is simply the best!

In celebration of Dr. Seuss and the 
National Education Association's
"Read Across America"
our creative and industrious teachers, 
along with their multi-talented students,
have turned our center into

Find out more about "Whos" at Holly Tree 
by clicking the link below!

Also, check out this link for Scholastic Books 
to find out how early literacy benefits 
children of all ages: 

Make sure to check back 
in with us about our very own
Scholastic Book Fair here at Holly Tree!
It's scheduled for the third week
in March. More details to come!
We look forward to seeing you here!