The mission of this preschool is to provide an environment that will enrich the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and educational growth of the individual child.

The following criteria are considered when planning our curriculum:

  1. Self-esteem and positive self-image  are enhanced through individual and group discussion, creative expression (art, blocks, etc), sharing of home experiences and acceptance of each child’s individuality. 
  2. Social interaction is enhanced through group activities and sharing of equipment, singing, group discussion, learning to participate in the daily routine and following the program rules.
  3. Self-expression and communication skills are enhanced through art and dramatic play, block and doll play, singing, puppets and show & share.
  4. Large muscle development is enhanced through climbing equipment, riding toys, group games and outdoor play. 
  5. Small muscle development enhanced through the use of puzzles, manipulative games and toys, cutting and coloring activities and finger plays.
  6. Intellectual growth is enhanced through group discussion, including coincidental and specific references to colors, numbers and identification skills, through the use of puzzles, alphabet letters, number cards, recognition and matching games, books and pictures.

NAEYC Accredited

Tree of Life Christian Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This prestigious recognition is achieved by only five percent of early childhood programs and signifies that our program meets national standards of excellence.

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Tree of Life is a non-profit ministry of the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay. We welcome families and children of all faiths as it is not a prerequisite to belong to the church to attend Tree of Life Preschool.

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