Curriculum

Curriculum

At The Learning Tree, we believe that children learn best when they are having fun!  We incorporate literacy, math, science, gross and fine motor skills, and art to offer a well-rounded, age-appropriate learning experience.  We follow the Utah Education Network's Early Childhood Core Standards, so that your child will enter Kindergarten with a solid foundation of learning skills.  Each of our classes will include:
  • Weekly themes based on the core areas of Self, Community, Science & Nature, and Seasons.  Themes include Weather, Exercise & Fitness, Wild Wild West, Community Helpers, Under the Sea, and many more!
  • Art experiences and projects that explore different styles and mediums.
  • Daily writing and pre-reading activities, focusing on letter recognition and sounds, as well as spelling and writing their name (introduced in 3's and emphasized in 4's).
  • Focus on shapes and colors.
  • Learning stations, including Reading, Dramatic Play, Math, Music, Sensory Table, and more.  Stations are rotated each week for variety, and are designed to complement the weekly theme, as well as enhance fine motor skills.
  • Social skills development, including sharing, taking turns, raising hands, and respecting others.
  • Take-Home-Reading program for children who are assessed as ready-to-read (4's class only).
In addition to all that learning, we also include some fun!
  • Daily snack time to replenish their energy stores and teach a few manners, too!
  • Show-and-Tell.
  • Student Spotlights.
  • Birthday celebrations.
  • Class parties to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day.
Field Trips

We have three field trips scheduled for the 2017-18 school year.  All costs associated with field trips are covered by your registration fee. 

Learning Portfolios

Throughout the year, we will compile a Learning Portfolio for your child.  Their portfolio will include an ABC book, pictures, and a sampling of your child's work.  This will be presented to them at their graduation ceremony at the end of the school year.