Children that will be 2 years old by September 1st of the school year are eligible for our Toddler program.
Our teachers understand that the toddler program is likely the first school experience for their students and they take special care to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment. Through a play based curriculum the children will learn how to interact cooperatively and with kindness towards peers, develop positive attitudes toward learning and a love of school, gain self-esteem and develop independence through age-appropriate hands-on learning experiences.
Class size is limited to 10 students which allows us to maintain a 1:5 teacher / student ratio. Each class also benefits from the presence of a parent helper which further increases our adult /student ratio to 1:4.
Tuesday / Thursday – 8:45am – 11:30am
Monday / Wednesday / Friday 8:45am – 11:30am
Katie Reitman is a friendly and kind educator and lifelong learner. She believes in teaching the whole child through social-emotional, educational, physical and moral development and play based learning. She loves watching children grow, learn and interact with friends and the world. Katie enjoys facilitating an environment rich with tools and sensory activities for children to laugh, play and have fun as they develop educational and emotional skills. Building a caring and nurturing community environment among the students is a priority to Katie and her classroom. She has four children and lives in Glendale. Katie also loves coaching volleyball, basketball and track and cheering loudly at her children’s sports games.
Mrs. Fischer received a B.A. from Virginia Tech and completed her teacher licensure in birth through 6th grade at the University of Richmond. Before starting a family, she taught 5th grade and junior kindergarten. Her two children are Tree of Life alums and she spent five years on the TOL parent board. She lives in Whitefish Bay with her family and loves the beach, exercising and spending time with family and friends.
“I am excited to join Tree of Life in a teacher role. I believe that play is a child’s most important work and am looking forward to creating an environment where children can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them.”
Laura Mohr graduated from the University of Wisconsin with both a teaching and dance degree. She taught fifth grade in Virginia, and was the math interventionist for Cumberland Elementary school here in Whitefish Bay. She has two kids in Whitefish Bay Schools, Emme and Mason, and an adorable puppy, Hugo. She loves anything active and traveling with her family.
“I am so excited to join the community at Tree of Life preschool. I believe all children should learn in an environment where they feel supported, encouraged and loved. I look forward to reading to, dancing with, and having a blast with our class!”
- Welcome / Free Choice Play
- Large Motor Activity – outdoor playground or indoor playroom
- Group singing, hand washing, snack *
- Independent reading
- Circle time, “Hello” song, theme related story
- Music & Movement – get the “wiggles” out
- Art & Sensory activities, free play
- Special story
- Good-bye song