Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun and fellowship!


They won a FREE WEEK of tuition, along with a
Barnes and Noble Gift Card and some cool new books
at our BINGO FOR BOOKS EVENT this week!
We enjoyed a barbeque dinner and lots of fun and fellowship.

We are so happy to have you as part of our Holly Tree family!

Stay tuned for more information (and your chance to win!)
at our upcoming Spaghetti Dinner and Book Fair on April the 9th.
We've partnered with Scholastic Books to bring the fair to you!

Fun and fellowship are always present at Holly Tree! 
On a way too cold and rainy morning last week, staff and  
families enjoyed coffee and hot chocolate in the lobby.
What a great way to start the day!

We are thankful for Mrs. Vela, (our very own barista!)
and for all of our fabulous Holly Tree families. One thing 
you'll find out about Holly Tree; it really is all about family.
We are not just a preschool, we are a community! The Holly Tree 
community thrives on common goals, beliefs, and love. 
We love our children and we love one another.

That's what makes Holly Tree so special!

Stop by for a visit today and see for yourself why
Holly Tree is a great place to be!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bingo For Books!

Please Join Us For A Special Family
And Community Event At
Holly Tree on March 26!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Day At Holly Tree

What does a day at Holly Tree look like?

If you're an Infant, it might look like this! Our Infants 
get special treatment around Holly Tree--
they even get to make their own schedules! :)

 Zeroto says: 
"In the day-to-day give and take of good infant/ toddler child care, children and 
their caregivers relate in a way that looks much like a dance, with the child leading, 
the caregiver picking up the rhythm and following. When a caregiver reads 
and responds to the young child's messages with sensitivity, the child's 
hunger to be understood is satisfied. The conviction that "I am someone who is 
paid attention to" becomes part of the infant or toddler's identity." 

Our young toddlers start to learn about classroom routines
and independence skills, along with sensory skills 
development and language. They also learn about social
interactions and how much fun learning can be!

For some great Toddler parenting ideas 

A Holly Tree teacher's day is busy, fun, and 
full of movement. Our teachers learn all the time just
like our students! Even though they're the experts, they
complete continuing education hours throughout the year,
as well as learn from each other and our Holly Tree children!
Each day is different and exciting. Just like we like it. :)

When Holly tree children start to "get big", so does their realm of development!

They begin to learn what it means to be part of a group and a community. helps explain.

They learn how to use their skills to create and 
intentionally act for themselves.

They begin to understand what being "me" is all 
about and what a good thing that is!

They understand that learning and love
 are the foundations of childhood!

For more about our fabulous Holly Tree classes and community,

We'd love to see your family at Holly Tree!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Holly Tree Friends

We have new friends at Holly Tree!

Below is our new furry friend, Henry.
Henry hangs out a lot in our Toddler classes,
but he's know for hopping around to other classrooms, too!
Come by and meet him if you haven't yet. 
We're trying to show him the love before Easter--
he just might have friends in high places :)

Did you know that research shows the following 
benefits of classroom pets: 

Pets Enrich the Classroom Experience

• Even kids with no exposure to animals or nature in their home environment can see, feel, touch and make connections to the wide world of animals.
• Observing and caring for an animal instills a sense of responsibility and respect for life.
• A pet brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans.
• Kids learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival.
• Students will see directly how their behavior and actions affect others.
• Studies show that the presence of animals tends to lessen tension in the classroom.

Check out the complete article at: 

(The research data didn't include teachers, but we think it should!)

Below are two more new friends you may see around Holly Tree.
They are Mary and Amanda, who both work for our company.
Mary's and Amanda's roles relate to teacher support and family interactions.
We couldn't be happier to have them with their beautiful smiles and helping hands!

Below you can see classrooms of friends learning to work together!
Our two's learned that friends can help you get from one place to another.
That will help them throughout a lifetime, as will working and discovering
in groups, as you see with our Preschoolers. 

 As you can see, there are many kinds of friends our Holly Tree children share.
Familiar and joyful places, things, activities, and most importantly, people, are 
invaluable during the early years. That's why we make sure we provide these 
daily to all the children in our care. After all, here at 
Holly Tree, we're creating childhood!
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