New Nature-Inspired Childcare & Preschool “Sequoia’s Treehouse” is Opening Soon!
Sequoia’s Treehouse Childcare and Preschool, opening September 2015, is a Nature Inspired, Play-Based Childcare and Preschool serving children ages 6 weeks to 5 years with 5 classrooms and 2 spacious exploratory age appropriate outdoor play areas.
Classes and ratios are small so we may give students our full attention. Staffing includes a Director/Lead Teacher, 1 Lead Teacher and 1 Asst. Teacher per classroom (there may be up to 2 Asst. Teachers depending on ratios). The 2 spacious outdoor areas provide children many opportunities to engage in water play, digging, building with sand, gardening, running, and observing weather patterns and nature.
The school is based on the philosophy of early learning that emerged from the pioneering collective work of a group of schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The school is shaped by an emergent, constructivist curriculum and anti-bias practices while encouraging principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment. Our spaces invite curiosity, exploration, creativity and discovery. Skills are learned which build confidence, independence and help children understand their role as a family and community member.
Our program is play-based with some teacher-led activities and a variety of open-ended materials that allow children to build, create, pretend, and use their own ideas. Many of the materials are designed to help children develop the skills needed for later learning. Children have the opportunity to represent their ideas in different dimensions, scales and perspectives. Teachers facilitate their use of materials for more complex projects.
Sequoia’s Treehouse Preschool is managed and owned by Sequoia Hartman, a childcare professional with over 15 years’ experience working with a diversity of families and youth from many backgrounds and family dynamics. 8 of these years are in non-profit management. Sequoia has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies which has a strong focus in early childhood development.
Sequoia has always had a passion for the outdoors but became inspired in providing children opportunities to interact with nature while working on Orcas Island, WA as a naturalist/outdoor school educator.
Sequoia’s goal is to inspire and encourage the love of nature and education within children while bringing families and communities together. Sequoia believes strongly in the expression ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ in that we are here together to encourage every child to believe in their own capabilities to accomplish or do everything while offering the understanding how the integral part our planet plays in their lifelong success.
Enrollment is easy with forms available online at www.sequoiastreehouse.com with an option to pay online as well. Enrollment forms can also be emailed or mailed to families by contacting Sequoia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition and schedules are all available to view in an easily manipulated website. See our coupon to the right. Tours are available upon request.