Preschool Class

Children that will be 3 years old by September 1st of the school year are eligible for our Preschool program.

Our teachers are committed to building positive peer relationships and a strong sense of community within the classroom. This positive environment fosters curiosity and active learning. We feature cooperative learning and encourage creative expression through art and music. The program also highlights science experiments and nature study as well as field trips.

Class size is limited to 16 students which allows us to maintain a 1:8 teacher / student ratio. Each class also benefits from the presence of a parent helper.

CLASS OFFERINGS

New for 2019/20, Tree of Life is excited to offer parents more preschool choices! Parents can choose from 2, 3 or 4 day class schedule to best meet the developmental needs of their little ones.

Tuesday / Thursday   8:45am – 11:30am
Monday / Wednesday / Friday   8:45am – 11:30am
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday  8:45-11:30am

Teachers

Mrs. Jennifer Spaid

Mrs. Spaid has been teaching at Tree of Life since 2014. She has a B.A. degree in Speech Pathology and has always enjoyed working with children. She was a preschool teacher and program director in California before moving to Tennessee and starting her family. Mrs. Spaid lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and two kids.

“I love being with kids and am excited to be back in the classroom with my favorite age – three year olds!”

Mrs. Sarah Sifuentes

All three of my children have gone through the Tree of Life program, so I have been part of the community for over ten years, both as a parent and a teacher. I received my BS in Early Childhood education from UW-Milwaukee in 2005 and gained further certification from Cardinal Stritch University in 2010. I taught both Kindergarten and 4th grade before staying home with my three boys. I was very excited to get back to teaching in the classroom! One of my favorite aspects of preschool is the unbridled enthusiasm for discovery and getting a bit messy in the process.

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • Treasure time
  • Large group time
  • Discovery learning / small group time
  • Group bathroom break, snack, show & share
  • Large muscle activities (outdoor playground or indoor playroom)
  • Journals / independent reading
  • Group time
  • Good-bye

ACCREDITATION & ASSOCIATIONS

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