Our program is for both toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-5 years old. We do occasionally enroll children as young as 20 months if they are developmentally ready for the program. Please view this handout to assess your child's readiness.
In the morning we all come together for a special experience of playful singing, moving and celebrating the changing seasons. Music connects us on a unique level that quickly can lighten the mood and bring much joy and excitement to our program. With songs and movements about birdies building their nests, stepping over stepping stones, looking way up high in the apple trees and little jacky frost pinching your nose, the children get to learn songs and verses about each changing season. We are constantly having parents coming to us asking what songs we have been singing so they can sing along with their children at home!
Right before lunch we all gather around together and the children sit quietly and listen to a story told—not read—by their teacher. The beauty of the spoken word sparks their ability to form images and thoughts about the words they hear. We use hand made figures for our stories out of silks, wool, wood and felt to create a special environment for the characters to exist in. Each story is told for a minimum of one week so the children fully experience it and come to expect it as part of the rhythm of their day. We find the children re-creating the story time scene during their free-play and re-telling their own variations of the story. This time is a special part of our program that helps expand the children's vocabulary, verbal retention and concentration.
The Treehouse Nursery and Preschool is an in-home program located in Portland's Hawthorne neighborhood at: 1730 SE 44th Ave.
Click here to see the 2018-2019 immunization numbers for the Preschool.