Willow Tree Child Care welcomes children of all races, religion, and nationalities. The goal of Willow Tree is not only to provide an inclusive and diverse community, but also to provide a safe and nurturing environment. The program helps young children to develop mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, and cognitively.
Willow Tree’s program also acknowledges the importance of building a robust partnership between parents and teachers. Working together plays a role in modeling positive behavior as the children grow and develop in a comfortable setting. Every teacher, to the best of their ability, will work together to ensure that the child learns in a safe and caring environment.
Willow Tree only hires teachers who are educated, creative and have a passion for their profession. The teachers work diligently to create lesson plans fostering age-appropriate milestones along with an interesting theme to capture the children’s attention. Children need to play, and it’s the teacher’s job to make learning fun.
Parents are encouraged to get involved with their child’s learning by looking at the beautiful showcases of the children’s work. Also, the newsletters are a valuable resource to the parents. Willow Tree wants to be a comfortable environment for parents too. Parents are also encouraged to use Willow Tree as a resource about their child’s development, or if they just need someone to talk to about raising their child. Willow Tree’s teaching staff are always there to be your support system. Willow Tree’s program doesn’t just serve children, but their families as a whole.
Every child grows and develops at a different rate, and the program encourages being different. Through a robust partnership between the teachers and parents, the child is given consistent support from the school, just as they would at home. Everyone involved with Willow Tree Daycare is considered family.
Willow Tree serves the children an organic breakfast, a hot lunch and a snack, with vegetarian options. The programs are split into four, depending on the child’s age; there is an infant program, toddler program, Two’s and Three’s program, and a preschool program.
The infant program is limited to 7 babies, and there are 3 full time staff to give the little ones plenty of attention. The babies build a sense of structure and routine, and engage in simple activities, to meet their milestones. And of course, there is plenty of floor play.
The toddler program focuses on fine and gross motor skills as well as language comprehension and use. Toddlers are also challenged to build self-care skills such as feeding themselves, putting their dirty dishes away, taking off their shoes and dressing themselves.
The Twos and Threes continue to build their language skills as well as problem-solving skills. More independence is encouraged; as children gain more independence, they not only need encouragement and support, but also firm and consistent boundaries.
The preschool program focuses on self-care skills, as well as social and emotional maturity, motor skill development, and cognitive skills, such as learning their letters and numbers.
Willow Tree uses a Creative Curriculum giving the teachers the ability to incorporate a child’s interests, thus meeting their individual needs. The curriculum focuses on art, music, play, as well as teaching the children Spanish.