Tree of Life Preschool runs on a parent-cooperative concept governed by a volunteer Parent Board of Directors.  Parents or family members are required to participate as helpers in the classroom on a rotating basis as well as fulfill one Helping Hands requirement each year.


Parent participation serves a special role in helping to make the classroom a safe and fun place as well as developing a relationship with your child and his/her classmates.  On the day that you help in the classroom your child will be the “Star of the Day” and will be encouraged to bring a few items for Show & Share.

Among the duties and tasks that you may be asked to perform in the classroom are:

  • Play with children
  • Assist with art activites
  • Read books
  • Provide and prepare a beverage and snack for the students
  • Clean up after snack
  • Help supervise children on the playground or in the playroom
  • Prepare for class dismissal


Each family to required to volunteer for one Helping Hands assignment each year.  Among the options are:

  • Classroom Helper – assist teachers with the prep of art supplies such as making playdoh and cutting out materials.
  • Wash dress-up clothes
  • Classroom cleaning / toy washing
  • Assist with vision screening
  • Assist with Family Photography Day

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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