Friday, June 27, 2014

Science and Silhouettes

What an interesting week we've had at Holly Tree!

The Aquarium Restaurant brought over it's 
aquatic life "Touch Tank" for 
some real "hands on" learning. They also 
brought some free Kid's Meals :)
Thanks Aquarium Restaurant!

The Aquarium offers other learning
opportunities for children at their Opry Mills location.
Check them out at:

A Silhouette Artist visited, too. Mr. Edward Casey's "paper cuts" were certainly nothing to cry over!
He speed and accuracy were amazing!
For more information about this fabulous artist and his work click:

Check out a sample of his work below:

Back to "Science"!!!
Emerald Bay, Salt Water Fish and Reptile Pet Store, 
also came to see us. It was an exciting and informative day...

...even for our teachers!!!

Come visit us at Holly Tree to see what
the excitement is all about!!!
Find out more at:


Friday, June 20, 2014

Let's Hear It for the Boys!

"Kindergarten Boot Camp" is in full swing here at Holly Tree!

Our prospective kindergartners are learning how things
will work once they get to elementary school. 
Going through the "lunch line"
is just one of the many things they will 
be practicing this summer. 

Going to"big school" is a big deal, and our 
Kindergarten Boot Camp helps our children 
make that important transition with confidence! 

We love our Holly Tree dads, and to show it, 
the children made picture frames for a
Father's Day surprise! That rocks!

To find out more about why we think Holly Tree "rocks" check out the link below:

And also check out this link to read about 
bonding between fathers and their very own preschoolers:

Have a blessed and beautiful day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Every day is special at Holly Tree! 

Each day is filled with
Faith, Family, and Fun!
And friends!!!

And parents!!! (And popsicles on Tuesdays!!!)

And hugs!!!

And sometimes...puppets!!! :)

Here at Holly Tree we believe that 
children + love + encouragement + fun = positive development.

The following article from Vanderbilt University's 
Center on the Social and Emotional
Foundations for Early Learning 
has some great information about just this type of development:

Please stop by anytime to see how we 
help promote skills development and 
have fun everyday here at Holly Tree!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Beautiful Babies!

Being a baby is fun! Especially here at
Holly Tree where our fabulous Infant
Teachers inspire all kinds of development
in the sweet children they care for. We're 
happy to have such happy babies, 
and such happy

Matthew 18:2-6

He called a little child and had him stand among them.  
And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become 
like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is 
the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me." 

Matthew 18:10

"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. 
For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Proverbs 22:6

Train a child in the way he should go, 
and when he is old he will not turn from it.

For more about our incredible infant classes
and other classes here at Holly Tree click: